Orcas Island offers an abundance of natural beauty, as well as a sophisticated mix of arts, culture and great food. The variety of possibilities will make your visit a special one, whether you are visiting for the first time, or you come to the island each year.
Orcas is home to 5000-acre Moran State Park, which features lakes, hiking trails, and public campgrounds. In Moran you will also find Mt. Constitution – the highest peak in the islands, reaching 2,400 feet in elevation. A hike, drive, or bike ride to the top reveals a 360-degree marine view of the San Juan’s and beyond.
Artistic and cultural offerings include our historical museum, performing arts center, public library, and old-fashioned movie theatre. There are many artisans’ shops and studios, featuring local pottery, fine arts, jewelry, textiles, and hand-made furniture and crafts. You can also explore our Saturday Farmer’s Market in Eastsound’s Village Square.
LOCAL EVENTS AND RESTAURANTS Whether you are visiting the island for a few days or staying for a few weeks, there are many fun events happening on Orcas Island, as well as a delicious variety of restaurants and eateries. For a full list of events and dining options, please visit the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce site.
Canceled: Friday, July 3, Deer Harbor Fireworks
Canceled: Saturday, July 4, Community Parade, 12 noon, Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
Canceled: Saturday, July 4, Lions Club Salmon BBQ, 1-7 pm @ Eastsound Fire Station.
Canceled: Saturday, July 4, Eastsound Fireworks, 10 pm, Sponsor: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
Canceled: Sundays, TBD Music on the Village Green Series.
Canceled: July. Olga Daze
Canceled: Saturday, July 25: Cider and Mead Festival. 11 am – 4 pm.
**The status of events noted below for August – December 2020 are unknown as of May 14. Check back for updates.
Canceled: Friday-Saturday, August 1- Sunday, August 2, Orcas Island Fly-In,
Canceled: Saturday, August 1. Classic Car Show; 10 am – 2 pm
Canceled: Wednesday-Monday, August 5 – 10. Doe Bay Fest. Location: Doe Bay Resort
Saturday, August 8. Library Fair. Sponsor: Orcas Island Public Library
Friday-Sunday, August 14-16. Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour. Location: Various studios on Orcas. Studio Tour Website
Wednesday-Saturday, August 12-15. San Juan County Fair.
Wednesday, August 19, Blood Drive, 10:30-4:30 @ Eastsound Firestation
Friday-Sunday, TBD. Orcas Island Jazz Festival
Monday-Wednesday, September 7-9. Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous. Sponsor: Wooden Boat Society of the San Juans
Canceled: Thursday- Monday, TBD. Imagine Arts and Music Festival
Sunday, TBD. Orcas Island Farm Tour. Location: Various farms on Orcas, 9 am – 6 pm. Website & Info.
Thursday, October 8 – Monday, October 12. Orcas Island Film Festival. Location: Various venues on Orcas. Orcas Island Film Fest
Wednesday, October 21, Blood Drive, 10:30-4:30 @ Eastsound Firestation
Saturdays, October-November. Indoor Farmers’ Market. Location: Odd Fellows Hall; 11 am – 2 pm. Orcas Island Farmers Market