July’s Parade & Fireworks!

We are just days away from the annual Community Parade & Eastsound Fireworks show. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, July 1st, beginning at 12 noon. Our theme is “Celebrating Island Creatures” and we encourage islanders and visitors to take part (application form). The Grand Marshals this year are The Odd Fellows of Orcas Island, adorable creatures one and all!

Fireworks in East Sound is scheduled for Tuesday, July 4th at dusk (a few minutes after 10 pm.) The Community Band will perform at Waterfront Park in Eastsound, beginning at 9 pm. We encourage everyone to consider making a tax-deductible donation towards the Fireworks. Click here to make your donation through the Orcas Island Community Foundation.

Thank You Fireworks Donors & Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors ($500 +)
– Daniel and Margaret Carper Foundation
– Rock Island Media (website)
– Rosario Resort & Spa (website)
– Outlook Inn & New Leaf Cafe (website)
– Island Market (website)
– Janet Brownell & Lance Evans
– Jamie Cier & Jes Stanton

Silver Level Sponsors ($250 – $500)
– The Lower Tavern (website)
– Smuggler’s Villa Resort (website)
– In honor of Scott Sturges from the Sturges Family
– Orcas Island Realty (website)
– The Islands’ Sounder (website)
– Doe Bay Resort (website)

Bronze Level Sponsors ($100 – $250)
– The Loft at Madrona Restaurant (website)
– Madrona Bar & Grill (website)
– Stoltz Kau Architects (website)
– Orcas Island Hardware (website)
– The Landmark Orcas Island (website)
– Dean & Audrey Stupke
– Kaaren & David Slawson

Consider a tax-deductible donation at the Orcas Island Community Foundation! Click here.

It’s Orcas Island in 2017!

Pick your pleasure on Orcas Island. It’s a magical mix of arts and culture, lush forests, placid lakes and endless outdoor possibilities. Charming villages of Olga, Deer Harbor, Westsound and Orcas Village dot the island as centers of culture, art and cuisine. Relax and enjoy the island’s quality sampling of restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and museums.

For a dose of the great outdoors, hop aboard a whale watching and wildlife tour. Rent a kayak and see the island paddling along its shores, or jump on a bike and cruise the countryside. Hike the rugged old growth trails of the 5,000-acre Moran State Park to see the expansive marine vistas from the summit of Mount Constitution. On your way, watch for soaring bald eagles, deer, rabbits or more than 250 species of birds that can be seen here throughout the year. Taking in the the sunset over Puget Sound, with fog clinging to the island’s forests, can truly be a spiritual experience.

This beautiful island has something for everyone … kayak in the Puget Sound; climb a mountain trail to enjoy the beautiful vistas; see Orca whales and marine wildlife; stroll through Eastsound village, exploring the small town shops; enjoy a wide array of superb dining choices; or simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the natural beauty of Orcas Island. The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce hopes a visit to our island is in your plans. Please let us know how we can help.

Whats happening

Read the Chamber Newsletter!
Head to the island to enjoy all our events. Check out the Chamber’s weekly Newsletter. It gives you a snapshot of the great things happening on the island. Sign up here. Don’t miss our Community Parade on Saturday, July 1st. The theme is Celebrating Island Creatures! (application). Great food & dining spots on the island are in our Dining Guide. Also check out our Community Calendar.

ferry-linkTaking a ferry to Orcas Island?
The current schedule is found here. Call us at 360-376-2273 if you have any questions. To learn all about the ferry reservation system, just click here: www.takeaferry.com and to make a reservation, you can click on this link: Ferry Reservations.