July 4th Fireworks & Parade!

Fourth of July fireworks in Eastsound is coming up next month, as is the annual Orcas Island Community Parade, which takes place in Eastsound on Saturday, July 7th.

Enjoy the Pyrotechnic Gala over East Sound on Wednesday, July 4th. The Community Band will be performing at Eastsound’s Waterfront Park, starting at 9 pm. The fireworks get underway at approximately 10 pm.

Our Community Parade is held on Saturday, July 7th. The Community Band will entertain prior to the parade, and the event starts rolling down North Beach Road at 12 noon. Our theme this year is Retro Orcas! Want to take part in the parade? Here’s the form – just fill it out and return to the Chamber of Commerce.

It’s Orcas Island in 2018!

Planning your trip to the island? Check out all our member lodging choices. The food and dining options on the island are unrivaled … for restaurants take a look here (and check out our one-page dining cheat sheet.) Island Adventures are everywhere on Orcas! Check out the many Activities the island has to offer, and our varied list of members are ready to help!

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, West Sound 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, called the “Blast”. It gives you a snapshot of the great things happening on the island. Sign up here.  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.

Photo: Damien Stark

Thank You Fireworks Sponsors! Our campaign to help fund our Eastsound Fireworks show on Wednesday, July 4 is underway. We are pleased to accept all donations at the Chamber office (PO Box 252, Eastsound WA 98245), and tax-deductible charitable contributions can be made via the Orcas Island Community Foundation at this link, or mail a check to OICF (PO Box 1496, Eastsound WA 98245).

Fireworks Sponsors!

Gold Level Donors ($500+)
Daniel & Margaret Carper Foundation
Island Market (website)
Rosario Resort & Spa (website)
Islanders Bank (website)
Washington Federal, NA (website)
Gudgell Properties/SeaStar Lodging – Wally & Susan Gudgell (website)
Todd & Lori Doyle – Orcas Island Getaway (website)
David Sturges – In memory of Scott Sturges
Kathleen Dickinson
Janet Brownell & Lance Evans

Silver Level Donors ($250-$499)
D’Haeze Family – In memory of DeVona Morris and Todd Hayes
Orcas Island Realty (website)
John & Christine Thompson – Earthworks Company (website)
Thomas & Melanie Tucker – Islandview Haus (website)
Orcas Veterinary Services (website)
Orcas Island Lions Club

Bronze Level Donors ($100-$249)
San Juan Airlines (website)
Stoltz Kau Architects (website)
Beach Haven Resort (website)
Dean & Audrey Stupke
John Erly
Paul & Sherri Doherty – SPR Enterprises, Inc.
Bob & Maria Nutt – Warm Valley Orchard (website)
Dan Christopherson & Vicki Leimback – Wildlife Cycles (website)
Cindy Morgan – Nest (website)
Tammy Pollard – American Pacific Mortgage (website)
Madrona Point Insurance (website)
Ginnie Ketcham Lee
Howard & Lori Gregg
Bob & Bonnie Morris
Orcas Island Community Foundation (website)