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Sequim Lavender Weekend July 15, 16 & 17, 2016
Thanks everyone for attending the Sequim Lavender Weekend!
Be sure to SAVE THE DATE for next year July 15, 16, & 17, 2016.
Sequim Lavender Festival 2016. A world class street fair, lavender farms, and a host of community events make the Sequim Lavender Weekend one of the biggest lavender celebrations in the country.
For close to two decades, Sequim and the surrounding Dungeness Valley have been internationally recognized as the premier growers of this fragrant herb. Family owned farms are prized for the special attention they give to growing the finest lavender in the country. Sequim is bursting with activity during this three day celebration of everything lavender the third weekend in July.
This website is updated as new events and details are finalized. Check back often for the latest information.
Get the details on all of the 2015 lavender events! Check back in the spring of 2016 for updated information.
Learn about Farm Tours
Learn about the Sequim Lavender Festival Street Fair
Learn more about Community Events during the weekend
The City of Sequim is proud to produce the official event map for Sequim Lavender Weekend providing an overview of all of the events occurring during the weekend for the convenience of our visitors.
All of the farms have different activities and featured events during the weekend. Please check the official program, the information on this website, and individual farm and community organization websites for more details on their events.
Looking for a place to stay? Enjoy a great breakfast at the Historic Blue Gull Inn B&B located in Port Townsend. Great dining, shopping and beaches await your visit to the Olympic Peninsula. Have fun at the Lavender Festival.
Download the 2015 map. (4.5 mb)
Check back in the spring of 2016 for the updated map.
Sequim Lavender Weekend Event Map
Find Port Townsend, WA
Find Port Townsend, WA. Perched at the northeast tip of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend is a magical combination of land and sea, with panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, as well as the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges.
Getting to Port Townsend is half of the fun! Located a short ferry ride from the Seattle metro area – it generally takes around two hours to get here from Seattle. You can also drive north from the Portland and Olympia area along scenic Highway 101. If you come from Vancouver, you can drive to Whidbey Island and take a ferry direct to Port Townsend.
- Seattle / Bainbridge Island
- Edmonds / Kingston
- Whidbey Island / Port Townsend
- Victoria, BC / Port Angeles
From Downtown Seattle via Seattle/Bainbridge Island Ferry
Take the Washington State Ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island (the ferry crossing is 35 minutes). Follow HWY 305 for approximately 12 miles to HWY 3 in Poulsbo. Take HWY 3 North for approximately 7 miles to the Hood Canal Bridge. Turn left onto the bridge which becomes HWY 104, take the 104 for 6.7 miles turn right onto Beaver Valley Road/WA-19. Continue to follow WA-19 for 14.1 miles (WA-19 becomes WA-20) go another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.
From South of Seattle or Tacoma
From I-5 South to Tacoma take the Gig Harbor/Bremerton exit 132 to WA-16 W. Follow WA-16 W (27 miles). WA-16 W becomes WA-3 N in Gorst (25 miles). Turn left onto WA-104 W and cross Hood Canal Bridge continue on the 104 for 6.7 miles turn right onto Beaver Valley Road/WA-19. Continue to follow WA-19 for 14.1 miles (WA-19 becomes WA-20) go another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.
From Edmonds or North of Seattle via Edmonds/Kingston Ferry
Take Washington State Ferry from Edmonds to Kingston (approx 25 minutes). Follow WA-104 West for approximately 10 miles through Port Gamble to the Hood Canal Bridge. Turn right and cross Hood Canal Bridge continue on the 104 for 6.7 miles turn right onto Beaver Valley Road/WA-19. Continue to follow WA-19 for 14.1 miles (WA-19 becomes WA-20) go another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.
From Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Leaving Airport, head West on South 170th Street toward Military Road South. (0.16 miles). Turn Left onto Military Road South (1.38 miles). Turn left onto S 188th Street (0.03 miles). Merge onto I-5 South toward Portland (19.63 miles). Merge onto WA-16 West via Exit number 132 toward Gig Harbor/ Bremerton (27.08 miles). WA-16 West becomes WA-3 North. (25.33 miles). Turn left onto WA-104 W and cross Hood Canal Bridge continue on the 104 for 6.7 miles turn right onto Beaver Valley Road/WA-19. Continue to follow WA-19 for 14.1 miles (WA-19 becomes WA-20) go another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.
From Victoria, British Columbia via Victoria/Port Angeles Ferry
Take the Victoria-Port Angeles ferry (90 minute crossing). Click here to view schedules and fares. Ferry exits onto Laurel St .2 miles. Turn left onto E. Railroad St. 0.1 miles, take 1st right onto N. Lincoln St./US 101 E. and continue for 34.2 miles. Turn left onto WA-20, go 7.8 miles and turn left to stay on WA-20 for another 3 miles and you have reached Port Townsend.
From Vancouver, British Columbia via Keystone/Port Townsend Ferry
Follow Provincial Route 99 south to border crossing. Provincial Route 99 S. becomes I-5 S. Go 46.1 miles take exit 230 toward WA-20/Burlington/Anacortes. Go .4 miles turn right onto WA-20 E. make a U-turn onto WA-20 W. Go 11.8 miles turn left onto WA-20 and continue 16.4 miles turn right to stay on WA-20, go 9.5 miles turn right onto S. Main St. go 0.6 miles (S. Main St. becomes Engle Rd.), go 3.3 miles. Take the Port Townsend-Keystone Ferry. You are now in downtown Port Townsend.
Jefferson Transit provides public transportation in our area. Whether your drive or not, we encourage you to park your car in the Haines Place Park-N-Ride Lot and use Jefferson Transit buses and downtown shuttles to get around Port Townsend.
The Park-N-Ride is located next to Safeway on Hwy 20. View Jefferson Transit’s map showing the Downtown Shuttle route and the location of the Park-N-Ride.
June 2016 Events – Port Townsend, WA
Taste of Port Townsend June 14
The Taste of Port Townsend is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 5013c nonprofit founded in 1985.“Committed to the historic preservation and economic vitality of our historic business districts … while maintaining our small town quality of life.
“A fun Experience—Great Food”
“Seriously YUM” Taste of PT Diners
One ticket gives you admission to all 12 dining spots on the tour:
Visit 6 of the 12 dining spots and enter to win THE TASTY PRIZE – Fabulous restaurant gift certificates!
* Indicates a required stop on the tour to enter to enter the Tasty Prize drawing.
- * Apothecarium
1300 Water St.
- Banana Leaf Thai Bistro
609 Washington St.
- The Boiler Room
711 Water St.
- Fins Coastal Cuisine
1019 Water St.
- * The Food Coop
414 Kearney St.
929 Water St.
- Khu Larb Thai / The Little Rose
225 Adams St.
- * Muskan Indian Restaurant
2330 Washington St.
- Necesito Burrito
940 Water St.
- Perfect Dreams Cupcakes
909 Water St.
- The Silverwater Café
237 Taylor St.
- Undertown Coffee and Wine Bar
211 Taylor St.
Purchase tickets online now at http://thetasteofpt.eventbrite.com and save $5 per ticket through June 12, 2012.
Tickets are also available at Safeway, The Food Coop, and Quimper Sound. Adult $30, Kids $20 (12 & under)
1-4 Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival
4 Calder String Quartet at Centrum
5-10 Tales, Texts & Theater at Centrum
3-5 34th Annual Classic Mariners’ Regatta
4 Art Walk – 5.30 p.m. – 8 p.m
5 37th Annual Chili Cook-off, Fairgrounds
5 Chimacum Farmers’ Market Opens! 10am-3pm
9 Taste of Port Townsend 10-13
5 th Annual Steampunk Festival
11 PT Library Book and media sale
11 Pocket Yacht Palooza
17-18 Into the Mystic Faire
18 Raker’s Car Show, Memorial Field, 9am Shipwrecked!, KCPT
19 Centrum Migrant Art
19-24 Voices from The Field At Centrum
22 R2AK Pre-race Ruckus
23 2 nd Race to Alaska Start
24 Free Fridays at the Fort
25 Rat Island Regatta 25-26 Olympic Music Festival,
2pm 26 PT Summer Band, Chetzemoka Park, 3pm,
28- July 3 Centrum’s Voiceworks
May 2016 Events – Port Townsend, WA
Rhody Festival is our unofficial kick off to Summer!
HISTORY OF THE RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL
May 2016 Events – Port Townsend, WA. In 1935, Clive Buttermere, a local businessman, convinced the Hearst
Metrotone News organization to come to Jefferson County and film the
rhododendrons in bloom. Hearst provided “short subjects”‘ to theaters throughout the
United States, and visited Jefferson County in that year to photograph the wild
rhododendrons. As a prelude to Hearst’s arrival, Mr. 8uttermere and the business
community organized a Queen competition so that there could be a group of young
women photographed with the rhododendrons. Nominations were made and the
community could vote on their favorite by shopping at participating merchants.
Dollars spent equaled votes. Myrtle Olsen was voted the first Rhododendron Queen and
filmed by Hearst.
The American Legion, having witnessed the enthusiasm of the community and
the festival spirit that was created, decided to make the celebration of the beauty of the
rhododendrons in bloom an annual event. In 1936 the first Rhododendron Festival
took Place. Royalty was chosen in the same manner and this process of selection
continued for several years. The first festival in 1936 was a one day event with a
parade. As the years progressed more events were added and the length of the
Festival grew. (Visit the Jefferson County Historical Society to see the old brochures)
The Festival was suspended during World War II (1942-45), and resumed in 1946.
The Chamber of Commerce took over the festival leadership in the early 1950’s
and more events were added until it grew to be a week-long celebration. Each year
brought different events: fat man’s race, boat race, golf tournament, baseball
tournament, air show, cow chip throwing contest, bed race, trike race, beard growing
contest, car show, kids’ parade, Queen’s Ball, and more. For many years, the
candidate who sold the most buttons was chosen Queen. During the early festivals,
the publicity tour only included members of Royalty, rather than candidates.
In the 1980’s the festival became a non-profit corporation and not affiliated with
any one group in the County. Volunteers chair the festival as well as serve as board
members. Royalty are provided scholarships from the association to pursue their
education. Button sales and contributions from community members and
businesses fund the festival. The annual budget is spent on candidates’ expenses,
Royalty expenses, float building and maintenance, travel expenses of the float crew
and Royalty to between 10 and 15 parades per year. The travel to other communities
is not only fun, but is a way of promoting Port Townsend and Jefferson County.
1 Art Wave Begins – Childrens’ Art in Stores
1 Opening Day of Boating Season
7 Art Walk – 5.30 p.m. – 8 p.m
7 Wearable Art Show
4 Walk a Mile In Her Shoes
11-15 Centrum Kitchen Culture
16-22 81 st Annual Rhododendron Festival
16 Rhody Royalty Handprints
18 Wooden Boat Wednesday
18 Rhody Trike Race
19 Rhody pet parade and Carnival
20 Rhody kiddies Parade, Bed Races, Hair and Beard contest
21 Rhody Festival – Grand Parade
22 38th Annual Rhody Run
29 Tractor Days – Nordland General Store
30 PT Summer Band, American Legion, 11:30am
29-J 4 Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival
NW Wine & Cheese Tour
OLYMPIC PENINSULA WINERIES
NW Wine & Cheese Tour
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NW Wine & Cheese Tour
May 2 & 3, 2015, 11am to 5pm
NW Wine & Cheese Tour. From new release fruit wines and ciders to locally-made artisan cheeses, the Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour will treat your taste buds to a realm of seasonal delights! Ten wineries located between Chimacum and Port Angeles will partner with local cheese-makers to create unique pairings that signify the flavors of the region, complemented by tasty tidbits prepared by local culinary talent. This savory event will take place on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 from 11 am – 5 pm. Wine specials will be available throughout the weekend.
“Our regional cheese-makers are producing some fantastic goat, sheep and cow milk cheeses that pair exceptionally well with our new wine releases,” says Vicki Corson, president of the Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association. “We invite wine lovers from around the Sound to come and discover some new favorites.”
Online ticket are available on Eventbrite until noon May 1 for $25 plus service fees. Remaining tickets may be purchased at participating wineries during the event for $30. The ticket and glass package entitles you to a special commemorative wine glass, complimentary wine tasting at all ten OPW Wineries and delectable samples of cheese at each winery during the NW Wine & Cheese Weekend. This event does not take place at one location. You travel from winery to winery, visiting the ones you are interested in exploring. Tickets are not required to attend this event. A $5.00 wine tasting fee will be charged at each winery for non-ticketed visitors. You must be 21 or over to purchase tickets and/or participate in wine tasting. All ticket sales are non-refundable.
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries encourage responsible wine touring and recommend that you have a designated driver in your group. Designated Drivers will be offered other beverages to drink and are invited to enjoy all cheese samples at each winery.
- Be prepared to show your ticket at each winery you visit to let us know you have checked-in.
- Be prepared to show your photo I.D. at each winery
- Please do not bring dogs to NW Wine and Cheese Tour. Some wineries welcome dogs on NON-EVENT days.
- Each person in your party will need to be present when checking in, so the winery can check ID’s and distribute tickets
Please Help Us With Our Goal Of Responsible Wine Service…
- No winery will continue to serve or sell wine to any guest who appears intoxicated, even if they have a limo or designated driver.
- Be aware of those around you as you wait at the tasting bar for your sample, make room for others to enjoy the experience as well.
- We recommend limiting the number of wines you sample at each winery and we encourage you to take advantage of dump buckets provided for excess wine.
Wineries Participating in the 2015 NW Wine & Cheese Tour:
1. Harbinger Winery will pair some of its award-winning wines and new releases with the raw, organic cheeses of Cascadia Creamery, located at the foot of Mt. Adams in the town of Trout Lake, Wash. “The Northwest Wine & Cheese Festival is by far our favorite event,” says Winemaker Sara Gagnon. “Wine and cheese are soul mates, and we are always excited to share our research when it comes to creative pairings!” Try cheese samples with alluring names such as Sleeping Beauty, Glacier Blue, and Cloud Cap. Harbinger will also pour its wine made from locally grown grapes, Sieg-MA. “This wine has such an aromatic appeal; it is hard to put down the glass. Match that with the right cheese, and you may as well pull up a chair and call it dinner,” adds Gagnon.
2. Camaraderie Cellars will host Willapa Hills Creamery – delicious cheeses made from sheep and cow’s milk. Visitors can also savor tastybites of Northwest mac and cheese with smoked salmon from Michael’s Seafood and Steakhouse. New wine releases include the 2012 Malbec and 2012 Madrona.
3. Olympic Cellars is celebrating with a Cinco de Mayo theme! Jeremy from Golden Glenn Creamery of Bow, Wash. is back this year with samples of cheese favorites including Lavender Cheddar, Dill & Garlic Cheddar, and some new taste sensations like such as a Jalapeno spiked cheese. New wine releases for pairing include Madeleine Angevine 2014 made with locally sourced grapes; Chardonnay 2014, Unoaked with fragrances of mango, lemon peel and a fleeting whiff of truffle; and Dungeness Red – Lemberger 2013, an “Old World” grape with origins in Austria and Germany, this is Olympic Cellar’s heritage wine. Chef Dave from Bella Italia will prepare Chili, and Rose City Pepperhead’s Pepper Jelly with Cream Cheese will be available for sampling. Local jazz musician Al Harris will perform from Noon – 2 p.m. on Saturday.
4. Wind Rose Cellars will be pairing its award-winning wines with the award-winning cheeses of Chehalis’ Black Sheep Creamery. A new vintage of Bell Bottom White, a delicious off dry Muscato, will be released for the tour. On Saturday at 7 p.m., the winery will host jazz singer Jenny Davis and award-winning pianist Eric Verlinde. Both are Seattle natives, recording artists, and long-time stewards of jazz in the Pacific Northwest and Canada.
5. Eaglemount Wine & Cider will be pairing its wines and ciders with cheeses from Whiskey Hill Goat Dairy, a small local producer of several varieties of aged goat milk cheese, and Crimson Cove Smoked Specialty, a smoke house located in Poulsbo specializing in smoked cheeses. New releases include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Rhubarb Cider and Raspberry Ginger Cider.
6. Alpenfire Cider will pair three hard ciders with Chimacum Valley Dairy’s West Valley Wheel Cheese and nut-based pastries from Port Townsend’s Pastry Design by Anca. Ciders include Spark! Semi-Sweet, a refreshingly light customer favorite made with a combination of Alpenfire’s traditional cider apples and Lazy J’s heirloom varieties; Calypso Blackberry Rum Cider, a full-bodied cider made from heirloom apples fermented with fresh Greysmarsh Farm blackberries and bottle conditioned; and Smoke Barrel Aged Cider, a smoky-oaky after dinner tipple style cider fermented in whiskey and mead barrels. Alpenfire’s organic small batch hard cider vinegars will also be available, from Orleans style to a bright, fermented raspberry wine vinegar made with berries from Greysmarsh Farm.
7. FairWinds Winery sample the Gewürztraminer with a cheesy fondue. Appetizers served with Mt. Townsend Creamery cheeses will be paired with the latest wine releases. Discover your own favorite combination of wines made with FairWinds’ innovative approach and Mt. Townsend’s one-of-a-kind cheeses.
8. Lullaby Winery will feature a curated selection of cheeses from France and the Pacific Northwest for pairing with its wines. The patio will be open and visitors will be able to purchase wines by the glass to enjoy with cheese platters.
9. Marrowstone Vineyard located in the town of Nordland on Marrowstone Island, is teaming up with Mt. Townsend Creamery to offer pairings of three new wine releases with delicious, locally made cheeses. Visitors can sample Cirrus, a Pacific Northwest variation on the traditional French Camembert, paired with 2014 Wedding Day Chardonnay; Seastack, an earthy and complex cheese, paired with the 2014 Riesling Come Home; Off-Kilter, a cheese made with Pike Brewing Company’s Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale that pairs nicely with the 2014 Gewürztraminer; and Red Alder, aged and nutty with the 2013 Black Cat Pinot Noir.
10. Finnriver Farm & Cidery is celebrating the sweetness of Spring with the release of its Honey Meadow botanical cider and honey-fermented Cyser. Enjoy these sips of the season with beautiful bites of chèvre from local goat dairy, Mystery Bay Farm, a small scale, family farm operating on five acres on nearby Marrowstone Island. Mystery Bay produces award-winning farmstead goat milk cheeses using only the milk of their animals, which are raised with rotational grazing on pasture. Visitors will also enjoy Pane D’Amore cheese sticks hot out of the oven! Cheese, cider, spring…what more could one ask?
Take a spring drive to the beautiful Olympic Peninsula and enjoy a tour that’s too good to miss!
Food Farms Arts Crafts Music More!
Port Townsend Saturday Market, 2011 WA State Market of the Year
April 2016 – Events in Port Townsend, WA. The Port Townsend Saturday Market is a lively community hub in the center of up town Port Townsend. One of the largest small town markets in the nation, Port Townsend Saturday Market hasover 70 vendors each week including: 40 farms, 4 artisan cheese makers, 3 cideries, artisan bakers, espresso and coffee, herbal salves, soaps, and arts and crafts. Come get your groceries for the week, enjoy a delicious meal and live music. Open the first Saturday in April through the third Saturday in December, 9 am-3 pm from April through October, 10 am- 2 pm from November-December.
Check out the video of the Saturday Market.
Because once a week is not enough
Polk St, Port Townsend, WA 98368
April 2016 – Events in Port Townsend, WA. You have to cook everyday, and you don’t want to use produce that has been sitting around since Saturday. Wednesday is the perfect day to head back to the market. Its midweek, you can come after work- the market starts at 2:00. There’s food and music. It’s a great place to shop or relax on the grass.
The Wednesday market is a farm and food only market, no crafts. It is generally a more relaxed slower paced market than Saturday’s festival like atmosphere. Many of the same growers from the Saturday Market sell at Wednesday as well: Red Dog Farm, Midori, Finnriver, SpringRain and more. You will also find some other great local food from vendors including: Pane D’Amore and Crust.
APRIL 2016 – Events in Port Townsend, WA
2 PT Farmer’s Market Opens! 9am – 2pm
2 Art Walk – 5.30 p.m. – 8 p.m
9 JeffCo Library Book Sale
9 WBF Spring Symposium
15 Scandia Dinner
22 Wheel-in Drive-in Opens!
20 Wooden Boat Wednesday
22-23 Granny’s Attic at Cape George Colony
23 Earth Day Spring Clean up
23 WBF Maritime Swap Meet
23 PT Rotary Auction
23 PT Community Orchestra Concert Women in Jeopardy KCPT
24-29 Water World At Centrum
27-M 1 Centrum’s Choro Workshop
29 NW Big Band Concert
30 19th Annual AAUW/UWF Kitchen Tour
March Events Port Townsend. Presented over two weekends, PT PlayFest features six winning one-acts by Jefferson County playwrights, open rehearsals of plays-in-progress, playwriting workshops, and more.
Jefferson County talent will be showcased in premieres of six plays by winning playwrights of the 2016 Port Townsend Arts Commission’s One-Act Play Competition: Christopher Clow, Doug Given, D.D. Wigley, Christopher Clow, Judith Glass Collins, and new playwright Hewitt Brooks. Three plays receive staged readings; three receive full productions.
“Locals Weekend” (March 3-6, 2016) features the winning one-acts and precedes the jam-packed “Festival Weekend” (March 10-13, 2016), with three days of back-to-back events.
Two notable regional playwrights were invited to spend a week in residence, workshopping their full-length plays in progress. In Richard Dresser’s “War Stories”, Master Sergeant Boyd Cassidy, a Vietnam vet, is in a high-end Phoenix hotel to finally receive the recognition he deserves after years of turmoil—until a knock at the door sends him into a horror more profound than anything he faced on the battlefield. In Duane Kelly’s “Escorting Tom”, Carol will be leaving her inept and isolated husband, but her secret plan to help him survive without her goes wildly off the rails.
KCPT’s featured guest playwright this year will be Darrah Cloud, whose play “The Posthumous Democrat”, the dramatic story of a composer, Catherine Starr, whose famous, connected conservative father leaves her a legacy both enormous and crippling. This full-length play will be directed by KCPT Artistic Director Denise Winter. Darrah will also be teaching the free playwriting workshop sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission on Saturday, March 12, from 10 am – 1 pm. This will be followed by Darrah’s fee-based playwriting intensive Sunday, March 13, from 10 am – 1 pm (space is limited).
To register for one or both of these workshops, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-379-0195.
The $35 Festival Pass grants access to all performance events both weekends. Writer’s Passes are $95 and additionally include the playwriting intensive taught by Darrah Cloud.
Single show tickets and passes are available from the Playhouse Box Office at 360-385-KCPT, or online at http://www.keycitypublictheatre.org/ptplayfest/
Port Townsend’s Victorian Festival 2016
The 2016 Victorian Festival will celebrate Port Townsend’s extrordinary history and culture and is scheduled for March 18-20, 2016. Tickets now on sale!
Victorian Pub Crawl Friday Night
Kick off Friday night with our pub crawl – featuring saloons, “shanghai tunnels,” and fine vintage cocktails through a staggering selection of Port Townsends (in)famous watering holes.
Lectures, exhibitions and more
We invite you to celebrate the extraordinary Pacific Northwest history and architecture preserved in Port Townsend’s historic uptown and downtown districts.
Join us March 18-20, 2016
For a celebration of our region’s 19th Century history – bringing together scholars, enthusiasts and curiosity-seekers from across the Pacific Northwest.
March 18-20, 2016
Victorian Heritage Festival
Port Townsend and Fort Worden
Kick off the weekend with the Victorian Pub crawl, featuring saloons, “shanghai tunnels,” and fine vintage cocktails. Tour inside Victorian buildings, attend lectures, a Victorian fashion show and Ball plus much more.
We look forward to welcoming you to Port Townsend!
Events in MARCH – 2016
5 Art Walk – 5.30 p.m. – 8 p.m
6-11 Explorations at Centrum
3-13 PT Playfest, KCPT
12 PT Library Book Sale
16 Wooden Boat Wednesday
18-20 Victorian Festival
18-20 Insider’s Historic Building tours
19 14th Annual JeffCo Community Garage Sale
Plan your next meeting in Port Townsend
Many Venues – One Unified Service
Meet in Port Townsend. Thank you for considering Port Townsend for your next meeting or conference!
Port Townsend is not your typical meeting venue where you’re stuck under one roof for days on end during a conference. Quite the contrary. We offer you something fresh, fun and even a little eclectic, in a beautiful setting while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
The collaborative creativity of each meeting venue is leveraged under the single unifying leadership of our Port Townsend Meetings & Conferences staff. This enables “one stop shopping” for all your meeting, lodging, transportation, dining and Port Townsend experiences.
Here you can meet, share ideas, learn new things and get your work done while enjoying everything Port Townsend has to offer. We cater to your professional needs with comfortable, well-equipped meeting spaces, filled with natural light yet with the ability to darken the room for media needs. We have high-speed Internet capabilities to accommodate video streaming and linkage to other meetings that may be going on simultaneously.
There are endless things to do when you’re not meeting. Go for a hike. Walk along the beach. Ride a bike. Play a round of golf. Explore a museum. Learn about wooden boats. Take in a local play.
The new Northwest Maritime Center has a stunning meeting space in a Gold-Certified LEEDS green building with spectacular views of the sea and mountains. And, of course, there’s 434 magnificent acres at Fort Worden State Park with conference spaces for every need. It’s the largest venue in Port Townsend.
When you book your meeting or conference through us, we are able to offer you complimentary services with “one-stop shopping.” Our professional staff acts as a liaison between your association, company or group and our lodgings, meeting facilities, caterers and attractions. We also offer a wide variety of promotional tools to assist you, such as photos, brochures, and videos.
Our staff is ready to help you create the perfect Port Townsend event. If you are ready to submit your RFP, please use our online form.
Call or email us today and let us help plan your next meeting here in beautiful Port Townsend.
Meetings and Events Coordinator
Port Townsend Meetings & Conferences
Romance is in the air with Valentine’s Day just a few short weeks away. This year it falls in the middle of a three-day weekend—perfect for an escape with your sweetheart to Port Townsend for a romantic weekend getaway! We have a wide array of fantastic accommodations to suit your style. Click here for choices and to book your reservation. Many of our restaurants are offering Valentine’s specials too. For more details, contact our Visitor Information Center at email@example.com or 360.385.2722.
Start the long weekend off right on Saturday, February 13 at 7 pm at the Queen of Hearts Ball at the Commons at Fort Worden. Key City Public Theatre and Fort Worden are proud to present an evening of spectacular entertainment featuring “Rock-n-Soul” music by Freddy Pink. Admission includes two cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a delicious appetizer bar as well as a dessert bar. Washington wines, craft beers, cocktail specials and Bellini’s will also be featured. Make your reservations by calling 360.344.4400.
The next morning, Valentine’s Day, enjoy a Sweethearts Brunch from 10 am to 2pm at the Fort Worden Commons. Call 360.344.4400 for reservations.
With Port Townsend as your home base, tour the Olympic Peninsula Wineries for their luscious Red Wine and Chocolate event over two weekends: February 13-15 and 20-21, from 11am to 5 pm. You’ll love the classic pairings of handcrafted Washington wines and chocolate delights, and, of course, the spectacular scenery en route to each winery.
The ticket and glass package entitles you to a special commemorative wine glass, complimentary wine tasting and chocolate samples at the 10 participating wineries.Book here for online tickets.
Love fishing? Register now for the Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby’s $10,000 Winter Blackmouth Classic, February 19-21. Learn more online!
Launch your boat at Port Townsend’s Boat Haven Marina and head out to the Strait with over 500 miles for fishing, from Tongue Point in the west through Freshwater Bay, Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Marrowstone Island, Port Ludlow, to Whidbey Island in the east.
And if fishing isn’t your passion, but it is for your spouse/partner, stay in Port Townsend and enjoy meandering through our boutique shops and galleries, then grab a bite to eat at one of our delicious eateries.
The sailboat racing season opens with the 25th Annual Port Townsend Shipwrights’ Regatta on February 27. Boats of all construction are welcome. As always, the race is open to folks who would like to try sailboat racing, but do not have a boat. Non-boat owners are encouraged to show up at the Skippers’ Meeting and be connected with skippers looking for crew.
The regatta is presented by the Northwest Maritime Center, Wooden Boat Foundation, and Edensaw Woods, Ltd., in conjunction with the Port Townsend Sailing Association.Find out more online.