If you are scouring the internet, searching for a fun way to spend the weekend, come join us in Port Townsend. Saturday June 28th is the Rakers Car Show, it begins at 9:30a.m. at Memorial Field, downtown. Bring your Active Duty Military ID and get in for free.
Taking place at Fort Worden State Park, Sunday, June 29th through July 6th is Port Townsend’s Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. The workshops are primarily focused on the fiddle, but also include banjo, guitar, accordion, singing, and dance. For those more interested in being a spectator, myself included, they offer concerts and dancing. Visit Centrum.org for all the details, hope to see you there.
We welcome not only an extended weekend but the unofficial start to summer. The weather has been wonderful lately and will hopefully hold out through Monday. Regardless of what Mother Nature decides to throw our way us Washingtonians won’t let a little rain spoil our good time. There is the Shrimp Fest going on in Brinnon, WA the 24th & 25th. If you are looking for live music stop by the Quimper Grange to hear Portland’s New Iberians play Zydeco, Blues, Soul, & New Orleans Rock’n’Roll; you can even join in a dance lesson. Getting hungry? The 1st Annual Port Townsend Artisan Food Festival sounds delicious and interesting!
The 16th annual Lavender Festival is coming up next weekend, Friday, July 20th– Sunday, 22nd. The event takes place in Sequim, WA and includes a street fair, with free admission and parking, as well as self guided, also free, farm tours. This is the largest lavender event in North America and includes seven different lavender farms from around the area. I don’t know about you but I could use some relaxing aromatherapy and with free admission you can’t go wrong. In fact, you will probably see me there.
The 29th season of the Olympic Music Festival is going on now! It hosts concerts Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and runs through September 2nd. It was voted “Best Classical Music Festival” by the readers of Seattle Weekly and I have heard wonderful reviews from those who have attended. The concerts are held in a repurposed barn that sits on 55 acres of what was a turn-of-the-century dairy farm. The property itself is worth seeing, but throw in artists who have performed all over the world and you can’t go wrong. Visit the Olympic Music Festival website to purchase tickets and get driving directions.
Join us in Port Townsend for the one of the biggest festivals of the year – a celebration of Jazz! Week long work shops, culminating in a 3 day week end of music and fun!