In the Good 'Ol Summertime
PORT TOWNSEND FARMERS' MARKET
Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
A weekend getaway to Port Townsend would not be complete without a visit to our award winning Farmers' Market ~ With over 70 vendors including 40 farms, 4 artisan cheese makers, 3 cideries, artisan bakers, espresso and coffee, herbal salves, soaps, arts and crafts, live music and more, this is a great way to experience the culture and local flavors of our region!
Located Uptown on Tyler St. between Lawrence and Clay.
Fiddle Tunes Workshop
July 2 – July 9, 2017
Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA
Spend a week living, learning, and playing music with masters of a wide variety of fiddling styles. Fiddle Tunes provides an opportunity to be in community with the bearers of fiddle traditions.
The goals of the gathering are broader than improving your skills as a musician, and include discovering culture through music, learning music in a cultural context, and building lifelong relationships in the fiddle music community. To many, Fiddle Tunes is the finest summer fiddle camp in the US.
Fiddle Tunes started in 1977 as the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. It’s a week-long, total-immersion workshop with a hallmark of presenting an expansive array of fiddle styles from specific regions of the world. Workshops, classes, band labs, tutorials, dances, concerts, singing, open jams, hat parties – all contribute to participants’ experience. Visit the artist faculty page to learn more about the artists and the regional styles represented at the gathering.
Fourth of July: Old-fashioned fun in PT
An “Old School 4th of July” is the theme of a big celebration this year at Fort Worden State Park featuring music, games, pie-eating and tug-of-war contests, and a free firework display.
The event is sponsored by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Thunderball Productions and Centrum’s Festival of American Fiddle Tunes.
People are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, games and anything else they want to share.
The Fort Worden Parade Grounds are open for free parking starting at 3:30 p.m. on July 4; all other parking requires a Discover Pass, available at the park for $30 for a year, $10 for a day.
The sign-up for the pie-eating contest, $20, begins at 4 p.m., with apple pies made by artisan baker Meredith Hotchkiss. The first 12 people to sign up are to compete.
Summer Gala: Sarah Chang Performs Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Sunday, July 9 at Fort Worden’s Chapel Celebrate the OMF’s thirty-fourth season at the opening summer gala featuring superstar violinist Sarah Chang. Chang is joined by an intimate group of debuting and returning artists who perform Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons violin concerto and Mozart’s famous Eine kleine Nachtmusik. This exclusive one-time event includes a post-concert champagne reception with the artists.
The Great Piano Trios
July 15 & 16
OMF Artistic Director Julio Elizalde is joined by Andrew Wan, concertmaster of L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and longtime OMF cellist Jennifer Culp in a program of beloved trio masterworks by Beethoven, Brahms, and Mendelssohn.
Planning is under way for the 21st Annual Sequim Lavender Festival®!
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Friday, Saturday & Sunday July 21, 22, & 23, 2017
POCKET YACHT PALOOZA
The sixth annual Pocket Yacht Palooza will be held Saturday, July 22 at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, and will feature more than 60 small boats on the Commons, along the adjoining beach and next door at Point Hudson Marina.
Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop
July 30-August 6, 2017
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA
The downhome, back-porch vibe of this early acoustic blues program make this week feel like a family gathering. Over thirty of the country’s best acoustic blues musicians take participants on a journey through history and tradition with classes designed to honor traditions as well as build skills and inspire new traditions. Jam sessions stretch from the afternoons until dawn.