June 30-July 7The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes is one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the nation. Day-long workshops offer coaching in fiddle, guitar, banjo, piano, singing, string bass, mandolin, and social dance. Evenings will feature intimate showcase concerts and social dancing
July 08 - July 20The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference has been since 1974 at the heart of the thriving Pacific Northwest literary scene. With a focus on community and rigorous attention to craft, the Conference offers morning workshops, afternoon workshops, residencies, guided freewrites, and a vibrant readings and lectures series presented by vital, contemporary writers. Whether you’re new to writing, and seeking an inspirational environment to create new work; looking for advanced post-MFA revision workshops; or simply desire to renew and recharge yourself in a writing retreat, the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference gives you the craft and connections to make breakthroughs in your work.
July 28-August 4The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival Experience the rich tradition of acoustic blues through workshops and live performances. Develop your proficiency in blues guitar, slide guitar, Piedmont-style finger picking, harmonica, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, blues piano, zydeco accordion, bass, and washboard. The schedule features day-long opportunities for playing, informal jamming, an assortment of band labs, and the popular participants' concert. The Acoustic Blues festival also includes mainstage performances at McCurdy Pavilion, and club performances throughout Port Townsend.
Free Fridays at the Fort, Centrum has unveiled the lineup for its "Free Fridays at the Fort" series at the lawn in front of the Fort Worden Commons at Fort Worden State Park. This series is designed for families and individuals who want to enjoy a free hour-long performance. bring a beach chair and blanke, pack a picnic lunch, and enjoy the show!
- July 5: Marley's Ghost
- July 12: Simon Lynge
- July 19: Fiddle Tunes with Josie Sokoloff-Toney
- July 26: Jazz Workshop Participant Big Band
Old Fashioned 4th at the Fort
Thursday, July 04, 2013, 05:00pm Old Fashioned 4th of July at Fort Worden State Park will begin at 5 p.m. with kids games and lawn pinball and capped off with a fireworks show at 10 p.m. Come join us for this old fashioned home spun show.
Annual West Coast Wooden Kayak Rendezvous
Friday, July 26, 2013 The annual West Coast Wooden Kayak Rendezvous is usually the last weekend in July at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend. Bring your home-made kayak or canoe or just come and enjoy the people, boats, and activities. Expect to see strip-built and stitch-and-glue constructed boats as well as traditional skin-on-frame and folding kayaks. The adjacent beach is a great place to paddle or let the kids play. Activities begin Friday afternoon and end Sunday with plenty of time between events to talk and try other people's boats. Demonstrations will cover some of the basic processes of kayak construction.
Relay For Life of Jefferson County
July 27th & 28th, 2013, Noon - Noon at Memorial Field.
July 3rd 9pm "Stars and Stripes Forever" DJ Dance Party with Captain Peacock at the helm.
July 6th Locos Only
July 13 T.S. Fisher and the Smoothe Operators
July 20th Robert Blake
July 27th Lowire