Festivals, Events Rock the Peninsula
Special events abound on the Olympic Peninsula
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, and the Hood Canal on the east, the Olympic Peninsula – Washington’s premier destination for eco-conscious travelers and outdoor enthusiasts invites guests to enjoy any number of upcoming events planned for late summer and into the fall.
Paint the Peninsula – Plein Air Event
The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will host this annual Art Show August 22-26, 2016. Special events include a workshop by Christine Debrosky on Painting the Peninsula; a lecture by Master Painter Ned Mueller, a Juried Art Show, artists painting outdoors in various locations around the area and, of course, art on display at the Fine Arts Center. More information at http://www.paintthepeninsula.org/2016-plein-air-workshop.html
40th Annual Wooden Boat Festival
Port Townsend is the setting for the Wooden Boat Festival, September 9-11. Over 300 wooden boats will be on land and in the water; exhibitors, food court, local beer and wine and live music promise a great time for everyone who attends. More information at http://nwmaritime.org/events/wooden-boat-festival/
Dungeness River Festival
The Railroad Park in Sequim is the setting for the annual River Festival which draws kids of all ages who want to learn about the ecology of the Olympic Peninsula. More information is available at http://dungenessrivercenter.org/
Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival
This festival is one of the most acclaimed food festivals in the country! Port Angeles will host the 15th annual event October 7-9, 2016. Features include cooking demonstrations, samples from 14 restaurants, live music, local craft beer, merchant vendors and a chowder cook-off. This promises to be the premiere event of the fall and shouldn’t be missed. Check out the information and plan your visit! http://www.crabfestival.org/.
To learn more about the Olympic Peninsula or to plan your next trip, please visit www.olympicpeninsula.org.
About the Olympic Peninsula
The Olympic Peninsula in Washington is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, and the Hood Canal on the east. It is famed for being home to Olympic National Park, over 600 miles of hiking trails and 73 miles of pristine, Pacific Coast ocean wilderness beaches. The Olympic Peninsula boasts a wide array of activities for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike, attracting visitors from near and far.