• 2018 Strange Brew Fest Jan 26-27

    Enjoy more than 60 brews on tap from over 30 breweries. All the music, entertainment, and sweet seet STRANGE you’ve come to know and love. Hey-a cowpokes!...

Port Townsend has loads of fun things to do in the winter, from getting outside for deep breaths of fresh crisp air to tucking into a warm shop downtown or uptown for some retail therapy. Stay in one of our many cool accommodations and enjoy the winter fare in a cozy eatery and maybe do a bit of storm watching over Port Townsend Bay. And, of course, there are a plethora of holiday happenings to bring you joy and delight! Enjoy a flurry of winter fun in Port Townsend!

Don your wellies and waterproof gear and get outside! Here are a few ideas for you.

  • Take a beach walk from Point Hudson to Point Wilson at mid- to low-tide.
  • Hike the trails at Fort Worden (check out the map in The Commons at the Fort).
  • Cycle the Larry Scott Memorial Trail (pick up a map at the PT Visitor Info Center)

Fascinated by Port Townsend’s history? Explore a museum (or two!).

Calling all foodie fanatics! We have delicious eateries around town and at Fort Worden.

  • Pick up a restaurant guide at the PT Visitor Info Center.

Check out the Farmers Market on Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm, until the last day of the season: Dec. 15  – www.jfcmarkets.org

  • Tour the local wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries.

Looking for a quiet place to enjoy nature? We have beautiful parks, even without leaves on the trees.

  • Chetzemoka Park (Uptown)
  • Fort Worden State Park – www.fortworden.org
  • Sather Park (Uptown)

Can’t get enough art? You’ll love our galleries and live performances.

Want to learn more about our local sea life? Here are some ideas.

  • Bird & Whale watching out of Point Hudson on Nov. 25 and Dec. 31.
  • Port Townsend Marine Science Center (Fort Worden) – www.ptmsc.org
  • Northwest Maritime Center (Downtown) – www.nwmaritime.org

Join us for our holiday happenings and festivals into the new year:

  • Black Friday, Nov. 24 –Let the shopping begin!
  • Merchants’ Open House and Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25 – www.ptmainstreet.org
  • Sprit of the Yule, Key City Public Theatre, Nov. 30 – Dec. 23 – www.keycitypublictheatre.org
  • Community Treelighting and Santa Visit with caroling in the streets. Shops are open later and Art Walk is after Santa lights the tree, Dec. 2 – www.ptmainstreet.org
  • Choo Choo Rides throughout town, Dec. 9 and 16 – www.ptmainstreet.org
  • Aldrich’s Gingerbread Contest Uptown, Dec. 16 – Jan. 24, 2018 – www.aldrichs.com
  • Victorian Open Parlor Tours and Yuletide Brass Ball, Dec. 16 – www.op-s.net
  • First Night Celebration Downtown with the Jefferson County Historical Society, Dec. 31 – www.jchsmuseum.org
  • Fort Worden’s New Year’s Events, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 – www.fortworden.org
  • 14th Annual Strange Brewfest, Jan. 26 and 27, 2018 – www.strangebrewfestpt.com



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