Celebrate the season and taste the region at the Olympic Peninsula Apple and Cider Festival, October 13-15. Hosted by East Jefferson County cider makers, this three-day event...
Comedy returns to the KCPT main stage with October’s production of The Book Club Play! The intimate relationships of a long stable book club are strained when...
With its maritime heritage, artist spirit, and a touch of urban chic, Port Townsend is an easily accessible base camp to the Olympic Peninsula and beyond. Whether on land or sea; indoors or outdoors – Port Townsend has activities for every taste.
The GREAT Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race was created in 1983. A Kinetic Skulpture is a human powered, artistically enhanced vehicle that must go through sand (Kwick Sand), mud,(The Dismal Bog), float on water, and transverse hilly, silly neighborhoods.
Some skulptures are engineering marvels while most are… a mixture of bicycle parts, styrofoam, duct tape, imagination and prayers. Awards are given to each racer whether they want it or not, but the most highly prized award is the Mediocrity Award; the skulpture that finishes in the middle of the pack. Bribes help. Kinetic racers and the glorious spectators must be kapable of having fun without taking the event too seriously.
Saturday’s festivities start at Low Noon begining with a parade downtown followed by a break & floatation test. Later that evening starting at 8:00pm there’s a Koronation Ball where the new Rose Hips Kween will be chosen, an unbelievable event. Live music will be played by a live band. (We tried the zombie bands… didn’t quite work!)
Sunday, the race begins at Low Noon in front of city hall and ends around 5 pm with an awards ceremony.Kinetic Kops will issue citations, kontrolling khaos and konfusion at the event. Bribes will be kollected for the Kinetic Konsortium and the very in-famous Judges.
Romantic comedy, historical drama, documentary, stories of valor… Calling all film lovers! Your pass for the 2013 PT Film Festival has never been more valuable because the Festival has expanded to 6 indoor venues. Of particular buzz is the elegant Silverwater Theatre, Port Townsend’s newest movie theatre. This premier venue sits atop the Silverwater Café with a gorgeous new screen and furniture to match. Be the first audience at 9am on Friday morning. With only 45 elegant seats, this promises to be a favorite, so get there early.
Passes are available online here: http://www.ptfilmfest.com/
Another new theatre opens at 9am Friday- the Broughton Theatre at Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St. Returning again this year is the Peter Simpson Free Cinema in the American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St.- new entrance on Washington, thru the lobby. This theatre opens at 9:15am, as does the Rosebud Cinema. The Rose Theatre opens at 9:30am.
4pm opening ceremonies at Haller Fountain hosted by Joey Pipia welcomes back The Rakers and Hooray- a whole parade of Marilyn Monroes! The Lawn Chair Rhythm Planet Drill Team and Drum Core open our celebration of filmmakers who will illuminate the weekend with insights and stories on the set. With 92 films at nearly 70 screenings, you are going to have a great time deciding what to see next.
Come and participate in the 2013 Jefferson County Farm Tour! Each year the Farm Tour draws thousands of visitors eager to experience a working farm and connect with local farmers. With 24 Jefferson County farms participating in the tour you’ll meet many of the people that are part of our county’s thriving food system.
The farms on this free, self-guided tour span many production systems, including dairy, meat, fiber, fruit, vegetable and shellfish. Jefferson County Farms are located in and around Port Townsend, Marrowstone Island, Discovery Bay, Chimacum, Port Ludlow, and Quilcene.
Make the rounds of the Farm Tour by bicycle as part of the Edible Pedal, a co-sponsored event with Edible Seattle where cyclists can ride from farm to farm, all skill levels welcome! For more details about the Pedal and the Pig Roast please visit edibleseattle.com
For more information on the 11th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour please visit jefferson.wsu.edu