Since its inception in 1977, Centrum’s Fiddle Tunes Festival at Fort Worden State Park has been one of the largest celebrations of traditional music west of the Mississippi.

Artist faculty members from four different countries share a rich history and diverse styles of fiddle music with hundreds of participants in a weeklong, multigenerational workshop. Classes, band labs, dances, concerts, open jams, and informal and spontaneous gatherings culminate in mainstage performances that welcome thousands of audience members to experience the tapestry of North American fiddle styles.

Fiddles on the Fourth

Plus BBQ on the Green
Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 1:30pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Tickets: $32, $26, $16

  • Old Time and Danish from Iowa
    Dwight Lamb and Bill Peterson
  • Western Swing from Colorado
    Junior Daugherty and Sean Pyrtle
  • Buckdancing from Tennessee
    Thomas Maupin with Daniel Rothwell and Casey Miekel
  • Glorious Cape Breton
    Dawn Beaton and Troy MacGillivray

Swing and Cajun Dance

Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 7:30pm
Littlefield Green outside McCurdy Pavilion
Tickets: $16

  • Washington and Missouri
    James Mason and John Stewart
  • Louisiana
    Walter Mouton, Jason Frey, and Mark Latiolais

Patriot Fiddlers

Friday, July 6, 2018, 7:30pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Tickets: $32, $26, $16

  • Old Time from Virginia – Reed Island Rounders
    Betty Vornbrock, Billy Cornette, Kirk Sutphin
  • East Coast Irish
    Winifred Horan and friends
  • Wondrous Quebec
    Stephanie Lepine, David Simard
  • Sunny California – Thompsonia
    Suzy, Eric, and Allegra Thompson

Fiddle Tunes Finale

plus Mo Chilli BBQ on the green
Saturday, July 7, 2018, 1:30pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Tickets: $32, $26, $16

  • Down East from Maine
    Don and Cindy Roy
  • Old Time from West Virginia – The Modock Rounders
    Jesse Pearson, Cody Jordan, Kim Johnson
  • Texas – Last of the Tejano Fiddlers
    Belen Escobedo, Virginio Castillo, Ramon Gutierrez
  • Western Canada
    Patti Kusturok, Jeremy Rusu

Festival Packages

Tickets go on sale to donors April 15; General Public May 1

Includes 4 events held at the McCurdy Pavilion:

  • Wed, July 4, 1:30pm and 7pm
  • Fri, July 6, 7:30pm
  • Sat, July 7, 1:30pm

Package pricing for McCurdy Pavilion Reserved Seating:

  • Section A: $102
  • Section B: $80
  • Section C: $56

Port Townsend & Fort Worden

Located just 2 hours west of Seattle, Port Townsend is the perfect place to indulge your creative side. With its maritime heritage, Victorian architecture, artist spirit, and a touch of urban chic, Port Townsend is an easily accessible base camp to the Olympic Peninsula and beyond.


Centrum’s home is at Fort Worden – the kind of destination that stays with you for a lifetime. Amidst the magnificent natural setting and the influence of its military past, Fort Worden is home to inspiration, education and personal transformation. People gather here to participate in arts and music events, woodworking classes, conferences, camping and outdoor activities, family reunions, weddings, and much more. Originally designed as a military base to protect Puget Sound, Fort Worden evolved into an iconic and cherished state park. The fort – featuring 100 historic structures – spans two miles of saltwater shoreline with views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, and the San Juan Islands.

Click here for detailed instructions about traveling to Seattle to Port Townsend without a car.

Seattle to Bainbridge
Edmonds to Kingston
Mukilteo to Clinton (Whidbey Island)
Whidbey Island to Port Townsend

Sea-Tac International Airport
17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158
Shuttle information

Jefferson County International Airport
Airport Cutoff Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Located less than two miles from downtown Port Townsend, Fort Worden is easily accessible for both locals and visitors.

General inquiries:, (360) 385-3102 x117