Don’t miss an epic lineup throughout the American holiday of live music, food vendors, a beer garden, a car show, hot air balloons, field games, free root beer floats, mini golf and a tug-of-war, all culminating in a glorious display of fireworks once it’s dark.

Fort Worden State Park is a former military base that has since become a center for Lifelong Learning and the home of many non-profit organizations, educational institutions and national traditions.

The “Old School” 4th overlaps with the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, a week-long, total immersion workshop hosted by Centrum, presenting an expansive array of fiddle styles from specific regions of the world. Both events showcase the eclectic, artsy, thriving community that Port Townsend prides itself as being.

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