(Note: this event has been rescheduled from its original date of June 2)

As construction begins to wrap up on Taylor Street between Washington and Water Streets, the Port Townsend Main Street Program and the City of Port Townsend invite the public to celebrate with a “Hard Hats & Carhartts” Party on Saturday, July 7, 2012 from noon-5:30 p.m. Gallery Walk follows from 5:30-8 p.m.

“We’re excited to truly see the ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’ for this project,” said Mari Mullen, executive director for the Port Townsend Main Street Program. “Downtown is going to be beautiful when the construction is completed and we want to celebrate with the community.”

The afternoon starts off with children’s activities in selected stores on and near Taylor Street. Visit Sand Castle Toys near Water & Taylor and Whistle Stop Toys in Flagship Landing to join in the fun. The Wandering Angus will be having an Irish Tea Tasting in their store at 929 Water Street and Wild Sage will have a Tea Garden on Taylor Street. A variety of refreshments will reflect Taylor Street cuisine.

The Rat Island Rowing Club will display their rowing shells at both ends of Taylor Street—on the Water Street end and the Washington Street end.

Live music will be featured outside Quimper Sound. Port Townsend’s own Delta Rays will play Cajun, Zydeco, and Rock & Roll dance music from 3-5 p.m.


If you’re holding a yellow Loyalty Card, be sure to get it fully stamped and turned in to one of the participating stores or the Main Street office in the Mt. Baker Block Building by May 31, 2012 at 4 p.m. On June 2 at 5 p.m., a drawing will be held for the winning ticket of the $500 “Taylor Made for You” Loyalty Card prize winner. The winner need not be present to win, and Main Street will notify the lucky winner by phone.

The “Light at the End of the Tunnel” campaign is a collaboration between the Port Townsend Main Street Program, the City of Port Townsend and participating businesses.