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  1. 18-040 Enjoy folk, traditional music concerts at Deception Pass State Park in July

    The American Roots Music Series returns to Deception Pass State Park every Saturday in July. Now in its 13th year, this summer's outdoor concerts will feature musical performances with influences from the Balkans, Ireland, brass bands and marching music. Read on...
  2. 18-039 Final stop on Chautauqua-State Parks summer tour comes to Whatcom County

    The New Old Time Chautauqua-Washington State Parks Tour wraps up its summer road show beginning June 28, bringing mirth and merriment to state parks and nearby communities in Whatcom County. Read on...
  3. 18-038 Learning and fun are on tap this summer at state parks in east King, Snohomish counties

    Washington State Parks invites the public to participate in an exciting, educational lineup of free summer programs in state parks in eastern King and Snohomish counties—Bridle Trails, Lake Sammamish, Olallie, Saint Edward and Wallace Falls state parks. Read on...
  4. 18-037 Chautauqua tour brings mirth and merriment to Pearrygin Lake and nearby communities

    The New Old Time Chautauqua and Washington State Parks are teaming up to bring family fun, education, food and entertainment to Pearrygin Lake, Alta Lake and Conconully state parks and communities in Okanogan county beginning June 22. Read on...
  5. 18-036 Washington State Parks publishes first guide book

    Washington State Parks has published its first-ever comprehensive guide to Washington’s beautiful and diverse state parks. The 'Washington State Parks Guide' is now available for purchase. Read on...