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Enjoy a festival, join a fun run, tour an interpretive site, or just make your own celebration with a family picnic or camping trip. Choose from dozens of activities and events throughout the year.
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The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit the Discover Pass website.
September 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Oxford Inn and Suites
September 30, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Dosewallips State Park
Come join us at the park as our Park Ranger gives a talk on the constellations and ranger-guided stargazing activities, which include finding the North Star. Dress warmly. Alternate location is the Amphitheater.
September 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - October 4, 2017, 12:00 PM
Discover watercolor painting—it's mysteries, it's idiosyncrasies, it's characteristics, it's luminosity. You will learn about watercolor tools of the trade—the best brushes to use, paints, what to look for in paper, paper weights and finishes, what type of palette will work best for you. Explore what makes watercolor paints different, how to prepare your paper for painting your composition. You will learn about mixing paint—why blue and yellow don't always make green, when to use transparent and opaque watercolors, mixing on paper, glazing and more. We will go over watercolor techniques—brush handling, other ways to apply paint, wet on wet, dry brush, using salt and other methods to add texture.
September 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - September 25, 2017, 4:00 PM
Big Fat Art is a state of mind rather than a specific kind of art. It is all about loosening up and getting past the thinking/evaluating zone and into the creative spontaneous one, where you can be freely expressive.
This workshop gives you the tools to get un-stuck by focusing on process, working in multiples, and having more fun. You can apply this playful approach to your art, whether big fat, teeny tiny, or in between.
September 27, 2017, 3:30 PM - October 1, 2017, 11:00 AM
The workshop offerings will feature a wide variety of styles: jazz, blues, swing, Hawaiian, pop, novelty, and jugband ukulele. Specific classes will include chords, melody, improvisation, playing up the neck, performing tips, and “one off” workshops during the Serendipity Hour. The evenings feature plenty of faculty led jams, which are a highlight for many.
September 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - September 29, 2017, 12:00 PM
In this two-day workshop, you will learn to pull oil paint off of the canvas with a rag or paper towel to create the lights of the subject. Students will continue to finesse their work by adding and subtracting oil paint.
September 29, 2017, 7:30 PM
Don't miss Jack Williams live in concert in the Rainshadow Recording Studio at Fort Worden State Park.
September 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - September 30, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Sacajawea State Park
Experience Living History at Heritage Days held on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30,2017 at Sacajawea State Park. Walk through history at the site where the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery camped over 200 years ago. Experience stories and dancing from the Yakima and Umatilla tribes. Learn Flint Knapping, Dutch Oven Cooking and navigation of the past. Meet fur traders and Mountain Men as they recreate history. Food vendors will be on site.
Schedule of events: Friday, 9/29/17 9:00 am to 4 pm: School children visits;
2:00 pm to 5 pm Living history for the public;
Saturday 9/30/17 10 am to 5 pm: Living history for the public
September 30, 2017, All Day
In honor of National Public Lands Day, today is a State Parks "free day" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park.
Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days.