Free performances celebrate diverse cultures
OLYMPIA – May 12, 2015 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks Program today announced the summer schedule of performances and dances in parks taking place throughout the state.
Events feature folk and traditional music and dance representing a variety of communities from around the Pacific Northwest. The performances are free. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to parks.
Performances listed by county are as follows:
SKAGIT COUNTY Salish Sea Native American Cultural Celebration: Samish and Swinomish Canoe FamiliesNoon to 4 p.m., June 6Deception Pass State Park, Bowman Bay area, Fidalgo Island
THURSTON COUNTYCanoe Families Celebration: Chehalis, Nisqually, Puyallup Canoe FamiliesNoon to 4 p.m., June 13Millersylvania State Park, Olympia
PACIFIC COUNTY First concert of the 10th-annual Waikiki Beach Concert Series: Napua and Friends (Hawaiian music and dance) 7 p.m., June 13Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco
ISLAND COUNTYAmerican Roots Music Series 7 p.m., Every Saturday in JulyDeception Pass State Park, West Beach Amphitheater, Oak Harbor
ISLAND COUNTY Kick Up Your Heels and Dance! 7 to 9 p.m., Second, Third, Fourth Saturdays in JulyCama Beach State Park, Cama Center, Camano Island
KING COUNTYSoutheast Asian Cultural Celebration: All-day festival featuring music, dance, storytelling from Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia.11 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 18Saltwater State Park, Des Moines
WHATCOM COUNTYInternational Concert Series 2 p.m., First four Sundays in AugustPeace Arch State Park, Blaine
KING COUNTYCambodian Cultural Celebration: All-day festival featuring music, dance, crafts and food11 to 4 p.m., August 22 Saltwater State Park, Des Moines
OKANOGAN COUNTYCelebrating Cultures Music Festival 2 to 5:30 p.m., August 29 Pearrygin Lake State Park, Winthrop
About the Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program The program is a partnership of Washington State Parks and Northwest Heritage Resources, with funding provided by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Washington State Parks Foundation. For more information, contact Debbie Fant, Folk & Traditional Arts Program Coordinator, at Deborah.Fant@PARKS.WA.GOV or 360-902-8635.
About Washington State ParksThe Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
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Media contacts: Debbie Fant, (360) 902-8635Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388