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Posted on: July 27, 2016

16-047 Celebrate National Lighthouse Day at Admiralty Head

Admiralty Head Lighthouse at sunset

Update - 8/3/16: The 133d Army National Guard Band Brass Quintet, originally scheduled to play, had to cancel. The Shifty Sailors will provide the musical entertainment for this event.

OLYMPIA – July 27, 2016  – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and partners invite the public to celebrate National Lighthouse Day at Admiralty Head Lighthouse in Fort Casey Historical State Park on Whidbey Island.

National Lighthouse Day is officially Aug. 7, but the celebration at Admiralty Head is 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at Fort Casey Historical State Park, 1280 Engle Road, Coupeville. (Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/5utAbDkLgKR2)

The free family-friendly event includes craft making for children, music by the 133d Army National Guard Band Brass QuintetShifty Sailors, food vendors, a tailgate barbecue and Sweet Momma’s Cotton Candy. The lighthouse will be open for exploring during the event.

This celebration is co-sponsored by Lighthouse Environmental Programs (LEP) and the Keepers of the Admiralty Head Lighthouse, both based on Whidbey Island. LED’s mission is to educate the public about Island County’s cultural and environmental heritage and to protect the environment. The Keepers group raises funds to help preserve Admiralty Head Lighthouse and also provides historical interpretation through its volunteer docent program.

For more information about Fort Casey and the Admiralty Head Lighthouse, visit: http://parks.state.wa.us/505/Fort-Casey

To learn more about National Lighthouse Day, visit the American Lighthouse Foundation’s website at: http://www.lighthousefoundation.org/museum/natllighthouseday_info.htm

Washington’s state parks offer events and activities throughout the year. Visit our online calendar to learn more: http://parks.state.wa.us/Calendar.aspx



About Washington State Parks

The 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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Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

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