Event features music, dance, food, crafts and family activitiesOLYMPIA – July 25, 2018 – The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the 11th annual Cambodian Cultural Celebration at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines.The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Saltwater State Park, 25205 8th Place S., Des Moines. (Driving directions.)
The event celebrates the culture of the South Puget Sound Cambodian communities through traditional music, dance and drumming, along with activities, contests, displays and demonstrations for the entire family. Cambodian food will be available for purchase. Everyone is welcome.
Artists, performances and cultural organizations include:
The event is free; a Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park.
The Cambodian Cultural Celebration is a part of a broader series of events celebrating Washington’s diverse cultures presented by the Folk and Traditional Arts Program, with funding provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as support from the Washington State Parks Foundation.For more information about the Folks and Traditional Arts program, including upcoming events, visit: http://parks.state.wa.us/folkarts, or contact Makaela Kroin, Program Coordinator, at Makaela.Kroin@parks.wa.gov or (360) 902-8635.
Saltwater State Park is a camping park featuring 1,445 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound, halfway between the cities of Tacoma and Seattle. The two cities jointly buried a hatchet at the park during the 1926 park dedication as a symbol of the end of their mutual competition. The park is a recreational destination nestled in the core of urban living, with forested trails and beach access. For more information about Saltwater State Park, visit: http://parks.state.wa.us/578/Saltwater.
Media contacts:Makaela Kroin, (360) 902-8635Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604
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.