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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. You can submit your state park event via email to get it placed on the calendar. 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.

Fort Worden State Park

  1. Jazz Port Townsend – The Workshop

    July 23, 2017 - July 30, 2017

    You will receive focused instruction as you rehearse in combos or vocal classes. Jazz theory sessions provide valuable information for increasing your skills as an improviser. Master classes are conducted each day by faculty members who cover topics specific to their chosen instruments. “Faculty Presents” concerts each afternoon give you a chance to hear performances in an intimate setting. The workshop culminates in a series of “Students Present” concerts in which all participants have an opportunity to perform.

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  2. ART CAMP: Monsters Mild & Wild

    July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017

    Students will create reed frameworks, then cover them with tissue mache. All kids, ages 6-10, are welcome. Children will arrive daily at 10 a.m. at Port Townsend School of the Arts in Building 306 at Fort Worden State Park. Pick up will be at noon. The week will end at PTSA with an exhibition for family and friends, showcasing the art created by campers throughout the week.

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  3. Nature-Inspired Art & Text

    July 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - July 30, 2017, 4:00 PM

    Students will combine hand cut stencils and handwriting on small format paper. They will transform drawing materials, acrylic paint, medium, and resist techniques to create multiple transparent layers that sandwich the elements of image, text and texture. Creating richly layered pieces that have a striking, print like quality. These techniques link together allowing endless opportunity for individual expression. You will complete this class with fresh ideas and a hand-constructed portfolio to house a new body of work. All levels welcome.

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  4. Acoustic Blues Festival and Workshop

    July 30, 2017, 4:00 PM - August 6, 2017, 12:00 PM

    The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues workshop is held at Fort Worden State Park, one of the Pacific Northwest’s most stunning and inspiring landscapes. Participants can stay in dorms and eat in the Commons (a gathering place at the center of campus where local, sustainable foods are prepared by artisan chefs). The teaching artist-faculty also stay in housing on the Fort Worden campus, lending that family gathering feeling that makes this week more than just a workshop. More than 30 of the country’s best acoustic blues musicians take participants on a journey through history and tradition with classes designed to honor traditions as well as build skills and inspire new traditions. Jam sessions stretch from the afternoons until dawn.

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  5. Marine Biology Afoot & Afloat

    July 31, 2017, 9:00 AM - August 4, 2017, 4:00 PM

    This camp takes marine biology skills to the next level through hands on activities. Students do scientific investigations while they sail aboard Northwest Maritime Center vessels . On shore, students participate in intertidal surveys and labs in the touch tanks and exhibits. Campers work together as a team while learning to be stewards of the marine environment.

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  6. ART CAMP: Brilliant Batik

    July 31, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 4, 2017, 12:00 PM

    Batik is a "resist" process for making designs on fabric. The artist uses wax to prevent dye from penetrating the cloth, leaving "blank" areas within your work. All kids, ages 6-10, are welcome. Children arrive daily at 10 a.m. at The Port Townsend School of the Arts in Building 306 at Fort Worden State Park. Pick up of the kids will be at noon. The week will end at PTSA with an exhibition for family and friends, showcasing the art created by campers from throughout the week.

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