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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.
July 15, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park
Join us in front of the store to blow bubbles that can get 20 feet long. Fun for all ages. Learn how to be able to do this at home.
July 15, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park
located next to the beach store
July 15, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses
A Ranger will set up in front of the store with cool nature or history items to see and feel. The Ranger will share information about the items and try to answer all questions (see if you can stump the Ranger).
July 15, 2018, 11:15 AM - 2:45 PM @ Dash Point State Park
Not only will you witness Puget Sound's multitude of marine plants and animals, you'll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more.
July 15, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park
Stop by our Discovery Center at Rosario beach anytime from noon to 4 p.m. to check out the displays or talk with our expert volunteers from the Deception Pass Park Foundation. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) bathhouse, the center is jam-packed with animal pelts, microscopes, tide pool critters and a coloring table. A visit here should be on your must-do list while in the park.
The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.
July 15, 2018 - July 22, 2018
The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference has been since 1974 at the wild heart of the thriving Pacific Northwest literary scene. With a focus on community and rigorous attention to craft, the Conference offers morning workshops, afternoon workshops, residencies, guided freewrites, and a vibrant readings and lectures series presented by vital, contemporary writers.
Whether you’re new to writing, and seeking an inspirational environment to create new work; or simply desire to renew and recharge yourself in a writing retreat, the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference gives you the craft and connections to make breakthroughs in your work.
July 13, 2018, 9:00 AM - July 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Grayland Road Beach Approach
Hundreds of colorful kites dancing on the ocean breeze. Come as a spectator or bring a kite and join in on the activities for all ages. Kite competitions, children's kites and teddy bear drops.
July 15, 2018, 9:00 AM
Become a Junior Ranger! Activities and games for children will entertain adults as well. Adults are required to stay with their children during programs.
Meet at the amphitheater near the day use/swim beach parking lot.
July 15, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park
Join Friends of Lime Kiln Society's naturalists as they lead explorations of the park and tidepools while sharing all of the cool things in our very own special microcosm of the Salish Sea. Meet at the park Interpretive Center. Please be sure to bring water and wear appropriate gear for rocky trails and shoreline conditions.
July 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Penrose Point State Park
Get to know the unique animals that inhabit the intertidal zone with biologists and volunteer naturalists! Our low-tide walks are FREE and suitable for all ages. Each beach walk will last 60-90 minutes and includes a lesson on beach etiquette.
July 15, 2018, 11:15 AM - 2:45 PM @ Saltwater State Park
June 1, 2018 - September 3, 2018 @ Mount St. Helens Interpretive Center
These interpretive talks will immerse visitors in the history of Mt. St. Helens. Participants will travel through time to learn about the devastating 1980 eruption, the ever-changing landscape and story of recovery, the incredible return of wildlife and the important job volcanologists perform every day monitoring the Cascade Mountain range of volcanoes. Programs last 15 to 20 minutes and take place outside at the amphitheater.
July 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Mount St. Helens Interpretive Center
Visitors will explore the wetland ecosystem of Silver Lake on a flat, slow-paced, 45-minute guided walk. Created from a Mt. St. Helens' eruption thousands of years ago, this area is home to unique flora and fauna, as well as an abundance of migratory birds. All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. Program information is advertised daily on the visitor's center front bulletin.