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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.

Cama Beach State Park

  1. Artist observations and Sketching

    July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Artistic observations, relax your day. . Connect to place and picture what you want to draw or simply see. Materials are provided. Session begins in historic home (adjacent to store) at the beach. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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  2. Connections with Place - Walk & Explore

    July 17, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the historic store, take a guided walk through the park

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Deception Pass State Park

  1. Guided hikes

    July 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff will lead a family-friendly, hour-long, .9-mile hike along the North Beach Trail, during which hikers will learn about the Deception Pass forests. This one-way hike leaves from the West Beach Amphitheater and ends at the North Beach parking lot. Visitors may leave a car to shuttle or hike round trip. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult

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  2. Junior Ranger programs

    July 17, 2019, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30 to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  3. Evening programs

    July 17, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Join park staff for family-friendly evening programs. Discover how nocturnal animals thrive in a world without light. Programs are 30-minutes long, and visitors of all ages are welcome.

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. High School Writers Conference

    July 14, 2019 - July 20, 2019

    Since 1974, Centrum’s high school writing workshops have been at the center of creative writing education in the Pacific Northwest. Nearly all working writers in the Puget Sound area and beyond point to early inspiration and craft instruction at Centrum as foundational experiences to their writing lives.

    Centrum’s High School Writers Conference brings ardent student writers together with acclaimed faculty for a week of immersion, inspiration, and instruction in creative writing.

    Whether a student is seeking an environment to create new work, looking for revision workshops for works-in-progress, or simply wants to renew and recharge in the creative life, Centrum’s High School Writers Conference offers the craft and connections to make artistic breakthroughs.

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  2. Port Townsend Writers Conference

    July 14, 2019 - July 21, 2019

    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.

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  3. Timber Framing Basics

    July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 19, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Introduction to Timber Framing: A one-week class introducing you to skills, tools and concepts. If you are new to hand tool joinery or new to timber framing, we recommend that you begin with this introductory week.

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Riverside State Park

  1. Wednesdays in the Woods - Rockin' Reptiles

    July 17, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bowl & Pitcher Campground Amphitheater

    Meet, up close, some of the reptiles who call the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center home. You'll learn their many interesting adaptations. Audience members will get to meet Kiki, the 10-year-old tortoise, plus other scaled friends!

    Ice cream courtesy of Riverside State Park Foundation.

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