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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.

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  1. Calendar Overlay Cama Beach State Park (1)
  2. Calendar Overlay Deception Pass State Park (2)
  3. Calendar Overlay Fort Worden State Park (4)
  4. Calendar Overlay Lake Easton State Park (2)
  5. Calendar Overlay Moran State Park (2)
  6. Calendar Overlay Palouse Falls State Park (1)
  7. Calendar Overlay Peace Arch State Park (1)
  8. Calendar Overlay Seaquest State Park (1)

Cama Beach State Park

  1. Ranger Talk

    August 18, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    A Park Ranger brings cool stuff out to a table in front of the historic store and interacts with guests on what the items are and how they were used. Items that could be on the table include: a whale rib, red tail hawk (stuffed), a beaver (stuffed), whale lice, and many other items the Ranger thinks are cool.

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Deception Pass State Park

  1. Junior Ranger activities and ceremony

    August 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children ages four and up may turn in their completed Junior Ranger booklets and become Washington State Parks Junior Rangers during a special Junior Ranger ceremony. Park staff will host activities at 10 a.m. Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. br>
    The self-guided Junior Ranger program encourages children to discover the natural and cultural wonders of Washington through exploration, games, volunteerism and creative activities. Junior Ranger booklets can be picked up at any Deception Pass program or in the park office.

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  2. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    August 18, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. "Please Be Seated" Chair Making

    August 12, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Students will design and produce seating from their own inspiration. Possible projects range from a small stool or bench to developing a chair prototype while learning about the joy and complexities of seating design. We will review the attributes of wood and how its properties relate to chair structure and fabrication. Discussions will include techniques of joinery, ergonometrics of seating, as well as the sculptural considerations of designing furniture viewed completely “in the round.”

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  2. Learn to Paint Using Acrylics with Julie Read

    August 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 18, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Learn to paint using acrylics in this 6-week course. Students will explore a range of acrylic painting techniques to create soft images inspired by nature, and also bold, bright, wild creations that acrylics are known for. Each assignment will guide students step-by-step through planning for a painting, preparing surfaces for paint, and finishing a completed painting.

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  3. Gypsy Wagon Design Seminar

    August 16, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 18, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Gain the knowledge and experience to design your gypsy wagon. The class will cover the types of trailers; the heating and electrical systems; traditional and contemporary construction techniques.

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  4. Color + Design with Mark Eanes

    August 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 18, 2019, 4:00 PM

    In this popular workshop, Mark Eanes provides students with in-depth instruction of color mixing, mark-making and strategies to create rich and harmonious designs that reflect each person’s unique creative voice. Participants will leave the workshop with small color studies and a few completed works of art, but more importantly, a renewed and enriched sense of adventure and confidence in how to tackle the blank surface.

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Lake Easton State Park

  1. Junior Ranger program

    August 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Join staff for a fun Junior Ranger program at the amphitheater. Kids must bring an adult.

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  2. Discovery time

    August 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Informal program on various topics. Come for a minute or for an hour - it's up to you!

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Moran State Park

  1. Stone tower tour

    August 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Mt. Constitution tower

    Learn about the fascinating history of the iconic Mt. Constitution stone tower. The tour will be led by a dedicated tower expert, Rolf Eriksen. Wear walking shoes if you plan to take the tour to the top of the stone tower and be prepared for original stone steps. This activity is for all ages; young children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  2. Botany at Moran State Park

    August 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cascade Shelter

    An overview of the flora of Moran State Park, including both common and rare species. Led by Madrona Murphy, a botanist for the conservation research cooperative Kwiaht, who has been documenting the plant diversity in the San Juan Islands since her childhood on Lopez Island. Great for all ages.

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Palouse Falls State Park

  1. Palouse Falls State Park Interpretive Talks

    August 18, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Palouse Falls State Park

    Palouse Falls interpretive talks 2pm, meet at lower parking lot, every Sunday until end of September

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Peace Arch State Park

  1. Juan Manuel Barco Conjunto Concert

    August 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Peace Arch State Park

    The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the annual International Concerts on the Border Series at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.- Canadian border in Whatcom County.
    Juan Manuel Barco is a legend of conjunto and Tejano music in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Barco was born in Coal Mine, Texas, to a family of migrant farm workers who followed the crop harvests within Texas and to several states in the mid and southwest. Barco taught himself to play the guitar at age 6 and later taught himself to play the bajo sexto and bass guitar. His music incorporates the many styles he heard as his farmworker family traveled from place to place. He now composes his own songs about the migrant experience.

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Seaquest State Park

  1. Morning guided forest walk

    August 18, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Seaquest State Park

    Meet at the playground in the day-use area. This 1-mile, flat-terrain guided walk will take visitors through the rich understory of forest plants and beneath towering tall trees. Along the way, learn about the park’s ecosystem and the critters that call this place home. Visitors of all ages are welcome. ** All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing ability, and attendance levels. **

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