April's Top 5 Port Townsend Activities

 Photo c/o Red Dog Farm

Photo c/o Red Dog Farm

Opening Day of Farmers Market

The opening day of the Port Townsend Farmers Market is not to be missed. Two words: goat parade. Opening day kicks off with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and a parade of goats in tutus (yes, it is one of the most adorable things you’ll ever see).

This past winter was beautiful, but I’m ready for spring and the bounty of produce from our local farmers. The Farmers Market is a great place to grab lunch, taste local cheeses, meats, ciders, and wine.

The Saturday Market runs from April to December. Later this season the Jefferson County Farmers Market will add an additional Wednesday market and a Sunday market in Chimacum.


 Photo c/o Port Townsend Main Street

Photo c/o Port Townsend Main Street

Happy Birthday, Port Townsend!

Tuesday, April 24th marks the city’s 167th birthday!

Celebrate Port Townsend by visiting the Jefferson Art & History Museum or stroll through Port Townsend’s historic Uptown neighborhood and view some of the city’s iconic Victorian homes.


 Photo c/o Mt Townsend Creamery

Photo c/o Mt Townsend Creamery

Northwest Wine, Cheese, & Cider Tour

Sip, taste, and celebrate some of the Olympic Peninsula’s finest wines, ciders, and cheeses the weekend of April 28th & 29th. Springtime is beautiful on the Olympic Peninsula and the Northwest Wine, Cheese, and Cider Tour is the perfect invitation to explore.

This self-guided tour consists of nine wineries and cideries spanning from Port Townsend to Port Angeles and with many of the locations within 20 minutes of the With These Rings studio. Each location will offer local, in-season delicacies.


 Photo c/o Port Townsend Film Festival

Photo c/o Port Townsend Film Festival

Port Townsend Film Festival, Women & Film

On April 14th and 15th, the Port Townsend Film Festival is honoring women in film with a two-day festival featuring independent movies made by or about women. The two-day festival also features a panel discussion women sharing their stories of creating film in a male-dominated industry as well as a Meet the Filmmakers event at Taps at the Guardhouse.

Tickets cost $75 and include four films plus a special documentary film event at Fort Worden. Once you have purchased your tickets, a concierge will reach out to you to help you choose your films and confirm seats.


 Photo c/o Centrum

Photo c/o Centrum

Choro: The Sweet Lament of Brazilian Music

Enjoy Brazilian music with a special Choro special concert at Fort Worden on April 28th at 7:30pm. Choro is spirited Brazilian street music that predates Bossa Nova. This annual event produced by Centrum, has master-level musicians performing Choro favorites from sultry ballads to upbeat sambas. Tickets cost $29/person.