June's Top 5 Port Townsend Activities

Photo Credit:  Washington State Parks

National Get Outdoors Day

Saturday, June 9th is National Get Outdoors Day! And with this warm, breezy summer weather you don’t have to ask me twice. In celebration of the summer season and the holiday, it is a fee-free day to enter the Washington State Parks. Typically, you need a Washington State Discover Pass ($35/annually) or you can buy a one-day pass online or in-person approx. $12.

This fee-free day grants you access to state parks including Fort Worden, Fort Flagler, Dosewallips, Cape Disappointment, Fort Townsend, and more!

Taste of Port Townsend

Savor some of Port Townsend’s finest food & beverage in one location!

The Taste of Port Townsend is today! June 7th from 5pm-7pm at the beautiful, LEED-certified Northwest Maritime Center. Tickets cost $50 for food & alcohol or $35 for food. The event is 21+, so remember to bring ID!

Enjoy beer, wine, cider, food, and desserts from some of our local favorites including Finistère, Pane d’Amore, Silverwater Cafe, Better Living Through Coffee, Port Townsend Brewing, Port Townsend Vineyards, Eaglemount Wine & Cider, Alpenfire Cider, and Finnriver.

Photo Credit:  Finistere

Photo Credit: Finistere

Race to Alaska

Race to Alaska is an all man-powered, no motor, 750 mile trek from Port Townsend to Ketchikan, Alaska. It’s crazy! And yet, in its 4th year there are 35 teams of adventurous folks hoping to win the grand prize of $10,000 -  but even better the badge of honor of completing the wild journey.

The day before the race, Wednesday, June 13th, head over to Pope Marine Park & the Northwest Maritime Center for the Pre-Race Ruckus from 12pm - 8pm. Listen to live music from local group Uncle Funk & the Dope 6, drink a beer &  grab a snack, and check out some of the boats that will be embarking on the journey of a lifetime.


Wish the teams good luck, they’ll head out 5:00am on June 14th. Watch the race in real time on Seventy48.com.

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Port Townsend Orca Festival

Honor one of the Pacific Northwest’s most majestic creatures, the orca whale, with an all day celebration on Saturday, June 23rd!

Spend the day at the beaches at Fort Worden and the Port Townsend Marine Science Center with a daylong beach party, free entrance to the PT Marine Science Center and Natural History Exhibit, and free tours on Puget Sound Express whale watching boats!!

Click here for the full schedule.

Photo Credit:  PTeRider

Photo Credit: PTeRider

Tour Port Townsend

Take a guided tour of Port Townsend on one of PTeRider’s electric shuttles!

Port Townsend’s green taxi service offers a 45-minute Victorian tour ($20/person) allowing you to take in the beauty of the city’s beautiful historic homes & mansions, distinct uptown & downtown districts, and scenic views & vistas. They also offer an additional 90 minute tour ($35/person) that includes the Fort Worden campus check out the Fort’s balloon hangar, historic barracks, and old gun batteries. Cruise past the shore with views of Vancouver Island and the San Juan Islands.

PTeRider both taxi and shuttle service so call them for a ride to dinner or for a private charter for a special event.