August's Top 5 Port Townsend Activities

Free Waterfront Boat Tours

Head over to the Northwest Maritime Center for a free waterfront boat tour and enjoy Port Townsend from a new perspective. Enjoy a 15 minute boat ride on the waters of Puget Sound every Friday and Saturday (noon to 4pm) and Sunday (10am to 2pm).

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Photo Credit: Enjoy Port Townsend

Photo Credit:  Enjoy Port Townsend

Photo Credit: Enjoy Port Townsend

Uptown Street Fair & Parade

Celebrate Port Townsend’s historic Uptown District with the Uptown Street Fair & Parade on Saturday, August 18th! There will be music, food, arts & crafts, farmers market, and more. The Farmers Market will run from 9am to 3pm, the Port Townsend Guild Arts & Crafts Fair will run from 9am to 5pm, and live music from local musicians will be playing from 10am to 4:45.

Shakespeare in the Park

Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park at one of our favorite parks, Chetzamoka Park, from August 3rd - August 26th (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!)  Key City Public Theatre is putting on a variation of Hamlet set in Viking era Denmark with Norse gods, ghosts, duels, live music, and more.

Shakespeare at the Park is a Pay-What-You-Wish performance. Seating begins at 5:30 and the show starts at 6pm. Bring your own picnic or purchase treats like hot dogs, popcorn, and candy from the concession stand. If the weather isn’t cooperating, performances will be cancelled by 4pm the day of the show.

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Port Townsend Arts Festival

Every year the Northwest Arts Center and the Port Townsend Arts Commission presents the annual Port Townsend Arts Festival. The festival is comprised several events including literary events, workshops, lectures, a juried exhibit, and a studio tour.

This year’s juried exhibit opens on today with 60 pieces selected from over 340 pieces of artwork submitted. The Artist Studio Tour takes place the weekend of August 18th and 19th and is a celebration of visual art with an studio tour featuring local artists.

Click here for the full itinerary for the month.

Port Ludlow Outdoor Movie Night

Head over to the Resort at Port Ludlow for the 4th Annual Port Ludlow Outdoor Movie Night on Sunday, August 26th! This year’s movie is one of my favorite Pixar movies, WALL-E.

The movie starts at dusk and will be shown on 45’ screens. Bring a picnic or enjoy local favorites from food vendors including Barbarian Fine Cuisine and Revolution Tacos. Admission to movie night is free to attend, but bring $5 for parking.