August's Top 5 Port Townsend Activities

Photo Credit: Red Dog Farm

Photo Credit: Red Dog Farm

National Farmers Market Week

It’s National Farmers Market Week! Stop by and support our local farmers, foragers, and artisans at today’s Wednesday market or Saturday’s market. There will be a photo booth, chalkboards for you to share why you love shopping at a farmers market, in addition to all of the farm fresh goodies, snacks, and more.

By supporting our farmers market you are helping stimulate our local economy, helping to preserve farmland, increasing the access to local, in-season foods, and helping to sustain healthy communities. Use the hashtags #PTFarmersMarket, #FarmersMarketWeek, or #LoveMyMarket to see how others are celebrating National Farmers Market Week!

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Shakespeare in the Park

At 6pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, weather permitting, through August 25th, enjoy Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor at beautiful Chetzemoka Park (1000 Jackson St.) performed in the round.

Come 30 minutes early to enjoy an outdoor picnic with concessions like hot dogs, soft drinks, coffee, popcorn, snacks, baked goods. Tickets are $29/person and can be purchased through Key City Public Theatre’s website or Pay What You Wish at the Gate.

The Thing

For the weekend of August 24th & 25th, Fort Worden will be hosting an arts & music festival called The Thing. The festival is programmed by Seattle Theater Group and Sasquatch! Festival Founder, Adam Zachs. 

Acts include the Violent Femmes, De La Soul, a joint appearance from Calexico and Iron & Wine, and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. Other scheduled events include a showing of the cult classic Napoleon Dynamite with a conversation with Jon Heder (Napoleon) and other cast members, speaking engagements from Natasha Lyonne, and live podcast tapings including Bunny Ears with Macaulay Culkin.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


Photo Credit: Finnriver

Photo Credit: Finnriver

Yoga at Finnriver

Wind down weekly on Wednesday nights with a yoga class in the Finnriver Orchard from 6:00 - 7:30pm. Teacher, Dana Nixon, offers a sliding scale of $10-$15 per class and recommends bringing a yoga mat, blanket, and dressing in comfortable clothes. Come early if you want a bite to eat from the Finnriver Kitchen and after class wrap up the evening with a glass of Finnriver’s delicious cider as you take in the sweeping view of the Chimacum Valley.

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Summer at the Plaza - Live Local Music Series

Port Townsend Vineyards has opened Vintage Wine Bar & Plaza on Water Street, open 7 days a week from 12 - 9pm serving their delicious wines and small plates on a beautiful waterfront patio. 

Every Saturday through September, enjoy live local music from 4:30 - 7:30 as you sip and taste breathing in the fresh marine air of our sleepy seaport. The line-up includes blues, folk, singer/songwriter, and jazz musicians.

Written by: Kaitlin Chester