Music, fairs among various activities on the peninsula


This weekend offers a plethora of entertainment on the northern Olympic Peninsula.

In addition to the Clallam County Fair taking place in Port Angeles through Sunday, which includes the Pacific Northwest Junior Cattle Auction on Saturday, the following events are being held:

• Port Townsend Uptown Street Fair – The Uptown Street Fair will feature live entertainment, Port Townsend Arts and Crafts Fair, Port Townsend Farmers Market, local food, free arts activities for families and the Fair Parade Uptown Street from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, with events followed by a free movie, Encanto, at the Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St., at 6 p.m.

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• Whole county picnic — The countywide picnic, which combines community gathering with disaster preparedness.

Saturday will be presentations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion at HJ Carroll Park at 9884 State Highway 19 (Rhody Drive) in Chimacum.

On Sunday, a tradition born during the COVID-19 lockdown, “Picnic in Place” neighborhood gatherings, will continue with more than 15 neighborhood picnics planned that day.

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• Soundcheck – A festival featuring the musicians, artists and performers of Port Townsend begins today and will run until next Thursday.

During the week, there will be live music by local bands, an instructor-led swing dance, a burlesque performance, informal artist demonstrations, an outdoor movie, a craft drink tour and a late-night after-party, among other entertainment.

For the full range of Soundcheck, visit

• Olympic Music Festival — Chamber music concerts will be offered at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Wheeler Theater in Fort Worden.

Tickets are on sale at www.olympicmusicfestival. org.

All seats are $40; youth 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Student and group rates are also available.

The concerts will highlight works by Beethoven, Bloch, Brahms, Haydn and Mendelssohn.

• Casey Neill with Timothy Hull — Portland singer-songwriter Casey Neill will perform with Whidbey Island singer-songwriter Timothy Hull at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The show will take place at the Palindrome at Eaglemount Cidery, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road in Port Townsend.

Tickets are $20 from or at the door.

Proof of vaccination is required for entry.

• Blake’s birthday party – Queen Blake McCabe’s birthday will be celebrated at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St., Port Angeles at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. To buy, go to

• Summer concerts in the Olympic cellars, 255410 US Highway 101, are set for 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday.

Long Live Rock’s tonight show will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Saturday’s show will be Good Day Sunshine, benefiting the Port Angeles Food Bank.

This is the last outdoor concert of the Winery’s 2022 summer season.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. They are available online at

Urban designers — The Port Townsend Urban Sketchers will meet at Uptown Port Townsend at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The group will meet at the art marker at the corner of Lawrence and Tyler streets.

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• Sale of plants for profit — The Jefferson County Food Bank Growers Network will hold a plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The fundraising sale takes place at Birchyville Farm, 206 Hancock St.

For more information, visit www.foodbankgrowers. org.

• Dig deeper – Margery Whites will present “Gardening for Newcomers” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The conference, part of the Clallam County Master Gardeners’ Digging Deeper series, is taking place at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.

To register, visit
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