Olympic Peninsula Events Calendar

The Olympic Peninsula Events Calendar is a listing of nearly all local events, activities, and fairs and festivals. Here is where you'll find the fun happenings in Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks, Port Townsend, and farther afield on the rest of the Olympic Peninsula!

As events are scheduled, this page may also cover activities in the Olympic National Park and the rest of the Olympic Peninsula from Ocean Shores in the west of the Olympic Peninsula to Aberdeen and Hoquiam, and the Hood Canal in the east. 

We will feature things do, places to go, and possibly even shopping/dining options that are fun and memorable. There will also be information about community outreaches, such as fundraisers and volunteer opportunities. Whether you're a visitor to our quaint town or a kind-hearted local, we're glad you found us!.

Where possible, locations below are linked to Google Maps

Some of our listings may be longer reads. This is because Suzie Scribbles, our roving reporter, has visited the events and has left a review.

Some events may be available year around - this link will take you straight to that information!


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Olympic Peninsula Events in November 2022

Festival of Trees Event: Senior Breakfast

Time/Date: 25 Nov 2022, 8:30-10am
Event: 32nd Annual Festival of Trees Senior Breakfast
Location/Venue: Vern Burton Community Center
Address: 308 E 4th St, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Directions: 4th and Peabody
Parking: Tons of parking, free
Cost: $16
Website: www.omhf.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/5683606008399200/
Phone: (360) 417 - 7144
In person ticket sales:  OMC Foundation office at 1015 Georgiana St. Port Angeles, WA 98362

Details: Festival of Trees will once again feature the Senior Breakfast presented by Discovery Memory Care. The Senior Breakfast includes a sit-down breakfast, tree and wreath viewing, and entertainment..


Festival of Trees Event: Annual Gala

Time/Date: 25 Nov 2022, 5;30-9PM
Event: 32nd Annual Festival of Trees Gala
Location/Venue: Vern Burton Community Center
Address: 308 E 4th St, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Directions: 4th and Peabody
Parking: Tons of parking, free
Cost: $105
Website: www.omhf.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/5683606008399200/
Phone: (360) 417 - 7144
In person ticket sales:  OMC Foundation office at 1015 Georgiana St. Port Angeles, WA 98362

Details: At the Gala you will be able to enjoy "All that Glitters" and have the opportunity to view and bid on 45 live and silent auction trees as well the chance to bid on many beautiful wreaths. Dinner will be buffet featuring many top local restaurants including 48 Degrees North, Toga's Soup House, & others.


Festival of Trees Event: Family Days

Time/Date: Sat, Nov 26th, 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Santa Photos: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Sun, Nov 27th, 10 AM - 2 PM, Santa Photos: 10 - 1 PM
Event: 32nd Annual Festival of Trees Family Days
Location/Venue: Vern Burton Community Center
Address: 308 E 4th St, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Directions: 4th and Peabody
Parking: Tons of parking, free
Cost: $7, Kids 12 and Under Free
Website: www.omhf.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/5683606008399200/
Phone:
(360) 417 - 7144
In person ticket sales:  OMC Foundation office at 1015 Georgiana St. Port Angeles, WA 98362

Details: Family Days, sponsored by The Lodge at Sherwood Village, The Fifth Avenue, and Sherwood Assisted Living, will feature kids’ activities and photos with Santa, which will be printed immediately to be taken home. Attendees will also be able to view the 45 decorated trees, purchase raffle tickets to win one of the incredible 6 foot decorated trees and watch local entertainment groups perform on the stage throughout the weekend..


TAFY Greenhouse - Candy Cane Christmas Cabin

Time/Date: Dec 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, and 21-23, 4-7pm.
Event: TAFY Greenhouse - Candy Cane Christmas Cabin
Location/Venue: TAFY Greenhouse
Address: 
826 East First Street, Port Angeles, Washington 98362
Directions:
TAFY Greenhouse/Nursery, Corner of Race and 1st.
Parking: In front, on the street.
Cost: Free, but bring money for great shopping
Website: www.theanswer4youth.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAnswerForYouth/
Phone: (360) 670 - 4363
Email: susanhillgren @ olypen. com

Details: One of the highlights of the holidays in Port Angeles is The Candy Cane Christmas Cabin at the corner of Race and First Street. The Cabin is the TAFY greenhouse/store, which has been decorated as a winter wonderland. It has shopping, beauty, charm, hot coffee, and free admission. Don’t let chain store shortages get you down. The TAFY Christmas Cabin is a local landmark serving the community and bringing holiday cheer with delightful décor to transform your home into a holiday haven of joy.

Outside are lots of local hardy shrubs and bushes, including small living Christmas trees. The plants are a great way to dress up your home, and the living Christmas trees will be a holiday delight every year with a few simple strings of lights. There are more plants available in the Cabin/greenhouse, including adorable little succulents, great for the beginning or black thumb gardener. They also have their prime quality potting soil, great for feeding and mulching your prize greenery before the harsh winter sets in.

Onto the good stuff! If you are looking for GORGEOUS Christmas décor, from small centerpieces up to theme trees, the Christmas Cabin is THE place to go. Santa’s florist elves have been hard at work, making beautiful treasures out of donated Christmas décor. The prices are good too; workmanship at this level usually has a much higher cost, but the volunteers who make these gorgeous displays make beauty on a budget.

There is also a huge silent auction for gift baskets. The baskets have every conceivable theme: home spa pampering, Seahawks swag, pet presents, and much, much more. The auction is going until Dec 17th, so you’ll have plenty of time to get it before Christmas. If you’re dreading crowded stores, wanting one stop shopping, or looking for a unique and special gift that will be remembered, take a gander at these gift baskets.

Another great thing about the Christmas Cabin is that you can go every week and see new wonders. As trees and wreaths find new homes, the elves are working away to make new displays. (After a carefully negotiated bribe of cinnamon spiced hay for the reindeer, I was able to take a secret tour of the workshop. My eyes spun in circles looking at all the boxes of supplies!) It is also open during the week and weekends, so it’s a great place to stop by without a tight schedule.

So where does the money go from the sales? Great question! TAFY is The Answer For Youth. They are an outreach ministering to homeless and at risk people under age 35. They have partnered with many local charities and churches. Their emphasis is on recovery over enablement. They work with people on both short term needs such as food and clothing, and long term needs like education and food handler’s cards to get work. TAFY has specific programs to break the destructive cycles that lead to high risk and homeless lives, such as parenting and anger management classes. Broken people usually come from broken homes, and TAFY gives clients life skills and tools so they don’t continue the destructive patterns that they were raised with. TAFY focuses on teaching people to make better life choices.

TAFY is staffed by volunteers and funded/supplied through donations. This means the money that is raised goes to the mission. If you want to make a difference, they take donations of cash and goods, and you can also shop for one of a kind Christmas décor. They are also looking for more volunteers to make beautiful Christmas decor. Dont have the talent? No worries! You can be a helper for talented people and Christmas cheer will sprinkle on you like sparkly elf cookie crumbs! 

Silent Auction: Tues, 29 Nov 2022, 6-8pm.
Event: TAFY Greenhouse - Candy Cane Christmas Cabin
Location/Venue: TAFY Greenhouse
Address: 
826 East First Street, Port Angeles, Washington 98362
Directions:
TAFY Greenhouse/Nursery, Corner of Race and 1st.
Parking: In front, on the street.
Cost: Free, but bring money for great shopping
Website: www.theanswer4youth.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAnswerForYouth/
Phone: (360) 670 - 4363
Email: susanhillgren @ olypen. com

Details: Come to the auction!  They have fully decorated Christmas Trees, baskets, wreaths, centerpieces, local homemade jams, poinsettias, and gifts galore!


Winter Ice Village - Ice Skating in Downtown Port Angeles

November 18 to January 2, 9am – 9pm

Location: 121 W. Front Street, Port Angeles – right downtown toward the west end of town. It is between the cross streets of Laurel and Oak. It is on the right side of the street, right after Chase bank.

The Winter Ice Village ice skating venue is sponsored by the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce.

For freezing fun, take the family ice skating to the Winter Ice Village in downtown Port Angeles. They are open 7 days a week, and during the daytime. Strap on some skates and burn off Christmas cookie calories. Glide over ice under twinkle lights listening to Christmas Carols. You can rent skates there if you don't have your own. They also have a snack shack if you get the munchies. Safety monitors are present to help you up when you discover skates don't come with a smart-braking-system. Before leaving the house, go down to the WAIVER link and get your waivers filled in. Billy Bureaucraski, the Office Elf, won't let you in without proper paperwork, but you can fill it all in and sign it electronically at home.

Ticket Prices: Ages 13+: $15/day, Ages 3–12: $10/day, Season pass: $150 (all ages)
NEW: Season pass is valid at all times. NOTE: Must be at least 3 years old to be on the ice.

Volunteer opportunity: The Winter Ice Village is staffed by volunteers, and they can always use more help. For each volunteer shift, you get a skate ticket. Help out in the Snack Shack, Ticket Shed, Skate Rental, or as Safety Monitor.

Website: https://wintericevillage.org/ (The website has a live cam, so you can see if it's busy before leaving the house.)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pawintericevillage/ 

Waiver: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5be5fc5c558e3/web/ - Online waiver for using the facility (from Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce)

Port Angeles Toys for Tots drop off locations

Did you know that United States Marines are also Santa's elves? Every year the Marine Corp Reserve collects toys to distribute to needy children. There are drop off locations all over Clallam County. With USMC efficiency, the toys donated in Clallam County go to Clallam County families, including to families with local Native American/First Nation tribes. In 2021, Clallam County Toys for Tots distributed 6860 toys to 3084 local children.

HAPPY PLATINUM ANNIVERSARY TO TOYS FOR TOTS! 2022 is the 75th year that Toys for Tots will be bringing smiles to children.

You can be an elf too! Bring a new, unwrapped toy to a drop off site to share Christmas cheer. there are also other volunteer opportunities available, such as manning collection sites.

Are your kids "too old for Santa Claus?" Keep Christmas magic alive by sharing the joy of giving through donating a toy to Toys for Tots. You and your older child can make memories by having a special day where they get to pick a toy to buy and donate. 

Website: https://port-angeles-wa.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites

You can apply to receive toys, donate online, locate a drop off site, or find out about volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers needed for toy collection sites: Contact Nancy @ (253) 988 - 3466 to stand a watch.

Click this link to find a local drop off point in Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks, and Sekiu. More places are being added, so look for banners around townhttps://port-angeles-wa.toysfortots.org/drop-off

Toys will be accepted until December 15th, so that Santa has time to sort the toys to the child who will love it most.



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Olympic Peninsula Events in December 2022

Thursday Night Jazz

When: First Thursday of every month: Dec 8, Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, etc. 
Location: Cellar Door, 940 Water Street #1, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: +1 (360) 385 - 6959
Website: https://www.cellardoorpt.com/calendar
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CellarDoorPT/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cellardoorpt/

Come Support our local Jazz community!

On the first Thursdays of each month, Chuck Easton (bass), George Radebaugh (piano), and Tom Svornich (drums) will be hosting an open Jazz Jam! Open to players that can integrate well and add to the magic of the evening. As with our Open Mic, come on down, talk with the band, and jump in! This is Cellar Door and these wonderful musicians supporting and moving our venue toward as much of a jazz club as we can possibly create in our little town! 

Cellar Door in beautiful Port Townsend features craft cocktails, delicious dishes and the town's best live music. 

WINTERTIDE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

SEASON OPENING

When: 25 Nov 2022,  Makers Market 11-5PM, Light Art 5-8PM. 
Location: The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
Address: 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA 98362. Webster's Woods, down in the meadow.
Parking: Free 
Ticket Prices: Free, but bring money for great shopping.

Website: http://www.portangeles.org/events/details/wintertide-festival-of-lights-12741

Details: Help us celebration the opening day of the market and the Light Art Experience. Enjoy warm beverages in the courtyard with friends next to our fire tables, live music, and extended hours for shopping. You can also see this year's Light Art illuminated for the first time!

We're excited to introduce our musical performer for the evening, Elena Loper! Elena's guitar picking and introspective lyrics combine for a unique melodic sensibility.

MAKERS MARKET

When: 25 Nov - 18 Dec 2022, 11-5PM
Location: The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
Address: 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA 98362. Webster's Woods, down in the meadow.
Parking: Free 
Ticket Prices: Free, but bring money for great shopping.

Website: http://www.portangeles.org/events/details/wintertide-festival-of-lights-12741

Details: The Wintertide Makers Market connects shoppers with locally-made artisan gift items in the peaceful setting of the Esther Webster Gallery. In addition to supporting Olympic Peninsula artists, this event is a vital source of financial support for the arts center. Holiday shoppers can find a wide range of gifts, including art prints and costume jewelry, ornaments and home decor, wearables such as mittens and hats, small toys and games, body care goods, and more!

LIGHT ART EVENT

When:Thu-Sun, Nov 25-Dec 28, 4-8pm 
Location: The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
Address: 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA 98362. Webster's Woods, down in the meadow.
Parking: Free 
Ticket Prices: Free

Website: http://www.portangeles.org/events/details/wintertide-festival-of-lights-12741

Details:
​Wintertide 2022 will bring in the next series of our biannual outdoor exhibitions. The new installations will light the paths in Webster's Woods for a month leading up to the holiday season.

More detail: Wear good shoes and jackets for walking outside.

FANCY  MAIN EVENT

When: December 10, 5-8pm 
Location: The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
Address: 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA 98362. Webster's Woods, down in the meadow.
Parking: Free 
Ticket Prices: (different rates apply if you are a member of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center)

Members: Adults $21, Child $7, Family Package (3 people per ticket) $48
Non-members: Adults $26, Child $10, Family Package (3 people per ticket) $58
BUY TICKETS HERE

Website: http://www.portangeles.org/events/details/wintertide-festival-of-lights-12741

Details:
Don't miss our 2nd annual Wintertide Festival. This year we will have more sculptures and MORE light. Enjoy food & drink vendors, lighted art illuminating the forest paths, a community lantern walk, interactive art stations and a fire performance down in the meadow by returning performers Fractal Phase. Visitors can also enjoy shopping at the Makers Market in the gallery throughout the event. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Fogtown Coffee and Pacific Pantry.

More detail: Wear good shoes and jackets for walking outside.

Holiday Market at Vern Burton Center

Time/Date: 17 Dec 2022, 10-3pm
Event: Holiday Market
Location/Venue: Vern Burton Community Center
Address: 308 E 4th St, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Directions: 4th and Peabody
Parking: Tons of parking, free
Cost: Free, but bring money for great shopping
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/

Details: Shop for last minute holiday gifts from local vendors. Santa will be visiting 11:00-1:00 for free photos with Santa. Grab an espresso or hot chocolate on your way in from Diamond Coffee Co. in the parking lot. Get fresh baked cookies, muffins and Hot Chocolate Bombs. So much to choose from. Something for everyone. Hosted by Evergreen Events.

http://farmersmarketportangeles.com/market/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/PAFarmersMarket/

Returning vendors, food drives, wreath workshop, Luminous Lanterns workshop on 11/20/2021…




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Olympic Peninsula Events in January 2023

Thursday Night Jazz

When: First Thursday of every month: Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, etc. 
Location: Cellar Door, 940 Water Street #1, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: +1 (360) 385 - 6959
Website: https://www.cellardoorpt.com/calendar
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CellarDoorPT/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cellardoorpt/

Come Support our local Jazz community!

On the first Thursdays of each month, Chuck Easton (bass), George Radebaugh (piano), and Tom Svornich (drums) will be hosting an open Jazz Jam! Open to players that can integrate well and add to the magic of the evening. As with our Open Mic, come on down, talk with the band, and jump in! This is Cellar Door and these wonderful musicians supporting and moving our venue toward as much of a jazz club as we can possibly create in our little town! 

Cellar Door in beautiful Port Townsend features craft cocktails, delicious dishes and the town's best live music. 



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Olympic Peninsula Events in February 2023

Strange Brewfest (Port Townsend)

When: February 3-4, 2023.
Location: Port Townsend
Website: https://strangebrewfestpt.com/

Thirty Northwest breweries serve up their brews, along with dozens of crazy, "strangely crafted concoctions" using ingredients not usually associated with beer or ciders. Fest includes music, dancing, and food, along with the "strange brews." Check website for additional info!


Chocolate on the Beach Festival (Grays Harbor County)

When: Late February 2023
Location: Pacific Beach in Grays Harbor County
Website: https://chocolateonthebeachfestival.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChocolateontheBeachFestival/

Chocolate on the beach, because, why not?! Get in on local arts and crafts and sample any number of chocolate-saturated baked goods.

Please check the website for the specifics as February 2023 approaches!



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Olympic Peninsula Events in October 2022

October 2022 events have come and gone. We'll post the 2023 events as they come up.

In the meantime, check out the Hoh Rain Forest in the Olympic National Park! Experience for yourself the otherworldly beauty of, and the true meaning of, "RAIN FOREST." 



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Olympic Peninsula Events: Year Round Fun and Activities

Port Angeles Farmers Market

Location: Downtown Port Angeles at the corner of Front and Lincoln in the Gateway Center by the local bus terminal.

The Port Angeles Farmers Market is open year round. Every Saturday from 10-2 pm. Local food  vendors and artisans are featured with unique creations and tasty treats. 


William Shore Aquatic Center

Location: 225 E 5th St Port Angeles, WA 98362. Located at the corner of 5th and Lincoln, across from Safeway. Plenty of parking in front and back.
Website: https://www.sacpa.org/
Facebook: https://www.Facebook.Com/williamshorepool/
Phone: +1 (360) 775 - 2119
Email: info @ sacpa. org

Don’t let winter blues and aching joints get you down. The Shore Aquatic Center is open with heated pools to blow off cabin fever, work on those New Year’s Resolutions to exercise (the gyms are packed and nobody wants to be outside right now), or get a lovely hot soak in the Jacuzzi. You can get a membership (worth every penny) or just the occasional day pass. There are year round swim and fitness classes for everyone 1 – 100. There is a very shallow area for small children, and floaty life vests until the little ones learn to swim. They even have steam hot showers once you’re done. Stop by the warm up, exercise, and de-stress.


Port Angeles Community Playhouse

"Bringing You the Magic of Live Community Theater"

Location: 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Ample Free Parking Is Available in The Theater Lot
Phone: +1 (360) 452 - 6651
Email: pacommunityplayers @ hotmail. com
Website: https://pacommunityplayers.org/.
Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/pa Community Players.

Stay Tuned for Announcements! Visit their website to learn how you can volunteer or participate! 


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