This is a massive community celebration that brings together all ages and types of people from throughout Jefferson County. This event exercises collaboration between government agencies, non-profits, local business, artists and service groups and features; live music, a car show, beer garden, pie eating contest, tug of war, hot air balloons, fireworks and much more! Funded by the City of Port Townsend.
The City of Port Townsend, Fort Worden Public Development Authority, East Jefferson Fire and Rescue, Washington State Parks and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department all collaborate on event safety and logistics. Many other contributions and collaborations weave together this incredible display of community celebration.
Firework display about 10:00pm
Event parking on the Parade Grounds is available for a suggested donation of $5 per vehicle. Discover passes will not be required to park in the Parade Grounds parking area but will be required in all parking areas managed by State Parks. Follow the signs and instructions as you enter Fort Worden. Carpooling, bike riding and walking are highly encouraged for local residents.
Drivers who park inside the Fort are encouraged to exercise their patience when exiting following the Fireworks as it may take up to and hour clear out of the Fort.