Festivals and Events

May 2017

ShrimpFest Breakfast
Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101, Brinnon
Start ShrimpFest weekend off right with a biscuits & gravy breakfast!  Complete with scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, sausage, coffee and juice.

Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Quilcene Masonic Hall170 Herbert Street, Quilcene.
Get ready for the growing season with great finds at this popular, annual fundraising plant sale with a pie sale and raffle!  Japanese Maples, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, native plants, hanging baskets, indoor houseplants, perennials, homemade pies and pastries, and garden items will be for sale.  Proceeds benefit the community in the form of grants.   www.facebook.com/qbgardenclub

Music on the Patio: Pies on the Run
Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Pies on the Run!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

ShrimpFest 2017
Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Sunday, May 28th, 2017, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Field between Cove RV and the Yelvik Store, 303375 U.S. 101, Brinnon
Emerald Towns Alliance presents the 24th annual ShrimpFest!  Proceeds are donated to community projects.  Live music, local vendors, arts/craft booths, kids’ activities, belt sander races (both days this year!), delicious food, great fun and shrimp! Limited quantities of Hood Canal Shrimp for sale!  Active Military and Veterans FREE with ID; KIDS under 12 FREE with paying adultGate Fee: $5/day.  For more information: shrimpfest@hotmail.com; 360-796-4456; or check out their facebook page.

ShrimpFest Breakfast
Sunday, May 28th, 2017, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101, Brinnon
Fuel up for day two of ShrimpFest with a pancake breakfast!  Complete with Bacon, scrambled eggs, coffee, and juice.

Beginners Yoga in Brinnon
Mondays, May, 2017, 7:40AM
Start your morning off with an energizing yoga class at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101.  Progressive classes are also available on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:40 AM & Thursdays at 8:00 AM.  Contact the Community Center for more information: 360-796-4350.

Yoga in Quilcene
Tuesdays, May, 2017, 9:30AM
Meet at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 Highway 101, for Yoga in Quilcene!  This class is designed for ALL who would like to explore the art of a Yoga practice.

Fitness Class
Tuesdays, May, 2017, 4:00PM-6:00PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101.
Have fun and get fit at this dance aerobics and strength training class, led by Leslie Bunton (certified through the American Council on Exercise).  If you are a newcomer, please contact Leslie in advance and arrive about ten minutes early.  For more information, contact Leslie at: 360-765-0164.

June 2017

Fitness Class
Thursdays, June, 2017, 4:00PM-6:00PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101.
Have fun and get fit at this dance aerobics and strength training class, led by Leslie Bunton (certified through the American Council on Exercise).  If you are a newcomer, please contact Leslie in advance and arrive about ten minutes early.  For more information, contact Leslie at: 360-765-0164.

Music on the Patio: Howly Slim
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Howly Slim!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Concerts in the Woods – “Folias Flute and Guitar Duo
Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
While the majority of their music is concert chamber music they also integrate world, jazz, and tango dance band music into their compositions. The nomadic duo has played on stages around the globe including in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, and Guinee, West Africa.

To Infinity and Beyond!
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017, 6:30 PM
Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
Leave your assumptions about the sizes of things at the door as Professor Mike Hitchman shares a mathematician’s view of infinity. Move swiftly and joyously from agreed upon definitions to the conclusion that infinity comes in different sizes, with deep, surprising results accessible to us all.

Digging for Dinner at Dosewallips
Friday, June 9th, 2017, 9:00AM-11:30AM
Dosewallips State Park, 306996 Highway 101, Brinnon
Learn all about harvesting oysters and a variety of clams at this beach from expert WDFW shellfish biologists, then dig for your dinner on the beach with their guidance.  The Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) and WA Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) sponsor this free, family-friendly, fabulous shellfish program.  A $10 suggested donation per family helps support future marine education programs.  Register early. Space is limited.  Registration and event information at http://jeffersonmrc.org.

Music on the Patio: Howly Slim
Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Howly Slim!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Tech Tuesday in Quilcene: Novelist and GoodReads
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, 2:30PM-4:30PM
Quilcene Community Center294952 Highway 101.
Join Jefferson County Library staff on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a free technology class from 2:30PM-3:30PM, followed by open tech assistance from 3:30PM-4:30PM.  This month, examine two popular and effective tools for avid readers. Learn about Novelist, a library database that holds a wealth of information on authors, series, read-a-likes and more. Then explore GoodReads, the world’s largest website for readers and book recommendations.

Music on the Patio: Jenny Davis
Saturday, June 17th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Jenny Davis!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Concerts in the Woods – “Fellow Pynins
Saturday, June 17th 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Two experienced songwriters/musicians share their talents on a variety of folk instruments plus some stunning vocal harmonies.

Music on the Patio: Stevens Rocket
Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Stevens Rocket!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Annual Brinnon Community Flea Market
Friday, June 30th, 2017, 9:00AM-3:00PM
Saturday, July 1st, 2017, 9:00AM-3:00PM
Brinnon Community Center, 306144 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out this popular annual flea market featuring a large variety of items.  If you are interested in securing a space, contact Tina: 360-765-0980.

July 2017

Music on the Patio: Marty Beagle
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Marty Beagle!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Concerts in the Woods – “The Olympic Express Big Band
Saturday, July 1st, 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
This will be an outdoor concert, so bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.  The Olympic Express repertoire covers the entire collection of the classic top hits from the early 1900’s to the present, including Big Band Swing, Standards, Business Man’s Bounces, Dixieland, Rock & Roll, Jazz, Motown, and Boogie Woogie. They have that unmistakable “big band” sound created by gathering some of the finest players on the Olympic Peninsula.  Don’t miss this huge sound at their new outdoor performance space!

Concerts in the Woods – “Anna Coogan
Friday, July 7th, 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Coogan’s edgy and engaging live performances have been hailed as a “festival highlight” by The Times of London and “glorious” by Glasgow Metro. Boston born and classically trained in Austria, she spent her twenties in Seattle, busking among fishmongers in Pike Place Market before filling larger venues in the region.

Music on the Patio: Jenny Davis
Saturday, July 8th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Jenny Davis!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Music on the Patio: Howly Slim
Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Howly Slim!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Concerts in the Woods – “Joy Mills & Tom Parker duo
Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Two talented musicians join forces to produce a lively country-flavored repertoire of their original songs.

Music on the Patio: Norman Baker
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Norman Baker!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Music on the Patio: Marty Beagle
Saturday, July 29th, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Marty Beagle!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

August 2017

Music on the Patio: Stevens Rocket
Saturday, August 5th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Stevens Rocket!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Concerts in the Woods – “Sky in the Road
Saturday, August 5th 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Sky in the Road founding members Daniel Rhiger and Rahmana Wiest, both singers and musicians since childhood, met they were providing back-up vocals and instrumentation for another local singer/songwriter. It quickly became apparent that there was magic in this “harmonic convergence” and Dan and Rah, as they are known by their friends, soon became musical partners and eventually life partners.

Wine, Beer and Spirits Tasting Gala
Friday, August 11th, 2016, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Linger Longer Stage,  Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street, Quilcene
This elegant local tradition features fine food, gifts, live music, vendors, bulk wine sales.  Proceeds benefit the Quilcene Museum!  Ages 21+ only.

Music on the Patio: Jenny Davis
Saturday, August 12th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Jenny Davis!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Quilcene Town-Wide Sale
Saturday, August 19th, 2017, 9:00AM
Quilcene Community Center, 294952 Highway 101 & Throughout Town
Find yourself some treasures when the whole community sets up sales tables to offer their well-loved but no-longer-used goods!

Music on the Patio: Jenny Davis
Saturday, August 19th, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Jenny Davis!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Concerts in the Woods – “Michael Stephen Rivers
Saturday, August 19th 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Michael Rivers performs in churches, coffeehouses, and small concert halls around the Pacific Northwest and Midwest United States. Michael studied singing and songwriting at Berklee College of Music and earned a B.M.E. from Valparaiso University. Currently he works as solo performer, a vocal coach, and as the director for the Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers.

All County Picnic 2017
Sunday, August 20th 2017, 11:00AM-4:00PM
HJ Carroll Park, HJ Carroll Park Road in Chimacum
Join the community for the 5 year anniversary of the All County Picnic!  Featuring over 50 preparedness-related information booths, live music, food vendors, group games, presenters and demonstrations, kids activities and, yes, free corn on the cob (prepared by Chef Arran Stark). For more information, contact Daviel Milholland: 360-385-0519; daniel@thunderbullproductions.com

Music on the Patio: Marty Beagle
Saturday, August 26th, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Marty Beagle!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

September 2017

Music on the Patio: Stevens Rocket
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Pleasant Harbor Marina Resort, 308913 Highway 101, Brinnon
Check out a performance by Stevens Rocket!  Music nights are 21 years and older.

Concerts in the Woods – “SeaStar
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
SeaStar’s music has been described as both “timeless” and “authentic”. From dusty Americana postcards, to Celtic anthems with hints of bluegrass and old-time, to passionate ballads, and award winning story songs, SeaStar takes their audiences on a musical journey of history and tradition. Fae Wiedenhoeft‘s powerful vocals carry contagious, original, melodies and deliver singable choruses that will keep you singing for hours after their shows.

Concerts in the Woods – “Band of Lovers
Saturday, September 9th 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
With a modern take on folk sound and pop structure, their songs draw inspiration from the stories and landscapes of North America. They’re currently touring and preparing for the release of their upcoming sophomore album, recorded in Woodstock, NY.

2017 Quilcene Fair, Parade & Classic Car Show
Saturday & Sunday, September 16th & 17th, 2017, 9AM-4PM
Quilcene School294715 Highway 101, Quilcene
Local vendors, live music, games, art, crafts, a carnival and more!  Check out the website for more information on the 34th Quilcene Fair and Parade.  There will be free music and dance entertainment.

Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon, 10K Run, & 5K Run
Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Linger Longer Stage,  Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 Columbia Street
Three different courses offering a glimpse of Quilcene’s natural wonders for runners of all levels, all in one day!  These beautiful courses wind through the forests and farmland overlooking Quilcene Bay.  Race routes cross the Little Quilcene River (with salmon spawning below), and pass by tidewater where our famous Quilcene Oysters flourish.  The Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon Race is USATF Certified and Sanctioned.  All races,  Start and Finish at Worthington Park’s Linger Longer Stage.  Check out their website to register and for more details:  http://quilcenehalfmarathon.com/

Concerts in the Woods – “Katie Kuffel
Saturday, September 16th 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle

Katie Kuffel pursued performance and songwriting after being trained in both cello and piano. Her lyrics are steeped in nuance and tackle concepts like femininity, mental health, and the complexity of emotions. Balancing whimsy and self-awareness, playful music and thoughtful lyrics, her alt-pop/blues tone coupled with her strong, rich voice is sure to leave its mark.

October 2017

Concerts in the Woods – “Beth Wood
Saturday, October 7th, 2017, 7:30PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Beth Wood
is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for eighteen years. Beth’s music is soulful, organic, intelligent, barefoot, high-energy communication of joy.

Concerts in the Woods – “Claudia Nygaard with Moe Dixon”
Saturday, October 15th, 2017, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
With a voice as warm and smooth as amber honey and impressive for both its power and intimacy, Claudia Nygaard delivers songs that are heartfelt, humorous, scrappy, and sensual. And so are the stories in between them. She is a captivating storyteller, with a twinkle in her eye that makes everyone in the audience think she is sharing a secret with them alone. Emotionally fearless, she shares her deepest sorrows with a rare vulnerability and tenderness one moment, then a quick wit and an outlandish, irreverent sense of humor the next.

November 2017

Concerts in the Woods – “The Rain City Ramblers
Sunday, November 5th, 2017, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
A Seattle original Americana string band playing country, roots, bluegrass, and old-time music.  Daniel Ullom – mandolin, lead vocals, Forrest Marrowitz – bass, harmony vocals, James Horbett – guitar, vocals.

Concerts in the Woods – “The Honey Whiskey Trio
Sunday, November 19th, 2017, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
The Honey Whiskey Trio explores harmony in folk, bluegrass and any melody that catches the ear. Through their powerful, yet sweet harmonies, body percussion, haunting melodies and vitality on stage, Honey Whiskey Trio captivates and moves audiences. These storytellers in song found their roots in vocal jazz, all singing in Pacific Standard Time, CSU Long Beach’s award winning vocal jazz ensemble, though at different times. This foundation in jazz gives Honey Whiskey Trio an inherent flexibility to their sound, allowing them to change and adjust their tone to best fit the mood of each song.

December 2017

Concerts in the Woods – “Jaspar Lepak
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songstress whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. A child of the Sonoran Desert, her songs are deeply influenced by the many places she has called home: Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle. Sweeping across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart.

Concerts in the Woods – “Eric Lambert
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 3:00PM
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center,  923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle
Eric Lambert impresses audiences with his original elixir of feel-good Americana infused with bluegrass, blues, rock, & soul. His authentic sound is an eclectic blend that knows no boundaries.  Eric is well-regarded for his enthusiasm, visible joy, earthy voice, and precision licks.  Renowned as a flatpicking guitarist, Lambert fronted the Henhouse Prowlers band for several years.

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