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Steampunk Festival returns to Port Townsend this weekend

Steampunk Festival returns to Port Townsend this weekend
Steampunk Festival returns to Port Townsend this weekend

The Steampunk Festival and Summertide Solstice Art Festival highlight this weekend's events on the Northern Olympic Peninsula.

• The 10th Steampunk Festival will begin Friday evening at various locations throughout downtown Port Townsend.

Tickets are $90 for event membership and $115 for event membership and admission to Saturday's Hootenanny and can be purchased at

Membership for the event covers entry to the Den of Iniquity, Brass Screw faction shenanigans, the fashion show, and the Bodgers Grand Exhibition.

Visitors can also enjoy the Absinthe tent; Bodger Hall, a mash-up meeting and designer extravaganza; a treasure hunt for children; a scavenger hunt for adults and the Steampunk Scrapyard.

• The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will host the Summertide Solstice Art Festival from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Webster's Woods Sculpture Park, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

The free, family-friendly outdoor festival features live music, lawn games, nature art stations, poetry readings and local food and drink vendors.

For more information, visit

• “Spamalot” will conclude its three weeks with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday at Olympic Theater Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

The musical is adapted from the classic British film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

Tickets are $25 for adults, $18 for students and are available at the box office from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or at

• The Hava Trio perform at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Concerts in the Barn, 7360 Center Road, Quilcene.

The trio, made up of Barston sisters Amy, on cello, and Elisa, on violin, and pianist John Blacklow, will present a program of Mozart, Samuel Barber and Dvořák.

This weekend's concerts mark the start of the eighth season of free classical music presented by Concerts in the Barn.

•Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz will perform from 4:30 to 6:30 tonight at Vintage, 725 Water St., Port Townsend. No cover charge.

•Mia Torres will perform from 5-7 p.m. tonight at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• Stand-up comedy at open mic from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• Mike and Val James will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Spirits Bar and Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• Friends of Fort Worden will clear the Scottish broom at Artillery Hill from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The public is invited to come and help; meet at Artillery Hill Gate, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, at 9 a.m. for coffee and cookies.

Participants must bring wood cutters, gloves and water; a Discover Pass is required to park at Fort Worden.

• Jamie Straw will demonstrate sharpening wood lathe tools Saturday at 10 a.m. at a meeting of the Strait Turners Woodturners Club at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Turners of all levels and those wishing to learn the hobby are welcome.

• The Third Hot Rods and Hot Dogs Car Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the former Fairview School, located across from Fairview Grange, 161 Lake Farm Road.

The annual fundraiser, hosted by Peninsula Dream Machines, supports food banks in Port Angeles and Sequim.

Donations of food or money to food banks are appreciated but not required; all profits benefit food banks.

Automotive participants can show up with their classic cars, trucks or motorcycles at 10 a.m.

The Father's Day event features music, drawings, vehicles to view and free hot dogs while supplies last.

For more information, call 360-461-9008 or email [email protected].




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