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News from The Port Townsend Main Street Program

Photo by Jason Squire
Photo by Jason Squire

February Events

Feb. 3 Jefferson County Library in Port Hadlock talk--Are you ready for the "Really Big One" on the Quimper Peninsula? Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30 pm, earthquake geologist Michael Machette will discuss the possible effects of a M9 earthquake on the Cascade subduction zone.

Feb. 4,
Port Townsend Library Open Houselove your library this February with a valentine-themed open house from 10 am - 7 pm. 
Feb. 5, Jefferson Healthcare Foundation hosts first annual WellHearts Luncheon at the Northwest Maritime Center from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. February is Heart Health Month and this event is part of the campaign to educate and raise awareness about the critical issue of heart health for women. 

Feb. 5, First Friday Lecture with Tom Jay on the lost wax bronze casting process, presented by the Jefferson County Historical Society at 7 pm.

Feb. 6, Art Walk, see an amazing array of art, not only in our art galleries but in the restaurants, shops and's everywhere!

Feb. 6,
Key City Public Theatre presents Miss Lillian Speaks!

Feb. 6-7, PT Shorts featuring Rebecca Makkai. Produced by Key City Public Theatre, presented by Northwind Arts Center and sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission. 

Feb. 9 Don't forget to vote; 
Leader article information & Peninsula Daily News article.

Feb 12,
Art in the Library Opening Reception, in the Carnegie Reading Room from 6 - 7:30 pm.
Feb. 13, Key City Public Theatre presents The Queen of Hearts Ball! Dance the night away at Fort Worden’s USO building, decked out for romance with one of Seattle’s top bands, Freddy Pink.

Feb. 13-15 & 20-21, Red Wine & Chocolate Winery Tour. The Olympic Peninsula Wineries will take that perfect pairing to another level this year, bringing together new release varietals and blends created with premium Washington grapes and decadent chocolate delights that will make you a better wine lover!

Feb. 14, Valentine's Day - Don't forget the chocolate and flowers!

Feb. 19, President's Day

Feb. 21-22
Key City Public Theatre presents Dinner Theater at Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar featuring “Slow Food” – Wendy MacLeod’s hottest new comedy.

Feb. 27, Join The Boiler Room as they Storm the Castle for their annual fundraising Dinner and Auction. 100% of proceeds to benefit programming at The Boiler Room.
Feb. 27, 25th Annual Shipwrights' Regatta, the opening of the sailboat racing season!
News Around The Block

Port Townsend Main Street Executive Director Mari Mullen attended the quarterly Main Street Manager Meeting in Olympia Jan. 19 and 20. In addition to trainings, the group attended the Heritage Caucus and held a coffee meeting for Legislators/staff to share news about the work taking place in Main Street communities across the state. 

Did you know that you can make your own wedding rings right here in Port Townsend?
With These Rings, located in the historic Mount Baker Block Building, offers you the opportunity to make your own wedding bands through guided instruction from Washington jeweler Stephanie Selle.

Open Mic with Jack Reid has moved to The Cellar Door, every Monday at 6pm! Signups start at 6pm, opening act starts at 6:30pm, and the open mic show begins at 7pm. Free!

The Jefferson County Historical Society seeks nominations for the annual Historic Preservation Awards. The awards honor individuals and organizations that restore original structures or preserve traditions that form the historic fabric of Jefferson County. Nomination forms can be found on line at or may be picked up at the JCHS headquarters in historic City Hall, 540 Water Street, Port Townsend. The deadline for submissions is February 29.          
Have a special event coming up, anniversary or news you would like us to share?

Washington State has reached its cap for 2016! Thank you to the following who were able to pledge to Port Townsend for the 2016 Main Street Tax Incentive Program.

We would like to acknowledge and thank all the participants in the 2015 Main Street Tax Incentive Program starting with The City of Port Townsend.  

Thank You 
City of Port Townsend, 
2015 Tax Incentive Participant! 

Port Townsend was founded in 1851 and is located approximately 50 miles Northwest of Seattle. Port Townsend has a population of approximately 9,300 and is the County Seat and is the only incorporated city of Jefferson County. Port Townsend prides itself on its historic charm and stunning natural setting. In addition to its natural scenery, the City is known for many Victorian buildings remaining from its late 19th-century heyday, numerous annual cultural events, and as a maritime center for independent boat-builders and related industries and crafts. Port Townsend's Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.
Thank you for putting your state B&O tax dollars to work here in our community and simultaneously benefiting your business. We appreciate it very much!
March 18-20, Victorian Heritage Festival, celebrate Port Townsend's history. The Port Townsend Main Street Program will once again offer the popular "Insider's Historic Building Tours" in support of the Festival. Space is limited. Get your tickets at Proceeds benefit Olympic Peninsula Steam and The Port Townsend Main Street Program, both 501c3 nonprofits.
Please note: a number of the historic buildings dating from the 1880s are accessed by steep stairways.

Office Space and Retail Space in the historic Kuhn Building 

1034 Water Street - 1350 sq. ft. retail space, approximately $1.50/sq. ft. Tall ceilings, small storage space. Parking available. Available end of January, 2016. Contact Beverly at 360-774-0802.
For available spaces Uptown and Downtown 
visit The Port Townsend Main Street Program's website here.
The Port Townsend Main Street Program
211 Taylor St. Suite 3
Port Townsend, WA 98368 
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“Fostering economic vitality and preservation of place within our historic business districts, while maintaining our small town quality of life.” 

Become a member of the Port Townsend Main Street Program today! Friends of Main Street Memberships are $50/year, it's not just for businesses, it's for everyone. Uptown, Downtown,
It's Our Town!


We would like to THANK our Business/Community Leaders, we appreciate your support!

2016 Port Townsend Events
Feb. 13-15 & 20-21 
Red Wine & Chocolate Winery Tour
Feb. 27
Shipwrights' Regatta
March 3-13
Key City Public Theatre Playfest
March 5
Port Townsend Record Show
March 18-20
Victorian Heritage Festival
April 2
Port Townsend Farmers Market Opening Day
April 9
WBF Spring Symposium
April 23
Main Street Earth Day Clean Up
April 27-May 1
Centrum Choro Workshop
May 1
Main Street Art Wave Begins
May 7
Opening Day of Boating Season
May 7
Wearable Art Show
May 14-15
PT Arts Guild Rhododendron Arts & Crafts Fair
May 18-22
Rhododendron Festival
May 20
Kiwanis Fish Fry
May 22
Rhody Run & Rhody Golf Tourney
May 29-June 4
Centrum Chamber Music Festival
June 3-5
WBF Classic Mariners' Regatta
June 9
Main Street's Taste of Port Townsend
June 10-12
Steampunk Festival
June 11-12
WBF Pocket Yacht Palooza
June 18
Rakers Car Show
June 23
Race to Alaska
June 28-July 3
Centrum Voice Works
July 3-10
Centrum American Fiddle Tunes
July 4
Old School 4th of July Celebration
July 14-Sep. 1
Main Street's Concerts on the Dock, (Thursdays)
July 17-24
Centrum Writers' Conference
July 24-31
Centrum Jazz Port Townsend
July 31-Aug. 7
Centrum Acoustic Blues Festival
Aug. 5-28
KCPT Shakespeare in the Park (weekends)
Aug. 12-14
Jefferson County Fair
Aug. 13-Sept. 11
Olympic Music Festival
Aug. 20
Kiwanis Classic Car Show
Aug. 20
Uptown Street Fair & Parade
Aug. 21
All County Picnic
Aug. 27-28
Art PT Studio Tour
Sept. 9-11
Wooden Boat Festival
Sept. 10-11
PT Arts Guild Crafts 
by the Dock
Sept. 17-18
Farm and Fiber Tour
Sept. 23-25
Port Townsend Film Festival
Sept. 28-Oct. 2
Centrum Ukulele Festival
Oct. 1-2
Kinetic Sculpture Race
Oct. 6
Main Street 
Girls' Night Out
Oct. 31
Main Street Downtown 
Trick or Treat
Nov. 5-6
JeffCo Holiday Craft Fair
Nov. 5-6
Woodworkers' Show
Nov. 25-26
PT Arts Guild Holiday 
Craft Sale
Nov. 26
Main Street Merchants' 
Open House
& Small Business Saturday
Dec. 3
Main Street Community Treelighting & Santa Visit
Dec. 10
Kiwanis Choo Choo Rides
Dec. 17
Victorian Yuletide Salon
Dec. 17
Kiwanis Choo Choo Rides
Dec. 31, First Night Celebration
(Events Subject to Change)
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Port Townsend, WA 98368

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