PORT ANGELES — Old favorites and new experiences will come together for a four-day festival of music and other entertainment at the 2019 Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts beginning today.
Thirty-seven acts — including such favorites as Ballet Victoria, Creme Tangerine, Twisted Roots and Chandra Johnson and the Homeschool Boys — will be presented at four venues during the 26th annual festival.
Passes for all four days of the festival are $85 at the gate. Daily tickets are $30 for Friday or Monday and $40 for Saturday or Sunday. Students with valid identification can purchase half-price tickets. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free of charge.
The primary festival grounds are at the Vern Burton Community Center at 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. There are the D.A. Davidson Main Stage, the Nancy Vivolo/7 Cedars Casino Chamber Stage and the festival ticket store, as well as art shows in the Vern Burton atrium and at the entrance to the Main Stage.
Outdoors at the Vern Burton center will be 12 food vendors and 42 artisans booths, as well as a Community Tent and free outdoor entertainment.
Other venues are at the Elks Naval Lodge at 131 E. First St. The Elwha River Casino Stage will be on the second floor of the lodge. The KONP Stage will be on the third floor.
Tonight’s entertainment will begin at 5:15 p.m. on the two stages at the Vern Burton center.
Saturday and Sunday concerts will begin at noon. Music on Monday will start at 11 a.m., with the final act at 4:15 p.m.
On Memorial Day on Monday, each active-duty service member and each veteran will be given a 50 percent military discount on festival day passes.
At 11:45 a.m., a Memorial Day celebration is set on the Main Stage. Mac Macdonald will share a slide show about his experience during D-Day in Normandy. Stephanie Doenges of the Brad & Gravy band will lead participants in song to to conclude the ceremony.
A free festival shuttle will loop around the venue sites — the Vern Burton Center and the parking lot across from the Elks lodge — from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Painting classes and free yoga provided by Poser Yoga will be offered at the Vern Burton center.
A variety of area businesses are sponsoring the festival, including the Peninsula Daily News.
Information is available at jffa.org.
The Peninsula Daily News published a 2019 Juan de Fuca Festival guide May 15. That special section also can be found online at www.peninsuladaily news.com. Go to the Menu, then to Print Editions and then click on either Clallam or Jefferson counties. Special sections are below the e-editions.