Levi Plumb of Seattle-based R90 Lighting adjusts a stage light on the Main Stage on Thursday in Vern Burton Community Center for this weekend’s Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. (KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS)

Levi Plumb of Seattle-based R90 Lighting adjusts a stage light on the Main Stage on Thursday in Vern Burton Community Center for this weekend’s Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. (KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS)

Juan de Fuca Festival begins today

PORT ANGELES — The 30th anniversary Juan de Fuca Festival begins today, bringing together more than 60 acts on five stages and dozens of artisan and food vendors at the free street fair.

The Vern Burton Community Center and grounds, 308 E. Fourth St., is the hub for the celebration of music and art from around the region and beyond.

The street fair, which will also showcase 18 Juan de Fuca debut artisans — local entrepreneurs vending for the first time — will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Sunday.

The Five Acre School Soundwaves marimba band will play on the Community Stage outside the Vern Burton center at 4:15 p.m. today, and then comes the opening ceremony for the Juan de Fuca Festival at 5 p.m. On the mainstage inside the Vern Burton, live music starts at 5:30 p.m. this evening and continues through Sunday, with the closing act, the Americana band Rose’s Pawn Shop, starting its mainstage show at 8:30 p.m.

This year, those 17 and younger get in free to the festival, and students 21 and younger with valid ID pay half price.

Three-day passes for adults are $100, while single-day passes are $30 for today, $55 for Saturday and $50 for Sunday. The Juan de Fuca Festival’s new mobile app offers ticket sales and information, as does its website, JFFA.org.

This evening’s lineup includes:

• 5:30 p.m.: Newski, Vern Burton mainstage.

• 5:45 p.m. Blue Hole Iguanas, Chamber Stage adjacent to the Vern Burton.

• 6 p.m.: Shula Azhar bellydance troupe, Community Stage outside the Vern Burton.

• 7 p.m.: Blue Moon Marquee, mainstage.

• 7 p.m. Tabor & Albero Music, Chamber Stage.

• 8:15 p.m. Tony Furtado, Chamber Stage.

• 8:30 p.m. Boy Band Review, mainstage.

At 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Port Angeles yoga teacher Jenny Houston will teach free outdoor yoga classes near the Community Stage. Also on both days, live entertainment will start on the various stages at noon and continue till 10 p.m.

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