Music, fairs among varied activities on Peninsula

This weekend offers a plethora of entertainment on the North Olympic Peninsula.

In addition to the Clallam County Fair running in Port Angeles through Sunday, which includes Pacific Northwest Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday, are the following events:

• Port Townsend Uptown Street Fair — The Uptown Street Fair will present live entertainment, the Port Townsend Arts & Crafts Fair, the Port Townsend Farmers Market, local food, free art activities for families and the Uptown Street Fair Parade from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, with events followed by a free movie, Encanto, at the Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St., at 6 p.m.

For information, visit

• All County Picnic — The All County Picnic, which combines a community gathering with disaster preparation.

On Saturday will be presentations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at HJ Carroll Park’s Rotary Pavilion at 9884 state Highway 19 (Rhody Drive) in Chimacum.

On Sunday, a tradition born during the COVID-19 lockdown, “Picnic in Place” neighborhood gatherings, will continue with more than 15 neighborhood picnics planned that day.

For more information, see

• Soundcheck — A festival highlighting Port Townsend musicians, artists and performers begins today and will continue through next Thursday.

During the week will be live music by local bands, an instructor-led swing dance, a burlesque performance, informal artist demos, an outdoor movie, a craft beverage tour and a late night after- party, among other entertainment.

For the complete Soundcheck lineup, visit

• Olympic Music Fest — Chamber music concerts will be offered at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fort Worden’s Wheeler Theater.

Tickets are on sale at www.olympicmusicfestival. org.

All seats are $40; youth ages 12 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult.

Student and group rates also are available.

The concerts will highlight works by Beethoven, Bloch, Brahms, Haydn and Mendelssohn.

• Casey Neill with Timothy Hull — Portland singer-songwriter Casey Neill will perform with Whidbey Island singer-songwriter Timothy Hull at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The show will be at The Palindrome at Eaglemount Cidery, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road in Port Townsend.

Tickets are $20 from https://caseyneill.brown or at the door.

Proof of vaccination is required for entry.

• Blake’s Birthday Bash — Queen Blake McCabe’s birthday will be celebrated at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St., Port Angeles at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. To purchase, go to

• Olympic Cellars Winery Summer Concerts, 255410 U.S. Highway 101, are set at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday.

The show tonight by Long Live Rock will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Saturday’s show will be Good Day Sunshine, benefiting the Port Angeles Food Bank.

This is the last outdoor concert of the Winery’s 2022 summer season.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. They are available online at

Urban sketchers — The Port Townsend Urban Sketchers will meet in Uptown Port Townsend at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The group will meet at the art marker at the corner of Lawrence and Tyler streets.

For more information, visit www.urbansketchers

• Benefit plant sale — The Jefferson County Food Bank Growers Network will conduct a plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The fundraising sale is at Birchyville Farm, 206 Hancock St.

For more information, visit www.foodbankgrowers. org.

• Digging deeper — Margery Whites will present “Gardening for Newcomers” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The lecture, part of the Clallam County master gardeners Digging Deeper series, is at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.

To register, visit and search for “digging deeper.”

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