PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Downtown Association is proud to present its fifth annual Arts & Draughts Festival on Laurel Street between First and Railroad streets from noon until 11 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets to the beer garden are $10 today and $30 Saturday. Tickets for both days are $35.
The Saturday ticket comes with a miniature pilsner glass and five tokens for samples at the beer tasting. Additional tokens are available for purchase inside the beer garden.
Libations will be served at the “Bier Cart” inside the 21-and-older beer garden between First and Front streets during today’s kickoff party and all-day tasting Saturday beginning at noon.
Over 15 breweries, cideries and wineries will pour samples of craft beer, wine, cider and hard kombucha for tasting from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to featuring over 20 regional breweries, wineries and cideries, Arts & Draughts will host a street fair that showcases hand-crafted merchandise and plenty of local food vendors.
Live music will be a prominent feature in the festival with live performances happening throughout the entirety of the festival and headlining concerts both tonight Friday and Saturday night.
This year, musical entertainment has been expanded to include an acoustic stage that will include a free performance by Harmonica Pocket at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Harmonica Pocket, a duo from Townsend, has the reputation of being “silly and sweet,” according to organizers.
The stage will be located on North Laurel Street across from the Black Ball Ferry terminal.
Both days include events that are family friendly and free to the public.
Art displays and food vendors will be open from noon to 7:30 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, the North Olympic Library System — which oversees public libraries in Clallam County — and the Port Angeles unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula will provide hands-on activities for children and adults on Saturday.
Local buskers will keep the street alive with music with performances on the Acoustic Stage today and Saturday afternoon.
This evening’s entertainment will be DUBble Standard (4 p.m.), Jupe Jupe (5:30 p.m.), Mazy and the Fellas (7 p.m.) and headlines at 8 p.m. with The Terps.
Saturday performances will be Bread & Gravy (1 p.m.), Professor (3 p.m.), Black Diamond Junction (5 p.m.) and Said the Whale (7 p.m.)
Community sponsors are Elwha River Casino, 7 Cedars Casino, Blackball Ferry, City of Port Angeles, Evergreen Meats, E-Z Pawn, Next Door Gastropub, Northwest Cabs, Odyssey Bookshop, Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission, OSP Sling, Peninsula Daily News, Radio Pacific, Red Lion Hotel and Strait-View Credit Union.
In conjunction with the festival, a fiber arts show will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Studio Bob at 118 ½ E. Front St.
The non-juried exhibit sponsored by Cabled Fiber & Yarn will be on exhibit through Oct. 4. It is an extension of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, held annually in Sequim beginning in October.
Here is the schedule for the 2019 Port Angeles Arts & Draughts beer and wine festival:
• Noon-11 p.m. — Kickoff party with live music, food vendors and beer garden.
• Noon-7:30 p.m. — Family-friendly street fair with over 20 arts and food vendors.
• 4 p.m. — DUBble Standard.
• 5:30 p.m. — Jupe Jupe.
• 7 p.m. — Mazy and the Fellas.
• 8 p.m. — The Terps.
• 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. — Free street fair with vendors and live music.
• 1 p.m.-9 p.m. — Brewery and winery tasting.
• 11:30 a.m. — Harmonica Pocket.
• 2 p.m.–7 p.m. — Local busker performances.
• 1 p.m. — Bread & Gravy.
• 3 p.m. — Professor.
• 5 p.m. — Black Diamond Junction.
• 7 p.m. — Said the Whale.