Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival runs May 12-20

>

PORT TOWNSEND — Marching crayons, ballerina dogs, carnival hucksters, the pink coats, floats and high school bands: They’ll all come together in a menagerie of sites and sounds for the annual Rhododendron Festival beginning Saturday.

The weeklong festival is laid-back for its first few days, but it gradually builds until the crescendo of the Grand Parade on May 19.

One might notice an unusual number of bicyclists out for a ride Saturday and not connect them to the Rhododendron Festival. But they’re the vanguard of the festival, pedaling the 32-, 45-, 55- and 62-mile routes of the Rhody Bike Tour.

Also beginning Saturday is the Arts and Crafts Fair in the parking lot behind Port Townsend City Hall, which runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all week.

Then all is quiet again for a few days as the town holds its breath before the flurry of parades.

See the full schedule of Rhododendron Festival events on the link below, or consult this weekend’s Peninsula Spotlight magazine, on sale Friday and Saturday throughout Jefferson and Clallam Counties, for full coverage of the festival.

More in News

Seattle students rally for stronger COVID-19 safety protocols at schools

About 100 Seattle students gathered outside the Seattle Public Schools… Continue reading

Dismissed Kennewick fire chief sues alleging racial discrimination

A former Kennewick fire chief is suing the southeast Washington… Continue reading

Weekly flight operations scheduled

There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft… Continue reading

How to donate to and apply for Peninsula Home Fund

The Peninsula Home Fund never closes. It can accept donations all year… Continue reading

x
Thank You! Generous donors swell Peninsula Home Fund

Gifts continue to come in to help people in need in Clallam, Jefferson counties

Hospitals strained as COVID-19 cases grow

Tests, medicine in short supply

EYE ON CLALLAM: Commissioners consider interim county engineer

Government meetings across Clallam County

Most Read