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Enjoy a festival, join a fun run, tour an interpretive site, or just make your own celebration with a family picnic or camping trip. Choose from dozens of activities and events throughout the year. You can submit your state park event via email to get it placed on the calendar. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit the Discover Pass website.

Blake Island State Park

  1. Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists 2015 Season

    July 3, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Blake Island State Park

    Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches—be sure to visit one this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the beach without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more.

  2. Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists 2015 Season

    July 4, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Blake Island State Park

    Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches—be sure to visit one this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the beach without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more.

  3. Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists 2015 Season

    July 5, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Blake Island State Park

    Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches—be sure to visit one this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the beach without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more.

Bridle Trails State Park

  1. Lake Washington Saddle Club -Jumper Fun Shows

    July 11, All Day

    Jumper classes ranging from cross-rails to 3'9". $500 MINI PRIX offered at September show only.

  2. Lake Washington Saddle Club -Hunter Shows

    July 12, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Jumper classes ranging from cross-rails to 3'9". $500 MINI PRIX offered at September show only.

  3. Lake Washington Saddle Club - Trail Training and Obstacle Day

    July 15, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Obstacle training develops calmness, balance, responsiveness to aides, and trust between horse and rider, using objects and terrain found/encountered on the trail and in the "real world". It carries over to any type of riding in all disciplines, and is beneficial for horses and riders at any age and stage of training. A variety of "interesting" objects and challenges will be set up around the arena, and you will be free to experiment with and experience them at your own pace in a safe and supervised environment. Barrels, poles and flags will be set up in the big arena for 1 hour each for gaming practice.

  4. Forest Nature Walks

    July 18, 10:00 AM - July 19, 1:00 PM @ Bridle Trails State Park

    July 18 and September 12th - Learn about the natural history, plants, and animals of this exceptional forested natural area, how biological diversity in forests develops over time, and how we are dealing with the threat of invasive plants to urban forests. We will look for a few rare plants. Meet in the main parking lot. Please sign up in advance by phone or email: 425-827-6595 or programs@bridletrails.org.

  5. Lake Washington Saddle Club - Dressage Events

    July 19, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Join us for a relaxed schooling show, judged by top-level local certified dressage judges. All test levels are welcome in any USEF/USDF approved dressage test including Eventing, Musical Freestyle, Gaited, Para-Equestrian and Western Dressage

  6. Sharkey Hunter Jumper Clinic

    July 25, 8:00 AM - July 26, 5:00 PM

  7. Horses and Hops

    July 25, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Bridle Trails State Park

    Lake Washington Saddle Club and Bridle Trails Park Foundation are CELEBRATING OUR EQUINE COMMUNITY with a unique PRIZE RIDE through gorgeous Bridle Trails State Park. We'll gather at the show grounds arena for instructions and set out on a prize bound adventure promptly at 3:00 PM. We'll stagger our starts to limit horse congestion and maximize human enjoyment. Upon completion of the ride, we'll celebrate with local "hops" (from Thirsty Hop) and root beer for the humans, as well as water and carrots for the horses.

  8. Cascade Horse Show Hunter/Jumper

    July 30, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Bridle Trails State Park

    A 3 day USEF Regional 1 rated hunter/jumper horse show plus 1 day of set up while horses arrive and move into the stalls and schooling in the arenas for horses coming to the show from 12-5 on 7/30. Discover Pass Required

  9. Cascade Horse Show Hunter/Jumper

    July 31, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Bridle Trails State Park

    A 3 day USEF Regional 1 rated hunter/jumper horse show plus 1 day of set up while horses arrive and move into the stalls and schooling in the arenas for horses coming to the show from 12-5 on 7/30. Discover Pass Required

Cama Beach State Park

  1. Crafts

    July 2, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  2. Discover Wagon

    July 2, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  3. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    July 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  4. Crafts

    July 4, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  5. Old Time Ways- hands of history programs

    July 4, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Learn how things were done in the "Old Days" and do it yourself.

  6. Music at the Boat house

    July 5, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Summer jam with various bands celebrating the joy of summer

  7. Ranger talks and cool items

    July 5, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Every Sunday a Ranger will bring out various artifacts to a table in front of the store. This is a hands on display where you will learn the history and get to touch the artifact. On most Sundays the collection includes a section of 40,000 year old Mammoth tusk.

  8. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    July 6, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  9. Discover Wagon

    July 6, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  10. Crafts

    July 7, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  11. Walks and Junior Ranger programs

    July 7, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Walks: on the beach, in the forest, to the lake trail choice will vary. Junior Ranger programs will be part of the program for the youth present.

  12. Crafts

    July 8, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  13. Junion Ranger program and learn geocaching for all ages

    July 8, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Varied Junior Ranger programs and introduction to geocaching designed for all ages to learn this fun activity. Geocaching is a great activity for the family to do together.

  14. Crafts

    July 9, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  15. Discover Wagon

    July 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  16. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    July 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  17. Crafts

    July 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  18. Old Time Ways- hands of history programs

    July 11, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Learn how things were done in the "Old Days" and do it yourself.

  19. Ranger talks and cool items

    July 12, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Every Sunday a Ranger will bring out various artifacts to a table in front of the store. This is a hands on display where you will learn the history and get to touch the artifact. On most Sundays the collection includes a section of 40,000 year old Mammoth tusk.

  20. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    July 13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  21. Discover Wagon

    July 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  22. Crafts

    July 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  23. Walks and Junior Ranger programs

    July 14, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Walks: on the beach, in the forest, to the lake trail choice will vary. Junior Ranger programs will be part of the program for the youth present.

  24. Crafts

    July 15, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  25. Junion Ranger program and learn geocaching for all ages

    July 15, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Varied Junior Ranger programs and introduction to geocaching designed for all ages to learn this fun activity. Geocaching is a great activity for the family to do together.

  26. Crafts

    July 16, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  27. Discover Wagon

    July 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  28. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    July 17, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  29. Crafts

    July 18, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  30. Old Time Ways- hands of history programs

    July 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Learn how things were done in the "Old Days" and do it yourself.

  31. Ranger talks and cool items

    July 19, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Every Sunday a Ranger will bring out various artifacts to a table in front of the store. This is a hands on display where you will learn the history and get to touch the artifact. On most Sundays the collection includes a section of 40,000 year old Mammoth tusk.

  32. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    July 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  33. Discover Wagon

    July 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  34. Crafts

    July 21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  35. Walks and Junior Ranger programs

    July 21, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Walks: on the beach, in the forest, to the lake trail choice will vary. Junior Ranger programs will be part of the program for the youth present.

  36. Crafts

    July 22, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  37. Junion Ranger program and learn geocaching for all ages

    July 22, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Varied Junior Ranger programs and introduction to geocaching designed for all ages to learn this fun activity. Geocaching is a great activity for the family to do together.

  38. Crafts

    July 23, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  39. Discover Wagon

    July 23, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  40. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    July 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  41. Crafts

    July 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  42. Old Time Ways- hands of history programs

    July 25, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Learn how things were done in the "Old Days" and do it yourself.

  43. Ranger talks and cool items

    July 26, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Every Sunday a Ranger will bring out various artifacts to a table in front of the store. This is a hands on display where you will learn the history and get to touch the artifact. On most Sundays the collection includes a section of 40,000 year old Mammoth tusk.

  44. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    July 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  45. Discover Wagon

    July 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  46. Crafts

    July 28, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  47. Walks and Junior Ranger programs

    July 28, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Walks: on the beach, in the forest, to the lake trail choice will vary. Junior Ranger programs will be part of the program for the youth present.

  48. Crafts

    July 29, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  49. Junion Ranger program and learn geocaching for all ages

    July 29, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Varied Junior Ranger programs and introduction to geocaching designed for all ages to learn this fun activity. Geocaching is a great activity for the family to do together.

  50. Crafts

    July 30, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  51. Discover Wagon

    July 30, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  52. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    July 31, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

Camano Island State Park

  1. Crab season- opening day

    July 2, 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Camano Island State Park

    Opening day of Crab season for area 8-1 and 8-2. The Camano Island State Park boat launch has limited facilities, expect delays in launching, waits have reached up to one hour. Rangers will be at the launch helping to direct traffic and keep the day moving.

  2. Climate Change

    July 4, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Camano Island State Park

    Ben Serrurier Climate Change - Practical solutions to Global Warming

  3. Summer ampitheater programs

    July 11, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Camano Island State Park

    Summer amphitheater programs at Camano Island, programs focus on nature and history This description will be updated throughout the summer for the individual programs.

  4. Summer ampitheater programs

    July 18, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Camano Island State Park

    Summer amphitheater programs at Camano Island, programs focus on nature and history This description will be updated throughout the summer for the individual programs.

  5. Summer ampitheater programs

    July 25, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Camano Island State Park

    Summer amphitheater programs at Camano Island, programs focus on nature and history This description will be updated throughout the summer for the individual programs.

Cape Disappointment State Park

  1. Long Beach/Ocean Park/Benson Beach Coast Savers Beach Cleanup

    July 5, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cape Disappointment State Park

    This Fourth of July weekend, Washington CoastSavers will be joining forces with the Grassroots Garbage Gang, Surfrider Foundation, the cities of Long Beach, Ocean Shores and other partners to tackle the enormous amounts of trash typically left on the beach after the holiday weekend. Please consider joining our efforts by volunteering to hand out bags at beach approaches on the afternoon of July 4th and/or help remove filled bags from the high tide line on Sunday morning, July 5th.

    While at this time, many people are optimistic that the Legislature will meet its June 30 deadline, failure to do so would trigger a statewide shutdown of services, including closure of state parks. Please be aware that this may impact this event. The specific beach registration points that would be closed in the event of a State Parks closure are Copalis at Ocean City, Moclips/Pacific Beach, and Benson Beach at Cape Disappointment. All other registration points would still be open for July 5

  2. Waikiki Beach Concert Series Features "The Quick & Easy Boys"

    July 11, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cape Disappointment State Park

    A Portland Trio with their own blend of "Rock & Roll" Sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia River Gateway and other sponsors. Performed at the Waikiki Amphitheatre.

  3. Waikiki Beach Concert Series Features "Dedric Clark and the Social Animals

    July 25, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cape Disappointment State Park

    "A unique blend of Rock, Americana, Classic Pop and Alternative Country" Sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia River Gateway and other Sponsors. Performed at the Waikiki Beach Amphitheatre.

Commission and public meetings

  1. Regular Commission Meeting

    July 23, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Poulsbo City Hall

Deception Pass State Park

  1. American Roots Music Series - 133D WA Army National Guard Band "Brass Patriots"

    July 4, 7:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Brass band music from Soldier/Musicians for Independence Day!

  2. American Roots Music Series - Dave and the Dalmatians

    July 11, 7:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    A Capella songs from the Croatian Coast and beyond.

  3. Old Growth Forest of Ecology with Dr. David Shaw

    July 18, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Cornet Bay Environmental Learning Center

    Deception Pass State Park is home to a dynamic landscape that goes beyond the churning waters of Deception Pass and its famous Bridge… and into some of the last remaining old-growth forests in the lower Puget Sound basin. Join us for a day in the woods and perhaps a new experience that combines the love of learning with the adventure of exploring a land of immense trees, thousands of shades of green, and a profound sense of quiet and remoteness. Our instructor Dr. David Shaw, is a forest ecologist specializing in forest health, pathology, and entomology; and insects/diseases interaction with fire, silviculture and management.

  4. American Roots Music Series - Kohala

    July 18, 7:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Traditional and contemporary Hawaiian guitar with a hula or two.

  5. American Roots Music Series - The Onlies

    July 25, 7:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Fiddle tunes from Scotland, Ireland, and the Americas.

Fort Flagler State Park

  1. Free Outdoor Concert - Badd Dog Blues Society

    July 4, 5:00 PM @ Fort Flagler State Park

    Free outdoor concert at Ft Flagler State Park begins at 5:00pm with Badd Dog Blues Society. Beverages and snacks available for purchase.

Fort Worden State Park

  1. Old School Fourth of July at Fort Worden State Park

    July 4, 4:00 PM @ Fort Worden State Park

    Celebrate the Fourth of July the “old-school” way, with three-legged races, bean-bag toss, pie eating contest and tug-of-war at the Fort Worden State Park parade grounds. Four different bands will play throughout the day, starting at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks from the beach start at 10 p.m. Please note: Many events are taking place July 4 at Fort Worden, so plan ahead for traffic and parking.

Joemma Beach State Park

  1. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 2, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Joemma Beach State Park

    Beach Walks presented by Harbor Wild Watch. Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  2. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 5, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Joemma Beach State Park

    Beach Walks presented by Harbor Wild Watch. Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

Kopachuck State Park

  1. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 1, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Kopachuck State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  2. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 3, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Kopachuck State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  3. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 4, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Kopachuck State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  4. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 15, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Kopachuck State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  5. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 16, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Kopachuck State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  6. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 29, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Kopachuck State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  7. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 30, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Kopachuck State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. Mud Factor

    July 12, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    "Seriously Fun, 5K Obstacle Run!" . Mud Factor is a family fun run with participants 4 years old and up. This is a 5k(3 mile) running course social athletic event. Obstacles are placed throughout the course with several mud pits constructed to enhance this unique experience. This is not a competitive event, with no timing or scoring whatsoever. Discover Pass required.

  2. The Great Inflatable Race

    July 25, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    This event is an approximate 5k fun run with 8-10 inflatable obstacles spread throughout the course. Discover Pass required.

Manchester State Park

  1. Guided Beach Walk

    July 2, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Manchester State Park

    Meet a naturalist to explore the intertidal habitat at low tide. Stroll the shore, investigate unique animals and discover how you can become a Puget Sound beach Steward. Look for the canopy near the beach.

  2. South Kitsap Fire & Rescue Presents "Touch a Truck" Date Change

    July 3, 3:00 PM @ Manchester State Park

    A family friendly event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a fire truck and learn about campfire and fireworks safety.

    Due to conflicting events this event has been changed from July 4th to July 3rd.

  3. Guided Beach Walk

    July 17, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Manchester State Park

    Meet a naturalist to explore the intertidal habitat at low tide. Stroll the shore, investigate unique animals and discover how you can become a Puget Sound beach Steward. Look for the canopy near the beach.

Ocean City State Park

  1. Chance a La Mer / Copalis Beach Coast Savers Beach Cleanup

    July 5, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Chance a La Mer / Copalis

    This Fourth of July weekend, Washington CoastSavers will be joining forces with the Grassroots Garbage Gang, Surfrider Foundation, the cities of Long Beach, Ocean Shores and other partners to tackle the enormous amounts of trash typically left on the beach after the holiday weekend. Please consider joining our efforts by volunteering to hand out bags at beach approaches on the afternoon of July 4th and/or help remove filled bags from the high tide line on Sunday morning, July 5th

    While at this time, many people are optimistic that the Legislature will meet its June 30 deadline, failure to do so would trigger a statewide shutdown of services, including closure of state parks. Please be aware that this may impact this event.The specific beach registration points that would be closed in the event of a State Parks closure are Copalis at Ocean City, Moclips/Pacific Beach, and Benson Beach at Cape Disappointment. All other registration points would still be open for July 5

Pacific Beach State Park

  1. Moclips/Pacific Beach Coast Savers Beach Cleanup

    July 5, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Pacific Beach State Park

    This Fourth of July weekend, Washington CoastSavers will be joining forces with the Grassroots Garbage Gang, Surfrider Foundation, the cities of Long Beach, Ocean Shores and other partners to tackle the enormous amounts of trash typically left on the beach after the holiday weekend. Please consider joining our efforts by volunteering to hand out bags at beach approaches on the afternoon of July 4th and/or help remove filled bags from the high tide line on Sunday morning, July 5th.

    While at this time, many people are optimistic that the Legislature will meet its June 30 deadline, failure to do so would trigger a statewide shutdown of services, including closure of state parks. Please be aware that this may impact this event. The specific beach registration points that would be closed in the event of a State Parks closure are Copalis at Ocean City, Moclips/Pacific Beach, and Benson Beach at Cape Disappointment. All other registration points would still be open July 5

Peace Arch State Park

  1. Ragnar Relay

    July 17, 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Penrose Point State Park

  1. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 1, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  2. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 3, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  3. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 4, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  4. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 15, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  5. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 17, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  6. The History of Penrose Point

    July 18, 8:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    Come join us for the "History of Penrose Point" presented by the Key Peninsula Historical Society. For centuries families have spent summers camping on the shores of the Key Peninsula. Come hear stories of these early campers from the Puget Salish People to the family of Dr. Penrose.

    Evening program held in the amphitheater in the campground.

  7. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 29, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  8. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    July 30, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

Saltwater State Park

  1. Watch the Fireworks!

    July 4, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Saltwater State Park

    View the fireworks from Saltwater State Park: While no fireworks are allowed in the park, Saltwater State Park is a great place to go for safe viewing of fireworks – and Saltwater staff are keeping the park open late on the Fourth of July – until 11 p.m. -- so that visitors can enjoy the firework show from neighboring areas. Bring along your Discover Pass for vehicle access to the park. Then find a good viewing spot and enjoy the show. From Saltwater, fireworks from Des Moines Marina, Vashon and Maury Islands and even glimpses of Tacoma and Seattle fireworks can be seen

  2. Southeast Asian Celebration

    July 18, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Saltwater State Park

    Featuring music, dance, food and display booths. Performances by Cambodian Classical and Folk Dance Northwest, Kinnaly Lao Traditional Music & Dance Troupe, Bong Lang Ruam Jai Band from Thailand, River Ridge Taiko Ensemble from Japan, India South Sound Association

Twanoh State Park

  1. ShellFest 2015

    July 11, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Activities will feature low-tide walks guided by local experts, ice tables with displays of different shellfish, and hands-on activities for children. Special presentations by the Skokomish Tribe include cedar-bark pounding, short rope weaving demonstrations, songs and drumming and storytelling by Delbert Miller of the Skokomish Tribe. Lunch will be provided by Taylor Shellfish, featuring Chef Xinh Dwelley of Xinh’s Clam and Oyster House in Shelton. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will consist of sautéed clams and geoduck chowder.

Twin Harbors State Park

  1. Coast Savers Beach Clean Up

    July 5, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Twin Harbors

    This Fourth of July weekend, Washington CoastSavers will be joining forces with the Grassroots Garbage Gang, Surfrider Foundation, the cities of Long Beach, Ocean Shores and other partners to tackle the enormous amounts of trash typically left on the beach after the holiday weekend. Please consider joining our efforts by volunteering to hand out bags at beach approaches on the afternoon of July 4th

    Please check in before beginning any cleanup activities. Check in is at the Schafer Rd. Ocean Beach Approach parking lot, between 9:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. Volunteers will receive supplies, basic information about the cleanup, and will fill out a State Parks volunteer timesheet.

    At this time, many people are optimistic that the Legislature will meet its June 30 deadline, failure to do so would trigger a statewide shutdown of services, including closure of state parks. Please be aware that this may impact this event.