News Release 13-050
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Srey Ryser, (360) 902-8626 Srey.Ryser@parks.wa.gov
Rick Lewis, (509) 996-2370 Rick.Lewis@parks.wa.gov
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388
Celebrate Washington’s diverse cultures at festival in Pearrygin Lake State Park
Aug. 27, 2013 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to the Celebrating Cultures festival at Pearrygin Lake State Park in the Methow Valley.
The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 on the lakeshore of Pearrygin Lake at Pearrygin Lake State Park, 561 Bear Creek Road in Winthrop. Celebrate Washington’s diverse cultures with music and performing art styles from around the world. Refreshments provided by Room One are available during the festival. Visitors enter the event through the east campground of Pearrygin Lake State Park. All are welcome to the free event. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the event.
Performances are scheduled as follows:
• 1 to 2 p.m. – Diego Coy Música Colombiana – traditional music of Colombia
• 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. – An Dochas – performing Irish traditional music with a contemporary
• 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Luc and the Lovingtons – Seattle world music band with Methow Valley roots
The festival is part of a broader series of events celebrating Washington’s diverse cultures. The program is a partnership between the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington State Arts Commission, and Northwest Heritage Resources with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Washington State Parks Foundation. For a full schedule of Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program events, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events.
The Celebrating Cultures festival is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are required in order to attend, please call (509) 429-6808 or (509) 996-2370. Those who are hearing-impaired or speech-impaired may call the Washington Telecommunications Relay Service at (800) 833-6388. Requests must be made in advance.
Pearrygin Lake State Park is a camping park with more than 1,200 acres in the Methow Valley of north central Washington. The park features expansive green lawns leading to 11,000 feet of waterfront on Pearrygin Lake. The lake offers swimming, fishing and boating. Old willows and ash provide shade on hot summer days. Hikers also can walk the Rex Derr trail, a 3.1-mile loop through the east campground and along the shrub steppe hillside above Pearrygin Lake.
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The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. Washington State Parks turned 100 years old on March 19, 2013, and will celebrate with events in parks all over the state, all year long. For more information, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events/.
Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.