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2015 Events Calendar

4th Annual Rain Festival

4th Annual Rain Festival
The Roxy Theater in Morton

April 18 at 4 p.m.

Let’s Celebrate Rain!  Enjoy musical performances, large screen sing-alongs, and a fashion show—all about rain!  Try the armchair aerobics, large screen sing-alongs, and umbrella parade.  Includes door prizes, rainy-day snacks, and family-oriented movie.

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park
Mt. Rainier National Park

April 18-19

Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on the opening weekend of National Park Week, April 18-19, 2015.

Packwood Mountain Festival
Packwood Mountain Festival
Downtown Packwood

May 2-4

This annual event is a celebration of mountain culture, heritage, crafts and customs, including Native American heritage. Packwood and surrounding history will be featured. The event is presented by the White Pass Country Historical Society and Museum. For information, call 360-494-4007.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Junior 

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Junior 
The Roxy Theater in Morton       

May 8, 15 at 7 p.m.;  May 10, 17 at 2 p.m.

Ronald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Junior is the timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir.  Watch as young actors bring this tale to chocolate-covered life.

Packwood Flea Market
Packwood Flea Market
Downtown Packwood

May 22-25

This bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a huge flea market, one of the largest in the Western US. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound! Come join the fun!

Kid's Fishing Derby at Lake Scanewa Kid's Fishing Derby at Lake Scanewa
Lake Scanewa

June 6

Every Spring for the last 21+ years, Lewis PUD and a host of community volunteers have hosted the local Kids Fishing Derby on Lake Scanewa.  Each morning of the derby hundreds of eager youngsters flip a line into the water in hopes of catching “the big one.”  Throughout the day hundreds of fish are caught with the biggest trout weighing in at about 8 pounds.  There are various competitions throughout the day for everyone to participate in.  Kids can have their faces painted, learn how to clean fish, and participate in a number of mini-games around the area.

Jim Sprick Community Park Nile Valley Days
Cliffdell

July 18-19

This weekend is packed with fun family activities: Many vendors with hand-crafted items, food booths, displays, kid’s games, egg-toss, live entertainment, Lions’ Bingo, black-powder demonstrations, horseshoe tournaments, rescue demonstrations by Central WA Mountain Rescue, and amateur wood events including the spike drive, cross-cut saw, wood-splitting, and axe throw. Also enjoy pony rides for the kids, alpacas on display and other events.  A $1.00 donation is taken at the gate, but is donation only.

Chris Guenther and the Honky Tonk Drifters in Concert 

Chris Guenther and the Honky Tonk Drifters in Concert            
The Roxy Theater in Morton

June 19, at 7 p.m.

Country/Americana recording artist Chris Guenther and his band blend Texas Swing, Old Time Fiddle, Surf, Blues, and Country Roadhouse Twang. With his band, the Honky Tonk Drifters, Chris showcases music from his 6 albums and performs music standards that have shaped the Country and Americana music landscape.

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival
Downtown Mossyrock

July 31 - August 2

Take a day to slow down and enjoy Mossyrock's small town flavor. This summer festival hosts free music on the lawn in the middle of town, a genuine home town parade, pie eating contest, quilt show, a great old car show and more! Don't miss our public market, a regular Saturday event! Take home local blueberries and sample what our country chefs and bakers can do with them!

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! 

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! 
The Roxy Theater in Morton

August 1, 4, 5, 8 at 7 p.m. and August 2, 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Presented by Centralia College East with Fire Mountain Arts Council, it’s Oklahoma! -- Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, setting standards still followed in musical theatre. Amidst the high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys, two headstrong romantics, Curly and Laurey, find love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road.  A revival of the first Centralia College East Summer Musical (1987).

Logger's Jubilee
Morton Logger's Jubilee
Morton

August 6-9

The 73rd Annual Loggers' Jubilee has become "the Granddaddy of all Logging Shows" and a celebration for people of all ages. From the Main Street Parades to the Lawnmower Races, the world famous Logging shows to the Jubilee Queen Coronation, Morton's Loggers' Jubilee promises a good time for all.

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park
Mt. Rainier National Park

August 25

Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on the National Park Service Birthday, August 25, 2015.

Packwood Flea Market
Packwood Flea Market
Packwood

September 4-7

This bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a huge flea market, one of the largest in the Western US. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound! Come join the fun!

Sportsman's Days
Sportsman's Days
Naches

September 11-13

Join us for the annual Sportsman’s Days in Naches -- one of the longest running community events in the Yakima Valley. The event features free entertainment throughout the weekend along with a midway, rides, food booths, game booths, flea market, silent auction, button drawings, free shows and much more!

Chinook Music Festival
Chinook Music Festival
Cliffdell

September 11-13

It’s all about the music at Chinook Fest!  Chinook Fest is an event featuring art, food vendors, camping, and (most importantly) over 30 of the finest Roots-Rock, Blues, Americana, and Folk artists around. This year’s festival will be held September 11th – September 13th at Jim Sprick Community Park; a rustic retreat on the banks of the Naches River, nestled in the scenic Central Washington Cascades. Note that Friday and Saturday are for ages 21+.  All ages welcome on Sunday - family friendly! Purchase festival tickets online.

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park
Mt. Rainier National Park

September 26

Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on Public Lands Day, September 26, 2015.
Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park
Mt. Rainier National Park

November 11

Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015.

Christmas in the Mountains

Christmas in the Mountains
The Roxy Theater in Morton
               
December 12 2:00-8:00 p.m.

Christmas in the Mountains is a community-wide event.  Come to the Roxy for hayrides, living nativity, entertainment, and free holiday movie.

 

Past Events

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park
Mt. Rainier National Park

January 19

Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 19, 2015.

The Songs of Sondheim in Concert

The Songs of Sondheim in Concert
The Roxy Theater in Morton
               
February 28 at 7 p.m.    

The Songs of Sondheim - A celebration of the musical-theatre songwriting of Stephen Sondheim through the voices of Erin Bake, Bob McKenzie-Sullivan, Joseph Brassey, Catherine Brassey, Alan Newman, Paul Brassey, and Fiona Thornton, accompanied by Nancy Dillard and directed by Paul Brassey.

White Pass Winter Carnival
White Pass Winter Carnival
White Pass Ski Resort

February 28 - March 1

Join us for the 29th Annual White Pass Winter Carnival. Celebrate the last weeks of winter with our spectacular interactive snow castle, carnival games and races, world-class snow sculptures, Fireworks, and live music. The Winter Carnival is routinely rated among the best winter events in the Pacific Northwest!

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado Bluegrass Band

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado Bluegrass Band
The Roxy Theater in Morton
               
March 8 at 2 p.m.

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado is a high energy, high mountain “bluegrass explosion,” featuring the amazing banjo playing of Jeff Scroggins plus award winning musicians on mandolin, guitar, fiddle and bass.

Hope on the Slopes
Hope on the Slopes
White Pass Ski Resort

March 14 & 15

Hope on the Slopes is a 24-hour SLIDE 4 THE CURE! Raise valuable funds to support American Cancer Society-funded research & programming. Cancer is on the decline for the first time in history - let's keep it that way! Get a team together or go it alone at the 8th Annual Hope on the Slopes.

Blue Suede Renegade - Danny Vernon 

Blue Suede Renegade - Danny Vernon
The Roxy Theater in Morton

March 20 at 7 p.m.

Back by popular demand:  the Blue Suede Renegade, starring Danny Vernon, the dynamic performer with his amazing voice and charisma who re-creates the excitement of Elvis.

One Snowy Night 

One Snowy Night
The Roxy Theater in Morton

March 21 at 7 p.m. & March 22, at 2 p.m.

One Snowy Night by Charles Way--a young Icelandic boy faces responsibility, along with mythical characters, for his family's isolated farmstead. Humor and drama that will please both children and adults.

   
   

 

 

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