Live Music, Food, Arts & Crafts, Farmers Market and Children's Art Activities
Crafts, non-profits, and arts activities abound at this annual, Saturday-only, event! There is live music, a parade, food, art activities, and a crafts sale at this local event. The fair is located on at Tyler Street and Lawrence Street in Uptown Port Townsend, adjacent to the Port Townsend Community Center. The Port Townsend Farmer’s Market is also be open one block over on Polk St. Hours are 10am-5pm.
2017 Info TBA
The Uptown Street Fair celebrates 26 years of fun in Uptown and includes great local music, the Port Townsend Arts & Crafts Fair, the Port Townsend Farmers Market, tasty food on the street, free art activities for families and much more.
Come hang out with your Uptown businesses and neighbors for the day at this colorful community event. The Arts and Crafts Fair and Farmers Market begin at 9 am; children's activities follow from 10 am - 3 pm, and music from 10 am - 5 pm. The Uptown Pub is hosting an outdoor beer garden. The "GRANDLY LOCAL PARADE" is at 2pm. Come make a day of it in historic, pedestrian-friendly Uptown. Lawrence Street and Tyler Street are closed for the Street Fair, as well as the Farmer's Market location on Polk Street. Bring your appetite--there will be delicious local food vendors at the event.
The Uptown Street Fair is funded with generous support from sponsors and in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission. Sponsored by The Port Townsend Main Street Program, The Port Townsend Arts Guild, ARTSWA, Uptown Pub, Pane d'Amore Artisan Bakery, Carlson Chiropractic, Printery Communications, The Business Guides, Aldrich's Market, First Baptist Church, Clark H. Sturdivant, DDS, Petals Flowers, Wallyworks, Potpourri NW Interiors, and Central Welding. Thank you!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
9 am – 5 pm, Port Townsend Arts Guild Arts & Crafts Fair and Jefferson County Farmer’s Market
10 am – 3 pm, Art Activities for Children of all ages
10 am – 5 pm, Live Music featuring Local Talent!
10 – 10:30 am, Young Fiddlers
10:30-11 am, The Twins ~ Julia McHugh and Meg Barnes
11 am – 12 noon, Port Townsend Summer Band
12 noon – 1 pm, Pies on the Run
1-2 pm, Dream City
2:30 – 2:45 pm, Forrest Brennan, Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow participant
2:45 – 3:15 pm, Belly Dancers and Fire Arts Performance
3:30 – 4:45 pm, 3 Chords and the Truth
2 pm, GRANDLY LOCAL PARADE! Be a part of the fun! It’s one of the shortest and most colorful parades in the Northwest! Original trophies created by Jeanne Moore, owner of Potpourri NW Interiors, and her creative crew. Awards presentation immediately following the parade. Meet by the East Jefferson Fire & Rescue Station, no religious or political entries please.
Schedule subject to change
The Uptown Street Fair coordination is under the auspices of the Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit. The Main Street Program has long connection with this wonderfully eclectic event. Staff and Main Street volunteers have helped coordinate the publicity for Uptown Street Fair events since the first event. Thanks to the Uptown Street Fair Planning Committee: Jeanne Moore of Potpourri NW Interiors, Donna Harding of The Port Townsend Arts Guild, Mari Mullen of the Port Townsend Main Street Program, Christel Hildebrant of The Uptown Pub, Sandy Spencer of Lively Olive Tasting Bar, Bickie Steffan of Bickie's Cotton Casuals and Helen Gunn, of the Gallus-Rutz Building. Special thanks to Wallyworks Construction, the City of Port Townsend and The Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race. The 2016's poster features original art by Uptown artist Michael Hale; it is printed by Printery Communications.
The Arts Guild uses the monies raised by the booth fees to fund college scholarships in the arts for our county students as well as other cultural events. This year, the Port Townsend awarded scholarships to Nicola Pieper and Taylor Cerna both from Chimacum High School. We also gave $2300 to Jefferson County Food Bank in 2015. For booth space applications for this fair and Crafts by the Dock in September and our Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in November, please go to www.porttownsendartsguild.org; call or text 360-774-6544. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.