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  1. 17-047 Enjoy diverse traditional music styles at the International Concert Series

    Enjoy free one-hour concerts Sunday afternoons throughout August at Peach Arch Historical State Park in Blaine. Music genres include Scandinavian, Caribbean steel pan and French Canadian, plus the world's only seated marching band. Read on...
  2. 17-046 Commission regular meeting scheduled in Walla Walla next week

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider policy items, extension of a park long-term boundary and a 2018 meeting schedule at its regular meeting beginning at 9 a.m. July 13 in Walla Walla next week. Read on...
  3. 17-045 Step back in time with live music, dancing at Cama Beach Historical State Park this summer

    State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to the free Summer Music and Dance Series at Cama Beach Historical State Park, Friday and Saturday evenings July 15 through Aug. 12. Read on...
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  1. 2017 National Gold Medal Awards
    The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), recently announced that Washington State Parks has been named a finalist for the 2017 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

    Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition. 

    The agency is a finalist in the State Parks category. This video is Washington State Parks’ final submission for consideration of the 2017 National Gold Medal Awards.

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  1. Lisa Ornstein and Dan Compton - Quebecois and old-time fiddle and guitar

    Summer’s in full swing, and you can be, too! 

    Make Washington state parks your go-to places for dancing, music concerts, low-tide exploring, ranger talks, nature walks, foot and bike races, horse shows, crafts, workshops and, of course, Junior Ranger programs. 

    No matter your age or interest, you’ll find something to love this summer at a state park!

    Check our calendar of events!