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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...
  4. 17-044 Be 'beach-friendly' on Fourth of July

    State Parks and community partners on the Long Beach Peninsula encourage visitors coming to the Long Beach Peninsula and other Washington beaches to have safe and responsible celebrations over the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Read on...
  5. 17-043 Summer programs at Lake Sammamish State Park invite you to learn and play

    Join Lake Sammamish State Park interpretive staff as they host weekend programs focused on family fun and learning in the great outdoors, now through Sept. 2. Read on...