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Enjoy a festival, join a fun run, tour an interpretive site, or just make your own celebration with a family picnic or camping trip. Choose from dozens of activities and events throughout the year. You can submit your state park event via email to get it placed on the calendar. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit the Discover Pass website.

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  1. Calendar Overlay Bridle Trails State Park (1)
  2. Calendar Overlay Cama Beach State Park (3)
  3. Calendar Overlay Centennial Trail State Park (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Fort Simcoe State Park (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Fort Worden State Park (6)
  6. Calendar Overlay Mount Spokane State Park (1)
  7. Calendar Overlay Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail (1)
  8. Calendar Overlay Riverside State Park (1)
  9. Calendar Overlay Sacajawea State Park (1)
  10. Calendar Overlay State Park Free Days (1)
  11. Calendar Overlay Westport Light State Park (1)

Bridle Trails State Park

  1. Stewardship projects - National Public Lands Day

    September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bridle Trails State Park

    Connecting to nature through service!

    Bridle Trails Park Foundation is teaming up with the Lake Washington Saddle Club and Park Ranger Matt Birklid for an autumn morning of park love. Stewardship projects will include the removal of invasive plants and weeds in and around event areas, trail tidying and trimming, and horse arena maintenance. Bring work gloves, hand pruners, steel rakes and hoes. Extra tools and work gloves will be available, and event volunteers can earn service hours.

    Volunteers of all ages will meet in the main event area of the park for a welcome and orientation before heading out to specific sites within the park. Groups are welcome and encouraged. The foundation will provide water, snacks and lunch for all participants.

    A Discover Pass is not required in the parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 28. Please RSVP so we have enough refreshments for everyone.

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Cama Beach State Park

  1. Crafts for all ages

    September 28, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    You and your children can create crafts that vary each day but could include tree ring medallions! Meet in the driveway by the store or the whale room depending on weather.

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  2. Toy boat building

    September 28, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Choose a hull and sail, drill a step for a mast, and build your very own toy boat! Younger children may need help using our hand drills and hammers, but everyone will have a great time decorating their boat with bottle caps, corks, and crayons.

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  3. Nature walk

    September 28, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Take a relaxing hike through the forest and see the changes the season brings. Have a phone or camera handy to take pictures of the forest and perhaps a deer or rabbit that may cross your path.

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Centennial Trail State Park

  1. Centennial Trail Sugar Rush 5K

    September 28, 2019, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Mirabeau South Trailhead


    Join the friends of Spokane Valley Partners for the 2019 SUGAR RUSH 5K along the Centennial Trail. All funds raised go to support the Inland NW Diaper Bank at Spokane Valley Partners.

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Fort Simcoe State Park

  1. Tours

    September 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fort Simcoe State Park

    Staff will be on-site to give tours of the Commander's Quarters. The Interpretive Center will also be open.

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. Narrative Ideas & Practice Part Two with Ginny Banks

    September 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 10, 2019, 12:00 PM

    For this class, you will explore the many varied ways to tell a visual story. For someone developing a visual story, the most important thing to ask is “What is the story you really want to tell? This class is a continuation of Narrative Ideas and Practice Part One. It will build upon what you have already learned in that class. However, you do not have to have taken Part One in order for you to participate and enjoy this class. Beginners are welcome,

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  2. Techniques for Success in Watercolor with Shirley Mercer

    September 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - October 3, 2019, 4:00 PM

    Technique will be the focus in this four-week watercolor class. Using the class project image supplied, you will experiment with the following: Wet-in-wet, Using value to create shape and distance, Color mixing, Creating a focal point from a photo and reserving the "white" of the paper. Students may expect class demos and one-on-one instruction.

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  3. Watercolor Methods of the Masters with Linda Okazaki

    September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - October 15, 2019, 4:00 PM

    Launch your fall studio practice in watercolor painting while exploring methods for success and understanding the work of contemporary and recognized masters. Develop sophistication in your interpretive abilities, compositions and handling watercolor medium based upon strong visual resources and guided techniques for adventuresome beginners and advanced painters.

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  4. Raku with Jim Romberg

    September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 29, 2019, 5:00 PM

    The Raku ceramic process and aesthetic dating from 15th century Japan provides unique opportunities for personal expression in clay. This workshop will present glazing and firing techniques special to Raku. Based on a philosophy of spontaneity and innovation Raku pieces are fired one at a time, removed red hot from the kiln and given a special post firing reduction treatment to bring out special effects of glaze and surface. In addition, methods to construct an inexpensive backyard Raku kiln will be presented with sources for materials and equipment. The workshop is open for beginners and advanced participants to glaze and fire their own or provided bisqueware with the Raku technique.

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  5. Maritime Sketching with Rick Myers

    September 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 29, 2019, 3:00 PM

    In this class, you will learn the use of perspective, line, and shape to inform your drawings when working from observation. You will work from a drawing system that will help create a picture with depth, and accurate representation of forms within the space. You will create drawings from still life, pictures, and in person, either at the boat yard or Northwest Maritime Center, depending on availability of space and weather.

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  6. Johnny Long & John Greyhound Maxwell

    September 28, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    John Long's uncanny ability to sound like a prewar country blues player -- even as he plays original blues pieces he wrote himself or with his older brother Claude Long -- makes his music sound both like a facsimile of the 1920s and early-'30s blues 78s he so treasures while somehow simultaneously sounding refreshingly modern, maybe because nobody plays this kind of throwback blues anymore, at least not with the care and precision that Long brings to it.

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Mount Spokane State Park

  1. All Gravity Enduro Series

    September 28, 2019, 12:30 PM - September 29, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Mount Spokane State Park

    Mt Spokane Enduro will be a 5 stage race with 4000 feet of climbing for sport/expert/pro. 3 stages for beginner races, 2200 ft of climbing – shuttles will pick beginners up after stage 3 and everyone else after stage 5. Racing will take place on the best trails that Mt Spokane has to offer with hopefully some changes to course in 2019… The views and scenery are amazing, the trails are built under a thick canopy and several overlooks along the way.

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Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

  1. Bike your park - Ellensburg

    September 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ North Alder Street Park

    Get lunch and then take a ride on new Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail connections through Ellensburg!

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Riverside State Park

  1. Tartarus Backyard Ultra

    September 27, 2019, 7:00 AM - September 28, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Seven Mile Airstrip

    Come see an endurance race like no other. Each participant will run until they can run no longer. Last runner standing wins. With two types of races starting at the top of every hour, runners will follow a 4.1-mile loop and ruckers, carrying weighted packs, follow a 3.2-mile loop. Seven Mile Airstrip provides the ideal course loops to use soft trails during the day and hard trails throughout the night.

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Sacajawea State Park

  1. Heritage Days

    September 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Sacajawea State Park

    Heritage Days presented by Fiends of Sacajawea State Park. Join us for a walk through history at the site where the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery camped over 200 years ago.

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State Park Free Days

  1. State Parks Discover Pass Free Day

    September 28, 2019, All Day

    To celebrate the National Public Lands Day, today is a State Parks "free day" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days.

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Westport Light State Park

  1. Westport Light: Bike rodeo

    September 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Ocean avenue parking lot.

    This event is for children ages 4-13. A park ranger will do a bike safety talk on helmet fitting, tire inspection, and road safety prior to letting them try a fun obstacle course. Bring a bike, helmet, close-toed shoes and water.

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