Colonial Day in Port Gamble — May 11
Hop in your time machine on May 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and spend a Colonial Day with the Columbia Fife & Drum Corps and the reenactors of the Northwest Colonial Festival for a day of “All Things Colonial.” See the sights and sounds of a Militia encampment from 1775 and hear the stirring sounds of 18th century fife and drum. The camp will be located on Forest Ridge (the grassy field behind Butcher & Baker Provisions).
Mothers Day Sidewalk Sale — May 12
Some of the Port Gamble businesses will be hosting a sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Fabulous bargains are plentiful, so come to town for brunch and walk it off by checking out all the huge discounts.
For a full list of shops in Port Gamble, check out portgamble.com/shopping.
One of Washington’s largest mountain bike races is set for May 11
The Northwest Epic Series Stottlemeyer 30/60 Mountain Bike Race is looking to top last year’s race with nearly 400 racers set to race from the Port Gamble Uplands May 11. The race consists of a 30-mile and a 60-mile heart-pumping course through the trails surrounding Port Gamble. Part of the proceeds from the race registration will go to benefit the North Kitsap Trails Association. If you want to challenge yourself with this epic race, visit nwepicseries.com to register.
Port Gamble Cruise Nights every Thursday
Thursday evenings from now until the end of September will see the return of some classic and modern hot rods, cruisers, and trucks from 4 p.m. to dusk. All vehicles are welcome. The Port Gamble Cruise has been a Port Gamble staple for years. The cruise meets up at the grassy field next to Butcher & Baker Provisions. Bring a comfy chair and enjoy some fun this year at the Port Gamble Cruise Nights.
Butcher & Baker Provisions celebrates three years
On April 22, Butcher & Baker Provisions celebrated their three-year anniversary since opening in the historic Automotive Station in Port Gamble. From their handmade sweets, prime cut savories, locally made artisan goods, and a diverse menu, they’ve brought a unique and delicious element to Port Gamble. Chef Adam Sawasy and Chef Patricia Horton have enjoyed providing farmhouse food to countless fans and like to keep things interesting with a rotating menu.
What’s the in-house favorite dish? “The items that I love so much on our menu are the ones that our kitchen staff are developing for every menu change. We get the opportunity to cook and create, twist and tweak everything for sometimes weeks so when it makes it to your plate it is exactly what we envision. It is such a fun time cooking for each other and bouncing ideas back and forth and watching each and every staff member add their two cents. It is that type of fun that makes our food what it is,” Sawasy said.
Tango Zulu Imports turns nine in May
Tango Zulu was founded in Port Gamble in 2010, and has grown to include a second location in Winslow Green on Bainbridge Island as well as a thriving online store. It specializes in fair trade African baskets, and also carries a wide array of other handmade products, from locally made felted soap to organic cotton clothing from Ghana. May 11-12, Tango Zulu will celebrate World Fair Trade Day, Mother’s Day, and its anniversary with a spectacular sidewalk sale on African baskets, fair trade clothing, and more. Check out tangozuluimports.com or instagram.com/tangozulufairtrade for more information.
Port Gamble Historic Museum opens for the summer — May 3
The Port Gamble Historic Museum has been closed for the winter, but is ready to reopen on Friday, May 3. The museum is located underneath the Port Gamble General Store and will be open May through September, Friday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. See admission prices, hours, and ways to book the museum for your next private event at portgamble.com/museum.