Enough with the rain! We’re ready for flower baskets to be hung, flowerbeds to spring up, walks on the trails (without mud), and sun-soaked days. If you haven’t been to Port Gamble in the Spring, you’re missing out on some of Mother Nature’s best displays of the Northwest landscape. In fact, some of the flowers are already budding and blooming.
If you want a challenge, register for BuDu Racing’s West Side Mountain Bike Series race on March 29. Details can be found at buduracing.com. We’ve also got the Stottlemeyer 30/60 Mountain Bike Race coming up on Saturday, May 9 at the Port Gamble Heritage Park. Details for this race can be found at nwepicseries.com.
Don’t miss out on events, classes, or camps by Olympic Outdoor Center, located here in Port Gamble right off the Kitsap Water Trails and thousands of acres of trails. OOC has been providing tours and classes along with amazing paddle sports equipment and clothing for over 30 years in Kitsap. Make your next outdoor adventure one for the history books with Olympic Outdoor Center in Port Gamble. Set your compass to olympicoutdoorcenter.com .
If shopping and dining is more your speed, the Port Gamble shops will be enjoying the coming spring with new products, sales and always friendly smiles.
Stop by and say hi on your next drive through town and see why we love it so much here in spring.
Port Gamble Theater gearing up for 2020 season in March
Get ready for a great year of shows at the Port Gamble Theater. Here they are, your lineup for 2020:
March 20 through April 5
“Sarah, Plain and Tall,” Jacob Witting: a widowed farmer who is still saddened by the death of his wife during childbirth several years before, finds that the task of taking care of his farm and two children, Anna and Caleb, is too difficult to handle alone. He writes an ad in the newspaper for a Mail-order bride. Sarah Wheaton, from Maine, answers his ad and travels out to become his wife. Little does he know Sarah is an unconventional woman of her time, and very different from his former wife.
June 12 through June 28
William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”: A ship is caught in a powerful storm. There is terror and confusion on board, and the ship is wrecked. The storm is a magical creation carried out by the spirit Ariel, and caused by the magic of Prospero. Laughter and magic is on the menu in this Shakespearean classic.
Oct. 2 through Oct. 18
“Steel Magnolias”: Where do all the ladies who are anybody have their hair done in Chinquapin, Louisiana?
Truvy’s Beauty Salon, where you will find the following ladies: Annelle, Truvy’s eager new assistant; Truvy, owner of the salon; and the one who always gives free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser — an eccentric millionaire — Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; M’Lynn, the local social leader whose daughter Shelby is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Come experience the laughter and tears with these unique characters.
Dec. 4 through Dec. 20
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers and Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Join us this December as Cinderella’s dream comes true.
Get your tickets or season passes and see show dates now at portgambletheater.com.
Port Gamble Weddings & Events continues open house series in March
Are you planning a wedding, event, or party? Port Gamble Weddings & Events team invites you to tour the venues, meet some awesome vendors, and try food from some of the area’s best catering companies. They will be holding Open House events on Sunday, March 15, and Sunday, March 29, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion with tours of St. Paul’s Church and historic Conference Rooms.
The Weddings & Events team, with over 1,000 events experience, will be there to answer your questions. Come out and see where your perfect wedding or event starts, right here in historic Port Gamble. You can RSVP to either (or both) events at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find the events on Facebook at facebook.com/portgambleweddings. We would love to hear from you, so give us a call at
Check out the ghostly side of Port Gamble in March
Take a guided tour of Port Gamble, highlighting the town’s history of the paranormal which includes tours of the more “active” buildings in town or spend three hours in the Walker-Ames House investigating the paranormal.
- Port Gamble Ghost Walk Tour – March 7: $25 per person must be age 16 or older
- Port Gamble Special Investigation (Walker-Ames House) – March 21: $35 per person, must be age 16 or older
Be sure to bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Cameras and other equipment for ghost hunting are encouraged. Get your tickets now at portgambleparanormal.com.
Private tours are available year-round for parties of 10 or more. Contact tour guide Pete Orbea through portgambleparanormal.com for details.
Port Gamble’s 2020 Event Calendar Port Gamble is set for an exciting year of events, from the annual Ghost Conference, Country Christmas, to monthly trail activities. Stay up to date with activities and happenings at Port Gamble by subscribing to the monthly Port Gamble E-Newsletter. For information or to sign up for the E-newsletter, please contact the events office at 360-