Marching into Spring & Business Opps
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News from The Port Townsend Main Street Program

Photo by Jason Squire
Photo by Jason Squire

March Events

March 3-13,
Key City Public Theatre Playfest, in addition to six premieres by local artists, two notable regional playwrights will be workshopping their full-length plays in progress.

March 4,
Jefferson County Historical Society presents First Friday Lecture --Drawn from Dr. Josh Reid’s book, The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs (Yale, 2015), this talk will highlight the historic and continued importance of the sea to the Makah tribal nation.

March 5, Art Walk and Free Saturday in the
Museums featuring Exhibit Opening: Persistant Vision, Northwest Native Art.

March 5-6,
PT Shorts featuring Naomi Klein.

March 5,
Port Townsend Record Show, buy/sell/trade quality vinyl, CDs, posters and other memorabilia at the American Legion.

March 12,
She Tells Sea Tales, a night of sea stories and songs to support the Girls' Boat Project, a Northwest Maritime Center and Port Townsend High School program that teaches young women marine trade skills. 

March 12The Friends of the Port Townsend Library will be holding a Used Book Sale from 9 am - 3 pm at the Port Townsend Community Center in Uptown.

March 16, Wooden Boat Wednesday at the Northwest Maritime Center featuring Headsails for Cruising with sail-maker Carol Haase.

March 18Key City Public Theatre in cooperation with Peninsula Comedy presents Seattle comedian Susan Jones.

March 18-20,
Port Townsend Victorian Festival, celebrate Port Townsend's extraordinary history and culture! The Port Townsend Main Street Program will once again offer the popular "Insider's Historic Building Tours" in support of the Festival. Get your tickets in advance, space is limited. Hear the inside scoop on the stories behind the facades. Tours will be held Sunday, March 20th.

March 30, Main Street Spring Merchant Breakfast--NEW LOCATION--At the Cotton Building. Join us as we discuss Capitalizing on Festivals; connecting with Port Townsend Festivals to increase your business visibility! Meet at The Cotton Building, 607 Water St. at 8:30 am. Representatives from 8 local nonprofits will share tips to connect with their events. Special Thanks to our sponsor - The Bishop Victorian Hotel. Breakfast is included. $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Please RSVP by 3/28 to or call 385-7911.

March 31, Port Townsend Main Street's Spring HUD Loan Deadline. Low interest loans available to rehab commercial buildings in Port Townsend’s Commercial Historic Districts. To learn more, click
News Around The Block
Things are warming up; Spring forth, and forward, the Harbinger of Spring returns! Dogs-a-Foot returns to the Elevator “park” at Madison, and Water Street, March 16. Yes, we said park. New tree, shrubs, flowers, benches, and a few more surprises, and all of the same delicious hot dogs. They are looking forward to seeing you all. 

Thursday, March 17th ~ St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Sirens Pub! Featuring traditional Irish food specials; Huntington Pastie, Fisherman’s Pie, and Corned Beef and Guinness Stew. They will also be pouring Guinness and a Magners Cider along with Irish Whiskey flights; and of course their famous Irish Carbomb Cupcakes!

Please welcome
Port Townsend Hypnosis, located in the mezzanine of the historic James and Hastings Building, 940 Water Street. Ana North, a certified hypnotist since 1997, specializes in smoking cessation, weight control, pain management, and pre- and post-surgery concerns as well as and many other goals and concerns.

Bee's Knees Tattooing's owner is back from maternity leave, now taking clients at 210 Taylor Street, Suite 14 in the historic McCurdy Building. Welcome back, Cassidy.

New Business Uptown!
Welcome Uptown Art and Antiques, 1030 Lawrence Street, featuring paintings, prints, ceramics, and more from the Olympic Art Studio.
Have a special event coming up, anniversary or news you would like us to share?

Washington State has reached its cap for 2016! Thank you to the following who were able to pledge to Port Townsend for the 2016 Main Street Tax Incentive Program.

We would like to acknowledge and thank all the participants in the 2015 Main Street Tax Incentive Program.  
Thank You 
First Federal
1321 Sims Way
First Federal is the only locally owned and managed savings bank on the North Olympic Peninsula. They opened their doors in 1923 under the name of Lincoln Savings and Loan. As time went on many things changed: their name, size, and the ever-growing list of products and services that they offer. You will find that their commitment to their communities, to their customers, and to their staff has remained strong.
Thank you for putting your state B&O tax dollars to work here in our community and simultaneously benefiting your business. We appreciate it very much!

April 23, Main Street Earth Day Spring Clean Up, Sponsored by The Boiler Room

April 15, Port Townsend Main Street "LENT" Microloan Fund Low Interest Loan Program deadline. Click here more more information.

Aldrich's Market in historic uptown is available for purchase as a turnkey opportunity, call 360-385-0500 for more details.

The Cellar Door is for sale--a full service restaurant, bar and venue featuring live entertainment six nights per week. Read more here.


Mezzanine level space for rent in the James & Hastings Building, 940 Water St., $450/month - contact Lois for more information (360)385-6131

Pop-up Space available in the historic Hastings Building at Taylor & Water.

Retail Opportunities in Flagship Landing
Click here to see more about spaces available
at Flagship Landing

For available spaces Uptown and Downtown 
visit The Port Townsend Main Street Program's website here.
The Port Townsend Main Street Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1985.

“Fostering economic vitality and preservation of place within our historic business districts, while maintaining our small town quality of life.” 
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211 Taylor St. Suite 3
Port Townsend, WA 98368 

Become a member of the Port Townsend Main Street Program today! Friends of Main Street Memberships are $50/year, it's not just for businesses, it's for everyone. Uptown, Downtown,
It's Our Town!


We would like to THANK our Business Circle members,  we appreciate your support!

2016 Port Townsend Events
April 2
Port Townsend Farmers Market Opening Day
April 9
WBF Spring Symposium
April 23
Main Street Earth Day Clean Up
April 27-May 1
Centrum Choro Workshop
May 1
Main Street Art Wave Begins
May 7
Opening Day of Boating Season
May 7
Wearable Art Show
May 14-15
PT Arts Guild Rhododendron Arts & Crafts Fair
May 18-22
Rhododendron Festival
May 20
Kiwanis Fish Fry
May 22
Rhody Run & Rhody Golf Tourney
May 29-June 4
Centrum Chamber Music Festival
June 3-5
WBF Classic Mariners' Regatta
June 9
Main Street's Taste of Port Townsend
June 10-12
Steampunk Festival
June 11-12
WBF Pocket Yacht Palooza
June 18
Rakers Car Show
June 23
Race to Alaska
June 28-July 3
Centrum Voice Works
July 3-10
Centrum American Fiddle Tunes
July 4
Old School 4th of July Celebration
July 14-Sep. 1
Main Street's Concerts on the Dock, (Thursdays)
July 17-24
Centrum Writers' Conference
July 24-31
Centrum Jazz Port Townsend
July 31-Aug. 7
Centrum Acoustic Blues Festival
Aug. 5-28
KCPT Shakespeare in the Park (weekends)
Aug. 12-14
Jefferson County Fair
Aug. 13-Sept. 11
Olympic Music Festival
Aug. 20
Kiwanis Classic Car Show
Aug. 20
Uptown Street Fair & Parade
Aug. 21
All County Picnic
Aug. 27-28
Art PT Studio Tour
Sept. 9-11
Wooden Boat Festival
Sept. 10-11
PT Arts Guild Crafts 
by the Dock
Sept. 17-18
Farm and Fiber Tour
Sept. 23-25
Port Townsend Film Festival
Sept. 28-Oct. 2
Centrum Ukulele Festival
Oct. 1-2
Kinetic Sculpture Race
Oct. 6
Main Street 
Girls' Night Out
Oct. 31
Main Street Downtown 
Trick or Treat
Nov. 5-6
JeffCo Holiday Craft Fair
Nov. 5-6
Woodworkers' Show
Nov. 25-26
PT Arts Guild Holiday 
Craft Sale
Nov. 26
Main Street Merchants' 
Open House
& Small Business Saturday
Dec. 3
Main Street Community Treelighting & Santa Visit
Dec. 10
Kiwanis Choo Choo Rides
Dec. 17
Victorian Yuletide Salon
Dec. 17
Kiwanis Choo Choo Rides
Dec. 31, First Night Celebration
(Events Subject to Change)
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