Boatloads of fun at September festivals!
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News from The Port Townsend
Main Street Program

Elks Building by Jason Squire Photography
Elks Building by Jason Squire Photography

SEPTEMBER EVENTS--Uptown, Downtown, it's our Town!

Sept. 1, Port Townsend Main Street's Concerts on the Dock featuring Lucky Brown & The Funk Revolution! Seating opens at 4:30, Music from 5-7:30 pm at Pope Marine Plaza! Stage Sponsor: Peninsula Hearing; Beer Garden sponsor: Schodowski Law. Please note, if it's raining, we will move the party into the Cotton Building.

Sept. 2, Jefferson Historical Society First Friday Lecture: Author and University of Washington affiliate professor Kevin Bailey will discuss his book The Western Flyer: Steinbeck’s Boat, the Sea of Cortez and the Saga of Pacific Fisheries.

Sept. 3, Art Walk, PT Shorts & Free Day at the Museums: last chance to see Persistent Vision: Northwest Native Art for free at the Jefferson Museum (exhibit ends Sept. 5th.) 

Sept. 3-4 & 10-11, Olympic Music Festival finishes off the 2016 season.

Sept. 9-11, 40th Annual Wooden Boat Festival -- check out the complete schedule here. Volunteers needed!

Sept. 10-11,
Port Townsend Arts Guild's Crafts by the Dock

Sept. 14, Final Wednesday
Farmers Market in Uptown on Polk St. from 2-6 pm.

Sept. 17-18,
Jeffco Farm Tour
Sept. 18, UGN Day of Caring. United Good Neighbors would like to extend a special invitation to join them for their annual Day of Caring Event. Day of Caring is an opportunity for you and your friends or colleagues to work together on a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization.

Sept. 21, 
Through The Wall, Painting on Reclaimed Objects with Julie Read. A collaborative project of The Boiler Room and their neighbor, Northwind Arts Center, which provides free visual art instruction from local artists to folks from The Boiler Room's extended community.

Sept. 21, Main Street's Fall Merchant Breakfast, 8:30-9:45 am at The Cotton Building. We will be discussing 4th Quarter Promotions. Coffee and treats. $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Please RSVP by 9/19 to - thank you!

Sept. 23-25, Port Townsend Film Festival - 90+ Films in our Walkable National Historic District. Merchants: Decorate your store windows to welcome film festival participants! The film festival has props you can borrow - 211 Taylor St. Suite 401A (4th floor).

Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, Centrum Ukulele Festival

Sept. 29, Jefferson County Historical Society Epicurean Cruise! ENJOY...a catered voyage along the scenic waterfront from Port Townsend to Kala Point, Irondale and Port Hadlock. HEAR...tales of seafaring, Native Americans, pioneers, military defenses, and the Port Townsend Bay Monster told by area historians and authors. FEAST...on fine local foods, wine, beer and cider.


Members of the Main Street Promotion Committee welcome Peter Messerschmidt of Red Dragonfly, an alternative art gallery located in Undertown, 211 Taylor St. Suite B2. They showcase edgy and unique contemporary art by local and worldwide artists, from originals to open edition prints, as well as jewelry and fine hand made crafts. (Left to right) Bickie Steffan, Anne Metcalfe and Wendy Duede with Peter, one of the new owners of Red Dragonfly. Stop by and say hello!

Photojournalist Mike McAndrew's book, The Faces of Port Townsend, composed of black-and-white photos of 106 people, accompanied by short biographies is available at Printery Communications in Uptown! 

Better Living Through Coffee, located at 100 Tyler St. is now open every night until 10 pm! They are also serving beer and wine after 6 pm. 

It is official - Bickie is RETIRING! Clearance/Closing Sale starts Sept. 1st, come early for best selections.

Mason Jar Pint Drive Happening now for the Wooden Boat Festival!
In an effort to greatly reduce the use of plastic cups at the
Wooden Boat Festival, they are seeking donations of 16-ounce, pint-sized mason jars. Mason jar donations can be dropped off Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the WSU Beach Watchers office at the Cupola House, 380 Jefferson Street.

Have a special event coming up, anniversary or news you would like us to share? SEND US YOUR NEWS AROUND THE BLOCK to -- Thank you!


Oct. 6, Connect the Dots at Port Townsend Main Street Girls' Night Out

October 15th,
LENT Fund Fall Deadline

Oct. 28, Fall HUD Loan Deadline

Oct. 31, Port Townsend Main Street's Downtown Trick or Treat

Do You Love Port Townsend?
Consider becoming a member today! 

Friends of Main Street Memberships are $50/year,
it's not just for businesses, it's for everyone.

Did you know that our program serves diverse segments of our population by offering free, community-building events such as Girls’ Night Out, Concerts on the Dock, the Uptown Street Fair, Main Street Trick or Treat, and the Community Tree-lighting and Santa Visit?  We care for the downtown gardens, Cotton Building restrooms and 100+ hanging flower baskets. We promote local shopping and help light up Port Townsend for the Holidays. We offer low-interest loan funds to property owners for commercial building renovations and microloans to business owners to offset financial impacts of emergencies. Our work enhances the quality of life for people in Port Townsend. Join us!

Thanks to our new "Friends of Main Street" Members:
Kevin & Heidi Camfield
Steve & Tommie Clendening 
Ruth Gordon 
Curtis Krause 
John and Karen Baxter 
Robert Leporati 
Tom and Peggy Stanlick 
Debbie Wegeleben 
Renee & Jim Klein 
Philip Carrico 
Megan Hudson 
Sue and Julian Arthur 
Jim Meyer 
Robin Meyer 
Lynda and Frank Pollard 
Dave and Elizabeth Holland 
Mel and Helen Williams 
Craig Grantham 
Ed and Ginny Kraft 
Naomi Marcus 
Michelle and John Dimaggio 
Kim Rafferty 
Angela Gyurko and Chris Swartz 
Bruce and Andrea Carlson 
Mark C. Weller 
Lee and Lisa Hoffman

member directory

The Port Townsend Main Street Program is pleased to offer the opportunity to put your state B&O tax dollars to work here in Port Townsend through the work of our Main Street Tax Incentive Program.

Washington State has reached its cap for 2016. Thank you to the participants who were able to pledge to Port Townsend for the 2016 Main Street Tax Incentive Program.
It's never too early to start thinking about next year! Put Your State B&O Taxes To Work Here In Port Townsend Through The Main Street Tax Incentive Program for 2017.

In 2005, the Port Townsend Main Street Program worked with other revitalization programs across the state to introduce and help pass legislation creating a state B&O Tax Credit Incentive Program for businesses investing in local downtown revitalization programs like ours.

75% of your donation is returned to you via B&O tax credits in 2018. In addition, your entire contribution may qualify as a 501(c)(3) charitable deduction on your 2017 federal income tax return.

The Port Townsend Main Street Program can receive up to $133,333 in contributions. Approvals are given each year on a first-come, first-served basis as of January 1.

Commercial Opportunities/Spaces in the Historic Districts

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.” 

211 Taylor St. Suite 3
Port Townsend, WA 98368 
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