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News from The Port Townsend
Main Street Program

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

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

July 14, Kick off to the Port Townsend Main Street's Concerts on the Dock series featuring Kevin Mason and the PT All Stars! Seating opens at 4:30, Music from 5-7:30 pm at Pope Marine Plaza! Vendors will include Daily Bird Pottery, Magical Henna and James Jackson Massage, Velvet Revolution Photo BoothMo-Chilli BBQ, coffee from Java Gypsy and Popsicle by PT Pops! Bring a chair or blanket and get ready to Rock the Dock with us every Thursday through Sept. 1st! Seating opens at 4:30; Music from 5-7:30 pm. We couldn't do it without our generous series sponsors--THANK YOU Homer Smith Insurance, City of Port Townsend, Kitsap Credit Union, Uptown Pub & Grill, PT Fudge Co., The CoLab, KPTZ 91.9 FM and the Peninsula Daily News.

July 14-23, Key City Public Theatre presents Distracted, the first teen production of their new Young Artists’ Initiative. Co-directed by local teens Noah Phillips and Ciel Pope, featuring an all student cast and crew, with mentorship by Key City’s professional theater artists.

July 15 - Port Townsend Main Street "LENT" Microloan Fund Low Interest Loan Program deadline. This microloan fund offers a tool for historic district businesses to offset financial impacts from emergency situations, though business development proposals will be considered. Click here for more information

July 15, 22 & 29Free Fridays at the Fort, Centrum’s popular free lunchtime concert and reading series takes place on the lawn of the Nora Porter Commons at Fort Worden State Park from 12-1 pm.
July 16-17, Olympic Music Festival is proud to present the 2016 summer season in partnership with Centrum at Fort Worden State Park.

July 16, Kiwanis Christmas in July concert featuring Freddy Pink, a dance and auction to benefit Toys for Tots and Christmas for children of East Jefferson County. There's a prize for the ugliest Hawaiian shirt!

July 16, Northwind Arts Center goes to Hawaii fundraiser featuring Hawaiian entertainment. Reservations are encouraged because seating is limited to 65. E-mail or call (360) 531-3971 to reserve seats.

July 17-24, Centrum Port Townsend Writers' Conference, a rich and diverse gathering of prose writers and poets read from their work.
July 20, Through The Wall, a collaborative project of The Boiler Room and their neighbor, Northwind Arts Center, which provides visual art instruction from local artists. Drawing the Figure and Character creation from 5:30 - 7 pm at The Boiler Room, 711 Water Street.
July 21, Port Townsend Main Street's Concert on the Dock featuring Uncle Funk and the Dope 6! Our main food selection for this week will be Paella House, cooking up delicious paella for us at this concert, come enjoy an evening of great food, music and friends!

July 24-31,
Centrum Jazz Port Townsend, week long workshop at Jazz Port Townsend is the perfect opportunity to meet other excellent musicians, soak up a week of jazz in a seaside paradise, and leave as a better musician. 

July 28, Port Townsend Main Street's Concert on the Dock featuring Locust Street Taxi! Mo-Chilli BBQ will be back this week serving up slow cooked, mouth watering Texas style BBQ, bring your appetite and join us for a fun evening!

July 31,
PT Summer Band at Chetzemoka Park, 3 pm 

July 31-Aug. 7,
Centrum Acoustic Blues Festival - look for Blues in the Clubs August 5-6.


Please welcome Washington Main Street Managers to Port Townsend, they will be attending a Summer Leadership Meeting July 21-22. There will be tours, training sessions, and Concerts on the Dock! 
Main Street Promotion Committee member Bickie Steffan (left), welcomes Glenn Lyons, owner of Summer House Design to their new location, 930 Water Street. Home of the new, the unusual, the old, and the interesting. From the ridiculous to the sublime for your enjoyment! 

Port Townsend School of the Arts has some new offerings for the summer. Paint Your Palate, Friday Drop-in Painting Classes with Complementary Food & Wine and a Saturday Family Friendly Art Workshop! Just fun, no experience necessary.

Kitsap Bank is offering $20,000 through its edg3 FUND small business competition to help entrepreneurs dedicated to growing our local community economically, socially and environmentally. The application period for our 3rd annual competition is now open! Applications will be accepted through July 29 at 5 pm.
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August 13th KPTZ 91.9 FM Summer Swing--Dance Party at the Palindrome featuring the music of Ranger & The Re-Arrangers. Silent auction, Seafood, Eaglemount wine & cider, silent auction & raffle. Tickets $10, doors open at 6 pm.

August 13th August 20, The Uptown Street Fair & Parade, Celebrating 26 Years of Uplifting Fun in Uptown! Live Music, Food, Arts & Children’s Activities.

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!

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Main Street Tax Incentive Program

We would like to acknowledge and thank all the participants in the 2015 Main Street Tax Incentive Program. 

Sirens Pub
823 Water Street
(360) 379-1100
Sirens has a full menu of delectable offerings and with 11 micro brews on tap, and a extensive bar you're sure to find just what you want. In the summer the deck is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. In the winter cozy up to the fireplace. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights! On Wednesday, visit our open mic and get a true taste of Port Townsend culture. Open at noon every day.

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.

Commercial Opportunities/Spaces in the Historic Districts

Historic First National Bank Building at 810 Water St. is for sale. 
Enjoy living in this downtown 2 BR penthouse apartment with two commercial spaces! Contact Teri Nomura at 
Windermere Real Estate Port Townsend (360) 531-1602.

2nd Floor Office Space Available in the Historic KUHN BUILDING
864 sq. ft. of inspirational studio space. Brick & stone walls. Could be a co-artist space or co-office space. Elevator & parking available. Second floor of the Kuhn Building, corner of Polk & Water Street. $800 mo. plus utilities. 360-774-0802.

Iconic business for sale
Sport Townsend, owner considering retirement. Email serious inquiries to Susan at    

Multiple Retail Opportunities in Flagship Landing on Water Street.
Contact Julia Price at (360) 675-9091 ext 3 for more information. 

For more 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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