2016 Events Calendar

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park
Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

August 25-28
Mt. Rainier National Park

Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived over the National Park Service’s 100th birthday weekend.

Packwood Flea Market
Packwood Flea Market

September 2-5
Packwood

This bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a huge flea market, one of the largest in the Western US. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound! Come join the fun!

Sportsman's Days
Sportsman's Days

September 9-11
Naches

Join us for the annual Sportsman’s Days in Naches -- one of the longest running community events in the Yakima Valley. The event features free entertainment throughout the weekend along with a midway, rides, food booths, game booths, flea market, silent auction, button drawings, free shows and much more!

Chinook Music Festival
Chinook Music Festival

September 9-11
Cliffdell at Jim Sprick Community Park 

It’s all about the music at Chinook Fest!  Chinook Fest is an event featuring art, food vendors, camping, and (most importantly) over 30 of the finest Roots-Rock, Blues, Americana, and Folk artists around. This year’s festival will be held September 9th – September 11th at Jim Sprick Community Park; a rustic retreat on the banks of the Naches River, nestled in the scenic Central Washington Cascades. Note that Friday and Saturday are for ages 21+. 

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad
Mount Rainier Railroad's Civil War Train

September 10
Elbe

The Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum hosts a one-day living history event in conjunction with the Washington State Civil War Association. Travel the forest and foothills of Mt. Rainier on a steam train ride accompanied by re-enactors. At our destination in Mineral you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into a bygone era when you witness a brief skirmish between the rebels and the union soldiers. (*Skirmish includes realistic gunfire scenes.)

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park
Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

September 24
Mt. Rainier National Park

Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on the National Public Lands Day, September 24, 2016.


Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad
Mount Rainier Railroad's Washington Wine Express

September 24
Elbe

All aboard for the sip of a lifetime. Enjoy a steam train ride through the forests and foothills south of Mount Rainier. This 2 and half hour special event includes wine tastings provided by Silvara Vineyards, Scatter Creek Winery and Mt. St. Helens Winery. This event is exclusively for passengers 21 and older. Passengers must show valid identification before boarding the train. Your ticket includes train ride, refreshments, five tasting tickets, museum admission, live entertainment and souvenir tasting glass.

36th Annual Rimrock Grand Prix Motorcycle Race

37th Annual Rimrock Grand Prix Motorcycle Race

October 2
Rimrock Lake

Fast fun on the west end of Rimrock Lake, a spectacular setting in the Cascade Mountains 35 miles west of Yakima along Highway 12.  The Rimrock Grand Prix is a day of motorcycle racing and fun for all ages.  Race classes include expert, amateur and a kidz race as well.  Top riders will receive a cash prize!

Dog Lake Marathon & Half Marathon

October 15
White Pass, WA

Few running race courses can offer the kind of scenery like that found at Washington state’s Dog Lake Marathon & Half Marathon, which unfolds along a fast downhill route that starts in the Cascade range of the Snoqualmie National Forest, about 2 1/2 hours from Seattle. With snow-capped mountain peaks all around, runners start the race near the stop sign at the Dog Creek Campground exit along Highway 12, just south of the lake known as Dog Lake.

Pumpkin Express
Mount Rainier Railroad's Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

October 15-23
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad & Museum

The fall is a fantastic time to ride the train. Join Snoopy, and Charlie Brown aboard The Great Pumpkin Patch Express. Passengers will ride the train and read the book It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on their journey to the Pumpkin Patch. Every child gets to choose their very own pumpkin to take home, play PEANUTS™ themed games and activities, and meet Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

Event at the Roxy Theater
Autumn Music Fest

October 16 at 4 p.m.
Morton at the Roxy Theater

Admission by donation

Autumn Music Fest brings soloists and ensembles from area churches together for an inspirational musical program.  Sponsored by DeVaul Publishing.

Mystery Dinner Party
Mystery Dinner Party

October 22 at 5 p.m.
Morton at the Tiller Arts Center

Reserve your seat by October 12!  More information TBA.

 

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park
Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

November 11
Mt. Rainier National Park

Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016.

Tribute to Veterans
Tribute to Veterans

November 12 at 7 p.m.
Morton at the Roxy Theater

Tickets:  $15, $10 for veterans. 

Featuring Sounds of Swing! A tribute to  veterans! Celebrate our veterans with 1940's USO-style entertainment: big band, dance, soloists, skits, and plenty of laughs.

Event at the Roxy Theater
Holiday Show

December 2 & 9 at 7 p.m., December 3 & 10 at 2 p.m.
Morton at the Roxy Theater

With visions of sugar plums dancing on stage, the story of The Nutcracker is most often seen as the ballet of that name. This children’s play is set to the familiar dreamy music by Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky. The children, Fritz and Marie are visited by Uncle Drosselmeyer who brings three very special dolls for their Christmas presents. But the enchantment begins when Marie sneaks downstairs to say goodnight to the dolls, Clara, the nutcracker, and the toy soldier. She falls asleep holding the nutcracker. As she enters dreamland the lights flicker, the Christmas tree grows and the beautiful dolls come to life and we enter the illusion of the Land of Enchanted Dreams where snowflakes talk and dance, nutcrackers turn into enchanted princes and dolls are the ballerinas. Performance Tickets:  Adults:  $9 in advance, $10 at the door.  Performance Tickets:  $9 adults ($10 at the door), children 12 and under: $5.  Open seating.  An OnStage Theatre Education Program Production.

Santa Express Silver Edition
Santa Express Silver Edition

December TBA
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad & Museum

(Exclusively for passengers 21 years of age or older). Feel like a kid again this holiday season. While the kids are in school, the young at heart can travel peacefully along the Upper Nisqually Valley on the Santa Express Silver Edition. Take a festive and nostalgic steam train ride through the forest and foothills south of Mt. Rainier. Sip hot cocoa, nibble on a cookie, listen to Christmas music and visit with Santa. It’s the recipe for long lasting holiday memories. *All passengers on this train need to 21 years of age or older.

Santa Express

Mount Rainier Railroad presents THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

November 19 - December 29
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad & Museum

The magic of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride comes to life in Elbe, Washington. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, families will enjoy a trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served aboard the train. Passengers will be entertained by a reading of The Polar Express. Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa will greet the children and each child will receive their own sleigh bell, just like in the movie, for those who BELIEVE. Experience the joy of caroling and holiday entertainment that will surely become an annual holiday tradition for the whole family. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride and join in on the magic of Christmas!


Christmas in the Mountains

10th Annual Festival of Trees

December 7 - 10 
Morton at the Roxy Theater

A Barbara Clevenger Johnson Gallery Benefit. More information TBA.

Christmas in the Mountains
Christmas in the Mountains

December 10, 2 - 7 p.m.
Morton at the Roxy Theater

Admission by donation

Christmas in the Mountains - a community-wide event.  Come to the Roxy for hayrides 2-4 p.m., cookies and cocoa until 5 p.m. and living nativity at 6 p.m.

Past Events

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park
Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

January 18
Mt. Rainier National Park

Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18, 2016.

Event at the Roxy Theater
Winter Youth Showcase

January 30 at 7 p.m., January 31 at 2 p.m.
Morton at the Roxy Theater

Tickets:  $9 adults ($10 at the door), $5 children

Actors, artists, dancers, musicians, and vocalists share their talents to brighten your winter and raise funds for arts programming.

Event at the Roxy Theater
Arsenic & Old Lace

February 6 & 13 at 6 p.m., February 7 & 14 at 1 p.m.
Morton at the Tiller Arts Center

Tickets:  $30 dinner performance ($12 play only, $13 at the door), $25 luncheon performance ($12 play only, $13 at the door).  
Reserved seating.  Show begins 45 minutes after the meal is served.

Purchase tickets online now.  Beginning January 20, tickets will be available for purchase at the BCJ Gallery, 360-496-0542.

Enjoy the classic comedy Arsenic and Old Lace along with and a tasty, catered dinner or luncheon at the Tiller Arts Center.  Meet the charming and innocent Martha and Abby Brewster, who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers. The family's antics will keep you laughing!

White Pass Winter Carnival
White Pass Winter Carnival

March 5-6
White Pass Ski Resort

Join us for the 30th Annual White Pass Winter Carnival. Celebrate the last weeks of winter with our spectacular interactive snow castle, carnival games and races, world-class snow sculptures, Fireworks, and live music. The Winter Carnival is routinely rated among the best winter events in the Pacific Northwest!

Event at the Roxy Theater
A Day of Downtown Abbey

March 20
at Roxy Theater

Celebrate the six beautiful seasons of Downton Abbey as we recap the era's history, fashion, manners, food, and music! 

Relive your favorite moments through character predictions, storytelling, and games. This fun-filled day includes: Living History show, Period fashion, Tea & snacks, 1920s craft time, Music, Dancing, Games with prizes worthy of a Dowager Duchess!

Bunny Express

Bunny Express

March 26-27
Elbe

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

4th Annual Rain Festival
5th Annual Rain Festival

April 16 at 4 p.m
Morton at the Roxy Theater .

Admission by donation

Let’s Celebrate Rain! Enjoy the Variety Show, Laugh-in Wall, Mash Ups, the beloved Armchair Aerobics, Umbrella Parade, Door Prizes and Rainy-Day Snacks.

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

April 16-24
Mt. Rainier National Park

Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived during National Park Week, April 16-24, 2016.

Event at the Roxy Theater
The Scoundrel of Dagger Gulch

April 29 & 30 at 7 p.m. at Packwood Mountain Festival, Packwood Gym
July 9, July 23 at 7 p.m. at Roxy Theater
Tickets:  $12 adult ($13 at the door), Children 12 & under: $6

Tickets:  $12 adult ($13 at the door), Children 12 & under: $6

Roxy Players traveling troupe debuts at the Packwood Mountain Festival with good ol' comedy and classic melodrama.

Packwood Mountain Festival
Packwood Mountain Festival

April 29-May 1
Downtown Packwood

This annual event is a celebration of mountain culture, heritage, crafts and customs, including Native American heritage. Packwood and surrounding history will be featured. The event is presented by the White Pass Country Historical Society and Museum. For information, call 360-494-4007.

Mother's Day Brunch Train Ride
Mother's Day Brunch Train Ride

May 7-8
Elbe

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad

 

Event at the Roxy Theater
The Secret Garden

May 20 & 21 at 7 p.m., May 22 at 2 p.m.
Morton at the Roxy Theater

Tickets: $9 adults ($10 at the door), Children 12 & under: $5.  Open seating

Confined to her uncle's manor, the orphaned Mary nurtures a hidden garden that seems to have magical effects on those who enter it. Young actors demonstrate their acting, music, and stagecraft skills in this adaptation of the literary classic. OnStage Theatre Education Program Production.

Packwood Flea Market
Packwood Flea Market

May 27-30
Downtown Packwood

This bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a huge flea market, one of the largest in the Western US. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound! Come join the fun!

Kid's Fishing Derby at Lake Scanewa
Kid's Fishing Derby at Lake Scanewa

June 11
Lake Scanewa

Every spring for the last 20+ years, Lewis PUD and a host of community volunteers have hosted the local Kids Fishing Derby on Lake Scanewa.  Each morning of the derby hundreds of eager youngsters flip a line into the water in hopes of catching “the big one.”  Throughout the day hundreds of fish are caught with the biggest trout weighing in at about 8 pounds.  There are various competitions throughout the day for everyone to participate in.  Kids can have their faces painted, learn how to clean fish, and participate in a number of mini-games around the area.

Father's Day Barbecue Train Ride
Roxy Benefit Golf Tourney

June 11 at 9:30 a.m.
Glenoma at Ironwood Green

Cost:  $40

The 4th Annual Roxy Golf Tournament at Ironwood Greens in Glenoma features fun, 50/50 raffle, prizes, and events such as: Long Drive for men and women; Nearest the Pin for 2 holes for men and women. Participation fee of $40/person includes 12 holes, refreshments, and complementary Roxy Theater movie ticket. For more information, please contact Ron Field roan57@lewiscounty.com. Thanks for supporting your community theater!

Father's Day Barbecue Train Ride
Total Experience Gospel Choir

June 26 at 4 p.m.
Morton at the Roxy Theater

Admission by donation.  Open seating

Gaining international renown since their inception in 1973, TEC is one of the Pacific Northwest’s finest soulful ensembles, bursting with joy and enthusiasm.

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad
Railes to Ales Train Ride

July 8
Elbe

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad

 

Event at the Roxy Theater
KIDS (Kids' Intensive Drama School) Time to Play

July 16 & 17
Morton at the Roxy Theater

Tickets:  $9 adults ($10 at the door), Children 12 & under: $5

Children from 6 to 18 develop original scripts, characters, set pieces, costumes, and lighting. The result is their collection of delightful interpretations of the childhood classic Where the Wild Things Are. OnStage Theatre Education Program Production.

Jim Sprick Community Park
Nile Valley Days

July 16 & 17
Cliffdell at Jim Sprick Community Park

This weekend is packed with fun family activities: Many vendors with hand-crafted items, food booths, displays, kid’s games, egg-toss, live entertainment, Lions’ Bingo, black-powder demonstrations, horseshoe tournaments, rescue demonstrations by Central WA Mountain Rescue, and amateur wood events including the spike drive, cross-cut saw, wood-splitting, and axe throw. Also enjoy pony rides for the kids, alpacas on display and other events.  A $1.00 donation is taken at the gate, but is donation only.

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad
Banjo Train and BBQ

August 5
Elbe

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad

 

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

August 5-7
Downtown Mossyrock

Take a day to slow down and enjoy Mossyrock's small town flavor. This summer festival hosts free music on the lawn in the middle of town, a genuine home town parade, pie eating contest, quilt show, a great old car show and more! Don't miss our public market, a regular Saturday event! Take home local blueberries and sample what our country chefs and bakers can do with them!

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, August 6, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 7, at 2:00 p.m. matinee
Tuesday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 10, at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 13, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 14, at 2:00 p.m. matinee
at Roxy Theater

Centralia College East with Fire Mountain Arts Council Summer Summer Musical Theatre

Take a day to slow down and enjoy Mossyrock's small town flavor. This summer festival hosts free music on the lawn in the middle of town, a genuine home town parade, pie eating contest, quilt show, a great old car show and more! Don't miss our public market, a regular Saturday event! Take home local blueberries and sample what our country chefs and bakers can do with them!

Logger's Jubilee
Morton Logger's Jubilee

August 11-14
Morton

The 74th Annual Loggers' Jubilee has become "the Granddaddy of all Logging Shows" and a celebration for people of all ages. From the Main Street Parades to the Lawnmower Races, the world famous Logging shows to the Jubilee Queen Coronation, Morton's Loggers' Jubilee promises a good time for all.

Highland Community Days
Highland Community Days

August 19-20
Tieton

Held annually in August each year in the Tieton City Park in Tieton, Highland Community Days is packed with a weekend full of activities and fun-filled events. Enjoy the Saturday morning parade, a talent contest, food and vendor booths, arts and crafts, a Dancing Horses event, a free pancake feed on Sunday morning and much more! It’s fun for the whole family!

 

America's Byway - National Scenic Byway Program