News Release 12-063
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Paul McEvers, (360) 676-2093 Paul.McEvers@parks.wa.gov
Hilary Schult, (360) 902-8604 Hilary.Schult@parks.wa.gov
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Larrabee State Park plays host to a live music performance
June 19, 2012 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to a live music performance at Larrabee State Park on Samish Bay in July.
The concert is July 8 at Larrabee State Park, 245 Chuckanut Drive in Bellingham. The performance features the 50-member North Cascades Concert Band at 12 p.m. July 8. Concert is in the park amphitheater. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the event.
The North Cascades Concert Band is comprised of musicians from the northern regions of Western Washington, playing many American concert band classics and a wide sampling of musical literature. Established in 1993, the band performs at a regular schedule of concerts throughout the year. For more information about the North Cascades Concert Band, visit www.nccband.org.
Larrabee State Park is a 2,683-acre camping park with 8,100 feet of saltwater shoreline on Samish Bay near Bellingham in northwest Washington. The park features two freshwater lakes, coves and tidelands. The area of Larrabee State Park became Washington’s first state park when the Washington State Board of Park Commissioners accepted it as one of two private citizen land donations in 1915. The park is now a popular destination for trail runs and bike races, featuring a variety of non-motorized, multiple-use trails that wind through the park.
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The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 99-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.
Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.