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Salish Sea Folk Arts Festival

Come learn heritage skills, celebrate PNW folk arts, and enjoy the beauty of Moran State Park.


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"Get your Folk On!"

The Salish Sea Folk Arts Fest is celebrating PNW folk arts through music, dance, poetry and a pop-up Makers Village in Moran State Park, May 17-18. This small-scale community gathering features two days of heritage skillshare workshops, lodging options at Camp Moran, and a full day Festival with world folk music, folk and contra dancing, hands-on learning, and maker demonstrations in a stroll-through village.

From blacksmithing to weaving, knitting to wood carving, music and poetry workshops, wooden boat building and bushcrafting skill shares, there is something for everyone – plus Saturday has kid-friendly fun activities. Learn to make a frame drum or digeridoo, try your hand at raku pottery or printmaking, off grid hand-tools and power, animal care, herbalism, and native basketry and beading. Site is adjacent to Cascade Lake, set on a forest-lined meadow with hiking trails through-out the Park.

Advance tickets are required, view day pass options here. Outdoor adventuring combined with friendly maker learning is highlighted by the great line-up of musicians and dancing. Space is limited to 150 participants and Day Passes including parking are required in advance. 

See details including workshop, meals, and lodging options at . 

The Salish Sea Folk Arts Fest is sponsored by Washington State Parks, the San Juan Islands Makers Guild, and Wonder Camp.

This event is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are required in order to attend, please call (360) 701-7923. For hearing and speech-impaired, call the Washington Telecommunications Relay Service (800) 833-6384. Requests must be made in advance. 

For inquiries, please email


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