Quilcene Historical Museum

2024 Events

Worthington Park provides ideal settings for special events throughout the year for our community as well as visitors from outside the county, state, and nation. Our vision is to become a multi-functional event center that attracts increased numbers of visitors as it educates, entertains, and enriches.

We are hosting a number of public events in 2024 and you are invited to participate in as many as you wish. Check the event line up below and watch for possible additional events throughout the year.

April 20th

Quilcene Historical Museum opens for the 2024 season!
Join us as we celebrate new exhibits and the new season. We hope to see you in the museum on this day and throughout the summer.

June 15th

Quilcene Gravel Unravel – Bon Jon Pass Out Bike Races

These extraordinary and very popular races take over Worthington Park for the day. The race begins at the park, then heads for the first challenge – Bon Jon Pass. After Bon Jon Pass, riders enjoy the views and ridges, returning via Lords Lake Loop. Except the long course riders – they get to climb Bon Jon again! Everyone can celebrate with delicious food and micro brews by local vendors by the Hamilton Pond.

July 27th

Up, Up, UP Circus – Live circus performance in Quilcene
Yes! Please come welcome the amazing Up, Up, UP Circus troupe to the park. Circus shows are donation based. Their goal is to bring the circus to anyone and everyone who may need it, regardless of money. They drive up in a BIG truck with a stage, a baby grand piano for live music and a 30’ hand cranked crane for aerial acts and other shenanigans!

August 9th

Quilcene Historical Museum Annual Tasting Gala
Gather in Worthington Park with friends from 5 to 8 pm to enjoy the local tasting, food, and shopping. There’s always a fun new theme, delicious food, the best music and a chance to enjoy local brews, wines, and spirits. Non-alcoholic beverages are available, too, for this 21 and up event. Tasting Tickets are discounted for Quilcene Historical Museum members.

September 15th

Quilcene Oyster Races – ½ Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids Sprint
Take part in a run, walk, or roll! We have runs for all ages, great food, local organic oysters and micro brews in our popular and shady beer garden by the pond. The Quilcene Oyster Half Marathon is a USATF Certified and Sanctioned Event. The surroundings include woodlands, water, and mountains. The Half Marathon has a total ascent of 1019 ft and has a maximum elevation of 699 ft. It is hilly and challenging, but totally worth it! This is THE BEST training race for Winter Marathons!

October 12th

Quilcene Fiber Festival – Explore it all from sheep to shawl
The Quilcene Historical Museum partners with Fiber and Clay to celebrate the extraordinarily diverse talents in our region. We have performances, live music, a food court, demonstrations, animals, and many vendors. There will truly be something here for everyone – with many engaging, fun, and educational events for all ages within the 1892 Hamilton-Worthington Mansion, open meadows, the Linger Longer Outdoor Theatre, near the 1915 Historic Barn and inside the Quilcene Historical Museum. Learn the history, meet today’s experts and crafters, find amazing holiday gifts, bring the whole family – kids will love the hands-on activities and live animals.