Old School 4th of July
Jun 30, 2015 | Recent News

June Release


Three days of Family Fun at “Old School 4th” - Port Townsend Style

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the return of the Fireworks to Fort Worden State Park for the 1st Annual “Old School 4th of July”.  

In collaboration with Thunderbull Productions and Centrums Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, locals and visitors will enjoy a memorable weekend of amazing music, delicious food and “Old School Traditions”. Saturday July 4th carries the weekend’s momentum to a climax with a pie eating contest, field games, pinatas, free root beer floats, a car show, live music and much more, all culminating into an epic display of fireworks.  

Working in symphony; Celebration, collaboration and community.


Independent Interdependence in Jefferson County

The ‘Old School 4th’ celebrates our inter-dependence with dozens of contributing organizations including; Centrum, the Fort Worden PDA, the Kiwanis, the Morning Rotary,  the Labor Leaders, ReCyclery, City of Port Townsend, PT/Jeff Co Leader, Jefferson County Parks and Rec, PT Paper Company, the Printery,  and many more. In the “Throwdown” tradition, attendees are also encouraged to contribute to the fun by bringing picnic baskets, blankets, games, and anything else they would like to enjoy with friends and family.

“The enthusiasm and support from our event partners and the community is amazing. Still months away from the event there is already a strong and growing buzz.”
  • Daniel Milholland, Thunderbull Productions

Weekend Schedule
Thursday 4:30 PM - Pope Marine Park - “Concert on the Docks”

Friday 12:00 PM - Fort Worden Commons - “Free Friday Concert”

Saturday Schedule Fort Worden Parade Grounds
4:00 PM on - Field games: Mini Golf, Juggling, etc...
4:30 - Crow Quil Night Owls
5:00 - Tug of War - Qualifying Rounds!!!!
5:30 - The Hep Replacements
6:30 - Flock of Pinatas
7:00 - Kevin Mason & the Yacht Club
7:00 - Free Root Beer Floats - Sponsored by Kiwanis Club 8:00 - Tug of War Final Match + Pie Eating Contest
8:30 - Tuba Skinny 10:00 - FIREWORKS

Food & Beverage Venders
- Dented Bouy Pizza
- Olgitas, Authentic Latin American Cuisine
- Candice's Donuts
- Fort Worden Food Service BBQ
- Chamber Beer Garden

- Mini Golf
- Car Show
- Tug of War
- Pie Eating Contest
- Boffing
- Free Root Beer Floats!
- & much more!!!

Special Notes:
EPIC Fire Danger - No personal fireworks

Huge thanks to our community partners and sponsors!!!

Presenting Sponsors:
Port Townsend Paper Company
Chuljian Family
Thunderbull Productions

Gold Sponsors:
The Mohrbacher Family
Kiwanis of Port Townsend
Pacific Environmental Services
The Car Wash
Coldwell Banker Best Homes

Silver Sponsors:
Wave Broadband
EDC Team Jefferson
Fairwinds Winery

Bronze Sponsors:
Shelli Cates – Edward Jones
Faber Feinson PLLC
Daily Bird Pottery
Olympic Art & Office
Don’s Pharmacy
Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum
Glow Natural Skin Care

Event Partners
Labor Leaders
Fort Worden PDA
Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management
Washington State Parks City of Port Townsend
Port Townsend Police Department
East Jefferson Fire and Rescue
Jefferson County Sheriff's Department
US Coast Guard
Elevated Ice Cream
Morning Star Balloons



Chamber website:

For more event information contact:

Daniel Milholland

Thunderbull Productions