Cake Picnic

Building Community Through Celebration

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Cake Picnic


Cake Picnic is a Port Townsend cultural heritage celebration featuring massive amounts of delicious artisan cake, an epic dance party, field games, play zone and thousands of people amped up, Port Townsend style.

The purpose of Cake Picnic is to capture the cascading momentum of the Rhododendron Festival Grand Parade and the rare occasion to bring together the tribes of Port Townsend and celebrate with visiting communities. Visit the Cake Picnic website to learn more.

Historical Context

Once upon a time the people of Port Townsend would get together and enjoy massive community feasts.... Cheif Chetzemoka and James G. Swan amongst others were known for producing community clam bakes that would serve 1200+ people. 

A tribute to this past, "CAKE PICNIC" provides our community an excuse to get together & celebrate with family and friends... with free food.


11:00 AM - Our Team gathers at 1829 Lincoln St. to prepare for the parade

1:00 PM - The Grand Parade Begins 
- We are the final entry

We march with DJ Captain Peacock and his massive mobile sound system. 

As we march, many of the people watching the parade jump in & join the festivities...
When we arrive downtown, we land at Pope Marine Park... We have a brief ceremony / ribbon cutting and BOOOM!!!  THE CAKE FEAST BEGINS!!!

Live music on the patio with a massive dance party, face-painting, tug-o-war and other shenanigans can be expected.

By 5 PM the whole shabang comes to a close.