"Old School" 4th of July

American Heritage Celebration

July 4th, 2018

The Old School 4th of July is more than just fireworks—it’s the whole shebang! This community celebration brings together all ages and types of people from throughout Jefferson County and beyond. Featuring live music, tug of war, a kid zone, mini-golf, beer, wine and cider garden, watermelon eating contest, free root beer floats, fireworks, and much more—the Old School 4th of July has something for everyone.

Your generous donations help make this community tradition possible!  Many thanks!!!  Donations can also be made in person at 1st Security Bank, Port Townsend and Port Hadlock branches. 

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Event runs from 4PM - 10PM

Event Schedule: 
4:00 - Kalan Wolfe
4:30 - Kilcid Band
5:00 - Free Root Beer Floats
5:45 - Stars of Tomorrow Winner - Tori Minnihan
6:00 - PT Summer Band
7:00 - Grace Love singing America the Beautiful
7:00 - Olympic Games
- Tug of War qualifying rounds
- Walnut Sack Race - 2 rounds (kids and adults)
- Tug of War final match
- Watermelon Eating Contest
- Community Portrait
8:00 - Unexpected Brass Band
8:30 - Famous Lucy
10:00 - 50/50 raffle


Click links below to sign up! 

TUG OF WAR team applications!

$100 registration - $1000 grand prize!!! - 1500 lbs per team

VOLUNTEER help needed!

Set up, greeters, parking, promo, activity leaders, pyro-technic assistants and much more!!! For the glory!!!

VENDOR AND BOOTH applications!

Food vendors, craft vendors and non-profits welcome! $50 booth fee + 10% of gross sales goes to event fund.

DONATE here!

The "Old School" 4th is made possible by our generous and collaborative  community!  We could not pull this off without your support!  If you would like to make a donation online, click on the link above, or make checks payable to Old School 4th and drop them by 1st Security Bank (734 Water Street) or mail to 1829 Lincoln Street, PT 98368.  

Event Partners:

Presenting Partners:
Thunderbull Productions
City of Port Townsend
Fort Worden PDA

Main Stage Sponsor: 
Friends of Fort Worden

In kind community partnerships:
East Jefferson Fire and Rescue 
Port Townsend Police Dept. 
WA State Parks
Jefferson County Sherrif's Dept. 
Jefferson County Chamber
Printery Communications 
The Port Townsend Leader
Morning Star Balloons 

Root Beer Floats Sponsors: 
Kiwanis of Port Townsend 
Elevated Ice Cream
The Food Coop

Sanitation Sponsors: 
Jefferson County PUD
Goodman Sanitation 

Tug of War Sponsor: 
American Legion Post 26

Western Red Cedar Sponsors: 
New American Funding
1st Security Bank
Homer Smith Insurance 

Pacific Madrone Sponsors:
Olympic Research
Coldwell Banker Best Homes
Enjoy Olympic Peninsula

Douglas Fir Sponsors:
Windermere Port Townsend