Harvest Moon Weekend...
Is a brand new event, that is proud to offer a fantastic set of instructors, live music, and competitions, set to the beautiful background of the Puget Sound. Come join dancers from all over for a weekend of East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Shag, and Balboa, taught by world class instructors, guaranteed to provide a memorable weekend. Dance into the wee hours of the morning to some amazing live music and keep dancing until the sun comes up. Join us September 22-24th, 2017 and spend a fun, relaxing weekend in the Puget Sound!
Fort Worden, located in Port Townsend, WA, is a historic site dating back to the early 1900's. It made up what was known as the ring of fire, with two other military bases built to protect the Puget Sound. An active military base through WWI and WW2, it was later decommissioned and became a state park in 1973. The city of Port Townsend acquired the park in 2013 and has been using it as a center of arts and culture on the Washington peninsula.
Fort Worden offers a great chance to see the more quaint and outdoorsy side of the Seattle area. With the puget sound on your doorstep, as well as the Olympic mountains to the west, you'll truly get to see what is so great about Washington.
For more information about the fort, visit Fort Worden's website here.
Fort Worden Swing History
Yes folks, Fort Worden has had its share of swing history. Back during the beginning days of the swing revival, Fort Worden was known for two events; Swing Out Northwest, which took place over New Years Eve, and Wild Week, which was a summer event.
Norma Miller and Frankie Manning were known to visit Seattle for both Wild Week and Swing Out Northwest. People would come from all over to enjoy the company of those that started the dance, as well as those that were following in their footsteps, who continue to make our community what it is today, such as the lovely Sylvia Sykes.