Wednesday, July 26, 2017 This Week's Paper

Summertime is the right time for grown-up fun at Fort Nisqually

Have a great time with friends and enjoy a summertime party in a gorgeous setting – at Fort Nisqually as the sun goes down – during the third annual Friday at the Fort from 6-9 p.m. on July 27.

Enjoy the beauty of Point Defiance Park at dusk while the music of The Shy Boys – voted South Sound Magazine’s “Best Band” two years running – adds energy and fun to the scene inside Fort Nisqually. Whether you choose to kick back and relax or dance the night away, the festivities inside the fort will leave you forgetting the world outside!

Quench your thirst and feed your hunger with unique, local refreshments available for purchase including craft beer from Gig Harbor’s 7 Seas Brewing, home of the "perfect pint,” delicious Washington wines, empanadas from Pampeana, a family-owned business that provides traditional-style baked empanadas with delicious and creative fillings, and Creole soul food from Miss Monica’s Bayou Oasis. Soft drinks and desserts will also be available for purchase.

Admission is $8 if purchased in advance and $10 at the gate while they last. Friday at the Fort is for adults ages 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum inside Point Defiance Park. All proceeds from this event will be dedicated to the restoration of the Granary at Fort Nisqually. Built in 1850, the Granary is a National Historic Landmark and one of the oldest buildings in the state.

Parking is limited at the fort so please carpool if possible and be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

The Fort Nisqually Foundation is proud to support Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. The fort provides a rare setting for all generations to explore the early history of our state and learn about the life experiences of those who settled here.