The story of the Darrington Bluegrass Festival

posted Jul 7, 2018, 3:06 PM by Discover Darrington

Bluegrass music is an important part of our Darrington heritage coming to the community from the settlers of South Carolina in the early 1900s.  Local bands were formed from friends and family enjoying playing together both for the love of the music and just having fun visiting.  It wasn't until 1977 when the first Darrington Bluegrass festival was held and since then has been growing ever since.  Learn more...

Play Days at the Rodeo

posted Jul 7, 2018, 1:53 PM by Discover Darrington   [ updated Jul 9, 2018, 11:11 AM ]

Play Days at the Darrington Rodeo Grounds is fun for both horse and rider, a great way to enjoy being with other horse
enthusiast while improving your riding skills!  When you come to a Play Day event be sure to enter the Free Saddle Raffle.  For every time you enter a Play Day you will receive a free raffle ticket, so if you enter the Play Day Saturday you will receive a ticket and you enter Sunday we will give you a ticket. Come to all 5 weekends May through September you would have 10 chances to win.  The next Play Day is on July 14th & 15th, Signups at 9am, activities start at 10am. Learn more...

Annual Darrington Talent Show 2018

posted Apr 10, 2018, 2:36 PM by Discover Darrington

The Darrington Historical Society proudly brings the Annual Darrington Talent Show this April 13th, 7pm at the Darrington High School Multi-purpose Room.  At the Darrington Talent Show you will be awed, inspired, giggle and just have a great time!  At the end of the evening you will be so impressed and proud of the upriver talents of the North Fork Stillaguamish and Sauk River Valleys.  You might be so inspired you may want to be in the next talent show.  Learn more...

April Community Contra Dance

posted Apr 10, 2018, 2:19 PM by Discover Darrington

Community Contra Dance, the last dance until fall!  Mark your calendar for April 8th! Potluck at 6pm, dancing 7 to 9:30pm at the Mansford Grange.  Come enjoy the live music by Cobbler and Joanna Stodden will be the caller. $7 per person is suggested. But more is most welcome! All proceed go to the band and caller.

The dance is generously hosted by Mansford Grange. Consider bringing a little extra for the Grange! Not only heat, lights and maintenance for a really great dance hall but lots of good works all around town throughout the year!.

February Contra Dance

posted Feb 8, 2018, 11:02 AM by Discover Darrington

Saturday, February 10th, Old-Time Dance 7:00 – 9:30 pm, Potluck 6:00 pm

Come kick up your heels to Contra/Square/Family Dances at the Mansford Grange!  Or just tap your toes and enjoy the music - dancing optional.  Enjoy an evening of live and lively old-time music and dance.  Bring the whole family!  Music by $4 Shoe, Kate Lichtenstien on fiddle, Tom Collicott on guitar, Morgan John on banjo, Susan on ukulele.  Caller - Alex MacLeod.

Hosted by the Mansford Grange, 1265 Railroad Ave. Darrington, WA 98241.  Suggested donation of $7.00 All proceeds to band and caller


Spring Wild Plant Workshop

posted Feb 6, 2018, 3:57 PM by Discover Darrington

Wild Plant Workshop, February 10th, Saturday at the Mansford Grange, 12:30 to 4:30 pm.  Learn about the fascinating wild plants around you, how some were used as food and some for medicinal purposes.  Learn also about some look a likes and some plants that could be dangerous. Learn more...

Eagles return to the rivers of Darrington!

posted Jan 19, 2018, 11:10 AM by Discover Darrington

Many wait for the time of year when the eagles return to the five rivers of Darrington to feed before nesting.  It is not uncommon to see bald eagles roosting in the trees along creeks and rivers, sometimes in groups or whole families especially while the salmon are spawning.  There are several good places to view the eagles in the Darrington area.
Learn more about our majestic eagles
See the eagle viewing map

Mountain Loop Highway Repaired!

posted Oct 31, 2017, 12:38 PM by Discover Darrington

As of Tuesday, October 31st the Mountain Loop Highway has been repaired and you are now able to drive through from Granite Falls to Darrington.  You can also access Sloan Creek Road, FSR #49, and the associated trailheads.  It's not to late to catch the fall colors but they'll be going soon.  Snow will be coming and we'll update gate closures when they occur.

Temporary Mountain Loop Closure

posted Oct 28, 2017, 9:53 AM by Discover Darrington   [ updated Oct 29, 2017, 10:28 AM ]

The Mountain Loop Highway is closed to thru traffic while equipment is making repairs near Skull & Chockwich Creeks which is blocking access to Sloan Creek Road, FSR #49 and associated trailheads. The road will be reopening in this area hopefully by Tuesday, October 31st. You can still drive this scenic road just not all the way from Granite Falls to Darrington.

1st Annual Darrington Cruise-In

posted Aug 17, 2017, 3:23 PM by Discover Darrington

We are excited to announce a new event for Darrington, the 1st Annual Darrington Cruise-In  -  Show and Shine!  Come on out and see the Hot Rods, Sports Cars, Muscle Cars, Classic Cars and Motorcycles, meet their owners and enjoy mountain vistas that just can't be beat!  Learn more...

One classy car!  Photo by Charlie Duncan Photography

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