Announcements


Upcoming road repair

posted Sep 12, 2018, 11:59 AM by Discover Darrington


Work is underway to reopen the Tenas Creek Road,  Forest Service Road #2660!  This is the road to the Boulder Lake Trailhead which has been closed due to severe storm damage.  This is another ERFO (Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads) funded project and when work is completed we will update.  We're sure many have missed this beautiful trail along Tenas Creek!



Looking down at Boulder and Pear Lakes, photo by Richard Morell

Road to Peek A Boo Lake Trailhead Reopened!

posted Aug 31, 2018, 2:29 PM by Discover Darrington

August 31st, Forest Roads to Peek A Boo Lake Trailhead reopened for public use. This road suffered severe storm damage and has remained closed for a long time.  Extensive repairs have been made including replacing four culverts, one culvert 9 feet in diameter.  There will be some more construction in the future but will not affect this road being open.

Summer Meltdown 2018!

posted Jul 28, 2018, 11:35 AM by Discover Darrington


Yes, it just around the corner, happening August 2nd thru the 5th!  Another awesome lineup but this is more than a music festival it is an experience!  A great fun crowd, great costumes and festive lights!  It even comes complete with world class mountain views and the cool waters of the Stilly River.  Learn more...


Summer Meltdown night performances, photo by Pam Fritchman

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

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