Come celebrate Deception Pass State Park’s 100th Anniversary at various events throughout 2022!
Swing the Gates Run
Saturday, March 26 at East Cranberry Lake
Run or walk through Deception Pass State Park at Swing the Gates! Explore the park in either our Competitive 5K (with chip timing), our 5K Family Fun Run, or a 10K Team Scavenger Hunt along the trails in the park. Preregistration is required, sign up today!
Past Park Manager Commemoration
Friday, April 22 at Park Admin Office (41020 SR 20)
This community event will celebrate the many positive contributions of beloved Park Managers. An exhibit made by volunteers will be installed and unveiled celebrating the past 100 years of Park Management.
Earth Day Restoration Project
Sunday, April 24
Volunteer along with our Americorps staff as they lead a restoration event in the North Whidbey area of the park for Earth Day. Location and registration to be announced.
Summer Program Kickoff
Memorial Day (Monday, May 30)
Join us as we kickoff our Summer Programs this Memorial Day weekend. We will explore the history of the last 100 years in Deception Pass State Park. To learn more about interpretive programs in the park, visit our Park Programs page!
Trail Maintenance Day
Saturday, June 4
Help us restore the safety fencing at Goose Rock trail for Trail Maintenance Day. 400 Split Rails will be carried by hand to the top of Goose Rock! Registration and location to be announced.
Arts in the Park Concert Kickoff
Every Saturday from July 9 through August 27
Deception Pass State Park Amphitheater
Come to a free concert at the Deception Pass State Park amphitheater (no registration required)! Our American Roots Concert Series is hosted in partnership with the Deception Pass Park Foundation and the WA State Parks Folk & Traditional Arts Program. These concerts are held every Saturday from July 9 through the month of August!
Community Picnic in the Park
Saturday, July 23
East Cranberry Lake
For our centennial, we are bringing back an old tradition started in 1919 before our park was even a state park: a community picnic. The 1922 picnic was even the location of the park’s original dedication. We will celebrate our centennial in much the same way with music, entertainment, food, festival vendors, and a beer garden. Event attendance is free and no registration is required, so please join us at East Cranberry Lake!
For more information about interpretive programs happening in the park, check out our Public Programs page!