The Washington State Parks
and Recreation Commission
Folk Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to attend its fourth series of afternoon cultural performances at Peace Arch State Park on selected dates in Blaine in August & September.
The free outdoor concerts begin at 2 p.m. Sundays and celebrate the diverse cultures of the Pacific Northwest. The artists' fees for these events are paid for by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to Northwest Heritage Resources, of Mountlake Terrace.
This years series runs from August 5th to September 2nd. The concerts celebrate the Pacific Northwest’s international cultures and features Filipina, Polynesian (Samoan), Middle East, Latin and India music and dance.
Peace Arch International Concert Series performances are free. The Discover Pass is not required to attend the concerts. The Discover Pass is required to park our vehicle inside the state park.
2012 Concert dates are August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, & September 2nd. All the concerts are on the U.S. side of the International Park just south of the U.S. Kitchen facility.
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Sunday 2pm, August 5th, 2012
Sayaw of FASA, a Filipina/o dance troupe from
University of Washington
|Click here to visit the Sayaw web site.
Sunday 2pm, August 12th, 2012
Kalevaria Samoan United Methodist Church Youth Group
Back by popular demand. Samoan drumming
music, song & dance.
2pm, August 19th, 2012
Daneshvar Music Ensemble:
Music & dance of Iran & the Middle East
| Click here to visit Daneshvar's web site
2pm, August 26th, 2012
Los Flacos: Music & dance of Latin American cultures.
Los Flacos performs a blend of the spiciest traditional sounds of Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. Using a variety of instruments, some indigenous to the Americas and others of European and African origin, they create their own renditions of the songs of Latin America. Since their formation in 2002, Los Flacos continues to entertain audiences throughout Seattle and the Pacific Northwest region.
|Click here to visit Los Flacos web site.
2pm, September 2nd, 2012
Bollywood Seattle Performers are a select group of performers trained in traditional Bollywood Style dance. Mollie Singh, the choreographer, imparts to each performer an authentic Bollywood flair including semi-classical and Indian folk influences.
|Click here to visit Bollywood Seattle's web site.
This concert series is presented by the Washington State Parks
"Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks Program"
(A Partnership Program of the Washington State Parks &
Recreation Commission & the Washington State Arts Commission)
Thank you to all our sponsors!
The Peace Arch International Concert Series is part of a broader series of events celebrating Washington’s diverse cultures and presented by the Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program.
The program is a partnership between the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington State Arts Commission and Northwest Heritage Resources with funding provided by National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission and Washington State Parks Foundation program grants.
For a 2012 schedule of Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program events, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events.
All concerts are accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are required in order to attend the concert events, please call (360) 902-8526 or the Washington Telecommunications Relay Service (800) 833-6388. Requests must be made in advance.
Peace Arch State Parks is a day-use park that commemorates treaties and agreements that arose from the War of 1812.
Celebrating the United States/Canadian border that stretches 3000 miles from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Peace Arch State Park features horticultural exhibitions and the giant, commemorative, concrete arch that straddles the border of the two nations. The United States and Canada co-maintain the monument.
The park is located at 19 A Street in Blaine, adjacent to the Peace Arch Port of Entry, where Interstate 5 and British Columbia Highway 99 connect. From the American side of the border, take Exit 276 from I-5. From the Canadian side, enter through Peace Arch Provincial Park from Highway 99’s Beach Avenue exit.
The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 98-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.
For a full schedule of events visit the Washington State Parks
Folk & Traditional Arts Events Page!
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