Roslyn Black Pioneer Picnic

Roslyn MinerRoslyn Black Pioneer Picnic is this Saturday, August 6th, at the Roslyn City Park.  The picnic commemorates the black pioneers who first came to Roslyn WA in 1888 to work in the coal mines.  The all day event is where families, friends, and newcomers celebrate with good food, fun games for kids, displays and exhibitions.

There is a great article in the Ellensburg Daily Record from a few years ago which interviews people who attend and talks about the history of the Black Pioneer Picnic.

Roslyn Moosefest This Weekend

MoosefestThe Roslyn Moosefest is the annual fan festival for the 1990’s television show Northern Exposure. For those that do not remember Northern Exposure, the show was about a newly graduated doctor who has to start a practice in a small Alaskan town. While the town in the show was in Alaska, it was actually filmed in Roslyn Washington.

The Moosefest this year (2011) is informal (every other year is informal). Thus there is no scheduled events other than a gathering of approximately 30-40 Northern Exposure fans in Roslyn. This is how it is described on the official website (see first link above):

Informal Moosefest 2011 is the off-year without an organized Northern Exposure fan festival. Keeping with the last-full-weekend in July tradition, it will be July 29-31, 2011. The only activities at an informal Moosefest are hanging out and being reminded “There is no plan”. But then, there is no registration cost either. The Moosefest Committee and whatever fans feel like joining us that weekend hang out in Roslyn. There generally are 30 to 40 fans that show up. We live “in the moment” on what to do next: eat, watch episodes, visit filming sites, drink, talk, sleep or something else. All are welcome!

If you are interested in going, I am sure you can contact the organizers through their contact page or just show up in Roslyn and track down fellow Northern Exposure fans.

Logging can be found by going to Roslyn Rooms.

Suncadia Summer Nights in the Village

SuncadiaSuncadia Summer Nights in the Village are free summer outdoor concerts that take place at the Village Amphitheater every Friday night from June through August.  This Friday, June 25th, the featured artist is Clumsy Lovers, a rock/bluegrass group.  This weekends concert starts at the typical time: 7 PM.  Tonight’s weather is going to be cold and possibly wet, so come prepared.

To read about future concerts at Suncadia.

Roslyn Art Walk – Sunshine Series

Roslyn Art WalkThe Roslyn Arts Walk’s Sunshine Series begins Saturday, May 28th.  Come visit Roslyn galleries and businesses who will display art! Begin the walk at the Mountain Mermaid/Ewing & Clark building at 102 E Pennsylvania and get a map to guide you on your walk.

Date: Saturday, May 28th
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: FREE