City of Morton - Morton Washington
2018 Events


World Dance Festival

World Dance Festival

March 3 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10 adults ($12 at the door), $5 children

Regional dance troupes perform.  A lively and inspiring evening of dance styles from around the world–Middle Eastern to Mexican Folk to Western Line.

World Dance Festival

What a Bunch of Malarkey!

Improvisational Comedy Night at the Tiller

March 17 at 7 p.m.
Admission by donation

An unplanned hilarious evening of improvised entertainment, brought to you, with your input, by the Mossyrock High School Improv Troupe and their friends.  Others groups and individuals invited to participate in the evenings games.

White Pass Scenic Byway

White Pass Scenic Byway quarterly tourism meeting 

April 12 - Mayfield/Mossyrock hosted by Tacoma Power

5th Annual Rain Festival

7th Annual Rain Festival

Help us celebrate the rain!
April 14 at 4 p.m.
Morton, Washington

Help us “celebrate the rain!” Enjoy a large screen sing-a-long, and armchair aerobics.  Participate in the Umbrella Parade. Win door Prizes! Enjoy refreshments! Festival will be followed by a rain-themed movie at the Roxy Theater.

OnStage Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser

OnStage Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser

At the Tiller Arts Center
April 21, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person

Dance all 12 hours, only dance to certain songs, or just watch. Choose your own way to dance! Come out and support the Kids of OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Program in their Spring production, at the Tiller Arts Center in Morton WA. Lots of music, refreshments, and of course DANCING!

OnStage Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser

Alice In Wonderland

OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Production
May 4 & 11 at 7pm and May 5 & 12 at 2pm
Tickets: $9 adults ($10 at the door), $5 children

Down the Rabbit hole we go, following Alice through Wonderland in a madcap musical, encountering all the wacky characters of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale.

Annual Community Cleanup Day

Community Cleanup Day

8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Morton, Washington

We’ll have the coffee on at 8 am in the Interpretive Center (194 Main right behind the Train Depot). Orientation begins at 8:30 am.

Hamburgers and hot dogs, provided by Hampton Lumber, will be served at noon. Side dishes are appreciated!

Community Service hours are available for students. Bring the whole family to help with spring cleanup day!

Ladies Spring Tea - Brunch

Celebrating Women Ladies Brunch


10 a.m., 
Morton Methodist Church
427 West Main, Morton

Proceeds support the efforts of Morton General Hospital.

Packwood Memorial Day Flea Market

Packwood Memorial Day Flea Market

May 25-28

This bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a bustling flea market, one of the largest in the Western U.S. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound. Come find your treasure. Call (360) 494- 2223.

at the Roxy Theater

Children’s Dance Recital

June 2 at 3 p.m.
at Roxy Theater

Enjoy children ages 3-15 dance to tap, jazz, creative movement, and lyrical dances. 18 children


OnStage Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser

Shelock Holmes (and other foolery)

Roxy Players Traveling Troupe
June TBA – Packwood
July 7 & 21 at 7 p.m. – Roxy Theater stage
Aug 3 at 7pm – Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

Auditions: April 9 & 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Roxy Players Traveling Troupe presents Classic Sherlock Holmes along with vaudeville-style music and good ol’ comedy.

Roxy Benefit Golf Tourney

Roxy Benefit Golf Tournament

At Ironwood Greens in Glenoma
Entry fee: $30

The 6th Annual Roxy Golf Tournament at Ironwood Greens, Glenoma, features 50/50 raffle, prizes, and events such as: Long Drive for men and women, Nearest the Pin for 2 holes for men and women.  Participation fee of $30/person includes 12 holes and a complementary Roxy Theater movie ticket. Thanks for supporting your community theater.


Annual Chamber of Commerce Picnic

Annual East Lewis County Chamber of Commerce Picnic

5:30 p.m.
Cowlitz River Valley Historical Society grounds
(Morton Depot site) 194 W. Main Ave. Morton

Chamber members and guests welcome. Bring a potluck dish to share, hot dogs and hamburgers courtesy Hampton Lumber. Live entertainment, raffles and door prizes. Face painting. Bring a lawn chair if possible.

Questions? Contact the East Lewis County Chamber office at (360) 496-6086.

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

August 3-5

"Put Your Blue On" and get ready to celebrate blueberries! Take in the festivities with live music on two stages, craft and food vendors, a blueberry pancake breakfast, quilt show and raffle, a 5K trailrace, art contest, and parade, blueberry pie eating contest, dog show and races, car show, talent show and treasure hunts for all ages. This is good, hometown neighborly fun for all. Call 360-880-1111.

OnStage Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser

The Tempest

Summer Musical Theatre with Centralia College East
August 4, 8, 11 at 7 p.m. and August 5 & 12 at 2 p.m.
Reserved seating: $12 adults ($13 at the door), $6 children

This boldly re-imagined classic tells the story of Prospero the pirate and his innocent daughter Miranda, who, after years of banishment on a deserted island with only fairies  for company, seek revenge and find love among the victims of a stormy shipwreck.  Onstage’s Tempest Ensemble Dance Camp participants and local musicians will join to bring an evening of classic literature to life with dance and live music.

White Pass Scenic Byway

White Pass Scenic Byway quarterly tourism meeting 

August 9 - Packwood

Morton Loggers Jubilee

76th Annual Morton Loggers’ Jubilee

August 9-12

The 75th Annual Loggers' Jubilee is "the Granddaddy of all Logging Shows" and a celebration for people of all ages. From the Main Street Parade to the lawnmower races, the world-famous logging shows to the Jubilee queen coronation, the Morton Loggers' Jubilee promises a good time for all. Call 360-523-4049.

9th Annual Vintage Car Show

11th Annual Vintage Car Show

Heritage House in Morton
Entries start at 5:30pm

Car Awards, Raffles, Live Music, Good Food.

Hawaiian theme - be sure to wear your Hawaiian shirt or mumu!

Heritage House Assisted Living and Memory Care
860 W. Main Ave, Morton, WA 98356 (360) 496-6699

For more information, contact or call 360-496-6699.


Morton's Saturday Farmer’s Market

Morton's Saturday Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday July through mid-September (dates TBA) , 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Grassy area adjacent to Gust Backstrom Park
700 W. Main Ave. in Morton

Fresh produce, arts and crafts, baked goods. Free entertainment and activities.

New vendors are welcome! No garage sale or swap meet vendors.
Contact Morton City Hall for vendor application ($20 one time yearly fee)
Questions? Call (360) 496-6881 or stop by City Hall at 192 Adams Ave. in downtown Morton.

Vendor Application

at the Roxy Theater

All Day Sing – Shape Note Singing

At the Tiller Arts Center
August 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission by donation

Shape notes are a music notation designed to facilitate congregational and community singing. The notation, introduced in 1801, became a popular teaching device in American singing schools. Shapes were added to the note heads in written music to help singers find pitches within major and minor scales without the use of more complex information found in key signatures on the staff.

Packwood Memorial Day Flea Market

Packwood Labor Day Flea Market

August 31 - September 3

This bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a bustling flea market, one of the largest in the Western U.S. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound. Come find your treasure. Call (360) 494- 2223.

FMAC Membership Appreciation Night

Membership Appreciation Gala Dinner

September 22 at 5:00 p.m.
at Roxy Theater

Membership Appreciation Night welcomes Fire Mountain Arts Council members to an entertaining evening of live entertainment, a bit of business, and a tasty meal. Want to be part of the fun? Join Fire Mountain Arts Council at the door, at the BCJ Gallery, or by mail. Click here for the membership brochure. Member dues for 2017-2018 is $50, and include four complimentary tickets valued at up to $10 each.

Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation's Dinner Auction

Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation's Dinner Auction

Morton Lions Hall

The Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation’s annual dinner is an event filled with laughter and friendship and offers a wide variety of both silent and live auction items.  Your support of the Foundation provides scholarships for hospital employees and equipment for Morton General Hospital.

Music Festival

Autumn Music Fest

October 14 at 4 p.m.
Admission by donation. Also accepting food items for the food bank.
at the Roxy Theater

Autumn Music Fest brings soloists and ensembles from area churches and choirs together for an inspirational musical program. Sponsored by DeVaul Publishing.

Mystery Dinner Party

Renaissance Mystery Dinner Party

October 20, 6pm at the Tiller Arts Center
at the Roxy Theater

Costumes are highly encouraged. The best costume will receive an award. To rent a costume, leave a message for Louise at the BCJ Gallery (360) 496-0542.

Thriller” OnStage Halloween Flashmob

“Thriller” OnStage Halloween Flashmob

October 31, 6-8 pm
at the Roxy Theater

For a donation of AT LEAST $10, Morton city limits residents can have a flashmob of dancers perform the Thriller dance on your lawn on Halloween evening. Performances will start happening around town at approx. 6 pm. If you would like to sponsor a performance for yourself or someone else within Morton city limits, please email Genny Greiter at or call her at 360-496-5060. It’s a THRILL!

White Pass Scenic Byway

White Pass Scenic Byway quarterly tourism meeting 

November 8 - Morton

USO Show

Command Performance – USO Show

November 10 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15 General Audience, $10 Veterans, $7 Students/Children

Celebrate and honor our Veterans with 1940’s USO-style entertainment:  skits, vocalists, dancers, plenty of laughs, and dancing to the Sound of Swing Big Band.

at the Roxy Theater

Into the Woods

OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Program
Nov 30 & Dec 7 at 7 p.m., Dec 1 & 8 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Adults: $9 in advance, $10 at the door.
Children 12 and under: $5.

Follow the Baker and his barren wife as they seek help from classic Grimm’s Fairy Tale characters to break their curse and live happily ever after, in the junior version of Sondheim’s critically acclaimed musical.

Festival of Trees

11th Annual Festival of Trees

A Barbara Clevenger Johnson Gallery Benefit
At the Tiller Arts Center
December 6-8, - 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Festivities and the silent auction begin with the unveiling of the indoor forest during the Festival of Trees Winter Wonderland Gala. Refreshments, raffles, and win door prizes while you bid and vote for your favorite tree. Silent auction concludes at 5 p.m. December 9.

Christmas in the Mountains

11th Annual Christmas in the Mountains

December 8
at Roxy Theater
Admission by donation

Living Nativity at the Roxy
December 9, 5:30pm

Help us celebrate the holiday season at the Roxy Theater. Visit Santa in the Tiller from 10am-12PM, go on a hayride from 10am-12pm, visit the Living Nativity at the Roxy at 6PM, and watch a holiday themed movie at the Roxy at 7PM. What a great way to spend time with your friends in the community during the holiday season!

Lights in Gust Backstrom Park

Lights in Gust Backstrom Park - Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting

Gust Backstrom Park

Christmas Parade starts downtown Morton on Main Avenue - 5:30pm

Christmas tree Lighting at Gust Backstrom Park - 6:00pm

A Christmas in the Mountains Event
Sponsored by: City of Morton & East Lewis County Chamber of Commerce



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