5K RUN WITH REI FOR TIMBER! WEEKEND PASS HOLDERS
Join REI for a scenic run along the Tolt MacDonald trails! Whether you are looking to run your first 5K or hit a personal best this fun, light-hearted race will be a great way to cap your Timber! weekend. Race fee is included in your full weekend Timber! ticket and camping price ($15 race entry for the general public). REI will be providing commemorative bibs, a post-race trail mix bar, and other fun perks! Ticket holders can register here. Non-ticket holders can register here.
Bob Ross Painting Party
This year we'll be hosting a Bob Ross inspired class where you will create and walk away with a happy little painting! The class will be led by Janine Chiorazzi a local Seattle Public School Visual Art & Dance Teacher. In this class we will be focusing on the natural surroundings of Timber-Fest with an emphasis on creating a sunset on water. Janine will lead you through various happy steps in order to help enable your success in art making. Sign ups begin in June.
Zaireeka Listening Party
Zaireeka is the eighth studio album by The Flaming Lips. The experimental rock album consists of four Compact Discs. Each of its eight songs consists of four stereo tracks, one from each CD. The album was designed so that when played simultaneously on four separate audio systems, the four CDs would produce a harmonic or juxtaposed sound. Timber! will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of this unique album experience by presenting it in it's entirety on 4 separate sound systems as it was meant to be heard. Lets get weird.
Kayaking with REI
Join REI to bask in the beauty of Tolt-MacDonald and the surrounding valley from the Snoqualmie River. The REI Outdoor School is excited to for you to join us for an hour-long kayak tour. Depending on water level, we plan to start by paddling upstream into the lush farmland, against a gentle current. After some exploration, we’ll turn around and enjoy the float back to the beach for some light refreshments. Register on-site at the REI Camp Kitchen. For your safety, shoes or sandals with a heel-strap are required (no flip flops). No experience necessary, however, paddlers must be strong enough to paddle upstream through a gentle to steady current.
Adult Flast Light Tag
After all, we're camping and we're outdoors. Who says you have to be a kid to play flash light tag. Details on time and location during Timber! coming soon.
STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING WITH REI
Join REI to bask in the beauty of Tolt-MacDonald and the surrounding valley from the Snoqualmie River. The REI Outdoor School is excited to for you to join us for an hour-long SUP tour. Depending on water level, we plan to start by paddling upstream into the lush farmland, against a gentle current. After some exploration, we’ll turn around and enjoy the float back to the beach for some light refreshments. Register on-site at the REI Camp Kitchen. For your safety, shoes or sandals with a heel-strap are required (no flip flops). No experience necessary, however, paddlers must be strong enough to paddle upstream through a gentle to steady current.
REI CAMP Kitchen
Prepare your meals in style at the Timber! Outdoor Music Festival. Personal cook stations with stoves, prep table and more await you at the REI Camp Kitchen. Bring your favorite camp cookware and tasty ingredients. After cooking enjoy the community dining area and a complimentary beverage before washing your dishes in the REI provided washtubs. Note: Due to fire regulations the REI Camp Kitchen will be the only place in both the General Camping and Quiet Camping areas where use of stoves will be permitted. Campers may be asked to reserve a stove during peak hours.
On Friday night of Timber starting at 11:30pm, guests can join astronomers from the Seattle Astronomical Society and astrophysicists from University of Washington for a star party! Guests will be able to learn about the cosmos, gaze at distant planets and galaxies and celebrate the outdoors in the grandest way. Timber’s stargazing activity will take place in the North Meadow on the west side of the walking bridge.
Our friends at Sacred Space Movement and Yoga instructor, Becky Grace, will be teaching two yoga classes to Timber attendees in the North Meadow (west side of walking bridge and 1/4 mile walk on the mail trail heading north). Adult Classes begin at 9:30am Friday and 10:00am Saturday. A special children's yoga class will take place at 9:30am on Saturday morning.
Go dip your toes in the water or catch some sun at Tolt River Beach. Beach access is located on the south end of the RV/General Festival camping area.
JOIN THE TIMBER MARCHING BAND
Want to be in a marching band? Bring your old horn, drum or instrument to Timber and join our friends from Whidbey Island Custom Events & Production for a spontaneous and participant friendly Gonzo style marching band performance. Become part of Timber! Information on marching band time and meet up location coming soon.
S'MORES WITH REI
Join REI around the campfire on Friday evening to surprise and delight your taste buds with make your own S'mores! S'more sticks and fixings provided. Children under 14 must be supervised by an adult or parent.
Join Valley Vignettes for a leisurely 1 hour bike cruise of the Snoqualmie Valley. Stop at farms and learn about the farmers who do the work to till the soil of the food we love. Learn about the history of the valley as you ride along the majestic Snoqualmie Valley Trail and through historic Carnation. Learn about the history of historic craftsman homes, and the ebb and flow of industry that has made its mark on the valley. We love to talk about the valley--from farming to history, we hope to give you a sample of what this place means and its importance to our Northwest culture. Click Here to Sign Up
Camp Timber! is where the kids rule at Timber! Join us at the red barn on Friday and Saturday mornings of Timber! for 2 special Kids concerts, arts, crafts, science experiments and fun.
Nighttime Photography Class with REI
2 hours, Thursday, 7:30-9:30pm, $20
Take advantage of a beautiful night to hone your outdoor photography skills! We'll photograph some of the areas best sites at night, starscapes, and discuss techniques for shooting in limited light. Bring your camera and tri-pod, or smartphone and a steady hand. Participants must be at least 16 year old to participate. Space is limited. Register here.
Navigation 101: Understanding Your Map & Compass with REI!
2 hours, Friday, 1:30-3:30pm
Come learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way. During this outing, we'll help you see three dimensions of the land on the two dimensions of a topographic map by teaching you how to read contour lines, landmarks and other map features. We'll also talk about magnetic north, true north, and magnetic variation (declination), and help you make sense of it all. Maps and compasses are provided, but bring your own if you prefer. Must be 12 years old. Children under 18 must have participating adult. Space is limited. Register here.
Wilderness Survival Class with REI
2 hours, Friday, 10:30am-12:30pm, $20
Join REI Outdoor School for a wilderness self-reliance class that could save your life. During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know, including emergency priorities; how to make an emergency shelter; how to locate and access drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit with all the essentials. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills. This class is designed for anyone who spends time outdoors. Must be 12 years old. Children under 18 must have participating adult. Space is limited. Register here.
Recreational Tree Climbing
Friday & Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm, $10
Remember how much fun it is to climb trees? Come ascend into the canopy using equipment that will keep both climber and tree safe. Let life slow down, experience Tree Time. Recreational Tree Climbing will be happening on Friday and Saturday of Timber from 9:30am - 5:30pm just west of the Tolt-Macdonald Walking Bridge. This activity is for those Ages 6 and up and will have a $10 fee.
Friday & Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm, $10
Learn how to love yourself and your world through creative expression. Color postcards featuring amazing artwork from indie artists, and send a message of love to a friend. Hosted by Seattle nonprofit First Aid Arts (www.firstaidarts.org). Visit the First Aid Arts Booth to take part!