2019 Methow Arts Festival

Thurs, July 4, 11:30-4pm, 2019

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STAGE LINE UP: MarchFourth, Laura Love & the Family Dog and Bitterroot Beets.

MarchFourth is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking FORCE in the world of entertainment — a sonic explosion delivered by 20 musicians, dancers and artisans who travel the world, year-round, taking audience members of all ages, from all walks of life, on a joy-inducing, foot-stomping, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization.

With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, hoopers and Vaudeville-style dancers, MarchFourth whips audiences into a celebratory frenzy with an over-the-top spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, and irresistible charisma!

This is not a band that simply “puts on a show.” MarchFourth delivers a multi-faceted, indelible experience of pure joy.


Are you visiting us for Methow Arts Festival with MarchFourth on July 4th? We highly recommend Sun Mountain Lodge as a destination for our events. Be treated like royalty high above the Methow Valley. 

Celebrate the 4th of July in Twisp, WA with music, ARTmaking projects, aerial arts, pie-eating contests and so much more….

NEW! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids get to make  unlimited art projects all day for free. In fact kids 12 and under pay no admission whatsoever – a big thanks to our generous sponsors! Kids 13-18 are just $5 with unlimited art making.


11:40 – Bitterroot Beats
12:45 – pie eating contests (SIGN UP @ T-Shirt Booth)
1pm – Laura Love & Family Dog
2:15pm – Hula Hoop contest

2:30 – 4pm – MARCHFOURTH


Bitterroot Beets are the up and coming Methow Valley funk rock party band. Hotter than a billy goat with a blow torch yet colder than a polar bear’s toenails, there is little doubt as to why their shows have turned into ruckus dance parties for two summers straight. Led by the soul siren Sarah Stephens on power vocals, Dylan Marks uses his guitar to cover the whole party in
extra sauce, the undefeated king of crunch, Erik Shepard, on bass and Will Menzies plays the role of the raspy Gatsby on drums. The Bitterroot Beets love nothing more than playing in front of the local crowds of the valley and are extremely excited for the opportunity to play at the Methow Arts Festival.



Hands-on ART-making booths include beaded chokers, summer wreaths, Top Hats, Slime-making, Dress up & Photo Station, Ancestral Skills and favorites such as facepainting and Tie Dye Tshirts. These give Arts Fest participants a chance to engage with ART through projects ranging in difficulty suiting all age groups and levels of manual dexterity. New this year kids 12 and under are admitted for FREE! Kids 13-18 are just $5 and all kids get unlimited artmaking for free.

NEW! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids get to make unlimited art projects all day for free. Held in the Twisp River Park and starting just after the Independence Day Parade through Twisp, the festival offers something for everyone. The core activities are over a dozen art booths offering a variety of arts experiences for all ages.

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Enjoy our Old Schoolhouse Brewery BEER GARDEN and LOCAL FOOD ZONE, pie-eating contest
A fresh mix of tantalizing options from our local food vendors: FORK, Rockinghorse Bakery, La Fonda Lopez, Teriyaki Corral, Taco Bahia and Iced Blue Star Coffee at the drink tent & beer garden. Enjoy OSB beer, spiked lemonade, gin & tonic and other chilled beverages in the beer garden. Bring ID! In an effort to reduce waste, please bring a waterbottle or purchase/rent one from us. We offer free water during this event.  TICKETS HERE

pie eatingPIE EATING CONTESTS start at 12:45pm. Sign up at the Volunteer/T-shirt booth. The increasingly popular pie-eating contest will move to center stage so the rest of us can watch the hilarious battle of mouth, stomach, and will.

Day-long stage music and song is intriguing; and live music keeps the scene dynamic, as well as providing a vibrant backdrop for the many celebrations of art happening around the entire park.

(Photos courtesy of E.A. Weymuller.)

Since 1987, Methow Arts Alliance has worked with the community to produce a unique arts festival at Twisp River Park. Held on the 4th of July annually, this community event features day-long entertainment, over 12 hands-on-art booths (hosted by a professional artists from the Artist in Residence roster for the Okanogan region) for children and adults, a local food zone, a pie eating contest, artist demonstrations, field games and much more!

DATE: Thurs, July 4th, 11:30-4pm; LOCATION: Twisp River Park, Twisp, WA; TICKETS:$15/Adults, $5/kids over 12. Kids 12 and under are FREE.  

NEW! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids get to make unlimited art projects all day for free.  Advance tickets – ticket holders do not need to wait in line: TICKETS HERE and Methow Arts office in Twisp. CONTACT: Methow Arts, 509.997.4004, info@methowartsalliance.org

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Blue Star Coffee Roasters, Sun Mountain Lodge, eqpd, Icicle Fund, ArtsWA, NEA, Community Foundation of North Central WA, Hank’s Harvest Foods, KTRT, Freestone Inn, Willowbrook Farm and many more!