Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Cost: Free
Discover Pass required to park vehicle Location:
Peace Arch State Park 19 A Street Blaine, WA Contact:
Makaela Kroin email@example.com (360) 902-8635 Event Categories:
Peace Arch concert series celebrates traditional music from diverse cultures. Concerts feature music and dance from Thailand, Brazil, Texas and Eastern Europe.
The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the annual International Concerts on the Border Series at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.- Canadian border in Whatcom County. The free one-hour concerts start at 2 p.m. each Sunday in August, beginning Aug. 4, at Peace Arch Historical State Park, 1900 A St., Blaine.
The series celebrates the Pacific Northwest’s rich tapestry of cultures and traditions with music and dance performances from communities around the world, including Thailand, Brazil, Texas/Mexico and Eastern Europe. The city of Blaine’s Tourism Advisory Council provided additional support for this year’s series.
Aug. 4: Chaopraya Ensemble
Chaopraya Ensemble performs Thai classical and folk music and a wide range of dances, from lively regional folk to graceful court dances. The core members of Chaopraya have performed together for 35 years, with a focus on preserving Thai music and dance heritage for younger generations. Members play traditional Thai instruments including the ranaad ek (an intricately adorned wooden xylophone played with mallets), khlui (a flute-like wind instrument), chakhe (a three-string floor zither), khim (a hammered dulcimer), and saw duang (a two-string instrument played with a bow).
The concerts are free. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park: www.discoverpass.wa.gov.