Small town enjoys big drag racing Drag races, known as West End Thunder, are held several weekends during the summer at Forks Municipal Airport, at the south end of town. Drag races of an eighth of a mile, a show and shine exhibit that features classic cars and trucks, food and vendors are included in the event. This year’s race and show and shine events are scheduled for June 23-24, July 21-22, Aug. 11-12 and Sept. 22-23. General admission is $10 per person; children 12 and younger enter for free. Gates open to the public at 8:30 a.m. For additional information about any West End Thunder races, visit westendthunder.com.
Feel the Thunder!!
WEST END THUNDER DRAG RACING 1/8th Mile Drags
2017 RACE SCHEDULE
Independence Day the Forks way
Racers $40*Daily Driver $20*Show Cars $15 Spectators over 12 $10*12 and Under FREE
HOT THUNDER NITE August 25
Vendors, food, live music, a beer garden and CARS Registration $10 for cars, trucks and big rigs $5 for motorcycles Award for People’s Choice!
If you happen to be visiting the West End on Independence Day you will not want to miss the Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. Each July, the small town of Forks attracts locals and visitors with it’s familyfriendly celebration. Parades, a salmon bake, demolition derby, art show, frog jump, cribbage tournament, merchant sales and more are packed into the celebration. Festivities start Saturday, June 30, with a fun run and continue through July 8. For more information and for a schedule of events, visit forkswa.com.
• MAY 19-20 • JUNE 23-24 • JULY 21-22 • AUG 11-12 • SEPT 22-23
OLYMPIC PENINSULA VISITORS GUIDE • SUMMER 2018
Forks Municipal Airport, Forks, WA www.westendthunder.com