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2019 Refuge Outdoor Festival

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Tolt River-John MacDonald Park

31020 Northeast 40th Street

Carnation, WA 98014

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To Explore And Celebrate Nature, Diversity, And Life!

Refuge Outdoor Festival is a 3-day camping experience geared toward people of color. Centered on building community through outdoor recreation, conversations, music, and art that appeal to a diverse and inclusive audience. Simply put representation matters. That is why we are showcasing the voices and faces of people of color in the outdoors.


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+ Camping (2-Nights)

+ Outdoor Recreation

+ Workshops

+ Nightly Concerts

+ Silent Disco

+ Art

Do as much or as or as little as you would like.


King County’s Tolt- MacDonald Park & Campground

Carnation, WA

Ancestral lands of the Snoqualmie. Prior to white settlement of the Snoqualmie Valley in the late 1850s, this area was home to several large permanent winter villages occupied by the ancestors of members of the Snoqualmie Tribe. The 575-acre Tolt-MacDonald Park and Campground is located in Carnation at the confluence of the Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley. Because this is high-quality salmon habit, during the fall, visitors can observe chinook salmon spawning in the river below while eagles and osprey soaring above.

SCHEDULE (subject to change)


3:00pm- 10:00pm Check-in

5:00pm- 7:30pm Activities

7:30pm- 10:00pm Welcome & Performances

10:00pm- 11:00am Evening activities

10:30pm- 12:30am Silent Disco


7:00am- 4:00pm Activities & Conversations

4:00pm- 7:00pm Partner Market

8:00pm- 10:00pm Performances

10:00pm- 12:00am Fireside Chat

10:30pm- 12:30am Silent Disco


7:30am- 9:00am Morning Activities

9:00am- 11:00am Service Project

11:00am- 11:45am Close

No pre-registration for activities required. Sign-up onsite first come, first serve. Full activitiy schedule will be published the week prior to the festival.


Q: Who can come?
A: All are welcome, people of color (POC) and allies. This event is meant to be a safer space for People of Color outdoor enthusiast and novice to celebrate and explore in one amazing weekend.

Q: Can children come?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Only service dogs allowed at Tolt-MacDonald Park during the festival.

Q: Will the event be canceled if it rains?
A: No, the festival will happen rain or shine.

Q: Are there bathrooms? Showers?
A: There will be a number of portable restrooms and pit toilets open at the event. Unfortunately, there will not be showers open during the event.

Q: Can I leave the festival grounds and re-enter?
A: Yes, re-entry is allowed.

Q: What will we be doing?
A: We are curating a list of activities and workshops during the festival but we encourage you to participate as much or as little as you would like. The full activity schedule will be published prior to the festival, No pre-registration for activities required. Sign-up onsite first come, first serve.

Q: Will the gear be provided for activities?
A: Most activities do not require gear. We are encouraging you to bring your own gear onsite such as bikes and water activity items.

Q: What should I bring?
A: There are a number of lodging and activity options to choose from for your festival experience. Things to consider. You will need to bring your own camping supplies based on your lodging selection and food needs. Field camping is in a open field, which means you need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag, and so on. Dress and plan according to the activities you would like to participate in and the weather.

Q: How do I get there?
A: We recommend carpooling with other festivalgoers, there is free parking onsite. Additional transportation options will be posted in early Septemeber.

Q: Can I cook onsite?
A: Yes, you will need to provide your own food and specialized equipment. We will have a small camp kitchen that you can sign up to use a stove, knives, cutting boards, and so on. There will be food for purchase onsite.


Step 1: Select your festival pass (Options: Adult, Kid, Youth)

Step 2: Select your lodging (Options: Field Camping, Car camping, Rv or Campervan, Yurt)

Step 3: Select payment (Options: PayPal, Venmo*, Cash, Check) *visit www.refugeoutdoorfestival.com/tickets

*Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.

* This is a drug-free event.

* Rain or Shine

* People-Friendly SERVICE Dogs on leash are allowed.

By purchasing a ticket you agree with the following:

* Golden Bricks reserves the right to refuse admission or to eject a pass holder for behavior likely to cause damage, injury, or nuisance. This is a hate-free safe space if a pass holder behavior is unbecoming of policies that Golden Bricks has set forth ejection will be immediate. Intoxication or aggressive behavior is unacceptable and will result in ejection from the park. Those ejected from the venue will not be readmitted to the event and tickets will not be refunded.

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Tolt River-John MacDonald Park

31020 Northeast 40th Street

Carnation, WA 98014

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