Traveler Days, a festival welcoming the return of The Traveler and spring, is a special arts-focused public celebration held in Union, Washington from Earth Day through Motherʼs Day annually.
The Traveler itself is a light-and-shadow effect on the face of Mt. Washington, usually seen as a hooded figure with awalking staff visible for a few months every spring when the snow on the mountains has begun to melt. Only visible from the Union, The Traveler has a variety of myths and legends woven about it by both the native and western populations living along Hood Canal.
The Traveler Days celebration features a wide variety of events, all designed to help visitors sample Unionʼs breathtaking views, cuisine, and arts culture. Highlights begin
with a series of “Green Actsʼ celebrating the Earth Day kick off.
Celebrations continue with culinary and wine events, live music and spoken word evenings, the annual opening of the Hood Canal Open Market, and the centerpiece event, a combined Artist Open Studio/Tour of Lodging event.