2013 Kinetic Kartoons

Choose your favorite Kartoon Kharacter and join us for our 31st annual kinetic sculpture race on October 5th and 6th.

The GREAT Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race was created in 1983. A Kinetic Skulpture is a human powered, artistically enhanced vehicle that must go through sand (Kwick Sand), mud,(The Dismal Bog), float on water, and transverse hilly, silly neighborhoods.  Some skulptures are engineering marvels while most are... a mixture of bicycle parts, styrofoam, duct tape, imagination and prayers. Awards are given to each racer whether they want it or not, but the most highly prized award is the Mediocrity Award; the skulpture that finishes in the middle of the pack. Bribes help. Kinetic racers and the glorious spectators must be kapable of having fun without taking the event too seriously.

Saturday's festivities start at Low Noon begining with a parade downtown followed by a break & floatation test. Later that evening starting at 8:00pm there's a Koronation Ball where the new Rose Hips Kween will be chosen, an unbelievable event. Live music will be played by a live band.  (We tried the zombie bands... didn't quite work!)

Sunday, the race begins at Low Noon in front of city hall and ends around 5 pm with an awards ceremony.Kinetic Kops will issue citations, kontrolling khaos and konfusion at the event. Bribes will be kollected for the Kinetic Konsortium and the very in-famous Judges.

Rosehips Koronation Ball

Don't miss the party of the year!

The Kinetic Kween Ball is without a doubt the hottest dance party of the year, and this year is no exception. We've got the big brass, funk your heart out, get your groove thang movin sounds of Eldridge Gravy & the Court Supreme.  When this Court is in session, and your ears taste their nasty-grooved funk and tasty musical gravy there ain't no way you're not gonna dance.

Kartoon Kostumes

Don't forget, this ball is a costume party! So pick your favorite cartoon character and show us how they'd shake it. We're working on a photo booth so you can take home a souvenir of your fun, stay tooned!

Kween Kontest and Korination

Come help us, and this years reigning Kween, welcome our new Kinetic Kween. This fun and often outrageous contest gives you the chance to make Kinetic history by voting for our next Kinetic Kween. Our illustrious Kinetic Judges will narrow the kontestants to three would be Kweens, but you choose the finalist. The contest starts around 9:30 and ends when your voices cheer in the new Kween.

Port Townsend Brewing Company


The Kinetic Konsortium will proudly be serving Port Townsend Brewing Company beer. We all know'em, we all love'em, lets thank the PT Brewing Co for making our night memorable with a little liquid kourage. We will also have some wine and spirits.

The Particulars

  • Rosehips Koronation Ball
  • Starts - Saturday Oct 5th 8pm
  • Kween Kontest - 9:30pmish
  • Tickets - $15 at the door, no presale.
  • Where - Port Townsend American Legion Hall 209 Monroe Street
  • Adults only - 21 and older
  • Kostume Required? - Well technically no, but phooey on you if you don't.

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