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Founded in the 1850's, near the confluence of the Chehalis and Wynoochee rivers, Montesano is a trading center for regional farming and lumber businesses.

The Grays Harbor County Court House's indoor murals depict area history, including Captain Robert Gray's discovery of Grays Harbor in 1792.

Montesano is known as the birthplace of commercial forestry's tree farming system. Weyerhaeuser established the the nation's first tree farm, Clemons tree farm, in 1941, and today it sprawls over 200,000 acres.

Highway 8 passes through Montesano, connecting Aberdeen and the ocean beaches with Olympia and Interstate 5.

History Chehalis Valley Historical Museum | Montesano Chamber of Commerce |
Washington State Parks Lake Sylvia State Park |

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10/02 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!
4th Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering Astoria OR May30-June2 You'll hear guitars, ukeleles, banjos, and fiddles playing their tunes at the tenor guitar gathering.