2023 Juan de Fuca Festival Homestay Program

Memorial Day Weekend

May 26-28, 2023

Homestay Program

One of our favorite things about the Juan de Fuca Festival is the connections made between our artists and our community.

The purpose of the homestay program is to give visiting performers a friendly, comfortable setting that connects them to this community. A secondary purpose is to connect local community members to artists and performers in a relaxed and friendly setting.

About the program:

Things to know about our Homestay program:

  • Bands generally want to be housed together, in town, near their venues.

  • Many groups come and go during the festival; it’s likely that one group will depart and another will need housing.

  • In exchange for hosting performers, JFFA provides you with 1 or 2 full festival passes, depending on the extent of your involvement. 

Basic logistics:

  • Hosts provide beds for your guests. Sometimes performers are willing to sleep on air mattresses and/or in living rooms, but they have got to know up front what’s being offered – no surprises with sleeping!

  • Hosts offer coffee and breakfast in the morning.  Dinner, lunches or extras (sightseeing tours, etc) are not required although some hosts do offer.

  • Once we have needs and offers from both performers and hosts, it can take weeks to line up all placements.

  • Once plans are finalized, our Homestay Coordinator sends an email to both performer and host. Then, hosts will need to communicate with their performers before the festival begins. The performers will need to know where you live, how to reach you, a basic plan for meeting up so you can give them the keys and tour, and generally have a sense of what to expect.

Homestay hosts who are virtually guaranteed placements:

  • have housing in town or close by;

  • have 2 or (preferably) more bedrooms to house multiple people;

  • are available all four nights of the festival;

  • will host more than one group on possibly consecutive nights.

Are you ready to jump in and host?  Please fill out this form!

Hosting Availability
Beds Available
Example: One double is a sleeper sofa, and one single is an air mattress
ie. change sheets and do it again the next day?
Example: two cats in the home, six chickens on the property
Ex. No smoking or alcohol, lunch provided for guests, vegan cuisine, etc.
For questions, please contact Jess: homestay@jffa.org

Festival Hours


  • Friday: 5:30-10pm
  • Saturday: Noon-10pm
  • Sunday: Noon-10pm

The Festival Street Fair is open:

  • Friday-Sunday: 11AM –  7PM
  • Monday: CLOSED

Notes & Requirements

Artists and Hosts will both visit the Performer/Volunteer Check-in tent beginning Friday at 4pm to redeem wristbands for entrance to the Festival.

All comps must be arranged PRIOR TO THE FESTIVAL. If you have questions about Homestays: 

Please contact our Homestay Coordinator, Jess Tausend.

 Event Contacts

Kyle LeMaire

Executive Director


360-457-5411 (office)

225-505-3113 (cell)

Kari Chance

Operations Manager


360-457-5411 (office)

360-808-3963 (cell)

Jess Tausend

Homestay Coordinator


360-461-0549 (cell)

"*" indicates required fields

Contact Name*
We can only guarantee accommodations for performers. Additional guests may need to see separate lodging.
Example: Vegetarian diet, need parking for three vehicles, etc.
MM slash DD slash YYYY
*Due to the high volume of tourists and limited availability in housing here in Port Angeles we are only able to accommodate one night for all performers.*
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