Events

We build products to accompany your outdoor pursuits and offer a variety of events in our retail locations to entertain, educate, and support time spent outdoors. From rewaxing workshops to demonstrations with product experts, there are a variety of events that may suit your interests.

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Toronto: Oyster Shucking Demo

Come to Filson and get a hands-on tutorial from Island Oysters on how to harvest, identify and shuck oysters. Of course, we’ll be sampling a variety of raw oysters on the half shell. Free beer courtesy of Ace Hill Beer Company.

Toronto Store

Feb 22, 2018

6:00-8:00pm

694 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M6J1E7

Vancouver: How To Filet A Fish

Come to Filson and master a basic fisherman’s skill that’s also useful in the kitchen. Dylan from EatWild will be on-hand to teach you the techniques needed to properly filet a whole salmon. Free beer courtesy of Postmark Brewery and pretzels.

Vancouver Store

Feb 22, 2018

6:00-8:00pm

47 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B1A1

Re-Waxing Workshop

On the last Friday of every month, we invite you to come to our hands-on workshop at Filson and bring any Filson Tin Cloth that needs re-waxing or leather gear that needs reconditioning. If you don’t have any gear that needs care and maintenance, simply come and learn the basics while enjoying complimentary whiskey.

Portland Store

Feb 23, 2018

7:00-9:00pm

526 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Filson Fisherman's Festival 2018

A celebration of Seattle’s 21-Century Maritime Industry
Come down to the Filson Flagship to party with Seattle’s maritime community of artists, nautical suppliers, seafood and drink purveyors. Admission is free. 

Artists - 
Tim Jovanovich | Block prints
Seattle Fish Prints | Live dish painting demos
Casey Underwood | Fish decals and prints

Makers & Vendors - 
Captain John Johnson | Knot tying
Island Net & Design | Net making demo
Captain Supplies | Basic compass calibration (demo canceled)

Food -
Drifters Fish | Smoked Salmon bites | 10 AM - 4 PM
Loki Fish Co | Wild Alaskan Salmon Chowder | 10 AM - 2 PM
Wescott Bay Shellfish | Raw oyster bar and shucking demo | 12 - 4 PM
Sea Creatures Restaurants | Bristol Bay herring dishes and filleting demo |1 - 3:30 PM

Drink -
Malus Ginger Beer | 10 AM - 4 PM
Lighthouse Roasters | 10 AM - 1 PM

Seattle Flagship Store

Feb 24, 2018

10:00am-4:00pm

1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

London: How To Sharpen A Knife

Come to the Filson shop and join Hereford-based blacksmith, Joel Black as he shows us the fine points of knife sharpening. Joel will also tell us about the knife making courses offered by the Joel Black Knives team.

London Store

Feb 24, 2018

12:00-6:00pm

9 & 13 Newburgh St, Soho

San Francisco: How To Filet A Fish

Come to Filson and master a basic fisherman’s skill that’s also useful in the kitchen. An expert instructor from 18 Reasons will be on-hand to teach you the techniques needed to properly filet a whole salmon. Free beer and pretzels.

San Francisco Store

Feb 24, 2018

1:00-3:00pm

722 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Portland: How To Filet A Fish

Come to Filson and master a basic fisherman’s skill that’s also useful in the kitchen. Park Kitchen will be on-hand to teach you the techniques needed to properly filet a whole salmon. Free beer and pretzels.

Portland Store

Feb 24, 2018

1:00-3:00pm

526 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Labs & Beer

Join DFW Labrador Retriever Rescue Club at Filson for an adoption event and learn more about their work in the DFW area. Peticolas Brewing Company will be on-site pouring beer all afternoon. 

About DFW Labrador Retriever Rescue Club
The Dallas Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Rescue Club, Inc. (DFWLR-RC) is dedicated to alleviating the needless death and suffering of homeless or misplaced (lost and stray) purebred Labrador Retrievers in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

Plano Store

Feb 24, 2018

1:00-4:00pm

7700 Windrose Avenue, Suite G150, Plano, TX 75024

Coffee & Donuts with Fundamental Coffee Co.

Come to C.C. Filson in Ballard for complimentary coffee provided by Fundamental Coffee Co. and donuts from Mighty O's. Start your Sunday off right. First come, first serve.

Ballard Store

Feb 25, 2018

10:00am-1:00pm

5101 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Plano: How To Sharpen A Knife

Come to the Filson shop and join Travis of Weige Knives as he takes us through the ins and outs of blade maintenance and custom knife making. Travis will also tell us about the knife making courses offered by Weige Knives. Free beer & soft pretzels.

Plano Store

Mar 3, 2018

2:00-5:00pm

7700 Windrose Avenue, Suite G150, Plano, TX 75024

San Francisco: Re-Waxing Workshop

Come to our hands-on workshop at Filson and bring any Filson Tin Cloth that needs re-waxing or leather gear that needs reconditioning. We'll provide the supplies and teach you the basics every first Saturday.

San Francisco Store

Mar 3, 2018

1:00-4:00pm

722 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Addicus' Legacy Dog Rescue at Filson

Join Addicus Legacy Dog Rescue at Filson for an adoption event and learn more about their work in the Austin area. This will be on-site every first Saturday throughout the spring. 

Austin Store

Mar 4, 2018

12:00-3:00pm

11700 Domain Blvd, Domain Northside, Austin, TX 78758

Local H & Jessica Lea Mayfield at Bowery Electric

While we're closed for spring break starting February 26th, join us for a free concert at Bowery Electric with Local H and Jessica Lea Mayfield. Food and drink provided. 21+

RSVP to reserve your spot. Names will be checked at the door.

New York Store

Mar 7, 2018

8:00-11:00pm

327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

Wooden Boatbuilding Workshop Demos

Tradition & Craft
Come to Filson Flagship to learn about the rich maritime history of the Pacific Northwest. Four instructors from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding will demonstrate traditional wooden boat building techniques. Demos include:

Riveting with Olivier Huin – Customer participation
Using traditional hand tools, Olivier Huin will demonstrate the technique of riveting - the method of using copper rivets to fasten plank edges to each other in wooden boat construction. 

Chopping Rabbets with Jody Boyle
To chop a rabbet, the rabbet is cut so that the planks make as smooth a transition as possible into the backbone of the boat. With a set of chisels and a mallet, Jody Boyle will demonstrate this integral step in wooden boat building. 


Oar Carving with Noah Todras
Carving oars out of solid wood is a skill that’s been practiced over centuries. Noah Todras will bring his bench planes, spokeshaves, drawknives and assorted chisels to carve oars and demonstrate basic layout for oar construction. 

Dovetails with Leland Gibson
Leland Gibson will demonstrate the design, layout and cutting of traditional dovetail joinery, an essential component of woodworking, as a display in a shoulder toolbox.

Seattle Flagship Store

Mar 10, 2018

10:00am-2:00pm

1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Sailing to Greenland with Olivier Huin

Join us for an evening with Olivier Huin, an instructor at The Northwest School for Wooden Boatbuilding, and listen to the story of his voyage from Virginia to Disko Bay – land first settled by Erik the Red in 985 AD — on his hand-built wooden boat.

He’ll be in-store showing spectacular images from the journey and discussing the process of traditional boatbuilding. Free beer & cocktails. Fish & chips provided.

Vancouver Store

Mar 24, 2018

6:00-8:00pm

47 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B1A1

Detroit: The Art of Boatbuilding

Join us in the store to see local boatbuilder Randy Torno put on a series of traditional canoe and kayak building demonstrations. 

We'll also be holding a drawing for a Filson product package and local paddling experience for two at the event.

Free food and cocktails 

Detroit Store

Mar 24, 2018

2:00-6:00pm

441 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201

Portland: The Art of Boatbuilding

Join us as local craftsman, Jeff Sayler of Firehouse Boatworks, demonstrates the process of steam-bending wood planks and talks about the importance of this art in traditional wooden boatbuilding. 

Grizzly Tattoo will also be on-site to showcase nautical tattoo art by their roster of artists. While you’re here you’ll have the opportunity to enter to win a free tattoo session with a Grizzly artist. 

Complimentary drinks and smoked salmon 

Portland Store

Mar 24, 2018

7:00-9:00pm

526 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Kayak Building Demo - Day 1

Join Pygmy Boat building experts at Filson for a two-day kayak building demonstration and a chance to win the final product. They will be constructing the Pinguino 145 and answering questions about the building process throughout the day. Attendees can enter a drawing in-store to win the kayak once it's completed.

Columbus Store

Mar 24, 2018

10:00am-9:00pm

3980 Easton Station P-107 Columbus, OH 43219

Kayak Building Demo - Day 2

Join Pygmy Boat building experts at Filson for a two-day kayak building demonstration and a chance to win the final product. They will be constructing the Pinguino 145 and answering questions about the building process throughout the day. Attendees can enter a drawing in-store to win the kayak once it's completed.

Columbus Store

Mar 25, 2018

12:00-6:00pm

3980 Easton Station P-107 Columbus, OH 43219

500 Miles Presented by Heroes and Horses

Come to Filson Flagship for a screening of the film '500 Miles' produced by Heroes & Horses, a nonprofit that utilizes expedition-style horse-pack trips to teach self-reliance, teamwork and perseverance to veterans seeking to overcome the difficulties of reentry into civilian life. Led by experienced instructors, many of whom are combat veterans and program graduates themselves, these veterans and their pack animals travel into the wilderness on epic, life-changing journeys of self-discovery. 

The 30-minute film screening will be followed by a Q&A with Micah Fink — Executive Director and Founder of Heroes & Horses.

Beer and food provided
Filson and Heroes & Horses raffle prizes 
A portion of sales from the night will support Heroes & Horses

Austin Store

Apr 24, 2018

6:00-8:00pm

11700 Domain Blvd, Domain Northside, Austin, TX 78758

500 Miles Presented by Heroes and Horses

Come to Filson Flagship for a screening of the film '500 Miles' produced by Heroes & Horses, a nonprofit that utilizes expedition-style horse-pack trips to teach self-reliance, teamwork and perseverance to veterans seeking to overcome the difficulties of reentry into civilian life. Led by experienced instructors, many of whom are combat veterans and program graduates themselves, these veterans and their pack animals travel into the wilderness on epic, life-changing journeys of self-discovery. 

The 30-minute film screening will be followed by a Q&A with Micah Fink — Executive Director and Founder of Heroes & Horses.

Beer and food provided
Filson and Heroes & Horses raffle prizes 
A portion of sales from the night will support Heroes & Horses

Plano Store

Apr 25, 2018

6:00-8:00pm

7700 Windrose Avenue, Suite G150, Plano, TX 75024

Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail Book Tour

Join Hank Shaw at Filson to celebrate the release of his new book "Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail", getting small game cooking tips and hear stories from the field. Shaw will be on hand to answer questions and sign books. Drink and food provided.

A portion of each book sale goes to support the habitat of upland birds through the work of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. 

Seattle Flagship Store

May 3, 2018

6:00-8:00pm

1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail Book Tour

Join Hank Shaw at Filson to celebrate the release of his new book "Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail", getting small game cooking tips and hear stories from the field. Shaw will be on hand to do a special cooking demonstration and sign books.

A portion of each book sales goes to support the habitat of upland birds through the work of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever.

Portland Store

May 8, 2018

7:00-9:00pm

526 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail Book Tour

Join Hank Shaw at Filson to celebrate the release of his new book "Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail", getting small game cooking tips and hear stories from the field. Shaw will be on hand to answer questions and sign books. Drink and food provided. 

A portion of each book sale goes to support the habitat of upland birds through the work of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. 

Vancouver Store

Jun 28, 2018

6:00-8:00pm

47 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B1A1

Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail Book Tour

Join Hank Shaw at Filson to celebrate the release of his new book "Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail", getting small game cooking tips and hear stories from the field. Shaw will be on hand to answer questions and sign books. Drink and food provided. 

A portion of each book sale goes to support the habitat of upland birds through the work of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. 

Toronto Store

Jul 10, 2018

6:00-8:00pm

694 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M6J1E7