FILSON COMMUNITY 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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Ballard Ladies Night

To celebrate all the great ladies who make up the community of our store in Ballard, join us for our 2nd Annual Ladies Night event. Enjoy beverages and light snacks, in addition to watching a very special musical guest. Event is free and 21+.

C.C. Filson Store - Ballard, WA

Oct 18, 2018

6:00-8:00pm

5101 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107

Lie-Nielson Hand Tool Event

Come test Lie-Nielsen's full line of woodworking hand tools. Participate in hands-on demonstrations and learn tips and tricks from their staff. Lie-Nielsen offers free shipping on orders placed at the Event (excludes Workbenches, Vise Hardware, and Dovetail Chain Drive Vises).

Filson Seattle Flagship - Seattle, WA

Oct 19, 2018

10:00am-6:00pm

1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Lie-Nielson Hand Tool Event

Come test Lie-Nielsen's full line of woodworking hand tools. Participate in hands-on demonstrations and learn tips and tricks from their staff. Lie-Nielsen offers free shipping on orders placed at the Event (excludes Workbenches, Vise Hardware, and Dovetail Chain Drive Vises).

Filson Seattle Flagship - Seattle, WA

Oct 20, 2018

10:00am-5:00pm

1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Filson Dog Happy Hour - Portland

Q&A with a Dog Trainer
Bring your dog (or dogs) to Filson for an afternoon of refreshments and free dog treats courtesy of Smart Cookie. Adrienne Hardin, the owner of Rogue Retrievers will be on site leading a Q&A about her training process for waterfowl and upland bird hunting dogs. 


20% of sales during the event will benefit local non-profit rescue Northwest Animal Companions.

Portland Store

Oct 20, 2018

1:00-4:00pm

526 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Sportsman's Happy Hour - Austin

Join us for Sportsman's Happy Hour featuring knife sharpening by Southpaw Sharpening (subject to time and availability, no culinary knives), and intro to waterfowl hunting with Marshal Meyer, and jerky and energy bar sampling by Epic Provisions. There will also be drinks, food & Filson giveaways.

Austin Store

Oct 20, 2018

5:00-8:00pm

11700 Domain Blvd, Domain Northside, Austin, TX 78758

Filson Dog Happy Hour - San Francisco

Bring your dog (or dogs) to Filson for an afternoon of refreshments and free dog treats courtesy of Smart Cookie. 20% of sales during the event will benefit local non-profit rescue Copper's Dream and volunteers will be on-site to answer questions. We'll also be doing a drawing for a Filson dog product package!

San Francisco Store

Oct 20, 2018

1:00-4:00pm

722 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

BBQ Bash

Come down to Filson for an afternoon BBQ in Logan Circle. There will be live screen printing onsite by Soul & Ink, free custom tote bags (while supplies last), Filson Product raffles, delicious BBQ by Federalist Pig, whiskey and beer.

Washington D.C. Store

Oct 20, 2018

12:00pm-4:00pm

1631 14th St. NW

Hank Shaw Book Tour - Columbus

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. The first 40 guests in the door get a Filson pheasant steel pint cup.

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

Columbus Store

Oct 27, 2018

2:00-5:00pm

3980 Easton Station P-107, Columbus, OH 43219

Sportsman's Happy Hour - Toronto

Join us for a waterfowl themed happy hour featuring conservation specialists from DU Canada, decoy carver Jeff Krete, retriever trainer Ian Crokum, and more. There will also be drinks, food & Filson giveaways.

20% of sales will be donated to DU Canada and their work protecting wildfowl habitats.

Toronto Store

Oct 27, 2018

2:00-5:00pm

694 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E7

Filson Dog Happy Hour and Adoption Event - NoHo

Filson on Great Jones is excited to bring back its Canine Happy Hour. We’ll have treats for dogs (and humans), and we’re partnering with Found My Animal who is helping us bring in dogs for our first ever in-store adoption. These dogs have been rescued from all over, so if you or a friend is interested in adopting, this is the event you won’t want to miss.

C.C. Filson Store - NoHo, NY

Oct 27, 2018

12:00-5:00pm

40 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

Filson Dog Happy Hour - Ballard

Mutt or purebred, Ballard loves dogs and so do we. For the first time in Ballard, join us for our Canine Happy Hour, where we’ll be doing polaroid dog portraits, handing out delicious treats, and providing drinks for humans.  

C.C. Filson Store - Ballard, WA

Oct 27, 2018

12:00-5:00pm

5101 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Filson Dog Happy Hour - Plano

Bring your dog (or dogs) to Filson for an afternoon of refreshments and free dog treats courtesy of Smart Cookie. 20% of sales during the event will benefit local non-profit rescue DFW Lab Rescue and volunteers will be on-site to answer questions. We'll also be doing a drawing for a Filson dog product package!

Whiskey tasting provided by Oak & Eden. 

Plano Store

Oct 27, 2018

1:00-4:00pm

7700 Windrose Avenue, Suite G150, Plano, TX 75024

True Tales of Real Adventure: Justine Gosling

Thriving in the Frozen North
The Arctic is one of the most remote, sparsely populated and harshest environments on earth. Temperatures can reach minus 40 and communities in the very north live with 4 months of perpetual darkness per year, in places that seem so cut off from the rest of the world. It is, however, an area of incredible beauty, solace, and unique wildlife such as the endangered "unicorned" Narwhal and Polar Bear. Hear what conditions are like for the Inuit, Sami and Nenets in the extreme north of our world, and how they not only survive but thrive in these cold climates. Justine will also share tales of unique expeditions, where explorers fought to be the first to conquer Arctic geography and discover the true magic of this icy kingdom.

Free beer and wine. Space is limited so please RSVP in advance. 

In partnership with Wolfsong Media.

London Store

Oct 31, 2018

7:00-8:30PM

13 Newburgh Street, Soho London, W1F 7RS

Halloween Party - Ballard

Join us in Ballard as we host our first-ever Halloween Party. Enjoy holiday-themed snacks, drinks, and dress up for a chance to be one of our winners for the costume contest. First place prize is a $500 gift card, second place prize is a $250 gift card, and third place prize is a $100 gift card. The event is free but you must be 21+.

C.C. Filson Store - Ballard, WA

Oct 31, 2018

7:00-9:00pm

5101 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Halloween Party - NoHo

Join us in New York as we host our first-ever Halloween Party. Enjoy holiday-themed snacks, drinks, and dress up for a chance to be one of our winners for the costume contest. First place prize is a $500 gift card, second place prize is a $250 gift card, and third place prize is a $100 gift card. The event is free but you must be 21+.

C.C. Filson Store - NoHo, NY

Oct 31, 2018

7:00-9:00pm

40 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

Hank Shaw Book Tour - Detroit

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. The first 40 guests in the door get a Filson pheasant steel pint cup.

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

Detroit Store

Nov 2, 2018

4:00-6:00pm

441 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201

Filson Workshop & Restoration: Build a Custom Tote

Come to the Flagship store and sift through our collection of fabrics obtained from decommissioned Filson products and dead-stock materials to create your one-of-a-kind tote bag. Our Filson Workshop & Restoration specialist will walk you through the preparation process: cutting fabric panels, edge painting and burnishing leather. And then we'll do the rest. 

Pick up your completed bag within 2 to 3 weeks
Refreshments provided

Choose your session | Saturday, November 3

  • Session 1: 10 AM — 12 PM (12 spots)
  • Session 2: 1 — 3 PM (12 spots)


Price: $375 for open tote, $400 for zippered tote (non-refundable)

Call (206) 622-3147 to reserve your spot



Filson Seattle Flagship - Seattle, WA

Nov 3, 2018

10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00-3:00pm

1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Opening Weekend - New York Flagship

Join us Opening Weekend for a DIY leather keychain workshop with Filson's leather specialist, waxing and leather care demos, whiskey tasting, PNW cheese from Kurtwood Farms, and oyster shucking with Greenpoint Fish & Lobster co.
Free drinks + snacks.

Filson New York Flagship

Nov 10, 2018

12:00pm-5:00pm

876 Broadway New York, NY 10003

Opening Weekend - New York Flagship

Join us Opening Weekend for a DIY leather keychain workshop with Filson's leather specialist, waxing and leather care demos, whiskey tasting, PNW cheese from Kurtwood Farms, and oyster shucking with Greenpoint Fish & Lobster co.
Free drinks + snacks.

Filson New York Flagship

Nov 11, 2018

12:00pm-5:00pm

876 Broadway New York, NY 10003

True Tales of Real Adventure: Alex Bescoby

The Incredible Journey
Alex will have just returned from an epic world-first journey across the entire length of Myanmar, 10 years in the planning. Travelling from the foothills of the Himalayas to the pristine white beaches of its southern archipelago, Alex will have crossed more than 2000 miles by any means possible. After navigating through ongoing civil wars, Myanmar’s more than 130 different ethnic groups and varying climates, Alex will show you this fascinating, complex and often tragic country like you’ve never seen it before.

Free beer and wine. Space is limited so please RSVP in advance.

In partnership with Wolfsong Media.

London Store

Nov 14, 2018

7:00-8:30PM

13 Newburgh Street, Soho London, W1F 7RS

Whiskey & Wax - Tokyo

Join us for the 2nd “WHISKEY&WAX”, demo in preventative care and maintenance for your Filson gear. Feel free to bring any Filson items you'd like to re-proof as well. We'll provide the supplies and guidance to make sure your gear lasts year after year. Whiskey tasting provided. 前回大変ご好評いただきました "WHISKY & WAX"ですが、急遽11月に再度開催する事になりました。 皆様のご来場をスタッフ一同お待ちしております。

Tokyo, JP

Nov 16, 2018

6:00-8:00pm

1-21-11, Aobadai Meguro-ku, TOKYO, 153-0042

Whiskey & Wax - Tokyo

Join us for the 2nd “WHISKEY&WAX”, demo in preventative care and maintenance for your Filson gear. Feel free to bring any Filson items you'd like to re-proof as well. We'll provide the supplies and guidance to make sure your gear lasts year after year. Whiskey tasting provided. 前回大変ご好評いただきました "WHISKY & WAX"ですが、急遽11月に再度開催する事になりました。 皆様のご来場をスタッフ一同お待ちしております。

Tokyo, JP

Nov 17, 2018

12:00pm-7:00pm

1-21-11, Aobadai Meguro-ku, TOKYO, 153-0042

Grand Opening Party - NYC Flagship

Come to the NYC Flagship Grand Opening Party.
We will be featuring craftsmen and women from Lucchese boots, canoe building demo and giveaway from Jimmy Diresta, custom leather belt workshop with Ranchlands, workshop demos with Filson Restoration Department + More.

Free BBQ from Hometown Bar-B-Que, whiskey from Westland Distillery, and cider tasting + farm shop from Westwind Orchards.

Filson New York Flagship

Nov 17, 2018

10:00am-4:00pm

876 Broadway New York, NY 10003

Grand Opening Party - NYC Flagship

Come to the NYC Flagship Grand Opening Party.
We will be featuring craftsmen and women from Lucchese boots, canoe building demo and giveaway from Jimmy Diresta, custom leather belt workshop with Ranchlands, workshop demos with Filson Restoration Department + More.

Free BBQ from Hometown Bar-B-Que, whiskey from Westland Distillery, and cider tasting + farm shop from Westwind Orchards.

Filson New York Flagship

Nov 18, 2018

11:00am-4:00pm

876 Broadway New York, NY 10003

True Tales of Real Adventure: Ash Bhardwaj

The New Iron Curtain
Ash will talk about his most recent project: the New Iron Curtain; a 7500km overland journey through 15 countries to understand the relationship between Russia and the West, revealing surprising insights into the legacy of history and uncovering remarkable stories at the edge of Europe. Ash will also reveal the experiences that led him along his chosen career path, such as his pilgrimage to scatter his father’s ashes in India, being introduced to Serge Gainsbourg's designer in Paris, and how a chance meeting with Nicholas Crane led to him writing for The Telegraph.

Free beer and wine. Space is limited so please RSVP in advance.

In partnership with Wolfsong Media.

London Store

Nov 21, 2018

7:00-8:30PM

13 Newburgh Street, Soho London, W1F 7RS