The Washington State Society hosts and sponsors events throughout the year including happy hours, receptions and sporting events. Our premier event is the annual Potlatch Dinner, where Members feast on fine Washington State products, such as seafood, wine and beer.


2017 Calendar

Best of the West Inaugural Ball

January 21, 2017

The Best of the West Inaugural Ball will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 7:00-10:00pm at the Old Ebbitt Grill Atrium, just steps from the White House!
This event will bring together those from Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Colorado who are living in and visiting Washington, DC.
The event will include an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Cocktail or “Black Tie Lite” attire is encouraged.


Washington State Society Presents the 57th Annual Potlatch Charity Gala

May 12, 2017

Washington State Society’s Premiere event of the year! Potlatch features home grown seafood, vegetables, candies, beer, and wine through a reception and sit down dinner. Also featured is a charity raffle and silent auction with exciting prizes benefitting Northwest Harvest, a nonprofit food bank that collects and distributes food throughout Washington State.


Sounders vs DC United


Joining with the Emerald City Supporters (ECS), WSS members and friends can purchase tickets and cheer alongside fellow Sounders fans as they go head to head with DC United!


Annual WSS Charity Softball Game


Be sure to come and cheer on your side in this friendly tradition! WSS will be providing BBQ and the fixings. Please bring your own refreshments. This event is free and open to all. Additionally, we are looking for some umpire volunteers for this year’s game, please let us know if you are interested!


Go West Beer Fest

Date TBD

Washington State Society joins with fellow western state societies to feature an army of craft breweries from the West! More details to follow.


Annual Joint Apple  Cup Viewing Party

Date TBD

The Washington State Society, DC Dawgs, and DC Cougars will continue our great tradition of a joint Apple Cup viewing event in November. As with past years, we are also sponsoring a toy drive to benefit the local Toys for Tots campaign. We will have snacks available, raffle prizes, and (of course) drink specials. Come out, bring a toy or two to donate, and have a good time.


Washington State Society Annual Northwest Holiday Reception

Date TBD

Washington State Society hosts our Annual Holiday party in December to celebrate the Holiday season. The Northwest Holiday Reception will feature wine, beer, and appetizers.