Few memories of a Roche Harbor visit last longer than the first time you see our tradition of the colors ceremony, a tradition since 1957.
Just before sunset each night during the summer, we retire the flags of Roche Harbor, Washington state, Great Britain, Canada and the United States. Our dock staff lower the flags while a song plays, and before the American flag comes down a cannon shot booms through the harbor.
After the ceremony concludes we announce the weather, welcome new and returning guests, and recognize special occasions being celebrated around the resort.
Colors ceremony runs early May through late September. Ceremony begins 10 minutes before sunset.