Finding the Festival

2016 Festival18PowellsWood is easily accessible from Interstate 5 in Federal Way, Washington.

Festival parking will be accommodated at Sacajawea Middle School,
1101 South Dash Point Road in Federal Way.
Free shuttle service will be provided to and from the garden. The limited parking at the garden itself will be reserved. If you need special accommodation for handicapped parking, please call to arrange in advance. Click here for more details on parking.


Traveling Northbound or Southbound on I‑5, take exit 147 and proceed west on South 272nd Street. At Pacific Highway South, turn left and proceed south to Dash Point Road.

Turn right and follow Dash Point Road approximately 1/4 mile. Sacajawea Middle School will be on your left.  Look for the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival Shuttle signboards for boarding.

Coming by bus? Metro’s Rapid Ride A Line (Route 671) stops just two blocks from our festival shuttle stop. This route runs from the Federal Way Transit Center to the Tukwila Transit Center, and also stops at Sea-Tac Airport.

The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival is hosted at:

A Northwest Garden

430 South Dash Point Road
Federal Way, Washington

The garden is open to the public April through October, Tuesday through Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. On-site parking is extremely limited, and during the Festival will be reserved for presenters, key staff, and vendors. Please catch the Festival Shuttles at Sacajawea Middle School for transport to the garden.

Most areas of the garden are accessible via lawns and cobbled or graveled walkways. However, to take fullest advantage of the garden’s opportunities for exploration, sturdy walking shoes are advised.

Planning on spending a night in the Federal Way area? Please consider the following housing options.

Clarion Hotel
31611 20th Ave. South
Federal Way, WA 98003
15% discount on room rate and 10% off discount in the Mixer’s Lounge. Mention that you are with the PowellsWood group while making a reservation. Based on space availability.
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Hampton Inn and Suites
31720 Gateway Center Blvd. S.
Federal Way, WA 98003
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Best Western Plus
Evergreen Inn & Suites
32184 25th Ave. South
Federal Way, WA 98003
Call 253-778-8236 and mention the Festival to qualify for a special rate.
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Extended Stay America
1400 S. 320th St.
Federal Way, WA 98003
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Marriot Courtyard Seattle Federal Way
31910 Gateway Center Blvd. South
Federal Way, WA 98003
Special block rate of $149.00 per night! Book by July 1 to guarantee this discount.
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