May, 24 - May, 27World's Longest Garage Sale - shop until you drop!May, 25 - Sep, 2Free Wagon Rides, Face Painting, Entertainment, and Much Much More!!!Jun, 1SW Washington Sturgeon Derby, dates TBDJun, 8 - Jun, 9Get Outdoors! Enjoy FREE admission to WA State Parks!
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The Long Beach Peninsula hosts events year around with something for everyone. Watch this page for information and links to the websites of main events. Click the calendar to the right for an overview of the best of this year, or check out our Community Calendar, which holds even more things to see and do.
Get ready to shop until you drop! The World's Longest Garage Sale will keep you busy all weekend! Look out for some unique trinkets and some awesome treasures! May 24-27, 2013
Summer Fest kicks off on Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy the events and entertainment that are lined up on weekends through September 2. May 25 - September 2, 2013
In honor of National Trails Day, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. June 1, 2013
In honor of National Get Outdoors Day, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. June 8 & 9, 2013
The Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues through the Summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park. This concert will be featuring the talents of Polecat. June 8, 2013
The Columbia Pacific Farmer's Market starts your summer weekends off right with fresh, local products in Long Beach, every Friday. June 14 - October 11, 2013.
Walk or run a 5k or run a 10K on hard-packed beach sand with ocean waves breaking just a few yards away. Work up an appetite with the race of your choice, then get ready to taste clam chowder while your non-participating family and friends enjoy the Peninsula. June 22, 2013
The Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues through the Summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park. This concert will be featuring the talents of Ranger and the Rearrangers. June 22, 2013
The Doggie Olympic Games torch burns on! Come out with your pups and partake in all the fun and excitement! June 28-29, 2013
After the Independence day celebration - everyone comes together to lend a hand in cleaning up our beach. July 5, 2013
The second annual Firecracker 5K is a collaborative effort between the Ilwaco Parks and Recreation commission and the Ilwaco Merchants Association (501-c3). Entry fee of $20 covers the cost of t-shirts, tent rental and timing equipment. July 6, 2013
The annual Sandsations sand sculpture extravaganza starts with sand in the city and ends with the annual sand castle competition at the beach on Saturday, July 13. Sand in the City July 10-13.
The Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues through the Summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park. This concert will be featuring the talents of Little Beirut. July 13, 2013
Lectures, bus tours, Kids Craft Corner and more! Come and learn about the interesting history of Trains on the Peninsula! July 19-21, 2013
The Oregon Tuna Classic is the result of a few compassionate fisherman and one great idea. Come out and be a part of a great cause and have a ton of fun along the way! July 26-27, 2013
The Rodeo festivities kick off on Friday with a parade through downtown Long Beach. Come out and enjoy a hearty Cowboy breakfast and see all the action! July 26-28, 2013
The Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues through the Summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park. This concert will be featuring the talents of The Resolectrics. July 27, 2013
Domestic Violence Awareness Project 5k run/walk on the beach at the Bolstad beach approach. The race is in honor of Lisa Klingler-Bonney, who was killed in 2009, and is designed to raise awareness of domestic violence and funds to help its victims and survivors. August 3, 2013
Enjoy Peak Season Free Day! ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. August 4, 2013
Come and watch the kids participate in the best sport around. There will be bucking ponies, steer daubing, break away roping, barrel racing, goat tying, dummy roping and more exciting events, we will also have the cowboy breakfast from 7am to 11am and lunch served both Saturday and Sunday. Come watch your local kids show you what they got, you will have a great time! August 9-11, 2013
The Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues through the Summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park. This concert will be featuring the talents of Sugarcane. August 10, 2013
Each August, the Festival site is transformed into a jazz club, complete with oysters, desserts, beverages, sausages and an array of other tasty tidbits. And then come the jazz fans and the music. August 18, 2013
Occurring on the third week of August annually, the WSIKF is a week full of spectacular kites, events, people, shopping and food! There is something for everyone! August 19-25, 2013
The Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues through the Summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park. This concert will be featuring the talents of The Ben Rice Band. August 24, 2013
The annual Chinook Art Festival returns with a fine display of blown glass, photography, jewelry, oil & watercolors, pottery & more! We have some talented local artists, come see what they can do! August 31 - September 2, 2013
Hot Rods line up on Howerton Way at the Port of Ilwaco to compete in a coasting competition. Cars have approximately 15 feet in which to accelerate and then coast for 200 yards. To win, a car must cross the finish line and stop closest to the line. Trophies and assorted gift certificates awarded. September 6, 2013
The Beach Barons present Rod Run to the End of the World 2013! A weekend full of classic cars, great people, and lots of fun! September 7-8, 2013
Spend the weekend in the sun running a half marathon on the Discovery Trail, through the Ocean dunes. Enjoy the scenic half marathon on the flat and paved Discovery Trail, through historic Beard’s Hollow and finishing under the famous World’s Longest Beach arch! Participate in one of eight age divisions, with many prizes available at the awards ceremony. Certified course and chip timed. September 14, 2013
The Triathlon course launches from Black Lake Park in Ilwaco, WA and includes a 500 meter swim (1540'), 12.2 mile ride (19.6km), and a 3.1 mile (5k) run! The park is the transition area for all three legs. The Duathlon follows the same course excluding the swim, instead it begins with a 1.6 mile run, and will begin when the Triathlon begins. September 21, 2013
In honor of National Public Lands Day, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. September 28, 2013
Celebrate the plentiful bounty of Fall on the Peninsula! Chefs and innkeepers take pride in featuring and celebrating this natural treasure through the Fall harvest season! October 1, - November 15, 2013
Fall show presents the work of over 60 local artists and will have works available for purchasing. Raffle proceeds benefit local high school scholarship. October 11-14, 2013
A series of chamber music performances featuring top-rated professional musicians celebrating American composers. All concerts will feature much beloved and familiar music – from Gershwin and Bernstein to Duke Ellington and Cole Porter. The festival includes 5 ticketed concerts, a free concert, and performances for students. Click here for the Water Music Festival website. October 11-12, 2013
The World Kite Museum joins people all over the globe to promote international friendship and peace. Participants can bring homemade kites or purchased ones; those who wish can make a kite at event headquarters. October 12-13, 2013
During the local cranberry harvest, the Fair celebrates cranberry foods and traditions with craft demonstrations, vendors, the Cranberry Trolley to bog tours and more. October 12-13, 2013
Friends of Chinook School present Oktoberfest Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction. October 19, 2013
Sanctioned by the American Cribbage Congress. Starting Friday night with doubles & singles play. Saturday is the 22 game main tournament and Saturday night is a 9 game tour. (Play-offs on Sunday). November 1-3, 2013
When the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery exclaimed ‘Ocian in View,’ they had reached their westward destination. Speakers, bus and walking tours, Chinook tribal seafood dinner and book signings fill this weekend. November 8-9, 2013
In honor of Veteran's Day Weekend, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. November 9-11, 2013
3-day weekend of free fun for the family! Friday: ‘The Polar Express’ with Mrs. Claus. Saturday: magic and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Sunday: Frosty’s Birthday Party! November 29 - December 1, 2013
The Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour opens it doors to curious individuals who would like to explore the local artists and their work. November 29-30, 2013
Boat parade from Port of Ilwaco to Cape Disappointment and back. Open to all boats. Parade starts at 6 pm following the lighting of the Crab Pot Christmas Tree, weather permitting. December 7, 2013
Participating Bed & Breakfasts offer tours and opportunity to feed the hungry by bringing canned goods in to trade. Many will also have freshly baked gingerbread houses on display. A donation of a non-perishable food item is requested to be left with each Bed & Breakfast visited. December 14-15, 2013
The Astoria Tuba Quartet performs the sounds of the holiday season in an afternoon concert. December 15, 2013
5 minutes of fireworks over the Pacific Ocean in front of the boardwalk in Long Beach, December 31, 2013
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved the following dates for clam digs.
- Nov. 15, Thursday, 7:29 p.m., -1.9 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors
- Nov. 16, Friday, 8:18 p.m., -1.6 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
- Nov. 17, Saturday, 9:09 p.m., -1.1 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
Join the Long Beach Merchants Association and the City of Long Beachin welcoming the Season of Giving! All ages are welcome Friday afternoon at the Neptune Theater for a complimentary showing of “The Polar Express”, hosted by Mrs. Claus and a few special guests! After the movie, stretch your legs and take a stroll with the family through downtown Long Beach to admire the lights and decorations of the merchants storefronts! Saturday brings magic and Santa Claus to town! Mrs. Claus will be hosting a magical show, crafts, and even free pictures with Santa! Enjoy caroling and the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony later that evening!
Saturday Christmas Market at the Port of Ilwaco brings holiday cheer and provides you with the excellent opportunity to shop from the source! SHOP LOCAL! The Christmas market debuts on Saturday, November 24, and runs for the following Saturdays up until Christmas (Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22). The Market's hours run from 10AM-4PM For more event info follow this link for the Discover Ilwaco Facebook Page!
Join us before the new year and dig up some clams! Family fun on the beach while catching dinner! Read more
Indoor kite flying extravaganza, featuring kites choreographed to music. Some performsolos; others work in pairs while still others create group performance. ‘Hot Tricks Shoot Out’ matches 2 flyers in nearly acrobatic flying. January 18-20, 2013
The Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizes 3 days annually where hundreds of locals & visitors come out to clean our 28 miles of beach. All are welcome; head to a beach approach at 9:30 am on clean up day. Free chowder included! January 19, 2013
The Ilwaco Sports Boosters will be holding their Annual Crab Feed dinner to support Ilwaco HS Athletics at the Long Beach Elks, 110 Pacific Hwy North, in downtown Long Beach from 12PM-8PM. January 19, 2013
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discovery Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. January 21, 2013
Each year, the World Kite Museum features the kites and cultures of a different Asian country. Uniquely shaped & decorated kites and other folk arts are displayed. Videos, demonstrations and hands-on activities are part of both days’ events. February 9-10, 2013
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum will have over 100 quilts on display, submitted by guild members. Founded in 1996, the Peninsula Quilt Guild has 55 members. Free admission. March 15-17, 2013
World Kite Museum hosts their annual Spring Fling Events for kids and families. March 23rd-April 7th, 2013
In honor of the Washington State Parks' 100 Birthday, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. March 30, 2013
The Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizes 3 days annually where hundreds of locals & visitors come out to clean our 28 miles of beach. All are welcome; head to a beach approach at 9:30 am on clean up day. Free chowder included! April 20, 2013
The Peninsula Arts Association presents their annual Spring Art show in Long Beach. April 26-28 , 2013
In honor of the National Parks Week, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. April 27 & 28, 2013
The Black Lake Fishing Derby always occurs on the last Saturday in April. Come out with the entire family and enjoy a beautiful day of fishing at Black Lake in Ilwaco. April 27, 2013
Come and check out the fresh and local products, crafts, baked goods, art, and produce! May 4- September 28, 2013
The annual Loyalty Day Celebration is a weekend full of fun and celebration, as well as remembrance. Join us on Saturday for the Children's Parade and Blessing of the Fleet in Ilwaco, followed by the Loyalty Day Parade in Long Beach on Sunday. May 4-5, 2013