Main Events in the Long Beach Area

SummerFest

SummerFest fun starts Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day. Enjoy weekend events and entertainment through September 5. May 28 – September 5, 2016

 

May 28, 2016-September 5, 2016

SummerFest

Weekend Market on the Dock

The Weekend Market on The Dock in lovely South Bend offers produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, and entertainment. Discover more unique treasures every Saturday and Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The market is typically open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28 – September 5, 2016

May 28, 2016-September 5, 2016

Weekend Market on the Dock

Tall Ships at the Port of Ilwaco

Historic tall ships return to the Port of Ilwaco, where visitors can board the Lady Washington or Hawaiian Chieftain for self-guided tours. Crew members are on hand to answer questions and share stories. More intrepid visitors can even book a sail. The ships also often return near the end of summer. June 3-6, 2016

June 3-6, 2016

Tall Ships at the Port of Ilwaco

Columbia Pacific Farmers Market

The Columbia Pacific Farmers Market jumpstarts your summer weekends with fresh, local products in Long Beach. Held Fridays from 3-6pm at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach. June 10 – October 14, 2016

 

June 10, 2016-October 14, 2016

Columbia Pacific Farmers Market

Waikiki Beach Concert

The Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues through the summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park. Regional musicians present a variety of music in ninety-minute performances that start at 7PM.  June 11, 2016

June 11, 2016

Waikiki Beach Concert

NW Garlic Festival

Celebrate this exalted bulb with the faithful throngs who make the annual pilgrimage to the NW Garlic Festival in Ocean Park. Known by organizers as the “garlic Olympics of gastronomy”, this festival was born out of love for great, garlic-laden cuisine. June 18-19, 2016

June 18-19, 2016

NW Garlic Festival

Beach to Chowder 5k/10k

Sand beneath your soles, waves breaking off your shoulder and a hot bowl of chowder beyond the finish line — it’s the 39th Beach to Chowder 5K/10K walk/run. This annual beach walk/run on hard-packed sand is fun for the whole family and features a taste of local clam chowder served at the awards ceremony. Register hereJune 18, 2016

June 18, 2016

Beach to Chowder 5k/10k

Waikiki Beach Concert

The Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues through the summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park. Regional musicians present a variety of music in one and a half hour long performances that start at 7PM. June 25, 2016

June 25, 2016

Waikiki Beach Concert

Firecracker 5K Walk/Run

The fantastic Firecracker 5K walk/run is perfect for athletes of all ages. The event starts at the Port of Ilwaco and leads participants along the Discovery Trail to Beard’s Hollow before heading back to the Port. The 4th annual Firecracker 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. Register hereJuly 2, 2016

July 2, 2016

Firecracker 5K Walk/Run

Fireworks at the Port

Fireworks at the Port of Ilwaco — dubbed “Feel the Thunder” — take to the sky at dusk. July 2, 2016

July 2, 2016

Fireworks at the Port

Tokeland Parade & Old Fashion Family Picnic

Take a step back in time at this old-fashion community parade and picnic. Following the Tokeland Parade & Old Fashion Family Picnic should be sack races, water balloon-toss contests and three-legged races. Join the fun! July 3, 2016

July 3, 2016

Tokeland Parade & Old Fashion Family Picnic

Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Art in the Park

The Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade in downtown Ocean Park is a true slice of Americana. Classic cars, homemade floats, chalk art, waving flags — this event is community in motion. The parade begins at 1 p.m. And between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Art in the Park at Sheldon Park will feature the works of local artists, food vendors and more! July 4, 2016

July 4, 2016

Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Art in the Park

Fireworks on the Beach

Fireworks on the Bolstad Avenue beach approach in Long Beach. July 4, 2016

July 4, 2016

Fireworks on the Beach

Beach Clean Up Day

Held after the annual Independence Day celebration, the July 5 annual Beach Clean Up Day brings visitors and community members together to lend a hand in cleaning up our beach. It’s one of three Beach Clean Up Days held annually. July 5, 2016

July 5, 2016

Beach Clean Up Day

Waikiki Beach Concert

The Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues through the summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park. Regional musicians present a variety of music in one and a half hour long performances that start at 7PM.  July 9, 2016

July 9, 2016

Waikiki Beach Concert

Music in the Gardens Tour

The annual Music in the Gardens Tour, now in its 10th year, opens beautiful Peninsula gardens to the public. Participants will enjoy live music, delicious bites and beverages as they meet the gardeners and peruse their work. July 16, 2016

 

July 16, 2016

Music in the Gardens Tour

Clamshell Railroad Days

Join the annual celebration of the “Clamshell Railroad”, which ran with tides along the Peninsula for 41 years between 1889 and 1930. Clamshell Railroad Days explores Ilwaco’s historic Freight Depot and offers attendees a chance to step inside an original Clamshell Railroad passenger car, the Nahcotta, which is only open twice a year. July 16-17, 2016

July 16-17, 2016

Clamshell Railroad Days

Sandsations

The 32nd annual sand-sculpting extravaganza known as Sandsations returns to Long Beach for four days of fun! The event, which is open to sand castle builders of every age and skill level, unfolds near the Bolstad Beach Approach and along the shoreline. July 20-23, 2016 

July 20-23, 2016

Sandsations

Waikiki Beach Concert

The Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues through the summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park. Regional musicians present a variety of music in ninety-minute performances that start at 7PM. July 23, 2016

July 23, 2016

Waikiki Beach Concert

Tokeland Wood & Art Fest

See woodcarvers, woodcrafters and other artists at work during this family friendly event that features art, music, food and more! The Tokeland Wood & Art Fest is held at the historic Tokeland Hotel and showcases Pacific County’s multifaceted art community. July 23-24, 2016

July 23-24, 2016

Tokeland Wood & Art Fest

OTC Ilwaco Tuna Classic

Be a part of a great event that supports a great cause! The Oregon Tuna Classic — Deep Canyon Challenge helps feed the needy and showcases the area’s fabulous fishing! July 29-30, 2016

 

July 29-30, 2016

OTC Ilwaco Tuna Classic

Long Beach NPRA Rodeo

The Long Beach NPRA-sanctioned Rodeo is a peninsula classic. Now in its 71st year, the rodeo features saddle bronc, bareback and bull riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling, as well as team, calf and breakaway roping. The rodeo kicks off with a parade through downtown Long Beach and features cowboy breakfasts and a family night. July 29-31, 2016

 

July 29-31, 2016

Long Beach NPRA Rodeo

Finnish American Folk Festival

The Finnish American Folk Festival returns for 2016. So, if you’re looking for Lutefisk, then look no further! The festival is held every other year in Naselle and highlights the area’s rich Finnish heritage.  July 29-31, 2016

July 29-31, 2016

Finnish American Folk Festival

Willapa Harbor Festival

This northern Pacific County tradition features live music, a parade, food and craft vendors and more. The Willapa Harbor Festival is held in beautiful downtown Raymond and is free for the whole family. August 5-7, 2016

August 5-7, 2016

Willapa Harbor Festival

Jake the Alligator Man’s Birthday & Car Show

Back for its 10th year, Jake the Alligator Man’s 75th birthday is an annual celebration on the peninsula! Live music, car shows, Bride of Jake contest and more! August 5-6, 2016

August 5-6, 2016

Jake the Alligator Man’s Birthday & Car Show

Surf n’ Saddle Jr. Rodeo

The Northwest Junior Rodeo, known around these parts as the Surf ‘n Saddle Jr. Rodeo, is geared toward the buckaroos in the family —  cowgirls and cowboys aged 2 to 18 compete in everything from dummy roping to riding the bucking stock. August 6-7, 2016

 

August 6-7, 2016

Surf n’ Saddle Jr. Rodeo

Waikiki Beach Concert

The Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues through the summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park. Regional musicians present a variety of music in one and a half hour long performances that start at 7PM.  August 13, 2016

August 13, 2016

Waikiki Beach Concert

Jazz & Oysters

Great jazz paired with great food makes this delightful outdoor event in Ocean Park a yearly hit. The 31st annual Jazz & Oysters features Pacific Northwest jazz ensembles, delectable Willapa Bay oysters, delicious local desserts, great beverages and other tasty offerings. Aug. 13, 2016

August 13, 2016

Jazz & Oysters

Astoria-Megler Bridge 50th Anniversary

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the roadway that bridged the Americas. The Astoria-Megler Bridge celebrates 50 years in 2016, and it’s going to be a huge birthday bash. Events from the bridge’s original grand opening will be replicated. August 13, 2016

August 13, 2016

Astoria-Megler Bridge 50th Anniversary

WA State International Kite Festival

Enjoy seven days of kite-flying, beach-playing, festival-vending fun! World-renowned kite flyers converge on the Long Beach Peninsula annually during the Washington State International Kite Festival, a vivid celebration of summer that paints the sky. August 15-21, 2016

August 15-21, 2016

WA State International Kite Festival

Pacific County Fair

This small fair puts on a big show! Now in its 120th year, the Pacific County Fair offers old-fashioned fun and plenty of heritage. August 24-27, 2016

August 24-27, 2016

Pacific County Fair

Waikiki Beach Concert

The Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues through the summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park. Regional musicians present a variety of music in ninety-minute performances that start at 7PM. August 27, 2016

August 27, 2016

Waikiki Beach Concert

Come Play on Labor Day

Come Play on Labor Day is an event, an invitation and an early autumn ritual in South Bend! Watch the grand parade, take in the fireworks, visit the carnival, join the Tin Man Triathlon — this event has a little bit of everything! September 2-5, 2016

September 2-5, 2016

Come Play on Labor Day

Chinook Arts Festival

The Chinook Arts Festival features blown glass, stained glass, photography, jewelry, oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, wood sculptures and more.  Join the fun and see what the area’s talented artists produce! September 3-5, 2016

 

September 3, 2016-September 5, 2015

Chinook Arts Festival

Slow Drag at the Port

Slow Drag at the Port returns to the Port of Ilwaco for its sixth slow-rolling year. Fans line Howerton Way to watch this classic car competition where slow and steady wins the race — vehicles accelerate about 15 feet before coasting the final 200 yards to the finish line; the car that stops closest to the line is the victor. September 9, 2016

 

September 9, 2016

Slow Drag at the Port

Rod Run to the End of the World

From Model Ts to muscle cars, the Rod Run to the End of the World features acres of automobiles and plenty of chrome eye-candy! Held in Ocean Park, Rod Run attendees will also be treated to food and craft vendors and a swap meet. September 10-11, 2016

 

September 10-11, 2016

Rod Run to the End of the World

Cache-Dash-Splash Geocaching

Modern-day treasure hunters will love Cache-Dash-Splash, a relatively new Peninsula event that’s geared toward geocachers and ideal for the whole family. The fun kicks off with a morning check-in at Veteran’s Field in Long Beach before participants begin the Peninsula-wide search! September 16-18, 2016

September 16-18, 2016

Cache-Dash-Splash Geocaching

Seaview Oktoberfest

Seaview’s very own Oktoberfest celebration begins a little early. Featuring the beer of North Jetty Brewing, this second-year event marks a great head-start to traditional Oktoberfest celebrations. Enjoy local brew and bites! September 17, 2016

September 17, 2016

Seaview Oktoberfest

Cape D Sprint Triathlon

Swim Black Lake, bike the Peninsula and run for the finish line during this sprint triathlon around Cape Disappointment State Park. Sept. 17, 2016

September 17, 2016

Cape D Sprint Triathlon

Blues and Seafood Festival

The Blues and Seafood Festival is bigger than ever! This year’s event features more than 10 musical acts, spectacular local seafood, craft beers and wine. Blues and Seafood is held at the Port of Ilwaco, so come on down and rock at the water’s edge!  September 23-24, 2016

September 23-24, 2016

Blues and Seafood Festival

Pacific Northwest Brew Cup

The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup is an annual beer festival held the last full weekend in September in Astoria, Oregon. The festival features northwest beers on tap Friday through Sunday, along with live music, food vendors and activities for the kiddos. September 23-25, 2016

September 23-25, 2016

Pacific Northwest Brew Cup

Wild Mushroom Celebration

Celebrate fabulous fall fungi on the Long Beach Peninsula with the annual Wild Mushroom Celebration‘s series of events. Chefs, innkeepers and foragers take pride in featuring and celebrating this natural treasure through the fall harvest season! October 1 – November 15, 2016

 

October 1, 2016-November 15, 2016

Wild Mushroom Celebration

Peninsula Arts Association Fall Show

Now entering its 46th year, the Peninsula Arts Association Fall Show is the group’s longest-running art event. See artwork created by the Peninsula’s talented creative community. The People’s Choice Ribbon is the show’s top award, and attendees vote for their favorite works. Proceeds from the art raffle benefit a local high school scholarship, the PAA High School Graduate Scholarship Fund and Art Enrichment Program. October 7-10, 2016


October 7-10, 2016

Peninsula Arts Association Fall Show

One Sky, One World Kite Fly for Peace

The One Sky, One World Kite Fly for Peace was born out of the Cold War, when a kite featuring American and Soviet flags on each side of a globe was presented to Russian officials by an American dignitary. The kite was received as a symbol of global peace and understanding, and the event has been celebrated across the world ever since. Join the celebration as it enters its 29th year. Participants can build, buy and fly kites. October 8-9, 2016

October 8-9, 2016

One Sky, One World Kite Fly for Peace

Cranberrian Fair

The annual Cranberrian Fair celebrates the Peninsula’s yearly cranberry harvest and honors the berry’s heritage in southwest Washington. The fair features crafts, vendors, a Cranberry Trolley and food, including the ever-popular cranberry-peach pies. Craft demonstrations include rug hookers and a blacksmith.  October 8-9, 2016

 

October 8-9, 2016

Cranberrian Fair

Water Music Festival

The 32nd annual Water Music Festival is a three-concert series featuring jazz and classical musicians performing in intimate venues up and down the Long Beach Peninsula. This event also supports local school music programs. October 14-15, 2016

October 14-15, 2016

Water Music Festival

Oktoberfest

Friends of Chinook School presents its Oktoberfest Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction. October 15, 2016

 

October 15, 2016

Oktoberfest

Great Columbia Crossing 10k

Experience the glory of the Columbia River during the Great Columbia Crossing 10k, a unique opportunity to race across the bridge that spans the Washington-Oregon border. The Astoria-Megler Bridge is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America and provides the venue for this fantastic 10k. October 16, 2016

October 16, 2016

Great Columbia Crossing 10k

‘Ocian in View’ Cultural Weekend

The words ‘Ocian in View’ were exclaimed by members of the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery as the party neared its westward overland destination. The annual ‘Ocian in View’ Cultural Weekend explores the many layers of local history surrounding this moment. The Cultural Weekend includes speakers and the Chinook tribe’s annual dinner. November 11-12, 2016

 

 

November 11-12, 2016

‘Ocian in View’ Cultural Weekend

Holidays at the Beach

Holidays at the Beach offers a weekend of holiday fun! This family friendly event features ‘The Polar Express’ with Mrs. Claus, magic and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus and Frosty’s Birthday Party!  November 25-27, 2016

 

 

November 25-27, 2016

Holidays at the Beach

Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour

The Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour brings art-lovers into the artists’ studios and features demonstrations, sales and the chance to see art in the making. Maps will be available. November 25-26, 2016

November 25-26, 2016

Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour

Crab Pot Christmas Tree

Now in its sixth year, the Crab Pot Christmas Tree event is a uniquely Ilwaco tradition. Decorating and lighting the one-of-a-kind Crab Pot Christmas Tree starts at 5pm, and public participation is welcome. Bring the whole family and sing Christmas carols with the high school band. Ring in the holiday season with this fantastic event! December 3, 2016

December 3, 2016

Crab Pot Christmas Tree

Bed & Breakfast Holiday Open House

Step into local bed and breakfasts and enjoy the holiday splendor of these local lodgings. Bed and breakfasts are celebrated for their originality and personality, and this event shows off both. Stay tuned as participating bed and breakfasts will be announced as the event nears. Donations of a can of food are requested and will be given to the local food bank. December 10-11, 2016

December 10-11, 2016

Bed & Breakfast Holiday Open House

Tuba Christmas Concert

The Tuba Christmas Concert held at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco features the Astoria Tuba Quartet, lending the rich sound of tubas to traditional holiday music. December 10, 2016.

December 10, 2016

Tuba Christmas Concert

Water Music Society’s Christmas Concert

Held at the Inn at Harbor Village in Ilwaco, the annual Water Music Society’s Christmas Concert is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season — fabulous holiday music is highlighted with festive treats and beverages at this intimate holiday concert. December 11, 2016.

December 11, 2016

Water Music Society’s Christmas Concert

Holidays at the Jetty

Holidays at the Jetty, held at North Jetty Brewing in Seaview, is a family friendly event that brings together a number of local businesses for an early Christmas celebration. Santa will be in the house, so be sure to bring a camera. There is no fee to sit and hang out, and the owners will even email customers a photo of the customer with Santa. Visiting businesses should include Pink Poppy Bakery, Starvation Alley and Long Beach Coffee Roasters. December 12, 2016.

December 12, 2016

Holidays at the Jetty

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

In honor of New Year’s 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 1, 2015

January 1, 2015

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

Lewis & Clark: Wintering the Pacific

Take a step back into 1805 and experience life of the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery. Reenactors will be camping out on Veteran’s Field in downtown Long Beach January 17, 18 & 19, offering the public a glimpse into what life was like for the Corps. This cultural event will offer visitors the chance to interact and engage with members of the Corps as they would have been perceived back in 1800s. The camp will be open to spectators on January 17-19 from 10am-5pm, and on the 19th from 10-2pm. Moccasin making, hide tanning, tent making, salt making can be expected. January 17-19, 2015

January 17-19, 2015

Lewis & Clark: Wintering the Pacific

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

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 18-19, 2015

January 18-19, 2015

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

In honor of the Washington State Parks 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 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

In honor of Spring Saturday Free Day, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discovery Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. April 4, 2015

April 4, 2015

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

In honor of Earth Day, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

Children’s Loyalty Day Parade and Blessing of the Fleet

Children’s Loyalty Day Parade and Blessing of the Fleet in Ilwaco. May 2, 2015

May 2, 2015

Children’s Loyalty Day Parade and Blessing of the Fleet

Rhododendron Tour

2015 Long Beach Peninsula Rhododendron Tour
On Saturday, May 2, the Water Music Festival will sponsor the first Long Beach Peninsula Rhododendron Tour, It will feature a variety of gardens, including a five-acre estate once part of the original Clarke Rhododendron Nursery property.

Please visit WaterMusicFestival.com to learn more about the Tour, a special breakfast with a Clarke Nursery History presentation and to buy tickets.

11am -4:00pm
Tickets $10, tickets for children under age 14 are free

May 2, 2015

Rhododendron Tour

Halibut Fishing Season Opener

Halibut Fishing Season Opener! May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015

Halibut Fishing Season Opener

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

In honor of Spring Sunday Free Day, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discovery Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. May 10, 2015

May 10, 2015

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

30th Anniversary Goonies Day Celebration

30th Anniversary Goonies Day Celebration, held annually on June 7, fans flock to Astoria, Oregon, for the annual Goonies Day Celebration, a weekend of treasure hunting, group truffle shuffles, trivia, scavenger hunts and more. The 30th anniversary of the film will include cast and crew reunions, film screenings, fan gatherings, filming location tours and much more. It’s sure to be the biggest bash yet! June 4-7, 2015

June 4-7, 2015

30th Anniversary Goonies Day Celebration

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

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 6, 2015

June 6, 2015

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

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 13, 2015

June 13, 2015

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

Race Against Violence

The Race Against Violence is a 5k Run/Walk along the beach on the Long Beach Peninsula.  Proceeds from the race are used to promote awareness and education about domestic violence. The race starts at 9AM, preregister online or late registration will be available at the Long Beach Train Depot Aug. 1 at 6PM or on Race Day at 8AM August 1, 2015

August 1, 2015

Race Against Violence

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

In honor of National Park Service’s birthday, enjoy free entry! ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. August 25, 2015

August 25, 2015

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

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 26, 2015

September 26, 2015

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

In honor of Veteran’s Day, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. November 11, 2015

November 11, 2015

FREE Admission to WA State Parks

Saturday Christmas Market at the Port

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 28, and runs for the following Saturdays up until Christmas (Dec. 5, 12, & 19). The Market’s hours run from 10AM-4PM. November 28, 2015

November 28, 2015

Saturday Christmas Market at the Port

Saturday Christmas Market at the Port

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 28, and runs for the following Saturdays up until Christmas (Dec. 5, 12, & 19). The Market’s hours run from 10AM-4PM. December 5, 2015

December 5, 2015

Saturday Christmas Market at the Port

Saturday Christmas Market at the Port

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 28, and runs for the following Saturdays up until Christmas (Dec. 5, 12, & 19). The Market’s hours run from 10AM-4PM. December 12, 2015

December 12, 2015

Saturday Christmas Market at the Port

Saturday Christmas Market at the Port

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 28, and runs for the following Saturdays up until Christmas (Dec. 5, 12, & 19). The Market’s hours run from 10AM-4PM. December 19, 2015

December 19, 2015

Saturday Christmas Market at the Port

Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean

Five minutes of fireworks over the Pacific Ocean in front of the boardwalk in Long Beach. December 31, 2015

December 31, 2015

Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean

Annual Crab Feed

The Ilwaco Sports Boosters’ Annual Crab Feed dinner supports Ilwaco High School athletics. The event is held at the Long Beach Elks, 110 Pacific Hwy North, in downtown Long Beach from 12PM-8PM. The crab dinner, which is dependent on the availability of crab, includes coleslaw and garlic bread. Hot dogs are available for children. Ticket prices will be based on crab’s seasonal cost. January 16, 2016

January 16, 2016

Annual Crab Feed

Beach Clean Up Day

The Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizes three Beach Clean Up Days annually. Hundreds of locals and visitors come together to clean our 28 miles of beach. All are welcome! Head to a beach approach at 9:30 am on clean up day. January 16, 2016

January 16, 2016

Beach Clean Up Day

Windless Kite Festival (Indoor Kite Fly)

The Windless Kite Festival Indoor Kite Fly brings the beauty of kite flying indoors. Organized by the World Kite Museum, this annual event’s 16th year features incredible choreographed solo, duet and group performances. Watch artistry in motion as some of the finest kite-flyers display their skills. This year’s featured flyer is Alexa King. Admission is by donation, and the event is held at the Long Beach School gymnasium. January 22-24, 2016

January 22-24, 2016

Windless Kite Festival (Indoor Kite Fly)

Asian New Year Kite Celebration

Kites were invented more than 2,000 years ago in China, and the Asian New Year Kite Celebration honors its creation and cultural influence. The Kite Museum boasts kite collections from ten Asian countries, and all will be on display. This event features hands-on kite-building classes and other unique events. February 8-22, 2016

February 8-22, 2016

Asian New Year Kite Celebration

FisherPoets Gathering

The FisherPoets Gathering is a creative celebration of the commercial fishing industry by the folks who’ve made their livings there. Nearly 100 song-writers, poets and storytellers from a score of states and provinces will share stages at numerous venues throughout downtown Astoria, Ore. Enjoy storytelling, workshops, film and visual arts. February 26-28, 2016

February 26-28, 2016

FisherPoets Gathering

Peninsula Quilt Guild Show

More than 100 quilts will be on display during the 21st annual Peninsula Quilt Guild Quilt Show held at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. The quilts are submitted by Guild members and highlight the multi-faceted creative community that calls the Peninsula home. Admission is free and attendees vote for people’s choice awards. March 18-20, 2016

March 18-20, 2016

Peninsula Quilt Guild Show

Spring Break Family Kite Fun

With the children out of school and winter weather waning, the annual Spring Break Family Kite Fun at the World Kite Museum is a hit for the whole family. Participants can look forward to a Kite Poster Trivia Game and kite-making opportunities. Learn all about kites at this annual spring event. March 18-April 22, 2016

March 18, 2016-April 22, 2016

Spring Break Family Kite Fun

Peninsula Arts Association Spring Show

The Peninsula Arts Association presents its annual Spring Art show in Long Beach at the Train Depot. Attendees vote on the People’s Choice Ribbon, the event’s top honor. An art raffle of donated works benefits the PAA High School Graduate Scholarship Fund and Art Enrichment Program. April 1-3, 2016

April 1-3, 2016

Peninsula Arts Association Spring Show

Long Beach Razor Clam Festival

The Long Beach Razor Clam Festival returns April 9-10. The event that helped put the Long Beach Peninsula on the map in the 1940s features free razor clam digging lessons, contests, music, an annual chowder cook off and a giant clam fry. April 9-10, 2016

April 9-10, 2016

Long Beach Razor Clam Festival

Tokeland North Cove Studio Art Tour

Artists from the upper county enclaves of Tokeland and North Cove are featured during the annual Tokeland-North Cove Studio Art Tour. This year’s tour wends through a number of area studios and artist nooks. Free maps to studios are typically available at the Tokeland Hotel. April 16, 2016

April 16, 2016

Tokeland North Cove Studio Art Tour

Crab, Seafood, and Wine Festival

Celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Ocean at the 34th annual Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival. This event features the authentic flavors of Oregon’s North Coast as well as trend-setting artisan producers, Oregon-based wineries and more than 150 vendors. April 22-24, 2016

April 22-24, 2016

Crab, Seafood, and Wine Festival

Beach Clean Up Day

The Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizes three Beach Clean Up Days annually. Hundreds of locals and visitors come together to clean our 28 miles of beach. All are welcome! Head to a beach approach at 9:30 a.m. on clean up day. April 23, 2016

April 23, 2016

Beach Clean Up Day

Black Lake Fishing Derby

The last Saturday in April marks the annual Black Lake Fishing Derby. Now entering its 24th year, the event for children aged 2-14 features a free pancake breakfast and a hot dog tent. Registration is free for this event hosted by Ilwaco Parks and Recreation. The derby runs from 7-10 a.m., and awards are given for the largest fish caught in each age division and overall aggregate weight. April 30, 2016 

April 30, 2016

Black Lake Fishing Derby

Loyalty Day Celebration and Parade & Blessing of the Fleet

This year’s Loyalty Day Celebration and Parade enters its 66th year. Ilwaco’s Loyalty Day Parade is April 30 and followed a day later by one through downtown Long Beach. April 30 is also the annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Port of Ilwaco. The events are free to attend. April 30-May 1, 2016.

April 30, 2016-May 1, 2016

Loyalty Day Celebration and Parade & Blessing of the Fleet

Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco

The Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco features more than 70 vendors along the pedestrian-only Waterfront Way overlooking the Port of Ilwaco marina and Baker Bay. Find regional produce, wonderful baked goods, a huge selection of local plants and many homemade arts and crafts. May 7- September 24, 2016

 

May 7, 2016-September 24, 2016

Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco

Surf Perch Derby

Strap on your waders for the 15th annual Surf Perch Derby! This family event features an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and prizes for top anglers. May 21, 2016

May 21, 2016

Surf Perch Derby

World’s Longest Garage Sale

The World’s Longest Garage Sale offers four days of bargain-hunting fun. Garage sales dot Peninsula streets from Ilwaco to Oysterville, so treasure-seekers have miles and miles to explore! May 27-30, 2016

May 27-30, 2016

World’s Longest Garage Sale