Main Events in the Long Beach Area

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

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

 

July 30-31, 2016

SummerFest

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

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

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 3-5, 2016

Chinook Arts Festival

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 20-24, 2016 

July 23-24, 2016

Sandsations

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