Fish, Flowers, Fresh Markets & Music this Weekend!


LIVE Music @ Pickled Fish

As always, no cover! Enjoy delicious, locally sourced delights and experience some of the PNW’s best up and coming musical talent.

• May 1 @ 9pm, The Ghost Ease
• May 2 @ 9pm, Jenny Don’t & The Spurs
• May 3 @ 8pm, Jenny Don’t & The Spurs
• May 4 @ 8pm, Luke & Kati (of Blind Pilot)
• May 5 @ 8pm, Luke & Kati (of Blind Pilot)
• May 6 @ 8pm, Luke & Kati (of Blind Pilot)


LIVE Music @ The Shelburne Inn

The Shelburne Restaurant & Pub presents LIVE guitar music by Brian O’Connor on Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30pm in the Pub, Live Piano music by Tom Trudell in the Inglenook on Fridays 6-9pm, and Live Guitar music by George Coleman on Saturdays 6-9pm.


LIVE Music @ Sou’wester Lodge

Head to the Sou’wester Lodge  for an intimate evening with John Bowers and his ephemeral musings on Saturday, May 2 at 8pm. A perfect accompaniment to the Full Moon Workshop. Spaces still available here.


Razor Clamming

Morning Razor Clam digging on the Long Beach Peninsula continues May 2 through Sunday May 3. The best time to start digging is 1-2 hours before low tide. Licenses are available at numerous local businesses. Be sure to stop by the Visitors Center for a FREE 2015 Tide Book!


Loyalty Days

“Up, Up and Away” is the theme for the 65th Annual Loyalty Day celebration. Saturday in Ilwaco kicks off the event, including a kid’s parade which starts at noon at the Port of Ilwaco; Take part in the blessing of the fleet! Participating boats will leave the dock at 1pm. And The Long Beach Elks will host their annual oyster feed at their Lodge in Long Beach from 1 to 4 pm, which is open to the public.
On Sunday, May 3, Loyalty Day events will continue with a hearty cowboy breakfast at the Peninsula Saddle Club grounds on Sandridge Road  from 7 to 11 am. At 1 pm, the grand parade starts in Long Beach. This is a wonderful parade you don’t want to miss!

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Surf Perch Derby

The Surf Perch Derby is back! Head to Bolstad Beach Approach in Long Beach on Saturday, May 2nd. The Registration booth will be open from 5:30AM to 8AM, with a $35 Registration Fee. Registration includes an all you can eat pancake breakfast from 6-11am at the Bolstad Approach. The breakfast is open to the public for $9.


Saturday Market at the Port

The Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco opens May 2 and will be open every Saturday through the end of September from 10 am to 4 pm. Shop for fresh farm produce, regionally created arts and crafts, potted plants and cut flowers. Enjoy delicious bites at the Market, Stroll along the harbor front take in the sights.


Peninsula Rhodie Tour

The Water Music Festival Society presents the Long Beach Peninsula Rhododendron Tour on Saturday, May 2. Enjoy a lecture and breakfast at 10 am at The Shelburne for $15 and includes a presentation by Steve McCormick, John Stephens and Steve Clarke on the Clarke Rhododendron Nursery history. From 11 am to 4 pm, join the tour of five historic gardens and a mapped motor tour of our unique rhodie-rich Peninsula. Garden tour tickets will be on sale the week before the event at The English Nursery in Seaview or at Bay Avenue Gallery in Ocean Park, for $10. Tickets for the breakfast/lecture are only sold online.


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