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Summer Programs
Through September 3
With stunning vistas, abundant recreational opportunities and a rich cultural heritage of native coastal people, visitors of all ages can relive the dramatic story of America's famous explorers by visiting 12 sites along the Pacific Coast. Ranger programs, guided trail walks and paddle tours start June 21 and run through September 3, 2017. ...[read more]
Through October 7 Derby Days: Chasing the Prize
Join the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum as we explore the history of "Derbyville" and the early years of salmon derbies, commercial fishing and the emergence of the charter-boat fishing industry on the Long Beach Peninsula. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum 360.642.3446 [more info]
August 19 Jazz & Oysters
An outdoor concert from 2-8:30pm. Enjoy great music, grilled oysters, beer and wine. See website for this year's lineup, tickets and more information. Veteran's Field [more info]
August 21-27 Washington State International Kite Festival
A week-long kite celebration and competition that draws famous kite fliers from all around the world and tens of thousands of spectators. On the Beach [more info]
August 26 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
Regional musicians perform outdoors, 7-8:30pm. Concerts are free, all ages welcome, a Washington State Discover Pass is required for admission to the park. Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco 360.642.3078 [more info]
September 8 Slow Drag at the Port of Ilwaco
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. Port of Ilwaco 360.642.2400
September 9-10 34th Annual Rod Run to the End of the World
Acres of automobiles and plenty of chrome eye-candy. Held in Ocean Park, attendees will also be treated to food and craft vendors and a swap meet. Various Locations Long Beach Peninsula [more info]
October 7-8 Cranberrian Fair
A weekend event celebrating the Washington Peninsula cranberry harvest. The festival includes craft vendors (pottery, photography, knitted crafts, etc.), homemade baked goods, blacksmith and rug hooking demonstrations. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St.Ilwaco 360.642.3446 [more info]
October 7-8 One Sky One World Kite Fly
An international kite fly for peace, come and fly with us on the Bolstad Beach approach. Bolstad Beach Approach
October 13 Water Music Festival: Swing Fever
Classic swing tunes from some of the best in the business, the Swing Fever jazz band featuring outstanding vocalist Denise Perrier, 7-9:30pm. See the website for tickets and more information. Inn at Harbor Village, Ilwaco [more info]
October 13-14 Cranberrian Fair Harvest Festival
A celebration of local harvest and all things cranberry. Food vendors, crafts and homemade baked goods will showcase the area's rich heritage. Craft demonstrations will include quilters, rug hookers and a blacksmith. Cranberrian Fair buttons are $5 and cover admission to all museum events. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 360.642.3446 [more info]
October 14-15 Water Music Festival:Music at the Mission
Mission Chamber Players ensemble will perform masterworks from the classical repertoire at Leadbetter Farms Lighthouse. Two performances are scheduled; Saturday evening at 7pm and Sunday afternoon at 2pm. See website for tickets and more information. Leadbetter Farms, Ocean Park [more info]
November 24-26 Peninsula Art Association Studio Tour
A self guided tour from 10am-4pm. Many local artists will open their personal studios tucked away in the forests between Willapa Bay and the Pacific Ocean. See the website for a map and more information. Various Locations [more info]
December 2-3 Annual Crab Pot Christmas Tree Event
Lighting the one-of-a-kind Crab Pot Christmas Tree starts at 5 pm. Port of Ilwaco [more info]
December 3-4 Water Music: Christmas Concert
An afternoon of extraordinary holiday music, performed by Grammy-winning artist Tingstad and Rumbel, 2-4pm. See the website for tickets and more information. Inn at Harbor Village, Ilwaco [more info]
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