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Through March 11 Memories of Megler
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, "Memories of Megler' is a special exhibit by the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Utilizing historic photographs and first person memories, this exhibition captures Megler at the end of the ferry era and the beginning of contemporary auto access on Highway 101. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco 360.642.3446 [more info]
March 17-19 22nd Annual Peninsula Quilt Show
With more than 100 quilts on display across three galleries, this show exhibits work by local quilt guild members. Admission is free, raffle quilt tickets for sale with the drawing on Sunday at 3pm. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St., Ilwaco [more info]
April 7-9 Peninsula Arts Association Spring Art Show
Attendees vote for Peoples Choice Ribbon, a benefit for the PPA High School Graduate Scholarship Fund and Art Enrichment Program. See website for event location and further information Various Locations [more info]
April 22 Black Lake Fishing Derby
A fun and free fishing event for kids, pancake breakfast and hot dog lunch, crafts, awards and prizes. Register online at at www.ilwaco-wa.gov First Ave. North, Ilwaco 360.642.3145 [more info]
April 29-30 Long Beach Razor Clam Festival
Features free razor clam digging lessons, contests, street entertainment,music, an annual chowder cook off and a giant clam fry. Find more information and event schedules on-line. Various Locations [more info]
April 29 Community Beach Clean Up
Join in helping the Grass Roots Garbage Gang clean up 28 miles of Pacific Ocean beach on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula.Just show up at any major beach approach at 9:30am. Various Beach Locations [more info]
May 6-7 Loyalty Day Celebration
Activities include Children's Parade and Blessing of the Fleet in Ilwaco on Saturday and Loyalty Day Grand Parade on Sunday in Long Beach. Various Locations 800.451.2542
June 10 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]
June 17-18 NW Garlic Festival
Celebrating the exalted bulb in Ocean Park with over 80 food and craft vendors, live music, kids' activities, garlic decor, garlic soap, jewelry, garlic‑smothered food, spices and garlic ice cream. Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Wilson Field, Sandridge Road [more info]
June 17 Beach to Chowder Challenge
Walk or run 5K-10K, eight age divisions, many prizes and clam chowder is served at the awards ceremony. Walkers and dogs are allowed on the 5k course. The 10k race starts at 9am followed by the 5k group. Visit the website for registration information. Bolstad Beach Approach [more info]
June 24 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]
July 5 Comunity Beach Clean Up
Join in helping the Grass Roots Garbage Gang clean up 28 miles of Pacific Ocean beach on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula.Just show up at any major beach approach at 9:30am. Various Beach Locations [more info]
July 8 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]
July 15-16 Clamshell Railroad Days
A weekend event celebrating the local historic railroad that includes model railroad layouts, historic railroad lectures, face painting, the kids craft caboose, tours of an 1889 train car and more. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St.Ilwaco 360.642.3446 [more info]
July 22 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]
July 29-30 Deep Canyon Challenge Fishing Tournament
A fishing competition, barbecue and auction.See website for registration information and event details. Port of Ilwaco [more info]
August 4-5 Jake the Alligator Man's Birthday
Jake the Alligator Man's 75th birthday is an annual celebration with live music, car shows and Bride of Jake contest. Visit the website for details. Various Locations [more info]
August 12 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]
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]
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