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Through April 22 Long Beach Razor Clam Festival
This community festival offers free razor clam digging lessons, contests, street entertainment, music, chowder cook-off and a giant clam fry. Various Locations 800.451.2542 [more info]
May 19-20 Cape D Sprint Triathlon
Swim Black Lake, bike the Peninsula and run for the finish line during this fast triathlon around Cape Disappointment State Park. Various Locations 800.451.2542
June 16 39th Annual Beach to Chowder Challenge
This annual 5k or 10k beach walk/run is on hard-packed sand. Fun for the whole family and local clam chowder is served at the awards ceremony. Various Locations [more info]
June 16-18 37th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival
Celebrate this exalted bulb with the faithful throngs who make the annual pilgrimage to the Northwest 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. Wilson Field, Sandridge Rd. [more info]
July 14-16 Clamshell Railroad Days
An annual celebration of the Clamshell Railroad, which ran with tides along the Peninsula for 41 years between 1889 and 1930. Explore Ilwaco's historic Freight Depot and step inside an original Clamshell Railroad passenger car, the Nahcotta. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 Lake St. SE [more info]
July 18-22 SandSations
A sand sculpting extravaganza, culminates with teams (including families and children) transforming plots of sand near the high-tide mark into fantastic and fanciful creations for recognition and prizes. Demonstrations and lessons by master sculptors take place downtown Long Beach for four days preceding the beach competition. Bolstad Beach [more info]
August 20-26 Washington State International Kite Festival
Attracting world-wide kite enthusiasts, this is among the top summer events on the West Coast. Families can take kite flying lessons and workshops while being inspired by internationally renowned flyers, mass ascensions, lighted night flies and more. Bolstad Beach [more info]
September 14-16 Cache Dash Splash IV
Test your geocaching skills while leading families on a treasure hunt all around the Long Beach Peninsula. Various Locations [more info]
October 13-14 One Sky, One World International Kite Fly
One Sky One World, International Kite Fly for Peace is held the second Sunday of October annually, around the globe. Come and fly with us on the Bolstad Approach all weekend. Sign the global register, fly for an hour and receive a special participants pin! Bolstad Beach [more info]
October 13-15 Cranberrian Fair, a Harvest Festival
A celebration of local harvest including all things cranberry. Foods, vendors, craft demonstrations and more will showcase the area's rich heritage. Cranberrian Fair buttons are $5 and cover admission to all events at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 Lake St. SE 360.642.3446 [more info]
November 3-4 6x6 Art Show & Auction
This is the largest fundraiser for exhibition programs of the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Over 60 art objects produced by some of the region's most talented artists will be sold at various auctions and raffles. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 Lake St. SE 360.642.3446 [more info]
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