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Astoria Sunday Market
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Outdoor Coastal Markets
Through September 30
Whether you come to shop for fresh, local foods or just to socialize with friends and neighbors, outdoor markets have become a popular summer staple for locals and visitors alike. From Brookings, Oregon to Washington's Long Beach Peninsula, selections may vary, but they all have one important thing in common: community. Outdoor markets provide a public space to connect with the farmers and artisans who bring their goods straight from the fields and workshops and into your shopping bag. After all, there is no better time than summer to eat homegrown food and see what local artisans have in store....[read more]
 
Through July 7 Earth from Space & Space from Home
Earth from Space is a U.S. Geological Survey and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service project that explores how satellite images reveal structures and patterns on the earth's surface that have never been seen before. Space from Home tells the story of Jay Hardin, an amateur astronomer who spent 40 years exploring the skies with his homemade telescopes from his home on the shore of Baker Bay. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum 360.642.3446 [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 3-4 Jake the Alligator Man Birthday Party & Car Show
A wacky annual celebration with live music, a car show, burlesque bachelor party and the infamous Bride of Jake Contest. Various Locations [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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