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Tall Ships
Through September 25
You've seen them in the movies, tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit several Ports of call along the Pacific Northwest this season. The tall ships offer dockside tours, public sailing excursions and hands-on living history programs. Dressed in 18th century style clothing, the costumed crew is ready to tell tales of life on the high seas. The brig, Lady Washington embodies American maritime history of the late 1700s and early 1800s. She is a traditionally built replica that has appeared in several movies and television shows. Hawaiian Chieftain has a fascinating history originating in Hawaii. She's a swift topsail ketch that has sailed the Atlantic Ocean and visited Tahiti. Those interested in travel experiences may purchase tickets online at historicalseaport.org or call (800) 200-5239. ...[read more]
 
Through July 8 Frances Stilwell: Oregon's Botanical Landscape
An exhibition of 82 paintings by Frances Stilwell representing the native plants of Oregon's eight Ecoregions. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco 360.642.3446 [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 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]
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 15 Water Music Festival: Music in the Garden Tour
Enjoy a lovely summer day touring beautiful coastal gardens from 10am-4pm, see website for tickets and details. Various Locations [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 28-29 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 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 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 24-25 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 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 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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