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Outdoor Markets
Through October 30
Meet the artisans, farmers and craftsman who bring their goods straight from the fields and workshops and into your shopping bag. Here's out list of some open-air markets in coastal Oregon and Washington....[read more]
Through September 28 Special Traveling Exhibition
Organized by the Washington State Heritage Center, We're Still Here: The survival of Washington Indians is a special traveling exhibit. Included are displays of rare images and colorful artifacts that tell compelling and personal stories of Native Americans. In addition, the museum will also present an installation of paintings, drawings and carvings by Charles Funk, whose work draws upon the long history of the Chinook Tribe and their important and continued presence in our community. There will be an opening reception with the artist Friday August 1st from 5-7pm. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum 360.642.3446 [more info]
Through September 1 Chinook Arts Festival
Juried arts & crafts featuring blown glass, stained glass, photography, jewelry, painting, pottery, wood sculpture and more. Saturday and Sunday: 9:30am – 5:30pm; Monday: 9:30am – 3pm. Hwy 101 & W Olympia St 800.451.2545 or 360.642.2400 [more info]
Through September 1 SummerFest
Free family friendly entertainment and activities for the public. Music in the gazebo, horse and wagon rides, balloon artistry, art in the park, make and take crafts, Mother Goose & Friends, appearances by Smokey the Bear and much more! Saturday: Noon- 5pm; Sunday and Monday: 11am-4pm. Downtown Long Beach, WA 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
September 5 Slow Drag at the Port
Hot Rods line up to compete in a coasting competition. Cars have approximately 15 feet in which to accelerate and then coast for 200 yards. To win, a car must cross the finish line and stop closest to the line. Trophies and gift certificates awarded. 4:00pm – 7:00 pm Port of Ilwaco 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400
September 6-7 Rod Run to the End of the World
This annual classic car show features thousands of automobiles, from Model As to the muscle cars of the 60s and 70s. Main events are held at Wilson Field, but the cars will be seen all over the Peninsula. No alcohol or pets at event. Sept 6: 8:00am – 5:00pm and Sept 7: 8:00am – 4:00pm 25815 Sandridge Road 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400 [more info]
September 13 Discovery Trail - Half Marathon Run
Event is 9:00am until noon. Run or walk, course is certified and chip timed. See website for registration and further information. Bolstad Beach Approach 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400 [more info]
September 20 Cape Disappointment Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon
This challenging event includes a swim in Black Lake, cycling on the Discovery Trail and running on the Black Lake Trail system. Event is from 9am until noon. Discovery Trail 360.642.2400 or 800.451.2542
September 27 Oktoberfest at NW Carriage Museum
Celebrate the fall season, enjoy German beer and wine, full bratwurst dinner and fabulous music while supporting the beautiful NW Carriage Museum. NW Carriage Museum, 314 Alder Street 360.942.4150 [more info]
October 1-November 15 Wild Mushroom Celebration
The Long Beach Peninsula is host to a variety of delectable wild mushrooms. Each Fall, local restaurateurs and Bed and Breakfast owners delight patrons and guests with special dinners/classes celebrating the harvest. See website for more information. various locations on the Long Beach Peninsua 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400 [more info]
October 10-13 Peninsula Arts Association 44th Annual Fall Art Show
Fifty artists exhibit in a grouping of five categories, including peoples choice. Friday and Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm with a reception from 3:00-5:00pm. Long Beach Depot Building, 3 North & Pacific Hwy 360.665.6041 [more info]
October 11-12 One Sky, One World Kite Fly For Peace
The World Kite Museum joins people all over the globe to promote international friendship and peace. Participants can bring homemade kites or purchased ones; those who wish can make a kite at event headquarters. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, call or visit website for further information. Sid Snyder Drive SW Beach Approach, Long Beach 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400 [more info]
October 11-12 Grayland Cranberry Harvest Festival
Bog tours, Cranberry cook off, and firelight parade, call for further information. various locations 800.345.6223
October 11-12 Cranberrian Fair
An opportunity to share in the heritage of the century-old cranberry harvest on the Long Beach Peninsula, during the peak of harvest season. See website for details. Ilwaco and Long Beach 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400 [more info]
October 17-18 Water Music Festival
Celebrating our 30th Anniversary with a series of wonderful concerts in intimate venues. A portion of our proceeds go to local school music programs. Call or see website for further information. Various locations on the Long Beach Peninsula 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400 [more info]
October 31-November 2 Cribbage Tournament
Cribbage tournament sanctioned by the American Cribbage Congress (ACC). Starts Friday night with doubles & singles play, 3:00pm–10:00pm. Saturday is the 22-game main tournament. Play- offs on Sunday. Saturday night 9-game tour, 9:00am–10:00pm . Sunday is a 9-game tour with playoffs, 8:00am-5:00pm. 304 14th St N 800.451.2542 or 360.642.2400 [more info]
November 7-8 Ocian in View Cultural Weekend
A legacy of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration, 'Ocian in View' presents programs and tours that illuminate history at the mouth of the Columbia River. See website for further information. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum,15 SE Lake St., Ilwaco,WA [more info]
November 11 FREE Admission to WA State Parks
In honor of Veteran's Day, all Washington State Parks will have free admission. Cape Disappointment State Park 360.642.2400 or 800.451.2542
November 28-29 Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour
Visitors are invited to tour local artists' studios from10am-5pm. See website or call for further information. Various locations on the Long Beach Peninsula 360.6665.6041 [more info]
December 6 Crab Pot Christmas Tree and Lighted Boat Parade
Boat parade from Port of Ilwaco to Cape Disappointment and back. Open to all boats. Parade starts at 6pm following the lighting of the Crab Pot Christmas Tree, weather permitting. Port of Ilwaco 360.642.2400 or 800.451.2542
December 31 Fireworks over the Ocean
At midnight, five minutes of fireworks over the Pacific Ocean. Boardwalk 360.642.2400 or 800.451.2542
August 17-23 2015 Washington State International Kite Festival
An annual kite celebration and competition drawing kite enthusiasts worldwide. Long Beach, WA [more info]
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