In Ilwaco, and our neighboring communities, there is a steady stream of fun, interesting, informative and sometimes challenging events. From Tall Ships to Cranberry Days and Tuna Classic to the Slow Drag, plan your next vacation around our Columbia Pacific Regional events! Visitors are always welcomed.
All dates are subject to change.
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January Happy New Year!
February 14 Valentine’s Day
March 1 Summer Online Moorage Reservations Begin
March 18-20 Peninsula Quilt Guild Show
April 30 Black Lake Fishing Derby  For kids ages 1-14. Free pancake breakfast at 7 am; fishing starts at 10:30 am. Some fishing poles available (first come, first served). Prizes awarded by age group & aggregate weight (subject to change in time).
April 30 Children’s Loyalty Day Parade, Ilwaco
April 30 Blessing of the Fleet, Ilwaco

April 30 September 24

Saturday Market at the Port  A weekly Saturday Market with vendors selling arts, crafts, housewares, plants, foods, hand-sewn items, beauty makeovers, weekly entertainment & more! 10 am – 4 pm
May  – September Halibut Opens  Contact your favorite charter office for dates and availability.
Mid May – July 30 Sturgeon Fishing Opens  Contact your favorite charter office. Catch and release only.
May 27 – 30 World’s Longest Garage Sale, Long Beach Peninsula
June 2 – 7   Tall Ships, Port of Ilwaco
June 11 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
June 18 – 19 NW Garlic Festival, Ocean Park
July – September Tuna Fishing Season  Contact your favorite charter office.
July 2 Independence Day Fireworks at the Port  Join us at the Port of Ilwaco for a spectacular fireworks show.


July 4 Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade, Ocean Park

Fireworks on the Beach, Long Beach

July 9 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
July 16 – 17 Clamshell Railroad Days, Ilwaco
July 20 – 23 Sandsations, Long Beach
July 23 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
July 29 – 30 OTC Deep Canyon Challenge Tuna Derby, Ilwaco
August 13 Waikiki Beach Concert Series

Jazz & Oysters, Ocean Park

August TBA Buoy 10 Fishing
August 15 – 21 Washington State Int’l Kite Festival, Long Beach
August 27 Waikiki Beach Concert
September 9
Slow Drag at the Port  Kick off the weekend with this slow-paced competition at the Port of Ilwaco. See rules under new posts.
September 10 -11 Rod Run to the End of the World, Ocean Park
September 23 – 24 Blues and Seafood,  Ilwaco
October 8 – 9  Cranberrian Fair, Ilwaco
October 14 – 15 Water Music Festival, Peninsula-wide
November 11 – 12 “Ocian’ n View” Cultural Weekend, Ilwaco
November 25 – 26 Peninsula Arts Assoc. Studio Tour, Peninsula-wide
November 25 – 27 Holidays at the Beach, Long Beach
December 3 Crab Pot Christmas Tree, Ilwaco
December 10 Tuba Christmas, Ilwaco
December 11 Watermusic Festival Christmas Concert, Ilwaco
December 31 Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean, Long Beach