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 1Happy New Year!
February 14Valentine’s Day
March 1Summer Online Moorage Reservations only at:
March 15 – 17Peninsula Quilt Guild Show
April 19 – 20Long Beach Razor Clam Festival
April 27Black Lake Fishing Derby  For kids ages 2-14. Free pancake breakfast. Fishing starts at 7am to 11 am. Some fishing poles available (first come, first served). Prizes awarded by age group & aggregate weight (subject to change in time).
May 4Children’s Loyalty Day Parade, Ilwaco    Blessing of the Fleet, Ilwaco
May 18Cape D Triathlon, Ilwaco

May 4  September 28

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  – SeptemberHalibut Opens  Contact your favorite charter office for dates and availability.
May 24 – 27World’s Longest Garage Sale, Long Beach Peninsula
June – October     Ilwaco Art WalkFirst Fridays – June through October

Ilwaco Art Walk

June 8Waikiki Beach Concert Series
June 15-16NW Garlic Festival, Ocean Park
June 22Waikiki Beach Concert Series
July – SeptemberTuna Fishing Season  Contact your favorite charter office.
July 4Old Fasioned 4th of July Parade, Ocean Park

Fireworks on the Beach, Long Beach

 July 6Independence Day Fireworks at the Port  Join us at the Port of Ilwaco for a spectacular fireworks show.


July 13Waikiki Beach Concert Series
July 13 – 14Clamshell Railroad Days, Ilwaco
July 23 – 27Sandsations, Long Beach
July 26-27Deep Canyon Challenge Fishing Tournament, Ilwaco
July 27Waikiki Beach Concert Series
August 10Waikiki Beach Concert Series
August 17-18Bellydance Festival, Ilwaco
August 20-26Washington State International Kite Festival , Long Beach
August 24Waikiki Beach concert
September 2Chinook Arts Festival, Chinook
September 6
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 7- 8Rod Run to the End of the World, Ocean Park
October 11 – 13Water Music Festival, Peninsula-wide
October 12 – 13Cranberrian Fair, Ilwaco
November 29 – November 30Peninsula Arts Assoc. Studio Tour, Peninsula-wide
November 29 – December 1Holidays at the Beach, Long Beach
December 7Crab Pot Christmas Tree Celebrations, Ilwaco
December 8Water Music Society Christmas Concert, Ilwaco
 December 14Tuba Christmas, Ilwaco
December 31Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean, Long Beach