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 16 – 18Peninsula Quilt Guild Show
April 20 – 21Long Beach Razor Clam Festival
April 28Black 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 5Children’s Loyalty Day Parade, Ilwaco
May 5Blessing of the Fleet, Ilwaco

May 5  September 29

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 25 – 28World’s Longest Garage Sale, Long Beach Peninsula
June – October     Ilwaco Art WalkFirst Fridays – June through October

Ilwaco Art Walk

June 9Waikiki Beach Concert Series
June 16 – 17NW Garlic Festival, Ocean Park
June 23Waikiki 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 7Independence Day Fireworks at the Port  Join us at the Port of Ilwaco for a spectacular fireworks show.


July 14Waikiki Beach Concert Series
July 14 – 15Clamshell Railroad Days, Ilwaco
July 18 – 22Sandsations, Long Beach
July 28Waikiki Beach Concert Series
August 3 – 4OTC Deep Canyon Challenge Tuna Derby, Ilwaco
August 11Waikiki Beach Concert Series
August TBABuoy 10 Fishing
August 11Waikiki Beach Concert
August 20 – 26Washington State Int’l Kite Festival, Long Beach
August 25Waikiki Beach Concert
September 7
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 8 -9Rod Run to the End of the World, Ocean Park
October 12 – 14Water Music Festival, Peninsula-wide
October 13 – 14Cranberrian Fair, Ilwaco
November 23 – 24Peninsula Arts Assoc. Studio Tour, Peninsula-wide
November 24 – 25Holidays at the Beach, Long Beach
December 1Crab Pot Christmas Tree Celebrations, Ilwaco
December 1, 8, 15Saturday Holiday Market, Ilwaco
 December 8Tuba Christmas, Ilwaco
December 31Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean, Long Beach