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 1 Happy New Year!
February 14 Valentine’s Day
March 1 Summer Online Moorage Reservations only at:
March 16 – 18 Peninsula Quilt Guild Show
April 20 – 21 Long Beach Razor Clam Festival
April 28 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).
May 5 Children’s Loyalty Day Parade, Ilwaco
May 5 Blessing 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  – September Halibut Opens  Contact your favorite charter office for dates and availability.
May 25 – 28 World’s Longest Garage Sale, Long Beach Peninsula
June – October     Ilwaco Art Walk First Fridays – June through October

Ilwaco Art Walk

June 9 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
June 16 – 17 NW Garlic Festival, Ocean Park
June 23 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
July – September Tuna Fishing Season  Contact your favorite charter office.
July 4 Old Fasioned 4th of July Parade, Ocean Park

Fireworks on the Beach, Long Beach

 July 7 Independence Day Fireworks at the Port  Join us at the Port of Ilwaco for a spectacular fireworks show.


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