Long Beach Peninsula Calendar of Events
including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
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December 27-31
During the peak of the winter migration of Gray Whales, 24 of the Coast's best whale watching spots will be staffed by volunteer interpreters during Oregon State Parks' Whale Watch Week, December 27-31. Approximately 20,000 Gray Whales can be seen as they migrate south along the Oregon Coast each December and January and during the peak of the migration, December... [read more]
Through November 15 Wild Mushroom Celebration
Celebrate fabulous fall fungi on the Long Beach Peninsula with the annual Wild Mushroom Celebration's series of events. Chefs, innkeepers and foragers take pride in featuring and celebrating this natural treasure through the fall harvest season. Various Locations [more info]
November 30-December 1 Water Music Society Christmas Concert
Featuring world class musicians in a beautiful, festively decorated environment. Refreshments and a no-host bar including champagne. Inn at Harbour Village, 120 Williams Ave NE [more info]
December 6-7 Crab Pot Christmas Tree Lighting
The world's largest crab pot Christmas tree made with actual crab pots lights up at 5pm sharp, followed by a reading of "A Coastal Christmas" by Lynette McAdams, crabby Christmas caroling and the world's shortest firework display. Dress warm and wear your boots because this holiday tradition happens in all weather. Port of Ilwaco, 165 Howerton Ave. [more info]
December 13-14 Tuba Christmas
This free concert will feature the Astoria Tuba Quartet performing a variety of seasonal selections from 2-4pm. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 Lake St. SE [more info]
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch Week
Visitors come from all over the world to learn about and spot Gray Whales as they migrate south along the Oregon Coast. Oregon State Parks will staff 24 prime watch sites with trained volunteers to help visitors spot whales during this peak time. Various Locations [more info]
December 30-January 1 2020 Fireworks at Midnight
Spectacular fireworks over the Pacific Ocean to ring in the New Year. Gather at the boardwalk 11:45pm-12:15am. Bolstad Beach Approach
February 14-17 2020 23rd Great Backyard Bird Count
Bird watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes and report their sightings online. Various Locations [more info]
March 20-29 2020 Spring Whale Watch
Visitors come from all over the world to learn about and spot Gray Whales as they migrate north along the Oregon Coast. Oregon State Parks will staff 24 prime watch sites with trained volunteers to help visitors spot whales during this peak time. Various Locations [more info]
April 17-18 2020 SOLVE it for Earth Day
Join thousands of volunteers 9am-1pm in this statewide cleanup campaign. More information is available online. Various Locations [more info]
July 7-12 2020 Sandsations
Sandsations features solo master sculptors creating individual works of art over three days, a sand sculpting competition on Saturday and sand sculpting lessons throughout the event. Information on the schedule will be available at www.sandsationslongbeach Long Beach [more info]
August 16-23 2020 Washington State International Kite Festival
Drawing famous kite fliers from all around the world, and tens of thousands awed spectators, many of whom participate in the fun with their own kite flying adventures. This beautiful festival boasts skies ablaze with color, high flying action, and choreographed movement. Bolstad Beach Approach [more info]
September 18-19 2020 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Join thousands of volunteer to clean up coastal beaches and rivers. Various Locations [more info]