Long Beach Peninsula Calendar of Events
including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
September 20 Columbia Pacific Farmers Market
Good food and farm crafts can be bought directly from the regions producers, noon-5pm. Veterans Field, 111 3rd. St. SE
September 21 Saturday Market at the Port
Featuring more than 70 vendors along the pedestrian-only Waterfront Way. Find regional produce, wonderful baked goods, a huge selection of local plants and many homemade arts and crafts. Port of Ilwaco, 165 Howerton Ave. [more info]
September 26-29 Wings Over Willapa Bird Festival
Celebrate the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with workshops and expert led outings, crafts and more. Perfect for beginning bird watchers or those with more experience. Various Locations [more info]
September 27 Columbia Pacific Farmers Market
Good food and farm crafts can be bought directly from the regions producers, noon-5pm. Veterans Field, 111 3rd. St. SE
September 28 Saturday Market at the Port
Featuring more than 70 vendors along the pedestrian-only Waterfront Way. Find regional produce, wonderful baked goods, a huge selection of local plants and many homemade arts and crafts. Port of Ilwaco, 165 Howerton Ave. [more info]
September 28 Chinook Oktoberfest
Friends of Chinook School presents its Oktoberfest Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction from 5-9pm. Historic Chinook School, 810 Highway 101 [more info]
October 1-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]
October 4 Ilwaco Art Walk
Art, refreshments and fun from 4-7pm. Various Locations [more info]
October 4-6 Peninsula Arts Association Fall Art Show
The People's Choice Ribbon has the honor of being top award in the show, with visitors handed a ballot to vote for their favorite work. An art raffle, of member and public donated work, benefits the PAA High School Graduate Scholarship Fund and Art Enrichment Program. Long Beach Train Depot, 102 NW 3rd. St. [more info]
October 5 Books at Long Beach
Authors from all over the Pacific Northwest sell, autograph and talk about their published works. The event is free to the public. Authors of all genres are welcomes to participate as a vendor. This is a great way to start your holiday shopping. long Beach Elks, 110 Pacific Ave. 360.642.4421 [more info]
October 11-13 Water Music Festival
This is the 35th anniversary season with fantastic music, from jazz to classical, featuring world class artists in various venues, refreshments offered. Various Locations [more info]
October 12-13 One Sky One World Kite Fly for Peace
Born out of the Cold War, when a kite featuring American and Soviet flags on each side of a globe was presented to Russian officials by an American dignitary. The kite was received as a symbol of global peace and understanding, and the event has been celebrated across the world ever since. Participants can build, buy and fly kites. World Kite Museum, 303 Sid Snder Dr. 360.642.4020 [more info]
October 12-13 Cranberrian Fair
Showcasing the area's cranberry harvest and rich heritage with homemade treats and craft demonstrations. Cranberrian Fair buttons are $5 and cover admission to all events at the Museum. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 Lake St. SE [more info]
October 13 Great Columbia Crossing
An opportunity to walk/run across the longest continuous truss bridge in North America. This 10K offers a scenic adventure on a fairly flat road with one steep incline to the peak of the bridge. Registration is required. Shuttles start at 6:30am and the event begins at 8:45am. Astoria-Meglar Bridge 503.325.6311 [more info]
November 8-10 Columbia-Pacific Fiber Festival
This is a first time festival for all fiber crafts. Classes with lots of demonstrations and items to purchase to get the holiday season rolling. Chautauqua Lodge, 304 14th St NW 360.642.4401
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 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 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 31-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
August 17-23 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]