Calendar of Events

In Ilwaco and our neighboring communities there is an almost steady stream of fun, interesting, informative and, sometimes, challenging events. From Tall Ships to Cranberry Days. and Tuna Classic to the Slow Drags.  Plan your next vacation around some of our Columbia Pacific Regional events. Visitors are always welcomed.

All dates are subject to change.

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Bonus Chinook Salmon: Hatchery Chinook

 January Happy New Year!
February 14 Valentine’s Day
March 1 Summer Online Reservations Begins 
March 20-22 Peninsula Quilt Guild Show
April 25 Black Lake Fishing Derby For kids ages 1-14. Free pancake breakfast 7AM; fishing starts at 10:30. Some fishing poles available (first come, first served). Prizes awarded by age group & aggregate weight. (Subject to change in time)
May 2 Children’s Loyalty Day Parade in Ilwaco
May 2 Blessing of the Fleet
Saturdays, May 2-September 26 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! 10am – 4 pm
May 1 – September Halibut Opens  Contact your favorite charter office.  Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday’s only
Mid May – July 30 Sturgeon Fishing Opens Contact your favorite charter office.                   Catch and release only.
May 30 – June 12 Bonus Chinook Salmon:  Hatchery Chinook
May 23-25 World’s Longest Garage Sale – Long Beach Peninsula
June – September Salmon  – 2 fish limit, one of which can be a chinook
June 13 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
July  – September Tuna Fishing Season Contact your favorite charter office.
July 3 Independence Day Fireworks at the Port  Join us at the Port of Ilwaco for a spectacular fireworks show. 
July 4 Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade, Ocean Park                 Fireworks on the Beach, Long Beach


July 11 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
July 18-19 Clamshell Railroad Days – Ilwaco
July 18 Sandsations – Long Beach
July 25 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
August 1-2 OTC Ilwaco Tuna Classic, Ilwaco
August 8 Waikiki Beach Concert
August  TBA Buoy 10 Fishing
August 9 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
August 14-15 Blues and Seafood  Ilwaco
August 16 Jazz & Oysters, Ocean Park
August 17-23 Washington State Int’l Kite Festival, Long Beach
August 22 Waikiki Beach Concert
September 11 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 12-13 Rod Run to the End of the World, Long Beach
October 9-10 Water Music Festival
October 10-11 Cranberrian Fair – Ilwaco
November 6-7 “Ocian’ n View” Cultural Weekend, Ilwaco
December 5 Lighted Boat Parade & Crab Pot Christmas Tree
December 25 Happy Holidays!
December 31 Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean, Long Beach 
January 1, 2016 Happy New Year!