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.

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February 14 Valentine’s Day
March 1 Summer Online Reservations Begins 
March 14-16 Peninsula Quilt Guild Show
April 26 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 3 Children’s Loyalty Day Parade in Ilwaco
May 3 Blessing of the Fleet
Saturdays, May 3-September 27 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 Halibut Opens  Contact your favorite charter office.
Mid May – June TBA Sturgeon Fishing Opens Contact your favorite charter office. 
May 1 Slow Drag online registration begins
May 23-26 World’s Longest Garage Sale – Long Beach Peninsula
June – TBA Salmon 
June 14 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
June 26 Ilwaco Art Night 5-8PM
July  – September Tuna Fishing Season Contact your favorite charter office.
July 4  Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade, Ocean ParkFireworks on the Beach, Long Beach
July 5 Independence Day Fireworks at the Port  Join us at the Port of Ilwaco for a spectacular fireworks show.  FEEL THE THUNDER!FIRE CRACKER 5K – Walk and run
July 12 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
July 19-20 Clamshell Railroad Days – Ilwaco
July 26 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
July 31 Ilwaco Art Night 5-8PM
August 1-2 OTC Ilwaco Tuna Classic, Ilwaco
August 9 Waikiki Beach Concert
August  TBA Buoy 10 Fishing
August 9 Waikiki Beach Concert Series
August 15-16 Blues and Seafood 
August 17 Jazz & Oysters, Ocean Park
August 18-24 Washington State Int’l Kite Festival, Long Beach
August 23 Waikiki Beach Concert
August 28 Ilwaco Art Night, Ilwaco
September 5 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 6-7 Rod Run to the End of the World, Long Beach
October 11 – 12 Cranberrian Fair- Harvest Festival
October 17-18 Water Music Festival
October 7-8 “Ocian’ n View” Cultural Weekend, Ilwaco
December 6 Lighted Boat Parade & Crab Pot Christmas Tree
December 25 Happy Holidays!
December 31 Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean, Long Beach 
January 1, 2015 Happy New Year!