Discover the Arts!
Peninsula Clay Artists 5th Annual Show & Sale
Mud & Fire is this year’s theme for the Annual Peninsula Clay Artists Show & Sale. Be sure to stop by and view the beautiful works created by local Peninsula Clay Artists at the Artisan (114 Main S.W.) in Ilwaco August 7-17. Take one of their great classes and learn how to create beautiful pieces of art from the masters! There will be 15 separate workshops in the studio and kiln yard. The show will be open 10AM-5PM daily and will be open from 10AM-8PM during its opening reception on Wednesday, August 7 and on Thursday August 15 during Ilwaco Art Night. You will be entertained during the opening reception by the musical talents of Brian O’Connor. Admission is free and you will have the opportunity to see brilliant works by local artists such as Rod Maxwell-Muir, David Campiche, Renee O’Connor, Jan Richardson and many more.
Waikiki Beach Concert Series
Don’t miss the chance to experience LIVE music on the shore of Waikiki Beach at Cape Disappointment State Park before the season is over! The annual concert series is wrapping up its run at the Confluence Project Amphitheater. This summer has featured many talents ranging from Americana, blues, rock, R&B, folk, bluegrass, country and world music. All performances begin at 7PM. Concerts are free but a Discovery Pass is required for your vehicle. Remaining performances are scheduled as follows:
Aug. 10 – Sugarcane (bluegrass, blues, funk, Caribbean)
Aug. 24 – The Ben Rice Band (rockabilly, swamp rock, country)
Beach Belly Dance Festival – Dragon’s Fire 2013
Behold the magic of Belly Dancing! The Painted Lady Lavender Farm in Ilwaco presents the 2nd Annual Beach Belly Dancing Festival. Check out all of the vendors, experience the beautiful art and culture, engage your spirit at the workshops, and let your inner self shine! The festival runs August 10-11 at the Painted Lady Lavender Farm at 1664 Highway 101 in Ilwaco.
Jr. Surf N’ Saddle Rodeo
The Northwest Junior Rodeo Association Surf N’ Saddle Rodeo kicks off on Friday, August 9 with a horse Parade through downtown Long Beach at 6:30PM that loops back to the rodeo grounds. Each morning the day will begin with a hearty Cowboy Breakfast from 7AM-11AM with the Rodeo starting at 10AM. Admission is FREE. The Jr. Rodeo runs August 10-11.
Edible Garden Tour
Come out and explore select local edible gardens throughout the Peninsula and learn the tricks of the trade of how to keep up and produce your own edible garden in our unique climate! Admission to the tour is $7 or 5 cans of food, which will all be donated to local food banks (Children under 16 are free, but must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets are available at Adelaide’s, Jimella & Nanci’s Seafood Market, The Planter Box Nursery, and at the English Garden Nursery. Maps will be provided. The Tour is on Sunday, August 11, and the gardens are open from noon to 5PM.
Ilwaco Art Night
Stroll along the waterfront and view different local galleries as artisans let you take a peek into their studios and keep their galleries open extra late for a night of art, refreshments and fun. Join us from 6-8PM on Thursday, August 15 for Art Night in Ilwaco!
What’s FRESH at the beach?!
With several seasonal markets, fresh local farms, u-pick berry patches and delectable sea farms available all throughout Pacific County – there is always something FRESH at the beach!
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Events on the Horizon
– Columbia Pacific Farmers’ Market – Long Beach, Fridays through October 11, 2013
– Summer Fest – Long Beach, Weekends through September 2, 2013
– Saturday Market at the Port – Ilwaco, Saturdays through September 28, 2013
– Blues and Seafood – Ilwaco, August 16-17, 2013
– Jazz & Oysters – Ocean Park, August 18, 2013
– Washington State International Kite Festival – Long Beach, August 19-25, 2013
– Pacific County Fair – Menlo, August 21-24, 2013