Head to Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula for Endless Summer FUN!


OTC – Deep Canyon Challenge

This year’s Oregon Tuna Classic – Deep Canyon Challenge will feature TWO FULL DAYS OF FISHING. Fishing begins at 7:30AM on Friday, August 1, with a required check-in time by 4:00PM. Friday night there will be a mandatory 7:00 PM Captains meeting at the Port of Ilwaco. Saturday starts early with a 6:00AM shot gun start just across the Columbia River bar with a required check-in time by 5:00PM. The fun continues Saturday evening with a huge BBQ, auction, and the final results of the weekends’ activities. August 1-2


Columbia Pacific Farmers’ Market

Be sure to stop by the Friday Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach from 3-7PM on Fridays through October 10. Come see what’s fresh at the Market located at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach. This week’s theme is “Frankenfoods,” come learn about GMOs! Fridays, August 2


Jake’s 75th Birthday

The 8th Annual Jake the Alligator Man Celebration kicks off with his annual Bachelor Party and Burlesque show Friday, August 1. Doors open at 6PM at the Elks in downtown Long Beach, this is a show for the 21 and older crowd. There is a $10 cover and dinner and drinks will be available for purchase. Expect to have a great time and enjoy the live music and entertainment to the theme of Fiesta! Enjoy Jake’s Birthday Celebration on Saturday August 2. All ages are invited to celebrate Jake with the annual Car Show kicking off the days festivities at 11AM in downtown LongBeach. There will be many live bans and performances through out the day, a police escorted Birthday Cake Parade, and of course the annual Bride of Jake Pinup Contest! August 1-2


Willapa Harbor Festival

Willapa Harbor Festival Kicks off on August 1 and goes through Sunday August 3 in Raymond. Don’t miss this action packed weekend along the beautiful Willapa Bay where you can find tons of family friendly activities for everyone! From Bands and brews, to a tasty chowder cook off, a quilt show, a champagne brunch, and even kayak and softball fun! August 1-3


Race Against Violence 5k

Hit the sand running! Enjoy a beautiful 5k walk or run on our beautiful hard packed, white sand beaches for the annual Domestic Violence Awareness Project’s Race Against Violence. The race begins on Saturday, August 2 at 10AM on the Bolstad Beach Approach in Long Beach. Runners will have a chance to win one of four trophies for both male and female finishers. Come out and enjoy the fun and support a great cause! August 2


Saturday Market at the Port

Head to the Port of Ilwaco for Saturay Market at the Port! Stroll along the beautiful waterfront, take in the sights and sounds of this busy market and take home some delicious treats, fresh flowers and veggies. Check out local art galleries and book a Charter Fishing Trip while you are there! August 2


Weekend Market on the Docks

The popular Sunday Market on the Dock in South Bend has expanded to include both Saturday and Sunday! This great farmers’ market features arts & crafts, jewelry, fabulous entertainment and delicious food! The Weekend Market is open on weekends through Labor Day! August 1-2


Fiddler on the Roof

The reviews are in and the PAPA Theater’s rendition of Fiddler on the Roof is a hit! Don’t miss your chance to see the show performed at the Fort Columbia State Park Theater on weekends through August 10. Friday & Saturday shows begin at 7pm and Sunday shows at 2pm. A Discover Pass is not required to attend this show. August 1-3, 8-10


 We’re Still Here

The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco is proud to announce the opening of their latest show “We’re Still Here – The Survival of Washington Indians.” Come learn the fascinating and continuing story of Native American people in Washington. Rare images and colorful artifacts will tell the compelling history and personal stories. An installation of paintings, drawings, and carvings will also be on display that draws upon long, local history of the Chinook Tribe and their important presence within our community.  Through September 28

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