Clams, Kites, Cranberries, Arts, and Harvest Festivals


Fall Razor Clamming

Keep calm and clam on! A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula on Oct. 7 through Oct. 12, with digging allowed between noon and midnight. The best time to start is an hour or two before low tide and it is recommended you take a lantern for evening digs. October 7-12, 2014


Wild Mushroom Celebration

The Annual Wild Mushroom Celebration continues on the Long Beach Peninsula through November 15. Celebrate the plentiful bounty of Fall as Chefs and innkeepers take pride in featuring and celebrating this natural treasure through the Fall harvest season! Enjoy delicious wild mushrooms offered in many of our local dining establishments. October – November 15, 2014


44th Annual PAA Fall Show & Sale

The Peninsula Arts Association will be presenting the works of over 60 local artists at their 44th Annual Fall Show. Art will be available for purchase. Stop by the Long Beach Train Depot Building located at 3rd North & Pacific Hwy in Long Beach from 10-5pm on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from 10-3pm. October 10-13, 2014


Harvest Festival

It’s finally here! The 2014 Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market HARVEST FESTIVAL! Join us from 3-7 p.m. as we celebrate the end of the market season. The market will be bursting with flavor and tons of activities. The market will also have a various vendors selling fresh, local products. October 10, 2014


Cranberrian Fair

The annual Cranberrian Fair at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco in conjunction with the Cranberry Museum. The Cranberrian Fair runs Sat October 11th through Sun October 12th. The Cranberry Museum will be actively harvesting cranberries and will feature some delicious treats and cranberry themed gifts, along with their famous cranberry ice cream. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn about our world famous crimson berry! October 11-12, 2014


One Sky, One World

The World Kite Museum joins people all over the globe to promote international friendship, peace, cultural exchange, tolerance and understanding for One Sky, One World worldwide kite fly. Join us for this two-day event that is celebrated globally. Grab your kites and head to the beach on Bolstad approach in Long Beach. October 11-12, 2014


Fall Flavors Come to Life on the Long Beach Peninsula


Apple Cider Festival

Join us in Long Beach for the Columbia Pacific Farmers Market from 3 to 7 p.m. on Fridays through October 10. This week’s market will feature an Apple Cider Festival! Complete with a cider press and an apple pie cook off! Enjoy LIVE MUSIC on the BIG STAGE while you shop from our local farmers, ranchers, crafters, and artisans, along with the usual fresh and in season produce. September 26, 2014

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Pacific NW Brew Cup

Stop by the Pacific Northwest Brew Cup in Astoria, OR this weekend and visit our very own, North Jetty Brewing! They will be there, pouring their special brews throughout the Brew Cup! September 26-28, 2014


Saturday Market

Be sure to take a walk along the Ilwaco Marina for the LAST Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco of the season! Shop along the marina from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy delicious food and take home some beautiful plants, fresh produce, seafood, and arts and crafts. September 27, 2014


WA State Parks FREE Day

In honor of National Public Lands Day, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. September 27, 2014

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Wonders of Willapa

Join us Saturday at 6 p.m. at Tarlatt Slough, and listen to the night at the Wonders of Willapa. Bring your friends and family with flashlights and binoculars to hike the Tarlatt trail. Along the way meet experts from the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge; learn about local history from the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum; meet Aaron Webster as he presents “Large Mammals; Black Bear, Elk and Deer;” talk to bird migration specialist Ben Welton, the Burd Nurd, as he presents Meals of Mud along with several exceptional bird mounts; and view the night sky with Bob Duke’s powerful telescope and see our galaxy as you have never seen it before. September 27, 2014


Reel in the Final Days of Summer!


Sensational Salmon

Ocean Salmon fishing will close at the end of the day Sunday off Ilwaco (Marine Area 1). Columbia River fishing will remain open through the duration of the season. Check with WDFW for all current regulations and rules. Book a Charter Fishing Trip!


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. This week’s theme is “Fit as a Fiddle.” Come explore nutrition and learn new winter recipes! Friday, September 19


Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco

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.   Saturday, September 20


Willapa Bay Oyster Screening & Discussion

Come learn about the Oyster industry! The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, will host a screening and discussion of documentary filmmaker Keith A. Cox’s “Willapa Bay Oysters”  from 4pm to 6pm. Following the screening, Cox will lead a discussion with local oystermen. Saturday, September 20


We’re Still Here

The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum latest show “We’re Still Here – The Survival of Washington Indians” will be available until September 28. 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


We’ve Got the Blues, Jazz, Seafood & Oysters too!

Make a weekend out of it! Start off with Blues and Seafood at the Port of Ilwaco and then head north for Jazz & Oysters in Ocean Park

BS Blues and Seafood

Ilwaco’s Blues and Seafood event is sure to please with an exciting lineup of Blues artists! This year’s event features Billy D and the Hoodoos to kick off Friday Night’s All Star Jam at 5PM. Friday’s lineup will also include Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band, followed by Albert Cummings to wrap up the nights’ entertainment. Doors open at 4:30.

Saturday kicks off with Blind Wolf, followed by North Coast Blues, who will be bringing the Cadillac Horns along to help blow the roof off. Franco Paletta & the Stingers will follow, and the original NW Boogie Cat, Norman Sylvester, is back by popular demand and promises to have everyone up and on their feet, dancing the night away! Saturday wraps up this awesome event with The Heartbreakers, featuring a terrific line up of the Northwest’s greatest female blues singers. On Saturday, doors open at 12:30 with music starting at 1PM.

Delight your palate with local seafood, regional microbrews and wines, and barbecued oysters fresh from our very own Willapa Bay. Head down to the Port of Ilwaco, August 15 & 16, 2014 and enjoy two days of live Blues! Tickets may be purchased online, at the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau, or at the event. Tickets are $15 for Friday night and $25 for all day Saturday. Two-day tickets for Friday & Saturday are $35. Blues and Seafood is partnering with Jazz & Oysters to offer a special combination ticket for $55.

JOJazz & Oysters

What pairs well with Blues and Seafood? Jazz & Oysters of course! This year’s lineup includes Cherie Blues, a Seattle-based band whose tastes run from jazz, blues, and R&B to swing and standards. The Cory Weeds Quartet is bound to keep toes tapping to jazz rhythms as they will also be featured in this years’ show. The annual event rounds up a great weekend of live music, seafood and culture on the Peninsula! Bring your lawn chair or blanket, some sunscreen and join other jazz fans for a day of great music and fabulous food complete with local oysters, desserts, drinks, and an array of sausages and other tasty tidbits. The festivities are from 12-5:30PM at Wilson Field in Ocean Park, August 17, 2014. Tickets are available online and  at the event. $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 10-18, children under age 6 are free. Active Duty Military and their dependents get in free.

Blues and Seafood, Jazz & Oysters Combo Tickets:
Enjoy all that Blues and Seafood and Jazz & Oysters have to offer! Come and enjoy a great weekend of music, food, and fun on the Long Beach Peninsula. You can purchase tickets for each event separately OR you may purchase a combination ticket for  a full weekend package that includes Friday and Saturday at Blues and Seafood in Ilwaco and Sunday at Jazz & Oysters in Ocean Park for only $55.

Events on the Horizon

Columbia Pacific Farmers’ Market – Long Beach, Fridays through October 10
Summer Fest – Long Beach,  Weekends through September 1
Saturday Market at the Port – Ilwaco, Saturdays through September 27
Washington State International Kite Festival – Long Beach, August 18-24
Pacific County Fair – Menlo, August 20-23
Waikiki Beach Concert Series – Ilwaco, August 23