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


Get Ready for the 34th Annual Washington State International Kite Festival

2014WSIKFposterLet out a little more string on your kite! 

The Washington State International Kite Festival is a week-long kite celebration and competition held annually during the third full week of August. Starting on Monday and ending on Sunday, this beautiful festival boasts skies ablaze with color, high flying action and choreographed movement.

Washington’s Kite Festival draws famous kite fliers from all around the world, and tens of thousands awed spectators, many of whom participate in the fun with their own kite flying adventures.

This week not only features kites, but also attracts many vendors offering interesting and tasty treats and treasures. Friday night features lighted kites and a beautiful display of fireworks.


Here is this week’s lineup of events:

Monday – Kite Trains – Arches – Multi-Line Stacks, & Fighter Kites. Watch the kite trains disappear into the clouds!

Tuesday – Terrific Territories, Totally Tubular, Individual and Team Rokkaku Battles. Experience the thrill of kites battling to knock each other out of the sky!

WednesdayPaint me Patriotic, today is Children’s and Senior’s Day! Enjoy the plethora of activities and camps for kids and get out on the flying field and celebrate the 10th Annual Foster Grandparent Fun Fly!

ThursdayHandcrafted Comprehensive Competition, Water Creatures in the Sky Mega Fly! Following tradition, a tribute fly is held annually to recognize the contributions of kite makers that have had an impact in the Northwest. Join in on the Pennell Tribute Fly!

FridaySport Kite Events, Mass Ascensions #1 – Deltas & Derivatives, Junior Dual Control Competition, Mass Ascension #2 – Cellular Kites, Mystery Ballet, Lighted Kite Night Fly, and FIREWORKS!!! The fireworks will start shortly after the Lighted Kite Night Fly, around 9:45PM. Enjoy the beautiful display as the fireworks light up the night sky!

Saturday – Sport Kite Events, Cody Kite Fly, Teddy Bear Drop, Parade of Colors,  Rokkaku Challenge, Children’s Kite Making, and Mass Ascension #3 of Flat and Bowed Kites. World Record Attempt TODAY!

Sunday -Sport Kite Events, Memorial Fly, Mass Ascension #4 – Sparless Soft Kites, Hot Tricks. The Memorial Fly is an event open to all – fly your kite in remembrance of those lost in the past year.

Among all the kites, colors, and great people, delight your palate with delicious fair-style foods, and have fun walking along the vendors that line the Bolstad Beach Approach.

Be sure to explore the beautiful and fascinating history of kiting at the ever popular World Kite Museum!