Spring Event Guide
Head to the Washington coast to celebrate spring PNW-style. The Long Beach Peninsula and Pacific County have an array of springtime traditions, from the famous Razor Clam Festival to colorful art shows. Find the perfect place to stay and mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss these annual favorites!
Celebrate time, space and the unknown during this three day art event! Originally founded by Portland artists, Spaceness has been taking over the Sou’wester Lodge for the past four years. The event is free and open to the public.
The Sou’wester is booked up for this event. Stay at other nearby lodging options for this mind-expanding event!
Peninsula Quilt Guild Quilt Show
Art and functionality comes together during the Peninsula Quilt Guild‘s annual exhibition at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Over 100 quilts will be on display, all created by local fabric artists. Members of the Quilt Guild will be hosting demonstrations as well.
Admission is free, but you can purchase $1.00 raffle tickets for a chance to win this year’s prize quilt. This year’s quilt is called “Beach Garden” (pictured). It isn’t necessary to be present to win, so drop by for a colorful afternoon!
Coastal Celtic Music Festival
The peninsula’s first ever Coastal Celtic Music Festival is the perfect chance to put a little “spring” in your step! Ten artists will rotate between four venues throughout this three day event. Enjoy drinks, food, and vendors as you go.
Rhododendrons in Bloom
These bright spring beauties can be found throughout the peninsula but are especially thick in the historic village of Seaview. Many of these plants are decades old and as tall as houses.
Any springtime walk through the peninsula’s villages will reward you with vibrant colors! (Tip: Don’t forget to wander down to Oysterville too.)
Peninsula Arts Association Spring Arts Show
The Peninsula Arts Association hosts their spring show in the Long Beach Train Depot. Artists enter their work into the show for purchase, and spectators can vote on their favorite pieces for the People’s Choice Award! Lives art demos take place throughout the weekend.
Long Beach Razor Clam Festival
The Long Beach Razor Clam Festival is a tradition dating back to the 40s. Take clam digging lessons, try clam fritters, enter the chowder competition, and don’t forget to visit the giant frying pan and spitting razor clam sculpture!
Calling all voluntourists! Stay an extra day and show the beach some love during the Community Beach Cleanup on Sunday. It’s a great way to celebrate Earth Day too.
Black Lake Fishing Derby – Just for Kids!
The 27th annual Black Lake Fishing Derby is a free fishing competition for kids! The lake is stocked with trout for the event. Win prizes, eat pancakes, enjoy delicious hot chocolate, and more. Register on the City of Ilwaco’s website. Participants get a free t-shirt to commemorate the event.
Tokeland North Cove Art & Studio Tour
Dozens of artists open their studio doors during this annual art event! Begin at the Tokeland Hotel and explore this peaceful area in north Pacific County as you meet local artists.
Check out more events happening in Tokeland in 2019. From an Irish festival to a Dog Days weekend celebrating our four-legged friends, these coastal communities have an exciting year ahead.
Loyalty Days Weekend
The weekend kicks off the Ilwaco Children’s parade! Kids and their families decorate their bikes, dress up in costumes, create floats, and march their way from downtown Ilwaco to the Saturday Market’s opening day.
Afterward is a bittersweet local tradition for our hardworking fishing port village, the Blessing of the Fleet. Check in with a local charter for a free boat ride. Boats leave at 3 p.m.
The Loyalty Days Grand Parade follows on the 5th through downtown Long Beach. It’s the longest consecutively run Loyalty Days Parade in the nation.
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