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!
Coastal Celtic Music Festival
The peninsula’s second annual Coastal Celtic Music Festival is the perfect chance to put a little “spring” in your step! Over a dozen artists will perform at four venues throughout this three day event. Enjoy drinks, food, and vendors as you go.
Tickets are available here.
Sou’wester Arts Week
Artists and art collectives will be taking over Sou’wester for a week of residency work. The public is invited to their open houses and performances throughout the event.
They will be highlighting the “experiential nature of the Sou’wester Residency Program”, which means you’ll have the chance to interact with artists at work!
View the schedule and learn more here!
25th Annual 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!
Long Beach Mermaid Parade
March 28, 9 am – 1 pm
A new Long Beach tradition, the Long Beach Mermaid Parade kicks off its first year. The parade will begin at the Bolstad Beach Approach and end at the Mermaid Sandcastle. The event is open to the public and family-friendly.
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.
Black Lake Fishing Derby – Just for Kids!
The 28th 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. Registration will open soon 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 oyster festival to a turkey trot, these coastal communities have an exciting year ahead.
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