Summer Event Guide 2022 for the LBP and Pacific County

May 31, 2022 | Summer, Events, Family Fun, Featured

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The coast is calling and it’s telling you to head to the Washington Coast. Are you ready for a summer break? Looking for some unforgettable experiences? The Long Beach Peninsula and Pacific County have an array of summer events for everyone! Find the perfect place to stay and mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss these annual favorites!

 

Saturday Market Port of Ilwaco

May 7th-September 24th 

This market features vendors along the pedestrian-only Waterfront Way overlooking the Port of Ilwaco Marina and Baker Bay. Find regional produce, wonderful baked goods, a huge selection of local plants, and many homemade arts and crafts.

farmers market

Waikiki Beach Concert Series

June 25th-Aug 27th 

Every other Saturday from June through August the Waikiki Beach Concert Series at Cape Disappointment State Park features performances from renowned musicians, Situated in an outdoor amphitheater, the scenery is spectacular. From 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Waikiki Beach Concert

Columbia Pacific Farmers Market (Long Beach)

June 3rd – Sept 23rd 

Every Friday all summer long you can treat yourself to the freshest fruit and produce in the Pacific Northwest: berries, organic veggies, apples, honey, and all kinds of wonderful freshly made or grown products. This market will operate in downtown Long Beach at Veteran’s Field, Friday’s 12 pm to 5 pm. 

Farmers market

Ilwaco Art Walk

June 3rd-September 3rd

First Friday of each month, June through September. Art, refreshments, and fun! Meet local artists and business owners and perhaps take home a masterpiece of your own.

Ilwaco Art Walk

Beach to Chowder Run

June 4th

Join us for the 45th Running of the Beach to Chowder 5K & 10K on Saturday, June 4th. Come to the beautiful Long Beach Peninsula and enjoy this amazing run. Run/Walk on the hardpack sand along the surf.  10K runners will enjoy part of the Beautiful Discovery Trail.

Race on the beach

Oysterville Spring Garden Tour 

July 9th 

Beautiful gardens – wonderful music – inspiring artists! Enjoy a lovely summer’s day touring the beautiful coastal gardens of the Long Beach Peninsula.

Historic Oysterville School

Sandsations

July 19th-24th

This event features sand sculpting competitions for all skill levels, lessons from the pros, and demonstrations. Pull a team together and enjoy impressive sand sculptures created by talented artists.

Sandsations photo by Robyn Unruh

Long Beach Rodeo (Long Beach)

July 30th-31st 

Now 75 years old, the Long Beach Rodeo is a Peninsula classic loved by coastal cowboys. Enjoy the usual rodeo fare like saddle bronc, bareback and bull riding, barrel racing, and steer wrestling, as well as team, calf, and breakaway roping.

Long Beach Rodeo photo by Sharon Feakes

Willapa Harbor Festival (Raymond)

August 5th-7th

Bands, parades, vendors, a flea market, homebrew contest, kids entertainment, and more make the Willapa Harbor Festival a Raymond tradition. Celebrate life on the Willapa during the first weekend in August.

Long Beach Rodeo photo by Sharon Feakes

Woodfest (Tokeland)

August 6th-7th

See woodcarvers, wood crafters, and other artists at work during this family-friendly event that features music and food vendors. A variety of wood artists, from whittlers to chainsaw artists, participate in this annual event.

Woodfest Event in Tokeland

Washington State International Kite Festival

August 15th-21st

Seven days of kite-flying fun. Competitions, kite-making, demonstrations, and special guest flyers from around the country and world. Catch indoor kiting events Wednesday-Friday. The Bolstad Beach Approach is lined with food and clothing vendors and the beach is packed with kite flyers. The eye candy gets better every year!

Washington State International Kite Festival

Pacific County Fair (Menlo)

August 24th-27th

Now in its 126th year, the Pacific County Fair offers a classic county fair experience — enjoy everything from carnival rides and tasty treats to livestock shows and live music. Great for families, friends, locals, and visitors. Enjoy a slice of Pacific County life.

Pacific County Fair

Slow Drag at the Port of Ilwaco

September 9th

The most fun you can have on four wheels! This coasting competition is something you have to see to understand. Bring your chair and watch classic cars, rat rods, unique vehicles, and themed cars coast their way to the finish line. Free to watch!

Ilwaco Slow Drag

Rod Run to the End of the World 

September 10th-11th

From Model Ts to muscle cars, the Rod Run to the End of the World features acres of automobiles and plenty of chrome eye candy.  Enjoy food, craft vendors, and a swap meet.

Antique cars
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