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The world’s largest crab pot Christmas tree made from real live crab pots. This festive event is held annually on the first Saturday of December at the Port of Ilwaco. The tree lighting is at 5 pm sharp, followed by a reading of “A Coastal Christmas” by Lynette McAdams, crabby Christmas caroling and the world’s shortest firework display. This year’s event will pay tribute to the local crabbing fleet. After the lighting, visit participating businesses along the waterfront at the…Find out more »
The Water Music Society's annual Christmas Concert, featuring world class musicians in a beautiful, festively decorated environment. Refreshments and a no-host bar including champagne. The perfect way to start the holiday season! A portion of all proceeds goes to assist the local school music programs! Find Lodging Discover More to Do Maps & GuidesFind out more »
Enjoy some rich sounds-of-the-season at the annual Tuba Christmas concert. This free concert will feature the Astoria Tuba Quartet, who will perform a variety of seasonal selections, jazz arrangements, and a polka or two at this family-friendly event. Sponsored by the Ilwaco Merchants Association, this concert is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Find Lodging Discover More to Do Maps & GuidesFind out more »
Step into local bed and breakfasts and enjoy the holiday splendor of these local lodgings. Bed and breakfasts are celebrated for their originality and personality, and this event shows off both. Donations of a can of food are requested and will be given to the local food bank. 2018's B&B Open House includes: Boreas Inn China Beach Retreat Charles Nelson House Find Lodging Discover More to Do Maps & GuidesFind out more »
Spectacular fireworks over the Pacific Ocean to ring in the New Year! Gather at the boardwalk at the Bolstad Beach Approach. Bring a blanket and perhaps some hot chocolate.Find out more »
Celebrate the abundance of the Pacific Northwest this January! Our restaurants take great pride in featuring dishes created from scratch every day. They often feature locally and regionally sourced ingredients, so you’re sure to eat the freshest cuisine possible. When you use our promo code, DMD2019, you can enjoy a 3-course meal for just $33. The promo code is valid Sundays through Thursdays throughout the month of January. Not only is the Long Beach Peninsula a perfect place to get away and experience great…Find out more »
The Ilwaco Sports Boosters crab feed helps support the Ilwaco High School Athletics teams. The price of crab dictates the price of the dinners, but typically are about $18.00 for a one crab dinner. The dinner includes crab, coleslaw and french bread. Find Lodging Discover More to Do Maps & GuidesFind out more »
The longest running indoor kite festival in North America returns. The event includes performances, competitions, and workshops!Find out more »
The Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizes three Beach Clean Up Days annually. Hundreds of locals and visitors gather to clean 28 miles of beach.Find out more »