LONG BEACH PENINSULA
Windless Kite Festival - Indoor tricks, synchronized pairs, and musical accompaniments are among the captivating competition this indoor event.
Jan 16 - 17
Sandsations Whether novice or expert, dig in for tons of sandy beach fun at the sandcastle competition in
Long Beach. Free sculpting lessons, pet parade, beach bonfire and more.
Washington State International Kite Festival - held annually on the
Long Beach Peninsula. Events, links to local attractions, pictures and information on flyers from past years. Aug
Art Walk Festival
Galleries, antique stores and other shops line the waterfront with artists’ works. Sept 11
One World, One Sky Kite Carnival - Locations around the world including
Long Beach, October
Cranberrian Fair - Enjoy area bog tours and events at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum including food, entertainment, crafts and more.
Ilwaco and Long Beach Peninsula, October
Water Music Festival - Musical performances at various locations from
Ilwaco to Oysterville, October
Ocean Park at the opposite end of the Peninsula.
at the End of the World
Seafood Festival - Featuring Willapa Bay's signature oysters, even includes live music, oyster shucking contests and plenty of Pacific Northwest seafood.
NW Garlic Festival
Ocean Park combines the flavor of garlic
with the flavors of the sea. Features 80 food and craft vendors,
entertainment, the Doggie Olympics and more. June
Windriders Kite Festival - Demonstrations, flying lessons, kite building workshps, and art show on Saturday. July
Cranberry Harvest - Bog tours, Cranberry cook off, and firelight parade in
Shorebird Festival - celebrates the arrival of the shorebirds with lectures, speakers, Fun Fair for the whole family, shorebird viewing at the Wildlife Refuge, Birder’s Bazaar, "Run for the Birds" an auction/dinner on Saturday evening.
Hoquiam RiverFest - street fair, entertainment, fun and games for kids and adults July
Bluegrass Festival - 5 bands perform at the Stadium on Fri & Sat, gospel performance Sun morning.
Loggers Playday 46th Annual Event kicks off with Rotary Pancake breakfast, parade at noon, salmon bake at 2:00 and Loggers Show at 6:00.
Whale of a Quilt Show -
Boutique vendors, handmade quilts, demonstrations, and quilted items. Free Admission
Dixieland Jazz Festival brings bands from around the U.S.at five venues throughout
Admission charged. Nov
and Sawdust Festival - Teams of master sand
sculptors, amateurs and families compete on the beach while at the
Convention Center, Master chainsaw carvers compete.
Ocean Shores June
Olympic National Park
Chocolate on the Beach Festival Chocolate vendors, chocolate finger painting, trivia contest, raffle for a year of chocolates, baking contest, and more.
Pacific Beach Feb
Sand Castle Contest, Sand sculpture teams and individuals compete for prizes.
State Park at Joe Creek May
Kelpers Festival and Shake Rat Rendezvous. Kiddies Parade, Shake mill events, vendors, very crazy adult parade.
Pacific Beach Sept
Up Your Wind Kite Festival. Beachside
Pacific Beach. Sponsored by HiFlyers Kite Shop. Sept
Earth Day at Quinault Lodge - Speaker events, "volunteer vacation" program, delectable sustainable seafood dishes. April
Quinault Rain Forest Salmon Festival - Celebrating salmon and local
wildlife at Lake Quinault Lodge November
Coastal Ecology Weekend - Join experts from
Olympic National Park and the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary to learn about marine life and the coastal ecology. July
Rainfest celebrates the waters of the Olympics that create the lush rainforests of the area. Music, arts, hands on activities and more fun in
Forks WA. April
Heritage Days spans two weekends and celebrates the logging and pioneer cultures of
Forks, Washington with a host of events including. Little Logger contest, the Shipwreck Symposium, The Annual Fish & Brew Contest and lots more fun! Sept
Twinkle Light Parade - tons of twinkling lights in this festive parade in
Quileute Days celebrates the culture of the Quileute Nation with parade, canoe races, wolf dance, salmon bake and more.
La Push July
A grand parade, street fair, canoe races, traditional "slahal" games, dancing, singing, feasting and a spectacular fireworks show are all part of
Makah Days, August in
SAN JUAN DE FUCA
The Jazz in the Olympics Festival features 10 great acts performing over the course of four days at three terrific venues. April
If you miss the festival, there's still great jazz every month on the peninsula sponsored by the Jazz in the Olympics Society.
Olympic Bird Fest, features guided birding trips, boat tours, silent auction, salmon banquet, and even a 3 day, 2 night cruise through the San Juan Archipelago Sequim. April
Irrigation Festival celebrating the work of 4 visionaries who sought to bring water from the Dungeness River back in 1895. Festival features numerous events including parades, logging show, crazy daze, arts & crafts, car show and more. May Sequim
Sequim Lavender Festival - Opportunity to tour seven farms in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, open aire market, demonstrations on lavender crafts, aromatherapy, dance, music, clowns, face painting, entertainment and fun! July
Dungeness River Festival
- Celebrate the river at Railroad Bridge Park with music, dancers, art,
nature walks, and lots more. Free Sept Sequim
Port Townsend Film Festival
- 2013 Special Guest - Dyan Cannon, to be interviewed onstage
by Robert Horton, following a screening of "Bob & Carol & Ted &
Alice." Sept 24 - 26
Strange Brewfest - Beers from over 35 NW breweries, live music, food and fun.
Water Street Brewing Jan Port Townsend
Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival and all the great events surrounding it, crafts and flower shows, family fun, the carnival, bicycle and running events --all crowned with the Rhododendron Festival Grand Parade. May
Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is the premier annual celebration of wooden boat enthusiasts in North America. Celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship of the wooden boat, from the fishing dory to the personal yacht to historic Coast Guard vessels. Enjoy hundreds of boats, expert demonstrations, and activities for the whole family! Sept
Olympic Art Festival
- Watch artists, of the
Olympic Forest in their natural habitat, demonstrating their skills
in capturing wildlife in art forms. Sept Quilcene
HOOD CANAL & OLYMPIA
Capital Lakefair - Free entertainment, carnival, food vendors, arts & crafts, Kid's Day Olympia July