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JANUARY through OCTOBER   Port of Ilwaco
Charter Fishing - sturgeon, salmon, bottom fish, tuna
We will gladly connect you with charter boat companies!  Please ask!
EARLY TO MID JANUARY    Peninsula-Wide
Annual Crab Feed
Come and Indulge! 
FEBRUARY: Valentine's Weekend    Ilwaco Heritage Museum
Antique Show And Sale
What a delightful way to spend Valentine weekend!  Come for the antique show and be sure to visit the nearly 2 dozen antique dealers locally while you are here.  We will gladly point you in the right direction.  
FEBRUARY: Valentine's Weekend     Peninsula-Wide
Southwest Washington's Old Fashioned Valentine's Day
Affirmation of Affection
Artist Demonstrations
Sweethearts Market on the Port
What could be more romantic than sharing a sunset with your sweetie at the beach?  Local merchants deal in romance over this special weekend. The Affirmation of Affection at Port of Ilwaco is a blast! Affirm your love for your husband, wife, lover...even your dog!

FEBRUARY - Last Weekend     Ocean Park
Annual Writer's Weekend at the Beach
Are you a serious writer... or do you want to be?  Professional and novice writers join for a weekend together. top
MARCH      Peninsula-Wide
Whale Watching
Allow us to show you some special spots for watching the whale migrations up the Washington Coast.  The owners of the Seaview Motel have a a special affinity for whales. 
EARLY MARCH     Long Beach
A Taste Of Spring
An annual Spring Benefit for abused children.top
APRIL: All Month      Ilwaco Heritage Museum
Annual Peninsula Arts Association Spring Show
Artists seem to be drawn to beach life, and our Peninsula is no exception.   We are fortunate to be graced with talented artists of nearly every medium here on the Long Beach Peninsula.  Come cast your vote for best of show.
MID APRIL      Ilwaco - Black Lake
Annual Black Lake Fishing Derby
Kids of all ages drop their lines and hooks into Black Lake for this day of family fun.  Who will catch the BIG one?
APRIL      Long Beach
J.J.s Annual Benefit Poker Runtop
MAY: First Weekend      Peninsula-Wide
Loyalty Days Celebration & Parade
With both traditional events and activities for children, Peninsula locals know how to show loyalty through celebration!  So don the red, white and blue, and join us!
MAY: First Weekend      Ilwaco
Salmon BBQ
May: Third Weekend    Long Beach
Annual Ragtime Rhodie Dixieland Jazz Festival
If you love Dixieland Jazz, this is the place to be!  The organizers of this event do a marvelous job of bringing in top musicians and creating a fun-filled atmosphere.  Come as you are or dress the part, but be ready to cut a rug!

MAY: Last Weekend    Peninsula-Wide
Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
Kick off the first weekend of summer in the sand!  Check out our page of things to do at the beach to get your season off to a great start!  And enjoy the bargains at The Worlds Longest Garage Sale, with individual sales all over the Peninsula.
World's Longest Garage Sale
28 miles of sales!top
JUNE: Second Saturday      Long Beach
World's Longest Beach Walk/Run
This annual event brings runners and walkers, both novice and serious, to enjoy the miles of hard pack sand that make up our beautiful beach.  Come to participate, or to be a spectator.
JUNE: Third Weekend     Ocean Park
Annual Northwest Garlic Festival
You do not know garlic if you haven't been to this festival!  Here you'll find an abundance of foods you did not know could be made from garlic, garlic paper, garlic entertainment, even people dressed as garlic cloves.  Drop in, buy a clove hat, and join the fun!
JUNE: Fourth Weekend     Long Beach
Northwest Regional Stunt Kite Competition
This is an event not to be missed!  The skies are blue, the clouds are puffy white, and the pros are flying kites.  So spread your blanket on the sand, kick back, and enjoy the show.
JUNE: Fourth Weekend      Ilwaco City Park
Annual Italian Potluck
Bring a dish and join in the fun!  Everyone is welcome!top
JULY - AUGUST      Port of Ilwaco
Dock Dayz at the Port
Enjoy the Farmers Market and entertainment every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
JULY: Independence Day Weekend      Peninsula-Wide
Annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July in Ocean Park
Free Fireworks off the Boardwalk in Long Beach
This is one of the most popular weekends here at the beach, so secure your reservations as far in advance as possible!  The festival in Ocean Park is a favorite for locals and visitors of all ages and the fireworks show off the boardwalk in Long Beach is one of the best in the Pacific Northwest. We like to watch the fireworks from our own Seaview beach access approach where the show is spectacular and we can easily walk home and avoid the traffic.
JULY: Third Weekend      Long Beach
Annual Sand-Sations (Sand Sculpture Competition)
This competition is for novice and pro alike.  The experts do amazingly intricate and involved sculptures that can take your breath away.  Actually, some of the novice efforts are pretty amazing as well!  Children have a competition of their own as well as having salt water pools to splash in while their elders are hard at work (or is that for their elders while the kids are hard at work?).  Did we mention there is prize money for the winners in each category?  How about the Boardwalk Dance....or the Volleyball Tourney....The Fireworks?  Too much fun!
JULY: Even numbered years only, 4th Weekend         Naselle
Biennial Finnish-American Folk Festival
Naselle is a short 20 minute drive away, and the festival is worth the trip!top
JULY - AUGUST      Port of Ilwaco
Dock Dayz at the Port
Enjoy the Farmers Market and entertainment every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
AUGUST: First Weekend    Long Beach
Annual NRA-sanctioned Rodeo
This is a BIG one!  So slip into your boots, strap on that belt buckle, tip your hat and come watch the show!
AUGUST: Mid Month      Ilwaco
IHS All-School Picnic & Reunion
Calling all graduates and their families!
AUGUST: Mid Month      Oysterville
Jazz & Oysters
This relaxing afternoon of jazz and oysters on the lawn of the historic Oysterville Schoolhouse is not be be missed.
AUGUST: Third Full Week     Long Beach
Annual Washington State International Kite Festival
Kite flying experts from all over the world are drawn to our local beach to work their magic with the strings of their masterpieces during this, the largest kite festival in the Americas.  This week-long festival is one of our best attended summer events, so secure your reservations early.  Make sure you have your kite ready for Sunday afternoon when we will put as many kites in the air as possible at one time.  Will we secure the World Record again this year?top
AUGUST / SEPTEMBER: Labor Day Weekend     Ocean Park School
Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival
This annual event is put on by the Peninsula Arts Association.
AUGUST / SEPTEMBER: Labor Day Weekend     Ocean Park
Annual Labor Day Festival In the Park
The traditional Final Weekend Of Summer brings many families out to the Festival in the Park in the town of Ocean Park.  Vendors, entertainers, the Friends Of The Library book sale;  what better way to spend the official last weekend of summer than at the beach!? Make your reservations early as space fillsup quickly.
SEPTEMBER: Weekend AFTER Labor Day     Peninsula-Wide
Annual Rod Run to the End Of The World
This is by far the most popular weekend here on the Peninsula as classic cars of every kind gather for for a full schedule of activities.  The event itself is in Ocean Park, but the cars are EVERYWHERE!  Sit in our front yard for the Peninsula-Long Parade on Saturday afternoon/evening.   Most reservations are made a year in advance, so call early!
SEPTEMBER: Mid Month     Peninsula-Wide
Annual Beach Clean-Up with BBQ in Ocean Park
Please participate in the annual beach clean up.  Do your part to keep our beach clean, safe and enjoyable for all.  It's fun and each year volunteers discover interesting finds as they work to clean up the trash.
SEPTEMBER: Mid Month     Long Beach - Elks Lodge
Ocean Beach School Foundation Benefit Dinner & Auction
SEPTEMBER: Fourth Weekend Long Beach
Longest Beach Cribbage Classic
Fifteen-two, fifteen-four, a double run for 14...... If this makes your fingers tingle, consider playing in the cribbage tourney this year!  Spectators are also welcome!top
OCTOBER: Second Weekend     Ilwaco
Cranberrian Fair
We think this event is one of our best kept secrets.  Take the Bog Bus for a tour of the local cranberry bogs & museum learn about the history of the area, cranberries, and the local harvest, enjoy our incredible local talent and sample a multiplicity of cranberry delicacies.  There is something for everyone at the Cranberrian Fair!
OCTOBER: Mid Month     Megler
Great Columbia Bridge Run/Walk
This is your one chance each year to walk from Washington to Oregon across the more than 4 mile long Astoria-Megler bridge.  What a spectacular experience!
OCTOBER: Fourth Weekend     Peninsula-Wide
Water Music Festival
Chamber music from Oysterville to Ilwaco.  Aaaaahhhhhhhh.top
NOVEMBER: Fourth Weekend     Ilwaco Heritage Museum
Holiday Bazaar
Come to look, or do your holiday shopping.  Talented craftspeople show and sell their wares at this delightful bazaar.  Don't miss it!
NOVEMBER : Last Saturday Long Beach
Santa arrives on the Peninsula.top
DECEMBER      Peninsula-Wide
Whale Watching
Allow us to show you some special spots for watching the whale migrations up the Washington Coast.  The owners of the Seaview Motel & RV Park have a a special affinity for whales.
DECEMBER: Date To Be Announced Peninsula-Wide
Annual Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Association Holiday Open House
Many of the beautiful Bed & Breakfasts locally open doors to the public, offering tours of their gaily decorated homes, tastes from the kitchen and delightful company. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate. top

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Seaview Motel, Long Beach WA Peninsula

The Seaview Motel & Cottages

(Pacific Hwy 103 and 38th Place, the Seaview Beach Approach)
Visit: 3728 Pacific Way • Seaview, WA 98644
Mail: Post Office Box 506 • Seaview, WA 98644
Seaview Motel Telephone

(360) 642-8008