Get Ready for an Action-Packed Weekend on the Peninsula!

Oregon Tuna Classic: This year’s Oregon Tuna Classic will feature two full days of fishing! Fishing begins at 7:30AM on Friday, July 26, with a required check-in time by 6:00PM. Friday night there will be a mandatory 7:00 PM Captains meeting in the big tent located in the north parking lot at the Port of Ilwaco. Saturday starts early with a 6:00AM shotgun start just across the Columbia River bar with a required check-in time by 5:00PM. The fun continues Saturday evening with a huge BBQ, auction, and

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Surf’s Up on the New Skookum Surf Cam!

The Long Beach Peninsula Is Only A Few Clicks Away!

The Long Beach Peninsula hosts eight active webcams, perfectly located for your favorite picturesque views. Whether you want to check out the waves crashing onto the beach, see the winding path of the Discovery Trail through the dunes and onto the sand, spot the activity on the Willapa Bay at the Port of the Peninsula, watch the visitors stroll along the main street of Long Beach, or view the

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Let the Summer Fishing Frenzy Begin!

The Ilwaco Charter Fishing Association presents the Ilwaco Sturgeon Derby

Sturgeon Season starts May 11 and runs through July 4th, and is open 7 days a week. The Sturgeon Derby begins June 1 and runs throughout the remainder of the season. Weekly prizes for the biggest catch and overall prize for the season. Come out and catch the fish of your dreams just like the woman pictured aboard the Sea Quest, a charter boat in the Sea Breeze Charters Fleet. The Port of Ilwaco offers a

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Garlic Festival: Where it’s Chic to Reek

My Garlic ‘Tis of Thee, Sweet Bulb of Infamy, To Thee We Sing

For the 32nd consecutive year, we celebrate Garlic! What pairs well with seafood? GARLIC, of course! In the land of clams, crab and oysters we take time out of our lives to celebrate the little things. Humans have consumed garlic for well over 7,000 years. It has many purposes medicinal and culinary. And is the perfect complement to many of our favorite foods and dishes.

The inaugural Northwest Garlic Festival was held June 25,

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Tall Ships are Setting Sail for the Port of Ilwaco

The Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain are docking at the Port of Ilwaco June 27 through June 30, 2013. Come aboard and take a self-guided tour. Crews from both ships will be on hand in period costumes to answer questions and tell stories. A $3 donation per person is appreciated.

The Hawaiian Chieftan is a one-of-a-kind Tall Ship with a fascinating story. She originated in Hawaii and is a swift split-topsail ketch that has sailed many places, including Tahiti and the Atlantic Ocean. The

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Get Ready to Run!

Whether you are lucky enough to live near a beach or you have the opportunity to travel to one, running on the sand provides a soft running surface with a view.

Take a vacation for your health! Nowadays its all about living an active lifestyle and enjoying the beauty all around us. With a breathtaking 28-mile stretch of ocean beach, it is no wonder that Peninsulites love to run and host a multitude of races. From fun-runs, and Relay for Life, to half marathons, duathlons and sprint triathlons! Who wouldn’t like to run along our soft rolling

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Calling All Canines!

The torch burns on at the Long Beach Peninsula Doggie Olympics.

With a wide variety of comical competitions that challenge humans and their four-legged counterparts, spectators and participants are sure to laugh out loud! Dogs of all shapes, sizes, and breeds are welcome to sign up and participate in a variety of competitions ranging from Saturday’s main events of Babe Ruth Obedience Baseball to the Who’s Your Daddy? mixed-breed competition, a Doggie Dash and the popular Frisbee Throw.

Other competitions will include Dunking for (Hot) Dogs, I’ve

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4th of July Fanfare

4th of July is fast approaching! The Long Beach Peninsula is buzzing with excitement and activities!

Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade

Bring the whole family for a traditional celebration at Ocean Park’s Grand Parade down Bay Avenue on the 4th of July! All kids are welcome to participate by showing up early for bike decorating and

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Grab Your Bucket and Shovel and Get Ready to Play in the Sand!

It’s that wonderful time of year where we celebrate castles in the sand, playing in the sand, and making beautiful works of art only to watch them dissolve back into the mighty Pacific.

Sandsations, a sand-sculpting extravaganza, returns to Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, July 10 through 14, 2013. Attracting amateur and professional competitors, the event includes sand-work demonstrations, lessons, the Sand Flea Pet Parade, and the ever-popular Sandsations Beach Competition.

This year features three master beach sand sculptors who will demonstrate their art, craft and technique to

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