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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Peninsula Gardens Come to Life with the Sound of Music

Experience the invigorating arts culture of the Long Beach Peninsula

The 7th Annual 2013 “Music in the Garden Tour” will be held this Saturday, July 20th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the Long Beach Peninsula.  Eight Peninsula gardens will be showcased on both bay and ocean front properties. In addition to viewing gardens by those who have mastered coastal gardening, there will be live music playing at each venue throughout the day.  Some gardens may offer food and drink.

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to

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Ilwaco Commemorates 125 Years of Rail

Celebrate the Railroad that Ran by the Tide

This weekend, the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Ilwaco Railway and Navigation Company’s first run from Ilwaco to Long Beach which took place on July 19, 1888. The First Run celebration will be at the Long Beach Train Depot located at 102 3rd St NW, from noon to 5PM on Friday, July 19. The First Run celebration will feature a special exhibition of the Clamshell Railroad driving tour, along with a program commencing

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