Long Beach Razor Clam Festival
April 20th & 21st
Do you ‘dig’ clams? Then you are going to LOVE this festival! The harvesting of razor clams has been a long-standing tradition on the Long Beach Peninsula for many decades and has been the draw for many visitors to come west and explore the area while collecting their bounty of Pacific Razor Clams. On the weekend of the 20th we are bringing back the Historic Razor Clam Festival from the 1940s that helped put the Long Beach Peninsula on the map! There will be clam digging lessons, chowder competitions, live music, and a giant clam fry-off, among other fun activities! There is truly something for everyone during this time-honored event. Become a clam-digging veteran by getting hands-on experience on Saturday and Sunday with the scheduled clam dig. Click HERE for the details, including low tide times.
Black Lake Fishing Derby
The last Saturday in April marks the annual Black Lake Fishing Derby. Now entering its 26th year, this event for children ages 2-14 features a free pancake breakfast and a hot dog tent. Registration is free for this event hosted by Ilwaco Parks and Recreation. The derby runs from 7-11 a.m., and awards are given for the largest fish caught in each age division and overall aggregate weight.
To register for the Derby, click here.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood, & Wine Festival
The communities of Astoria and Warrenton celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Ocean at the annual Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival. This award-winning event features the authentic flavors of Oregon’s North Coast, as well as trend-setting artisan producers and Oregon-based wineries. About 14,000 to 16,000 people and 175 vendors attend the event each year.
The festival, held on the last full weekend of April every year, is hosted by the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce. This event features great coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, wine tasting and more!
To learn more, click here!