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Fun things to do


Family Fun for Everyone!!!

FUN THINGS TO DO:
 
Enjoy the amusement rides, horse rentals, go-carts, video arcades, and bumper cars. Shop at the numerous art galleries, antique shops and antique malls, kite shops, T-shirt & sweatshirt shops, book stores, how many  flavors? of ice cream, espresso stands. Take in a movie, go bowling, swimming at the pools (NOT IN THE OCEAN, PLEASE), salmon, sturgeon, halibut, albacore tuna, and bottom fishing on the Pacific Ocean or the Columbia River. Visit one of several museums, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Ilwaco Heritage Museum, World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame, Cranberry Museum, Marsh's Free Museum, Willapa Bay Interprative Center in Nahcotta, and the entire town of Oysterville (which is on the National Register of Historic Places). Play golf at one of two courses, Peninsula Golf Course and Surfside Golf Course, or miniature golf at BooBoo's Putt Putt behind 'Stormin' Norman's Kite Shop.  Launch your own boat in Chinook, Ilwaco (both on the Columbia River) or Nahcotta (on Willapa Bay).

FUN THINGS FOR FREE:

Hike one of our ten official hiking trails - including the new, paved Discovery Trail that meanders through the dunes from Beard's Hollow near North Head Lighthouse to north Long Beach(also open for bicycles, roller blades and skateboards), play tennis in Ilwaco, Seaview, or Long Beach, walk or run our 28 miles of sandy beach, beachcomb, bicycle, canoe or kayak, fly a kite, go wildlife watching - we have Bald Eagles, Great Blue Heron, gulls, numerous shorebirds, Elk, waterfoul, River Otters, Pelicans, Seals and Sea Lions, Black Bears and Gray Whales.  Visit our two historic lighthouses - one is even open for tours in the summer.  Wander the docks at Ilwaco's 900 slip marina - if you come on Saturdays during the summer you'll find a small festival/market underway.  Visit "Waikiki Beach" to swim or experience the waves crashing into the rocks below the lighthouse.  Window shop in downtown Long Beach to your hearts content!

 

LONG BEACH PENINSULA 2012 CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
 
JAN 14 - Crab Feed
JAN 14-15 - LONG BEACH-Windless Kite Festival
FEB 4-5 -LONG BEACH-Asian New Year Kite Event
FEB 11-ILWACO-Valentine's Day Dance
MAR - PENINSULA - Whale Watching on the Coast
MAR 16-18 - ILWACO- Peninsula Quilt Guild Show
MAR 30 -APR 1-LONG BEACH - Peninsula Arts Assn. Show
APR 28 - ILWACO - Black Lake fishing derby
MAY 5 - ILWACO-Childrens Loyalty Day Parade & 'Blessing of the Fleet'
MAY 5-6 -LONG BEACH -Loyalty Days
MAY-SEPT. - ILWACO - Saturday Market at the port
MAY 5- ILWACO - Halibut/Sturgeon Fishing Opens
MAY 19 - LONG BEACH - Surf Perch Derby
MAY 25-28 - PENINSULA - World's Longest Garage Sale
JUNE 15-16 - LONG BEACH -5th Annual Doggie Olympics
JUNE 16-17-OCEAN PARK - Garlic Festival
JUNE 23- LONG BEACH - Beach to Chowder Run/Walk
TBA - ILWACO-Salmon Fishing Season, TBA
JULY 4 - LONG BEACH - FREE Fireworks on the beach
                OCEAN PARK - 4th of July Parade
JULY 7 - ILWACO - Free Fireworks at the Port
JULY 14-15-ILWACO - Railroad Days-Heritage Museum
JULY 21 - PENINSULA -Music in the Gardens
JULY 25-29 - LONG BEACH - SandSations - sandcastle building contest
JULY 27-29- LONG BEACH - NPRA Sanctioned Rodeo
JULY 27-29 - NASELLE-Finnish Americal Folk Festival
JULY 28 - ILWACO - Oregon Tuna Classic
AUG 3-4 - LONG BEACH - Jake the Alligator Man's Birthday
AUG 17-18 - ILWACO - Blues & Seafood
AUG 19 - OYSTERVILLE - Jazz & Oysters
AUG. 20-26 - LONG BEACH - WA State International Kite Festival
SEPT 1-3 - CHINOOK - Chinook Art Festival
SEPT. 7 - ILWACO - Slow Drag at the Port
SEPT. 18-9 OCEAN PARK - Rod Run to the End of the World
SEPT. 15-LONG BEACH - Discovery Trail Half Marathon
OCT 1-NOV 15 - PENINSULA-Wild Mushroom Festival
OCT. 5-8 - LONG BEACH - Peninsula Arts Assoc. Show
OCT. 12-14 - PENINSULA - Water Music Festival XXVIII
OCT. 13-14 - LONG BEACH - One Sky, One World Kite Carnival
OCT. 13-14 - ILWACO - Cranberrian Fair
OCT. 27-28 - ILWACO - Graveyard of the Pacific Events
NOV 2-4 - LONG BEACH - Cribbage Tournament
NOV. 9-10- ILWACO - Lewis & Clark 'Ocian in View' Programs
NOV. 23-25- LONG BEACH - Holidays at the Beach
DEC.1 - ILWACO - Annual Lighted Boat Parade & Crab Pot Christmas Tree
DEC. 8-9 - PENINSULA - Bed & Breakfast Holiday Open House
DEC. 9 - ILWACO - Tuba Christmas
DEC. 31 - LONG BEACH - Fireworks at Midnight

For Additional Information on upcoming events and festivals, visit the Long Beach Visitor's Bureau website at: http://www.funbeach.com