Long Beach, WA Events

Known as a Pacific Coast hidden gem by locals and visitors alike, Long Beach, Washington has a lot to offer. While it’s always a good time to dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the massive stretch of sand, take a stroll on the Boardwalk, or go visit Cape Disappointment State Park, some of the most special memories you’ll create on your vacation might come from local events.

Whether you want to plan your trip around an event that piques your interest or see if you happen to coincide with a local happening, our events calendar covers the most exciting things to do and partake in while on vacation to Long Beach, Washington.

North Head Lighthouse Tours

Cape Disappointment State Park 244 Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco, WA, United States

Enjoy a tour of the North Head Lighthouse, one of the most photographed sights on Southern Washington’s coast. Tours start at 11 a.m. and run every 15 minutes until the last tour at 3 p.m.


Summer Workshops at Ilwaco Arts

Ilwaco Artworks 109 1st Ave N, Ilwaco, WA, United States

Every Saturday, learn a new craft with local artisans. You can learn to work with a wide range of materials from clay to screenprinting and embroidery. Each workshop is a stand alone class, so you’re welcome to do as many or as few as you’d like.

$55 – $75

Waikiki Beach Concert Series

Cape Disappointment State Park 244 Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco, WA, United States

Head over to Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park for their free summer concert series. The concerts take place every other Saturday from June to August. This family-friendly activity is the perfect way to spend a great evening outdoors.


Kids Summer Arts Camp

Ilwaco Arts Work 109 1st Ave N, Ilwaco, WA, United States

Hosted on 3 separate occasions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Kids Summer Arts Camp is ideal for children 3rd grade to 8th grade. Pay $75 (materials + snacks included) for 3 days of fun for your kiddos. Registration in advance required.


Music in the Park

Veteran’s Field 111 3rd St SE, Long Beach, WA, United States

From Memorial Day through Labor DAy, the city of Long Beach offers a free summer concert series Thursdays (5-7 pm) and Saturdays (1-3 pm). No need to purchase tickets in advance, just bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the tunes.


Long Beach Fireworks

Long Beach Boardwalk Long Beach, WA, United States

Free for anyone who would like to watch the show, the city of Long Beach will put on its annual fireworks show starting at 10 p.m. on July 4th from the Boardwalk.


PAPA Presents the Sound of Music

Fort Columbia Theater 475 State Highway 10, Chinook, WA, United States

Hosted by the Peninsula Association of Performing Arts (PAPA) 3 days a week throughout summer, sing along to the Sound of Music. On Fridays and Saturdays, the show starts at 7 p.m. and on Sunday it starts at 2 p.m.



Bolstad Beach Approach WA, United States

Choose to partake or just watch the magic unfold at Long Beach’s annual sandcarving event. People of all ages or skill levels are more than welcome to join and showcase their sand castle building or sand carving skills.


Peninsula R&B Festival

Port of Peninsula 3311 275th Street, Ocean Park, WA, United States

Come and enjoy the 6th annual Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival. This +21 festival is the perfect place to enjoy 2 days of eating, drinking, and of course, dancing along to great live music from local and international acts.


76th Annual Long Beach Rodeo

Peninsula Saddle Club 6407 Sandridge Rd, Long Beach, WA, United States

Join in on a long standing Long Beach tradition - a day at the rodeo! Gates open at 11 a.m. for a Cowboy Breakfast or come at 1 p.m. for bull riding, saddle bronc, team roping, calf roping, steer wrestling, breakaway calf roping, and barrel racing.

$5 – $20

Jazz & Oysters 2023

Port of Peninsula 3311 275th Street, Ocean Park, WA, United States

Head to the Port of Peninsula to enjoy a day of fresh oysters, local beer and wine, and soulful jazz. There will also be other food and drinks to enjoy as it’s a kid-friendly event for the whole family to enjoy.


Guided Hikes with Rebecca Lexa, Naturalist

Cape Disappointment State Park 244 Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco, WA, United States

Put on your hiking shoes and enjoy the Coastal Forest Loop with your guide, Rebecca Lexa. Although only 1.5 miles long, there’s a lot to see and learn about on this guided hike. Get ready to soak up the details on this lush trail.