August Events Long Beach Washington Peninsula

Long Beach Washington Coast Events and Activities August 2023

Come enjoy the best summer month on the Long Beach peninsula with Friday evening Art Walks, the Friday and Saturday morning farmers market, a day trip to Raymond for the annual Willapa Music Festival, and the Oyster and Jazz Festival in Oysterville, Washington. These events are fun for the entire family. (Updated april 24)

Kites flying at the Long Beach International Kite Fesival

International Kite Festival

Aug 19th 24th


The Kite festival is an annual event that brings in people from all over the world to both fly kites and admire the tremendous amount of color, variety, and types of kites flown.  For more information on the 2023 International Kite Festival see our blog. This is an event the entire family can enjoy.

Person buying organic food at the farmers market in Long Beach Washington

Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market: Every Friday


Veterans Field 

Behind the Funland Arcade and Dylands Bakery


There may be no better way to spend a lazy Friday morning and afternoon than shopping for local organic produce, eating lunch at one of the many local foods stands, and listening to great music on a large outdoor stage at the Long Beach Washington Columbia Farmers Market. 

Marie Powell Gallery painting

Every Friday Evening from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Ilwaco Art Walk 2022

Ilwaco, WA

165 Howerton



There is no better way to spend a romantic evening at the coast than talking to the local artists. Enjoy perusing award-winning acrylic paintings, watercolors, hand-made exquisite jewelry, and sculptures. Find a local treasure that will last a lifetime. After buying art, be sure to cap the evening off at one of the exceptional fine dining establishments at the beach.

People walking by an art stand

Farmers Market at the Port: Every Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00 PM

Port of Ilwaco, 

165 Howerton Ave 
Ilwaco WA



Don't sleep through your Saturday. Wake up early, grab a freshly brewed coffee, latte, or mocha at one of our local java joints and head out to the Ilwaco Saturday market by opening time at 10:00 AM.  Amble along the parkway finding local handiworks, enjoy the boats coming and going, and try the local cuisine at the many different foods stands.

Port of the Peninsula Boat Stage

Jazz and Oysters

Port of the Peninsula, Nachotta WA

Aug. 12th @12:30-6:00pm

$25 per person

Proceeds benefit the local school music programs.




Indulge in taste and sound at this year's Jazz and Oyster Festival. Delectable Willapa bay oysters farmed just thousands of feet from shore in the last utterly untouched estuary in the lower 48. Pull up a camping chair and take in the mesmerizing sound of many local jazz artists from, Mel Brown B# QuartetEllen WhyteRanger, and the “Re-Arrangers”; Seattle’s “Gypsy Jazz” band, and kicking things off will be our very own, Ilwaco High Jazz Band. So come join us for great food and great music this August.

Man playing guitar

Peninsula R&B Festival

August 10th 2024

Port of Peninsula 

3311 275th St, Ocean Park 

Ocean Park, WA 

Tickets $25 per day

Open to guests aged 21 & over


This is a beautiful and fun event held in Oysterville annually for over five years. Enjoy some of the best jazz musicians of the Pacific Northwest while enjoying delicious foods and beverages from some of the local seafood restaurants. So come dance your heart out and enjoy nine outstanding Blues & R&B performers strut their stuff at the Port of Peninsula! 

Cape Disappointment State Park North Head Lighthouse

Top Things to Do in The Summer in Long Beach WA


Be sure to see our top things to do all summer in Long Beach, Washington.  These include pickleball, biking the discovery trail, some fantastic hikes, golfing, and much more. They can all be found in our top 43 things to do on the Peninsula.