Long Beach Washington July Events

July 2023 Events and Activies Calendar for the Long Beach Peninsula

Long Beach, WA, is the place to be in July 2023! This month is packed with exciting events and activities for all ages. Start your weekend by exploring the Ilwaco Art Walks on Friday nights, then head to the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings for fresh produce and handmade souvenirs. On July 3rd, experience the spectacular Long Beach, WA, Fireworks at the Port, a beloved tradition for locals and visitors alike. The month culminates with the Sandsations extravaganza at the downtown Long Beach WA approach, where you can admire incredible sand sculptures created by talented artists. So take advantage of the fun and adventure waiting for you in Long Beach, WA, this July!
(updated may'23)

Long Beach Rodeo Cowboy flying off a horse

76 years of the Long Beach Rodeo


Peninsula Saddle Club

 6407 Sandridge Rd 
Long Beach, WA


The Peninsula Saddle Club presents the 75th annual Long Beach Rodeo on July 29th, and 30th is a must-see, authentic, and fun American Rodeo for the entire family!

The rodeo features saddle bronc, bareback and bull riding, barrel racing, and steer wrestling. There is also team, calf, and breakaway roping. The rodeo kicks off with a parade through downtown Long Beach and features cowboy breakfasts and a family night. 

Singers at the Long Beach Washington Farmers Market

Every Friday in July 2023

Long Beach Washington Farmer's Market

Veteran's Feild 

Long Beach, WA


Join us every Friday afternoon, May through September, at Veteran's Feild behind the arcade, where tourists and locals alike gather at the Columbia Pacific Farmers Market to enjoy performances by local musicians. In addition, everyone enjoys the local food stands from the best restaurants in town and finding the perfect gift hand-crafted by local artists.

Drone shot of Long Beach WA on the fourth of July

Independence Day Celebrations

The Long Beach Peninsula


Celebrating the Fourth of July on the Long Beach Peninsula goes back as far as anyone can remember. Tens, if not hundreds of thousands of eager tourists flock to the Long Beach Peninsula every year to light off over 200 metric tons of fireworks. So please come and enjoy yourself, but please keep safety at the top of the priority list. You can't have fun without safety with fireworks, so grab a lawn chair and grab a seat practically anywhere on the Peninsula and enjoy the world's longest beach firework display.

Rose garden on the coast

Long Beach Peninsula Garden Tour


Driving Tour


The 2022 Music in the Gardens Tour on Saturday, July 9th, will be a fantastic day of gardens to stroll in, live music, artisans, and even some tasty bites! Tickets are only $20! Follow the link below to purchase your tickets! Then, call your friends and family to join you! This will indeed be an inspiring, fun, and eventful day on the Long Beach, WA, Peninsula!

Beach Clean up on the Long Beach Peninsula

Beach Clean-up


The Entire Beach


Every Beach approach has a 40-yard dumpster ready for the over 200 metric tonnes of Fireworks and, therefore, the garbage that litters the beach and surrounding areas after all the independence day celebrations. So grab a grocery bag, garbage bag, or fill up the pickup, and help the locals clean up and keep our beaches in pristine conditions. 



Painting of flowers

Every Friday in July 2023

Ilwaco Art Walk

165 Howerton

Ilwaco, WA


There is no better way to spend a Friday evening on a romantic getaway than a walk through the upscale art galleries of the Washington coast. Take home a painting, sculpture, a handwoven basket of some exquisite jewelry to remind you of your time on the Long Beach Peninsula.

People shopping for Art at the Ilwaco, Washington Farmers Market

Every Saturday in Ilwaco, WA

Market at the Port

Port of Ilwaco 

165 Howerton Ave 
Ilwaco, WA 98624 


The Saturday market begins every Saturday at 10:00 AM. It is the perfect place to find local organic produce, fantastic baked goods, a vast selection of local plants, and many homemade arts and crafts. There is no better place to spend a Saturday than at the Port.

Firecracker July fun run

July 2nd Port of Ilwaco 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Firecracker 5K Walk/Run

Port of Ilwaco, 

165 Howerton Ave 
Ilwaco, WA 98624 

This run/walk takes you along the Discovery Trail. Proceeds from this event benefit the annual “Feel the Thunder Fireworks Show” in Ilwaco.

Fireworks over boats in harbor

Feel the Thunder Firework show

Port of Ilwaco

165 Howerton Road

 July 1st @ Dusk

When we say 'Feel the Thunder,' we mean it. The surrounding hills' unique features provide an awe-inspiring auditory experience that can only be 'felt' in person. The Long Beach Peninsula is known for its fantastic firework displays on the 4th of July. Start the festivities early by enjoying fireworks over the port of Ilwaco on July 1st at 10:00 PM.

Sand sculptures on the beach  in Long Beach Washington


July 19th to the 23rd in Long Beach, WA


Long Beach WA

Bolstad Beach Approach


Sandsations returns this year with 4 days of building sandcastles, marveling at the master sand sculptures, and enjoying the amazing beach life.  This is a must-visit event for the entire family.

Child admiring model trains

Clamshell Railroad Days


July 15th-16th 2022

at the

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

10 am - 4 pm

Children under 12 are free.


An annual celebration of model trains and local train history is back! Admission is $5 for the weekend and includes a commemorative button.  Proceeds go to supporting museum operations. Regional model railroad clubs will display layouts, including the Cascade Z Modelers, Mt. Rainier N-Scale, the Longview, Kelso, and Rainier Model Railroad Club, and the Pacific Northwest On 30 Modular