Long Beach Washington July Events (Photo by Aaron Webster)

July 2024 Events and Activies Calendar for the Long Beach Peninsula

Long Beach, WA, is the place to be in July 2024! 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'24)

Long Beach Rodeo Cowboy flying off a horse

77 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 27th, and 28th 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 2024

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 13th, 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

Firecracker 5K Walk/Run

Port of Ilwaco

165 Howerton Ave 
Ilwaco, WA 98624 

Gear up for the Firecracker 5K Walk/Run on July 1st at the Port of Ilwaco, 165 Howerton Ave, Ilwaco, WA 98624, starting at 12:00 pm. This exciting event guides participants along the picturesque Discovery Trail, offering a blend of physical challenge and natural beauty. Not only does this run/walk provide a fantastic way to engage with the local community and landscape, but it also supports a beloved local tradition—the annual "Feel the Thunder Fireworks Show" in Ilwaco. Lace up your sneakers for a cause and enjoy a day of fitness, scenic views, and community spirit. Join us to make every step count towards lighting up Ilwaco with an unforgettable fireworks display.

Fireworks over boats in harbor

Feel the Thunder Firework show

Port of Ilwaco

165 Howerton Road

 July 6th @ Dusk

Experience the unmatched spectacle of the "Feel the Thunder" Firework Show! This event promises an extraordinary auditory and visual experience, leveraging the unique geography of the surrounding hills to amplify the thunderous echoes of the fireworks, creating a sensation that truly lives up to its name. Known across the Long Beach Peninsula for delivering some of the most breathtaking firework displays in celebration of the 4th of July, the port of Ilwaco invites you to kick off the festivities early. Gather your friends and family at 10:00 PM for an evening filled with awe-inspiring pyrotechnics that light up the port's skies, offering an unforgettable start to the holiday celebrations. Don't miss the chance to 'feel' the thunder in a way that only Ilwaco can offer.

Sand sculptures on the beach  in Long Beach Washington


July 10th to 14th, 2024, in Long Beach, WA


Long Beach WA

Bolstad Beach Approach


Mark your calendars for a captivating beachside adventure at SandSations, happening from July 10th to 14th, 2024, at the Bolstad Beach Approach in Long Beach, WA. This year's event promises an unforgettable experience with a series of sandcastle-building activities, an exhibition of intricate master sand sculptures, and a plethora of beachside fun. It's an ideal opportunity for families to dive into creative play, witness artistry in sand, and bask in the sun-drenched beauty of Long Beach. SandSations is the perfect summer getaway for those looking to indulge in the joys of summer while exploring the artistic potential of sand. Whether you're competing or just there to enjoy the spectacle and the beach, it's an  experience that encapsulates the essence of summer fun.

Child admiring model trains

Clamshell Railroad Days


July 20-21st 2024

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