September Events Long Beach Washington Peninsula

Long Beach Washington September Activities and Events 2024

September is a beautiful month to visit the Long Beach Washington Coast.  The weather is usually warm and sunny, and Long Beach has some significant events such as the Rod Run 2024 to the End of the World, the Friday night Art Walks, and both Friday and Saturday Farmers Markets in Long Beach and Ocean Park, respectively. (Updated: april 24)

Rod Run to the End of the World

September 7th & 8th

Rod Run to the End of the World

Beach Barons Field

25515 Sandridge Rd

Ocean Park, WA 


Don't miss the annual Rod Run to the End of the World. Hundreds of old cars, from Model 10s to the muscle cars of your youth are on display all over Long Beach. Wherever you go and wherever you stay, you will see owners buffing and shining their cars for the annual Friday and Saturday evening parades.  

Couple Showing their catch from the Clam Dig

Clam Digging


If you haven't dug for Razor clams before, you are missing out! Fun for children and senior citizens, all you need to dig is a shovel (most of our Bloomer Estates homes provide shovels), some boots, and a clam license. See our Clam Digging Guide for more information. 


Marie Powell Gallery

Friday, September 3rd, is the last night

Ilwaco Art Walk 2024

Ilwaco, WA 


Long Beach has some of the finest art in the Pacific Northwest, and what better way to experience it all than join in the final Ilwaco Art Walk of the season.  The galleries are located at the Port of Ilwaco, and the walk starts at 4:00 PM and ends at 7:00 PM.

Man selling knives

Every Saturday until September 18th

Saturday Market at

Port of Ilwaco

165 Howerton Ave 
Ilwaco, WA 98624 


The Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco features more than 70 vendors along the pedestrian-only Waterfront Way overlooking the Port of Ilwaco marina and Baker Bay. Find regional produce, wonderful baked goods, a huge selection of local plants, and many homemade arts and crafts.

Women in old car

Slow Drag at the Port of Ilwaco


September 6th 2024

3:30 to - 6:00 pm

Port of Ilwaco, 165 Howerton Ave 

Ilwaco, WA 


Bring a chair and enjoy the classic cars, hot rods, unique automobiles, and themed cars as they coast their way to the finish line. This event is held the Friday of Rod Run weekend at the Port of Ilwaco. Free to watch. 

Blackbird in Flight

Wings Over Willapa

Sept. 22-24th

$5 General festival registration

$35 Keynote Speaker Noah Stryker

FREE All Nature Play Day activities and Movies 


This multi-day bird festival in one of the wealthiest bird destinations of North America happens in the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and sites on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula. 

Events include expert-led bird walks and classes ranging from beginning birding to bird-friendly landscaping. Other highlights include:

  • A guided tour to Long Island to an old-growth cedar grove.
  • A hands-on introduction to wildlife tracking.
  • A unique nature play day on Saturday for children and families. 

Friday evening’s keynote speaker is expert birder Noah Strycker, an author and speaker. 

An Online Auction will be live at 12:01 am September 18, running through 10 am on September 24 as a part of the event. 

Garlic for sale

Garlic Festival 


September 14th & 15th


The Garlic Festival is one of the biggest annual events on the peninsula and brings garlic lovers and festival lovers together for a weekend of delicious food, music, and relaxation.

Horseback riding Long Beach Washington

Top 50 Fun Things To Do in Long Beach Washington 

Be sure to see our lists of best activities on the Long Beach Peninsula, many are available to tourists year-round. Be sure to check out the Top 15 Things to do if you are short on time. If you are traveling with children, we have all the favorite family activities in priority of what kids love to do the most. For people traveling on a budget or just love nature, we have our growing list of the top 20 Free things to do at the beach.