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Long Beach Razor Clam Festival Events

FREE Razor Clam Digging Lessons

Are you interested in learning how to dig clams? We will have local professionals out on the beach on Saturday and Sunday morning giving lessons on the beach off of the Bolstad Beach Approach Pavilion. You MUST pre-register and provide YOUR OWN: • clamming license •... read more

How to Clean Your Razor Clams

Come learn how to clean Razor Clams! A local professional will be leading a short lecture with demos on how to properly clean those delicious bivalves! Classes are at the Bolstad Beach Approach Pavilion in Long Beach, Saturday, 9-10 AM & Sunday 9:30 – 10:30... read more

Clam Chowder Taste-Off

Local restaurants are set to compete in a People’s Choice competition for the coveted Best Chowder trophy. Your entry ticket  includes chowder tastes, a drink, a FREE 2017 Tide Book, Official (and collectible) Clam Festival vintage postcard set, Official Clam Festival... read more

Clam Fritter Cook-Off

The shiny, newer replica of the original “World’s Largest Frying Pan” will be used for a clam fritter cook-off by the Ilwaco High School Culinary Arts Program students. Three celebrity chefs from Tom Douglas restaurants in Seattle will be the judges.... read more

Amateur Chowder Competition

Think your home-made clam chowder is the best? Put it to the test! 12 participants will have the chance to win the title of Best Homemade Clam Chowder as determined by select Tom Douglas Restaurant Chef Panel. Prizes awarded to the top 3 entries, $10 entry fee, see... read more

North Jetty Brewing Beer Garden & Un-Clammy Food

Stop by the North Jetty Brewing Beer Garden and try some of their delicious, local, microbew beer on Saturday. Not a Razor Clam fan? No problem! Ilwaco Music Boosters Association and the Boys & Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula will have delicious... read more

Oregon Mermaids at the Train Depot

Saturday, 11 AM – 2 PM Long Beach Train Depot 102 3rd St NW, Long Beach [map] Mermaid Collette is bringing the Oregon Mermaids to the Long Beach Washington Razor Clam Festival! Mermaid stories, face painting, original interactive Song and cloth play tails for... read more

Street Entertainment

Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM Downtown Long Beach, WA Be on the lookout for Dennis Duck, in clamming gear, the Beard’s Hollow Pirates, “Digger” the Clam, and Bathing Clam Beauties strolling around downtown on Saturday.... read more

Clam Festival Vendors

Saturday, 8 AM – 12 PM Dennis Company: 201 N Pacific Hwy, Downtown Long Beach, WA [map] Clam Festival Vendors will be at Dennis Company in Long Beach.  Stop by for samples, drawings and to meet manufacturer representatives. Prize drawings will be held by the... read more


Saturday, 8 AM – 12 PM Dennis Company: 201 N Pacific Hwy, Downtown Long Beach, WA Bring your limit to the store to enter! WA Department of Fish & Wildlife are our Judges for three $100 prize contests: Biggest Clam Dug Smallest Clam Dug Best Looking Limit... read more

Visit the Famous Giant Spitting Clam

Downtown Long Beach [map] Take your picture next to the World’s Largest Spitting Clam and the World’s Largest Frying Pan. Conan O’Brien did! For 25 cents you can make the clam spit! Have your umbrella ready!... read more

Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco

Special Pre-Market Season Sneak Peek!  Head to the Port of Ilwaco after you get your limit on Saturday and check out the fresh and local offerings from local vendors, bakers, and artisans!  Open 10 AM – 4 PM... read more