5 Not-to-Miss Festivals on the Olympic Peninsula

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Do you enjoy music, science fiction books, or seafood? Then you won't want to miss these happening surrounding Olympic National Park.

Concerts in the Woods


On select weekends, concerts featuring the best of folk, Americana, singer/songwriter, Appalachian, bluegrass, Celtic, blues, country and more! Admission is by donation. Complimentary cookies an coffee are served at intermission. Please join us.


Annual Razor Clam Digging at Kalaloch Beach


March through May

Come dig your own clams along a remote beach near Kalaloch Lodge. After an absence, this activity is now back with cooperation from the Washington department of Fish and Wildlife. 


The Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts 

Poster art for the 2019 Juan de Fuca Festival


The Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts in Port Angeles is the premiere arts and music event on the North Olympic Peninsula. Held each year over Memorial Day weekend, the  four-day festival is scheduled for May 24-27, 2019. The festival includes four major stages and more than 70 performances  Families will particularly enjoy many of the family-friendly performances offered at the festival.

Juan de Fuca Festival

With a beautiful setting between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, four days and nights of music, live art performances, a street fair, a vibrant outdoor activity schedule, it’s easy to see why the International Festivals and Events Association considers this event to be “one of the best small-town festivals in the country.”


Forever Twilight in Forks


An annual celebration honoring Stephenie Meyer and all things related to the Twilight books and movie series. 


Sunset on Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park

Don't miss the Rialto Beach hike at sunset

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival


Crabfest celebrates the Olympic Peninsula’s diverse bounty - - the seafood, agriculture and maritime traditions, and the breathtaking coastal environment. The Festival is right on the waterfront in Port Angeles, Washington, next to Olympic National Park and just a ferry ride away from Victoria, British Columbia. The Dungeness Crab, named after the nearby village of Dungeness, takes the spotlight among the 14 restaurants, a live oyster bar, cooking demonstrations, chowder cook-off, Grab-A-Crab Derby, local wine tasting, crafts, music, and many more events. Admission is Free.