First Federal City Pier
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Take a walk out on the pier or on the beach. Climb the pier tower for magnificent views of the harbor and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Check out the historical murals about the Elwha River Dam. Family friendly food and refreshments (scroll down) can be enjoyed at one of the picnic tables while you watch the Grab-A-Crab-Derby, or the 5K Crabfest Run Saturday.
Check out more than 60 juried crafts, merchants, nonprofit and sponsor booths.
Join in or watch the Wilder Auto and High Tides Seafood Grab-a-Crab Derby
Purchase a whole cleaned, cooked chilled Crab to Go- Take it home, back to your hotel, and you can even take them on the Coho back to Victoria!
Take the family to the Feiro Marine Life Center. Free Admission!
Feiro Marine Life Center will be open for extended hours during the CrabFest weekend to share our appreciation for the local crabby crustacean. Visit us anytime between 10am and 5pm and get close up and personal with our selection of crabs – hermit, decorator, kelp, purple, red rock, shield, pigmy, porcelain, hairy, Dungeness and many more. Of course, we have an aquarium full of other sea life for you to visit as well, but this is the weekend to highlight our crabs. Additionally, join us in the Feiro classroom between 1 and 4 Saturday and Sunday to participate in family friendly crabby crafts. The suggested donation is $5 per family or $2 per individual.
Feiro Marine Life Center is a nonprofit organization engaging visitors in “seeing beneath the surface and becoming stewards of this shared marine environment”. To learn more about the programs and projects, please visit http://www.feiromarinelifecenter.org or find them on facebook.
Visit our information and merchandise booth and grab a detailed festival program and purchase our great selection of sportswear and souvenirs of your visit to the Crab Festival.
FOOD FOR EVERY TASTE!
Between Feiro Marine Life Center and Hollywood Beach
Gypsy Coffeehouse AKA Cormorant Cafe
Traditional Italian Cafe Selections.
Signature Frappes, Gypsy Chai Latte & Holistic Kid Friendly Alternatives.
What the owners, Heidi and John have to say: “Gypsy Coffeehouse was designed in the spirit of a neighborhood sidewalk cafe. It’s shop, a fully restored vintage milk wagon, serves Traditional European Cafe selections, Our Signature Gypsy Chai Latte & Ice Cream Blends and 100% natural kids alternatives, all with a knack for great taste. We’ve locally produced, batch roasted & brewed using only the highest quality conscientiously sourced ingredients since the turn of the new century.”
Food Vendor Booths on the Pier
Alaska Weathervane Scallops
- Scallorito – BBQ Bacon Wrapped Alaskan Scallops served on a warm tortilla & pesto coleslaw
- Seared Alaskan Scallops served on a bed of rice with a drizzle of pesto or a creamy mushroom marsala sauce.
BC Frozen Treats
Ice cream bars, frozen bananas, frozen cheese cake
frozen strawberries and bananas (kabob style on a stick)
All may be dipped in chocolate and rolled in peanuts, while you watch!
Little Devil’s Lunchbox
Smoked BBQ brisket sliders w/caramelized onions and Gorgonzola cheese
Pulled Pork sliders with cilantro slaw & pickled onion
Southwest mac and cheese w/ Dungy crab option.
Grilled corn on the cob