What’s Happening

Schedule at a Glance

The City Pier

The center of the Festival with more than 60 juried crafts, merchants and informational booths. booths, the marvelous murals and the Feiro Marine Life Center. Family-friendly food and refreshments can be enjoyed at one of the picnic tables while you watch the music and heritage performances, the programs, the Grab-A-Crab-Derby, the 5K Crabfest Run, the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association Race — or you can just enjoy the people-watching and the magnificent views of the harbor and the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the pier tower or the beach.

Admission to everything on the pier is free!

 Crab Central Pavilion

Here you’ll find an old-fashioned crab feed fresh from the local waters plus offerings of more  25 seafood dishes and great desserts, including vegetarian, from the finest local restaurants. Complement the food with tastings by award-winning local wineries and Northwest micro-brews. All served up with a side of music from first-class regional performers.

Pets are welcomed at the Festival, but not in the “Big Tent”.

Want save a US$5.00? Don’t miss the Friday Night Crab Feed, sponsored by the Peninsula Daily News.

Cooking Demonstrations

Let top chefs from the Pacific Northwest and beyond show you fresh ideas and tips on preparing mouth-watering Olympic Coastal Cuisine from fresh ingredients found on the Olympic Peninsula.

Back by popular demand, Graham Kerr, “The Galloping Gourmet,” returns to share his secrets to a lifetime of great food and fun!

Music, Art, Heritage and Science Programs


Let’s Get Physical!

Crab Fest 5K Run/Walk/Scuttle : Noon, Saturday, Oct. 11

Starting at Hollywood Beach and features an “out-and-back” route on the scenic on the scenic Olympic Discovery Trail. Pre-registration is available and race-day registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The event is a fund raiser for Peninsula College women’s basketball.

Rowing Demonstration & Race: DAY??, 11:00 a.m.

It’s not just the Boys in the Boat these days — everyone is going for the Gold! The Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association present a demonstration program of competitive rowing by members.