The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is the annual celebration of the region’s diverse bounty – the seafood, the maritime and cultural traditions and the breathtaking coastal environment. The festival’s featured crustacean, the Dungeness Crab, was named after the village of Dungeness (near Port Angeles), Washington . The Festival is located at the Port Angeles City Pier and the Red Lion Hotel overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with Victoria , B.C. just a ferry ride away.
Join us in Port Angeles, WA, Rain or Shine (we’re mostly under cover)!
Visit the Crab Feed on Friday night for a special preview where you can get the same great Crab Feed that has made the Festival famous for a reduced price. Don’t miss this regional tradition offered Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. This is as fresh as it gets!
No reservations required.
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Olympic Coast Cuisine
The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival has introduced Olympic Coast Cuisine. Embracing the beauty and bounty of the area surrounding the Olympic National Park, Olympic Coast Cuisine has been developing over the past several years with the infusion of very talented and experienced regional chefs. The chefs use the seafood, cultural and resources of the Olympic Peninsula in their preparation and presentation of exciting new foods and rediscovered regional classics. The Festival brings this unique concept to the public and provides local producers the opportunity to present Olympic Peninsula products to a broader consumer base.
The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival will help visitors learn about the natural environment of the Olympic Peninsula and specifically about current issues in Clallam County. The Festival is partnering with local environmental educational organizations to provide educational activities designed to create a better understanding of the natural resources and issues facing the Olympic Peninsula.
Crab Fest and the Community
Our mission is simple. We want to provide a venue for both locals and visitors to experience the best of the Northwest! Not only do we provide the opportunity to enjoy all kinds of seafood, local beers, and wines, and entertainment we have chef’s demonstrations from both local and world renown chef’s. We have an educational component with nonprofit organizations such as the Feiro Marine Life Center which is on the pier. Let’s not forget FUN! The Crab Derby is fun for all!
Olympic Peninsula Celebrations is a Washington State nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving, protecting and sharing the traditions and cultures of the Olympic Peninsula through a wide range of educational programs, festivals, and special events.
A portion of the proceeds of the Festival will be distributed to educate people about our local watersheds and habitats and toward other environmental issues that effect local aquiculture and agriculture.
Economic development and tourism organizations
Working very closely with the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau.
Besides dollars generated for lodging, food, and other services, the festival contributes to the economic development of Clallam County by providing sales and development opportunities for the local community specializing in seafood, agricultural, and related artistic products, and provides support for the movement to teach people about consuming and utilizing local products.
The Native American Community
The festival’s Native American program fosters appreciation for the heritage of the native peoples of the area and the many traditions that stem from the Northwest’s cultural diversity.
Vendors and Other Business Participants
From local restaurants and chefs to fishermen, artisans and lavender farmers, the festival helps build and sustain local businesses and cottage industries.
Support Environment & Ecological Organizations
Local organizations help visitors and locals learn about the ecology and natural history of the Olympic Peninsula. A portion of the festival’s proceeds will be distributed to watershed education in the Dungeness River and Bay habitats and toward other environmental issues that effect local aquiculture and agriculture.
Peninsula College Participation & Support
The Peninsula College Athletic Department continues to build on its relationship with Port Angeles’ largest festival organizer, The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival. In this year’s Crabfest, set for Oct. 11-12, athletes representing the women’s basketball team will host the second annual Crabfest 5-K Fun Run/Scuttle, set for a Saturday morning start at Hollywood Beach, the men’s basketball team will clean crab for the hundreds, or thousands, of crab captured in the Crab Derby and the soccer teams will come in each night to clean Crab Central. “A big part of our mission is to give back to the community and teach our athletes about community service,” said Director of Athletics Rick Ross. “The Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival is a first class organization. We enjoy working with them, it’s great visibility for our program and while many of our community activities are completely service based, this one is a bonus, because the Crabfest provides a generous fundraising component.