Getting & Staying Here

CrabFest embraces the whole Olympic Peninsula!

The Olympic Peninsula is a unique destination. And if you stay anywhere on the North Olympic Peninsula, from the Sequim area to Forks, you can enjoy the true Olympic Peninsula experience and visit the Crab Festival, all on the same weekend! The Sequim area is 20-30 minutes east of Port Angeles, and Forks is less than an hour west, and just a few minutes from our amazing Pacific coast.

Lodging from Forks to Port Ludlow will keep you in the heart of Dungeness Crab territory.

Please sure to reserve early and check back here for some great CrabFest packaged lodging deals

East to the Hood Canal Bridge, and West to the wild Pacific Ocean, you’ll find lots of lodging links ready to host your CrabFest crew!

Great lodging from Forks to Port Ludlow

Visit Port Angeles website
Go to the official visitor website for the City of Port Angeles at for comprehensive information to assist with your vacation planning.

A wealth of information on the North Olympic Peninsula may be found at, including a comprehensive Travel Planner with details on things to do, accommodations, places to dine, and an area calendar of events.

Download the Travel Planner here:
2017-18 Olympic Peninsula Travel Planner

An excellent online Visitor Guide to the Port Angeles area is also available through the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce.


RedLion_logoRLA special thank you to our official host hotel, the Red Lion Port Angeles and the Crab House Restaurant. Visit their website for information any time of the year for great waterfront dining and lodging.

The Olympic Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Association is an excellent resource. Visit


Great lodging from Forks to Port Ludlow

We have many businesses that support the Crab Festival and serve our guests. Please take a look at these businesses that are Crab Buddies!

pacoc_001For additional accommodations in the Port Angeles area, please visit the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce at or call (360) 452-2363.

Getting Here

The Dungeness Crab & Seafood festival is located in downtown Port Angeles, on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and is easily accessible by car, bus, ferry, and plane. Once here, there are many accommodations and services to welcome visitors. Please take a look at our Crab Buddies, supporters of the festival, or contact the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce for a list of businesses to help you plan your visit. Car rental is available in Seattle, at SeaTac Airport or in Port Angeles. Some routes to the Olympic Peninsula require ferry travel. Click this link for information about Washington State Ferries.

The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival™ is “Motorcoach Friendly”. For scheduling group tours and other information,  contact or call (360) 452-6300.

By Ferry

Black Ball Ferry Line – MV Coho


Walk on the Coho and walk right off and onto the grounds of the Festival. A great day trip, no vehicle needed. And even better, spend the weekend at the Red Lion Hotel and enjoy downtown Port Angeles!  The 341-foot-long M.V. Coho provides a classic ship experience, linking Victoria, British Columbia and Port Angeles, Washington. This vehicle and passenger ferry provides year-round daily service. Come and enjoy this 90-minute scenic passage as part of your next trip. Our captain and crew look forward to welcoming you on board!

For information on schedules or rates, or to make reservations, go to the website for Black Ball Ferry Line or call them at:
Port Angeles, Washington, USA  (360) 457-4491    Toll free:  (888) 993-3779
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada  (250) 386-2202   Toll free:  (800) 264-6475

To make it easier to get to Port Angeles during CrabFest weekend, the M.V. Coho has added extra sailings on October 6-9, 2017, with three departures a day from Victoria at 10:30am, 3:00pm, and 7:30pm, and returns from Port Angeles at 8:20am, 12:45pm, and 5:15pm.

Black Ball Ferry Line is also offering special packages to help you save money while enjoying all that CrabFest has to offer. Contact them for more details.

Festival venues are located along the scenic Port Angeles waterfront, an easy walk from the Black Ball Ferry Line terminal. Events include cooking demonstrations, the Grab-a-Crab Derby, more than 75 local arts and crafts booths, family activities, environmental education programs, and great live music on the Festival stage.

By Bus

Dungeness Line

DungenessLine_640Dungeness Line provides bus service between the Olympic Peninsula and Seattle. Pick-up and drop-off points are Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, Edmonds, downtown Seattle, and SeaTac Airport. For schedules, information and reservations, call (360) 417-0700 or Toll Free (800) 457-4492 or visit

Driving Directions

By Vehicle and Ferry

Driving Around the Sound

From Seattle or SeaTac airport, you can also drive around Puget Sound via Tacoma and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Follow the signs to the Hood Canal floating bridge, cross the bridge and you’ll be on Route 104. This ends at Route 101. Follow the signs to Port Angeles.

When You Get to Port Angeles

You can’t miss the Festival as you drive into town! The Festival site is on the waterfront next to the Red Lion Hotel, the Gateway Pavilion, and the Port Angeles City Pier at the corner of Highway 101 (Front Street) and Lincoln Street.


Convenient, free parking is available downtown where there are more than 2,000 parking spaces. There is accessible parking throughout the downtown lots, including under the Gateway Pavilion.

Local Bus Service

Clallam Transit System
Main transit center located at the Gateway Pavilion, immediately adjacent to the Festival.
(360) 452-4511

Regular – $1.00
Premium Routes #14 & #30 – $1.50
Youth (6-19) – $.50
Premium Youth (6-19) – $1.00
Day Pass (All routes, all day) – $3.00

Reduced Rate Fare Permits are required for discounted fares for seniors (age 65+) and disabled patrons. They may be obtained by going in person to the Clallam Transit offices at 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd. in Port Angeles. An application and $3 fee are needed. Call (360) 452-4511 for eligibility requirements.