Three-day CrabFest opens today

PORT ANGELES — The 21st Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival opens today for three days of vendors, entertainment and crab dinners.

It’s the first time the CrabFest has been fully open since 2019. Thousands are expected to attend.

The festival takes place at the First Fed Pavilion, 122 N. Lincoln St., in the Red Lion Hotel parking lot and on City Pier in Port Angeles.

Festival hours will be from noon to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the Big Tent is free. Full crab meals — which include corn on the cob and cole slaw — cost $40 while half-crab meals cost $21. A $5 discount is offered to active military personnel and their families.

Along with crab dinners are 17 regional food vendors. Beer, wine and cocktails also are available.

A U.S. Army Brass Band from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will provide live music along with kicking off the festivities.

U.S. Coast Guard members are scheduled to conduct air and sea demonstrations on Saturday afternoon.

Fiero Marine Life Center on City Pier will be open with activities for children and families.

Peninsula College will host a 5K fundraiser for the women’s basketball team.

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and costs $35 per entry. The race begins at 11 a.m. at City Pier. Strollers and pets are welcome.

Each participant will receive a Peninsula College pint glass.

The one thing missing this year will be the cooking demonstrations, due to staffing shortages in area restaurants.

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