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Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival

WHAT: The event celebrates the aquaculture, agriculture and maritime traditions of the Olympic Peninsula with food, art, music, Native American activities and children’s events. For its 13th year, the festival has added a third day of events and activities.

WHEN: Oct. 10-12.

WHERE: Multiple locations in downtown Port Angeles.

CHOW DOWN: This year’s event includes offerings from 14 area restaurants, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, a chowder cook-off and tastings of local wines. New this year will be a crab feed to kick off the festival, from 12:30-10 p.m. Oct. 10. You can learn what restaurants will be serving on the festival’s website.

OTHER EVENTS: There will be a marine debris art show, the grab-a-crab tank derby, Crab Festival 5K walk/run/scuttle, and arts and crafts vendors. There will be exhibits and canoes from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, as well as from the Dungeness Lighthouse.

COME BY BIKE: For those who want to ride their bikes to the event, Port Angeles Likes Bikes will have a bike corral where riders can safely park their wheels. The corral will be near Front and Railroad streets.

ADMISSION: Free, but there is a charge for some events and food.

OF NOTE: The American Bus Association earlier this month named the festival one of its Top 100 Events in North America for 2015. Also, during the festival, the Saturday Farmers Market moves to the Vern Burton parking lot on Fourth and Peabody streets. The hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

INFORMATION: crabfestival.org.

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