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Everything You Need to Know About Crabfest in Port Angeles, WA

This Thanksgiving... Save a turkey, eat a crab! The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival in Port Angeles (aka Crabfest) IS BACK! For the weekend of October 6-8, visit the crab-tastic festival to feast on local Dungeness crab and an assortment of other seafood, plus enjoy live music, craft vendors, and other fun entertainment for the whole family!

Book your Crabfest package through Black Ball, and save on your crab feed. PLUS! Save on ferry fare when you book a Crabfest package for Friday or Sunday.

Day trip packages from only $71 USD per person, including ferry fare + crab feed (a whole Dungeness crab, corn on the cob and coleslaw)!



Crabfest Day Trip Itinerary

9:45am: Arrive at the Black Ball terminal in Victoria (430 Belleville Street). If you haven't picked up your Crabfest package, you can pick up your package at the Crabfest table located right outside of our terminal. Our terminal will open at 7:00am, but Customs will not start until 9:45am - 10:00am. 
If you are a walk-on traveler, we recommend picking up your Crabfest package in advance. Packages can be picked up 3 business days after booking your package. 
10:30am: Ferry departs Victoria.
12:00pm: Ferry arrives in Port Angeles... Your crab feed voucher is good for the entire day! If there crab feed wait times, we recommend exploring the rest of the festival, and enjoying your crab later in the day.
Keep reading for a list of all the crustacean celebrations happening over the weekend!
4:45pm: Arrive at the Black Ball terminal in Port Angeles.
5:15pm: Ferry departs Port Angeles.
6:45pm: Ferry arrives in Victoria. Go through Canada Customs.

Fun and Festivities

Whether you want to sit back and listen to the live bands perform, check out the vendors, or participate in the 5K Fun Run, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this year’s Crabfest! Here’s some of our Crabfest highlights that you won’t want to miss.

Crab Feed

Crab Feed

From 11am-9pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sunday, stop by the First Fed Central Tent for your old-fashioned Dungeness crab feed! All crab feeds include a whole fresh Dungeness Crab (warm or cold), corn on the cob, and coleslaw.

Crabfest 5k Fun Run

The Crabfest 5k Fun Run registration is open! The run starts at the City Pier on Saturday, October 7 at 11:00am. The route takes you out-and-back along the waterfront trail in downtown Port Angeles. The run is open to all ages! Day of registration will be open from 9:30am-11:00am. 

Crab a Partner and Dance!

This year’s Crabfest is offering three different music venues. Click here for a full list of the performance schedule. There will be free live music at the First Fed Crab Central Tent, as well as "The Claw" - First Fed Gateway Bistro.

Additionally, concerts will take place inside the stunning new Field Hall waterfront theater. On Friday night, Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Ruth Moody will be taking the stage at 7:30pm. On Saturday night, Sammy Miller & The Congregation will be putting on shows at 5:30pm AND 8:30pm.

Save 25% on all Crabfest shows at Field Arts & Events Hall by using discount code BLACKBALL25. 

For more information, please visit Field Arts & Events Hall.

Red Lion

Aye, Aye, Crab-tain!

Not only do we have crabulous deals on crab, corn on the cob, and coleslaw, we’re also serving up overnight hotel packages with two of our partners, the Red Lion Hotel and Olympic Lodge, located right in Port Angeles. Hotel packages with ferry and crab feed start at $229 USD pp/do. Plus, you can save when you book a Sunday hotel package from only $139 USD pp/do. 

Crabfest is located about a 5 minute walk from our Port Angeles terminal at 122 N Lincoln Street, just outside of the Red Lion Hotel. 

Please call our packaging department at 877-386-2202 if you have questions or would like to book... We hope you enjoy your time at Crabfest this year!! 

Port Angeles

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