Depoe Bay will be cooking up locally caught Dungeness crab and showing off colorful classic wooden boats at the world’s smallest harbor on Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14. Indoor and outdoor dining will be available, with a selection of thirst-quenching brews in the beer garden, courtesy of the Depoe Bay Brewing Company.
Thousands of pounds of whole Dungeness crab will be cooked to perfection in front of Depoe Bay’s Community Hall at 220 SE Bay St. Complete crab meals include coleslaw, dinner roll and beverage. Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The price of a whole Dungeness crab meal will be $25; a half crab will be $20. Advance tickets are available at the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce’s website, www.depoebaychamber.org. Hot dogs and baked goods will also be sold at the nearby Kid Zone table. The chamber hosts this nonprofit event, a favorite coastal tradition for locals and visitors alike.
This will be the 24th year for the Classic Wooden Boat Show. Dozens of exhibits will feature hand-crafted vessels, both vintage and modern, from across the Northwest. Always a favorite of the show is the model boat building booth, which provides both young and old the opportunity to build their own boat to take home. The boat show and the model boat building demonstration are free.
On Sunday, April 14, the harbor will see hundreds of colorful bathtub ducks released to race in the annual Ducky Derby. Buy a ticket for a chance to win prizes donated by Depoe Bay merchants.
U.S. Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay will open its doors to tours of its patrol and rescue boats. People are invited to climb aboard one of their boats and spend some time talking with Coast Guard personnel.