331 Things to Do – #22 Groove, Ride & Run: A Spring Event Extravaganza in Port Angeles

5 Reasons to Visit Port Angeles this Spring for Spring

(Last Updated January 2022)

Hey, spring breakers, foodie and fitness fans! Don’t miss these five fresh and festive spring events in Port Angeles — located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula: OAT Run, NW Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Series, NW Wine, Cider & Cheese Tour, Juan de Fuca Arts Festival and the North Olympic Discovery Marathon.

Make plans to keep moving.

Hike or bike to wildflowers in the Olympic National Park and surrounding forests. Plan a beach day at one of the jaw-dropping beaches in Port Angeles and along the Olympic Peninsula. Keep your eyes peeled for whales with a whale watching trip leaving from the downtown Port Angeles dock. Paddle along the Strait’s seashore with a kayak tour (perfect for beginners and kids over 4) or pros can rent their own. Rent an electric bike and zip along the Olympic Discovery Trail from Port Angeles’ waterfront to coastline to canopy.

Make time to pig out and drink up.

Port Angeles’ restaurant scene is on par with Portland and Seattle’s epicurean culture but on a micro-scale. Port Angeles’ restaurant scene is chock-full of scrumptious choices ranging from farm fresh to locally sourced seafood, homemade Italian, east coast style pies, zesty Thai, and mighty gourmet burgers to name a few. Sip wine at a laid-back nano-winery where the grapes are hand-picked and crushed within hours of harvest. If a craft beer is calling, head to Barhop Brewing, a Port Angeles local craft brewery where the brewer Tom concocts his aggressive California-style ales with a twist … fresh pure Northwest ingredients.

1. NW Cup Downhill MTB Series – Every April & May

2. OAT Run (Olympic Adventure Trail Run) – April 20, 2019

3. Wine, Cider & Cheese Tour – Every April

4. Juan de Fuca Arts Festival – Every Memorial Day Weekend

5. North Olympic Discovery Marathon – Every First Weekend in June