Annual Crab Feed April 16-17
Locally caught Dungeness crab will be cooked to perfection before your eyes and served up hot with all the trimmings at the upcoming Annual Depoe Bay Crab Feed and Ducky Derby on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2016. Indoor and outdoor dining will be available, with a selection of thirst-quenching brews in the beer garden courtesy of the Rusty Truck Brewing Co.
The Depoe Bay Community Hall at 220 S.E. Bay Street is where thousands of pounds of Dungeness crab will be served on both Saturday, April 16, 11:00-5:00 and Sunday, April 17, 11:00-3:00. Indoor and outdoor dining options will be available. Whole crab meals will be $25 and half crab meals $20. It’s a true bargain for a complete meal that includes coleslaw, garlic bread and a beverage.
On Sunday April 17 “the world’s smallest harbor” will see hundreds of colorful bathtub ducks released to race in the annual Ducky Derby. Buy a ticket for a chance to win great prizes provided by Depoe Bay merchants, including clothing, dining passes and a nearly 400-year-old silver shipwreck treasure coin.
The silver treasure coin was recovered from the wreck of the Sao Jose, a Portuguese trading ship that was attacked in 1622 by Dutch and British warships as it was heading to India. On board was the grandson of famed explorer Vasco De Gama, who was on his way to take his post as Viceroy of India.
On both Saturday and Sunday a free model boat building demonstration provides both the young and young-at-heart with the opportunity to build a boat to take home. It’s a fun experience the whole family will enjoy.
Depoe Bay’s U.S. Coast Guard station will open its doors to tours of its patrol and rescue boats stationed dockside. If you’ve ever wondered what its like to be on the Pacific with the Coast Guard, this is your opportunity!
Thanks to a resident pod of gray whales, Depoe Bay enjoys near year-round whale watching and has become known as “Oregon’s whale watching capitol”. At the Whale Watching Center park rangers are ready to help spot gray whales. The center is open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM and admission is free.
For advance information please contact Nick Bruyer (Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce) at 541-270-3944 to plan your group trip. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.