Garibaldi Crab Races

Posted by OCVA / March 13, 2016

In 2016, the Crab Races will be held March 12 – 13, 2016.

Hours are 11am to 5pm Saturday and noon to 5pm Sunday.

The Garibaldi Crab Races is a small-town tradition not to be missed.  Where else can you see human participants yell, shout, bang their hands on inclined wooden race lanes, and even, use psychic powers (as long as they don’t touch the crabs) to cajole their sideway-running charges to tumble over the finish line? 

Individuals and teams come from all over the country to line up in competition next to the locals. Winners – the human ones anyway – earn prizes. As for the Dungeness, well, they may be found in one of the specialty dishes served up for the folks who come just to eat, drink local brews and wine, and have fun watching this hilarious spectacle. 

The Crab Races are held to raise funds for the Garibaldi Lions Club, a civic organization that sponsors Lumbermans Park in downtown Garibaldi and works to provide low-cost vision care for low-income citizens in the area.

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