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Mark your calendars for the first Saturday in June and get ready for non-stop fun on the Nehalem Bay!

Scheduled to coincide with Free Fishing Weekend, the Crab Derby is a fundraising event for two local charities – the MuddNick Foundation of Manzanita, OR – whose mission is to broaden the horizons of deserving children in greater Nehalem Bay and North Tillamook County and Animal Haven By The Sea Rescue in Nehalem, OR – dedicated to helping animals that are lost, in distress, in need of a home, food or medical attention and are the only animal rescue in North Tillamook County. Hosted by Kelly’s Brighton Marina, this unique event is one of the favorite summer activites for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike!

Kelly’s Brighton Marina will release 26 tagged crabs on Saturday and a $10 per ticket entry fee is required to participate in the Crab Derby, with proceeds from ticket sales going to the sponsored charities. All captured tagged crabs must be returned to the marina by 5:00pm and a drawing will be held to determine the top prize of $1,000 cash. Live music, games, crafts, many great vendors, raffles, and a wide array of prizes round out an exciting event that we hope will become an annual tradition for all who attend!

An event of this magnitude is not possible without the generosity and support of the entire community. Volunteers, gift basket items, and donated prizes are always greatly appreciated. We hope that you will consider a donation to this worthy cause.
We can pick up your donation- call or text Randi at 801.380.9189.


June 1
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Kelly’s Brigton Marina
29200 Hwy 101 N
Rockaway Beach, 97136
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