g 2018 Events Calendar for Ocean Shores, WA
April Swenson, Managing Broker at
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers Real Estate

Cell / Text: 360-589-2777       aswenson25@juno.com
          Fax: 360-289-3941                                 www.OceanShoresInfo.com
Ocean Shores, WA Real Estate

Ocean Shores Events for 2018

**NOTE: I am a Real Estate Broker. Info provided below as a courtesy. All events listed are subject to change. Please contact the corresponding numbers and/or websites.**
** Can also visit the Chamber of Commerce's Calendar. **

A Pirates Life For Us

January 12-14

Swashbucklers, buccaneers and scallawags invade our fair City to indulge in entertainment and general merriment. All folks with pirate spirits are welcome to come and play. See more information at www.pirateslifeforus.com

Antique & Collectibles Show

February 17-18

15th Annual Show. This show has been renewed. Over 60 vendors will offer a wide variety of antiques. Admission is $3, OR $2 + non-perishable food item donation. For more information, visit www.tourismoceanshores.com.

Beachcombers' Fun Fair

March 3-4

31st Annual event features exhibits, seminars, information booths and vendors. Children's activities held on Saturday morning with a kids' science fair. Plus beach walks on Sunday morning. Fun for the whole family. Admission is $1-$3. For more information, visit www.tourismoceanshores.com, or call 360-580-5064 for more info.

Razor Clam Festival & Seafood Extravaganza

March 17

12th Annual. Celebrating the natural bounty of "Coastal Life." The event features an artisan marketplace, children’s activities, live entertainment, cultural exhibits, and the highly anticipated Clam Chowder Cook-off. Come and cast your vote for the best professional and non-professional chowder on the North Beach! Top chefs from the area restaurants bring their best clam chowder and entrees for a chance at "The Best on the North Beach." A great family event! For more information, visit www.oceanshores.org/clams/.

Dugan's Run

March 18

Join fellow runners in a variety of racing activities. Individual or team participants. Free admission. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DugansFunRun/.

Ocean Shores Food Bank Event

April 7

3rd Annual. This non-profit organization invites you to enjoy an evening to benefit the OS Food Bank. Rockin' the Shores featuring "Raucous". Dinner and auction. Held at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased nearer to the event date.

Fine Arts, Photography & Electronic Media Show

April 27-29

48th Annual. Artists and photographers from all over the United States enter this show to win prizes and show their unique photos and works of art. Arts using electronics will be showcased as well. Free admission. For more information, visit www.associatedarts.org.

High Rollin' Hot Rods at the Beach

April 27-28

9th Annual. Join us for great cars great food great specials and great people. Annual event held at the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino. For more information, please visit www.quinaultbeachresort.com.

Kite Invasion

May 4-6

This is the first year for this event. See kites all on the beach of downtown Ocean Shores. Come fly your own kite and help fill the skies. Visit www.facebook.com/kiteinvasion/.

Youth Fishing Derby

May 12

The annual Ocean Shores Youth Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday. Kids' registration starts at 7am. The derby is in need of equipment and boat owners who are willing to volunteer their time and equipment to take kids out on boats (there are City and State requirements to volunteer for this event). Donations should be forwarded to the Ocean Shores Elks Lodge.

Clam Digger Rod Run

May 19(???)

10th Annual Huge car display -- rain or shine. Dash plaques to the first 100 cars registered. Breakfast at 8am-10:30am; Lunch at 11:30am-1pm; Awards at 2pm; 50/50 Drawing. Staging is done at 8am. Held at the Ocean Shores North Beach Elks Lodge 2581 on Ocean Lake Way. For more information, please visit www.clamdiggerrodrun.org.

Grays Harbor County Expo

May 25-27

Kick off the Summer at the 11th Annual GHC Expo, featuring the Grays Harbor Home Show, the Oceans of Fine Arts Expo, Wood & Ice Chainsaw Carving, Hot Rod and Classic Car show, a Home Show, and a Memorial Service Honoring those who have passed! See you Memorial Day Weekend! Free admission. For more information, visit www.graysharborexpo.com.

Wearable Art Show

June 2

Artists of all media types create functional and not-so-functional pieces of spectacular fashion in this year's show, "Make Believe" that comes to life in one magical evening of music, dance and WEARABLE ART. Held at the Convention Center. $15-20 admission. Call 360-589-7778 or visit www.oswearableart.com/.

Ocean Shores Festival of Colors (Kite Flying)

June 2-3

What a great family event for novice to professional kite flyers! Come fly a kite or enjoy the antics of colorful kites filling the skies. Held on the Beach off of Damon Rd. Call 360-289-4103 or visit www.oceanshoreskites.com.

Flag Day Parade

June 9

Honor our Nation's flag with an old-fashioned parade. Over 75 entrants parade through the streets of downtown Ocean Shores. Held on a Saturday at 11am in downtown Ocean Shores. For more information, visit www.tourismoceanshores.com.

5-Star Dealerships Sand & Sawdust Festival

June 22-24

Sand sculpting competition from master to beginner. Contact the Chamber to get the information you need to participate in this sculpting event that is open to individual or team artists. Held on the beach. Free Admission. Chain saw carving at it's absolute best. Watch carving artists create masterpieces at the Convention Center. You will have the opportunity to view their work from start to finish over three days of competition. Quick carve pieces will be auctioned daily in a show room atmosphere while being entertained by one of the finest carvers and auctioneers in the NW. Free Admission. For more information, visit www.oceanshores.org/sand-sawdust, or call 360-289-2451.

Fireworks on the Beach

July 4

Enjoy fireworks on the beach by letting off your own fireworks. Please follow the posted rules and be safe! There is a show at the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino at 10pm.

Ocean Shores Beach Blast

July 6-8

A family friendly event with volleyball, soccer, disc golf, skim boarding, music, vendors, games, food, and activity tournaments. Visit our website and plan to get involved with this 3rd year of "fun at the beach" extravaganza in Ocean Shores. For more information, visit www.washingtonbeachsports.com.

Big Top Promotions Gun Show

July 21-22

Experienced gun and knife retailers gathered together to offer enthusiasts an opportunity to purchase and evaluate personal collections. Open to the public: Saturday 9am-6pm/ Sunday 9am-4pm Cost....$10.00 for adults....active and retired military and children under 18 accompanied by an adult are FREE. Held at the Convention Center. For more information, visit www.tourismoceanshores.com.

Bikers at the Beach

July 27-29

Listen to the roar as Ocean Shores welcomes motorcycles for the weekend. Enjoy live music, vendors, bike show and more. For more information, visit www.bikersatthebeach.com, or call 360-289-4411.

Ocean Shores Woof-a-Thon

August 11

Dogs and their owners are invited to this festival celebrating the talents and uniqueness of their special loved ones. Games and sporting events and an auction all-Fido friendly. 10am-4pm at the North Beach Jr/Sr High School. Free Admission. For more information, visit www.oceanshoreswoofathon.org, or call 360-289-2553.

12's Fan Fest & Beach Party

Aug 17-19

12th-Man FAN FEST celebrating the upcoming SEAHAWK season with a huge fan party open to all. A parade, music, food, vendors, games and celebrities. Contact Mike Goff at info.fivestarevents@gmail.comm. Check out the Facebook page.

AAOS Arts & Crafts Festival

Aug 31-Sept 2

50th Annual event includes 1,000's of unique items are showcased by gifted artists and talented craftspeople in indoor and outdoor booths. Free Admission. For more information, visit www.associatedarts.org.


September 1

Held at the Oyhut Bay Canal boat launch. Attention kayak, canoe, and rowing enthusiasts. All skill levels are welcome! Human-powered boat activities on the lakes and canals of Ocean Shores. Race, Poker Paddle, picnic, seminars and the latest in paddling gear at end-of-season prices. $5-$15 Admission.

Whale of a Quilt Show

September 21-23

Sea-Gals Quilters show offers vendors, handmade quilts, demonstrations and quilted items. The show is judged and prizes awarded. Held at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Free Admission. For more information, visit www.tourismoceanshores.com, or call 360-209-9306.

Irish Music Festival

October 16-21

15th Annual. The largest Irish music festival on the West Coast. 6 stages, 4 venues and 30 great bands. For more information, visit www.galwaybayirishpub.com, or call 360-289-2300.

"Run from the Rain" Indoor Kite Flying

November 3-4

Held at the Ocean Shores Elementary Gym. Competitions will begin at 2pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. For more information, visit www.wka-kiteflyers.org.

Winter Fanta-Sea Craft Show

November 23-25

Kick off your Christmas shopping. The Convention Center is filled with over 70 arts and crafts booths featuring handmade arts and crafts just in time for Christmas. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.tourismoceanshores.com, or call 360-289-9586.

For more information, please call 360-289-9586 or 360-289-4411,
or visit www.tourismoceanshores.com

**NOTE: All events listed are subject to change. Please contact the corresponding numbers and/or websites.**

April Swenson, Real Estate Managing Broker & CRS
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers ~ Ocean Shores, WA

Cell / Text:   360-589-2777
Fax: 360-289-3941
aswenson25@juno.com              www.OceanShoresInfo.com