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 2017

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

A Pirates Life For Us

January 13-15

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 10-12

14th 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 4-5

30th 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 17-19

11th 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 19

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 "Illusion of Elvis"

April 1

This non-profit organization invites you to enjoy an evening with Danny Vernon and his "Illusion of Elvis" show. A luau themed evening offering dinner, aution, and show to benefit the OS Food Bank. Tickets are $30/each or $300 for a premier table. Purchase at the Visitor's Center at the Convention Center. For more information, visit www.tourismoceanshores.com

Fine Arts, Photography & Electronic Media Show

April 21-23

47th 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 28-29

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.

Youth Fishing Derby

May 13

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.

Shopping at the Shore

May 13-14

Entrepreneurs gathered together under one roof to create a retail extravaganza. Free admission. For more information, visit www.tourismoceanshores.com, or call 425-343-3233.

Clam Digger Rod Run


9th 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 26-28

Kick off the Summer at the 10th 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 3

Artists of all media types create functional and not-so-functional pieces of spectacular fashion in this year's show, "Somewhere in Time" 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/.

Toughman Triathlon

June 3

6th Annual Event. The triathlon events include: Swimming in Duck Lake, Biking on the city streets of Ocean Shores peninsula, Running on ocean beach and city streets. Activities feature Half Iron relay, Half Iron triathlon, a Olympic relay triathalon, a Olympic and sprint triathlon, a half iron and Olympic distance Duathlon (Bike/Run) a 13.1-mile half marathon, a 10K and a 5K race, and a triathlon for kids. All events start and finish at North Bay Park. For more information, visit www.toughmantri.com/toughman-washington-state/.

Ocean Shores Festival of Colors (Kite Flying)

June 3-4

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. Call 360-289-4103 or visit www.oceanshoreskites.com.

Flag Day Parade

June 10

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.

Sand & Sawdust Festival

June 23-25

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. 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 7-9

A family friendly event with volleyball, soccer, disc golf, skim boarding, music, vendors, games, food, activity tournaments, and s'mores..... Visit our website and plan to get involved with this 2nd year of "fun at the beach" extravaganza in Ocean Shores. For more information, visit www.washingtonbeachsports.com.

Bikers at the Beach

July 28-30

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 12

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 18-20

12th-Man FAN FEST celebrating the upcoming SEAHAWK season with a huge fan party open to all. Music, food, vendors, games and celebrities. Contact Anna Macinnis at anamac247@yahoo.com or Terry Johnson at t.johnson5959@yahoo.com. Check out the Facebook page.

Fun Fly (Kite Flying)

August 19-20

Novice and professional kite flyers perform on the downtown beach of Ocean Shores. Call 360-289-3229.

Find Your Treasure Gift Show **CANCELLED**

August 26-27 **CANCELLED**

A retail gift and treasure show. Some proceeds to benefit the local food bank. This 3rd year event offers many one of a kind purchase items. Entertainment and a treasure hunt included in the merriment. Free Admission. For more information, visit www.tourismoceanshores.com, or call 425-343-3233.

AAOS Arts & Crafts Festival

September 1-3

49th 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 3

North Bay Park, lakes & canals. 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 15-17

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 509-715-9082.

Bacon Bash **CANCELLED**

October 23 **CANCELLED**

All things BACON! Food, vendors,novelties and entertainment. Free Admission. Held at the Convention Center. For more information, call 360-580-5064.

Irish Music Festival

October 24-29

14th 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.

We Are All SF

November TBD

An event for that child within us all who still wonders at the imaginations of science fiction writers, directors, artists and musicians. Open to all to enjoy entertainment centered around science fiction and super heroes. Register early and plan your trip to Ocean Shores. $5-$55 Admission. For more information, call 425-443-3895.

Winter Fanta-Sea Craft Show

November 24-26

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