Music, art, parades, dancing, quilts, picnics, and festivals make Ocean Shores an exciting place to be, any season of year. Check this calendar for specific events each month
January Ocean Shores
A Pirate’s Life For Us
January 13 – January 15, 2017
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. Schedule here.
Ocean Shores Renewed Antique Show
February 10-12, 2017
14th Annual Antique Show. Spend a Valentine’s Weekend at the beach. Over 80 vendors will offer a wide variety of antiques including dolls, glass, furniture, American Art pottery, and much, much more, all at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Evaluators, crystal and glass repair, and door prizes. Admission is $3.00.
Beachcombers Fun Fair
March 4-5, 2017
The 29th Annual event features exhibits, seminars, information booths, and vendors on Saturday and Sunday; a kid’s science fair Saturday morning plus beach walks on Sunday morning. For more information: 360-289-9586
Razor Clam Festival & Seafood Extravaganza
Convention Center & All Over Ocean Shores
March 17-18, 2017
Hurray for the (tasty) and elusive Razor Clam! 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 & non-professional chowder on the North Beach!
Washington Spring Break
April 4-7, 2017
April 21-23, 2017
Artists and photographers from all over the United States enter this show to win prizes and display their unique photos and works of art.
Mother’s Day Brunch at Mariah’s Restaurant
Sunday, May 14, 2017
The Mother’s Day brunch buffet at Mariah’s Restaurant is incredible. From honey-baked ham to Eggs Benedict, the selection of tasty fare outstanding at this favorite dining destination for locals and visitors alike. Reservations are recommended. Brunch is served from 10am to 2pm dining. Adults are $18.95; seniors just $14.95. Call 1-360-289-3315.
Shoppin’ at the Shore
May 13-14, 2017
Entrepreneurs gathered together under one roof to create a shopping extravaganza.
Spend the weekend at The Polynesian and enjoy some wonderful retail therapy.
Gray’s Harbor Expo Over Memorial Day Weekend
May 26-27, 2017
The 10th annual Expo has something for everyone. Highlights include a Memorial Day Service, and then feature the Oceans of Fine Arts – Arts & Crafts Show, Wood and Ice Chainsaw Carving, Hot Rod and Classic Car Show, and a Home Show. Spend the weekend at The Polynesian and enjoy activities at the Convention Center and around town.
Ocean Shores Wearable Art Show
Saturday, June 4 , 2016
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. Find out more here.
Festival of Colors
June 3-4, 2017
This is a great family kite-flying event for novice to professional kite flyers! Come fly a kite or enjoy the antics of colorful kits. FMI: 360-289-0667.
Flag Day Parade,
June 10, 2017
Ocean Shores, WA Show your patriotic pride. Spend a fun-filled day in Ocean Shores. Saturday morning, June 10th at 11:00 a.m., watch over 70 floats and entries honoring Old Glory in one of the only Flag Day Parades in Western Washington. Participating in the parade will be floats and marching bands from Ocean Shores and neighboring communities.
Sand & Sawdust Festival
Ocean Shores Convention Center & On The Beach
June 23-25, 2017
Come to the beach to watch Master, Intermediate, and Novice Sand Sculpting teams compete for over $5,000.00 in cash prizes. While master woodcarvers from all over the world come to compete in this annual competition. Auctions held daily. Families & kids welcome to enter the sand sculpting competition. Find out more here!
Family Fourth Festival
July 4, 2017 11:00 – 4:00
Each Year Ocean Shores Plays host to over 50,000 guests for a Fantastic and Fabulous 4th of July Celebration! Come to the Convention Center and join the jubliee!
July 7-9, 2017
Get in the game at this family-friendly event. Teams will compete in beach volleyball, soccer, and disc golf, and ultimate disc tournaments. Visit our website and plan to get involved with this first of it’s kind “fun at the beach” extravaganza in Ocean Shores.
Ocean Shores Big Weekend Tri-Run July tbd
All “Trifreaks” are welcome to participate in this 5th 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 1/2 Iron Triathlon, Olympic Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Half Marathon, 10k Run and 5k Run.
Bikers at the Beach
July 28-30 2017
Over 2,000 motorcycles at the Convention Center. Enjoy live music, bonfire, motorcycle parades, stunt riders and vendors. For more information
12s Fan Fest & Beach Party
August 18-20, 2017
12th man FAN FEST celebrating the up-coming SEAHAWK season with a huge fan party open to all. Music, food, vendors, games and celebrities. Keep up to speed on Facebook page,12’s Fan Fest and Beach Party
Fun Fly (Kite Flying)
Saturday, August 19-20 , 2017
Novice and professional kite flyers take to the skies on the beach in the center of Ocean Shores.
Find Your Treasure Gift Show
Saturday, August 26 – Sunday, August 27, 2017
A retail gift and treasure show. Some proceeds to benefit the local food bank. This second year event offers many one of a kind purchase items. Entertainment and a treasure hunt included in the merriment.
North Bay Park
September 3, 2017
Races, poker paddle and demonstrations of human-powered watercraft, canoes and kayaks, all along the canals and lakes of Ocean Shores.
Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
September 1-3, 2017
Annual event includes over 120 indoor and outdoor booths featuring thousands of handcrafted items by gifted artists and talented craftspeople. For more information go to www.associatedarts.org.
Whale of a Quilt Show
September 15-17, 2017
Convention Center, Ocean Shores
The Sea-Pal Quilters show offers vendors, handmade quilts, demonstrations and quilted items. Admission is free. 1- 360-289-3136.
October 23, 2017
All things bacon, with food, vendors, novelties and entertainment.Held at the Ocean Shores Convention Center
Irish Music Festival
October 25-29, 2017
The West Coast’s Largest Irish Music Festival, featuring 6 stages, 3 venues and 30 great bands. Come tip a pint and kick up your heels. For more information and a schedule of the bands and events visit www.galwaybayevents.com
Winter Fanta-Sea Craft Show
November 24-27, 2017
Over 70 arts and crafts booths feature thousands of unique handmade items just in time for the holidays! Admission is free. Call 360-289-9586.