Events Calendar


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Annual events

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

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A Pirate’s Life For Us

January 13 –  January 14, 2018
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, 2018

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.

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Beachcombers Fun Fair

March 3-4, 2018
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, 2018

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!

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Washington Spring Break

April 2-6, 2018  Vancouver 

April 9-13, 2018  Seattle 

A visit with family and friends to Ocean Shores is a spring break tradition!

Rockin’ the Shores

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Auction and Dance benefit event for the Ocean Shores Food Bank, featuring classic rock and dance band, Raucus. Tickets available from the Visitors Center at the Convention Center.

Fine Arts, Photography & 3-D Art Show

April 27-29, 2018
Artists and photographers from all over the United States enter this show to win prizes and display their unique photos and works of art.

Youth Fishing Derby /sponsored by the Elks  

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day Brunch at Mariah’s Restaurant

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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.

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Gray’s Harbor Home Show & Expo Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 25-27, 2018

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.

Farmer’s Market

May-August

Ocean Shores Farmers Market

Ocean Shores Farmers Market

Ocean Shores Wearable Art Show

Saturday, June 2 , 2018
Artists of all media types create functional and not-so-functional pieces of spectacular fashion in this year’s show, “It’s Only Make Believe” that comes to life in one magical evening of music, dance and WEARABLE ART.  Find out more here.

Festival of Colors Kite Flying 

June 2-3, 2018
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.

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Flag Day Parade

June 9, 2018
Ocean Shores, WA  Show your patriotic pride.   Spend a fun-filled day in Ocean Shores. Saturday morning 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.

Ocean Shores Flag day celebration

Ocean Shores Flag day celebration

Sand & Sawdust Festival
Ocean Shores Convention Center & On The Beach

June 22-24, 2018
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!

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Family Fourth Festival  

July 4, 2018 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 jubilee!

July 4th fun in Ocean Shores

July 4th fun in Ocean Shores

Bikers at the Beach

July 27-29 2018
Over 2,000 motorcycles at the Convention Center. Enjoy live music, bonfire, motorcycle parades, stunt riders and vendors. For more information

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Farmer’s Market
May  – August, 2018
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12s Fan Fest & Beach Party

August 17-19, 2018

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

Arts & Crafts Festival

August 31-September 2, 2018

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.

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Farmer’s Market
May – August , 2018
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Paddle the Shores 

North Bay Park
September 1, 2018

Races, poker paddle and demonstrations of human-powered watercraft, canoes and kayaks, all along the canals and lakes of Ocean Shores.

Arts & Crafts Festival

August 31-September 2, 2018

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 21-23, 2018
Convention Center, Ocean Shores

The Sea-Pal Quilters show offers vendors, handmade quilts, demonstrations and quilted items. Admission is free. 1- 360-289-3136.

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Celtic Music Festival

October 16-21, 2018
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.  Now in its 15th year, this event has grown into a sprawling and iconic undertaking that brings over 100 musicians and thousands of fans to the North Coast. Information is at  For more information and a schedule of the bands and events visit www.galwaybayevents.com

Irish Festival in Ocean Shores

Irish Festival in Ocean Shores

Winter Fanta-Sea Craft Show

November 23-2, 2018

Over 70 arts and crafts booths feature thousands of unique handmade items just in time for the holidays! Bring the kids, Santa will be there to listen to all of your Christmas wishes.

Family Time In Ocean Shores

Make your own special memories in one of our apartment-style units and ring in the New Year in Ocean Shores!

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