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 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.

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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!

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Washington Spring Break

April 4-7, 2017

Fine Arts, Photo & Electronic Media Shows

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.

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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.

Farmer’s Market

May-August

Ocean Shores Farmers Market

Ocean Shores Farmers Market

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.

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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.

Ocean Shores Flag day celebration

Ocean Shores Flag day celebration

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!

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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 4th fun in Ocean Shores

July 4th fun in Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores Beach Blast 

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.

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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.

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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

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Farmer’s Market
May  – August , 2017 
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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.

Farmer’s Market
May – August , 2017
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Paddle-A-Thon

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.

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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.

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Bacon Bash

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

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Irish Festival in Ocean Shores

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.

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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