April Swenson, Managing Broker at
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers

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

Ocean Shores Events for 2015

A Pirates Life For Us

January 16-18

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.

Antique & Collectibles Show

February 14-15

13th Annual Show offers seminars, expert evaluations, and over 60 booths of collectibles and antiques for Valentine's Weekend. Call 360-289-3887 for more info.

Capitol Volkssport Club Biennial Walking Fest

February 14-16

Six (6) walking trails and One (1) bicycle route through Ocean Shores, along the beach, through state parks, and up the North Beach. Headquartered at the Lion's Club building in downtown Ocean Shores. More info at www.capitolvolkssportclub.org

Beachcombers' Fun Fair

March 7-8

28th Annual event features exhibits, seminars, information booths and vendors. Children's activities held on Saturday morning. Plus beach walks and the Dash for Trash or Treasure on Sunday morning. Fun for the whole family. Call 360-289-2451 for more info.

Razor Clam Festival & Seafood Extravaganza

March 20-22

9th Annual. This event is being expanded to 3 days and has a new name. Top chefs from the area restaurants bring their best clam chowder and entrees for a chance at "The Best on the North Beach." Vendor and food booths, music and more. A great family event!

Photo, Fine Arts & Electronic Media Show

April 18-19

46th 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. For more information, visit www.associatedarts.org.

Spring Fling Arts & Crafts Show

April 24-26

3rd Annual. This show will feature all sorts of arts and crafts. For more information, please call 360-289-9586.

High Rollin' Hot Rods at the Beach

April 24-25

Guest Host: Lance Lambert of the Vintage Vehicle Show. Annual event held at the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino. For more information, please visit www.quinaultbeachresort.com/high-rollin-hot-rods-car-show/.

Shoppin' at the Shore

May 9-10

A Mother's Day Event at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Tons of vendors, crafters, gift ideas, kids store, music, prizes, chance drawings, coloring contest and fun for all ages. For more information, please call 425-343-3233.

Clam Digger Rod Run

May 16

7th 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 22-24

Kick off the Summer at the 7th Annual GHC Expo, featuring the Grays Harbor Home Show, the Oceans of Fine Arts Expo, Roadside Chain Saw Carving, Hot Rod and Classic Car Expo, RV show, and more. See you Memorial Day Weekend! For more information, visit www.graysharborexpo.com.

Wearable Art Show

June 6

Artists of all media types create functional and not-so functional pieces of spectacular fashion in this year's show, "Force of Nature," that comes to life in one magical evening of music, dance and wearable art. Runs 12PM to 8PM. Held at the Convention Center. Call 360-289-2451 or visit www.wearableart.com/.

Ocean Shores Festival of Colors (Kite Flying)

June 6-7

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 13

Honor our Nation's flag with an old-fashioned parade. Over 60 entrants parade through the streets of downtown Ocean Shores. Held on a Saturday at 11am. For more information, visit www.oceanshoresact.com.

Five Star Dealerships Sand & Sawdust Festival

June 26-28

Master woodcarvers from all over the world come to compete in this annual competition. Auctions held daily. Visit the Beach where artists compete for the best sand sculpture on Saturday. Free sand-sculpting lessons given on Friday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.oceanshoresact.com.

Family 4th Festival

July 4

Enjoy a fun-filled day at the Convention Center with games, food and vendors from 11am-4pm. Then go to the Beach and let off your own fireworks. There is also a professional fireworks show at the Quinualt Beach Resort & Casino at 10pm. For more information, visit www.tourismoceanshores.com.

Ocean Shores Beach Blast

July 11

A family-friendly event with non-stop music and s'mores...and more s'mores...and fun...and more fun. For more information, visit www.oceanshoresbeachblast.com.

Ocean Shores Big Weekend Triathlon & Footfest

July 11-12

4th Annual Event held from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 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 Sprint, Olympic, Half Iron Distances, Olympic & Half Iron Duathlon, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Kids Tri. All events start and finish at North Bay Park. For more information, visit www.trifreaks.com.

Sun & Surf Run

July 23-26

Listen to the roar as Ocean Shores welcomes over 2,000 motorcycles for the weekend. Enjoy stunt riders, mortorcycle parades, bonfire & fireworks on the beach, and vendors. For more information, visit www.sunandsurfevent.com.

Body & Soul Festival

August 8-9

The Festival provides an opportunity for individuals to explore their options in creating healthier and more conscious lifestyles. Held at the Ocean Shores Lions Club. Hours: 10-6 Saturday and 10-5 Sunday. Admission is $3/day or $5 for the weekend. Classes throughout the day. For more information, visit www.oceanshoresfestival.com.

Fun Fly-In

August 15

Novice and professional Kite flyers perform on the main beach in Ocean Shores. For more information, please call 360-289-4103.

Old Fashion Labor Day Picnic & Paddle-a-Thon

September 5

Sponsored by the businesses in Ocean Shores. Human-Powered Boat Races, Poker Paddle, and Wacky Boat Races held at North Bay Park from 9am-3:30pm. Rubber Duckie Races held at 3:30pm to support local charities. For more information, visit www.oceanshoresact.com.

AAOS Arts & Crafts Festival

September 11-13

47th Annual event includes over 120 indoor and outdoor booths featuring thousands of handcrafted items by gifted artists and talented craftspeople. For more information, visit www.associatedarts.org.

Whale of a Quilt Show

September 18-20

Sea-Gals Quilters show offers vendors, handmade quilts, demonstrations and quilted items. The show is judged (attendees get to vote) and prizes awarded. Free admission. Held at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. For more information, visit www.seapalsquilters.org.

Irish Music Festival

October 21-25

12th Annual. Over 20 bands converge on the Convention Center for the largest Irish music festival on the West Coast. For more information, visit www.galwaybayevents.com

Winter Fanta-Sea Craft Show

November 27-29

Kick off your holiday 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. Call 360-289-9586 for more information.

For more information and listings of other events, call

1-800-76-BEACH or visit www.tourismoceanshores.com

April Swenson, 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