2024 Summer Events in Grays Harbor

Are you in need of things to do in Grays Harbor during the summer? Well you are in luck because there are plenty of incredible summer events in Grays Harbor that will keep your weekends packed with fun. Dancing with a pirate, flying a kite and tasting locally-made libations are just a few things awaiting you this summer. Check out these 2024 summer events in Grays Harbor!

June 21
Downtown Aberdeen

This free, family-friendly event will fill the streets with music throughout the day. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or just love to tap your toes to the beat, there’s something for everyone at World Music Day. Enjoy live performances by local bands, singers and instrumentalists. Learn an instrument at a workshop or sing along at an open mic session. For more information, visit the 98520 website.

June 28-30, 2024
Ocean Shores Convention Center

Celebrate summer at the beach with one of the largest events in Ocean Shores! The Sand & Sawdust Festival includes a chainsaw art show and auction as well as sandcastle and sand sculpture contests. Learn more at the Sand & Sawdust Festival Facebook page.

The Rusty Scupper Pirate Daze is a family activities in Grays Harbor you won’t want to miss! Photo courtesy: Rusty Scuppers Pirate Daze

June 28-30, 2024
Westhaven Drive, Westport

The Half Moon Bay Pirates are inviting you to their shindig! Sing a shanty, find some treasure and eat your fill of amazing food while enjoying live entertainment. Each day is packed with a full schedule of fun shows from acrobats and dancers to costume contests and a black powder show. Find out more information on the Rusty Scuppers Pirate Daze website.

July 6, 2024
Downtown Aberdeen

There will be food, fun and fireworks, along with live entertainment including comedy, magic and music. Fireworks will start at 10 p.m.

Head to Aberdeen on July 6 for their free Founders Day Parade & Festival, a perfect end to your July Fourth celebrations. Find live music, lots of food, parade displays and more. Vote for your favorite float entry! Find out more by following the Aberdeen Founders Day Parade & Festival’s Facebook page.

July 12-14, 2024
845-851 Grayland Beach Road, Grayland

Head to Grayland for a summer event in Grays Harbor like no other! The Westport Windriders Kite Festival is the second-largest kite festival in Washington and something you won’t want to miss. The free event takes place July 12-14, 2024, with kids events, air and ground displays, mass ascensions, their famous teddy bear drop and more! Follow the Westport Windriders Kite Festival on Facebook for more information.

a bunch of kites flying above the Westport beach and a big blow up bear on the sand
Go fly a kite at the Westport Windriders Kite Festival, a grays harbor summer event not to miss. Photo courtesy: Westport Windriders Kite Festival

July 12-14, 2024
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
100 S 3rd Street, McCleary

Are you ready for the famous McCleary Bear Festival? It’s happening July 12-14, 2024, and you won’t want to miss it! A court, parade, softball tournament, soapbox derby and more will entertain the entire family at this summer event in Grays Harbor. Learn more in this article on the McCleary Bear Festival and check out the McCleary Bear Festival website.

July 20
48 Roberston School Road, Hoquiam

If you love lavender, you won’t want to miss the Healing Hearts Lavender Festival. Enjoy lavender in full bloom along with live music, food, wine, vendors and all the lavender you can imagine! Lavender ice cream, oils, u-pick lavender and more. For more information, visit the Healing Hearts Lavender Facebook page.

July 20
2521 Westhaven Drive, Wesport

Head to Westport on July 20 for a summer event in Grays Harbor for the adults. Taste wines that are locally-made in Washington and Oregon. Enjoy food and live entertainment too! To purchase tickets, visit the Westhaven Wines website.

People tasting wine at a pop-up tent
Taste locally-made wines at the Westport Wine Festival. Photo courtesy: Westport Wine Festival

July 20, 2024
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Seabrook is turning 20! Join the fun with old-fashioned lawn games, face painting, music and bouncy houses for the kids and more. Learn more on the Seabrook website.

July 20, 2024

Whether you have a car to enter, or just want to check out all the sweet rides, don’t miss the 22nd Annual Historic Montesano Car Show. It’s a fun time with lots of classic and vintage vehicles, a pancake breakfast at the Montesano Community Center, a kids zone and more. Friday night kick-off cruise-in has live entertainment at 4 p.m. at the Snowbird Farm & Cidery. Don’t miss the Montesano Saturday Market while there. For more information, including how to register your car, visit the Historic Montesano Car Show Facebook page.

July 26-28, 2024
Ocean Shores

The biggest motorcycle rally in Western Washington is headed back to Ocean Shores! This summer event in Grays Harbor is all about the thrill of riding the road with two wheels and a mean engine. There will be parades, music, venders, cruising, live shows and more. Follow Hog Wild in Ocean Shores on Facebook for more information.

July 31 – August 3, 2024
Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds
32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma

It’s not the summer without heading to the Grays Harbor County Fair! The entire family will enjoy a day full of animals, carnival rides, fair food, 4-H, FFA and open exhibits, live entertainment and so much more. Visit the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds website for details.

August 17-18, 2024
Westport Marina
2411 Westhaven Drive, Westport

The 27th Annual Westport Art Festival is returning August 2024 for a weekend of family-friendly fun in Grays Harbor. There will be kids activities, crafts, live music, vendors, plein air painting and more. Enjoy food, live entertainment and a beer garden too. Follow the Westport Art Festival on Facebook for more information.

August 17, 2024

Anyone who loves fantastical creatures and lore will want to put the Seabrook Gnome & Fairy Festival on their calendar for things to do in Grays Harbor 2024. The event includes tons of things for kids as well as adults. Bouncy houses, building your own gnome hats and fairy wings, a parade and more await you. You can even build a gnome home on The Gnome Trail! There will be vendors, food and tons of locally-made products as the Seabrook Saturday Market will be happening at the same time. Learn more on the Seabrook website.

August 17,2024
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport
500 N Custer Street, Aberdeen

The 11th Annual Grays Harbor Pride 2024 event is happening on August 17 and will include a Pride Prom on August 16 at Events on Emerson in Hoquiam. On Saturday, head to the Historical Seaport for family-friendly activities, vendors, live entertainment and more. This year’s theme is Gaymer & Geeks, so come dressed in your favorite cosplay. For more information, visit the Out & Proud Grays Harbor Coalition website.

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