Aberdeen Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Grays Harbor County including Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Westport, Ocean Shores, Elma, Montesano and beyond.

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Jun
26
Sun
2022 Sand and Sawdust Festival- The Beach is Calling! @ Ocean Shores Convention Center
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

FIVE STAR DEALERSHIPS’ SAND AND SAWDUST FESTIVAL         

Ocean Shores, WA – June 10, 2022 – Come celebrate summer at the beach with one of the largest events in Ocean Shores – the Five Star Dealerships’ Sand and Sawdust Festival, June 24th through 26th. The free annual festival at the Ocean Shores Convention Center celebrates the forests and the beaches of the Washington State coast and the Olympic Peninsula in Grays Harbor.

At the Convention Center, the festival features the Chainsaw Art Show and Auction with 25 carvers creating pieces for the daily auction, more than 40 vendor booths, food booths, beer garden and bar, and live music.

On the beach is the Sandcastle Building Contest on Saturday,11am – 3pm. This year’s theme: The Beach is Calling! Families, friends and businesses are invited to join in the beach fun. Form Finders of Olympia will be building one of their signature sculptures Friday, conducting sandcastle workshops on Friday afternoon Saturday morning before the fun begins. They will be there to advise and encourage the teams. Teams of any size or composition can sign up on our website, at the Festival or Saturday morning on the beach. Cash prizes in twill be awarded to winners in three categories. Registration fee is $5 per person with a cap of $30 per team.

Around town watch the building of three sand sculptures in the Master Sand Sculpture Contest. Starting Thursday afternoon-Saturday afternoon the artists will be building their creations for Bennett’s Fish Shack (at the Convention Center), Playtime Family Fun, and Oyhut Bay. The sculptures will be on display until nature blows away the sand.

Also on the beach is the Sand Drawing Celebration by Justin the Circler, Friday and Saturday. Watch as the artists make amazing large geometric drawings in the sand, to be washed away by the next tide. Justin will offer a free class on Friday and Saturday morning, so everyone can make their own sand drawings – on 6 miles of beach!

The Chainsaw Art Show and Auction is one of the largest in the Northwest featuring 25 amazing carvers. In three days, there will be 100 or more chainsaw sculptures created, with an auction each day. Watch the artists at work, then purchase your favorite creations. We have international, pro, and semi-pro artists coming from all over the world – Argentina, Australia, California, Oregon, and the Northwest — all to celebrate this amazing art form. Friday and Saturday the program includes the audience favorite “quick carve” at 11am. The live auctions are Friday and Saturday, beginning at 5pm and Sunday at 2pm. The auctions typically last 3-4 hours.

The Festival begins on Friday June 24th, 11am-6pm, Saturday June 25th, 10am-6pm and runs through Sunday June 6th,10am-4pm. Activities take place at the 30,000 sq. ft Ocean Shores Convention Center, surrounding parking lots, and on the beach. Rain or shine there is space for everyone. The Convention Center is located at 120 W Chance a La Mer NW, just two blocks from the beach.  https://tourismoceanshores.com/sand-and-sawdust-2021/

 

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Jul
10
Sun
Run Like The Wind- 5K, 10K, and 1/2 Marathon @ Start in front of Junk Queens- Tackle Box
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am
Run Like The Wind- 5K, 10K, and 1/2 Marathon @ Start in front of Junk Queens- Tackle Box

Come join us for a day of running at the edge of the sea and surf. To register online, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/WA/WestportRunLiketheWind. For more information, call Westport-Grayland Chamber of Commerce at 360-268-9422 or go to https://ComeToWestport.com and click on the Events Calendar.

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Jul
23
Sat
Bike Rodeo for Kids @ Parking Lot at former Shoppes at Riverside or South Shore Mall
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bike Rodeo for Kids @ Parking Lot at former Shoppes at Riverside or South Shore Mall

Aberdeen Police Explorers Post are sponsoring a Bike Rodeo for Kids which will include agility courses * bike games * safety * FREE helmets while supplies last.

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Emergency Preparedness EXPO @ Parking Lot at former Shoppes at Riverside or South Shore Mall
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

FREE Family Event – with Emergency Response Vehicle Displays, Food, Vendors, Interactive Booths, Dunk Tank, FREE Raffles and More!

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Aberdeen Rain Glow Festival @ Downtown Aberdeen
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm
Aberdeen Rain Glow Festival @ Downtown Aberdeen

9 Glow Worlds set in downtown Aberdeen. 9:30 to 12:30. Vendors Alley, Live bands and DJ’s, Kids World, Pop-Up Art Galleries, Glow Fairies, Best Illuminated Costume prizes, Food Trucks, Street Tacos, Beer Gardens, Elton Bennett World. Vendors Alley opens at 4pm until 12:30am.

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Sep
3
Sat
76th Annual Seafood Festival & Craft Show @ Westport Maritime Museum Grounds
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am
76th Annual Seafood Festival & Craft Show @ Westport Maritime Museum Grounds

A family feast with fresh fish, oysters and more. Live music and local crafts. For more details on the event, call Westport-Grayland Chamber of Commerce at 360-268-9422. For Crafters Registration and Indemnification and Release Agreement forms, go to https://ComeToWestport.com and click on the Events Calendar.

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Oct
8
Sat
29th Annual Cranberry Harvest Festival @ Grayland Community Hall
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
29th Annual Cranberry Harvest Festival @ Grayland Community Hall

Immerse yourself in cranberries. Shop at our vendors, take a bog tour, enter the cranberry cook off, run in the bog jog and enjoy firelight parade. For more details on the event, call Westport-Grayland Chamber of Commerce at 360-268-9422. For a Vendor Registration Form, Hold Harmless Agreement and Vendor Information Sheet, go to https://ComeToWestport.com and click on the Events Calendar.

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Oct
9
Sun
29th Annual Cranberry Harvest Festival @ Grayland Community Hall
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
29th Annual Cranberry Harvest Festival @ Grayland Community Hall

Immerse yourself in cranberries. Shop at our vendors, take a bog tour, enter the cranberry cook off, run in the bog jog and enjoy firelight parade. For more details on the event, call Westport-Grayland Chamber of Commerce at 360-268-9422. For a Vendor Registration Form, Hold Harmless Agreement and Vendor Information Sheet, go to https://ComeToWestport.com and click on the Events Calendar.

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