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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Nov
17
Tue
Workshop: Changing Shorelines @ Grays Harbor College
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The public is invited to “Changing Shorelines” – a science forum – on Tuesday November 17th to learn about coastal hazards in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. Top scientists will present recent studies about coastal erosion, flooding, and sea-level rise, and will bring in specific discussion of what this means for coastal Washington. This free and educational event will allow participants to interact with scientists and the science, and leave with a better understanding about coastlines. Light dinner will be provided. Event is free. Location is the Schermer Building, room 4134 at Grays Harbor Community College, 6-8 pm.

For more information, please contact Casey Dennehy at 360-556-6509 or casey@surfrider.org. Walk-ins welcome. Registration is encouraged, but not required!

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Oct
29
Sat
Nightmare Ball @ Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
Oct 29 @ 9:00 pm
Nightmare Ball @ Quinault Beach Resort and Casino | Hoquiam | Washington | United States

Live entertainment by Kiss Army, giveaway items at the door and free drink ticket, finger food, costume contests with prizes and drawings for free play. VIPs receive free admission. All others required to pay $20 for entry.  Learn more about the Nightmare Ball and the full weekend of Halloween fun in this ThurstonTalk article.

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Oct
31
Mon
Great Pumpkin Social Media Costume Contest @ Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm
Great Pumpkin Social Media Costume Contest @ Quinault Beach Resort and Casino | Hoquiam | Washington | United States
Beginning Thursday, participants are invited to post their costumes online and through social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. All “Likes” will count as votes. Then at 7 p.m. on Monday, the results of the contest will be announced at the casino. Nominees and participants must be here to claim their prizes. Categories will include the same as Saturday’s event: scariest costume, most original costume, sexiest female costume, sexiest male costume, best couples costume and best group costumes. See Facebook page for complete details and rules.
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Feb
11
Sat
Pair of Hearts Ball @ Quinault Beach Resort & Casino
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Pair of Hearts Ball is a fundraiser benefitting the Children’s Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor. Expect music, an auction and dinner. For more information, visit the GHCAC website or the event Facebook page.

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Mar
17
Fri
Oceans Shores 11th Annual Razor Clam Festival @ Ocean Shores Convention Center
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oceans Shores 11th Annual Razor Clam Festival @ Ocean Shores Convention Center | Ocean Shores | Washington | United States

This festival is dedicated to all things “razor clam.” The razor clam chowder restaurant contest is perhaps the most popular of the festival events. The judging is done by both the public and by professional chefs. The amateur razor clam chowder cook-off draws dozens of folks showing their “razor clam chowder” skills and is judged by professional chefs as well as 2016 amateur winners, in this case a team including Tyson and Annelise Diers from NewCastle and Nick and Katie Harmston. Visitors are likely to be able to taste some other restaurant seafood specialties as well. Wine and food pairing demonstrations was also very popular last year and likely to be very busy again. This year, there will be cooking demonstrations on the Main Stage to peak your interest. Tickets will be for sale to enjoy “Foods From Around the World” and wine during the demonstrations.

For those visiting that like shopping to go with their food tasting, nearly six dozen vendors will offer everything from jams and jelly to jewelry and lamps and more. Pirates providing treasures for adults and kids alike are always a hit with the visitors. Games for the kids at the festival always make for great memories.

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Mar
18
Sat
Oceans Shores 11th Annual Razor Clam Festival @ Ocean Shores Convention Center
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oceans Shores 11th Annual Razor Clam Festival @ Ocean Shores Convention Center | Ocean Shores | Washington | United States

This festival is dedicated to all things “razor clam.” The razor clam chowder restaurant contest is perhaps the most popular of the festival events. The judging is done by both the public and by professional chefs. The amateur razor clam chowder cook-off draws dozens of folks showing their “razor clam chowder” skills and is judged by professional chefs as well as 2016 amateur winners, in this case a team including Tyson and Annelise Diers from NewCastle and Nick and Katie Harmston. Visitors are likely to be able to taste some other restaurant seafood specialties as well. Wine and food pairing demonstrations was also very popular last year and likely to be very busy again. This year, there will be cooking demonstrations on the Main Stage to peak your interest. Tickets will be for sale to enjoy “Foods From Around the World” and wine during the demonstrations.

For those visiting that like shopping to go with their food tasting, nearly six dozen vendors will offer everything from jams and jelly to jewelry and lamps and more. Pirates providing treasures for adults and kids alike are always a hit with the visitors. Games for the kids at the festival always make for great memories.

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Mar
19
Sun
Oceans Shores 11th Annual Razor Clam Festival @ Ocean Shores Convention Center
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oceans Shores 11th Annual Razor Clam Festival @ Ocean Shores Convention Center | Ocean Shores | Washington | United States

This festival is dedicated to all things “razor clam.” The razor clam chowder restaurant contest is perhaps the most popular of the festival events. The judging is done by both the public and by professional chefs. The amateur razor clam chowder cook-off draws dozens of folks showing their “razor clam chowder” skills and is judged by professional chefs as well as 2016 amateur winners, in this case a team including Tyson and Annelise Diers from NewCastle and Nick and Katie Harmston. Visitors are likely to be able to taste some other restaurant seafood specialties as well. Wine and food pairing demonstrations was also very popular last year and likely to be very busy again. This year, there will be cooking demonstrations on the Main Stage to peak your interest. Tickets will be for sale to enjoy “Foods From Around the World” and wine during the demonstrations.

For those visiting that like shopping to go with their food tasting, nearly six dozen vendors will offer everything from jams and jelly to jewelry and lamps and more. Pirates providing treasures for adults and kids alike are always a hit with the visitors. Games for the kids at the festival always make for great memories.

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Apr
16
Sun
Easter Egg Hunt @ Crescent Park
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am

Easter Egg Hunt at Crescent Park. Get the kids ready early, because the fun begins promptly at 10am. Children will  collect as many wooden eggs as they can and turn them in for prizes. Be sure to take advantage of photo ops with Mr. E. Bunny.

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Jun
16
Fri
Cookin’ the Blues @ Quinault Beach Resort & Casino
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Quinault Beach Resort and Casino celebrates their 17th anniversary this year and what better way to celebrate than at the annual Cookin’ The Blues Festival, conveniently held on the weekend of June 17.

For more about the event, read here.

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Jun
17
Sat
Cookin’ the Blues @ Quinault Beach Resort & Casino
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm

Quinault Beach Resort and Casino celebrates their 17th anniversary this year and what better way to celebrate than at the annual Cookin’ The Blues Festival, conveniently held on the weekend of June 17.

For more about the event, read here.

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Jun
18
Sun
Cookin’ the Blues @ Quinault Beach Resort & Casino
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm

Quinault Beach Resort and Casino celebrates their 17th anniversary this year and what better way to celebrate than at the annual Cookin’ The Blues Festival, conveniently held on the weekend of June 17.

For more about the event, read here.

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Jun
23
Fri
Sand & Sawdust Festival @ Ocean Shores Convention Center
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am

The Chamber of Commerce welcomes all to the Sand and Sawdust Festival at the beach! Master, Intermediate, & Novice Sand-Sculptors. At the Convention Center master woodcarvers compete in this amazing annual competition. There are food, craft and specialty vendors. Live auctions are held daily on carvings!

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Jul
4
Tue
Fireworks @ Quinault Beach Resort & Casino
Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm

Head to the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino then enjoy the pyrotechnic display provided by the Resort starting at 10:00 p.m.

For more July 4 fun, click here.

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Jul
15
Sat
Mighty Alliance and Grays Harbor Youth Football Camp and Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ Quinault Beach Resort & Casino
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Here’s a great opportunity to play golf, mingle with and dine with some amazing NFL and Collegiate celebrities at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino.

Guests include: Dick Vermeil, Dana LeDuc, Charlie McShane, Howard Mudd. Over 16 Super Bowl Titles in all.  Proceeds will benefit the Grays Harbor Youth Football Camp.

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Jul
26
Wed
Hog Wild Coastal Rally @ Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
Jul 26 @ 1:41 am – 2:41 am
Hog Wild Coastal Rally @ Quinault Beach Resort and Casino | Ocean Shores | Washington | United States

If you need a break between boating on the lake or cruising with the top down, dust off that motorcycle and ride over to Quinault Beach Resort and Casino’s Hog Wild Coastal Rally weekend. Whether your bike is new or vintage, chromed or matte black, real or imagined, this is the weekend for you. And daydreamers: stay tuned for the chance to turn that fantasy into a 2017 Indian Dark Horse reality. For more information, go here.

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Aug
11
Fri
All-Hyak School Reunion – Moclips High School / North Beach High School @ Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – Aug 12 @ 11:00 pm

August 11 and 12, 2017 have been selected as the dates for the reunion for graduates of Moclips and North Beach High Schools. The reunion is held every three years, and is open to all graduates of the school’s 93-year history.
The reunion kicks off with a meet-and-greet Mexican fiesta on the 11th at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino beginning at 6 PM.
Saturday the events begin with an 11 AM bowling event at the Ocean Shores Bowl, followed by a prime rib dinner Saturday night at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino beginning at 5:30 PM and ending with a bonfire on the beach after the dinner.
The bowling party is open to all ages, with the evening events open to ages 21 and over only.
Signup is available on by going to the reunion event site, or by contacting Julie (Figg) Stryker, or send an email to mayesjn@aol.com for more details.
Mention “All-Hyak Reunion” for discounted room rates at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino.

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Aug
12
Sat
All-Hyak School Reunion – Moclips High School / North Beach High School @ Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – Aug 13 @ 11:00 pm

August 11 and 12, 2017 have been selected as the dates for the reunion for graduates of Moclips and North Beach High Schools. The reunion is held every three years, and is open to all graduates of the school’s 93-year history.
The reunion kicks off with a meet-and-greet Mexican fiesta on the 11th at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino beginning at 6 PM.
Saturday the events begin with an 11 AM bowling event at the Ocean Shores Bowl, followed by a prime rib dinner Saturday night at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino beginning at 5:30 PM and ending with a bonfire on the beach after the dinner.
The bowling party is open to all ages, with the evening events open to ages 21 and over only.
Signup is available on by going to the reunion event site, or by contacting Julie (Figg) Stryker, or send an email to mayesjn@aol.com for more details.
Mention “All-Hyak Reunion” for discounted room rates at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino.

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Jun
23
Sat
Book Talk: Peter Donahue’s THREE SIDES WATER @ Harbor House Writers
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm
Book Talk: Peter Donahue's THREE SIDES WATER @ Harbor House Writers | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

Join us in celebrating award-winning author Peter Donahue’s new book Three Sides Water at Harbor House Writers with novelist Scott Elliott in Aberdeen on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Washington author Peter Donahue will read from his new book Three Sides Water at Harbor House Writers with novelist Scott Elliott in Aberdeen on June 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM. In his latest work of literary fiction, Donahue distills the raw and vivid world of the Olympic Peninsula into a stunning work that challenges what it means to live life with purpose and integrity.

THE BOOK
Across the dramatic landscape of the Pacific Northwest’s Olympic Peninsula, Donahue’s characters take extraordinary actions to transcend the limitations imposed upon them. Marguerite struggles with the emotional aftermath of sexual assault amidst the mysticism and untamed wilderness of the Pacific coast in the 1920s. Avery navigates life as a “juvenile delinquent” while the social and political convulsions of the 1960s transform the world around him. Chris escapes the present-day mill town where he grew up, only to find he must reconcile his true self with the troubling persona he’s taken on.

THE AUTHOR
Peter Donahue is the author of the novels Clara and Merritt and Madison House, winner of the 2005 Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction, and the short story collection The Cornelius Arms. He is co-editor of the 2016 edition of the memoir Seven Years on the Pacific Slope and the anthologies Reading Seattle and Reading Portland. His Retrospective Review column on Northwest literature has appeared in Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History since 2005. He teaches at Wenatchee Valley College at Omak and lives in Winthrop, Washington.

In addition to reading passages from each of the short novels in Three Sides Water, Peter will be spending some time discussing Olympic Peninsula literature and fielding questions from the audience.

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Apr
9
Sat
Easter Bunny Special @ Simpson Railroad
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Easter Bunny Special @ Simpson Railroad

Put it on your calendars our next big event is April 9th & 10th. The Easter Bunny Special comes to Americas logging Railroad. Tale a train ride to the Easter egg patch and hunt for eggs, kids can get their face painted, meet the Easter bunny in person. All the Information go to simpsonrailroad.org

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Apr
10
Sun
Easter Bunny Special @ Simpson Railroad
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Easter Bunny Special @ Simpson Railroad

Put it on your calendars our next big event is April 9th & 10th. The Easter Bunny Special comes to Americas logging Railroad. Tale a train ride to the Easter egg patch and hunt for eggs, kids can get their face painted, meet the Easter bunny in person. All the Information go to simpsonrailroad.org

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