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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Apr
14
Sun
WDFW approves 7 days of coastal razor clam digs @ Check Website for Open Beaches and Low Tides
Apr 14 all-day

WDFW approves seven days of coastal razor clam digs starting April 8; additional tentative digs planned for April and May

Razor clam diggers can look forward to more digging opportunities on coastal beaches beginning April 8, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed today.

“April digs are finally here, and hopefully they come with milder weather and sunnier days,” said Bryce Blumenthal, a WDFW coastal shellfish biologist. “The best low tides in April fall during the middle of this next digging series with weekend tides that should still provide ample harvest opportunity.”

Not all coastal beaches are open for every dig, so diggers are encouraged to make sure their intended destination is open before heading out. Optimal digging occurs between one and two hours before the listed time of low tide.

The following April 8-14 digs will proceed as scheduled, after marine toxin results from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) showed razor clams are safe to eat.

Confirmed dates during morning (midnight to noon, except until 1 p.m. on April 13-14) low tides:

  1. April 8, Monday, 6:44 a.m.; -0.5 feet; Mocrocks
  2. April 9, Tuesday, 7:29 am.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Mocrocks
  3. April 10, Wednesday, 8:14 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  4. April 11, Thursday, 9:00 a.m., -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  5. April 12, Friday, 9:48 a.m., -1.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  6. April 13, Saturday, 10:40 a.m., -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (digging extended until 1 p.m.)
  7. April 14, Sunday, 11:38 a.m., 0.1 feet; Long Beach, Copalis (digging extended until 1 p.m.)

Tentative dates during morning (midnight to noon) low tides:

  1. April 23, Tuesday, 6:58 a.m.; 0.0 feet; Copalis
  2. April 24, Wednesday, 7:30 am.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Mocrocks
  3. April 25, Thursday, 8:03 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  4. April 26, Friday, 8:39 a.m., -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  5. April 27, Saturday, 9:19 a.m., -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  6. April 28, Sunday, 10:05 a.m., -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  7. April 29, Monday, 10:58 a.m., 0.3 feet; Long Beach, Mocrocks

Tentative dates during morning (midnight to noon) low tides:

  1. May 6, Monday, 5:41 a.m.; -0.7 feet; Mocrocks
  2. May 7, Tuesday, 6:28 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Mocrocks
  3. May 8, Wednesday, 7:13 a.m.; -2.0 feet; Long Beach, Copalis
  4. May 9, Thursday, 7:57 a.m.; -2.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  5. May 10, Friday, 8:41 a.m.; -1.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (Long Beach Razor Clam Festival)
  6. May 11, Saturday, 9:27 a.m.; -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (Long Beach Razor Clam Festival)
  7. May 12, Sunday, 10:16 a.m.; -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

The DOH requires test samples for marine toxins, and domoic acid levels must fall under the guideline level before a beach can open for digging. Domoic acid, a natural toxin produced by certain types of marine algae, can be harmful or fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities. Final approval, including the upcoming April and May digs, usually occurs about a week or less – sometimes two to three days – before the start of each digging series. More information about domoic acid, as well as current levels at ocean beaches, can be found on the WDFW’s domoic acid webpage.

As in past years, WDFW is asking beachgoers to avoid disturbing nesting snowy plovers – a small bird with gray wings and a white breast – by staying out of the dunes and posted areas along the southwest coast. Snowy plover nests are nearly invisible, and it is vital to give birds the space to live and thrive during nesting period, especially along the southern end on Twin Harbors – known as Midway Beach – the north end of Long Beach and the area north of Ocean City on Copalis Beach.

Avoid leaving leftover food or trash – which attracts predators – on the beach and picnic areas, keep pets on a leash, stay out of dunes, and avoid areas which are clearly marked with posted signs. When driving on the beach, please respect the 25 MPH speed limit and enter only at designated access points. Stay on the hard-packed sand near the high tide line to avoid crushing clam beds and snowy plover nests.

Shellfish and seafood enthusiasts can also start making plans to attend the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival on May 10-11. This long-running event celebrates the unique contribution of razor clams to Washington’s culture and coastal communities.

On all open beaches, the daily limit is 15 clams per person. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container, and all diggers must keep the first 15 clams they dig, regardless of size or condition, to prevent waste.

Now that spring has arrived, Washingtonians must have a valid 2024-2025 recreational hunting and fishing licenses. Licenses can be purchased from WDFW’s licensing website, and from hundreds of license vendors around the state. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Additional razor clam information is available on the WDFW razor clam webpage.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife works to preserve, protect, and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.

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Dinos Rock! Spring Break Weeks @ Hands On Children's Museum
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dinos Rock! Spring Break Weeks @ Hands On Children's Museum

This Spring Break, the Hands On Children’s Museum will chomp, stomp, and roar with awesome dinosaur-themed activities and exciting special guests from March 23 – April 14. Examine real fossils with experts from the Burke Museum and Fossil Team PDX. Meet the Raptor Ambassadors with The Falconer and learn about birds of prey and their dinosaur ancestors. Explore epoch extinction events, create prehistoric cave paintings, dig for dino bones, watch wacky Dr. Science demos, join the dino stomp dance party, and more!

Special events and activities vary daily. See dates and times below.
Buy your tickets online to save $1 per ticket, get guaranteed admission, and enjoy quick check-in.

Exciting Spring Break Activities & Special Guests
• Build dinosaur skeletons
• Make dino feet, hats, and enjoy dinosaur coloring sheets in the Art Studio
• Make Pterodactyl flyers for the wind tunnel
• Draw with chalk and walk with giants as we compare ourselves to dinosaurs in the ODC
• Examine feathers, skins, and scales at the science table (March 25–30)
• Design dinosaur decorated rumble bots (March 25–30)
• The Museum will be closed for Easter, March 31
• Uncover ice cube archeology (April 1–4)
• Create prehistoric cave paintings (April 1–4)
• Explore epoch extinction events and make volcanoes erupt (April 1–7)
• Examine dinosaur fossils at the science table (April 1–7)
• Play with loose parts and learn about dino eating habits (April 1–7)
• Meet paleontologist and fossil preparator Kelsie Abrams and see real fossils from the Burke Museum (April 3–4, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
• Meet paleontologist and founder of Fossil Team PDX Nico Spadafora and enjoy their fossil collection (April 5–6, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
• Meet the Raptor Ambassadors with The Falconer and learn about birds of prey and their dinosaur ancestors (April 5–6, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
• Launch comet catapults & design colorful asteroids (April 5–7)
• Silkscreen dino prints (April 6–7)
• Watch wacky Dr. Science demos (Intermittent)
• Join in the dino stomp dance party (Intermittent)
• Excavate dino bones in the ODC (weather permitting)
• Learn about the total solar eclipse (April 8)
• Examine fossils of the deep at the science table (April 8–14)
• Design dino pop up cards (April 9–14)
• Create tinfoil dino sculptures (April 9–14)

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Apr
17
Wed
Family Storytime @ Elma Timberland Regional Library
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

This engaging program includes rich stories, rhymes, songs, and movement games for the whole family! All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

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Apr
20
Sat
Saturday Matinee @ McCleary Timberland Library
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us each Saturday for movies at the library on the big screen. Bring a comfy pillow and bottled water. Popcorn will be provided. Call or stop in for this month’s titles. For all ages.

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Apr
24
Wed
Family Storytime @ Elma Timberland Regional Library
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

This engaging program includes rich stories, rhymes, songs, and movement games for the whole family! All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

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Apr
27
Sat
Saturday Matinee @ McCleary Timberland Library
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us each Saturday for movies at the library on the big screen. Bring a comfy pillow and bottled water. Popcorn will be provided. Call or stop in for this month’s titles. For all ages.

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May
1
Wed
Family Storytime @ Elma Timberland Regional Library
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

This engaging program includes rich stories, rhymes, songs, and movement games for the whole family! All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

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May
3
Fri
The Little Mermaid @ Aberdeen High School Auditorium
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
The Little Mermaid @ Aberdeen High School Auditorium

Aberdeen High School invites you to the musical performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  Evening performances on May 3rd, 10th, & 11th at 7 pm; and matinee performances on May 5th & 12th at 3 pm  at the AHS Auditorium.

Tickets: $15 for Adults & $10 for Students.

Matinee performances will include a prince & princess parade for children under 10 who dress up.  Tickets are available at Harbor Drugs & Gifts, Harbor Blooms, Aberdeen High School ASB Office, via RevTrak and at the door.  https://www.facebook.com/people/Aberdeen-High-Schools-Musical/61556106707437/

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May
4
Sat
Saturday Matinee @ McCleary Timberland Library
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us each Saturday for movies at the library on the big screen. Bring a comfy pillow and bottled water. Popcorn will be provided. Call or stop in for this month’s titles. For all ages.

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May
5
Sun
The Little Mermaid @ Aberdeen High School Auditorium
May 5 @ 3:00 pm
The Little Mermaid @ Aberdeen High School Auditorium

Aberdeen High School invites you to the musical performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  Evening performances on May 3rd, 10th, & 11th at 7 pm; and matinee performances on May 5th & 12th at 3 pm  at the AHS Auditorium.

Tickets: $15 for Adults & $10 for Students.

Matinee performances will include a prince & princess parade for children under 10 who dress up.  Tickets are available at Harbor Drugs & Gifts, Harbor Blooms, Aberdeen High School ASB Office, via RevTrak and at the door.  https://www.facebook.com/people/Aberdeen-High-Schools-Musical/61556106707437/

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May
8
Wed
Family Storytime @ Elma Timberland Regional Library
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

This engaging program includes rich stories, rhymes, songs, and movement games for the whole family! All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

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May
10
Fri
The Little Mermaid @ Aberdeen High School Auditorium
May 10 @ 7:00 pm
The Little Mermaid @ Aberdeen High School Auditorium

Aberdeen High School invites you to the musical performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  Evening performances on May 3rd, 10th, & 11th at 7 pm; and matinee performances on May 5th & 12th at 3 pm  at the AHS Auditorium.

Tickets: $15 for Adults & $10 for Students.

Matinee performances will include a prince & princess parade for children under 10 who dress up.  Tickets are available at Harbor Drugs & Gifts, Harbor Blooms, Aberdeen High School ASB Office, via RevTrak and at the door.  https://www.facebook.com/people/Aberdeen-High-Schools-Musical/61556106707437/

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May
11
Sat
Youth for the Cause Art Festival @ On Broadway Street
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday Matinee @ McCleary Timberland Library
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us each Saturday for movies at the library on the big screen. Bring a comfy pillow and bottled water. Popcorn will be provided. Call or stop in for this month’s titles. For all ages.

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The Little Mermaid @ Aberdeen High School Auditorium
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
The Little Mermaid @ Aberdeen High School Auditorium

Aberdeen High School invites you to the musical performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  Evening performances on May 3rd, 10th, & 11th at 7 pm; and matinee performances on May 5th & 12th at 3 pm  at the AHS Auditorium.

Tickets: $15 for Adults & $10 for Students.

Matinee performances will include a prince & princess parade for children under 10 who dress up.  Tickets are available at Harbor Drugs & Gifts, Harbor Blooms, Aberdeen High School ASB Office, via RevTrak and at the door.  https://www.facebook.com/people/Aberdeen-High-Schools-Musical/61556106707437/

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May
12
Sun
The Little Mermaid @ Aberdeen High School Auditorium
May 12 @ 3:00 pm
The Little Mermaid @ Aberdeen High School Auditorium

Aberdeen High School invites you to the musical performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  Evening performances on May 3rd, 10th, & 11th at 7 pm; and matinee performances on May 5th & 12th at 3 pm  at the AHS Auditorium.

Tickets: $15 for Adults & $10 for Students.

Matinee performances will include a prince & princess parade for children under 10 who dress up.  Tickets are available at Harbor Drugs & Gifts, Harbor Blooms, Aberdeen High School ASB Office, via RevTrak and at the door.  https://www.facebook.com/people/Aberdeen-High-Schools-Musical/61556106707437/

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May
15
Wed
Family Storytime @ Elma Timberland Regional Library
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

This engaging program includes rich stories, rhymes, songs, and movement games for the whole family! All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

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May
18
Sat
Saturday Matinee @ McCleary Timberland Library
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us each Saturday for movies at the library on the big screen. Bring a comfy pillow and bottled water. Popcorn will be provided. Call or stop in for this month’s titles. For all ages.

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May
22
Wed
Family Storytime @ Elma Timberland Regional Library
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

This engaging program includes rich stories, rhymes, songs, and movement games for the whole family! All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

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May
25
Sat
Saturday Matinee @ McCleary Timberland Library
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us each Saturday for movies at the library on the big screen. Bring a comfy pillow and bottled water. Popcorn will be provided. Call or stop in for this month’s titles. For all ages.

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May
29
Wed
Family Storytime @ Elma Timberland Regional Library
May 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

This engaging program includes rich stories, rhymes, songs, and movement games for the whole family! All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

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Jun
1
Sat
Saturday Matinee @ McCleary Timberland Library
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us each Saturday for movies at the library on the big screen. Bring a comfy pillow and bottled water. Popcorn will be provided. Call or stop in for this month’s titles. For all ages.

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