Our Favorite Events

Published: September 20, 2019

Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze



Hood to Coast Washington
This year’s relay run will cover 75 miles in a loop that starts and ends in Seabrook. Thousands of runners are expected to participate.

Wearable Art Show
Artists of all media show off their functional and not-so-functional pieces of spectacular fashion at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.


Flag Day Parade
Through downtown Ocean Shores, starting at the city gates and ending at the Convention Center. Biggest Flag Day parade in Western Washington.


Festival of Colors
Kite-flying weekend on the beach at Ocean Shores.


Northwest Garlic Festival
Celebrate this exalted bulb in Ocean Park. This festival was born out of love for great, garlic-laden cuisine.


Sand & Sawdust Festival
At the Ocean Shores Convention Center and on the main Ocean Shores beach. Sand sculpting competition and chainsaw artist auctions daily.

Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze
Come to Westport for the 16th annual event that will feature pirate crews from all over the Pacific Northwest, live music, contests and longboat races.


Founders Day
A parade, live music and vendors celebrate the founders of Aberdeen.

July 4 fireworks shows light up several locations on the Twin Harbors.



Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Held on the grounds of the Westport Maritime Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Splash Festival
Aberdeen’s daylong July 4 celebration, featuring live music, food and plenty of fun for kids, capped off with a professional fireworks show at Morrison Riverside Park.

Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Art in the Park
In downtown Ocean Park, it’s a true slice of Americana. Art in the Park at Sheldon Park will feature the works of local artists, food vendors and more.

Free fireworks shows start at dusk in Westport’s Marina District; in Tokeland, near the Shoalwater Bay Casino; and on the Bolstad Avenue beach approach in Long Beach.


Tokeland Parade & Celebration
This old-fashioned community parade has grown to more than 200 entrants. Starts at 11 a.m. at the Tokeland Marina. Picnic lunch follows at the Tokeland Hotel.


Trek Across Tokeland
Register 8 a.m., trek starts 9 a.m. at the Tradewinds on the Bay event center.


McCleary Bear Festival
The festival features a car show, a parade, games, food and craft vendors, and of course the famous bear stew.

Windriders Kite Festival
Competitions, demonstrations, games, auction and high-flying fun at the Grayland beach approach.


Midnight Cruisers Rod Fest
Annual hotrod event in downtown Aberdeen.


Clamshell Railroad Days
Join the annual celebration at the Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. The “Clamshell Railroad” ran with the tides along the Long Beach Peninsula from 1889 to 1930.


Historic Montesano Car Show
From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the annual car show hits the streets. The show typically draws more than 200 registered cars.

Eastside Street Rods Show ’N Shine
Vintage vehicles are placed on display along Westport’s Westhaven Drive.


The 34th annual sand-sculpting extravaganza returns to Long Beach.


Aberdeen Artwalk
Annual downtown summer event featuring lots of art, food and music.


Hog Wild Weekend
Annual biker gathering at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino.


Elk River Challenge
Bring your kayak, canoe, rowboat or surfboard to participate in this human-powered boat race, which starts at the Elk River Bridge near Westport.

Long Beach NPRA Rodeo
The rodeo features saddle bronc, bareback and bull riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling, as well as team, calf and breakaway roping.


Tokeland Wood & Art Fest
Original art from many disciplines, wood carver demonstrations and food on the grounds of the historic Tokeland Hotel.

The annual Elk River Challenge will occur July 27.



Willapa Harbor Festival
This northern Pacific County tradition features live music, a parade, and food and craft vendors. Held in downtown Raymond and free for the whole family.


Grays Harbor County Fair
At the fairgrounds in Elma. Five days of family fun begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.


Grayland Open Jet Ski Competition
Off the beach near Grayland Road beach approach. This free event will feature dozens of riders for a stunt competition, motosurf racing and a big-air contest.


Ocean Shores Woof-a-Thon
Annual event honoring our pets and raising funds and awareness for animal welfare. At North Bay High School, with dog walking on the track, games, sporting events and demonstrations, and auction.


Jazz & Oysters
The annual festival in Long Beach features Pacific Northwest jazz ensembles and Willapa Bay oysters.


Westport Art Festival
A juried show of fine art and crafts at various locations in the Marina District.


Body and Soul Festival
Learn all about a natural and homeopathic way of life at the Ocean Shores Lions Club on Ocean Shores Boulevard.


International Kite Festival
World-renowned kite flyers converge on the Long Beach Peninsula annually for a vivid celebration of summer.


Pacific County Fair
Enjoy everything from carnival rides and tasty treats to livestock shows and live music in Menlo.

Aug 30th – Sept. 1st

AAOS Arts & Crafts Festival
Visit one of Western Washington’s largest indoor and outdoor handmade arts and crafts fairs at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Admission is free.

Come Play on Labor Day
It’s an event, an invitation and an early autumn ritual in South Bend. Watch the grand parade, take in the fireworks, visit the carnival, join the Tin Man Triathlon.


Paddle the Shores
For kayak, canoe and rowing enthusiasts. All skill levels are welcome. Human-powered boat activities on the canals of Oyhut Bay Seaside Village and Ocean Shores.

Seafood Festival & Craft Show
This perennial favorite features heaping plates of great food, live music and local crafters on the Westport Maritime Museum grounds.

’Vettes at the Marina
Dozens of classic Corvettes along the Westport Marina.

The Westport Art Festival will take place Aug. 17-18 this year.



Slow Drag at the Port
Fans line Howerton Way in Ilwaco to watch this classic car competition where slow and steady wins the race: Vehicles accelerate about 15 feet before coasting the final 200 yards to the finish line, and the car that stops closest to the line is the victor.


Rod Run to the End of the World
From Model T’s to muscle cars, this Ocean Park event features acres of automobiles and plenty of chrome eye-candy. Attendees will also be treated to food and craft vendors and a swap meet.


Loggers Playday
One the nation’s last surviving classic logging shows, where loggers share their skills and compete for top honors in Hoquiam. The daylong celebration includes a downtown parade and fireworks at the end of the competition at the historic Olympic Stadium.