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2016 Ocean Shores Calendar of Events

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Ocean Shores Events for 2016

Ocean Shores Festival of Colors (Kite Flying)

June 4-5

What a great family event for novice to professional kite flyers! Come fly a kite or enjoy the antics of colorful kites filling the skies. Call 360-289-4103 or visit

Flag Day Parade

June 11

Honor our Nation's flag with an old-fashioned parade. Over 75 entrants parade through the streets of downtown Ocean Shores. Held on a Saturday at 11am in downtown Ocean Shores. For more information, visit

NW Open Sand Sculpture Show

June 18

Sand sculpting competition from master to beginner. Contact the Chamber to get the information you need to participate in this sculpting event that is open to individual or team artists. Held on the beach. Free Admission. For more information, visit, or call 360-289-2451.

Saws 'n Shores

June 24-26

Chain saw carving at it's absolute best. Watch carving artists create masterpieces. You will have the opportunity to view their work from start to finish over three days of competition. Quick carve pieces will be auctioned daily in a show room atmosphere while being entertained by one of the finest carvers and auctioneers in the NW. Free Admission. For more information, visit, or call 360-289-2451.

Fireworks on the Beach

July 4

Enjoy fireworks on the beach by letting off your own fireworks. Please follow the posted rules and be safe!

Ocean Shores Beach Blast

July 2-17

A 16 day family friendly event with volleyball, soccer, disc golf, skim boarding, music, vendors, games, food, activity tournaments, fireworks and lots of smores..... Visit our website and plan to get involved with this first of its kind "fun at the beach" extravaganza in Ocean Shores. For more information, visit, or call 360-289-9586.

Ocean Shores Triathlon & Footfest

July 9-10

5th Annual Event. The triathlon events include: Swimming in Duck Lake, Biking on the city streets of Ocean Shores peninsula, Running on ocean beach and city streets. Activities feature Half Iron relay, Half Iron triathlon, a Olympic relay triathalon, a Olympic and sprint triathlon, a half iron and Olympic distance Duathlon (Bike/Run) a 13.1-mile half marathon, a 10K and a 5K race, and a triathlon for kids. All events start and finish at North Bay Park. For more information, visit

Bikers at the Beach

July 29-31

Listen to the roar as Ocean Shores welcomes motorcycles for the weekend. Enjoy live music, vendors, bike show and more. For more information, visit, or call 360-289-4411.

Ocean Shores Woof-a-Thon

August 13

Dogs and their owners are invited to this festival celebrating the talents and uniqueness of their special loved ones. Games and sporting events and an auction all-Fido friendly. 10am-4pm at the North Bay Park. Free Admission. For more information, visit, or call 360-289-2553.

12's Fan Fest & Beach Party

Aug 19-21

12th man FAN FEST celebrating the upcoming SEAHAWK season with a huge fan party open to all. Music, food, vendors, games and celebrities. Contact Anna Macinnis at or Terry Johnson at For more information, visit, or call 360-250-5618.

Find Your Treasure Gift Show

August 27-28

A retail gift and treasure show. Some proceeds to benefit the local food bank. This second year event offers many one of a kind purchase items. Entertainment and a treasure hunt included in the merriment. Free Admission. For more information, visit, or call 425-343-3233.


September 3

North Bay Park, lakes & canals. Attention kayak, canoe, and rowing enthusiasts. All skill levels are welcome! Human-powered boat activities on the lakes and canals of Ocean Shores. Race, Poker Paddle, picnic, seminars and the latest in paddling gear at end-of-season prices. $5-$15 Admission. For more information, visit, or call 360-289-3887.

AAOS Arts & Crafts Festival

September 9-11

48th Annual event includes 1,000's of unique items are showcased by gifted artists and talented craftspeople in indoor and outdoor booths. Free Admission. For more information, visit

Whale of a Quilt Show

September 16-18

Sea-Gals Quilters show offers vendors, handmade quilts, demonstrations and quilted items. The show is judged and prizes awarded. Held at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Free Admission. For more information, visit, or call 509-715-9082.

Bacon Bash

September 23-25

All things BACON! Food, vendors,novelties and entertainment. Free Admission. For more information, visit, or call 360-580-5064.

Irish Music Festival

October 20-23

13th Annual. The largest Irish music festival on the West Coast. 6 stages, 4 venues and 30 great bands. For more information, visit, or call 360-289-2300.

We Are All SF

November 4-6

An event for that child within us all who still wonders at the imaginations of science fiction writers, directors, artists and musicians. Open to all to enjoy entertainment centered around science fiction and super heroes. Register early and plan your trip to Ocean Shores. $5-$55 Admission. For more information, visit, or call 425-443-3895.

Winter Fanta-Sea Craft Show

November 25-27

Kick off your Christmas shopping. The Convention Center is filled with over 70 arts and crafts booths featuring handmade arts and crafts just in time for Christmas. Admission is free. For more information, visit, or call 360-289-9586.