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Sandsations  Whether novice or expert, dig in for tons of sandy beach fun at the sandcastle competition in Long Beach.  Free sculpting lessons, pet parade, beach bonfire and more. 
July

 

Windriders Kite Festival - Demonstrations, flying lessons, kite building workshps, and art show on Saturday.  July Grayland

 

Hoquiam RiverFest - street fair, entertainment, fun and games for kids and adults  July

Coastal Ecology Weekend - Join experts from Olympic National Park and the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary to learn about marine life and the coastal ecology.  July

Quileute Days celebrates the culture of the Quileute Nation with parade, canoe races, wolf dance, salmon bake and more.  La Push  July  

 

Capital Lakefair - Free entertainment, carnival, food vendors, arts & crafts, Kid's Day  Olympia  July
 
 

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Windless Kite Festival - Indoor tricks, synchronized pairs, and musical accompaniments are among the captivating competition this indoor event.  Long Beach
Jan 16 - 17

 

Sandsations  Whether novice or expert, dig in for tons of sandy beach fun at the sandcastle competition in Long Beach.  Free sculpting lessons, pet parade, beach bonfire and more. 
July

 

Washington State International Kite Festival - held annually on the Long Beach Peninsula. Events, links to local attractions, pictures and information on flyers from past years. Aug

 

llwaco Art Walk Festival Galleries, antique stores and other shops line the waterfront with artists’ works.  Sept 11

 

One World, One Sky Kite Carnival - Locations around the world including Long Beach, October

 

Cranberrian Fair - Enjoy area bog tours and events at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum including food, entertainment, crafts and more.  Ilwaco and Long Beach Peninsula, October

 

Water Music Festival - Musical performances at various locations from Ilwaco to Oysterville, October

 

Rod Race at the End of the World, Ocean Park at the opposite end of the Peninsula. 
Sept 11-12

 

Seafood Festival - Featuring Willapa Bay's signature oysters, even includes live music, oyster shucking contests and plenty of Pacific Northwest seafood.  Ocean Park 

 

NW Garlic Festival in Ocean Park combines the flavor of garlic with the flavors of the sea. Features 80 food and craft vendors, entertainment, the Doggie Olympics and more.  June

 

GRAYS HARBOR

 

Windriders Kite Festival - Demonstrations, flying lessons, kite building workshps, and art show on Saturday.  July Grayland

 

Cranberry Harvest - Bog tours, Cranberry cook off, and firelight parade in Grayland October

 

Shorebird Festival - celebrates the arrival of the shorebirds with lectures, speakers, Fun Fair for the whole family, shorebird viewing at the Wildlife Refuge, Birder’s Bazaar, "Run for the Birds" an auction/dinner on Saturday evening. 
Apr  Hoquiam

 

Hoquiam RiverFest - street fair, entertainment, fun and games for kids and adults  July

 

Bluegrass Festival - 5 bands perform at the Stadium on Fri & Sat, gospel performance Sun morning. Hoquiam Aug

 

Loggers Playday 46th Annual Event kicks off with Rotary Pancake breakfast, parade at noon, salmon bake at 2:00 and Loggers Show at 6:00.  Hoquiam  Sep

Whale of a Quilt Show - Boutique vendors, handmade quilts, demonstrations, and quilted items.  Free Admission  Ocean Shores  October

 

The Dixieland Jazz Festival brings bands from around the U.S.at five venues throughout Ocean Shores  Admission charged. Nov

Sand and Sawdust Festival - Teams of master sand sculptors, amateurs and families compete on the beach while at the Convention Center, Master chainsaw carvers compete.
Ocean Shores  June

 

Olympic National Park

 

Chocolate on the Beach Festival  Chocolate vendors, chocolate finger painting, trivia contest, raffle for a year of chocolates, baking contest, and more.   Pacific Beach  Feb

 

Sand Castle Contest, Sand sculpture teams and individuals compete for prizes.
State Park at Joe Creek  May  Pacific Beach

 

Kelpers Festival and Shake Rat Rendezvous. Kiddies Parade, Shake mill events, vendors, very crazy adult parade.   Pacific Beach  Sept

 

Up Your Wind Kite Festival. Beachside Pacific Beach.  Sponsored by HiFlyers Kite Shop.  Sept

 

Earth Day at Quinault Lodge - Speaker events, "volunteer vacation" program, delectable sustainable seafood dishes.  April

 

Quinault Rain Forest Salmon Festival - Celebrating salmon and local wildlife at Lake Quinault Lodge November

 

Coastal Ecology Weekend - Join experts from Olympic National Park and the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary to learn about marine life and the coastal ecology.  July

 

Rainfest celebrates the waters of the Olympics that create the lush rainforests of the area.  Music, arts, hands on activities and more fun in Forks WA. April

Forks Heritage Days spans two weekends and celebrates the logging and pioneer cultures of Forks, Washington with a host of events including. Little Logger contest, the Shipwreck Symposium, The Annual Fish & Brew Contest and lots more fun! Sept

 

Twinkle Light Parade - tons of twinkling lights in this festive parade in Forks.  Dec 

 

Quileute Days celebrates the culture of the Quileute Nation with parade, canoe races, wolf dance, salmon bake and more.  La Push  July

 

A grand parade, street fair, canoe races, traditional "slahal" games, dancing, singing, feasting and a spectacular fireworks show are all part of Makah Days, August in Neah Bay.

 

SAN JUAN DE FUCA

 

The Jazz in the Olympics Festival features 10 great acts performing over the course of four days at three terrific venues.  April

 

If you miss the festival, there's still great jazz every month on the peninsula sponsored by the Jazz in the Olympics Society.

 

Olympic Bird Fest, features guided birding trips, boat tours, silent auction, salmon banquet, and even a 3 day, 2 night cruise through the San Juan Archipelago Sequim.   April

Irrigation Festival celebrating the work of 4 visionaries who sought to bring water from the Dungeness River back in 1895.  Festival features numerous events including parades, logging show, crazy daze, arts & crafts, car show and more.  May Sequim

 

Sequim Lavender Festival - Opportunity to tour seven farms in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, open aire market, demonstrations on lavender crafts, aromatherapy, dance, music, clowns, face painting, entertainment and fun! July

 

Dungeness River Festival - Celebrate the river at Railroad Bridge Park with music, dancers, art, nature walks, and lots more.  Free  Sept Sequim

 

Port Townsend Film Festival - 2013 Special Guest - Dyan Cannon, to be interviewed onstage by Robert Horton, following a screening of "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice."   Sept 24 - 26

 

Strange Brewfest - Beers from over 35 NW breweries, live music, food and fun.
Water Street Brewing  Jan Port Townsend

 

Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival and all the great events surrounding it, crafts and flower shows, family fun, the carnival, bicycle and running events --all crowned with the Rhododendron Festival Grand Parade.  May

 

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is the premier annual celebration of wooden boat enthusiasts in North America.  Celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship of the wooden boat, from the fishing dory to the personal yacht to historic Coast Guard vessels.  Enjoy hundreds of boats, expert demonstrations, and activities for the whole family!  Sept

 

Olympic Art Festival - Watch artists, of the Olympic Forest in their natural habitat, demonstrating their skills in capturing wildlife in art forms.  Sept   Quilcene

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Capital Lakefair - Free entertainment, carnival, food vendors, arts & crafts, Kid's Day  Olympia  July

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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