Area Events

July

Windriders Kite Festival

Kite flying competition, demonstrations, games and auction. A sanctioned international event draws hundreds of participants. Contact Person: Windriders Kite Festival Address: Grayland Beach Approach on State Route 105 Phone: (360) 267-2003 / (800) 473-6018 Website: http://www.westportgrayland-chamber.org/photos_windriders.php

Fourth of July Booming Bay Fireworks

Magnificent fireworks display over the bay to celebrate our country's independence. The show starts at dusk and gets bigger and better every year. Sponsored by the Westport Fire Department. Address: the Marina at Westport Washington Phone: 360 268 9422

North Cove Sandcastle Contest

Contest begins early after Independence Day but the artwork certainly makes up for it. Different categories for kids, adults, amateurs and professionals. The first few winners even get cash prizes! Address: Warrenton Cannery Road Beach Tokeland, Washington Phone: 360 267 7111

Eastside Street Rods Show & Shine

This car lover’s cruise features Street Rods before 1949. The weekend includes the Poker Run to Raymond, the Show and Shine slated at the Westport Maritime Museum. Address: 2201 Westhaven Drive Wesport, Washington Phone: 206 747 1071 Website: WestportWA.com

Ocean Shores Triathlon & Footfest

"Trifreaks", welcome to the first annual triathlon weekend. Events include 1/2 Iron Triathlon, olympic Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5k runs. Phone: 425-766-8787 Email: Website: Trifreaks.com/Triathlon

September

Arts & Crafts Festival

One of the largest arts and crafts festival in Southwest Washington fills the Convention Center and surrounding grounds with handcrafted items. Free admission. Address: Ocean Shores, WA Website: AssociatedArts.org/Festival

October

Cranberry Harvest Festival

Celebrating the harvest of Cranberries is a tradition going back almost 100 years. You can enjoy bog tours, the cranberry cook off contest, food, drink entertainment and the Annual Firefly Parade. Contact Person: Chuck Wallace Address: Grayland, WA Phone: 360-580-2281 Website: ExperienceWestport.com

November

Winter Fanta-Sea

Over 70 arts and crafts booths feature thousands of unique homemade items just in time for the holidays! There is something for everyone! Price: Free Address: Ocean Shores Phone: 369-289-9586 Website: NWCoast.com/WinterFanta-Sea

January

Storm Watching

The costal beaches are regularly pounded by winter storms, with waves reaching over 15 feet tall. Heavy surf is dangerous, do not go near the surf in storm conditions. Address: Beaches, Westport, Washington

February

Storm Watching

The costal beaches are regularly pounded by winter storms, with waves reaching over 15 feet tall. Heavy surf is dangerous, do not go near the surf in storm conditions. Address: Beaches, Westport, Washington

March

Storm Watching

The costal beaches are regularly pounded by winter storms, with waves reaching over 15 feet tall. Heavy surf is dangerous, do not go near the surf in storm conditions. Address: Beaches, Westport, Washington

May

Westport Blessing of the Fleet

This longstanding annual event includes a parade, blessing and Coast Guard rescue demonstration. Sponsored by the Westport Chamber of Commerce. Phone: 360 268 9422

Run 4 the Light

The Washington Lighthouse Association is host for this 5-mile Fun Run/Walk in the beautiful coastal town of Westport. The USATF-certified, scenic course is flat and fast. Address: 2201 Westhaven Drive Westport, WA 98595-1074 Phone: 253 982 4874 Email: Website: http://www.maritimemuseum-ghlighthouse.org/R4TLindex.html

June

Flag Day Parade

Honor our nation's flag with an old fashioned parade. Over 80 entrants parade through the streets of downtown Ocean Shores. Address: Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 West Chance A La Mer Ave. NW Ocean Shores, WA 98569 ocean shores Email: Website: OceanShoresAct.com

Sand and Sawdust Festival

Teams of master sand sculptors, amateurs, and families compete on the beach. Address: Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 W. Chance A La Mer Ave., Ocean Shores, WA 98569 Phone: 360-289-2451

Ocean Shores Triathlon & Footfest

"Trifreaks", welcome to the first annual triathlon weekend. Events include 1/2 Iron Triathlon, olympic Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5k runs. Phone: 425-766-8787 Email: Website: Trifreaks.com/Triathlon