Sand & Sawdust Festival this weekend
The Sand and Sawdust Festival returns to the Ocean Shores Convention Center this weekend, Friday through Sunday, June 28-30. The annual event features one of the largest chainsaw-carving shows and auctions in the Northwest, plus food, crafts, music, a beer garden and more for the entire family. The Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest returns to the beach this year, along with a new event, The Sand Drawing Celebration, led by founder and coordinator Justin Boone (Justin the Circler), creating gigantic sand mandalas and more on the beach near the Chance a la Mer approach. As part of the event, Associated Arts of Ocean Shores has moved its national Juried Fine Arts, 3D & Photography Show to the Festival, with hundreds of pieces on display in the Convention Center. More info at www.sandandsawdust.org.
Caboose move this Saturday
The Museum of the North Beach rescued an historic 1912 wooden Northern Pacific Railway caboose 10 years ago, and it will be moving to a new home at the site of the new Museum of the North Beach in Moclips at about 12 noon this Saturday, June 29. The transport will begin around noon and travel along State Route 109, 1-1/2 miles to the new site.
GH Youth Athletics golf, dinner & auction
The eighth annual Grays Harbor Youth Athletics benefit golf tournament dinner and auction are all on Saturday July 13, at Ocean Shores Golf Course and the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Both feature NFL and college football coaches and players who will coach at the free football camp Sunday, July 14, in Hoquiam. For golf tickets, call the OS golf course at 360-289-3357. For dinner/auction only tickets. Call the Convention Center at 360-289-4411. For more information, call Alison Cline at 425-359-2133, Jeremy McMillan at 360-532-5270, or Dana LeDuc at 314-623-0308.
Superhero Music Fest
The Superhero Music Fest is a charity benefit concert weekend, July 19-21, at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Sponsored by Double Barrel BBQ, the event is headlined Saturday night by Heart By Heart, which features two of the original members of the band Heart, which was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame along with the rest of the group’s original lineup in 2013. There will be five bands indoors and five solo performers outdoors, plus two beer gardens, vendors, food trucks and a play area for children. Plus, superheroes are coming to town from the western Washington non-profit volunteer group Costumed Characters 4 Causes. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Ocean Shores Food Bank, Grays Harbor Youth Athletics, PAWS Ocean Shores, Friends of the Library Ocean Shores, North Beach Children & Family Care Alliance Ocean Shores, Connections in Montesano and The Garage Music and Art Center in Aberdeen.
Hog Wild Ocean Shores
The three-day motorcycle extravaganza returns to the beach July 26-28 with a new name, “Hog Wild Ocean Shores. There will be motorcycle activities throughout the weekend. Live music, motorcycle stunt shows, a bike parade from Hoquiam to the Shores, a cross-Harbor poker run, vendors, food trucks and more highlight the schedule. For more information, visit the website at www.hogwildoceanshoes.com.