Surf’s Up! Car Show
Saturday-Sunday May 25-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The parking lot of the Ocean Shores Convention Center is the place to find those “Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby” kind of creations called custom cars. Open to all years, makes and models, the event is produced by the Bracketstars Hot Rod Assn. of Enumclaw, WA, and offers prize drawings throughout both days and live music, with 21 awards being presented at 3 p.m. Sunday. There is a $20 per vehicle entry fee that covers both days and cars do not need to be preregistered. More info at www.bracketstars.com, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
VFW Flag Presentation
Saturday May 25, at noon, during the Surf’s UP! Car Show. North Beach VFW Post members will raise the American flag and do a brief presentation in honor of Memorial Day.
Ocean City Carve
Friday-Sunday May 24-26, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day at Ocean City Marketplace, 2619 State Route 109. Chainsaw carving, kids games and prizes, BBQ and refreshments, entertainment and live auctions at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Memorial Weekend yard sales
The Coastal Interpretive Center/VFW Yard Sale: Friday – Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the VFW Hall, 953 Trent Court SE in Ocean Shores.
The Museum of the North Beach: Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 4658 State Route 109 in Moclips.
The Ocean Shores Elks Lodge: Saturday only, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 199 Ocean Lake Way in Ocean Shores. Lodge members will be selling and non-members can rent space and tables by calling the Lodge office, 360-289-2581, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ocean Shores Woof-a-Thon: Saturday–Monday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Dreamscape Condos, 401 Westport View Court, at the southeastern end of the Ocean Shores peninsula. To donate items or volunteer, call Mike Preston at 253-347-6478.
Library Plant Sale
Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Lions Club, 832 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW. The Ocean Shores Library Plant Sale offers various types of plants including vegetables, flowers and herbs, plus yard art and more. Those donating plants for the sale are asked to bring them to the Lions Club 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. weekdays. Please do not deliver plants to the Library. More info: call Becky Scott at 360-268-2686.
Wearable Art Show
Saturday June 1, Ocean Shores Convention Center doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. The Ocean Shores Wearable Art Show presents its 8th annual crazy runway show, themed “Hidden Meaning.” Artists create ensembles of “wearable art” — functional and not so functional pieces of “clothing” and accessories that will be presented in a one-of-a-kind runway fashion show. The presentation is rated PG-13 and well-behaved children accompanied by an adult are welcome.
Tickets are available online at the Stage West Community Theatre website or at The Dusty Trunk store in Ocean Shores. More info: www.oswearableart.com, Facebook page, Ocean Shores Wearable Art Show, and www.stagewestcommunitytheatre.org.
ACE Grand Opening
Saturday June 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the new Buck Electric/ACE Hardware location, 641 Point Brown Ave NW in Ocean Shores. Store manager Stephen Buck, his brother, Joe, and their father, Steve, invite everyone to enjoy refreshments, goodies for the kids, prizes, music by DJ Paul Bouma, and celebrating with the Ocean Shores Pirates, North Beach Hyaks athletes, local VFW and Elks members and more.
Flag Day Parade
Saturday June 8, 11 a.m., downtown Ocean Shores. The year’s Flag Day Parade will feature two Miss Washingtons and 70+ entries including floats, marching bands, drill teams, local businesses and more. VFW Post #8956 has secured a US Marine Corps color guard, and emcees Ernie Nelson and Johnny Manson will once again be on hand at the viewing stands in front of the Convention Center on Chance a la Mer Blvd. This is the second year the Ocean Shores Elks Lodge is producing the event, and they are still accepting applications for participants. Call the Lodge at 360-289-2581 or Parade Chairperson Marsh Sharp at 503-807-1243.
Grays Harbor Festival of Colors
Friday–Sunday June 7-9, just off the Damon Rd. beach approach, north of the horse rental area and the Ocean Shores city limits, with free family fun all weekend. The event kicks off with a lighted kite night fly at dusk on Friday June 7 on the beach in front of the Best Western hotel. All day Saturday and Sunday two-line and quad-line fliers will be performing in demonstrations and competing in an American Kitefliers Association sanctioned event, administered by the Northwest Sport Kite League. At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday there are “Mass Ascension” events where all participants fly the same style of kites at the same time.
Two free kids events also happen on Saturday. At 12 noon is the “Running of the Bols,” a fun foot race where the kids are dragging a parachute style kite behind them. From 12:30-3 p.m. the first 200 kids make and keep a sled style kite for free.
A Festival Event Tent will be set up in front of North Beach High School Friday 5-8 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for info, schedules, festival T-shirts and collectable enamel pins. All weekend long there will be an amazing array of display kites flying up and down the beach for miles! Open to fliers of all skill levels and all who simply want to watch in wonder.
North Beach High School graduation
Saturday June 15, 5 p.m. at North Beach High School. Members of the Class of 2019 will don their robes and doff their caps while friends and family cry and cheer at this annual procession and rite of passage.