Coast Calendar: Renewed Antique Show revisits the Convention Center

  • Wed Feb 13th, 2019 9:30am
  • Life

Ocean Shores Renewed Antique Show returns Feb. 16-17 to the Convention Center with a “Peek and Purchase” premier social event kicking things off on Friday, Feb. 15.

“Enjoy shopping at the vendor booths before the big crowds arrive while enjoying an adult beverage and some nibbles. There will be live music with Sunni and KC of Unexpected Soul. Your ticket will allow you to come and go as you please during the weekend with no admission costs,” a news release said. The annual show opens to the public on Saturday Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlights include a vintage accessories show at 1 p.m. on Saturday on the main stage.

The event showcases more than 50 different vendors with a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, upcycled, and repurposed items.

Admission to the show is $3 or $2 with a non-perishable food donation for the Ocean Shores Food Bank.

Chocolate on the Beach

The annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival in Pacific Beach is Feb. 21-24 with a Sci-Fi theme this year: “Chocolate is out of this World!”

It is the 11th year of the event that started as a small fund-raiser for the Museum of the North Beach, and now includes what is called the 13 miles of chocolates, including Moclips, Aloha, Copalis Crossing, Seabrook, Copalis Beach and Ocean City.

The Chocolate on the Beach Festival supports organizations and groups in the North Beach area with grants and donations for historical, educational and community projects. This year, $6,000 in grant funds and auction baskets were given, marking more than $41,000 donated back to the community in the past seven years

“This is a fun, family festival offering something for every chocolate lover. There are chocolate vendors, artists, and crafters. You can attend a cooking class or enter your favorite recipe in the recipe contest. How about entering a chocolate eating contest? You can do all this and so much more. Attendees will find chocolate that is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, organic, fair trade, and even chocolate themed crafts,” according to a the festival’s online site:

Upcoming events

• March 2-3: Beachcombers Fun Fair at the Convention Center.

• March 16-17: Razor Clam Festival & Seafood Extravaganza, sponsored by the Ocean Shores Chamber of Commerce, at the Convention Center.

• May 11: Youth Fishing Derby, sponsored by Ocean Shores Elks Lodge, at North Bay Park.

• May 11-12: More Urban Unglued exotic gear vendor show at the Convention Center.

• May 24-26: Expo at the Convention Center.

• June 1: Wearable Art Show at the Convention Center.

• June 8-9: Grays Harbor County Festival of Colors kite flying event on the beach at Damon Road.

• June 8: Flag Day Parade, sponsored by the Ocean Shores Elks, on Pt. Brown Ave. and Chance a la Mer St., ending at the Convention Center.

• June 28-30: Sand & Sawdust Festival, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, at the Convention Center.

• June 28-30: AAOS Juried Fine Art, Photo and 3D Show at the Convention Center.

• July 26-28: Bikers at the Beach at the Convention Center.

• Aug. 10: Ocean Shores Woof-a-Thon, North Beach High School.

• Aug. 24-25: Ocean Shores Body & Soul Festival at the Convention Center.

• Aug. 30-Sept. 1: AAOS Arts & Crafts Festival at the Convention Center.

• Aug. 31: Paddle the Shores, Oyhut Bay Seaside Village.

• Sept. 20-22: Whale of a Quilt Show, Convention Center.

• Oct. 16-20: Celtic Music Festival, Galway Bay and Convention Center.

• Nov. 29.-Dec. 1: Winter Fanta-Sea, Convention Center.