Olympic Peninsula Events Calendar

The Olympic Peninsula Events Calendar is a listing of nearly all local events, activities, and fairs and festivals. Here is where you'll find the fun happenings in Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks, Port Townsend, and farther afield on the rest of the Olympic Peninsula!

As events are scheduled, this page may also cover activities in the Olympic National Park and the rest of the Olympic Peninsula from Ocean Shores in the west of the Olympic Peninsula to Aberdeen and Hoquiam, and the Hood Canal in the east. 

We will feature things do, places to go, and possibly even shopping/dining options that are fun and memorable. There will also be information about community outreaches, such as fundraisers and volunteer opportunities. Whether you're a visitor to our quaint town or a kind-hearted local, we're glad you found us!.

Where possible, locations below are linked to Google Maps

Some of our listings may be longer reads. This is because Suzie Scribbles, our roving reporter, has visited the events and has left a review.

Olympic Peninsula Events in January 2023

January 2022 events have come and gone. We'll post the 2023 events as they come up.

In the meantime, skiing at Hurricane Ridge is always a thing in January! See Hurricane Ridge in Winter.

Olympic Peninsula Events in February 2022

Olympic Peninsula Events in February 2023

Strange Brewfest (Port Townsend)

When: February 3-4, 2023.
Location: Port Townsend
Website: https://strangebrewfestpt.com/

Thirty Northwest breweries serve up their brews, along with dozens of crazy, "strangely crafted concoctions" using ingredients not usually associated with beer or ciders. Fest includes music, dancing, and food, along with the "strange brews." Check website for additional info!

Chocolate on the Beach Festival (Grays Harbor County)

When: Late February 2023
Location: Pacific Beach in Grays Harbor County
Website: https://chocolateonthebeachfestival.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChocolateontheBeachFestival/

Chocolate on the beach, because, why not?! Get in on local arts and crafts and sample any number of chocolate-saturated baked goods.

The 2022 Chocolate on the Beach Festival has been canceled due to covid, however plans are in the works for 2023. Please check the website for the specifics as February 2023 approaches!

Olympic Peninsula Events in March 2022

Sequim Sunshine Festival

When: March 4 - 5 (Fri and Sat), 2022, 10 am - 7 pm
Location: Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Ave, Sequim, WA 98382
Phone: (360) 683 - 4139
Website: https://www.visitsunnysequim.com/263/Sequim-Sunshine-Festival
Facebook: sequimsunshinefestival/funrun

The website has the details about the several events, art shows, schedule and prices.

The Sequim Sunshine Festival will include a Sunshine Market in 2022 at the Guy Cole Event Center at Carrie Blake Park on Saturday, March 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. They are also looking for vendors. If you cook or craft and want to share your creations, click How to Become a Vendor.

On Saturday the 5th at 11am, there will be a fun run. You can sign up for the 1-kilometer "beginner/I will have small children with me" 1K, or the ambitious 5k. To learn more and sign up click Fun Run.

Olympic Peninsula Events in April 2022

Thursday Night Jazz

When: First Thursday of every month: April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, etc. 
Location: Cellar Door, 940 Water Street #1, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: +1 (360) 385 - 6959
Website: https://www.cellardoorpt.com/calendar
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CellarDoorPT/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cellardoorpt/

Come Support our local Jazz community!

On the first Thursdays of each month, Chuck Easton (bass), George Radebaugh (piano), and Tom Svornich (drums) will be hosting an open Jazz Jam! Open to players that can integrate well and add to the magic of the evening. As with our Open Mic, come on down, talk with the band, and jump in! This is Cellar Door and these wonderful musicians supporting and moving our venue toward as much of a jazz club as we can possibly create in our little town! 

Cellar Door in beautiful Port Townsend features craft cocktails, delicious dishes and the town's best live music. 

Sound Advice Band at Sequim Elks

When: Sunday, April 10, 2022, 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Rd, Sequim, WA 98382-3146
Phone: +1 (360) 683 - 2763
Email: dawn @ dawnmartinmusic. com
Website: https://soundadviceband.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/953241428668012/

Cost: $10

Motown, Classic Soul and hits from the 60s and 70s. Music for couples dancing and freestyle dancing.

Ballet Workshop's: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

When: SATURDAY, April 23rd, 2022 AT 7;00 PM and SUNDAY, April 24th, 2022 AT 2:00 PM
Location: Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: (360) 457 - 3532
Website: http://www.pafac.org/

To Get Tickets: https://jffa.org/season-concerts/
Cost: Adults-$18-38, Youth-$10. $5 surcharge for tickets purchased at the door.

Prepare to be dazzled by Port Angeles’ own Ballet Workshop this Spring, in their extravagant three act original staging of the timeless classic, The Sleeping Beauty, featuring leading guest artists from New York’s renowned American Ballet Theatre. 

Shorebird Festival (Hoquiam)

When: April 29 - May 1, 2022
Location: Hoquiam
Website: https://www.shorebirdfestival.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shorebirdfestival/
Cost: Free

Held to recognize and observe the hundreds of thousands of shorebirds that stop in Grays Harbor estuaries as they migrate northward to arctic regions. How many species will you see? Keynote speaker, field trips with expert birders, lectures, a birding marketplace, and a Nature Fun Fair for kids and families. Lots of downloadable resources at the website!

Olympic Peninsula Events in April 2023

Hama Hama Oyster Rama (Lilliwaup)

When: End of April, 2023
Location: Lilliwaup, along the Olympic Peninsula side of the Hood Canal
Website: https://hamahamaoysters.com/pages/events
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HamaHamaOysters

Shuckathon oyster competition, live music, wine and beer garden, oyster cookoff, and you-pick oysters and clams. Learn all about oysters, farming, shucking, and cooking. Plus plenty of fun stuff for the kids!

Unfortunately this event has been canceled for 2022, however check the links for dates in 2023 once the year rolls around.

Olympic Peninsula Events in May 2022

Thursday Night Jazz

When: First Thursday of every month: May 5, June 2, July 7, etc. 
Location: Cellar Door, 940 Water Street #1, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: +1 (360) 385 - 6959
Website: https://www.cellardoorpt.com/calendar
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CellarDoorPT/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cellardoorpt/

Come Support our local Jazz community!

On the first Thursdays of each month, Chuck Easton (bass), George Radebaugh (piano), and Tom Svornich (drums) will be hosting an open Jazz Jam! Open to players that can integrate well and add to the magic of the evening. As with our Open Mic, come on down, talk with the band, and jump in! This is Cellar Door and these wonderful musicians supporting and moving our venue toward as much of a jazz club as we can possibly create in our little town! 

Cellar Door in beautiful Port Townsend features craft cocktails, delicious dishes and the town's best live music. 

Irrigation Festival (Sequim)

When: May 6-15, 2022
Location: Sequim
Website: http://irrigationfestival.com/site/.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SequimIrrigationFestival.

This is the longest, continuously running festival in Washington State! 2022 will mark the 127th year for this wonderful festival, which celebrates the initiation, development and support of Sequim's irrigation ditches. It typically features a carnival, parade, car show, farmer's market street fair, a juried art show, and a logging show and strongman showdown.

Rhody Festival (Port Townsend)

When: Third Weekend in May, 2022,
Location: Port Townsend
Website: http://www.rhodyfestival.org/

The Rhody Festival is scheduled to go forward in 2022, celebrating the profusion of wild rhodendron blooms in Port Townsend and the whole Olympic Peninsula. Event possibilities include a pancake breakfast, carnivals, parades, golf tournament, and 6K or 12K Rhody Run.

See website for locations, details, and their urgent call for event volunteers.

And Then They Came For Me (Port Angeles)

A Production of the Port Angeles High School Drama Department
When: May 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:00 p.m. May 16 & 23 at 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Performances will be live streamed.
Website: https://pahstheatre.com/attcfm/

To Get Ticketshttps://portangeles.booktix.com/

Port Angeles High School Drama Club: East Park Avenue Players will present the play, And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank.  This production will be live-streamed on video May 14, 15, 21, 22, at 7:00 p.m., and May 16 and 23 at 2:00 p.m.  

And Then They Came for Me was written by James Still and directed by Kelly Lovall. It is a multimedia play that combines the videotaped interviews of Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss, two Holocaust survivors, with the dramatization of live actors as they recreate the events narrated and described. This production runs 70 minutes, and combines oral history with dramatic action. 

Duck Derby (Port Angeles)

When: May 22, 2022 
Location: Lincoln Park in Port Angeles

In Port Angeles, you will see dinosaur sized rubber duckies around town, heralding the upcoming Duck Derby! The Derby is a fundraiser for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, and hosted by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. 

How It Works: Rubber duckies go on sale April 22, 2022 all over town. Each duckie is $6, and there is no limit on purchase. The duckies are all numbered for the big race on May 22, 2022 at Lincoln Park. The duckies are set adrift in a pond with the water being churned by a local firetruck. There is an exit tube at the end of the arena, and the goal is for the duckies to make it to the tube. There are 40 winners of the derby, with the grand prize being a new Toyota! 

Join the quirky fun and donate to a good cause with the Annual Duck Derby!

Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts (Port Angeles)

When: May 27-29, 2022 (Memorial Day weekend)
Location: Downtown Port Angeles
Website: https://jffa.org/2022-festival/

The North Olympic Peninsula’s premier music and arts festival. Attend multiple "Juan de Fuca After Hours in the Clubs" evening performances, with ample opportunity to experience arts, crafts, and a street fair, all at the foot of the Olympic Mountains.

Brinnon Shrimpfest (Brinnon)

When: May 28-29, 2022
Location: Yelvik Farm property - 251 Hjelvicks Rd, Brinnon, WA 98320
Website: http://www.brinnonshrimpfest.org/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/BrinnonShrimpFest

Celebrates local Hood Canal Shrimp season. Typically low tides at the end of May coupled with nearby public beaches may coax you to also harvest your own clams and oysters (requires a license). The Brinnon Shrimpfest features craft booths and food booths, beer garden, live music and decorated belt sander races. Tons of fun for the whole family!

Olympic Peninsula Events in June 2022

Mason County Forest Festival

When: June 4-5, 2022
Location: Shelton
Website: https://www.masoncountyforestfestival.com/events

The Mason County Forest Festival celebrates everything 'forest, timber, and the people who care for them. Enjoy a carnival, parades of people and pets, races, a logging show, fireworks, and more.

This year's theme is "Back to Your Roots." Check the website for updates as the date approaches!

Quinault Rain Forest Bike Ride (Amanda Park)

When: Traditionally, the last Saturday in June
Location: Lake Quinault School in Amanda Park is the starting point.
Website: https://www.quinaultrainforest.com/Lake-Quinault/festivals-special-events.html
Information: Lake Quinault Lodge, 1-800-562-6672 or +1-360-288-2900. Check in is anytime between 7 am and noon.
$10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Get the t-shirt for $10.

The 31 mile non-competitive Quinault Rain Forest Bike Ride is an annual event benefiting the Quinault Cancer Fund. No matter your cycling skill level, you can participate. You'll encounter paved and dirt/gravel roads. Helmets are required for all riders. 

Lake Quinault Lodge also hosts or sponsors several additional events and festivals. Check the website link or telephone the Lodge for more information about events, locations, and times.

Olympic Peninsula Events in July 2022

Old Fashioned Fourth of July (Forks)

When: First few days of July, culminating on July 4, 2022
Location: Downtown Forks WA
Website: https://forkswa.com/event/forks-old-fashioned-4th-of-july/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Forks-Old-Fashioned-Fourth-of-July-122141627820494/

Days-long activities celebrating American pride with a Grand Parade down the middle of Forks, breakfast, salmon bake, demolition derby, music in the park, arts and crafts show, fireworks in the evening, and many more family events. Find full details at the above links as July approaches. 

Independence Day Parade and Fireworks - Fourth of July (Port Angeles)

When: July 4, 2022
Location: Downtown Port Angeles
Website: http://www.portangeles.org/pages/4thofJulyCelebration

Day-long activities culminating in a festive parade down Lincoln Street, a live-streamed concert in the evening, and a fireworks display after dark.

Lavender Festival (Sequim)

When: July 15, 16, 17, 2022
Location: Various Lavender Farms, and downtown Sequim
Website: https://www.lavenderfestival.com/

Fill your senses with the sights and smells of lavender, tour a dozen local lavender farms, peruse street fair booths filled with artisanal goods, enjoy open air music and entertainment, purchase lavender plants and a plethora of lavender products!

Get a bigger glimpse into the Sequim Lavender Festival here.

Quileute Days (La Push)

When: Mid-July (dates to be determined)
Location: La Push WA
Website: https://quileutenation.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quileute.days

A celebration of Quileute Tribal Cultural Heritage and modern lifestyle, with delicious traditional salmon bake, dancing and songs, native arts and crafts. Watch canoe races and an impressive fireworks display.

La Push is now open to non-tribal members (after having been closed for a time due to covid). Check the website and Facebook links for updated event info as July approaches.

McCleary Bear Festival (McCleary)

When: July 8-11, 2022
Location: 100 3rd St, McCleary, WA 98557
Website: https://www.mcclearybearfestival.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mcclearybearfestival
Cost: Free

Enjoy time-tested and delicious "bear stew," as well as parades, fun run, Bear Claw Derby, street fair, and musical entertainment. All the details are at the links above.

Boat Races at the Extreme Sports Park

When: Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 8:30 am – 5:30 pm 

Stay tuned for more information!

Olympic Peninsula Events in August 2022

Joyce Daze - Wild Blackberry Festival

When: First Saturday in August (August 6, 2022)
Location: Joyce WA
Website: https://joycedaze.org/
Cost: Free

Every year on the first Saturday in August, the town of Joyce, Washington, holds its Wild Blackberry Festival called Joyce Daze. Enjoy a parade down the middle of Hwy 112, plus a street fair.

By August, every wild blackberry in the general vicinity of Joyce and beyond has been picked and baked into dozens upon dozens of sweet and juicy wild blackberry pies. They cut and serve slices of blackberry pie at the festival, plus sell them whole. Come early and score yourself a pie before they run out (they WILL run out)!

Last year's schedule is still on their website. Stay tuned and check back for more info!

Big Squatch Music Festival (Port Angeles)

Where: Extreme Sports Park, 2917 W Edgewood Dr, Port Angeles, WA 98383.
When: August 12 - 14, 2022

This marks the first annual Big Squatch Music Festival in Port Angeles! Tickets will go on sale soon! Stay tuned for additional information, news regarding which bands are coming, and camping availability.

What is the Big Squatch Festival? Music, music and more music, plus fun too!

Makah Days (Neah Bay)

When: Aug 27, 2022 (the Saturday in August closest to August 26)
Location: Neah Bay
Website: https://makah.com/activities/makah-days/
Cost: Free, but an activity pass is required ($10 for the year)

Makah (pronounced MaKAW) tribal members living both on the reservation and abroad convene in Neah Bay to commemorate the Makah ancient culture and the anniversary of becoming citizens of the United States. All are welcome to come and enjoy festivities, food, and games.

As of February, 2022, the Makah Reservation remains closed to non-members until further notice. Please check the Makah website for updates. we can only hope closures will lift before too long.

Olympic Peninsula Events in September 2022

BDJ - Free Outdoor Concert

When: Monday, September 5, 2022 at 1 Pm – 3 Pm
Location: John Wayne’s Rustic Waterfront Resort, 2634 W Sequim Bay Rd, Sequim, WA 98382-8421
Phone: +1 (360) 681 - 3853
Email: blackdiamondjunction @ Gmail. Com
Website: https://www.blackdiamondjunction.com/
Facebook: Black Diamond Junction Labor Day Concert

Cost: Free!

Have a day out listening to classic rock spanning the years 1960-2000. Dig out your concert t-shirts and hoodies to relive the best of times and the music that defined it. 

Forever Twilight in Forks (Forks)

When: September 8 - 11, 2022
Location: Forks WA
Website: https://forkswa.com/forevertwilightinforks/

Commemorates the September 13 birthday of the fictional Bella of The Twilight Saga fame. Calling all VITs (Very Important Twilighters) for four days of celebration, Twilight Saga cosplay, food, tours, photo ops, games, and much more. Find all the details at the website as the dates approach.

Boat Races at the Extreme Sports Park

Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. 

Stay tuned for more information!

Kiwanis Car Show

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022, starting at 10am
Location: Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W 16th St, Port Angeles, WA 98363
Phone: (360) 477 - 1785
Email: blackdiamondjunction @ gmail. com
Website: Port Angeles Kiwanis
Facebook: Kiwanis Port Angeles

Cost: $3 Regular Admission

Come out to the Kiwanis Club Car Show for a day of family fun! There will be food trucks, vendors, raffles, and crazy cars!

Raffles: Pick your prize! When you buy raffle tickets, you enter raffles only for the prizes you are interested in.  

The Kiwanis Is a Community Club Dedicated to Helping Children. This car show is a Fundraiser for Camp for Children with Mental Disabilities. 

Wooden Boat Festival

When: Saturday, September 9-11, 2022
Location: Downtown old town Port Townsend, 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Website: https://woodenboat.org/

This is the largest wooden boat festival in North America! Wooden sailboats, motor boats, yachts, and their owners all gather to display the beauty of wooden boats and to educate and inspire all who attend. There'll be live music, food, beer, wine, exhibits for kids. This event is a blast, and if you are at all interested in wooden boat building, check the Northwest Maritime Center for their schedule of classes on building wooden boats!

Olympic Peninsula Events in October 2022

Crab Festival (Port Angeles)

When: October 7-9, 2022
Location: Downtown Port Angeles on the waterfront
Website: https://www.crabfestival.org/
Cost: Admission is always free

Three-day celebration of aquaculture, agriculture and maritime traditions on the Olympic Peninsula. Explore exhibits, a clambake and loads of other food, art, music, Native American activities, and children’s events.

Oyster Fest (Shelton)

When: October 1-2, 2022
Location: Shelton WA
Website: https://www.oysterfest.org/cms/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oysterfestwa
Cost: Free

Welcome to the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship and Washington State Seafood Festival! Everything oyster at this official State seafood festival. Competitions, vendors, local music and entertainment. Washington wines and beer, and the largest festival food menu anywhere.

Olympic Peninsula Events in November 2022

No Olympic Peninsula events in November just yet.

But, you may love going ice skating in downtown Port Angeles! Our festive Winter Ice Village and Ice Skating rink will open in the second half of November, and remain open through December and probably into January. Need skates? Skate rentals are available.

Olympic Peninsula Events in December 2022

No Olympic Peninsula events in December just yet. 

But, the Winter Ice Village and Ice Skating rink should be in full swing all month long. Check it out!

If you prefer, head on up to Hurricane Ridge for some skiiing or snowshoeing. It's frigid, but the views are fabulously beautiful and the recreation is invigorating.

Olympic Peninsula Events:
Year Round Fun and Activities

Port Angeles Farmers Market

Location: Downtown Port Angeles at the corner of Front and Lincoln in the Gateway Center by the local bus terminal.

The Port Angeles Farmers Market is open year round. Every Saturday from 10-2 pm. Local food  vendors and artisans are featured with unique creations and tasty treats. 

William Shore Aquatic Center

Location: 225 E 5th St Port Angeles, WA 98362. Located at the corner of 5th and Lincoln, across from Safeway. Plenty of parking in front and back.
Website: https://www.sacpa.org/
Facebook: https://www.Facebook.Com/williamshorepool/
Phone: +1 (360) 775 - 2119
Email: info @ sacpa. org

Don’t let winter blues and aching joints get you down. The Shore Aquatic Center is open with heated pools to blow off cabin fever, work on those New Year’s Resolutions to exercise (the gyms are packed and nobody wants to be outside right now), or get a lovely hot soak in the Jacuzzi. You can get a membership (worth every penny) or just the occasional day pass. There are year round swim and fitness classes for everyone 1 – 100. There is a very shallow area for small children, and floaty life vests until the little ones learn to swim. They even have steam hot showers once you’re done. Stop by the warm up, exercise, and de-stress.

Port Angeles Community Playhouse

"Bringing You the Magic of Live Community Theater"

Location: 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Ample Free Parking Is Available in The Theater Lot
Phone: +1 (360) 452 - 6651
Email: pacommunityplayers @ hotmail. com
Website: https://pacommunityplayers.org/.
Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/pa Community Players.

Stay Tuned for Announcements! Visit their website to learn how you can volunteer or participate! 

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