Free Family Events

Whimbrel Photo by John Whitehead


Nature Fun Fair

Saturday, 9am - 5pm

Sunday, 9am - 4pm

The Fun Fair has activities for all ages to discover their artistic side and learn about nature. Wildlife art projects and activities include Shorebird on a Stick, Thumbprint art, Mask Making, and more!

Mask Making by John Keith


Mudflat Meals: See What Shorebirds Have for Dinner

Saturday, 9am - 4pm

Estuaries are teeming with life even in the most unexpected places. Some mudflats are estimated to contain as many as 40,000 organisms per cubic inch of mud! Learn about the amazing critters living in the mudflats. Come see them yourself through microscopes; located in the Fun Fair.

Western Sandpiper Photo by Tom Rowley


Be a Shorebird in the Procession of the Shorebirds!

Sunday, Mask Making: 9am - 5pm

Procession: 2pm

Make cool bird masks in the Fun Fair area any time Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Join in the Procession of the Shorebirds in front of Hoquiam High School at 2pm just after the Poster Contest Awards Ceremony. You can also bring your own bird or nature related costume for the parade.

Costumes by John Keith


Shorebird Festival Poster Contest Awards Ceremony

Sunday, 1pm - 1:30pm

Come and help cheer on the 2018 Poster Contest Winners during the awards ceremony. The poster contest is open Grays Harbor County students, grades 1-6. Winning posters are displayed during the Festival at Hoquiam Middle School.

Poster Judging by John Keith