Free Family Events

NOTE: All in-person scheduled events were postponed for 2021

Please visit the 2022 tab for online activities.

The following information will be applicable again when we return to an in-person festival.


Nature Fun Fair

Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

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, 11:00am - 4:00pm

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.

Mudflat Meals Activity by Jennifer Cutillo


Shorebird Festival Poster Contest Awards Ceremony and Harvest Moon Storytelling

Sunday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Come and help cheer on the 2019 Poster Contest Winners. During the awards ceremony, renowned Storyteller and Quinault Native Elder, Harvest Moon will share her talent and stories. The poster contest is open Grays Harbor County students, grades 1-6. Winning posters are displayed during the Festival at Hoquiam Middle School.

Poster Display


Procession of the Shorebirds

Procession: Sunday, 2:30pm

Join in the Procession of the Shorebirds beginning after the Poster Contest Awards Ceremony. Come as you are, wear the mask you made, or wear your own bird or nature related costume.

Costumes by John Keith