Want to get out of town this weekend? Whether it’s a drive to see gorgeous NW gardens, or sand sculptures or 3-on-3 basketball, here are some events worth the drive.

Sand and Sawdust Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
June 29, 30 and July 1
Ocean Shores Convention Center
120 West Chance a La Mer
Ocean Shores, WA 98569

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Castles! Mermaids! Pelicans! Bears! Come to the beach to watch Master, Intermediate, and Novice Sand Sculpting teams compete and Master Chainsaw Carvers compete while turning wood into amazing art pieces. Plus, free sand-sculpting lessons!

Olympic Music Festival
Saturdays and Sundays
June 30 – September 2
7360 Center Road
Quilcene, WA 98376

Pack a picnic, bring your friends, and spend a wonderful day roaming the Festival grounds before the concert. There are plenty of picnic tables, and places to explore in our unique pastoral environment! The Olympic Music Festival has been voted “Best Classical Music Festival” by readers of The Seattle Weekly.

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Saturday and Sunday
June 30 and July 1
Downtown Spokane, WA

The largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Earth! 7,046 Teams, 27,867 Players, 14,000 Games, 200,000 Fans, 458 Courts, 485 Brackets, 42 City Blocks, and 3,000 Volunteers. Come see some great basketball!

Gig Harbor Garden Tour
Saturday and Sunday
June 30 and July 1
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Ebb Tide Gallery
7809 Pioneer Way
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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Tour Gig Harbor gardens lavish and quaint, fabulous water views, vegetable and flower gardens. Something for every gardener and garden lover including lectures and demonstrations. This is a self-guided tour of gardens, so please wear your walking shoes and bring your friends for a wonderful day of gardening ideas!