Hoquiam and Aberdeen celebrate two “Firsts” this week

The planets have aligned this month and shoppers can enjoy two firsts in a row, beginning with First Thursdays in Hoquiam tonight, then First Fridays in Aberdeen tomorrow.

Today and tomorrow participating businesses will stay open late, from 5-8 p.m. with specials, local art, and family fun.

Hoquiam First Thursday May

Participating businesses in Hoquiam include:

7th Street Theatre – wine tasting with GH Wine Sellars, and artist Carrie Larson will be on hand with her letterpress
8th St Ale House – free chips and salsa
Bodacious Beauty’s – Birthday party with cake and prizes
Bonell Photography
GHUnders – Grays Harbor UndersLDComfort
Gray’s General Store – Erik Pederson will display his artwork and Karin Beard will present her lovely jewelry creations. Jennifer will have special treats from Cookies & Milk.
Harbor Art Guild : Some members of the ukulele band will be playing for your listening pleasure!
McHugh’s Furniture
Polson Museum – 5:15 and 7:00 at the 7th Street Theatre for behind-the-scenes tour of the theatre with a walking tour of the urban renewal project in between.
Simply Said Flowers
Simpson Avenue Grill
Sitka Yoga Studio & Juice Bar
Swanson’s Foods – free samples


Aberdeen First Friday May

In Aberdeen on Friday, visit participating businesses staying open late to host local artists and their work.

Join the FREE Downtown Historical Tour at 7:00pm departing from GH Wine Sellars, 206 S. Broadway. This month’s tour takes you inside and to the top of the historical Becker Building.

With some participating locations for this event including:

Wiitamaki Jewelry Store
Artist: TBD

Eternal Love Tattoos
Artist: TBD

Pirate’s Treasure
Artist: TBD

CaKecaKes Gourmet Treats
Artist: TBD

Moo Moo Oink Oink Cluk Cluk
Offering a pastrami melt basket special, $8.99

GH Wine Sellars
Mention you are there for First Friday and receive 10% off of your purchase!
Featured artist: TBD

Quilt Harbor
Featuring Elizabeth McElliot. Elizabeth McElliot is the former owner of Quilt Harbor and will be joining in Quilt Harbor’s 10th anniversary celebration. Stop by to join the celebration!

Harbor Shoes
Featured artist: Noel Kricker

Past and Present Mercantile
Featured artist, DiAnna Malone, photography/thought cards

Flowers by Pollen
Featuring a variety of local vendors including hand painted messenger bags, cards, and stationary along with quilting, paintings, etc. In addition to beautiful flower arrangements, Flowers by Pollen offers of a variety of gift and home decor items. Stop by and check it out!