Visitor Information

Welcome to the City of Montesano, incorporated on November 26, 1883, and the county seat for Grays Harbor County. Montesano thrives as a hub for outdoor activities, including mountain biking, fishing, hiking, kayaking, boating and bird watching. We enjoy our coffee here and you can wander many of our local business  in the downtown corridor  where the city has free Wi Fi for your convenience.
Check these out:

Grays Harbor Historic Courthouse
102 W. Broadway
Office Hours: 8am-12pm/1pm-5pm
Monday - Friday

Chehalis Valley Historical Museum
703 W Pioneer Ave
Open Saturday & Sunday
12:00PM - 4:00PM

Miles of trails for hiking and biking in the City forest. Access it through Lake Sylvia State Park, a gem of its own. Lake Sylvia offers kayaking, camping, picnics, playground, swimming and nature trails and fishing.
3 Rivers meet in Montesano. The Wynochee, the Chehalis and the Satsop. You can put your boat in on the Chehalis River at the Boat launch in South Montesano or at Friend’s Landing
Check out these other great recreation opportunities:
Montesano Annual Events
Annual Classic Car Show and Kid Fest

Over 200 street rods, antiques, muscle cars and special-interest vehicles of all kinds will roll into town to show off and support local charities.  The show is presented by a group of volunteers and all proceeds are donated to the Montesano Food Bank and several other charitable organizations. 

It’s free for spectators, and will include a swap meet, vendors, food, door prizes for participants, over 40 awards, tours of the 1911 Grays Harbor County Courthouse, live music, kids games, and lots more.  

It starts at 8 am and concludes with a cruise through Montesano and scenic Lake Sylvia State Park.

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City wide garage sale


Saturday Morning Markets

Saturday Morning Market occurs each Saturday in July & August from 9am-1pm at Fleet Park.

Enjoy local artists, fresh local food, vendors, and music. 

Fish and Brew Fest

Catch Montesano: Fish & Brew Fest consists of a beer fest featuring local craft beer and wine, live music, vendors, and a corn hole tournament! 

Lake Sylvia Fall Festival

The Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia (FOSLS) invite the public to the 6th Annual Discover Lake Sylvia Fall Festival at Lake Sylvia State Park in Montesano.

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Festival of Lights

Highlights of the festival include singing Christmas carols, a Jingle Bell Jog, a Santa Pancake Breakfast, craft fair, scavenger hunt, and of course, a lighted holiday parade with floats, marching bands and logging trucks, fire engines and other vehicles bedazzled with thousands of colorful lights. There are over 20 events that are part of the Festival. Click here for more information.