Whatcom Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.

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Jul
18
Wed
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks Studio
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join us for a FREE workshop. Adults and kids ages 14+ are welcome! An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome absolutely no experience necessary! After school classes forming for fall.

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Jul
20
Fri
Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament @ Razz Fest
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm
Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament @ Razz Fest | Lynden | Washington | United States

The 20th Anniversary Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament is held in conjunction with the Northwest Raspberry Festival which attracts thousands of people to town. Kindergarten through second grade youth will be entered into the Rookie Razz; Rookie Razz kids play all day on Friday only.

Grades 3-12 and adults play in the regular 3on3 Razz.

The 3on3 promotes sportsmanship as a crucial aspect of the tournament. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of three games. Divisions are based on gender, school grade, age, men’s competitive and men’s recreational. Four Players to one team only. All entry fees from the 3on3 go directly to the Lynden Chamber of Commerce, in supporting community events.

Come on downtown and play or cheer on your favorite basketball team! We look forward to seeing you! A special thanks to our many sponsors and volunteers ~ this event couldn’t happen without you!!

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Good Time Girls- Downtown Sin and Gin Walking Tours
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm
Good Time Girls- Downtown Sin and Gin Walking Tours

We’ll examine Bellingham’s changing attitudes about “having a good time in the old town” from the rise and fall of the town’s red-light-district and saloon culture through the prohibition era when it all went “underground” (shh… speak-easy!)

The tour lasts about an hour and is under one mile.

Visit our website to purchase tickets.

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Jul
21
Sat
Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament @ Razz Fest
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am
Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament @ Razz Fest | Lynden | Washington | United States

The 20th Anniversary Curt Maberry Memorial Classic 3 on 3 Tournament is held in conjunction with the Northwest Raspberry Festival which attracts thousands of people to town. Kindergarten through second grade youth will be entered into the Rookie Razz; Rookie Razz kids play all day on Friday only.

Grades 3-12 and adults play in the regular 3on3 Razz.

The 3on3 promotes sportsmanship as a crucial aspect of the tournament. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of three games. Divisions are based on gender, school grade, age, men’s competitive and men’s recreational. Four Players to one team only. All entry fees from the 3on3 go directly to the Lynden Chamber of Commerce, in supporting community events.

Come on downtown and play or cheer on your favorite basketball team! We look forward to seeing you! A special thanks to our many sponsors and volunteers ~ this event couldn’t happen without you!!

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Good Time Girls- Fairhaven Sin & Gin Walking Tours
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm
Good Time Girls- Fairhaven Sin & Gin Walking Tours

Bellingham’s quaint south-side neighborhood Fairhaven was once called “the center of prostitution on Bellingham Bay.” This lovely shopping district started out as a sort of wild west-style den of sin… full of brothels and saloons! Find out about the little town whose founding father was called “Dirty Dan.”

The tour runs about an hour and is under one mile.

Visit our website to purchase tickets.

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Jul
22
Sun
State Street History Tour @ Outside Market Depot Square
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm
State Street History Tour @ Outside Market Depot Square

This guided tour of State Street and the former little mining town of Sehome explore the early history of the town and its rivalry with neighboring Whatcom, as well as the streets evolution as an early highway through town.
This tour runs around an hour, total distance is under a mile.
$15 general / $10 youth. Space is limited. Reserve your tickets online!

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Jul
23
Mon
Odyssey of Science & Arts: Bellingham Grades 4—6 @ Western Washington University
Jul 23 @ 8:30 am
Odyssey of Science & Arts: Bellingham Grades 4---6 @ Western Washington University | Bellingham | Washington | United States

As of 2018, we are introducing a new full-day format for our Odyssey of Science and Arts Program. Odyssey is now a full-day camp that combines Science and Arts programs with outdoor recreation. Students will participate in the academic course of their choice during the morning session, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. After class, students will have a supervised lunchtime, followed by recreational activities and community building at our Wade King Rec Center and outdoor spaces. The program begins and ends with a convenient drive-thru drop off and pick up. This new format combines the best of academic enrichment, physical activity and convenience for working parents and families!
Courses will explore science and art through hands-on learning in specialized labs and classrooms on Western’s campus. Taught by WWU faculty and local highly regarded educators, all courses are designed to engage students through interactive activities that foster success in a fun, inquiry-based learning environment.

Week 1: July 9-13; Adventures in Media Making: Video Production and Fire in the Kitchen!
Week 2: July 16-20; Video Game Design and Survival Science
Week 3: July 23-27; Robotics and SCRATCH-ing the Surface of Programming

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Odyssey of Science & Arts: Bellingham, Grades 7-9 @ Western Washington University
Jul 23 @ 8:30 am
Odyssey of Science & Arts: Bellingham, Grades 7-9 @ Western Washington University | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Explore science and art through hands-on learning in specialized labs and classrooms on Western’s campus. Taught by WWU faculty and local highly regarded educators, all courses are designed to engage students through interactive activities that foster success in a fun, inquiry-based learning environment. Courses will explore science and art through hands-on learning in specialized labs and classrooms on Western’s campus.

Week 1: July 9-13, – Video Game Design and Rocketry
Week 2: July 16-20, – Robotics and Fire in the Kitchen!
Week 3: July 23-27 – Adventures in Media Making: Video Production and Adobe Photoshop

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Global Connections: Bellingham @ Western Washington University
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am
Global Connections: Bellingham @ Western Washington University | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Science Exploration Themes:
Week 5 (July 23 – July 27) – City of the Future: Challenges in Engineering and Design
Dive into the architecture, engineering and designs for the cities of today and how the process is evolving.

Week 6 (July 30 – August 3) – Let’s Talk About Cycles
From bicycles to recycling to seasons, cycles are a large part of our daily lives, but how do they work?

Week 7 (August 6 – August 10) – Building Solutions with Pop Bottles
Students will explore creative problem solving skills for many real world dilemmas using simple items like pop bottles.

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Grandparents U: Anacortes Grades 1-5 @ Shannon Point Marine Center
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am
Grandparents U: Anacortes Grades 1-5 @ Shannon Point Marine Center | Anacortes | Washington | United States

Create memories to last a lifetime during this unique intergenerational program for grandparents and grandchildren ages 7-10. You and your grandchild will work side-by-side as you participate in a hands-on course taught by Western faculty.

Citizen Science with a Porpoise

There is so much to discover about our oceans through observation and data collection, and only so many scientists to perform it. Be part of the solution by learning how to be a trained citizen scientist and gather important data on a local marine mammal species. We will learn about food webs of the Salish Sea and challenges faced by top predators feeding in our waters, as well as how to identify local marine mammals we may encounter in preparation for an official data-gathering session from Washington Park.

Physical activity level: Moderate to high; many activities will be conducted outside, including walking on the very rocky intertidal zone and on a rocky bluff trail in Washington Park.

Students are asked to bring:
A rain jacket
A healthy snack
A water bottle
Sunscreen
Good walking shoes/sneakers
A curious mind

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Western Kids Camp: Bellingham (Entering Grades 1-6) @ Western Washington University
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am
Western Kids Camp: Bellingham (Entering Grades 1-6) @ Western Washington University | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Discover the fun of being on a college campus as you participate in week-long summer enrichment programs designed to:
-Combine academic and physical skill development
-Create an environment for successful learning
-Develop team building skills
-Showcase and use real college facilities
-Explore academic topics through hands-on enrichment
-Develop leadership skills through recreational activities
-Form new friendships
-Encourage the fun of learning

Start the morning with enrichment activities that encourage exploration and discovery utilizing university facilities and equipment.The afternoon will be filled with recreation activities in the award winning Wade King Student Recreation Center (WKSRC) and athletic fields, including swimming, rock climbing, archery, crafts, Wednesday lunch concerts and much more. The blend of academics and recreation provides an engaging and fun learning environment unique to a college campus.

Kids’ Camp Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 are for youth entering grades 1-6. Weeks 5, 6 and 7 are for youth entering grades 4-6.
Week 1 (June 25-June 29) – Whether or Not We Care, Weather
Week 2 (July 2–July 6) – Codebreaking: Puzzles, Codes, Cyphers and Riddles
Week 3 (July 9–July 13) – Bugs!
Week 4 (July 16-July 20) – Summer All Over the World
Week 5 (July 23-July 27) – City of the Future: Challenges in Engineering and Design
Week 6 (July 30-August 3) – Let’s Talk About Cycles
Week 7 (August 6-August 10) –Building Solutions with Pop Bottles

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Pickford Film Center’s 20th Anniversary: “Shaolin Soccer” @ Pickford Film Center
Jul 23 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Pickford Film Center's 20th Anniversary: "Shaolin Soccer" @ Pickford Film Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join us in celebrating 20 years of Pickford Film Center with one-night only screenings of 20 of our most popular films! Tickets are only $3.

“Get ready to kick some grass!” Stephen Chow’s action-packed comedy “Shaolin Soccer” follows a young Shaolin follower as he reunites with his brethren to form a soccer team, that packs a serious punch! This family-friendly film is the perfect sporty-summer screening.

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Jul
24
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am

Join us each week at Launching Success for our Preschool story time. We meet at 10:30 a.m. for some playtime and then we read a few stories together and do a fun craft. Story time last about 45 minutes. Your preschooler will love it!

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WWU Men’s Soccer High School Camp @ Harrington Field at WWU
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm

Ages 9th grade through 12th grade boys ONLY
Cost: $450 residential, $425 commuter

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Jul
25
Wed
Grandparents U: Anacortes Grades 5-8 @ Shannon Point Marine Center
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am
Grandparents U: Anacortes Grades 5-8 @ Shannon Point Marine Center | Anacortes | Washington | United States

Citizen Science with a Porpoise—Create memories to last a lifetime during this unique intergenerational program for grandparents and grandchildren ages 10-14. You and your grandchild will work side-by-side as you participate in a hands-on course taught by Western faculty.

There is so much to discover about our oceans through observation and data collection and only so many scientists to perform it. Be part of the solution by learning how to be a trained citizen scientist and gather important data on a local marine mammal species. We will learn about food webs of the Salish Sea and challenges faced by top predators feeding in our waters, as well as how to identify local marine mammals we may encounter in preparation for an official data-gathering session from Washington Park.

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Jul
27
Fri
Good Time Girls- Downtown Sin and Gin Walking Tours
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm
Good Time Girls- Downtown Sin and Gin Walking Tours

We’ll examine Bellingham’s changing attitudes about “having a good time in the old town” from the rise and fall of the town’s red-light-district and saloon culture through the prohibition era when it all went “underground” (shh… speak-easy!)

The tour lasts about an hour and is under one mile.

Visit our website to purchase tickets.

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Jul
28
Sat
Good Time Girls- Fairhaven Sin & Gin Walking Tours
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm
Good Time Girls- Fairhaven Sin & Gin Walking Tours

Bellingham’s quaint south-side neighborhood Fairhaven was once called “the center of prostitution on Bellingham Bay.” This lovely shopping district started out as a sort of wild west-style den of sin… full of brothels and saloons! Find out about the little town whose founding father was called “Dirty Dan.”

The tour runs about an hour and is under one mile.

Visit our website to purchase tickets.

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Jul
29
Sun
WWU Men’s Basketball Individual Camp @ Carver Gym at WWU
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm

High school boys only
Cost: $230-$340 depending on commuter/ overnight camper

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Jul
30
Mon
Global Connections: Bellingham @ Western Washington University
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am
Global Connections: Bellingham @ Western Washington University | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Science Exploration Themes:
Week 5 (July 23 – July 27) – City of the Future: Challenges in Engineering and Design
Dive into the architecture, engineering and designs for the cities of today and how the process is evolving.

Week 6 (July 30 – August 3) – Let’s Talk About Cycles
From bicycles to recycling to seasons, cycles are a large part of our daily lives, but how do they work?

Week 7 (August 6 – August 10) – Building Solutions with Pop Bottles
Students will explore creative problem solving skills for many real world dilemmas using simple items like pop bottles.

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Western Kids Camp: Bellingham (Entering Grades 1-6) @ Western Washington University
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am
Western Kids Camp: Bellingham (Entering Grades 1-6) @ Western Washington University | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Discover the fun of being on a college campus as you participate in week-long summer enrichment programs designed to:
-Combine academic and physical skill development
-Create an environment for successful learning
-Develop team building skills
-Showcase and use real college facilities
-Explore academic topics through hands-on enrichment
-Develop leadership skills through recreational activities
-Form new friendships
-Encourage the fun of learning

Start the morning with enrichment activities that encourage exploration and discovery utilizing university facilities and equipment.The afternoon will be filled with recreation activities in the award winning Wade King Student Recreation Center (WKSRC) and athletic fields, including swimming, rock climbing, archery, crafts, Wednesday lunch concerts and much more. The blend of academics and recreation provides an engaging and fun learning environment unique to a college campus.

Kids’ Camp Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 are for youth entering grades 1-6. Weeks 5, 6 and 7 are for youth entering grades 4-6.
Week 1 (June 25-June 29) – Whether or Not We Care, Weather
Week 2 (July 2–July 6) – Codebreaking: Puzzles, Codes, Cyphers and Riddles
Week 3 (July 9–July 13) – Bugs!
Week 4 (July 16-July 20) – Summer All Over the World
Week 5 (July 23-July 27) – City of the Future: Challenges in Engineering and Design
Week 6 (July 30-August 3) – Let’s Talk About Cycles
Week 7 (August 6-August 10) –Building Solutions with Pop Bottles

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Jul
31
Tue
Preschool Story time at Launching Success @ Launching Success
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am

Join us each week at Launching Success for our Preschool story time. We meet at 10:30 a.m. for some playtime and then we read a few stories together and do a fun craft. Story time last about 45 minutes. Your preschooler will love it!

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Aug
3
Fri
Good Time Girls- Downtown Sin and Gin Walking Tours
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm
Good Time Girls- Downtown Sin and Gin Walking Tours

We’ll examine Bellingham’s changing attitudes about “having a good time in the old town” from the rise and fall of the town’s red-light-district and saloon culture through the prohibition era when it all went “underground” (shh… speak-easy!)

The tour lasts about an hour and is under one mile.

Visit our website to purchase tickets.

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