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
16
Mon
Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Teen Swing @ ABCDance | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Swing class focuses on East Coast Swing, Charleston, Lindy Hop, and the solo jazz roots of the early swing era. We’ll be learning vintage line dances and their solo jazz steps along with the fundamentals of partner dancing. Each class will teach an element of swing technique in the context of a new move. No partner necessary.

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Irish & Folk Mondays
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Irish & Folk Mondays @ Bellingham | Washington | United States

Every Monday Jan Peters hosts an open Irish music from session from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., followed by a concert that is always very fine, fun and often stunning. The concerts feature artists that range from local and regional purveyors of fine acoustic traditional and trad-based folk music to national and internationally renown luminaries.

The session is a part of an ancient culture of oral tradition of learning and sharing within a cross-generational community context.

The wintertime venue for Irish & Folk Mondays is currently The Honeymoon:
http://www.honeymoonmeads.com

Now in my third season there, the Honeymoon provides a warm and cozy environ for intimate concerts and shows.

In the summertime we move out into the open air and fun of Boundary Bay Brewery’s lovely beer garden: https://www.bbaybrewery.com

Jan’s documentary on Mondays is a great watch and really shows what it’s all about:

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Jul
17
Tue
Story Time with Claire @ Village Books
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am
Story Time with Claire @ Village Books | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join Claire in the Kids section every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for a half an hour of stories, songs, and movement as we read and get silly about books!

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WWU Women’s Softball Youth Camp @ Viking Field at WWU
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm

Open to all girls entering 2nd-8th grade
Cost: $125

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Artist Demo @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In this low key painting workshop, watch artist Neal Cronic paint with acrylics and oil paints. Talk with the artist while he works, and learn about a variety of painting techniques. Interested in following along with Neal as he paints? Feel free to bring painting materials of your own and join in!

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“The Most Unknown” Screening! @ Pickford Film Center
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
"The Most Unknown" Screening! @ Pickford Film Center

How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? Join Pickford Film Center for a viewing of “The Most Unknown,” an experimental documentary addressing some of humanities oldest questions. Nine scientists, from across fields and the globe, push towards interdisciplinary understanding with an interesting approach that not only addresses difficult questions, but that redefines the way scientific knowledge is shared with the world. Challenge your perspectives and explore the world with these scientists during this one-of-a-kind movie experience.

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Jul
18
Wed
Wednesday Lunchtime Music @ Jansen Art Center
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Lunchtime Music  @ Jansen Art Center | Lynden | Washington | United States

Join us every Wednesday for Lunchtime Music in the Piano Lounge. Support local artists while enjoying a delicious lunch from the Firehall Cafe’s new menu.

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Young Artists Club @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Young Artists Club @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Work on your art skills, engage in fun theatre/improv games and meet new friends. This is a social club for teens who love art, theatre and playing games with friends. Snacks and beverages are provided. For grades 6-12.

 

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Jul
19
Thu
Commedia in the Park @ Maritime Heritage Park
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Commedia in the Park @ Maritime Heritage Park | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join these traditional stock characters such as the “dirty old man,” the “tricky servant,” the “bombastic (and cowardly) captain,” and the “quack doctor,” as they hilariously navigate issues of today.

Starting in the 1550s, commedia was born in the streets and markets as theatre for the people, commedia characters and their low comedy still hold sway today. If you love physical comedy and the magical transformative power of masks, join us at Maritime Heritage Park!

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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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Downtown Market Walk at the Co-op @ Community Food Co-op - Downtown Store
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Downtown Market Walk at the Co-op will take place on July 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The downtown store will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Music:
11:30 a.m. – Tracy Spring (folk)
1:30 p.m. – Louis Ledford (Americana Roots)

Samples and Specials:
Sauk Farm dried Honeycrisp apples, grape cider and apple cider
Grilled Uli’s Famous Sausage
Additional samples throughout the store

Bakery Cafe Patio: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Music:
Threefer featuring Chuck Dingee, Sharon Mayson and Katie Weed

Bakery Cafe Patio Specials:
$1 Flying Bird iced tea, housemade lemonade, housemade tea palmers
$2 Toddy double shots

Kid Activities:
Fun with Felix!

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Gallery Tours: Jansen Art Center @ Jansen Art Center
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Gallery Tours: Jansen Art Center @ Jansen Art Center | Lynden | Washington | United States

The 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sarah Clark-Langager, the former director of the Western Washington University Gallery, gives free exhibit tours to visitors. Come explore and learn about regional artists and their work.

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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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Sunday Chess in Bellingham @ Bellingham Public Library, Central Branch
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm
Sunday Chess in Bellingham @ Bellingham Public Library, Central Branch | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Bellingham Chess & Coffee Meetup invites the community to join its Sunday afternoon chess play gatherings.  All ages and skill levels welcome.   It is an opportunity to meet other chess players and play the world’s oldest and most strategic game.  See website for additional details.

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Jul
23
Mon
Teen Swing @ ABCDance
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Teen Swing @ ABCDance | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Swing class focuses on East Coast Swing, Charleston, Lindy Hop, and the solo jazz roots of the early swing era. We’ll be learning vintage line dances and their solo jazz steps along with the fundamentals of partner dancing. Each class will teach an element of swing technique in the context of a new move. No partner necessary.

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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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Irish & Folk Mondays
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Irish & Folk Mondays @ Bellingham | Washington | United States

Every Monday Jan Peters hosts an open Irish music from session from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., followed by a concert that is always very fine, fun and often stunning. The concerts feature artists that range from local and regional purveyors of fine acoustic traditional and trad-based folk music to national and internationally renown luminaries.

The session is a part of an ancient culture of oral tradition of learning and sharing within a cross-generational community context.

The wintertime venue for Irish & Folk Mondays is currently The Honeymoon:
http://www.honeymoonmeads.com

Now in my third season there, the Honeymoon provides a warm and cozy environ for intimate concerts and shows.

In the summertime we move out into the open air and fun of Boundary Bay Brewery’s lovely beer garden: https://www.bbaybrewery.com

Jan’s documentary on Mondays is a great watch and really shows what it’s all about:

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Jul
24
Tue
Story Time with Claire @ Village Books
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am
Story Time with Claire @ Village Books | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join Claire in the Kids section every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for a half an hour of stories, songs, and movement as we read and get silly about books!

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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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