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
19
Thu
Village Books Writes: Poetry Writing Group @ Village Books
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Village Books Writes: Poetry Writing Group @ Village Books | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Are you a writer in search of a writing group? Village Books is hosting a poetry writing group on the mezzanine level of the store near the poetry section and Book Fare Café. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

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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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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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Jul
23
Mon
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
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
Children’s Summer Reading 2018 @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm

B-I-N-G-O spells Summer Reading! Pick up a Summer Reading bingo card and set your own reading goal! Children ages birth – 5 are challenged to complete activities that get families talking, singing, reading, writing and playing together. Children in grades K – 6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the bingo card. Once the goal is met, come to the Bellingham Public Library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon from one of our Community Sponsors and Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here yard or poster sign!

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Summer Reading for Teens 2018 @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm

Pick up a Summer Reading bingo card, read and get a bingo! That is all tweens and teens need to do to get a free book and be entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the summer. Bingo cards are located at your local library starting Friday, June 1. For more information, visit www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

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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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Aug
2
Thu
Children’s Summer Reading 2018 @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm

B-I-N-G-O spells Summer Reading! Pick up a Summer Reading bingo card and set your own reading goal! Children ages birth – 5 are challenged to complete activities that get families talking, singing, reading, writing and playing together. Children in grades K – 6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the bingo card. Once the goal is met, come to the Bellingham Public Library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon from one of our Community Sponsors and Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here yard or poster sign!

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Summer Reading for Teens 2018 @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm

Pick up a Summer Reading bingo card, read and get a bingo! That is all tweens and teens need to do to get a free book and be entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the summer. Bingo cards are located at your local library starting Friday, June 1. For more information, visit www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

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Village Books Writes: Poetry Writing Group @ Village Books
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you a writer in search of a writing group? Village Books is hosting a poetry writing group on the mezzanine level of the store near the poetry section and Book Fare Café. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

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Aug
4
Sat
Makayla’s Street Jam 3 on 3 Basketball @ Pioneer Pavilion
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day
Makayla's Street Jam 3 on 3 Basketball @ Pioneer Pavilion | Ferndale | Washington | United States

6th Annual 3on3 basketball tourney to honor Makayla Nicolaas & raise funds for Strong Against Cancer, supporting pediatric cancer research. (Aug. 4-5, 2018)

1st Grade – Adults, any athletic ability!

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Aug
8
Wed
WWU Women’s Soccer Blue Chip College ID Camp @ Harrington Field at WWU
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm

Open to high school and college age girls interested in playing collegiate soccer
Cost: $305 commuter, $345 residential

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Aug
10
Fri
Children’s Summer Reading 2018 @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm

B-I-N-G-O spells Summer Reading! Pick up a Summer Reading bingo card and set your own reading goal! Children ages birth – 5 are challenged to complete activities that get families talking, singing, reading, writing and playing together. Children in grades K – 6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the bingo card. Once the goal is met, come to the Bellingham Public Library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon from one of our Community Sponsors and Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here yard or poster sign!

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Summer Reading for Teens 2018 @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm

Pick up a Summer Reading bingo card, read and get a bingo! That is all tweens and teens need to do to get a free book and be entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the summer. Bingo cards are located at your local library starting Friday, June 1. For more information, visit www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

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Whatcom Wallop Baseball Tournament @ Phillips 66 Fields
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm
Whatcom Wallop Baseball Tournament @ Phillips 66 Fields | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County Athletics Department is proud to announce the conclusion of the spring/summer baseball season with a tournament specifically made for recreation league teams. We would like to invite all members of the community to come out and show support for our kids while they play the sport they love and close out the season.

Introducing the Whatcom Wallop!

What: Double Elimination – Recreation League Baseball Tournament
When: August 10—12
Where: Phillips 66 Fields, 5541 2nd Ave, Ferndale WA 98248
Who: Minors (9U/10U) and Majors (11U/12U) Rec League Teams

This event will be free to the public.

Early registration (prior to July 17) will be $200/ team.
Late registration (July 17-25) will be $250/team.

This tournament is open to all current summer teams, teams from our spring league who would like to come back together to play, and rec teams from leagues outside of Whatcom County. Secure your spot now!

Register Here

Tournament spots are first come first serve. Your team’s spot is not assured until payment is received and confirmed. Please mail checks to: Boys & Girls Clubs c/o Hanifah McGovern, 1616 Cornwall Ave Suite 111 Bellingham WA 98225.

For questions or other arrangements please email athletics@whatcomclubs.org.

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Aug
11
Sat
Whatcom Wallop Baseball Tournament @ Phillips 66 Fields
Aug 11 @ 9:00 pm
Whatcom Wallop Baseball Tournament @ Phillips 66 Fields | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County Athletics Department is proud to announce the conclusion of the spring/summer baseball season with a tournament specifically made for recreation league teams. We would like to invite all members of the community to come out and show support for our kids while they play the sport they love and close out the season.

Introducing the Whatcom Wallop!

What: Double Elimination – Recreation League Baseball Tournament
When: August 10—12
Where: Phillips 66 Fields, 5541 2nd Ave, Ferndale WA 98248
Who: Minors (9U/10U) and Majors (11U/12U) Rec League Teams

This event will be free to the public.

Early registration (prior to July 17) will be $200/ team.
Late registration (July 17-25) will be $250/team.

This tournament is open to all current summer teams, teams from our spring league who would like to come back together to play, and rec teams from leagues outside of Whatcom County. Secure your spot now!

Register Here

Tournament spots are first come first serve. Your team’s spot is not assured until payment is received and confirmed. Please mail checks to: Boys & Girls Clubs c/o Hanifah McGovern, 1616 Cornwall Ave Suite 111 Bellingham WA 98225.

For questions or other arrangements please email athletics@whatcomclubs.org.

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Aug
12
Sun
SheJumps Wild Skills Mountain Bike Adventure: Bellingham @ Lake Padden Park
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am
SheJumps Wild Skills Mountain Bike Adventure: Bellingham @ Lake Padden Park | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join us for a Wild Skills Adventure at Bellingham’s Lake Padden Park on Sunday, August 12!

SheJumps’ Wild Skills Adventures are open community events where parents/chaperones participate with the girls. Throughout the adventure, girls are introduced to a range of outdoor skills which include mountain biking, first aid, leave no trace, 10 essentials, shelter building and more. We strive to engage all generations in the sharing of knowledge and understanding. Connecting experience, energy and love for our natural places with the technical and survival skills girls need to get out and adventure.

Schedule for the Day:
The event start is a rolling one – where participants can show up as they want between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and move through the stations until they close at 2:00 p.m.
On the day of the event, you’ll register and get your specialized Wild Skills Adventure map which will guide you throughout the event. You start the day at the Lake Padden Park large shelter with a lesson in Leave No Trace principles and a ‘gear check’ to make sure you brought your 10 Essentials. From there you’ll proceed to the bike check & skills area where you’ll learn from our mountain biking experts.
From there you’ll make your way around the lake trail which takes you to different Adventure Stations set up throughout your journey. At each station, you’ll learn something new, have a challenge to figure out or get a treat. The Adventure Stations will allow girls and their families to put to practice areas of our Wild Skills curriculum including navigation, first aid and more.
Once you’ve completed the task at the station you’ll get a sticker and move along to the next. At the end of the hike, you’ll turn in your Adventure Map for a shot to win in the chance drawing!

Timeline:
10:00 Registration Opens/Adventure Stations open
12:00 Registration Closes
2:00 Adventure Stations close, End of event

Age:
This event is for girls ages 6-17 and their chaperones. We recommend girls under the age of 12 be accompanied by a responsible adult but this is at the parent/guardians discretion.

Trail Description:
An easy loop trail goes around the lake through open and wooded areas for 2.6 miles. Adventure Stations will be set up along the loop trail.
There are more advanced trails in the area to practice your skills on as well.
Parking
Use the East Entrance, off of Samish Way, East of Governor Rd. Proceed past the golf course entrance to the parking above the play area and ball field.

What to Bring:
Bicycle
Helmet
10 Essentials
Water
Sunscreen
Snacks and/or sack lunch
Helpful Tips
Wear comfortable footwear with good traction
Wear Sunscreen

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Whatcom Wallop Baseball Tournament @ Phillips 66 Fields
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm
Whatcom Wallop Baseball Tournament @ Phillips 66 Fields | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County Athletics Department is proud to announce the conclusion of the spring/summer baseball season with a tournament specifically made for recreation league teams. We would like to invite all members of the community to come out and show support for our kids while they play the sport they love and close out the season.

Introducing the Whatcom Wallop!

What: Double Elimination – Recreation League Baseball Tournament
When: August 10—12
Where: Phillips 66 Fields, 5541 2nd Ave, Ferndale WA 98248
Who: Minors (9U/10U) and Majors (11U/12U) Rec League Teams

This event will be free to the public.

Early registration (prior to July 17) will be $200/ team.
Late registration (July 17-25) will be $250/team.

This tournament is open to all current summer teams, teams from our spring league who would like to come back together to play, and rec teams from leagues outside of Whatcom County. Secure your spot now!

Register Here

Tournament spots are first come first serve. Your team’s spot is not assured until payment is received and confirmed. Please mail checks to: Boys & Girls Clubs c/o Hanifah McGovern, 1616 Cornwall Ave Suite 111 Bellingham WA 98225.

For questions or other arrangements please email athletics@whatcomclubs.org.

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Aug
13
Mon
Children’s Summer Reading 2018 @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm

B-I-N-G-O spells Summer Reading! Pick up a Summer Reading bingo card and set your own reading goal! Children ages birth – 5 are challenged to complete activities that get families talking, singing, reading, writing and playing together. Children in grades K – 6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the bingo card. Once the goal is met, come to the Bellingham Public Library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon from one of our Community Sponsors and Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here yard or poster sign!

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Summer Reading for Teens 2018 @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm

Pick up a Summer Reading bingo card, read and get a bingo! That is all tweens and teens need to do to get a free book and be entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the summer. Bingo cards are located at your local library starting Friday, June 1. For more information, visit www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

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Aug
16
Thu
Village Books Writes: Poetry Writing Group @ Village Books
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Village Books Writes: Poetry Writing Group @ Village Books | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Are you a writer in search of a writing group? Village Books is hosting a poetry writing group on the mezzanine level of the store near the poetry section and Book Fare Café. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

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