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
An Evening with Twin Sisters Creamery @ Twin Sisters Creamery
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Twin Sisters Creamery @ Twin Sisters Creamery | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Enjoy an evening of wine and cheeses paired by a certified local cheese maker and learn the inside scoop on Unity Care NW’s new North Whatcom Health Center. Ten percent of any purchases this evening will support Unity Care NW.

Only 30 spots available!

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Jul
20
Fri
Take a Swing at Arthritis Golf Classic @ North Bellingham Golf Course
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Join us on Friday, July 20, 2018, and Take a Swing at Arthritis. Enjoy our summer Golf Classic at the North Bellingham Golf Course. Four-person scramble Golf Classic admissions include green fees, golf cart, box lunch, course contests and participation in the Gala reception after the Golf Classic at the Bellingham Country Club.

Our Freedom of Movement Gala event will immediately follow the Golf Classic event at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club Ballroom.

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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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Freedom of Movement Gala Auction @ Bellingham Golf & Country Club
Jul 20 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join us at our Freedom of Movement Gala, following the morning Golf Classic on Friday, July 20, 2018.

Enjoy an inspiring, delicious and fun-filled evening dedicated to raising funds in support of the critical work of the Arthritis Foundation. Your night will begin with hosted appetizers, beer from Boundary Bay Brewery and wine from Coach House Cellars, and after mingling with fellow Arthritis Foundation supporters and sponsors, you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and program. Bid on amazing items during the silent and live auctions, hear from inspirational Arthritis Foundation volunteers, and admire the fashions of our Freedom of Movement PNW Showcase – provided by Quinn & Foster.

Every dollar raised during this event goes directly back to the Arthritis Foundation in support of our Juvenile Arthritis programming, federal and state advocacy efforts, scientific research program and patient support resources like our rheumatology fellowship program and arthritis resource guide.

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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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Evergreen Rainbow Girls Christmas in July Bazaar @ Bellingham Masonic Hall
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am
Evergreen Rainbow Girls Christmas in July Bazaar @ Bellingham Masonic Hall | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Evergreen Assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is holding a bazaar and craft fair with a diverse selection of vendors. Join us and help raise some money for this wonderful nonprofit organization!

There will be baked goods, raffles and a ton of fun!

Every person can enter to win one of the items donated by the vendors!

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Island Library Summer Book Sale @ WCLS Island Library
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am
Island Library Summer Book Sale @ WCLS Island Library | Lummi Island | Washington | United States

Celebrate summer with a bag of great reading, listening and viewing. Get first picks on opening day, Sunday afternoon July 1. Drop by for refills on library open days through September 18. The stock will be replenished regularly. The book sale is managed by the Friends of Island Library. Proceeds support library programs and provide maintenance and improvements for the library facility.

 

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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
Island Library Summer Book Sale @ WCLS Island Library
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am
Island Library Summer Book Sale @ WCLS Island Library | Lummi Island | Washington | United States

Celebrate summer with a bag of great reading, listening and viewing. Get first picks on opening day, Sunday afternoon July 1. Drop by for refills on library open days through September 18. The stock will be replenished regularly. The book sale is managed by the Friends of Island Library. Proceeds support library programs and provide maintenance and improvements for the library facility.

 

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Jul
26
Thu
Sports Shorts – An Evening of Outdoor Adventure Short Films Directed by Women @ Fairhaven Village Green
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An evening of outdoor adventure short films directed by women with food and fitness-related activities. Start with a bike/run at 6:00 p.m. from the Herald Building to Fairhaven (Big Love Juice locations) via Shifting Gears, a new non-profit to promote welcoming recreation. Food available at Big Love Juice and Ovn in Fairhaven. Live music and giveaways from sponsors proceeds the films starting at 9:00 p.m. on the Green. Three all-ages family-friendly 20-minute-long films include: “Shift” of indigenous Yukon youth turning a trail into a world-class mountain biking course, “Choices” of rock climber/base jumper Steph Davis and “The Mirnavator” featuring an inspirational and unique runner. Suggested donation of $5 benefits sponsor CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival based in Bellingham which celebrates and showcases exceptional films by women.

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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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Brewers on the Bay @ Bellingham Depot Square
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Brewers on the Bay @ Bellingham Depot Square | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join us for a day filled with good brews and great people…all in support of fantastic causes!
Bellingham Bay Rotary presents the 12th annual “Brewers by the Bay” microbrew tasting! We are excited to build on the success of our previous events and want you to be a part of the experience!
Last year’s event featured 38 breweries, 84 different microbrews and ciders, and over 1,400 attendants enjoying an afternoon of Northwest craft beers, music and food vendors, all the while helping to support local charities! Traditionally supported charities include: Hospice House of Whatcom County, Bellingham Food Bank, DVSAS, Lydia Place and Northwest Youth Services. Plus, each year the group gives away other scholarships and grants to local do-gooders from near and far!
$25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Must be 21+ and present ticket at the door.

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Aug
2
Thu
Island Library Summer Book Sale @ WCLS Island Library
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am
Island Library Summer Book Sale @ WCLS Island Library | Lummi Island | Washington | United States

Celebrate summer with a bag of great reading, listening and viewing. Get first picks on opening day, Sunday afternoon July 1. Drop by for refills on library open days through September 18. The stock will be replenished regularly. The book sale is managed by the Friends of Island Library. Proceeds support library programs and provide maintenance and improvements for the library facility.

 

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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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Children’s House International and LuLaRoe Multi Consultant Pop-Up Event @ Unity Spiritual Center
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab your girlfriends, find new styles and help fund-raise for Children’s House International! Each consultant will donate a portion of the days proceeds to CHI to help bring the children home! Other vendors also participating!

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Art in the Alley: Outdoor Concert and Studio Showcase @ Jansen Art Center
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Art in the Alley: Outdoor Concert and Studio Showcase @ Jansen Art Center | Lynden | Washington | United States

You’re invited to the Jansen Art Center’s annual block party and benefit concert – Art in the Alley! The J will have live music, food trucks, a beer & wine garden, art activities, demonstrations, raffle and more. It all takes place behind the Jansen Art Center in Judson Alley in Lynden, Washington. This is a fun, outdoor dance party in celebration of the arts in our community.

Art in the Alley features a performance by the eight-piece Seattle band, The Chancellors. Fronted by the fabulous Shaina Shepperd, armed with horns and a tight rhythm section, The Chancellors perform a wide selection of Funk, R&B, Motown, Soul and Pop, putting on an energetic performance that is fun for everyone.

Celebrating the J’s six-year anniversary in Lynden, the event features activities and demonstrations from all of their art studios. “The Ceramics Studio will be selling work made from artists in our studio and have the pottery wheel on hand for demonstrations,” said Vin Quenneville, Executive Director. “Each studio will have something fun for guests to observe or participate in, showcasing our continued work in providing arts education and opportunities for artists in the community.”

Judith Gauthier, who oversees the Jewelry Studio at the J tells us that several jewelry artists will be on hand demonstrating soldering and metal texture techniques. They plan to have an interactive display allowing visitors to try their hand at some of the techniques students learn in the workshops offered at the J.

The Textiles Studio will offer spinning and weaving demonstrations and have information about the upcoming Fibers & Beyond Conference and Sale and there will be representation from the painting, dance and music studios as well. Quenneville is excited about the addition of the studio showcase at this year’s event and says each studio is planning something special to highlight their artists and programs.

Delicious food will be available through Hot Diggity Dog, Tacos El Tule and The Sugar Shack ice cream truck throughout the event. The J’s own Firehall Cafe will be offering Kulshan beer and local wines in the beer garden again this year.

Tickets for the event are $25 and benefit the Jansen Art Center. “Art in the Alley is our summer fundraiser,” says Quenneville. “The J is able to operate because of the support of our community. This event gives everyone a fun way to support the arts.” The event will also include a raffle and membership booth.

Tickets are available at the Jansen Art Center’s Gallery Shop or online at https://www.jansenartcenter.org/events/art-in-the-alley/.

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Tret Fure Concert Backstage at the Border @ Christ Episcopal Church
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm
Tret Fure Concert Backstage at the Border @ Christ Episcopal Church | Blaine | Washington | United States

Backstage at the Border Presents Tret Fure

Proceeeds after expenses are donated to Community Outreach Programs Christ Episcopal Church 382 Boblett Street in Blaine.

A prolific artist in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret Fure has released 15 albums and CDs over the course of her 48 year career. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Fure has engineered and produced countless recordings by a variety of artists, including her own work. Now after seven acoustic releases on her own label, Tomboy girl Records, Tret has re-established herself in the folk world, winning the South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition in two out of three categories.

 

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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
Island Library Summer Book Sale @ WCLS Island Library
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am
Island Library Summer Book Sale @ WCLS Island Library | Lummi Island | Washington | United States

Celebrate summer with a bag of great reading, listening and viewing. Get first picks on opening day, Sunday afternoon July 1. Drop by for refills on library open days through September 18. The stock will be replenished regularly. The book sale is managed by the Friends of Island Library. Proceeds support library programs and provide maintenance and improvements for the library facility.

 

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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
Barkley Village Concert On The Green @ Barkley Village Green
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Barkley Village Concert On The Green @ Barkley Village Green  | Bellingham | Washington | United States

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Haggen Food & Pharmacy and Barkley Village present the first ever outdoor concert in Barkley Village with all proceeds benefiting Lydia Place. The concert will take place from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the newly developed Barkley Village Green located at 2219 Rimland Drive in Bellingham, WA.

Attendees at the first ever Concert on the Green will get to see Sunset Superman, The Naughty Blokes and featured artist Polecat performing live on stage. While the bands are performing, guests can enjoy beer provided by Kulshan Brewing Co., Aslan Brewing Co. and Boundary Bay Brewery plus delicious food provided by Jalapenos, Chow Gourmet Hot Dogs, Sugar Shack Ice Cream Truck and Poutine Your Mouth.

This is an all-ages concert with adult tickets available for only $20 (includes two drinks), youth tickets for $10 (12 and under) and children five and under are free.
Limited tickets are available at www.BarkleyVillage.com/events beginning 7/1/18.

Tickets available at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3522526

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