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
Schooner Zodiac Ales N Sails Dinner Cruise @ Schooner Zodiac
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Schooner Zodiac Ales N Sails Dinner Cruise @ Schooner Zodiac | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Schooner Zodiac is excited to continue our long tradition of welcoming local microbreweries aboard for beer tastings under sail. Each ‘Ales N’ Sails’ excursion we will host a local brewery to join us and conduct tastings of their favorite beers for our passengers. Our guests can mingle with brewery representatives and learn about the brewing process, the inspiration behind each recipe and the different styles of beer. The Zodiac’s cook will prepare a delicious and unique meal of galley fare meant to complement the beers.

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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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Schooner Zodiac Salmon Dinner Sail @ Schooner Zodiac
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Schooner Zodiac Salmon Dinner Sail @ Schooner Zodiac | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Includes three-hours of sailing on Bellingham Bay and full dinner. Drinks are available for additional charge.

Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food on a three-hour dinner sail on Bellingham Bay. Work up your appetite as you assist the crew in the raising of the largest mainsail on the west coast of the United States. After the sails are up, sit back and enjoy views of the beautiful coastline and enjoy an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage from the ship’s bar as you glide across the bay. Our professional chef will ring the galley bell and a northwest meal of locally caught salmon accompanied by a rotating mix of seasonal salads and side dishes will be served buffet style.

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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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Field Games @ VanderYacht Park
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Field Games @ VanderYacht Park | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Sack races! Tug-o-war! Egg toss! Water balloon fights! The City is hosting an afternoon of Field Games for all ages at VanderYacht Park, so bring clothes you can get dirty and join us for some old fashioned fun. Snacks provided – all ages and abilities welcome.

This event is part of our 2018 “Summer of Fun”. You can find out about more free recreational events at www.FerndaleParks.com

For questions about Field Games, please contact Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or email him at rileysweeney@cityofferndale.org

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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
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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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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Free Tuesday Evening Paddles @ Community Boating Center
Jul 24 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Free Tuesday Evening Paddles @ Community Boating Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Please join the Community Boating Center for a series of free evening paddles every Tuesday from July 3 – August 14. This series is designed to help reduce barriers for our community members to experience Bellingham Bay by offering free one-hour paddle rentals from 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. every Tuesday between July 3 – August 14. The goal of each evening is to gather people and get them on the water and interacting with fellow boating enthusiasts. The CBC will be offering free one-hour rentals of their sit-on-top kayaks, paddleboards, rowboats and sea kayaks, on a first come, first served basis. They’ll have family friendly activities and games, a beer garden with brews by Stones Throw Brewery and a rotating food selection.

Come down to the boatyard this summer and seize the Bay!

The CBC is located at 555 Harris Ave. For questions, please contact Erica Reed at erica@boatingcenter.org or by phone at 360-714-8891, or visit boatingcenter.org.

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Tuesday Evening Free Paddles with the Community Boating Center @ Community Boating Center
Jul 24 @ 4:30 pm

Join us every Tuesday evening from July 3 through August 14. We’ll be offering free one-hour rentals of our sit-on-top kayaks, paddleboards, rowboats and sea kayaks, on a first come, first served basis. We’ll have family friendly activities and games, a beer garden with brews by Stones Throw Brewing Co., and a rotating food selection. Come down to the boatyard this summer and get to know your boating neighbors!

 

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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
Schooner Zodiac Salmon Dinner Sail @ Schooner Zodiac
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Schooner Zodiac Salmon Dinner Sail @ Schooner Zodiac | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Includes three-hours of sailing on Bellingham Bay and full dinner. Drinks are available for additional charge.

Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food on a three-hour dinner sail on Bellingham Bay. Work up your appetite as you assist the crew in the raising of the largest mainsail on the west coast of the United States. After the sails are up, sit back and enjoy views of the beautiful coastline and enjoy an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage from the ship’s bar as you glide across the bay. Our professional chef will ring the galley bell and a northwest meal of locally caught salmon accompanied by a rotating mix of seasonal salads and side dishes will be served buffet style.

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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
WILD: Western Inspires Leadership Development Bellingham: Grades 7-9 @ Lakewood Watersports Facility
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am
WILD: Western Inspires Leadership Development Bellingham: Grades 7-9 @ Lakewood Watersports Facility | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Journey into the WILD and experience the transformative power of the outdoors that few experiences can match at Western’s premier lakeside property, Lakewood. This week-long program is designed to engage students through activities that foster success in a fun and impactful approach. Instructors are trained and experienced expedition trip leaders with Wilderness Medical Training. WILD is designed for students seeking to gain personal connections while learning more about themselves and what leadership looks like beyond the classroom.

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Jul
31
Tue
Free Tuesday Evening Paddles @ Community Boating Center
Jul 31 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Free Tuesday Evening Paddles @ Community Boating Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Please join the Community Boating Center for a series of free evening paddles every Tuesday from July 3 – August 14. This series is designed to help reduce barriers for our community members to experience Bellingham Bay by offering free one-hour paddle rentals from 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. every Tuesday between July 3 – August 14. The goal of each evening is to gather people and get them on the water and interacting with fellow boating enthusiasts. The CBC will be offering free one-hour rentals of their sit-on-top kayaks, paddleboards, rowboats and sea kayaks, on a first come, first served basis. They’ll have family friendly activities and games, a beer garden with brews by Stones Throw Brewery and a rotating food selection.

Come down to the boatyard this summer and seize the Bay!

The CBC is located at 555 Harris Ave. For questions, please contact Erica Reed at erica@boatingcenter.org or by phone at 360-714-8891, or visit boatingcenter.org.

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Tuesday Evening Free Paddles with the Community Boating Center @ Community Boating Center
Jul 31 @ 4:30 pm

Join us every Tuesday evening from July 3 through August 14. We’ll be offering free one-hour rentals of our sit-on-top kayaks, paddleboards, rowboats and sea kayaks, on a first come, first served basis. We’ll have family friendly activities and games, a beer garden with brews by Stones Throw Brewing Co., and a rotating food selection. Come down to the boatyard this summer and get to know your boating neighbors!

 

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Aug
2
Thu
Schooner Zodiac Ales N Sails Dinner Cruise @ Schooner Zodiac
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Schooner Zodiac Ales N Sails Dinner Cruise @ Schooner Zodiac | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Schooner Zodiac is excited to continue our long tradition of welcoming local microbreweries aboard for beer tastings under sail. Each ‘Ales N’ Sails’ excursion we will host a local brewery to join us and conduct tastings of their favorite beers for our passengers. Our guests can mingle with brewery representatives and learn about the brewing process, the inspiration behind each recipe and the different styles of beer. The Zodiac’s cook will prepare a delicious and unique meal of galley fare meant to complement the beers.

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Aug
3
Fri
Schooner Zodiac Salmon Dinner Sail @ Schooner Zodiac
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Schooner Zodiac Salmon Dinner Sail @ Schooner Zodiac | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Includes three-hours of sailing on Bellingham Bay and full dinner. Drinks are available for additional charge.

Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food on a three-hour dinner sail on Bellingham Bay. Work up your appetite as you assist the crew in the raising of the largest mainsail on the west coast of the United States. After the sails are up, sit back and enjoy views of the beautiful coastline and enjoy an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage from the ship’s bar as you glide across the bay. Our professional chef will ring the galley bell and a northwest meal of locally caught salmon accompanied by a rotating mix of seasonal salads and side dishes will be served buffet style.

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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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Tie-Dye Your Shirt @ VanderYacht Park
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tie-Dye Your Shirt @ VanderYacht Park | Ferndale | Washington | United States

You bring a shirt (pants, blouse, sheet) and we provide the dye. Join us for an afternoon of Tie-Dye Sat. August 4th at 1pm in VanderYacht Park.

This event is part of our 2018 “Summer of Fun”. You can find out about more free recreational events at www.ferndaleparks.com

For questions about Tie-Dye Your Shirts, please contact Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or email him at rileysweeney@cityofferndale.org

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