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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Apr
22
Sun
Cedar Dust Alley @ Boundary Bay Brewery
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cedar Dust Alley @ Boundary Bay Brewery | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Get ready to have a radical time as we turn our alley into a Mountain Bike playground and festival! During Bellingham Beer Week, this event will raise funds for WMBC Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition, and we’re shutting down the alley behind Boundary Bay for…BIKES…BIKES and BIKES.

Here’s what you’ll experience:

-Live music by Hot Damn Scandal at 2:30 p.m. (Free and All Ages!)
-Exclusive Galbraith Mountain Series Beers on tap (Taplist coming soon)
-Mountain Bike Skills Course by Chris Mellick (RRAD)
-Bike Demos by Jack’s Bicycle Center
-Competitions
-Jump demos by local mountain bike pros
-Raffles and Giveaways, including a BRAND NEW KIDS GIANT MOUNTAIN BIKE!!!!
-Info Fair and More!

Special thanks to Jack’s Bicycle Center for their support!

This event is free and family friendly.

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Apr
23
Mon
The Lewis & Clark Expedition – A Celebration of American Teamwork @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am
The Lewis & Clark Expedition – A Celebration of American Teamwork @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Small space theatre about giant historic endeavors.

Be in MBT’s Walton Theater when actor Patrick Garner casts your students in the role of Lewis and Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase. Witness historic events, hair’s-breadth escapes, chance reunions, ferocious animals, comic mishaps, scenic splendor, newborn babes and ancient natives in this audience-interactive performance of one of America’s greatest real-life adventures!

Core Explorers: Grades K-5

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, History, Civics, Geography, Life Sciences, World Languages, World Cultures.

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The Lewis & Clark Expedition – A Celebration of American Teamwork @ Mount Baker Theatre
Apr 23 @ 12:15 pm
The Lewis & Clark Expedition – A Celebration of American Teamwork @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Small space theatre about giant historic endeavors.

Be in MBT’s Walton Theater when actor Patrick Garner casts your students in the role of Lewis and Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase. Witness historic events, hair’s-breadth escapes, chance reunions, ferocious animals, comic mishaps, scenic splendor, newborn babes and ancient natives in this audience-interactive performance of one of America’s greatest real-life adventures!

Core Explorers: Grades K-5

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, History, Civics, Geography, Life Sciences, World Languages, World Cultures.

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May
1
Tue
Twelfth Night @ Mount Baker Theatre
May 1 @ 10:00 am
Twelfth Night @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Ninety-minute exploration of the brilliant bard with actor talk-back.

Introduce students to the live experience of Shakespeare in this treasured comedy brimming with wild infatuations, delightful antics and beloved comic characters.

Love has everyone unglued in Illyria. When a castaway disguises herself as a boy to find work she gets caught in a compromising love triangle. Another household tricks a stuffy steward into believing his mistress has fallen for him.

Core Explorers: Grades 6-12

Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Communication, Language Arts (Literature-based, Reading and Literacy)

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May
4
Fri
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Really Rosie is a charming musical based on the book by Maurice Sendak and featuring music by Carole King. The story follows a day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a ragtag group of neighborhood friends. Rosie, an audacious performer, entertains the group by directing and starring in a dramatic movie version of their lives. With direction and choreography by Lisa Markowitz and musical direction by Erica Ewell, Really Rosie showcases a talented cast of performers ages 9-12. Enjoy a full glass of summer sun poured out on the stoop of Rosie’s Brooklyn apartment this May at BAAY! Tickets and more information at baay.org.

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May
5
Sat
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Really Rosie is a charming musical based on the book by Maurice Sendak and featuring music by Carole King. The story follows a day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a ragtag group of neighborhood friends. Rosie, an audacious performer, entertains the group by directing and starring in a dramatic movie version of their lives. With direction and choreography by Lisa Markowitz and musical direction by Erica Ewell, Really Rosie showcases a talented cast of performers ages 9-12. Enjoy a full glass of summer sun poured out on the stoop of Rosie’s Brooklyn apartment this May at BAAY! Tickets and more information at baay.org.

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BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Really Rosie is a charming musical based on the book by Maurice Sendak and featuring music by Carole King. The story follows a day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a ragtag group of neighborhood friends. Rosie, an audacious performer, entertains the group by directing and starring in a dramatic movie version of their lives. With direction and choreography by Lisa Markowitz and musical direction by Erica Ewell, Really Rosie showcases a talented cast of performers ages 9-12. Enjoy a full glass of summer sun poured out on the stoop of Rosie’s Brooklyn apartment this May at BAAY! Tickets and more information at baay.org.

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May
6
Sun
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Really Rosie is a charming musical based on the book by Maurice Sendak and featuring music by Carole King. The story follows a day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a ragtag group of neighborhood friends. Rosie, an audacious performer, entertains the group by directing and starring in a dramatic movie version of their lives. With direction and choreography by Lisa Markowitz and musical direction by Erica Ewell, Really Rosie showcases a talented cast of performers ages 9-12. Enjoy a full glass of summer sun poured out on the stoop of Rosie’s Brooklyn apartment this May at BAAY! Tickets and more information at baay.org.

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May
7
Mon
Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals @ Mount Baker Theatre
May 7 @ 10:00 am
Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals @ Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Whimsical musical movements with poetic verses by Ogden Nash

Symphonies are anything but stuffy at this enchanting performance. A humorous musical suite of fourteen short movements will come to life with special Bellingham student features of poetry, dance, art and the winner of the high school concerto competition. The music is interspersed with humorous verses written by Ogden Nash. Join Whatcom Symphony Orchestra on a trip to the zoo where you “see” the animals through the hugely expressive sounds.

Core Explorers: K-5

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May
11
Fri
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Really Rosie is a charming musical based on the book by Maurice Sendak and featuring music by Carole King. The story follows a day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a ragtag group of neighborhood friends. Rosie, an audacious performer, entertains the group by directing and starring in a dramatic movie version of their lives. With direction and choreography by Lisa Markowitz and musical direction by Erica Ewell, Really Rosie showcases a talented cast of performers ages 9-12. Enjoy a full glass of summer sun poured out on the stoop of Rosie’s Brooklyn apartment this May at BAAY! Tickets and more information at baay.org.

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May
12
Sat
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Really Rosie is a charming musical based on the book by Maurice Sendak and featuring music by Carole King. The story follows a day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a ragtag group of neighborhood friends. Rosie, an audacious performer, entertains the group by directing and starring in a dramatic movie version of their lives. With direction and choreography by Lisa Markowitz and musical direction by Erica Ewell, Really Rosie showcases a talented cast of performers ages 9-12. Enjoy a full glass of summer sun poured out on the stoop of Rosie’s Brooklyn apartment this May at BAAY! Tickets and more information at baay.org.

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BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Really Rosie is a charming musical based on the book by Maurice Sendak and featuring music by Carole King. The story follows a day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a ragtag group of neighborhood friends. Rosie, an audacious performer, entertains the group by directing and starring in a dramatic movie version of their lives. With direction and choreography by Lisa Markowitz and musical direction by Erica Ewell, Really Rosie showcases a talented cast of performers ages 9-12. Enjoy a full glass of summer sun poured out on the stoop of Rosie’s Brooklyn apartment this May at BAAY! Tickets and more information at baay.org.

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May
17
Thu
The Gun Show @ Sylvia Center for the Arts
May 17 – May 26 all-day
The Gun Show @ Sylvia Center for the Arts | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Bellingham TheatreWorks presents The Gun Show. Brought to life by Bellingham’s veteran performer Ian Bivins, The Gun Show features personal stories about growing up with guns in rural Oregon that are sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, but always brutally honest.

The show lasts about 70 minutes.

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Catalina Sunshine @ Lucas Hicks Theater at Sylvia Center for the Arts
May 17 @ 7:30 pm
Catalina Sunshine @ Lucas Hicks Theater at Sylvia Center for the Arts | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Catalina Sunshine, a new musical play written by Lantz Simpson and Victoria McCallum and directed by Linnaea Groh, will premier at the Sylvia Center’s new Lucas Hicks Theater, 205 Prospect St., at 7:30 p.m. on May 17 – 19. Catalina escapes from her bullying brother and sister through a magic trunk into the whimsical world of Fidgety Island where everything is not what it seems. Catalina must outwit the evil Captain Curmudgeon, who has taken over the island with his vats of vinegar and his menacing pirates. It’s a family-friendly musical for those who like musicals, and even for those who don’t! An eclectic blend of music joins magic tricks, sword fighting, juggling and dancing for a fun-filled evening.

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May
18
Fri
The Gun Show @ Sylvia Center for the Arts
May 18 – May 27 all-day
The Gun Show @ Sylvia Center for the Arts | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Bellingham TheatreWorks presents The Gun Show. Brought to life by Bellingham’s veteran performer Ian Bivins, The Gun Show features personal stories about growing up with guns in rural Oregon that are sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, but always brutally honest.

The show lasts about 70 minutes.

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Catalina Sunshine @ Lucas Hicks Theater at Sylvia Center for the Arts
May 18 @ 7:30 pm
Catalina Sunshine @ Lucas Hicks Theater at Sylvia Center for the Arts | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Catalina Sunshine, a new musical play written by Lantz Simpson and Victoria McCallum and directed by Linnaea Groh, will premier at the Sylvia Center’s new Lucas Hicks Theater, 205 Prospect St., at 7:30 p.m. on May 17 – 19. Catalina escapes from her bullying brother and sister through a magic trunk into the whimsical world of Fidgety Island where everything is not what it seems. Catalina must outwit the evil Captain Curmudgeon, who has taken over the island with his vats of vinegar and his menacing pirates. It’s a family-friendly musical for those who like musicals, and even for those who don’t! An eclectic blend of music joins magic tricks, sword fighting, juggling and dancing for a fun-filled evening.

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May
19
Sat
The Gun Show @ Sylvia Center for the Arts
May 19 – May 28 all-day
The Gun Show @ Sylvia Center for the Arts | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Bellingham TheatreWorks presents The Gun Show. Brought to life by Bellingham’s veteran performer Ian Bivins, The Gun Show features personal stories about growing up with guns in rural Oregon that are sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, but always brutally honest.

The show lasts about 70 minutes.

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The Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball @ The Crystal Ballroom
May 19 @ 1:30 pm – 1:30 pm
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball @ The Crystal Ballroom | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Put on your glass slippers and be our guest at the grandest event of the year! The Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball!

Beneath the glittering chandeliers, we invite your family to waltz the enchanting day away with all 13 of our magical Princesses. Upon entering the stunning Crystal Ballroom in Bellingham you will be welcomed by the beloved Fairy Godmother and led into an elegant hall seemingly taken from the page of a storybook. Signaling their grand entrance, the enchanting music will begin to play and the Princesses and Princes will make their royal arrival upon the stage.

As if they were once upon a dream, the next two wonderful hours will be filled with magnificent vocal performances, dazzling dancing, delicious desserts, professional photo opportunities and irreplaceable memories that will last a lifetime.

We encourage our royal guests to sport their finest apparel for the occasion, whether it be formal attire or their Sunday best.

We will have two spectacular sessions to choose from:
Afternoon Session: May 19, 2017 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Evening Session: May 19, 2017 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $37 and include admission and a photo pass. Tickets to the ball make fabulous Christmas gifts!

Everyone needs a ticket to the ball and each child must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged one and under are free. Tickets are very limited, so don’t miss out on bringing this uniquely magical experience to your family!

Our Princesses Include: The Ice Queen, The Ice Princess, The Island Princess, The Frog Princess, Rapunzel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Princess Beauty, The Latina Princess, The Warrior Princess, The Arabian Princess and Cinderella.

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BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Really Rosie is a charming musical based on the book by Maurice Sendak and featuring music by Carole King. The story follows a day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a ragtag group of neighborhood friends. Rosie, an audacious performer, entertains the group by directing and starring in a dramatic movie version of their lives. With direction and choreography by Lisa Markowitz and musical direction by Erica Ewell, Really Rosie showcases a talented cast of performers ages 9-12. Enjoy a full glass of summer sun poured out on the stoop of Rosie’s Brooklyn apartment this May at BAAY! Tickets and more information at baay.org.

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The Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball @ The Crystal Ballroom
May 19 @ 5:00 pm
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball @ The Crystal Ballroom | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Put on your glass slippers and be our guest at the grandest event of the year! The Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball!

Beneath the glittering chandeliers, we invite your family to waltz the enchanting day away with all 13 of our magical Princesses. Upon entering the stunning Crystal Ballroom in Bellingham you will be welcomed by the beloved Fairy Godmother and led into an elegant hall seemingly taken from the page of a storybook. Signaling their grand entrance, the enchanting music will begin to play and the Princesses and Princes will make their royal arrival upon the stage.

As if they were once upon a dream, the next two wonderful hours will be filled with magnificent vocal performances, dazzling dancing, delicious desserts, professional photo opportunities and irreplaceable memories that will last a lifetime.

We encourage our royal guests to sport their finest apparel for the occasion, whether it be formal attire or their Sunday best.

We will have two spectacular sessions to choose from:
Afternoon Session: May 19, 2017 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Evening Session: May 19, 2017 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $37 and include admission and a photo pass. Tickets to the ball make fabulous Christmas gifts!

Everyone needs a ticket to the ball and each child must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged one and under are free. Tickets are very limited, so don’t miss out on bringing this uniquely magical experience to your family!

Our Princesses Include: The Ice Queen, The Ice Princess, The Island Princess, The Frog Princess, Rapunzel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Princess Beauty, The Latina Princess, The Warrior Princess, The Arabian Princess and Cinderella.

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BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BAAY Presents: Really Rosie @ BAAY Theater | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Really Rosie is a charming musical based on the book by Maurice Sendak and featuring music by Carole King. The story follows a day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a ragtag group of neighborhood friends. Rosie, an audacious performer, entertains the group by directing and starring in a dramatic movie version of their lives. With direction and choreography by Lisa Markowitz and musical direction by Erica Ewell, Really Rosie showcases a talented cast of performers ages 9-12. Enjoy a full glass of summer sun poured out on the stoop of Rosie’s Brooklyn apartment this May at BAAY! Tickets and more information at baay.org.

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Catalina Sunshine @ Lucas Hicks Theater at Sylvia Center for the Arts
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
Catalina Sunshine @ Lucas Hicks Theater at Sylvia Center for the Arts | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Catalina Sunshine, a new musical play written by Lantz Simpson and Victoria McCallum and directed by Linnaea Groh, will premier at the Sylvia Center’s new Lucas Hicks Theater, 205 Prospect St., at 7:30 p.m. on May 17 – 19. Catalina escapes from her bullying brother and sister through a magic trunk into the whimsical world of Fidgety Island where everything is not what it seems. Catalina must outwit the evil Captain Curmudgeon, who has taken over the island with his vats of vinegar and his menacing pirates. It’s a family-friendly musical for those who like musicals, and even for those who don’t! An eclectic blend of music joins magic tricks, sword fighting, juggling and dancing for a fun-filled evening.

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