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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Bellingham Beer and Music Festival @ North Bellingham Golf Course
Jun 29 all-day
Bellingham Beer and Music Festival @ North Bellingham Golf Course

“Radio Isn’t Dead” will be the theme for the Sixth Annual Bellingham Beer and Music Festival at the North Bellingham Golf Course tent pavilion on June 29, 2019. The Festival will run from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and include up to 35 different breweries pouring up to 100 different beers. Up to four different bands are also scheduled to perform. The theme of this year’s Festival is in connection with local radio station KZAX 94.9LP FM’s 3rd birthday celebration! Net proceeds benefit Make.Shift Art Space and the Alzheimer’s Association of Washington!

The Radio Isn’t Dead/Bellingham Beer and Music Festival is a 21-and-over event. The $30 ticket price includes access to all breweries and bands and a souvenir beer tasting glass. On-site food purchases from local restaurants will also be available. Attendees are asked to please leave their pet dogs at home but are encouraged to bring certified service dogs.

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Downtown Sounds: Free Summer Concert Series
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown Sounds: Free Summer Concert Series

Bellingham’s favorite music festival is celebrating its 15th year! Get excited for Downtown Sounds – sponsored by WECU – our series of free, outdoor concerts for the entire family. Each night features performances by popular bands, intermission entertainment, food vendors, our Beer + Wine Garden featuring local beer and cider and exclusive wines from Haggen Food & Pharmacy and the Family Alley area featuring the WECU Game Zone, including spike ball, giant “WECU pong,” cornhole and giant Jenga.

Every Wednesday, July 10th through August 7th – 5:30pm-9:00pm.

2019 Lineup:
July 10: An Evening with Polecat and Friends
July 17: The Grammy Award-Winning Rebirth Brass Band w/ Raincity
July 24: Orchestra Zarabanda w/ Bilongo Quintet
July 31: Sepiatonic w/ Analog Brass
August 7: Monophonics w/ Willdabeast

Attendees can look forward to delicious eats from Something Cheesy, Street Dogz, Kid Sister Food Truck, Hank & Bubby’s, Kebab Casual, Kona Ice of Bellingham, Cicchitti’s Pizza and Sugar & Spice Mini Donuts. Look for fun at Portraits à Gogo, Fancy Face By Bailey, Play Lab and more!

A big thank you to WECU for sponsoring our 15th Anniversary celebration. Additional support comes from Haggen Food & Pharmacy, Groove Merchant NW Event Production, Boundary Bay Brewery, Freeland & Associates, SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, Bayou on Bay, Best Western Heritage Inn, Wild Buffalo and City of Bellingham, Washington – Government.

More information at https://www.downtownbellingham.com/events

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Sunnyland STOMP at Twin Sisters Brewing @ Twin Sisters Brewing Company
Jul 13 all-day
Sunnyland STOMP at Twin Sisters Brewing @ Twin Sisters Brewing Company

Get ready for the Sunnyland STOMP at Twin Sisters Brewing Company! We’ve got fun things happening all day long with a little something for everyone:

1. Brunch!
– It’s never a good idea to STOMP on an empty stomach. Omelet station, Stein-mosas, and The Beast, oh my!
– We start up at 10am and brunch is served ‘til 2pm

2. Summer BBQ!
– We’ll have the outdoor grills firing and plenty of yummy eats including burgers, dogs, and vegetarian options
– We start up at 2pm and serve ‘til we run out!

3. Don Ehlen’s Insect Safari supporting Common Threads Farm! (1pm – 6pm)
– Renowned entomologist Don Ehlen will be on hand to share his amazing collection of over 2,000 live (and not-so-alive!) specimens from around the world! These aren’t your average backyard ladybugs and bumblebees…come see for yourself!
– Face-Painting by Common Threads Farm
– Suggested donation of $10 per adult to support Common Threads cooking and gardening programs

4. Tye Dye Station!
– Grab a Bellingham Beer Garden tee for $5 and put some color on it
– Available to take in a bag wet OR come back to pick it up later in the day when it’s dry

5. STOMP After Party!
– Live music from Sunnyland’s own The Naughty Blokes!
– Music starts at 7pm and goes ‘til 10pm

All events are free to attend and open to all ages!

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March in Pride Parade with Bellingham Public Library @ Bellingham Public Library
Jul 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Show your support for equity, diversity and inclusion — march with the Bellingham Public Library in the 2019 Bellingham Pride Parade! Meet us on the Central Library lawn at 11:30 a.m., look for us in the parade line up just before Noon, or jump in anywhere along the route. Free parade signs and flags available to those who join us!

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Bellingham Budfest 2019 @ Zuanich Point Park
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bellingham Budfest 2019 @ Zuanich Point Park

Bellingham Budfest is a Whatcom County lifestyle festival that celebrates all that Whatcom County has to offer including our blossoming cannabis culture. This region is home to numerous successful companies from an array of industries and we want to showcase the special creative nature of this community, including cannabis. We invite you to experience this one of a kind festival!

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