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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Van Gogh for the Youth – An Art Auction benefit for Growing Alliances @ Lightcatcher Museum
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Van Gogh for the Youth - An Art Auction benefit for Growing Alliances @ Lightcatcher Museum

Garden of Life, Studio UFO – Trish Harding and friends, and Growing Alliances get together to create a fundraiser for the At-risk youth of Whatcom County.
Growing Alliances provides youth professional development training and gardening skills to foster responsibility and independence. Using mankind’s oldest way of bonding and creating strong friendships that carry through life, youth are taught to grow, cook and share food.
Join us for an evening of classical music, friends, friendly upbidding, Appys and beverages served.
Studio UFO, Trish Harding and friends, have created beautiful art pieces in a theme of After Van Gogh, for the Youth for this exciting live auction.
Garden of Life, Bellingham WA is a movement which supports gardening as a way to build community. Bern Jacqueline was inspired with Trish, to create the theme; Vincent Van Gogh was a struggling artist, a marginalized individual, similarly we respect the value put in by the donors, the artists and commit to supporting their effort by returning 30% of final sales to them.
Our goal of raising $18,000 will cover the employment at minimum wage for youth to grow food this season, 2019.

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Longest Day 10K @ Fairhaven Village Green
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Longest Day 10K @ Fairhaven Village Green

Salish Wealth Management invites you to kick off summer and celebrate the solstice – The Longest Day 10K – benefiting Teach One to Lead One Whatcom County. With a 7:00 p.m. start, this chip-timed race begins and finishes at Fairhaven Village Green in Bellingham, WA. Space is limited to 500 participants.


The entry fee is $30 with $10 from each fee going directly to Teach One to Lead One Whatcom County, so they can continue to grow and reach as many at-risk youth as possible through their proven mentoring program.


The Longest Day 10K gives runners a little bit of everything – city and trail running mixed with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest including breath-taking views of the Bellingham waterfront as the solstice sun begins to set.


This event is designed for runners and walkers of all levels. The Longest Day 10K is ideal for serious runners looking for a competitive or training race as well as those looking for a fun, unique, and family-friendly event – plus everyone in between! This course is not necessarily wheelchair, assisted wheelchair or stroller friendly. Unfortunately we will not be allowing furry friends of any kinds to run the race with participants.


In addition to a cool swag bag packed with goodies, each registration includes a blue race tech t-shirt and medal at no extra charge!

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K2K Race @ Kulshan Brewery (K2)
Jun 30 all-day
K2K Race @ Kulshan Brewery (K2)

Join us for the 5th Annual ‘Merica-themed K2K Race on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm! K2K will feature a Mile and a 5k race! Each will start at Kulshan Brewery (K2) on Kentucky Street and will end at Kulshan Brewery on James Street! With live music, food trucks, prizes for 1st-3rd place M & F in the Mile & 5k, as well as numerous raffle prizes, a costume contest, and a beer garden, you are guaranteed to have a good time! So grab your friends, your family and all your red, white and blue, and celebrate with us!

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Call to Artists! Pride Art Show & Dragtopia ALL-Ages Variety Show @Sylvia Center! @ Sylvia Center for the Arts
Jul 5 all-day
Call to Artists! Pride Art Show & Dragtopia ALL-Ages Variety Show @Sylvia Center! @ Sylvia Center for the Arts

Call to Artists!!! Sylvia Center’s Pride Art Show & the Dragtopia Variety Show!
Submissions Due Thursday, May 30, 2019 by 5pm

We’re happy to announce that this will be our first Pride event for the Sylvia Center! This is our first Sylvia Center Dragtopia & Variety Show for All Ages! The Juried Art Show will feature artists that focus on the inclusion, awareness, support, and acceptance of the LGBTTQQIAAP & Queer community, and can include any of the following with this theme in mind – pride, family, equality, transformation, community, & love. The opening night of the art show will be held during the Bellingham Downtown Art Walk on July 5th, 6-9pm. There’s also the Dragtopia & Variety Show for All Ages – performance on Wednesday, July 10th, 7:30pm with auditions in May, TBD.

This show also promotes art organizations and facilities that incorporate inclusion and community for all genders, race, creed, religion, race, and backgrounds, in their facilities and programs. This will be the first Sylvia Pride event and will provide an entertaining array of events, such as Dragtopia & Variety Show for all ages on Wednesday, July 10th, raising funds for the Queer Youth Project with Northwest Youth Services, as well as hosting a strong program of educational workshops, speakers, panel discussions, and exhibit.

We invite Exhibiting artists, Performers, Presenters & Class Instructors with a passion for art created with the Queer & Pride theme to become a part of the first Pride event for Sylvia Center for the Arts. Attendees are inspired to take home innovative ideas that recognize the value of an all-inclusive group who support the Queer community.

To participate, email Sylviaprideshow@gmail.com , and fill out the application that’s sent to you for the Juried Art Show, and/or Presenters, Performers for the Dragtopia Variety Show for all ages. Applications are due on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 by 5pm. For more information contact: Pride Art Show Coordinators at Sylviaprideshow@gmail.com.