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Apr
27
Sat
Dirty Dan Harris History Hike @ Fairhaven, Washington
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm
Dirty Dan Harris History Hike @ Fairhaven, Washington

Want to know more about Dirty Dan the man? We can help!

Fairhaven, now Bellingham’s “south side,” was once it’s own town, named by Daniel Jefferson Harris, aka “Dirty Dan.” Despite being incorporated into Bellingham, Fairhaven retains its own identity and spirit, celebrated yearly in the annual Dirty Dan Festival, in honor of its colorful founding father figure.

We’ll be enjoying the festival on Sunday, and are offering this tour on Saturday afternoon for those who want to get a jump-start or bone up on their Fairhaven history before the big day! A costumed Good Time Girl guide will lead you on a hiking tour of Fairhaven showcasing the life, times and legacy of Fairhaven founder Dirty Dan. We’ll visit Dan’s historical haunts and tell our favorite tales of his infamous escapades.

This tour is for the hardier souls, it is a bit of a hike involving hills and trails, as well as some mild “adult” content. It is around 1 mile in distance and should last around an hour to an hour and a half depending on how fast we walk and how much we talk. Recommended: comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate gear, and a sense of humor.

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