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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Jun
1
Sat
Farmers Day Parade in downtown Lynden @ Downtown Lynden
Jun 1 all-day
Farmers Day Parade in downtown Lynden @ Downtown Lynden

The Farmers Day Parade is one of the longest running parades in the Northwest. Join us on Front St. in Lynden starting at 10th St. and running to 3rd St. as an eclectic menegarie of cars, bands, tractors, trucks and horses salute the Agriculture Industry of Whatcom County!
Since the early 1900’s when the farmers of the Lynden area took to the streets to show off their produce and animals, the Lynden Farmer’s Day Parade has brought smiles to faces of young and old alike!

Join us Saturday, June 1 as we salute those who feed us and enhance us!
Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. but you are advised to arrive early

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Jun
7
Fri
Bellingham Naked Bike Ride & Body Positivity Block Party @ Make.Shift Art Gallery
Jun 7 all-day

Join us, Friday, June 7th as we ride to protest our “indecent exposure” to fossil fuels, highlight bicyclist’s vulnerability, and redefine cultural narratives about body image.

Riders, and non-riding participants, can join the action with body painting, starting at 4 pm at a block party (focused on body positivity) in front of the Make.Shift Art Gallery, 306 Flora St. At 6 pm, the ride will embark from this location, lapping through downtown Bellingham. Live music follows the ride, as the Body Positivity Block Party continues.

Only ride “as bare as you dare” wearing as much, or as little, as feels comfortable! This event is both free and freeing, but donations are so appreciated!

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Jun
8
Sat
Van Meet Up 2019 @ Freedom Vans
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Van Meet Up 2019 @ Freedom Vans

Join us for our annual van meet up! This is an opportunity to bring the van community together to share spaces and knowledge, as well as introduce others to van life. Feel free to bring your friends and your furry friends. We hope to see you there!

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Jun
9
Sun
Whatcom Youth Pride Parade and Festival @ Bellingham High School
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Whatcom County’s first Youth PRIDE Parade and Festival is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ youth and allies to walk together through a short parade route while the community stands along the sidelines cheering them on! The parade culminates in a festival at Bellingham High School where there will be tables for community organizations to share their resources, a stage for youth to perform, festival games for the young ones, and food trucks for lunch!

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Jun
22
Sat
Africa Making huge strides @ YWCA
Jun 22 all-day
Africa Making huge strides @ YWCA

For those looking for culture in the Pacific Northwest, this will be the very first African fashion event. From now on, this becomes our tradition every year.
This year’s theme is ” Africa making huge strides.”
We picked this theme because our ultimate goal is to promote African entreprenariat and prevent the youth from the scourge of unemployment. So if you are a fan of African fashion, this show is for you!!!! Regardless of ethnic group.
Africa making huge strides 2019 is the largest African fashion show in Whatcom county where emerging established and local designers and models gather on one roof to celebrate African Heritage through African fashion and art and promote African culture.
This is a must see show of the year!!
African designers from Seattle and locals from our community are coming together to showcase the true collaboration of art in live. We are characterized by ethnic diversities.
The vision is to promote entrepreneurship, community leaders, charities, organizations by building a creative space for upcoming designers to showcase the best of Africa emerging fashion talent. By doing so, we will advance awareness and understanding of the richness and diversity of African culture and traditions.
“Africa making huge strides” is a combination of African products and locally produced antique accessories exibits, African dance performance, musique, history telling .
If you love diversity, culture, and art, this event is for you.
Luchrist Modern African fashion seeks to highlight the scope of opportunities accross the continent by purchasing from artisans in Africa.

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Jun
29
Sat
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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Jul
14
Sun
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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