Theaters & Music
Each summer, the Bellingham Festival of Music performs at the Western Washington University Performing Arts Center, bringing together principal players from major American and European orchestras and to present concerts of classical music at the highest caliber of artistic excellence.
Check our Events Calendar for up-to-date film and performance arts happenings in Whatcom County.
Ranked second in the nation for arts businesses per capita, Bellingham and Whatcom County, WA, shine with arts and heritage activities. A combination of nationally touring and locally produced museum exhibits, gallery tours, theater productions, symphony performances, comedy shows, science and history exhibits provide an active and diverse calendar of events throughout the year.
Bellinghamâ€™s downtown Cultural Arts District includes the Whatcom Museumâ€™s state-of-the-art Lightcatcher building and Family Interactive Gallery; Allied Arts of Whatcom County, First Friday Art Walks; the historic Mount Baker Theatre showcasing live performing arts and home to the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra; the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention; Mindport Exhibits; the Bellingham Railway Museum; the Pickford Film Center dedicated to independent films; and the Upfront Theater highlighting live improve comedy shows.
Unexpected moments of intrigue will surely arise while deep in thought at a museum. Learn the stories, embrace nostalgia, or give in to the allure of a hands-on experience.