Press Releases

Monday, August 14th, 2017
11th Annual Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament at Boundary Bay Sept. 9

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center and Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham invite all ages to register for the 11th Annual Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament, Saturday, September 9, 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the Boundary Bay Beer Garden. Advanced Registration is $25, $30 at the door (students and seniors $20 in adv. or, […]

Monday, August 14th, 2017
Angel Food Cake: A Delicious West-Coast Theatre Premier Aug. 23 – 27 at WWU

The road to stardom is paved with hard knocks and broken dreams in a special summer treat as Bellingham welcomes the delicious west-coast premiere of a new comedy. This summer Western Summer Theatre presents “Angel Food Cake,” a comedy by award-winning playwright Kelli Lynn Woodend about life, love, dreams and music. “Angel Food Cake” premieres […]

Monday, August 14th, 2017
Bicycle Noir: A Mobile Murder Mystery at WWU Aug. 16 – 20

There’s a killer on the loose in the city of subdued excitement, and there’s only one woman who can put an end to the madness- detective Lou Perkins. This August Western Summer Theatre in Bellingham presents a comedic murder mystery unlike anything you’ve seen before. “Bicycle Noir: A Love Story on Wheels” follows detective Perkins […]

Monday, August 14th, 2017
September Is Eat Local Month in Bellingham, WA

From farm to plate and sea to table, celebrate local cuisine of the Pacific Northwest in Bellingham, WA and the surrounding Whatcom County every week this September. In the height of harvest season, Sustainable Connections presents Eat Local Month to highlight the the bounty in Bellingham’s backyard, and support the folks who grow, raise and prepare […]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Woods Coffee continues 15 year anniversary with outdoor gear giveaway

Woods Coffee, with numerous locations in Bellingham and Whatcom County, has been celebrating their 15­ Year anniversary all year long, and have announced a major giveaway of over $9,000 in outdoor gear. Since 2002, Woods Coffee’s mission has been to Serve Others, Make a Difference, and Have Fun. Throughout 2017, Woods Coffee has highlighted each […]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Whatcom Events Announces the Return of Wondermud Aug. 26

Whatcom Events is pleased to announce the return of Wondermud (formerly Muds to Suds)! The family friendly run (for ages 8 and up) will feature 20 obstacles and mud pits that combine athletic stamina and your child hood fantasy of playing in the mud. Participant’s goals; (a) FINISH the course (b) get MUDDY (c) have […]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
4th Annual Wander to Wander 1K Benefits the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Sept. 10

Wander Brewing and the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center are presenting an alternative to the myriad of distance races in Bellingham throughout the year with the 4th Annual Wander to Wander 1K, Sunday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m., starting at Johnny’s Donuts and ending at Wander Brew Hall. Enjoy some donuts, beer, and fun while supporting […]

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Mount Baker Theatre Presents One-Man Show That Questions “What do Women Want?” Aug. 23-27

Mount Baker Theatre presents professional theatre comedy in an intimate setting in Robert Dubac’s THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON?, showing Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 23-27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walton Theatre. Join Robert Dubac as he attempts to answer, “What do women want?” The New York Times referred to this show as “Hilarious . . . […]

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar to Host First Oysterfest, Aug. 5

B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar, home to the only raw bar in Bellingham, is inviting seafood lovers to indulge in their First OysterFest on Saturday, August 5, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., to commemorate National Oyster Day.  B-Town is a new and friendly restaurant that is located at the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel […]

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
August Events at the Whatcom Art Market in Bellingham

It’s high summer at the Whatcom Art Market in Bellingham. Come see the artists, and be wowed. The market is filled with pieces from 45 local artists, and rotating demonstrations by our weekly featured artist. A co-op gallery featuring local artists from Skagit, Whatcom, and the San Juan Islands. We strive to keep the gallery […]

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Drayton Harbor Days Maritime Festival Happening in Blaine, August 5-6

Drayton Harbor Days festival is happening Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6, to celebrate everything maritime in Blaine, WA. The festivities will take place at Blaine Harbor Boating Center at 235 Marine Drive, just off I-5 exit 276. Come early Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to join in the 5k Run to the Border, and […]

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism Hires Two New Staff Members

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism announces the recent hire of two new employees. Katie Pessl is the new Communications Coordinator at Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism. This recently created position is responsible for supporting the Marketing Director and President & CEO. Katie is a WWU graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Recreation Travel and Tourism. […]

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Mayor Announces First City Center Awards

City of Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville honored three businesses at the first annual City Center Awards Ceremony on July 13 at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building. These awards showcase and recognize some of the outstanding achievements and exceptional private projects that have led to the revitalization of Bellingham’s City Center Neighborhood. “Supporting our City Center […]

Monday, July 17th, 2017
Big Comedy Comes to a Small Space at Mount Baker Theatre Aug. 10-20, 2017

Mount Baker Theatre (MBT) in Bellingham, WA presents comedy show Help! My Husband Has Gone Missing, My Daughter is Getting Married, and I am Having Hot Flashes, a touring comedy performed in MBT’s intimate Walton Theatre. Showing for a two-week engagement Thursday-Sunday, August 10-20, at 7:30 pm, audiences will be amused, delighted, and even comforted by Louise […]

Monday, July 17th, 2017
The Upfront Celebrates Their Anniversary, Superheros and Comedy in August

The Upfront Theatre in Bellingham, WA turns 13 years old this August, and will celebrate with a weekend full of improv comedy shows featuring Ryan Stiles, players from the Mainstage Ensemble, and an outside guest or two. The anniversary weekend will take place August 11 and 12, with shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets […]

Monday, July 17th, 2017
Recreation Northwest, Stones Throw Brewery and Outbound Host Pop-Up Beer Garden in Fairhaven July 21-23

Support the Fairhaven Park Trail and Wetland Boardwalk project at the “Behind the Bus” pop-up beer garden July 21 – 23, hosted by Recreation Northwest, Stones Throw Brewery, and Outbound. The event takes place in the newly renovated garden of Fairhaven Fish and Chips at the corner of 11th and Harris in Bellingham’s Fairhaven Historic District from […]

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Mount Baker Theatre Tickets for 2017-18 Collection of Exceptional Outings on Sale Beginning July 23

Whether you explore in the Main Stage environment, or engage up close in the Walton Theatre, you will be enchanted by this diverse collection of touring events. Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA is not only a thriving performing arts hub, but an historic icon to be preserved.  Now in its 90th year, the building […]

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
City of Bellingham Accepting 2018 Tourism Promotion Grant Applications

Applications for the City of Bellingham’s 2018 Tourism Promotion Grants will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2017. This program is designed to fund the marketing and promotion of projects or events that bring tourists to Bellingham, WA. The grant is a competitive process and applications are available on the City website at […]

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Northwest Coast Tribes History and Culture in New Exhibition at Whatcom Museum in Bellingham

A newly redesigned gallery in the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher building in Bellingham, WA shares the art, history, and culture of the Northwest Coast tribes, blending both historical and contemporary perspectives. The exhibit, People of the Sea and Cedar: A Journey through the Tribal Cultures and History of the Northwest Coast, opens Saturday, July 15, noon-5 […]

Monday, July 10th, 2017
Star performers, longtime favorites highlight Northwest Washington Fair Aug 14-19, 2017

A strong slate of grandstand entertainment led by nationally renowned stand-up comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, plus perennial favorites such as the animals, carnival and food, highlight the 107th Northwest Washington Fair, scheduled Aug. 14-19 in Lynden. For nearby lodging options, visit This year’s fair also includes “American Idol” winner and country star Scotty McCreery, […]

Friday, July 7th, 2017
Enjoy Open Air Dining and Jazz on the Bay, with Hotel Bellwether

The Lighthouse Bar & Grill, located at Hotel Bellwether, in Bellingham, announces that it will be completely open to the sunshine and fresh air of Bellingham Bay through these beautiful warm summer months. The restaurant has replaced the entire wall of bay-facing windows with operable glass that will be open the restaurant to the warm […]

Friday, June 30th, 2017
The Whatcom Museum Receives $50,000 Grant from The Norcliffe Foundation in support of 2018 Endangered Species Exhibition

The Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA has been awarded a $50,000 grant in support of the upcoming exhibition, Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity, which will be on exhibit September 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019 in the Lightcatcher building. The grant will assist the Museum in funding exhibition design, related educational programming, […]

Friday, June 30th, 2017
NSA names Whatcom Community College one of four Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyberdefense National Resource Centers

Whatcom Community College (WCC) in Bellingham, WA has been selected by the National Security Agency (NSA) to lead efforts to improve and expand cybersecurity education nationwide as one of four Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyberdefense (CAE-CD) National Resource Centers. In this role, WCC will function as a “super hub,” helping to support and guide 10 […]

Friday, June 30th, 2017
First Federal Community Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

First Federal Community Foundation presented a check for $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County to support the construction of the 52-unit Telegraph Townhomes in Bellingham. Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County recently announced the formation of the Habitat Kulshan Project, LLC in partnership with Kulshan Community Land Trust, for the purpose of building […]

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Whatcom County’s Largest Fourth of July Fireworks Display, on Bellingham’s Downtown Waterfront

The Port of Bellingham is inviting the community to view Whatcom County’s largest Independence Day fireworks display from the former Georgia-Pacific site on Bellingham’s Downtown Waterfront.  Parking will be available along Cornwall Avenue and spectators will need to walk approximately one-quarter mile down West Laurel Street to access a paved, outdoor viewing area located along […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
High School Marching Band from Bensen, MN to March in Blaine, WA 4th of July Parade

The Bensen High School Marching Band will be visiting Northwest Washington in July and will be marching in the Blaine 4th of July parade near the U.S.-Canada border. Every three years, the Bensen High School Marching Band from Bensen, Minnesota, takes a large trip over the 4th of July. They’re visiting from a small rural community in West […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Children Get To Star on the Mount Baker Theatre Main Stage in Bellingham with Missoula Children’s Theatre Camps

The nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), will be in Bellingham, WA this summer to present three kids’ camp opportunities culminating in two public performances on the Mount Baker Theatre Main Stage. The camps are Treasure Island: Monday-Friday, July 10-14 with performances on Saturday, July 15, Beauty Lou and the Country Beast: […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Wins 8 Medals, Named “Large Brewery of the Year” at WA Beer Awards

The Fifth Annual Washington Beer Awards took place at the Washington Brewers Festival in Marymoor Park on June 17, 2017. This year there were 1,207 beers from 165 working breweries in Washington state, ranging over 64 categories. It was the largest single state professional competition in the United States to date. Washington state has 355 craft […]

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Boundary Bay releases cans of Citraweisse

Boundary Bay Brewery’s summer seasonal, Citraweisse, is now available on draft and in 12 oz. cans. Citraweisse is a kettle-soured Berliner-style weiss brewed with 100% local Skagit Valley malt. A hefty dry-hop of CitraÂź gives this refreshing sessionable seasonal a powerful citrusy punch. Fermentation with German ale yeast and ‘Boundary Sourpus’ (house culture of Lactobacillus […]

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Tour de Whatcom Bike Ride 2017 Registration Now Open

The annual Tour de Whatcom charity bike ride is now open for registration. The ride is Saturday, July 29, 2017 and leaves from Boundary Bay Brewery in Downtown Bellingham. The Tour de Whatcom has four different routes of varying lengths from 22 miles to 100 (Century Ride) miles and offers something for every level of cyclists […]

Monday, June 19th, 2017
Hotel Bellwether Hosts Fourth of July Celebration

Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, WA is excited to host a Fourth of July Celebration on the Waterfront Terrace on Tuesday, July 4th. The celebration will consist of live music featuring The Atlantics from 7-10 p.m., delicious BBQ from 6-9 p.m. and local beers on the scenic terrace featuring a beautiful backdrop of Bellingham Bay and a […]

Monday, June 19th, 2017
Lighthouse Bar & Grill at Hotel Bellwether Releases New Summer Menu

The Lighthouse Bar & Grill at Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, WA is thrilled to announce the release of their new summer menu. The waterfront restaurant leads the region in serving fine Northwest cuisine specializing in meticulously chosen and locally sourced ingredients. Executive Chef Michael Grogan has created a delicious selection of menu items ranging from […]

Monday, June 12th, 2017
Making a difference: The Spark Museum and the Foundry Join to Help People with Disabilities

The Foundry, Bellingham’s Makerspace, and The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention in Bellingham will join together by hosting the Maker’s Making Change LipSync Buildathon on June 24, 2017. The public is invited to join as part of a team that will build mouth-operated joysticks that make it possible for a person with no use of […]

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Boundary Bay’s 6000th batch of beer strikes gold

Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham brought home their 50th medal from the 2017 North American Beer Awards (NABA), hosted by the North American Brewers Association. “Batch 6000” Baltic Porter was awarded a gold medal in the Baltic-Style Porter category. “Batch 6000” is a high-octane Baltic Porter cold-fermented with lager yeast. It excites the palette with […]

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Wins Big at North American Beer Awards

Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham won six major medals at the 2017 North American Beer Awards. Three beers won Gold including their Kolsch German Style Ale, Pilsner Lager, and Dunkel Lager. The Vienna Lager and Helles Lager each won a Silver Medal and the new Doppelbock won a Bronze Medal. The North American Beer Awards, held […]

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
Bringing Broadway musicals to Bellingham – Upfront style.

The Upfront Theatre in Bellingham has tackled many different styles of improvised comedy over the years. From murder mysteries, space adventures, the old west and even warm and fuzzy holiday formats.  Now they’re taking on the magical world of musicals with a full month run of An Improvised Musical. Each night the Upfront ensemble will […]

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
City of Blaine Hosts Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

What’s red, white and blue, and fun all over? The community event hosted by Blaine, WA for an Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration. Come early to find a great spot to enjoy the parade, then stay late to experience the fireworks. The seaside town of Blaine welcomes all to experience everything red, white and blue. […]

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham, WA Ranked Largest Individual Brewpub in United States

Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro in Bellingham, WA is the largest individual brewpub in the United States according to the Brewers Association’s May/June 2017 issue of The New Brewer publication. Each year, the Brewers Association (BA) (a trade organization for the craft beer industry) releases annual production statistics for each brewery in The New Brewer. […]

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Melvin Brewing Opens in Bellingham on Saturday, June 3, 2017

Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing opened the doors to its first brewpub on Saturday, June 3 in the heart of Bellingham, WA. The highly anticipated brewpub is open daily from 4 to 11 p.m. It features 20 taps including a rotating guest tap with the best damn, sought after IPAs they can get their hands on, bar […]

Thursday, June 1st, 2017
City of Bellingham hosts ceremony to raise Bellingham Flag on Flag Day

The City of Bellingham will host a flag-raising ceremony for the newly adopted Bellingham Flag at noon on Wednesday, June 14 at the City Hall Flag Plaza, 210 Lottie St.  The flag, designed by local graphic artist Brad Lockhart, was officially adopted by the City Council on April 24.  The resolution to adopt the Flag […]