Press Releases


Friday, February 17th, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Owner Will Kemper to Speak at WA State Homebrewers Conference

Craft Brewing legend Will Kemper has been chosen as the keynote speaker at the WA Homebrewers annual conference in Vancouver, WA at the Vancouver Hilton on March 17, 2017. Kemper has been brewing commercial craft beer since 1984 and has gone on to direct, engineer, and create recipes for over twenty craft breweries around the […]

Friday, February 17th, 2017
WSO Celebrates Iconic American Composers in All-American Concert March 26

Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue will be played by noted pianist Christopher Guzman as he joins the WSO for an All-American afternoon of American masterpieces on March 26. Guzman studied at Juilliard concurrently with WSO Music Director Yaniv Attar, who says, “I am happy to reunite with an old friend from Juilliard. Christopher is on the piano faculty […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Boundary Bay’s Irish-Style Red Ale and St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

Boundary Bay Brewery released its Irish-Style Red seasonal on February 1, 2017. Every year it is brewed to celebrate the spirit of the Bellingham Community and the Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade*. With a deep-red hue, the Irish-Style Red Ale is smooth, lighter-bodied ale with medium-to-low hop bitterness and a toffee-like roasted, dry, yet malty, clean […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival Celebrates 15 Years March 10-12

Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival celebrates the incredible variety of bird species that visit the premiere birding areas of Blaine, Birch Bay and Semiahmoo located along the Pacific Flyway on the northwest corner of Washington State. The 2017 Festival will take place on March 10, 11 and 12 with an all-day Birding Expo on […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Spring Valley Vintner Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort March 10

One of Washington’s true family estate wineries, Spring Valley and its resident winemaker Serge Laville will join guests at Semiahmoo Resort’s own Pierside Kitchen for the Spring Valley Vintner Dinner Thursday, March 10, 2017 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Blaine. The cost will be $135 per person and $405 per pair, plus a one night […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
BAAY Theater Presents: East of the Sun and West of the Moon March 3-12

This classic Norwegian folk tale is brought to life by BAAY Theater students ages 9-12, March 3 – 12, 2017 in Bellingham. In the story, a princess who has fallen on hard times must travel to a kingdom “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” to rescue her best friend from trolls. Her […]

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
The Downtown Bellingham Partnership Unveils “Chow Down(town)” Culinary Event

Bellingham’s food scene is being showcased in its biggest way yet with the launch of Chow Down(town), the Downtown Bellingham Partnership’s all-new dining event. The week-long culinary experience, running March 7 – 12, will offer diners the opportunity to experience unique entrees and perfectly curated accouterments at 20 restaurants downtown, all at special prices. Centered […]

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Of this Land: Contemporary First Nations’ Sculpture Exhibit, Art Talk and Reception

Living in the Pacific Northwest means that we are surrounded by art from the Coast Salish people. Join us on Feb. 16 at 5:30 pm, at Sculpture Northwest Gallery, to hear from local Northwest artists. The gallery is located at 203 Prospect Street #101 in Bellingham. And there is a suggested donation for attendees of […]

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Fairhaven Food Fest Feb. 26 – Mar. 2, 2017

The first ever Fairhaven Food Fest is a five-day event, February 26 through March 2, inviting the public to discover and dine at participating restaurants in Bellingham’s Historic Fairhaven District. The area restaurants and cafes (see list below) will give out a Fairhaven Food Fest coaster “passport” at your first dine. With a minimum of […]

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Western Washington University to Offer Summer Youth Programs for Grades K-12

Western Washington University will again offer a wide array of programs for kids in grades K-12 throughout summer 2017. For the past 35 years, Western’s youth programs have encouraged kids to explore a favorite topic and consider opportunities in higher education. Participants experience hands-on learning and gain exposure to a college campus under the instruction […]

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Bellingham Beer Week 2017: Come for the beer, stay for the beer

The 2017 Bellingham Beer Week will take place April 21 through April 29. Last year, Tap Trail took over Bellingham Beer Week. This year they chose April for the week-long event after determining that spring is the season that works best for the Bellingham craft beer community. “Bellingham is in spring is a beautiful thing! Let’s […]

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Valentine’s Day lovers get more days to celebrate at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel

A single weekday simply isn’t enough time to express your love, so Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center in Bellingham, WA has extended its Valentine’s Day Escape Package to run from Feb. 10-19. The romantic getaway includes a king room, a $60 dining credit at the hotel’s Chinuk restaurant, chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne […]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism Announces New President and CEO

The board of directors of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism has hired Sandy Ward as the organization’s new President and CEO, beginning Feb. 2, 2017. Ward is a 30+ year veteran of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.  She most recently served as the sales and marketing director for the Future of Flight Aviation Center & […]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
City to Expand Opportunities for Food Trucks in Downtown Bellingham

  The City of Bellingham is partnering with the Washington State Food Truck Association to test several on-street mobile food vending opportunities in three select downtown locations: 210 Lottie Street (City Hall), the 1300 block of Commercial Street (across from the parking garage) and the 1400 block of State Street. These locations were selected due […]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Irish Quartet WE BANJO 3 Visits Mount Baker Theatre Feb. 26

WE BANJO 3, a virtuosic, innovative quartet from Galway, Ireland, will be the special guests with THE IRISH ROVERS at Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA on Sunday, Feb. 26. We Banjo 3 blend traditional Irish Music with Americana and Bluegrass affectionately described as “Celtgrass.”  Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion, We Banjo […]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
WWU to Host 14th Annual Children’s Literature Conference Feb. 25

  Western Washington University will host four award-winning children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Western’s Performing Arts Center in Bellingham, WA as part of Western’s 14th Annual Children’s Literature Conference. The conference brings together teachers, librarians, readers, and writers to celebrate children’s […]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Sweetheart Dinner at Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your sweetheart how much you care and what better way to do that than with a special dinner for two at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W Holly St, Bellingham. The Kitchen is offering a romantic 3-course prix fixe dinner with beer pairing suggestions the evening of […]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Sweetheart Bingo Brings a Zany Touch to Valentine’s Weekend Saturday, Feb. 12

Calling all B-I-N-G-O fans! Are you looking forward to the next good ole’ fashioned “laugh and dance your socks off” party?! Well, forget trying to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day date night and add Sweetheart Bingo to your calendar instead. Head to The Leopold in downtown Bellingham for a Bingo Night like none other. Hosted […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
February Beer Release and Events on Tap at Aslan Brewing

  Aslan Brewing in downtown Bellingham, WA features the following beer release and special events for February 2017. Beer coming in February:  February 10: Classic Light Lager Look for a new rotating IPA in mid-February. February Events February 3, 5 pm – 10 pm, Downtown Art Walk: Sterling Magnum at Aslan Brewing 1330 N Forest […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Rauch Marzen Lager on Tap at Chuckanut Brewery in February

Smoky and complex Rauch Lager is back on tap at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at 601 W. Holly St, Bellingham and soon at the South Nut Tap Room in Skagit. This unusual lager beer is brewed at Chuckanut only a couple of times each year so make sure to get in and try it. Amber in […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Hell on Hooves Rodeo in Lynden Features Top Cowboys Feb. 11

Some of the region’s toughest cowboys and fastest cowgirls will compete for up to $20,000 in prize money during the Laurel Farm & Western Supply‘s Hell on Hooves Rough Stock Rodeo in Lynden, on Feb. 11. The event will feature top 20 cowboys and cowgirls in the Pacific Northwest and Canada in four events – […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Talk at WCC on Feb 9 Considers Current State of Relations with Russia, Europe and US

Whatcom Community College (WCC) history and political science faculty and the Politics Club invite the public to a presentation by former United States ambassador John M. Koenig. He will discuss “The New Cold War – NATO, Russia, and the Re-division of Europe”  5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at Heiner Theater on WCC’s campus in Bellingham. […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Super Bowl LI – Falcons vs. Patriots on the 11.5′ screen at Semiahmoo Resort

Falcons, Patriots and Sehawks fans alike are invited to watch Super Bowl LI on the biggest screen in Blaine at Semiahmoo Resort’s Discovery Theater, Feb. 5. Usually this space is reserved for movies, but the 138” screen will offer a total immersion into the game. Packers Kitchen will serve a special $8 game day menu, […]

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
2017 Outdoor Recreation Summit announces Keynote Speakers

Recreation Northwest announces two Keynote Speakers for the 2017 Outdoor Recreation Summit in Bellingham, WA. From the state capitol in Olympia, Governor Inslee’s Policy Advisor on Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development, Jon Snyder, will be returning for a second year as a Summit speaker. Traveling from Colorado, Cailin O’Brien-Feeney, Local Recreation Advocacy Manager with the […]

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Recreation Northwest EXPO Expands, Moves to a Saturday, Feb. 25

Recreation Northwest announces the fourth annual Recreation Northwest EXPO will be held free for the public on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA. in the historic Fairhaven district. The event is open Saturday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Visitors are invited to learn from EXPO Exhibitors […]

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
WayPoint by Mutuus Studio Selected for New Bellingham Waterfront Artwork

A former waterfront industrial artifact in Bellingham, WA will be relocated to a new waterfront park, embellished with glass beads, and transformed into a beacon of light for the city. The acid ball, which was part of the former Georgia-Pacific industrial operations on the waterfront, is being turned into a glowing piece of public art. […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Local Lovers Valentine’s Day Tour in Bellingham

Sustainable Connections announces a Local Lovers Walking Tour for Valentine’s Day! On Monday, Feb. 13, celebrate the people and community you love with four fantastic local businesses in downtown Bellingham and leave perfectly prepared for the best Valentine’s you’ve ever had. Participants will spend time getting to know some of Bellingham’s loveliest businesses including the […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Romance your Valentine’s Day at the Inn at Lynden

Romance is in the air at the Inn at Lynden, which is offering Valentine’s Day celebrants a Romance Package that includes rates starting at $149 on private rooms, complimentary upgrades when possible, a box of handcrafted chocolates from the Lynden Chocolate and Candy Shoppe and a personal memento book from Village Books. “This is a great […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Enjoy Valentine’s Day Seaside Dining at Semiahmoo Resort

Enjoy a romantic evening by the shore with that special someone at Pierside Kitchen’s Valentine’s Day dinner, Feb. 11, 12 and 14 for $65 at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA. Couples can enjoy romantic five-course meal alongside sweeping views of Drayton Harbor. The first course begins with a choice of salad of marinated Hawaiian Kaijki […]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Exhibition of Mexican and Chicana/o Artwork Explores History, Community-building and Cultural Citizenship

The Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA is pleased to present “Images of Resilience: Chicana/o Art and its Mexican Roots” at the Lightcatcher building, opening Feb. 4 and showing through May 28, 2017. This exhibition, curated by Executive Director Patricia Leach, explores the development of Chicana/o art, from its beginnings in Mexican art of the early […]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Galloway’s Cocktail Bar Brings Cozy, Friendly Atmosphere to Fairhaven

The cozy confines of Galloway’s Cocktail Bar opened Dec. 28 at 1200 10th St., Suite 102, in Bellingham’s Fairhaven district. Both Galloway’s and the adjacent 22-room Fairhaven Village Inn are owned by Gene and Connie Shannon. They named the bar after an Iowa couple who were frequent guests of Fairhaven Village Inn, became friends of […]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Bring Your Light to the Library Special Event Jan. 20

Join the Bellingham Public Library for a free, family-friendly event featuring music and sing-alongs, stories, crafts and more, planned for 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 20. The Central Library will stay open later than usual for this special Friday evening event. The library welcomes musicians Geof Morgan and special guests, sing-alongs with Helen and Richard Scholtz, […]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
New Performance-Based Statewide Tourism Marketing Program Ready for Legislators

Washington would no longer be the only state in the nation without a statewide tourism marketing program under legislation introduced in both the state House and Senate this week. The legislation would create an industry-led Tourism Marketing Authority and provide performance-based industry funding mechanisms without additional taxes. Both HB1123 and SB 5251 (the same legislation […]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Taps Doppelbock

Doppelbock is a beer rarely brewed in America but Chuckanut Brewery has brewed their rendition of this traditional German lager and aged it over 90 days at very cold temperatures. Chuckanut’s new Doppelbock will be tapped at both Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham and the new Chuckanut South Nut Tap Room at the Port […]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Ivy heart of Downtown Waterfront is Getting a Makeover

A whimsical piece of urban art will be getting a makeover as progress continues on Bellingham’s downtown waterfront redevelopment project.  A patch of ivy vines growing on the side of the Granary Building trimmed into the shape of a heart has become a popular photo spot, but now stands in the way of improvements necessary […]

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
iDiOM Theater presents UBU ROI by Alfred Jarry Feb. 20 to Mar. 11, 2017

Bellingham’s favorite live theater, iDiOM, will join the national Bad Hombres and Nasty Women’s Theatre Resistance Movement in performing the scatalogical political satire, UBU ROI, with an Opening Reception on Presidents’ Day, February 20, 2017. The production will continue for three weekends at the Sylvia Center for the Arts Studio Theater, with performances at 7:30 p.m. iDiOM’s production […]

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
DeLille Cellars Vintner Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort Feb. 10, 2017

Join Semiahmoo Resort on Friday, February 10,2017 in celebrating the outstanding DeLille Cellars with a Vintner Dinner showcasing a variety of vintages paired with Chef Bruno Feldeisen’s 5-course dinner, for $125 per person. Guests will immerse their senses in the taste of winter with dishes featuring citrus, chanterelles and root vegetables. The reception will be […]

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Tours at Bellingham, Burlington Locations

Are you curious about how Chuckanut Brewery generates the most exquisite tasting beer day in and day out? You, your friends and family will have the opportunity to see for yourself with the opportunity to tour both Chuckanut Brewery locations – the new Chuckanut Brewery in Skagit County and Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham. […]

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Appel Farms Expands Artisan Cheese Production in Ferndale, WA

Ferndale-based Appel Farms moved its cheese operations in December to a new 12,800-square-foot production and cold-storage facility on the farm, positioning it for future growth while increasing the farm’s efficiency and food security. “We can grow a tremendous amount without running out of room,” said John Appel, who runs the cheese production operations while his […]

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
February 2017 Events at Vartanyan Estate Winery

Vartanyan Estate Winery in Bellingham, WA presents the following wine tasting events for February 2017. February 11-12 Saturday-Sunday: Valentine’s Glintwein and Chocolate Ganache Glintweins, made by Patty for Thanksgiving were so loved that we were asked to make them again. Patty will make two different glintweins for you to choose your cup from: Red Glintweins […]