Press Releases


Monday, May 22nd, 2017
New Art Exhibit with Jill Feenstra at Chuckanut Brewery May 27 to July 15

Are you a fan of fine art? Then come on down to Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen (601 West Holly St) from May 27 to July 15 to view a new installation of work done by Jill Feenstra. The paintings and prints will surely be a treat to see and appreciate while you enjoy a cold […]

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
Theater in the Park: Sylvia Center Presents Outdoor Productions at Maritime Heritage Park in June

The first-ever outdoor theater show by Sylvia Center for the Arts in Bellingham will take place this summer in Maritime Heritage Park. Performances of The Emperor of the Moon will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 15–24 at 7:30 pm.  All six performances take place will be free to the public. On Fri -Sat, June 16-17, pre-show receptions will […]

Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Take a Walk on the West Side: Proposed Airport Trail Open House and Walk/Ride, June 3

The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation (WPRF) in Bellingham warmly invites the public to Take a Walk on the West Side: Proposed Airport Trail Open House & Walk/Ride on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The WPRF, in partnership with the Port of Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department, and Brio Laundry, will be […]

Friday, May 19th, 2017
Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise – Every Wednesday From May to September

Enjoy Local Brews, Delicious Snacks and Stunning Scenery Each week Boundary Bay Brewery will serve a variety of their award-winning beers, joined by 2 other Northwest breweries serving up their best brews aboard San Juan Cruises in Bellingham, WA. It’s just $39 for this cruise around Bellingham Bay & Chuckanut Bay, which includes tastings of […]

Friday, May 19th, 2017
Smith & Just, PS Place 1st in the 15th Annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament

The 15th Annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament, hosted by Boccemon and benefitting the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC), was Saturday, May 6 in Bellingham, WA. Thirty-two teams of 4, including many local favorites, competed in the largest bocce tournament in the Northwest. Smith & Just, PS, a public accounting firm from Seattle took this year’s […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Whatcom Museum Sunset History Cruise Sets Sail on Tuesdays this Summer

The Whatcom Museum in Belligham, WA is pleased to announce the return of its popular summer history cruises along Bellingham Bay, now in its 34th year. For the 2017 season, the Museum is partnering again with San Juan Cruises for tour operation. The weekly cruises, which sail in July and August, will be offered on […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
2017 Ski to Sea Block Party at Boundary Bay Brewery May 26

Whatcom Events is gearing up for Ski to Sea weekend and it all starts with the Ski to Sea Block Party at Boundary Bay Brewery in downtown Bellingham. Head to the beer garden on Friday, May 26 for one of the biggest annual parties in Bellingham. The party starts at 5 p.m. and continues until […]

Monday, May 15th, 2017
June 2017 Events Happening at BelleWood Acres

Get out on the farm this summer at BelleWood Acres, just north of Bellingham, WA, offering apple orchards, spectacular views of Mt. Baker, a cafe, distillery and country-style gift shop. These special events are scheduled for June 2017. Discover Laurel: Tour Private Gardens and Local Gardening Businesses: Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. […]

Friday, May 12th, 2017
Tour Chuckanut’s South Nut Brewery May 20

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen located at 601 West Holly Street in Bellingham was awarded the National Small Brewpub/Brewer of the Year 2009 and National Small Brewery/Brewer of the Year 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The full service “Kitchen” serves from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm to guests of all ages with an […]

Friday, May 12th, 2017
Ticket Blitz at Woods Coffee Locations Offers Discounts for NW WA Fair in Lynden

The largest discounts of the year on admission tickets and carnival ride passes for the Northwest Washington Fair will be offered May 18 when it partners with Woods Coffee for the annual Ticket Blitz. Special prices will be offered during the Ticket Blitz from 7-11 a.m. Thursday, May 18 inside all Woods Coffee locations in […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
KAPOW Pop-Up Plaza in Bellingham June 2-3

Sustainable Connections announces a place making tour de force with the KAPOW Pop-Up Plaza, June 2-3, 2017. The event is open and free to the public. The State Street Herald parking lot will transform into a public platform for place making with the KAPOW Pop-Up Plaza. This temporary take over will illustrate the economic potential […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
SpringFest, Blaine’s Art Show and Market Returns May 20 and 21

SPRINGFEST is the annual art show and seasonal market in Blaine, Washington, happening on May 20 and 21, hosted by Blaine Harbor Art Gallery.  The event will feature beautiful and functional art on display by over 20 local artists and artisans, as well as live music.  This annual event is an opportunity to see what local […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Rockin’ for The RE Store at Boundary Bay, May 19

The RE Store and Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham announce Rockin’ for The RE Store, a benefit concert, raffle, and auction to support The RE Store’s Community Jobs Training program. This free for all-ages event will be held on Friday, May 19, from 5:30–10:00 p.m. in Boundary Bay’s outdoor beer garden. The event includes live […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Stones Throw Ski to Sea Block Party and Celebrations

Stones Throw Brewery in Bellingham has another Block Party in the works! All ages are invited to join the brewery with their Ski to Sea Block Party festivities on Saturday, May 27, 2017. As Fairhaven celebrates Bellingham’s annual relay race from Mount Baker to Bellingham Bay, Stones Throw will close the street in front of […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Aslan Celebrates their 3 year Anniversary with Block Party + What’s New on Tap

Join  Aslan Brewing in Bellingham, WA as they celebrate their 3 year Anniversary with live music and block party festivities, on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Musical acts include Maddie Pritchard, The Living Arrows, Mr. Feelgood and the Firm Believers, The Mountain Flowers, and Snug Harbor. They will be blocking […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Chuckanut & Cloudburst Tap Nut Burst Collaboration

Chuckanut Brewery and Cloudburst Brewing, from Seattle, are good brewing friends, with lots of respect for each other’s expertise in the brewing field. ‘Nut Burst’ is a collaboration lager made at Chuckanut Brewery that’s got a creamy white head and tropical fruit notes with an ABV of 6%. This delicious hoppy southern hemisphere lager will […]

Friday, May 5th, 2017
Iconic rock band Night Ranger playing at NW Washington Fair

The hard-rock sound of Night Ranger will be thumping at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden on Thursday, Aug. 17, part of The Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series. Night Ranger’s instantly recognizable single hits include “Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” “When You Close Your Eyes” and the anthemic “(You Can […]

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Community Invited to Celebrate 2nd Annual Billy Waples Day in Lynden, WA

One of Lynden’s founding fathers will be honored in the second annual Billy Waples Day, Sunday May 7, and the community is invited to join the celebration from noon to 5 p.m. The festivities include free chowder and ice cream cones from Drizzle, bread from Avenue Bread, giveaways and promotions by Village Books, tours of […]

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Downtown Bellingham’s Expanded Commercial Street Night Market to Launch in May

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership is proud to announce that the 2017 Commercial Street Night Market series will include six-night markets during the summer season, making the event a monthly series. From May through September, the Commercial Street Night Market will run every third Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. on the 1300 block of Commercial […]

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Children’s Art at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham May 5 – 27

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at 601 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, will feature work from Birchwood Elementary students for this year’s Allied Art of Whatcom’s 17th Annual Children’s Art Walk, from May 5 until May 27. The Annual Children’s Art Walk will be displayed throughout downtown Bellingham in honor of the state wide Art Education […]

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema summer lineup offers fun films under the stars

Comedy, adventure and animated movies are all included in the 2017 Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema schedule presented by Ben Kinney & Keller Williams Realty in Bellingham, WA. Now in its 18th season of Saturday night movies, the series kicks off on June 24, 2017, with the 1984 comedy “Ghostbusters” followed by the 2016 blockbuster hit “Fantastic […]

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Chrysalis Inn & Spa Donates to Support Summer Camp for Children Facing Family Substance Abuse Challenges

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa in Bellingham, WA is proud to announce a donation in the amount of $2,160 to Compass Health, as part of its monthly nonprofit contribution program. This donation will specifically benefit the organization’s Camp MariposaÂź program, a nationally recognized addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who are impacted by substance […]

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Celebrate your mom with Pierside’s Mother’s Day Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort

Pierside Kitchen at Semiahmoo Resort, an iconic seaside resort located on the Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, Wash., is celebrating special women everywhere with indulgent Mother’s Day dinner. A glass of sparkling wine will greet guests as a welcoming gift, followed by a prix fixe dinner. The Mother’s Day Dinner event will happen on Sunday, May […]

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
WWU professor Kristin Mahoney to Discuss British Author, Artist, and Activist Laurence Housman May 9

Western Washington University Associate Professor of English Kristin Mahoney will present “Out and Out from the Family to the Community: the Housmans and the Politics of Queer Sibling Devotion” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9 in Special Collections, Wilson Library 6th floor, on the WWU campus. The event is free and open to the […]

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Heliotrope Hotel – Extensive renovation transforms rundown inn into a Bellingham jewel

An aging inn that had become an eyesore in the Columbia neighborhood of Bellingham, WA has been extensively renovated by new local ownership and transformed into the Heliotrope Hotel. The 17-room hotel at 2419 Elm St. will open for guests on May 15. An open house for the community to see the many changes is […]

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham Opens in the Pacific Northwest with a New H4 Design

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the new-build 153-room Holiday InnÂź Hotel & Suites Bellingham hotel in Bellingham, Washington. The hotel, which is located steps away from Bellingham International Airport, is the first Holiday Inn property to open featuring the brand’s new H4 design, which was […]

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Celebrate Mother’s Day 2017 with a Brunch on the Bay Sail on the Historic Schooner Zodiac

The Schooner Zodiac, the Bellingham-based tall ship, is excited to announce a brunch sail to celebrate Mother’s Day 2017. The excursion is scheduled for Sunday, May 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and departs the Zodiac’s dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven. The cruise features three hours of exploring Bellingham Bay under […]

Monday, April 17th, 2017
Audubon International Certifies Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club Haven for Native Wildlife

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, an iconic seaside resort in Blaine, WA on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor located just 90 minutes north of Seattle, is proud to announce that Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club has retained its certification as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. “Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club has […]

Monday, April 17th, 2017
Recreation Northwest Joins in National Park Prescription Day Event on Sunday, April 23

Join Recreation Northwest for a trail talk and walk starting at the Upper Pavilion of Fairhaven Park in Bellingham to celebrate of National ParkRx Day. Sunday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. National ParkRx Day is a day celebrated across the United States to promote the growing movement of prescribing parks and nature […]

Monday, April 17th, 2017
Spring Beer Dinner Inside Chuckanut Brewery Apr 30

Spring has sprung and that means it’s time for the Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen’s (601 W Holly St, Bellingham) Annual Spring Beer Dinner. On Sunday, April 30, at 6:30 pm chef Jeremy Weizenbaum has a great five course dinner paired with some of Chuckanut Brewery’s favorite beers. Brewmaster Will Kemper will be on hand to […]

Monday, April 17th, 2017
15th Annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament May 6

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) and Boccemon invite the community to join the excitement of 32 teams, sponsored by businesses from around the state, battling for the championship in the biggest bocce tournament in the Pacific NW. The 15th Annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament will happen on Saturday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m. to […]

Monday, April 17th, 2017
WWU’s Back2Bellingham Reunion Weekend Set for May 18-21

Western Washington University will host its annual Back2Bellingham reunion weekend for alumni, families, students, faculty, staff, and the community on May 18-21. Back2Bellingham will feature more than 100 reunions, tours, educational discussions, athletic events, recreational outings, entertainment opportunities, and live music. The $15 registration includes a lunch on Old Main Lawn with live music from […]

Friday, April 14th, 2017
New SeaSkills Boating Expo in Blaine, WA May 13

The United States Power Squadron is excited to announce a free community boating event to be held all day Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Blaine Harbor Marina and Blaine Marine Park. SeaSkills Marine Expo 2017 is an opportunity to learn about all types of boats and different aspects of […]

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Hotel Bellwether Hosts First Spring Fling Wine Tasting May 20

Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, WA will host its inaugural Spring Fling Northwest wine tasting event in the Bellwether Ballroom on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. with a special VIP access from 5 – 6 p.m. The Hotel Bellwether Spring Fling is a premier wine and food event showcasing 20+ wineries from […]

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Mount Baker Theatre Presents Four Broadway Stars in the Musical Celebration “The Midtown Men” May 18

The Midtown Men, a live music concert experience reuniting the four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, comes to Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA for a one-night engagement on Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m.  The performance features popular “Sixties Hits” from the Beatles, the Rascals, Motown, the Four Seasons and […]

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Joshua Roman Plays Elgar’s Concerto for Cello at Whatcom Symphony Orchestra May 21

World-renowned cellist Joshua Roman joins Whatcom Symphony Orchestra in Bellingham, playing Elgar’s Concerto for Cello, on Sunday, May 21  at 3:00 p.m. at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA. Joshua Roman is a Pacific Northwest legend: he was appointed principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony at the age of 22, the youngest principal chair […]

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Mount Baker Theatre Presents Classic Silent Film Ben-Hur with Live Score May 14

Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA offers a virtual trip back in time to the movies with the May 14 showing of Ben-Hur (1925). Part of the Theatre’s Silent Film Series with Live Scores, this silent classic features high drama set to a sweeping score accompanied by famous organist and film historian Dennis James on […]

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Downtown Bellingham Photo Gallery Unveils Massive Photograph Apr. 20

Peter James will unveil his largest photographic print ever, measuring 4 feet by 8 feet, which may be the largest single hanging photograph in Bellingham. The unveiling will take place in association with the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce during their monthly Business After Business event, which will be hosted at the Peter James Photography Gallery […]

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Mt. Baker Music Skillshare Retreat

Share your passion for music, meet new people and enjoy the beauty and wonder of the forest at this year’s Mt. Baker Music SkillShare Retreat June 9-12, 2017. Join the group for rustic riverside camping at Excelsior Campground in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Glacier, Washington and meet up with experienced and novice musicians […]

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
The Econolodge Inn & Suites in Bellingham, WA Wins Prestigious 2017 Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International

The Econolodge Inn & Suites of Bellingham, WA was recently honored with a prestigious 2017 Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Econolodge brand. “The Econolodge Inn & Suites hotel’s commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned it this elite recognition as one of the best hotels […]