Press Releases


Friday, March 24th, 2017
Second Annual Northwest Wine Encounter at Semiahmoo Resort April 28-30

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf & Spa, an iconic seaside resort on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor located just 90 minutes north of Seattle, is proud to announce the second annual Northwest Wine Encounter, Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30, 2017. ‚ÄúThis is a young event in a beautiful setting with a […]

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Smithsonian Global Earth Optimism Summit at Whatcom Museum on April 21

In celebration of Earth Day, and in partnership with the Smithsonian Global Earth Optimism Summit, the Whatcom Museum and the Whatcom Land Trust are co-sponsoring a presentation by esteemed science teacher and conservationist Harlan Kredit in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall in Bellingham on Friday, April 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.¬†The […]

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Stone’s Throw Brewery Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary with Block Party, April 1

Stones Throw Brewery wants to celebrate its first birthday this April, and thank everyone who has been a part of the Stones Throw community. Everyone is invited to the free, family-friendly block party, which will begin at noon and end at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The street will be shut down in […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Chateau St. Michelle, Marchesi Antinori and Col Solare Vintner Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort Apr. 7

As a partnership between two Washington leaders in the wine industry, Chateau St. Michelle and Marchesi Antinori, Col Solare Winery will join guests at Semiahmoo Resort‚Äôs Pierside Kitchen for the Col Solare Vintner Dinner on April, 7, 2017. The reception will start at 5:30 p.m. and dinner seating will begin at 6pm. The cost is […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Whatcom County Businesses Win Sustainability Awards

Sustainable Connections in Bellingham, WA has announced the winners of this year‚Äôs Sustainability Champion Awards, which honor five local businesses who are taking steps towards achieving a healthy triple bottom line – taking care of employees, our environment, and the local economy. Winners and nominees are all members of Sustainable Connections, a non-profit membership organization […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Whatcom Wedding Tour Will Visit Seven Whatcom County Venues June 11

The Whatcom Wedding Professional (WWP) invites you to save the date for an intimate wedding event, the Whatcom Wedding Tour, at seven Whatcom County Venues on June 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each Venue will be set up as a ‚Äėmock wedding reception‚Äô featuring some of Whatcom County‚Äôs elite wedding vendors. A […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Bellingham to San Juan Islands Mothership Sea Kayaking Adventure April 28-30

Bellingham-based Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures and Alaska-based MV Snowgoose have partnered to create a three-day, vessel-supported sea kayaking tour to the San Juan Islands that will begin and end in Bellingham, WA April 28-30, 2017. ‚ÄúIn addition to offering a three-day, vessel-supported kayaking adventure to one of the most beautiful places in Washington, our focus […]

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Night at Fred Meyer on Lakeway Mar 30

The Bellingham Fred Meyer on Lakeway Drive is having a Chuckanut Brewery Night on Thursday, March 30 from 3-6 pm. You’ll have a chance to chat with brewery representatives and fill your growlers with Chuckanut‚Äôs award winning ales and lagers! A great selection of three of Chuckanut’s beer will be tapped for the event. Chuckanut‚Äôs […]

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Great Puzzle Hunt at WWU Returns April 1

Be part of the fun as we take over WWU for the Second Annual WWU Great Puzzle Hunt (GPH) on Saturday, April 1. The event is an OUTDOOR adventure ‚Äď think scavenger hunt, but with puzzle-solving. The puzzles are hands-on, group oriented, and internet exploration is encouraged! It will be to your advantage to have […]

Monday, March 20th, 2017
New Spring Menu at Semiahmoo’s Packers Oyster Bar

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, an iconic seaside resort on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor located just 90 minutes north of Seattle, is pleased to announce the new seasonal menu at Packers Oyster Bar. ‚ÄúEach item on Packers‚Äô new spring menu is a seasonal tribute to our hardworking local artisans and […]

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Dynasty Cellars Vintner Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort Mar. 24

With two centuries of family winemaking experience, Dynasty Cellars and winemaker Peter Osvaldik will join guests at Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club‚Äôs Great Blue Heron Grill for the Dynasty Cellars Vintner Dinner on Friday, March 24, 2017. The reception will be at 5:30pm and dinner will be seated at 6pm, with a cost of $75 […]

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
2nd Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival Labor Day Weekend 2017

The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation (WPRF) announces the 2nd Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival, taking place over Labor Day weekend, September 1-3, 2017. The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation, working in partnership with the Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Department and 5 Starr Jams, will host the multi-day bluegrass festival at beautiful Hovander Homestead […]

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Community Open House and Birthday Party to Celebrate 90th Birthday at Mount Baker Theatre

Mount Baker Theatre invites the community to help celebrate 90 years of the beloved downtown Bellingham landmark with an open house.¬† The event will take place May 5, 2017 from 3 – 5 p.m.¬† Attendees can expect birthday cake, historical information from tour docents, two screenings of a video project about MBT‚Äôs history from local […]

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Arlo Guthrie Delights Fans by Bringing Tour to Mount Baker Theatre in April

Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA presents the legendary Arlo Guthrie for one evening on the Main Stage, Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. This performance, part of his ‚ÄúRunning Down the Road Tour,‚ÄĚ features Arlo and his band playing the best of his catalog from the late sixties and early seventies. Featuring the most […]

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
The RE Store Call for Artists to Compete in Mystery Box Challenge for Recycled Arts Resource Expo

The RE Store, in partnership with Allied Arts of Whatcom County, presents Second Nature: A Mystery Box Challenge, a friendly competition for local artists in April. As a part of Allied Arts’ 2017 Recycled Arts Resource Expo (RARE), participants will have access to a box of pre-selected ¬†random reclaimed materials from The RE Store to […]

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Whatcom Museum Opens Two History Exhibits at Old City Hall in March 2017

The Whatcom Museum is pleased to open two exciting history exhibits at Old City Hall: The John M. Edson Hall of Birds and Focus on 50: Whatcom Community College. These two exhibits offer a variety of opportunities for hands-on learning about our local and natural history. John M. Edson Hall of Birds Opens Thursday, March […]

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Mount Baker Theatre Provides Access to World-class Ballet Performances and Classes

Houston Ballet, America’s fourth-largest ballet company, is bringing its Season Tour to Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA on Sat, Apr 1, 2017 for a 7:30 p.m. performance.¬† Access to world-class ballet performances and classes normally have both price and geographic barriers to attendance that MBT aims to mitigate through outreach efforts associated with this […]

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias performing at NW Washington Fair Aug 2017

The unique and animated style of stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be on the grandstand stage Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Iglesias‚Äô stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. He is one of the most-watched comedians on […]

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Meet Local Farmers and Get the Tools You Need to Eat With the Seasons

Sustainable Connections announces the release of the 2017-18 Whatcom Food & Farm Finder on Apr. 1 and a meet your local farmer event for the community on Mar. 18. The Whatcom Food & Farm Finder will be released on April 1, opening day of the Bellingham Farmers Market. Inside the Whatcom Food & Farm Finder, […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Contemporary Craft 2017 at Whatcom Museum in September

The Whatcom Museum Foundation and Museum Advocates host a brand new event this coming fall, Contemporary Craft 2017: Artwear | Craftware, held in downtown Bellingham, WA, at the Whatcom Museum campus Sept. 22-24, 2017. The show will bring 60 artists from across the region to display and sell their outstanding, unique handmade work in the […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Ladies of Laughter Event at Mount Baker Theatre Mar. 18 Marks Major Milestone for Women in Comedy

Saturday, March 18, comediennes from¬†the Ladies of Laughter will be performing at the Mount Baker Theater in Bellingham at¬†7:30 p.m.¬† The performers are the winners of a series of national competitions aimed at increasing women‚Äôs opportunities in comedy, and they take part in this national tour as well as enjoying appearances on mainstream comedy television. […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Spring Equinox Flute Concert with Gary Stroutsos March 19

Welcome Spring with Native American Flute Master Gary Stroutsos at the 8 Petals Yoga Studio (1317 Commercial St #203, Bellingham) on Sunday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m. Gary will be travelling to Bellingham for this special afternoon concert and Spring Equinox Celebration, which will be preceded by a short mindfulness mediation led by Christine Burkhart. […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
BAAY Theatre in Bellingham Presents: Godspell Mar. 17-19 and 24-26

Godspell is back! The first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden) took the world by storm. Dana Crediford makes her directorial debut at BAAY with this cast of talented theatre artists ages 13-17. Performances March 17-19 and 24-26 at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Grand Opening Party on St. Patrick’s Day at Callen Chiropractic

LUCKY YOU, the Callens are Irish! Help them celebrate the opening of Callen Chiropractic ‚Äď Spine & Scoliosis Corrective Clinic on Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 from 3 to 7 p.m. Corned Beef & Cabbage, beer and wine will be served from 5 – 7 p.m. or until they run out! The clinic is located at […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Art Beyond Conflict: Crossing Borders Exhibition in Bellingham Mar. 3 – Apr. 22

“Art Beyond Conflict: Crossing Borders” Exhibition opens March 3 through April 22 at Sculpture Northwest Gallery, 203 Prospect Street #101 in Bellingham, WA. Responding to a seemingly pervasive prejudice against peoples from the Middle East and North African regions exacerbated by the recent travel ban, Sculpture Northwest is promoting an appreciation of cultural diversity through […]

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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄúChow Down(town)‚ÄĚ Culinary Event

Bellingham‚Äôs food scene is being showcased in its biggest way yet with the launch of Chow Down(town), the Downtown Bellingham Partnership‚Äôs all-new dining event. The week-long culinary experience, running March 7 ‚Äď 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs […]

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‚Äôt enough time to express your love, so Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center in Bellingham, WA has extended its Valentine‚Äôs Day Escape Package to run from Feb. 10-19. The romantic getaway includes a king room, a $60 dining credit at the hotel‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄúCeltgrass.‚Ä̬† Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion, We Banjo […]