Press Releases


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 […]

Thursday, June 1st, 2017
B-Town Restaurant Opens at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center

Providence Hospitality Group opened B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar, a new restaurant concept at the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center in Bellingham, WA on May 5, 2017. B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar offers the Bellingham community a fresh, fun, urban dining experience. Conveniently located near downtown Bellingham, B-Town Kitchen & Raw […]

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
Inspirational stops and lots of fun at this year’s Imagine This! Home & Landscape Tour

The 15th Annual Imagine This! Home & Landscape Tour will return, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., throughout Whatcom County. The cost is $10 for adults: Advance tickets available at Village Books, the RE Store, and the Community Food Co-op or at any stop on the day of the tour cash or check only. Kids […]

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
Bellingham National 2017 Juried Art Exhibition, Awards at Whatcom Museum Runs June 11 – Sept. 10

The Whatcom Museum is hosting the second Bellingham National Juried Art Exhibition and Awards, June 11 – September 10, 2017, at the Lightcatcher building. More than 300 artists from around the country submitted artworks for consideration for this exhibition, which centers on drawing practices. Representing more than 25 artists from six states, including Washington, the […]

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
Northwest Washington Fair tickets for Rodeo, Demo Derby going on sale to public June 15

Two Northwest Washington Fair favorites return this summer and are filled with action. The Demolition Derby and the Lynden PRCA Rodeo will be held at the Fair’s Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series this year, with tickets for each going on sale to the public on Thursday, June 15. Dozens of drivers looking for […]

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 […]