Spring Activities


Spring fever in Whatcom County? We have it and you will too…  It’s the perfect time of year to take a  scenic drive or spend your day golfing.

Nature is a must in the springtime and we have plenty of ways to experience it.  Get outdoors for hiking, biking, and fishing around Whatcom County. If you want to spend the day indoors, then we have many theaters & music and museums & galleries.

Want more events? Check out our event calendar or annual events for a monthly list of events during the spring season. Or stop by our Visitors Center for even more ideas on things to do in the spring.

Just for Spring

Explore the natural and cultural history of the North Cascades in western Whatcom County in the spring with classes and field trips with North Cascades Institute. From birding to art, canoeing adventures to the Sourdough Speaker Series, the Institute — an environmental education nonprofit founded in 1986 — offers learning adventures for people of all ages, in the field as well as at their green-built Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake. More info at www.ncascades.org/get_outside.

Beer lovers from across the nation come to Bellingham to celebrate Bellingham Beer Week and April Brew’s Day.

Spring Farm Tour – Take a look at our itinerary ideas for a Spring Farm Tour in Whatcom County.

See the biggest and best display of products for your home and garden in Northwest Washington at the Whatcom County Home and Garden Show in March. Or if crafts are more your style, the Spring Craft and Antique Show in March, is another event held at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds during spring.

Top O’ The Morning To Ya! St. Patrick’s Day Parade – In Downtown Bellingham, the annual St Paddy’ Day Parade is a fun event, or run with the family in a 2-5 mile in Runnin’ O’ the Green. Read our blog Find St. Paddy’s Day Fun in Bellingham to get the inside scoop.

Wings over Water – Join the celebration in March, at this annual event held in one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier bird viewing areas, at Drayton Harbor.

Celebrate Dirty Dan Harris, founder of Fairhaven, at Fairhaven’s Dirty Dan Day & Seafood Festival in April with live music, contests, family games, vendors and much more.

See the accomplishments of many students in the annual Bellingham Technical College Welding Rodeo in May, with vendor booths, sculptures, public welding opportunities and more.

Ski to Sea – 500 teams of 8 racers each competing in a relay of seven different local sports. This event begins at the Mount Baker Ski area and ends at Bellingham’s Marine Park. There is also an all-day festival in Fairhaven for all to enjoy for this annual event in May.

Ski to Sea / Credit: Whatcom Events


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