| 06/30/2022 | Updated | Holiday |   

4th of July Activities in Bellingham and Whatcom County

Port of Bellingham 4th of July Festival

This year, the Port of Bellingham and Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce are partnering with Kulshan to bring you Whatcom County's most popular Independence Day event. 

The free festival will kick off at the Downtown Waterfront, with Kulshan Trackside as the official beer garden, kids’ activities and games at the Peter Paulson Stage, and a variety of food vendors at The Portal container village.

Festivities start at 2 p.m. and continue all day. 

The fireworks show begins at 10:30 p.m. 

Photo: 4th of July Fireworks / Credit: Peter James Photography

Blaine's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

On the U.S. border, Blaine's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration is a salute to hometown Americana. Festivities take place on the streets of downtown Blaine. 

The annual parade and car show are back, along with a street fair featuring 80+ art, craft, and food vendors, live music on 3 stages, kids' rides and games. 

The conclusion: a fabulous fireworks show over the harbor.

Fourth of July Dinner Cruises

Some of the best seats for viewing fireworks are actually on the water! 

Schooner Zodiac and San Juan Cruises both offer special 4th of July dinner cruises. Both trips end with a view of fireworks over Bellingham Bay.

Blues, Brews and BBQ at Hotel Bellwether

Hotel Bellwether will host its Blues, Brews and BBQ on its waterfront terrace this July 4. 

The special Fourth of July BBQ will start at 5:30 p.m. on Monday with the headliner band Atlantics playing from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a spectacular firework show over Bellingham Bay to follow.

Photo: 4th of July Fireworks / Credit: Amy Parsons Photography

4th of July Concert at Paws for a Beer

Celebrate your hard-earned 4th of July with some fresh tunes from a few of Bham's local faves: Foxy Apollo, Madam Monarch, and Fossil Fire! Music starts at 6 p.m.! There will be plenty of beers, ciders, seltzers, and wine available, and Simmering Tava will be serving the best Indian food in town. 

This concert is open to anyone 21+ and dogs 6 months+.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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