| 07/28/2022 | Fishing & Hunting, Live Performances |   

Bellingham SeaFeast Celebrates Food, Fishing, Art and Music


WHEN: September 17, 2022 (gates open at 10am)

WHERE: Zuanich Point Park & Squalicum Harbor

Love the ocean? Love seafood? Love music, art, and beer? So do we! Bellingham SeaFeast celebrates it all. 

Bellingham’s identity lives in the water, the people, and the rich history that ebbs and flows around Bellingham Bay. The annual Bellingham SeaFeast showcases Bellingham's waterfront, maritime heritage, and its internationally-renowned fishing and seafood industry's unsurpassed culinary bounty. But while you're downing a local oyster or feasting on grilled wild salmon, don't overlook the festival's equally impressive visual and performing arts and musical entertainment. 

The waterfront was and has remained life-giving for both the Coast Salish Peoples and the generations of commercial fishermen, boat builders, and fish processors that descended from the European settlers. Bellingham SeaFeast’s two-day festival each September celebrates this cultural heritage. It’s an excellent way to appreciate the best of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Parents dropping students off at Western Washington University should plan to stop by. 

Taking place across Bellingham's waterfront, the festival's seafood, art, music, games, and competitions will delight and satisfy visitors and locals of any age or interest.

General entrance to the festival and many of the events are FREE and open to all ages. A few of the events - like Taste the Sea, boast rides, and industry tours - do require tickets. Ticket sales open in August 2022. Get yours early in case they sell out!

  • Harbor Sea Shanty Walk – Enjoy a costumed walk by the harbor! Dress up like a pirate, mermaid, lobster, or anything else found in the sea. 
  • Explore the Food Court (featuring Lummi Nation salmon grilling.
  • Beer and Art Fun on the Fishermen’s Pavilion 
  • Music at the Pavilion 
  • Walk the Waterfront Trail 
  • Buy Fresh Seafood 
  • Sawtooth Gear Displays

SeaFeast showcases Bellingham and Whatcom County's maritime sector and its booming economic impact locally, regionally, and internationally. Bellingham SeaFeast was founded as a nonprofit festival after an organizing group won a seed grant from the City of Bellingham Tourism Commission. The City of Bellingham and the Port of Bellingham continue to collaborate on waterfront redevelopment to intentionally connect the city and its visitors with the bounty of the sea.

Visit our lodging page to learn about places to stay around Bellingham! Several hotels will also offer discounts for 2022 SeaFeast attendees. Check SeaFeast's website to learn about participating hotels and promotional codes.

        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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