Press Releases

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Chuckanut Brewery Announces New Spring Beer Selection

Now that spring has finally sprung Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, located in Bellingham, WA, is excited to announce its new selection of craft beer available for spring. We’ve got a new Single Hop Lager, New World Hop Ale, Mexican Style Lager, and don’t forget the Maibock (the last in the big lager series). Along with the […]

Friday, April 12th, 2019
Rockin’ for the RE Store Benefit Concert at Boundary Bay Brewery May 17

Rockin’ for The RE Store Bellingham’s award-winning reuse center and store — will host the third annual Rockin’ for The RE Store fundraiser next month at Boundary Bay Brewery. This free, all-ages event will be held in Boundary Bay’s outdoor beer garden on Friday, May 17 from 5-10 p.m. and will feature a raffle, silent […]

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Downtown Bellingham Partnership Announces 2019 Spring Wine Walk

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership announced today details of the 2019 iteration of their annual Spring Wine Walk event in Bellingham, WA. A well-known and popular occasion for downtown, the Spring Wine Walk draws upwards of 700 people to the downtown core for wine tasting at different galleries, shops and venues. This year’s spring wine walk will be […]

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Atwood Ales Farm Brewery Releases Three New Brews for Spring 2019

Atwood Ales has released three new beers for spring 2019. Autumn Rabbit, Raccoon Bacchanal and Vers I’Ouest. These unique fresh brews are available throughout Western Washington and parts of British Columbia. Stop by the Bellingham Farmer’s Market at Depot Market Square in Bellingham, every Saturday to taste or purchase an Atwood brew. Autumn Rabbit  ABV […]

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen 2019 Annual Spring Beer Dinner Apr. 28

Spring has sprung and that means it’s time for the Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen’s annual spring beer dinner on April 28, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. inside the brewery at 601 W Holly St in Bellingham, WA. This year chef Jabez Yohannes has a great five-course dinner he will be pairing with some of your favorite Chuckanut […]

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema 2019 Summer Movies in the Park

The Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema opens its 20th season of outdoor entertainment and big-screen movies on June 22, 2019 at the Village Green in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham, WA. The summer series runs Saturday evenings through August 24 and includes a variety of films ranging from laugh-along comedies to family favorites. The season opener on June […]

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Whatcom Symphony Season Closes with Pianist Benjamin Hochman and “New World” Symphony!

The Whatcom Symphony in Bellingham, WA will wrap up its 43rd season with a tribute to music composed in America by visiting composers on May 19, 2019. The concert begins with Benjamin Britten’s American Overture. Originally commissioned in 1941 as “An Occasional Overture” by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the piece features a stately quality and […]

Friday, April 5th, 2019
Mt. Baker Hill Climb Registration Now Open

Whatcom Events announces that registration is now open for the 2019 Mt. Baker Hill Climb in Bellingham, WA. The race is Sunday, Sept. 8 and departs from Chair 9 Pizza in Glacier, WA on the Mt. Baker Highway. Ascend 4,100 feet from Chair 9 in Glacier to Artist Point (5,076 feet elevation) in approximately 22 miles. The […]

Friday, April 5th, 2019
Downtown Bellingham Gaining New Hotel, Apartments with Leopold Renovations

The historic Leopold Hotel building in downtown Bellingham, WA will undergo renovations in summer 2019 to transition from a retirement residency to a mixed use 31-room new hotel and 61-unit apartment building. The new Hotel Leo and Leopold Apartments will share the building at 1224 Cornwall Ave., bringing together visitors and local residents in a […]

Friday, April 5th, 2019
Village Books and Colophon Cafe present The Write Riot Slam in honor of National Poetry Month April 2019

In honor of National Poetry Month, Village Books and Colophon Cafe are teaming up with poet Dee Dee Chapman to host the second annual The Write Riot Poetry Slam, Wednesday, April 24 at Colophon Cafe in Bellingham, WA. Poets who would like to read their work can sign up for available spots beginning at 6:30 […]

Friday, April 5th, 2019
New Electric Vehicle charging station opening April 6

The newest electric vehicle charging station in Bellingham, located in the Whole Foods parking lot at 1030 Lakeway Drive, will be officially dedicated during a celebration on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. In line with Washington State’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure partnership program, the new charging station is conveniently located along the […]

Friday, April 5th, 2019
Major Improvements to start at Boulevard Park in Bellingham WA

Bellingham’s Boulevard Park, built nearly 40 years ago, is getting new water, sewer, power, and telecommunication services in summer 2019. A damaged wood overpass at the north end of the park will also be removed. This aging structure currently supports all utilities into the park. “New underground utilities will be installed in Bayview Drive up […]

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
Chuckanut Brewery Events for Bellingham Beer Week 2019

As Bellingham Beer Week draws closer, it’s time to set your schedule. You will definitely want to include Chuckanut Brewery’s events in the back covered patio at 601 W Holly St, Bellingham during the last week in April. Starting Sunday April 21, show your support of Bellingham breweries by wearing a T-shirt from one of […]

Monday, April 1st, 2019
Cheap Trick playing at 2019 NW Washington Fair

Cheap Trick will perform Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden, WA. Delighting generations with their unique union of massive melodies and razorblade riffs, Cheap Trick continues to be fresh, energized and explosive with 20 million records sold and three […]

Friday, March 29th, 2019
Max Higbee Center Presents the 18​th​ Annual April Brews Day in Bellingham April 27

Max Higbee Center will present April Brews Day at Bellingham’s Depot Market Square on Saturday, April 27, 2019 . Brews Day will feature over 65 PNW craft breweries and bring more than 130 different beers, including hoppy IPAs, crisp ciders, full-bodied stouts, and gluten-free options. Max Higbee Center is proud to celebrate the 18th anniversary of […]

Friday, March 29th, 2019
April 5 – Aslan Brewing Co. and Kulshan Brewing Co. Release New Mountain Lion IPA in Bellingham

Join Aslan Brewing and Kulshan Brewing for the monumental release of Mountain Lion IPA, a collaborative beer project, on April 5, 2019 at the Aslan Depot in Bellingham, WA.  Mountain Lion was brewed with the same recipe at both respective breweries, and is set to be released in two separate packaged options. Aslan’s first ever […]

Friday, March 29th, 2019
CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival 2019 Titles Announced

China’s $400 billion wedding industry. An Indian non-profit that aims to raise a generation of boys who will respect women. A ball where people dance for seven days and eight nights. A Jesuit Priest in Los Angeles who works with gang members to reform their lives. The event that leads Astrid Lindgren to become a […]

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
City of Bellingham to add 249 acres to city limits April 1 through two annexations

On April 1, 2019, two new areas totaling 249 acres will be added to the City of Bellingham through annexations. The first is the Bennett/Bakerview/Airport Drive annexation area (174-acres), next to the Birchwood neighborhood and west of Interstate 5. The second is the Mt. Baker Highway/Britton Road annexation area (75-acres), next to the Barkley Neighborhood. […]

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
2019-2020 Eat Local First Food & Farm Finder is Bellingham’s Food Map

Sustainable Connections announces the release of the 2019-2020 Eat Local First Food & Farm Finder, the comprehensive guide to truly local food in Bellingham and Whatcom County. The Food & Farm Finder will be released on April 6th, opening day of the Bellingham Farmers Market. Inside this free guide, you will find over 120 local businesses […]

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
WWU Volleyball Team to be Honored at Seattle Mariners Game April 16

The Western Washington University volleyball team will get another chance to celebrate the amazing 2018 season by being honored prior to the Seattle Mariners game on April 16 at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. The Bellingham Vikings will be on the field prior to the game and a member of the team will throw out the […]

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Recreation Northwest Launches Public Health Campaign in Bellingham on Whatcom Parkscriptions Day, April 28

Recreation Northwest has launched a new and innovative Parkscriptions Public Health Campaign in Bellingham, Whatcom County, WA. The campaign kicks off on the new, annual Whatcom Parkscriptions Day, on Sunday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with more than 15 concurrent free, all-ages, educational events in more than 11 City of Bellingham, Whatcom […]

Friday, March 15th, 2019
Chuckanut Brewery Celebrates Skagit Beer Week

It’s that time of year once again and Chuckanut Brewery is jumping on board with a calendar of events for Skagit Farm to Pint Beer Week March 23 through 30. This is the second year of events that bring beer lovers into Skagit Valley to get excited about craft beer. Events at Chuckanut South Nut […]

Friday, March 8th, 2019
Public Education Program: How Climate Change is playing out in the Northwest March 23

The League of Women Voters of Bellingham / Whatcom County invites the public to attend an education program by David Roberts on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. Mr. Roberts, Principal at Kulshan Services, will give a presentation, including some surprising slides, showing the impact of climate change for the Bellingham community […]

Friday, March 8th, 2019
Bellingham Repertory Dance presents: Groundwork April 12-13

Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) presents Groundwork in collaboration with Vytal Movement Dance and local Bellingham company, Hannah Andersen Dance. This split-bill evening of dance works will take place on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center in Bellingham. By sharing the stage with these two regional dance companies, BRD is […]

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
2019 Smart Business Summit March 28

Sustainable Connections, in partnership with the Community Food Co-op, is excited to announce the 2019 Smart Business Summit on March 28, 2019 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Ferndale Pioneer Pavilion Community Center. At the Summit, investigate how and why purpose-driven businesses succeed. Learn how to unlock the power of people at the Summit, […]

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Boundary Bay Brewery Celebrates A Comedic Legend with Monthly Film Screening

At Boundary Bay Brewery, 2019 is being celebrated as “A Year of Murray.” Each month a quintessential Bill Murray film will be screened in the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay in Downtown Bellingham. The series began with “Groundhog Day” in February and will continue with “Space Jam” on March 23rd. “Ghostbusters”, “Meatballs”, “Caddyshack” and many more […]

Monday, March 4th, 2019
Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century Exhibition Travels to the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham this Summer August 25

Experience the power of modern quilting in an exhibition of 60 innovative and inspiring quilts that represent the best of the past decade. “Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century” is on exhibit June 1 through August 25, 2019 at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building in Bellingham, Wash. The show is curated by the Modern […]

Monday, March 4th, 2019
Bellingham Puppet and Mask Festival March 21-23

World Puppetry Day is March 21, 2019, and this year Bellingham will be celebrating with a mini-festival from March 21 through March 23. The festival includes a lineup of local and regional performers in a variety of marionette, mask, string, shadow and stick puppetry media. Most performances will take place at the Alternative Library at […]

Monday, March 4th, 2019
International Paddling Film Festival Coming to Bellingham April 5

“This is the first time the festival is being screened in Bellingham, and we are currently the only location hosting the event in Washington State in 2019,” said Kristi Kucera, owner of Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures. Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures presents the 14th annual Paddling Film Festival at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, WA on […]

Monday, March 4th, 2019
Tour de Whatcom Registration Now Open

The Tour de Whatcom charity bike ride in Bellingham, WA is now open for registration. The ride will be on Saturday, July 20, 2019, 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 […]

Friday, March 1st, 2019
Odesza, Death Cab concert at Bellingham’s Civic Field to highlight WWU Alumni Weekend May 18

ODESZA and Death Cab for Cutie have announced “Double Major,” a co-headline benefit show at Civic Stadium in Bellingham at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. The show is a homecoming for both bands, having formed in Bellingham, WA when their members were students of Western Washington University.  In appreciation for the school and the city of Bellingham, […]

Friday, March 1st, 2019
Sarah Sze’s ‘Split Rock (Northwest)’ to be Newest Installation in WWU’s Renowned Outdoor Sculpture Collection

New York City artist Sarah Sze will be on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA on May 8 to dedicate her newest work, “Split Rock (Northwest),” as the piece joins the University’s acclaimed Outdoor Sculpture Collection, including important works from such artists as Richard Serra, Isamu Noguchi, Anthony Caro, Donald Judd, Robert […]

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
2019 Whatcom Farm Tour Weekend Sept. 7 – 8

Sustainable Connections in Bellingham, WA announces the dates for the 2019 Whatcom Farm Tour Weekend, Sept. 7 – 8, 2019. Eat, drink, tour, relax and taste your way through Northwest Washington’s beautiful farmland, with views of Mount Baker – a culinary adventure awaits. A premier event of the region’s September Eat Local Month, the Farm Tour Weekend is […]

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
WWU to host Tournées French Film Festival this Spring

Western Washington University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages will host the TournĂ©es French Film Festival every Monday and Wednesday from April 15 to May 1 in Viking Union 552, on Western’s campus in Bellingham, WA. Free and open to the public, this year’s festival has the theme of “Intersections: Race, Gender and Sexuality.” All […]

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Hotel Bellwether Lighthouse Grill Welcomes New Executive Chef

Peter Birk recently joined the team of Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham as the new Executive Chef. He brings with him a passion for the freshness of Pacific Northwest foods and 11 years’ experience from the iconic Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle. Originally from Joplin, Missouri, Chef Peter began his culinary career in the family’s restaurant in […]

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Bellingham Airport Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Travelers, Employees

Bellingham International Airport now offers electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in its main airport parking lot. Travelers reserve an EV parking space online at and pay an $11.40 reservation fee plus applicable parking charge. Reserving gives drivers the certainty that a charging station will be available to them once they arrive. The reservation fee […]

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
International Women’s Day celebrating Women in the Outdoors March 8

Shifting Gears, a local non-profit in Bellingham, is announcing a week of programs and activities in celebration of International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8, 2019. To bring more attention to the benefits of the outdoors and changing societal norms, Shifting Gears plans to take over the outdoor spaces in the week leading up to […]

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Executive Director of Downtown Bellingham Partnership to Lead Bellingham 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Alice Clark, the Executive Director for the Downtown Bellingham Partnership has been chosen as the Grand Marshal for the 10th annual Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16, 2019. The Grand Marshal is carefully selected to lead the parade every year as someone who exemplifies leadership values, a dedication to community and an overall positive […]

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
Bellingham SeaFeast Hires Executive Director to Oversee Popular Waterfront Event

The Bellingham SeaFeast Board of Directors is pleased to announce Liz Purdy has been hired to serve as Executive Director for the increasingly popular annual event which celebrates Whatcom County’s rich maritime heritage, thriving working waterfront, commercial fishing and seafood industries, and the culinary bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Bellingham SeaFeast 2019 is scheduled for […]

Friday, February 15th, 2019
That’s So Metal at Make.Shift Gallery in Bellingham, March 2019

For the month of March, Make.Shift Gallery in Bellingham, invites you to experience its newest exhibit That’s So Metal. The gallery will feature a variety of exciting and unique metalwork from local metalworkers, welders and artists. Featured artists will include Sara Thornton, AnonyMouse, Phoenix Booth, Mark Allyn, and more. For the opening night only, Friday, Mar. 1, […]

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Mount Baker Theatre Events March and April 2019

The Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA presents the following main stage theatre events in March and April 2019. Monty Python’s SPAMALOT Sunday Mar. 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices: $79.50, $69.50, $59.50, $45.50 Embark on a quest alongside King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in this outrageous Tony Award-winning musical comedy. […]

Monday, February 11th, 2019
Willowbrook Manor Announces Chamber Music Series

It’s like stepping back in time. When you visit Willowbrook Manor English Tea House and Chamomile Farm, you feel like you are visiting a century-old estate. The new Willowbrook Chamber Music Series debuts on Mar. 9, 2019, offering guests an exceptional experience of classical music in an intimate and timeless setting. “An Evening with Brahms” […]

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Chuckanut Brewery February 2019 Beers

At Chuckanut Brewery we may be bracing for the next storm, but it doesn’t stop us from brewing beer and we’ve got some very interesting ones coming out in February. We’ve just introduced two new beers from Chuckanut. Ethan’s Table Saison is out and ready to roll. It’s a very traditional Table Saison in every […]

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Edaleen Dairy Opens New Ice Cream Shop in Bellingham’s Fairhaven District

The Fairhaven neighborhood on the south side of Bellingham will join the chorus of “We all scream for ice cream!” when Edaleen Dairy opens its newest ice cream shop Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Edaleen Dairy will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Fairhaven Village Inn building at 1200 10th St., #104. […]

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Willows Inn on Lummi Island Named Best Restaurant in North America

For the third consecutive year, The Willows Inn on Lummi Island has been named the number one restaurant in North America by global restaurant award platform Opinionated About Dining (OAD). Chef Blaine Wetzel’s progressive American restaurant is known world-wide for showcasing hyper-local seasonal ingredients ‘fished, foraged, and farmed daily’ on Lummi Island in the far […]