Press Releases


Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Cloud Mountain Farm Annual Fall Fruit Festival Oct. 6 – 7, 2018

Join Cloud Mountain Farm Center in Everson, WA for the 29th annual Fall Fruit Festival, Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 7 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Experience the farm firsthand and savor the bounty of the harvest. This family-friendly event features tastings of over 200 varieties of […]

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Lynden Craft and Antique Show Returns for 29th Year, Oct. 18 – 20, 2018

  The Lynden Craft and Antique Show returns to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Thursday, October 18th through Saturday October 20th, 2018. Shoppers will enjoy perusing the familiar and fun new finds of over 100 artisans, crafters, antique, and vintage dealers. The vibrant colors of Fall and the warm scent of Sugar & Spice Donuts will greet […]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
WWU Sanford-Hill Piano Series Presents Philip Edward Fisher Oct. 12

Award-winning U.K. pianist Philip Edward Fisher will perform the first concert of the 2018-19 Sanford-Hill Piano Series in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall at Western Washington University in Bellingham at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. Fisher will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Liebermann, Liszt, and Sibelius. Fisher’s debut recording with the Naxos label, “Handel […]

Friday, September 14th, 2018
Guided Stream Tours in Bellingham 2018

Whatcom, Squalicum and Padden Creeks are among Bellingham’s most valuable local natural resources, providing habitat for fish and wildlife and recreational opportunities for Bellingham citizens. The City of Bellingham’s Habitat Restoration Program offers annual September Stream Tours to learn more about these waterways, how they have changed over time, what the City of Bellingham is doing […]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Plenty of ‘smash hits’ will be heard at Fall Demo Derby on Sept. 22

Coming off a series of “smash hits” recorded at a sold-out performance during fair week, local drivers return for an encore at the Fall Demo Derby on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center in Lynden. “The Fall Demo Derby gives fans who weren’t able to attend either of the shows […]

Monday, September 10th, 2018
Bellingham Festival of Music Presents Emerald City Music in Chamber at Old City Hall, Oct. 28

Bellingham Festival of Music patrons love the annual, and always sold-out, Chamber by the Bay concert presented during the summer season. The beautiful and intimate setting of the Bellingham Cruise Terminal combined with outstanding chamber music and the pleasure of sipping wine and indulging in delicious hors d’oeuvres make for an irresistible event. Building on […]

Monday, September 10th, 2018
City of Bellingham Proposes Agreement to Purchase Former JCPenney Building Downtown

On Monday Sept. 10, Mayor Kelli Linville announced the City of Bellingham is considering a proposal to enter into a public-private partnership to redevelop 1314 Cornwall Ave. (the former JCPenney building) into a mixed-use residential, office and retail development. The Mayor will bring forward a Development Agreement for City Council consideration, and the Bellingham City […]

Monday, September 10th, 2018
Fresh Hop Forum at Aslan Depot, Sept. 29

It’s every hoppy beer drinker’s favorite time of year – FRESH HOP SEASON! To celebrate this magical yearly hop harvest Aslan Brewing in Bellingham is assembling a tap list of special release fresh hop beers from far and wide ~ available all in one place, the Aslan Depot: Barrels & Blending. This event is on September […]

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
New Cascade Peaks IPA Series from Kulshan Brewing

With the North Cascades right at their back door, it’s quite fitting that the newest line of IPAs released by the Kulshan Brewing Company is named the Cascade Peaks IPA Series. On Friday, August 31, 2018 Kulshan kicked off the series with Bellingham’s favorite Heliotrope IPA, released earlier this summer on draft only. Each beer […]

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
‘Modest Forms of Biocultural Hope’ Opens Sept. 26 at the Western Gallery

Can species thrive together? Can we learn from nature to remediate environmental problems? Is hope possible in the Anthropocene? The fall exhibition at Western Gallery on the Western Washington University campus in Bellingham is “Modest Forms of Biocultural Hope,” which runs Sept. 26 through Dec. 8, and focuses on these questions as well as creative […]

Friday, August 31st, 2018
Whatcom Water Week Sept 15 to 22, 2018

Water – It’s Everybody’s Business. Join the Whatcom Watersheds Information Network and celebrate Whatcom Water Week 2018 through a series of free events held throughout Whatcom County from September 15 to 22. Businesses, non-profit organizations, agencies, and community groups are hosting a variety of fun family-friendly events that celebrate the importance of water to our […]

Friday, August 31st, 2018
Bellingham’s First Cider Tasting Festival Set for Sept. 14, 2018

Local nonprofit Shifting Gears will host Sippin’ on Cider: A Bellingham Cider Tasting Festival at Lost Giants Cider Co from 6 to 10 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. The event will feature ciders from various Pacific Northwest cideries, performances from local bands, and food from Bellingham-based food trucks. The event is 21+. Tickets cost […]

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Shop with a Chef Tour at Bellingham Farmer’s Market, Sept. 15

Sustainable Connections and the Bellingham Farmers Market announce a special Eat Local Month event, Shop With A Chef, on Sept. 15, 2018. Executive chef Todd Alan Martin from Hundred North will take a small group on a personalized tour of the Bellingham Farmers Market, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The group will get to know […]

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Hotel Bellwether Blues, Brews and BBQ Music Event Welcomes Miller Campbell (Cousin of Glenn) Sept. 6

The Hotel Bellwether and Lighthouse Grill in Bellingham, WA outdoor music event Blues, Brews and BBQ features Miller Campbell on Thursday, September 6 at 5 p.m. Born into a musical family, Miller Campbell is Glen Campbell’s second cousin and is a classically trained musician in musical theater. She found herself drawn to country music as its […]

Monday, August 27th, 2018
Lovitt Restaurant Features Vintner Dinner in Bellingham with DeLille Cellars Oct. 4

On Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, enjoy a five-course, locally sourced, farm-to-table Vintner Dinner prepared by Chef Norman Six at Lovitt Restaurant in Bellingham, paired with wines from Woodinville’s acclaimed DeLille Cellars. “The DeLille Cellars Vintner Dinner brings together some of our state’s best in food and wine,” said Suresh Rao of DS Vintners, organizer of […]

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen Traditional Family Oktoberfest September 8

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham, WA will host its third Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. This year the fun will happen between 1 p.m. and 10 pm. The celebration of the fall and harvest time will highlight the amazing German-style beers Chuckanut is famous for, plus sodas and cider. There will be lots of […]

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
NFL Alumni and Pro Golfers at Northwest Indian College Pro-Am Golf Scramble Aug 23 in Lynden

The Northwest Indian College is hosting its 16th annual Big Drive for Education. This year the college will be partnering with the NFL Alumni Association and Lady 12 to bring a celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament to Whatcom County. It will be held at the Homestead Farms Golf Club in Lynden on August 23, 2018 with […]

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
WWU Volleyball 2018 Conference Schedule at Home, Opens Sept. 6 and Sept. 8

The Western Washington University volleyball team head into the 2018 season as the defending Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) champions after posting a 27-4 overall record and 19-1 league mark during the 2017 season. Nineteenth-year head coach Diane Flick-Williams (394-103 career record) returns a veteran-laden squad for 2018 that includes 6 starters from last season and […]

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Compete for a Cause events in Bellingham Sept 8 and 9

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) in Bellingham invites members of the community to take part in two exciting events the weekend of Sept. 8 and 9. These events allow people to come together to enjoy some friendly competition while supporting a good cause. On Saturday, September 8, at 10:00 a.m., the 12th Annual Cribbage […]

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Whatcom Museum Explores Fragile Balance of Endangered Species and Biodiversity in New Exhibition Sept. 8, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019

The Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA takes on a thought-provoking topic in Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity, an interdisciplinary exhibition highlighting 80 works of art, from rare books to cutting edge video, that span the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. It opens September 8, 2018 in the Museum’s Lightcatcher building and closes […]

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
Bellingham City Club Presents Our Towns – A 100,000 Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, Aug. 22

Critically acclaimed authors, James and Deborah Fallows will regale attendees at the Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Bellingham City Club meeting with tales from the creation of their first co-written book, Our Towns – A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America. The program follows a delicious lunch shared with fellow community members at Northwood Hall, […]

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
Chrysalis Inn & Spa Donates $2,190 to YWCA Bellingham

The YWCA Bellingham most graciously extends heartfelt thanks to The Chrysalis Inn & Spa for the generous July donation of $2,190 to help continue the legacy of providing the most basic human right of housing to one of the most underserved and vulnerable populations – that of women facing personal crisis and homelessness. The donation […]

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
Aloca Donates $30,000 to Expand Whatcom Community College Engineering Program

Alcoa Foundation awarded Whatcom Community College (WCC) in Bellingham, WA a grant of $30,000 for the second year to support the expansion of the College’s pre-engineering program. With $25,000 awarded last year, the College purchased start-up equipment and established dedicated program space. Now, WCC’s engineering transfer program is more popular than ever! Students are starting […]

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
2018 Whatcom Farm Tour Weekend September 8 – 9

Get the full farm-to-table experience in the Bellingham region with Whatcom County Farm Tour Weekend, Sept. 8 – 9, 2018. Discover Whatcom County Farms on one of the best and longest running farm tours in Washington State, and enjoy local bites and sips at three tasty locavore events. Participants can start their culinary adventure with […]

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
September Is Eat Local Month in Bellingham, WA

This September, Sustainable Connections in Bellingham, WA invites all to celebrate our local food community and partake in events like Farm Tour Weekend Sept. 8 – 9, restaurant specials, grocery discounts, and the opportunity to win locavore prizes all month long. Kick off Eat Local Month with the Farm Fun Hootenanny at Boundary Bay Brewery, Sept. […]

Friday, August 10th, 2018
Whatcom Symphony 43rd Season Kicks Off With ‘Rhythm & Beauty’

The Whatcom Symphony kicks off its 43rd season with a celebration of rhythm, beauty, and a treat for local foodies. The 2018-2019 season officially opens on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the Mount Baker Theatre, but, on the Saturday night prior, music enthusiasts are invited to toast the arrival of the new season. This year, […]

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Presents Chicago: High School Edition, Aug. 31 – Sept. 9

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth proudly presents the theater production Chicago: High School Edition, Aug. 31 – Sept. 9, 2018. Directed by Teri Grimes, this BAAY Pro production showcases talented performers ages 14-17, many of which have received extensive musical theatre, dance, and vocal training through BAAY programs and elsewhere. Chicago follows the story of two […]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Ride WTA Buses Free to Northwest Washington Fair and Everywhere Aug 12 – 18, 2018

Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) will provide free rides on all buses (except Route 80X to Mount Vernon) from August 12 through August 18, 2018. Headed to the Northwest Washington Fair? WTA is also offering a special 10 p.m. bus from the fairgrounds back to Bellingham.  This 10 p.m. bus will depart from a bus stop […]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Whatcom Women in Business Announce 2018 Professional Woman of the Year Finalists

Whatcom Women in Business has released the names of the six Finalists in the running for the prestigious title of 2018 Professional Women of the Year. Chosen from among many community nominations by Whatcom Women in Business’s (WWIB) Board of Directors, the six Finalists embody the heart of the areas WWIB seeks to honor: Business Acumen, Community Involvement, […]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Four Points Bellingham Hires Matt Lesinski for Marketing Director

Matt Lesinski recently returned to Bellingham as Marketing Manager at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center. Lesinski, a Western Washington University graduate, has nine years of marketing and sales experience, including positions at the Mount Baker Theatre and The Upfront Theatre in Bellingham. He will utilize traditional, digital and grassroots efforts to […]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Presents Once Upon a Mattress Aug. 24 – 26, 2018

Once Upon a Mattress hits the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) stage on August 24-26, 2018. This lighthearted musical is based on the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” written by Hans Christian Anderson. Directed by BAAY Executive Director Ian Bivins, Once Upon a Mattress features Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth students ages […]

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
Catch a Ride on an All Electric Bus in Bellingham

Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) in Bellingham, WA is leasing an all-electric bus for the months of August through December, 2018. The 42-foot Catalyst E2 bus is from Proterra, a manufacturer based in Burlingame, CA. The five-month lease will allow WTA to gauge its performance on local terrain during summer, fall and winter weather. It will […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
New Skye Hill Station in Blaine, WA Featuring Lighthouse Starbucks and Blaine Welcome Center Opens July 26

Starbucks is opening what may be considered one of its most elaborate locations in the country in the seaside town of Blaine, WA on Thursday morning, July 26, 2018 at 4 a.m.  Located at 530 Peace Portal Drive, the 2,650-square-foot building was inspired by the 19th century historic Blaine lighthouse that once stood at the […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
NW Washington Fair in Lynden offering free admission Aug. 15 to active, retired military personnel

Active-duty retired and veteran military personnel, plus spouses and children who are with them, may enter the 108th Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden for free on Wednesday, Aug. 15, during Armed Forces Day. In addition to complimentary gate admission, Armed Forces Day at the fair will include participation by active-duty personnel and Veterans of Foreign […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
WWU to Host 29th Annual Keybank Viking Night on September 14

The Western Washington University Department of Athletics in Bellingham, WA has announced that the 29th Annual KeyBank Viking Night Dinner & Auction will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018, inside Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus. The annual fundraiser helps raise money to support over 300 student-athletes that compete for WWU’s 15 intercollegiate programs. […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
Bellingham’s Hundred North and Atwood Ales of Blaine Partner for a Field Dinner

Bellingham fine dining restaurant, Hundred North and Belgian style farmhouse brewers, Atwood Ales are partnering to bring the Pacific Northwest its own field dinner, in the style of chef Jim Denevan. Field dinners were conceived to bring diners away from restaurants and to integrate them into the locations where their food is grown: one part […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
City of Bellingham enters agreement to secure recreational use for popular mountain bike location Galbraith Mountain

The City of Bellingham, Whatcom Land Trust, and Galbraith Tree Farm LLC have entered into a purchase and sale agreement that secures the public’s recreational use of up to 65 miles of trails on Galbraith Mountain in perpetuity. Bellingham City Council voted to approve the agreement on Monday night, protecting the mountain from future development. […]

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Bellingham Mayor Announces Second Annual City Center Awards

Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville honored four businesses at the second annual City Center Award Ceremony on July 12 at the Pickford Film Center. These awards showcase and recognize some of the outstanding achievements and exceptional private projects that have led to the revitalization of Bellingham’s City Center Neighborhood (also known as downtown Bellingham). “One of […]

Friday, July 20th, 2018
Astronaut Slated for Kids Math and Science Expo This Fall

The second annual Kids Math and Science Expo in Lynden, WA will feature US Astronaut Wendy Lawrence who will be personally demonstrating the use of a wind tunnel.  The Expo will be Saturday November 3, 2018, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Haggen Expo Building, Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. This popular county wide event includes […]

Friday, July 20th, 2018
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Theatre Presents Chicago Aug. 31 – Sept. 9

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth theatre proudly presents Chicago: High School Edition. Directed by Teri Grimes, this BAAY Pro production showcases talented performers ages 14-17, many of which have received extensive musical theatre, dance, and vocal training through BAAY programs and elsewhere. Chicago follows the story of two performers convicted of murder — Roxie Hart and […]