Press Releases


Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Hotel Bellwether Wine Tasting Social Features 20 Spanish Wines March 14

The Hotel Bellwether and Lighthouse Grill in Bellingham, WA is bringing five dynamic wineries to the Admiral Garden Room on Thursday, March 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and featuring Spanish wines. After ten years of hard work, the modest 16th-century stone-built bodega of the Pesquera Group and Alejandro Wines planted the seed for what […]

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
Best Western Plus Bellingham Airport Hotel Opens

Best Western¬ģ Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the opening of the Best Western Plus Bellingham Airport Hotel owned by Today‚Äôs VI, LLC after completing a multi-million dollar renovation. The hotel is located 3985 Bennett Drive, Bellingham adjacent to the Bellingham International Airport property. The public is invited to tour the Best Western Plus […]

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
Willowbrook Manor Opens as English Tea House, Chamomile Farm and Glamping in Washington State

Built as a labor of love and carefully tended, Willowbrook Manor will open for its second season this spring as an English Tea House, Chamomile Farm and glamping location, just off the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) in Sedro Woolley, WA, 26 miles southeast of Bellingham. The English Tea experience will begin with Tea […]

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
2019 Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival Toasts Medal Winners Aug. 10

Over 150 wines from up to 55 Pacific Northwest wineries will be served at the 4th Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival on August 10, 2019 in Bellingham, WA. This year‚Äôs Festival returns to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Ballroom in Bellingham and is produced by the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation. In addition to […]

Monday, February 4th, 2019
Nick Biello and the Vagabond Sextet at Sylvia Center for the Arts Feb. 13

Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center presents NYC saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist and composer Nick Biello at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2019 at Sylvia Center for the Arts in Bellingham, WA. Hailed as “a brash new voice to New York’s vibrant jazz scene,” by AllAboutJazz.com, Biello’s compositions and arrangements have been performed by artists such as Stevie Wonder, […]

Friday, February 1st, 2019
Cloud Mountain’s nursery opens for the 2019 season!

Cloud Mountain Farm Center at¬†6906 Goodwin Rd., Everson, WA is now open for the 2019 growing season. The Cloud Mountain Farm Center Nursery is recognized regionally for growing over 75% of the plants they sell and offering over 600 varieties of fruit plants, ornamentals, drought tolerant plants, and plants that draw beneficial pollinators. For fruit […]

Friday, February 1st, 2019
Washington Tourism Alliance Named Official Tourism Marketing Organization for WA State

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced that the Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) has been awarded a five-year contract to provide tourism marketing services for the State of Washington, effectively immediately. The WTA, a private, 501[c]6 organization led by the state tourism industry, will assume the role of official statewide destination marketing organization with the […]

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Bellingham Beer and Music Festival Presents Radio Isn’t Dead, June 29, 2019

‚ÄúRadio Isn‚Äôt Dead‚ÄĚ will be the theme for the Sixth Annual Bellingham Beer and Music Festival at the North Bellingham Golf Course tent pavilion on June 29, 2019. The Festival will run from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m, and include up to 35 different breweries pouring up to 80 different beers. Up to four different bands […]

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Sweetheart Dinner at Chuckanut Brewery, Feb. 14

Valentine‚Äôs Day is the perfect opportunity to show your sweetheart how much you care and what better way to do that than a special dinner for two at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W Holly St, Bellingham. The Kitchen is offering a romantic 3-course prix fixe dinner with beer pairing suggestions the evening of February […]

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
Recreation Northwest EXPO Offers Free Admission on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019

The Recreation Northwest EXPO is ready to deliver fun for free to the public in Bellingham, WA. With more than 70 exhibitors expected, the EXPO is your opportunity to connect with leaders in the outdoor recreation community at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal at 355 Harris Ave., on Saturday, February 23 from 11:00 a.m. ‚Äď 5:00 […]

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
Community invited to Treaty of Point Elliott panel event Jan. 25 at Whatcom Community College

Signed in 1855, the Treaty of Point Elliott is an integral part of the history of the greater Puget Sound and has had tremendous impacts on the tribal rights, culture, livelihood, and history as well as the traditional lands of tribes within the region. A panel discussion, held 3-5 p.m. on Jan. 25 in Whatcom […]

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Presents: The Firebird, Feb. 1 – 3 and 8 – 10

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth presents a theatrical adaptation of the Slavic folktale, The Firebird in Feb. 2019. A long time ago, in a distant land far from here, lived a Tsar named Vyslav. After catching glimpses of a magical creature whose feathers light up the sky, Vyslav sends his three sons on a quest […]

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
Chrysalis Spa December Donation to NAMI Whatcom

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa presented their December 2018 spa donation in the amount of $2,000 to the Whatcom affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI, the nation‚Äôs largest grassroots mental health organization, is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The local affiliate offers a […]

Friday, January 18th, 2019
Western Libraries Hosts ‚ÄėHello, Dear Enemy‚Äô Through March 22

An exhibit of printed posters featuring images and text from picture books that provide an international perspective on conflict, peace, and humanity, will be on display at Western Washington University Libraries on campus Galleries 2, 3, and 4, in Bellingham through March 22, 2019. An opening celebration reception with refreshments will be held on Wednesday, […]

Thursday, January 17th, 2019
Whatcom Museum Welcomes New Education and Curatorial Staff

The Whatcom Museum in Bellingham is pleased to announce the addition of four new staff members. In the fall, the Museum hired Sarah Hart as the Education and Engagement Manager, Drew Whatley as the Museum Educator and Cyndi O‚ÄôBrien as the Family Interactive Gallery Educator and Floor Supervisor. Joining the Museum staff this January is […]

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Fan Fest to move to Birch Bay for 2019

Each August for the past 4 years Hawks fans from around the Pacific Northwest have gathered to celebrate Fan Fest.¬†For 2019, the 5th annual Fan Fest event will be held in beautiful Birch Bay, WA, Aug. 16-18, 2019. Professional football fans can enjoy event favorites including Preseason football game viewing, VIP Golf Tournament, vendors, live […]

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Allegiant Airlines Announces Nonstop Flights from Bellingham to Anchorage

Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces service from Bellingham International Airport (BLI) to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) beginning May 22, 2019. To celebrate, the company is offering fares on the new route as low as $59* each way. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre thrilled to grow in Bellingham by adding this new service to Anchorage,‚ÄĚ said Drew Wells, […]

Monday, January 14th, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Bellingham to Recognize “Mothers of the Movement”

The City of Bellingham’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. event will celebrate “Mothers of the Movement” this year with a program centered on the role of women and women of color in the Civil Rights Movement, the struggle of women of color in the modern world, and how the harmonious ring of Dr. King’s dream […]

Friday, January 11th, 2019
Bowls Abound in Barkley Village as MIX Restaurant Opens Second Bellingham Location

  Whatcom County‚Äôs second MIX restaurant is now open at 2925 Newmarket Street in the thriving Barkley Village neighborhood of Bellingham. MIX offers fresh, made-to-order salads, hot broth bowls, and innovative MIXwiches featuring fresh ingredients wrapped up in a warm flatbread. The fast-casual restaurant adds a unique dining option to the area, with locally sourced […]

Friday, January 11th, 2019
Aslan Brewing To Open Taproom in Seattle

Coming Summer 2019 – Aslan Brewing Seattle! Located in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood, this new taproom will serve exclusive organic beer brewed by and delivered directly from Aslan Brewing Company in Bellingham. Soon, Aslan will be able to give the Seattle community access to a wider selection of seasonal offerings, barrel projects, and […]

Thursday, January 10th, 2019
Chuckanut Brewery Beers for January 2019

Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA is starting the new year off with some delicious unusual and traditional ales and lager beers. The year-round standards like Pilsner, Kolsch, Vienna Lager and the Alt Bier continue to be released throughout the year during 2019, but there are some new and collaboration beers available as well. Chuckanut‚Äôs January […]

Thursday, January 10th, 2019
Whatcom Community College Recent Athletic Honors Include National Scholar Award

Whatcom Community College soccer player Camron Miller was selected to the 2018 Junior College Men‚Äôs Scholar All-America Team by the United Soccer Coaches Association. Student athletes are selected by a national committee based on their cumulative GPA, proven athletic ability, and contributions to their team‚Äôs success. Camron, from Snohomish, is the first athlete in college […]

Thursday, January 10th, 2019
Hotel Bellwether Creates “Month of Love” for February 2019

Join us at the Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, WA for a month of delicious menus, special rates, and beautiful memories as you share the beautifully dedicated month of February with your loved one. Sharing time with that special someone in your life in an intimate and romantic setting surrounded by views of the bay and […]

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
Winter 2019 Exhibitions at the Whatcom Museum Feature Washington’s World War II History and Artists’ Responses to Landscape

The Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA will host two exhibitions at the Museum campus this winter: Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom. at Old City Hall, January 19 ‚Äď April 14, 2019 and Bellingham National 2019: Water‚Äôs Edge on exhibit at the Lightcatcher building February 2 ‚Äď May 19, 2019. While these are two […]

Monday, January 7th, 2019
2019 Ski to Sea Race Registration is Open

Whatcom Events in¬†Bellingham, WA¬†is pleased to announce registration for the¬†47th¬†Annual Ski to Sea Race, from Mt. Baker Ski Area to Bellingham Bay, is now open.¬† Registration opened Jan. 4 and 50 have already registered.¬† The big day is Sunday May 26, 2019. The 3-8 racer team relay race features 7 sports highlighting Whatcom County’s iconic […]

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham Announces New Year’s Resolutions: Exclusive Hotel Rates and Dining During the Month of January 2019

Wine and dine yourself in style as you welcome in the New Year with New Year‚Äôs Resolutions at the Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham.¬† As we kick off 2019, enjoy incredible packages with the ultimate experience at this beautifully serene location surrounded by views of Bellingham, the Salish Sea, mountains and the San Juan islands. Visit […]

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
Bellingham Breweries Release Resilience IPA to Benefit Camp Fire Recovery Efforts in California

On Wednesday, December 19, two Bellingham breweries Boundary Bay Brewing Co. and Wander Brewing are each releasing Resilience IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company‚Äôs nationwide fundraising brew. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company created the recipe for Resilience IPA and invited the craft beer community to brew and donate proceeds to benefit the communities affected by the wildfires. […]

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
Bellewood Acres Welcomes New Family Ownership

A family that wants to increase awareness of agriculture and how food gets to our tables recently became co-owners of Whatcom County‚Äôs Bellewood Acres. Eric and Julie Abel, plus their son and daughter-in-law Blake and Janelle Abel, recently acquired Bellewood Acres with founders John and Dorie Belisle. Bellewood Acres includes 62 acres with apple and […]

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
Chuckanut Brewery Beers for December

Toast to all the love that abounds this holiday season with a great beer. Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham announces numerous new beers available in December, including: Schwarzbier, Oat Lager, Baltic Porter, Dunkel, New World German Hop Ale, Asian Style Lager, Fest Beer, and Bock. Lucky for all of us the Schwarzbier will be out in […]

Monday, December 17th, 2018
Larry the Cable Guy to Perform at 2019 Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden

Larry the Cable Guy, one of the country‚Äôs top stand-up comedians, will perform Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden, WA. Known for his blue-collar humor and ‚ÄúGit-R-Done‚ÄĚ catchphrase, Larry the Cable Guy has made millions of people laugh for […]

Monday, December 17th, 2018
Bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann returns for Mozart’s Birthday with the Whatcom Symphony, Jan. 27

Grammy-nominated bassoonist and former Blaine resident Martin Kuuskmann will join the Whatcom Symphony in Bellingham, WA on January 27, 2019 for Happy Birthday, Amadeus! The joyful tribute to the prolific composer will begin with Symphony No. 2 by Mozart’s contemporary, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, also known as Joseph Bologne.¬†Born the son of an aristocratic French plantation […]

Monday, December 17th, 2018
Local libraries, Village Books announce Whatcom READS 2019 Events

Whatcom READS ‚Äď Whatcom County‚Äôs premier annual literary series ‚Äď presents its 11th title, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan. Though set in 1910, the story of the nation‚Äôs largest wildfire and the birth of the national conservation movement is a timely, provocative story sure to spur […]

Monday, December 17th, 2018
Bellingham’s Oldest Fitness Facility Celebrates 45 Years and a Major Remodel and Expansion

December 16, 2018 marked the 45th anniversary for the Bellingham Training and Tennis Club, but it now looks like a brand new facility.¬† Over the last five years, owners Doug and Robin Robertson have invested over $2 million for a complete face lift and a 2800-square-foot addition to the Club that doubled its fitness area. […]

Friday, December 14th, 2018
U.S. Department of Education awards Whatcom Community College more than $2 million in grants

The United States Department of Education (DOE) has awarded Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA two grants that total more than $2 million. The grants support many of WCC‚Äôs long-term goals to strengthen teaching and learning, student success, career preparation, and equitable student outcomes. ‚ÄúStrengthening Institutions‚ÄĚ is a five-year Title III grant worth $2.25 million. […]

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Spark Museum Wins Bellingham 2018 Tourism Business of the Year

Spark Museum of Electrical Invention has won the 2018 Tourism Business of the Year presented by Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism. Spark Museum presents one of the largest exhibits of early electrical apparatus in the world, on display in Bellingham, WA, including many one of a kind pieces such as Thomas Edison‚Äôs first successful light bulb, […]

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
BAAY Presents: Urinetown

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth children’s theater presents the bold musical comedy, Urinetown, performed by senior students ages 13-16 Performances run January 11-13 and 18-20 at the BAAY Theatre in Bellingham, WA . Premiering in 2001 at the New York International Fringe Festival, Urinetown played on Broadway and went on to win three Tony Awards. […]

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
NW Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting Feb. 19, 2019

Sustainable Connections invites all food businesses, farmers and fishermen to the NW Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting on February 19, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, WA. The Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting brings together 180+ farmers, fishermen, food artisans, restaurants, grocers, and others interested in sourcing local ingredients or selling […]

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
Skylark’ s Hidden Cafe acquired by Bellingham’s Brad Haggen

A longtime Fairhaven District restaurant will continue to have local ownership after its acquisition today by Brad Haggen of Bellingham. Skylark‚Äôs Hidden Caf√©, a favorite of Bellingham residents and tourists since 1995, was purchased by Haggen from Don White. Terms were not disclosed. Haggen said there was much to like about the family restaurant. ‚ÄúFirst […]

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
Join the Shellebration: Second Year of Open Shellfish Harvesting in Drayton Harbor

Join Blaine, WA and celebrate the two-year anniversary of lifted shellfish harvesting restrictions in Drayton Harbor. The public is invited to attend the Drayton Harbor Shellebration on Friday, December 14 from 4:00 ‚Äď 6:00 p.m. at the G Street Plaza located in downtown Blaine. This free event will include refreshments, oyster samples courtesy of the […]

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
Bellingham Farmers Market Continues Saturdays Through Dec. 22 – Fresh, Local, Festive!

The days are getting colder and darker, but there is still plenty of light and warmth at the Bellingham Farmers Market each Saturday! There are four more Markets before the end of 2018. And there is plenty to choose from, too, with over 60 farmers, crafters, and food vendors at the Market from 10 a.m. […]

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
Honey Salon and Gallery in Bellingham presents ‚ÄúPapercuts ‚ÄĚ Artwork by Aaron Brick

Honey Salon and Gallery is proud to present ‚ÄúPapercuts,‚ÄĚ a new collection by Aaron Brick. This new collection is made up of cut paper pieces that are based off of portraits of women. He will also showcase several paintings, in juxtaposition, of male creatives particularly of underground culture. Refreshments, artist meet and greet, and more […]

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
Vision and Voices Series: Forgotten Films from Cinema’s Women Directors

  VISIONS & VOICES: Forgotten Films from Cinema’s Women Directors¬†is a silent film series¬†presented by CASCADIA International Women‚Äôs Film Festival in Bellingham, WA. We are currently one of only two film festivals in the United States that exclusively feature women-directed films. The series takes place monthly beginning Dec. 2, 2018 through Mar. 8, 2019. VISIONS […]

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
WWU Volleyball Head Coach Named Coach of the Year

Western Washington University head volleyball coach Diane Flick-Williams has been named the 2018 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II West Region Coach of the Year. This marks the third time Flick-Williams has been named the AVCA West Region Coach of the Year in her 19 seasons leading the Vikings, also earning the prestigious award […]

Monday, November 19th, 2018
Hotel Bellwether’s Premier Wine Tasting Social Announces December Wineries

The Hotel Bellwether and Lighthouse Grill in Bellingham, WA are bringing four incredible wineries to the hotel’s Compass Wine Room for¬† a Premier Wine Tasting Social on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This month features Three Rivers Winery, Chalk Hill, The Four Graces Winery, and Treveri Cellars.¬†Ticket prices are $30 plus […]

Monday, November 19th, 2018
Boundary Bay Brewery’s Winter Seasonal Beer, Cabin Fever, Highlights Local Artist

Boundary Bay Brewery‚Äôs newly released winter seasonal beer six-packs, Cabin Fever, features artwork from Bellingham artist Evan Whitehead. Whitehead, a Bellingham native, who been an artist for 20 years (self taught), now owns a freelance business, Evergreen Artwork. His work features familiar expressive landscapes inspired by¬†the beauty of nature, particularly local mountains, using acrylic on […]