Press Releases


Monday, November 27th, 2017
Bellingham Music Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

Two local non profits in Bellingham, WA, Pickford Film Center and Make.Shift Art Space, are now accepting submissions for the third annual Bellingham Music Film Festival – a three-day music and film showcase featuring both international and regional talent among filmmakers and musicians. BMFF takes place April 5 – 7, 2018 at both venues and […]

Friday, November 24th, 2017
Portraits with Santa at Holiday Port Festival in Bellingham

Santa will be waiting to hear children‚Äôs wishes and pose for portraits with him at the Holiday Port Festival in Bellingham Dec. 1 – 3, 2017. Portrait photographer Mark Turner will photograph the young, and young at heart, individual, family, or group poses with Santa Claus. Portrait packages including two 5×7 portraits begin at $20, […]

Friday, November 24th, 2017
Bellingham Included in Final Round of National Competition for Energy Savings

Bellingham, WA has landed a spot in as a top 10 finalist in The Georgetown University Energy Prize.¬† Over the past three years, communities across the country came together, in the spirit of friendly competition, to significantly raise the bar on energy efficiency in the contest hosted by Georgetown University. The energy competition that had […]

Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Boundary Bay Brewery Drunkin Punkin Pies Available for Delivery

  The ever-popular Drunkin Punkin Pie from Boundary Bay Brewery¬† in Bellingham is currently available for delivery and pickup through November 23, just in time for Thanksgiving.¬† Made in-house from local pumpkins grown by Cloud Mountain Farms and Hopewell Farms, these holiday desserts are packed with flavor featuring warm spices and a splash of Boundary […]

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
David Archer appointed GM of B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar

David Archer, who has more than 20 years of management experience in Whatcom County‚Äôs hospitality industry, has been appointed General¬†Manager of B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar in Bellingham, WA. Archer‚Äôs experience will be key to managing and increasing growth at B-Town, one of the only raw bar destinations in the area and featuring oysters, clams, […]

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Complete Thanksgiving Dinner Offered at Four Points Bellingham

All of the favorite Thanksgiving classics ‚Äď including roasted turkey, homemade stuffing and pumpkin pie ‚Äď will be included in a buffet dinner Thanksgiving Day at the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Drive in Bellingham, WA. The buffet will be offered from noon to 5 p.m. in the hotel‚Äôs […]

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Releases Bottled Bock Beer

Chuckanut Brewery is excited to announce the release of half-liter bottles of Bock beer for the first time at the North Nut brewery (601 W Holly St, Bellingham) and at the South Nut brewery in the heart of Skagit Valley (11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington). The Bock will also be tapped and available on site […]

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
BAAY Presents: The Snow Queen Dec 8 – 17

Join¬†The BAAY Theatre in downtown Bellingham for their performance¬†of The Snow Queen in December. Tickets will be $10 at the door, or you can purchase them online at¬†baay.org Hans Christian Andersen‚Äôs classic fairy tale The Snow Queen comes to life on the BAAY stage this December! Experience this family-friendly tale performed by students ages 9-12. […]

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Lynden PRCA Rodeo donates $42,000 from Tough Enough to Wear Pink drive

The Lynden PRCA Rodeo, presented by the Northwest Washington Fair, recently donated $42,000 to the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center in Bellingham for cancer patient care and research. The contribution is the second-highest total ever raised through 10 years of the rodeo‚Äôs Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign. Contestants, volunteers, and spectators in the Lynden […]

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
38th Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts

Oh what fun! The 38th annual Holiday Festival of the Arts presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County¬† is a five-week long shopping event, Nov. 17 to Dec. 24, 2017 in Bellingham featuring the work of over 100 local artisans and craftspeople. The affordable, locally handmade products range from jewelry, paintings, wearable art, specialty foods, […]

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Bellingham Craft Breweries Win 28 Medals at 2017 National Beer Competitions

Bellingham, WA and its surrounding county are now home to 14 craft breweries producing a variety of high-quality beer styles and many have earned national recognition. In 2017, six Bellingham breweries won a total of 28 medals at three major competitions. Two Bellingham breweries won gold medals at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) […]

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Downtown Bellingham Partnership Presents First Ever Holiday Wine Walk Nov. 10

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership presents their inaugural downtown Holiday Wine Walk.¬† The new event, taking place Friday, November 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., will guide attendees on a tasting tour throughout downtown.¬† Like the spring iteration of the event, Holiday Wine Walk attendees will sample unique wines at 16 different retailers while having […]

Monday, October 9th, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Wins Two Gold Medals at Great American Beer Festival

Chuckanut Brewery¬†in Bellingham, WA was awarded two Gold Medals for their Chuckanut beers at the 2017¬†Great American Beer Festival (GABF). A Gold for Kolsch German style Ale and a Gold for Chuckanut Dunkel Lager were given at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Colorado October 7, 2017. The GABF 2017 had 8,100 entries […]

Monday, October 9th, 2017
Whatcom Events Announces Changes to the Ski to Sea Race 2018

Whatcom Events in Belligham, WA has announced a change to the 2018¬†Ski to Sea Race¬†allowing racers to participate in multiple legs (with a maximum of three legs per individual).¬† Teams will consist of a minimum of three racers and a maximum of eight racers.¬† Individuals may compete in up to three legs for one team […]

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Atwood Ales Farm Brewery Releases Estate-Grown Fresh Hops Ales

Atwood Ales Farm Brewery in Blaine, WA, which produces a variety of ales inspired by old-world French and Belgian farmhouse brewing traditions. is set to release two fresh hops ales produced using hops harvested from their own hopyard, just hundreds of feet away from their brewhouse. In early September, several groups of volunteers assisted the […]

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Arch of Healing and Reconciliation to Honor Diversity and Immigrants in Washington State

Bellingham and Whatcom County, Washington are a connected unit of small communities on a the northwestern edge of America, home to native peoples and immigrants of diverse backgrounds. Since 1921, the International Peace Arch monument between the US and Canada has been located here, in Blaine, WA, to honor the peace and shared ancestry between […]

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Camber Restaurant Opens in Downtown Bellingham

Camber, a microroasting coffee company located in Bellingham, WA, celebrated the grand opening of its new restaurant at 221 Holly Street in downtown Bellingham on Aug. 26, 2017. Owned by David Yake, Andrew Bowman and Todd Elliott, Camber has been roasting coffee in Bellingham for select restaurants and cafes around the country since late 2015, […]

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Opens 42nd Season in Bellingham

Noted violinist Benjamin Beilman will perform Sibelius’ evocative Violin Concerto with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra as they open their 42nd season on¬† Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham. “The Sibelius Concerto is arguably one of the most difficult in the repertoire,” says Music Director Yaniv Attar. “We are […]

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Kuntz and Company Presents THREADS – a Dance Theater Piece Oct. 26 and 27

Kuntz and Company, a non-profit, dance theatre company founded and directed by Pam Kuntz in Bellingham, WA, presents¬†THREADS, a dance theater piece that explores the fabric of memories, Oct. 26 and 27, 2017 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham. Do you remember that shirt your father used to wear while working […]

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Whatcom Celebrates I ‚ô• STEM Month with October Events

Today, a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degree equals career opportunity. Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA strengthens the local and regional talent pool in these critically important fields through relevant degrees and certificates, scholarship opportunities, and programs for middle and high school students. In October, WCC will celebrate I ‚ô• STEM Month with […]

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
2017 Sustainable Design and Development Conference

On Nov. 9, 2017, the Sustainable Design & Development Conference hosted by Sustainable Connections returns to Bellingham, WA, as one of the premier green building conferences in the Northwest. This conference focuses on the most advanced measures of sustainability, and embodies the principals of the Living Building Challenge. This year, building professionals of all kinds […]

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
September Eat Local Month Restaurant Week

Sustainable Connections invites all to participate in September Eat Local Month‚Äôs last hurrah with Restaurant week in Bellingham, from Sunday, Sept. 24 to Saturday, Sept. 30. Nineteen restaurants have dreamed up locally sourced specials, with 50% or more of the ingredients coming from Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan or Island Counties. Explore new dishes with classic […]

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Evil Dead The Musical Brings its Horrific Hilarity to Mount Baker Theatre Main Stage

Mount Baker Theatre¬†in Bellingham, WA presents Evil Dead-The Musical for a one-night engagement, Saturday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are now available for this macabre musical comedy based on one of the most beloved cult franchises in the history of cinema:¬† Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness. In this gleeful, gore-filled […]

Monday, September 18th, 2017
WWU Alumnus TJ Martin Emmy-winning Film LA 92 Showing at Pickford Oct. 19 and 27

Western Washington University alumnus and Oscar winner TJ Martin won an Emmy Saturday for his National Geographic documentary ‚ÄúLA 92.‚ÄĚ Martin, a graduate of Western‚Äôs Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies in Bellingham, co-created ‚ÄúLA 92‚ÄĚ with longtime directing partner and fellow Oscar-winner Dan Lindsay. Their film ‚ÄúUndefeated‚ÄĚ earned the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in […]

Friday, September 15th, 2017
Cloud Mountain Farm Center Welcomes Autumn with Fall Fruit Festival Oct. 7 – 8

Cloud Mountain Farm Center in Everson, WA is hosting their annual Fall Fruit Festival on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come experience the farm firsthand with your family and friends and savor the bounty of our region.¬† This family-friendly event […]

Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Vikings to Host Doubleheader Soccer Saturday at Harrington Field

The Western Washington University soccer programs will each host games at Harrington Field in Bellingham on Saturday and fans are encouraged to cheer on the Vikings with a two-for-one ticket admission special offer that includes a t-shirt and poster giveaways. The doubleheader on Saturday (Sept. 16) starts with the top-ranked WWU women‚Äôs soccer team playing […]

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Bellingham Theatre Guild presents ‚ÄúThe Mousetrap‚ÄĚ Sept 22 to Oct 8, 2017

The Bellingham Theatre Guild engages the community to create live theatre experiences in Bellingham, and they are back with a fun story to¬†tell, as they present The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, directed by Dee Dee O‚ÄôConnor. A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, and one of them is […]

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Taylor Shellfish Farms: Hiakai Pop-Up Dinner Featuring New Zealand Chef Sept 23 and 24

Join Taylor Shellfish Farms¬†near Bellingham, WA for a special two-night only pop-up dinner series with New Zealand chef, Monique Fiso, on September 23 and 24, 2017. The dinner will be held at the picturesque Taylor Shellfish Farm Store in Bow overlooking Samish Bay. Hiakai is a pop-up series devoted to the exploration and development of […]

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Action-filled Demolition Derby set Sept. 23 at NW Washington Fair and Event Center

Drivers will be smashing and crashing ‚Äď and some will be cashing ‚Äď Saturday, Sept. 23 during the Fall Demo Derby at the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center in Lynden. ‚ÄúThe Fall Demo Derby is ideal for fans who can‚Äôt get enough of this great action and for those who weren‚Äôt able to attend […]

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Collaborates with Bottleshop Collective to brew Old Fest

Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA has collaborated with the Bottleshop Collective to brew an old style Oktoberfest beer called Old Fest. This collaboration is with Bellingham bottle shop friends Elizabeth Station, Chuck‚Äôs Hop Shops, Beer Junction, Bottleworks, Beer Authority, Special Brews, Edison City, Malt & Vine, Teku Tavern and Pint Defiance (Tacoma). They have decided […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
The Whatcom Museum Receives $60,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts in support of 2018-2019 Endangered Species Exhibition

  The Whatcom Museum has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of the upcoming exhibition, “Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity,” which will be on exhibit September 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019, in the Lightcatcher building. The grant will assist the Museum […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
Whatcom Museum Presents Art of the American West Sept. 30, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018

This fall, the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA, will present 75 artworks on loan from the Tacoma Art Museum, featuring works of western American art, including bronze sculptures and paintings. “Art of the American West: Highlights of the Haub Family Collection from the Tacoma Art Museum” will be on exhibit at the Lightcatcher building September […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
Four Points Bellingham appoints Mudd-Keenan as Director of Sales and Marketing

  Lisa Mudd-Keenan, who has extensive experience in the hospitality and travel industries, has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center. Mudd-Keenan previously served in the position when the property was owned by Fred Poppe and for the last 14 years has been involved with […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
Bellingham SeaFeast 2017: Dining, Boat Rides, People’s Choice Salmon, SeaFeast Wharf, and Games

New features of the second annual Bellingham SeaFeast, scheduled Sept. 22-23, range from special dining to artistic to educational to just crazy fun. Several new activities sprinkle the lineup with attractions that aim to top the draw of last year‚Äôs inaugural family-friendly festival when more than 6,000 visited Squalicum Harbor and Zuanich Point Park. New […]

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Bellingham SeaFeast 2017 Introduces SeaFeed, Taste the Sea; Tickets Available Online

Food lovers will savor some new events featured in the second annual Bellingham SeaFeast, scheduled Sept. 22-23 in downtown Bellingham and at Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham. Organizers anticipate topping last year‚Äôs 6,000-plus attendance bolstered by new foodie activities, including ticketed SeaFeed at the Square, and Taste the Sea: A Sustainable Seafood Experience. Also, new ticketed […]

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
Owner of Appel Farms in Ferndale Recognized as American Cheese Society’s Certified Cheese Professional

Appel Farms is proud to announce that owner, Ruth Appel is among the 2017 class of American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professionals¬ģ (ACS CCPs¬ģ). She is part of an elite group of individuals who passed the 7th ACS Certified Cheese Professional¬ģ Exam. The exam was held on July 26, 2017, in Denver, CO. ACS CCPs¬ģ […]

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
Purls and Pop-Ups: Whatcom County Gets Its Own Annual Yarn Crawl

A group of Whatcom County local yarn stores announced that the first ever Purls & Pop-Ups, a one-day Whatcom County yarn crawl, will occur on September 16, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at three locally owned yarn stores: Apple Yarns and Northwest Yarns in Bellingham, WA, and Wear on Earth in Lynden, WA. […]

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Taps Fest Bier 2017

It‚Äôs getting to be Oktoberfest time and Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA is celebrating. We‚Äôve been working on our recipe all year and now they are releasing our golden Fest Bier all over Puget Sound. Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen (North Nut), Bellingham, and Chuckanut Brewery‚Äôs South Nut Tap Room at the Port of Skagit Airport […]

Monday, August 28th, 2017
‚ÄėCoded Threads: Textiles and Technology‚Äô begins Sept. 27 in the Western Gallery

Western Gallery, on the campus of Western Washington University¬†in Bellingham, will host ‚ÄúCoded Threads: Textile and Technology,‚ÄĚ which brings together 14 well-known artists integrating textiles with technology, from Sept. 27 to Dec. 8, 2017. The exhibition features the work of Lia Cook, Linda Hutchins, Robin Kang, Sheila Klein,¬†Barbara Layne and Lauren Osmond, Maggie Orth,¬†Devorah¬†Sperber, Reiko¬†Sudo, […]

Friday, August 25th, 2017
Boundary Bay Brewery and Cloud Mountain Farms Present Farm to Plate Partnership Aug 30 – Sept 3

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro and Cloud Mountain Farm Center are partnering to bring a farm-to-plate menu to Bellingham, showcasing a variety of locally grown ingredients. The farm-to-plate special will be available at Boundary Bay‚Äôs restaurant from Aug 30 to Sept 3, 2017. Boundary Bay will donate 20% of the sales from the specials to […]