Downtown Bellingham

Downtown Bellingham is nestled right beside Bellingham Bay with ongoing waterfront public space development and a walk and bike trail connecting it to Fairhaven Village

While exploring Downtown Bellingham, you'll find the Arts District, the Farmer's Market, unique public art, specialty shopping, fine dining, breweries and cideries, a historic hotel, and endless entertainment – all within walking distance from one other!

Get a taste of Rick Steves exploring the Fairhaven and Downtown Arts Districts of Bellingham, touring exhibits, and even soaking up some historic maritime culture in the uppermost Pacific Northwest. 

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Parking in Downtown Bellingham is convenient with easy-to-use pay stations, meters, and privately owned parking options. You can also use the PaybyPhone app to pay for parking with ease. 

For longer stays and off-street parking, the first floor of the Commercial Street Parking Garage at 1300 Commercial Street offers full-day parking. The parking garage is centrally located right in the heart of Downtown Bellingham, within two to five blocks of most restaurants and attractions. 

Learn more about pricing and parking in Downtown Bellingham here.  

MO FUN Mondays!
Monday, Jun 17, 2024
7 - 9 p.m.
World's Best Trivia at Culture Cafe
Monday, Jun 17, 2024
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Aslan Depot Jazz Night
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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The Mount Baker Theatre in Downtown Bellingham’s Art District is the largest performing arts facility of its kind north of Seattle. A beautifully restored 1927 architectural treasure, listed on the register of National Historic Places, the theatre is dedicated to showcasing some of the best live performing artists on both the professional and community levels for audiences in the North Puget Sound area and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

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Learn even more about Downtown Bellingham by taking a self-guided walking tour! 

Follow along with an audio tour and digital booklet on your mobile device or purchase a physical copy of the walking tour booklet at Whatcom Museum's Store.

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