Event Calendar

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism provides a centralized online calendar for visitor-friendly events throughout Whatcom County. On the calendar below, click the dates surrounded by circle to view events for that day. Or use the search feature to find events by category, location or in a date range.

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Oct 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018

Susan Bennerstrom at The Inn at Lynden

Location: The Inn at Lynden, The Inn at Lynden,
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Jansen Art Center, in partnership with The Inn at Lynden, is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Bellingham artist Susan Bennerstrom. Paintings by Susan Bennerstrom will be on...More
Nov 17, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017

Allied Arts Festival of the Arts

Location: Allied Arts Festival of the Arts, Allied Arts Festival of the Arts,
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Holiday Festival of the Arts is a five-week-long indoor arts festival featuring 100 artisans from our region. Aside from vendors selling their wares, the festival boasts live music and...More
Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017

The Christmas Schooner

Location: Bellingham Theatre Guild, Bellingham Theatre Guild,
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Take a ride on The Christmas Schooner! Everyone will enjoy this heart-warming story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with...More
Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 2, 2017

Art on Tap

Location: Altility Art Studio, Altility Art Studio,
Time: 12:00 am
Get your Holiday Shopping done locally! Join us in Bellingham's Alley District for the 6th Annual Art on Tap Holiday extravaganza. This year's event will feature art and craft vendors...More
Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017

Holiday Port Festival

Location: Bellingham Cruise Terminal, BellinghamBellingham Cruise Terminal, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Holiday Port Festival is a free, family-friendly event held the weekend of December 1, 2, and 3, 2017 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. The festival is open to the...More
Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 2, 2017

Handmade Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar

Location: Goff Building, BlaineGoff Building, Blaine
Time: 8:00 am
A Christmas bazaar of all handmade items including jewelry, knitted and fabric crafts, fine art, wood crafts, photo cards and home baked cookies!. The Bazaar will also feature a wide...More
Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017

Allied Arts Holiday Festival Showcase

Location: Allied Arts of Whatcom County Gallery, Allied Arts of Whatcom County Gallery,
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our annual Holiday Festival of the Arts has been a Whatcom County tradition for 38 years and this year we have decided to make it even bigger! In addition to...More
Dec 1, 2017 - Jan 20, 2018

Frank G Craig, The Man and His Work

Location: Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, BellinghamFourth Corner Frames & Gallery, Bellingham
Time: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Frank G Craig, The Man and His Work Frank G Craig will be our featured artist in December. His art career began in the 1930’s during the Great Depression and...More
Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017

Fairhaven Winterfest

Location: Historic Fairhaven District, Historic Fairhaven District,
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Celebrate your winter holidays in the Historic Fairhaven District through December 23rd! Ongoing through December 23: Horse Drawn Carriage Rides: Each Saturday (weather permitting) from 12-3pm free carriage rides will...More
Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 2, 2017

Christmas Market: Craft & Vendor Show

Location: Bakerview Square, Bakerview Square,
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doors are open: December 1st - Friday 5-9pm December 2nd - Saturday 10-8pm We are thrilled to provide you with a fun, creative and local shopping experience. We have been...More
Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 2, 2017

Holiday Express on Ice

Location: Bellingham Sportsplex, Bellingham Sportsplex,
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bellingham Figure Skating Club presents The Holiday Express on Ice. Featuring our Learn to skate Academy, WWU skating Team and our own local talented club members. We invite you...More
Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 2, 2017

Holiday Express On ICE

Location: Bellingham Sportsplex, Bellingham Sportsplex,
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Bellingham Figure Skating Club presents The Holiday Express on Ice. Featuring our Learn to skate Academy, WWU skating Team and our own local talented club members. We invite you...More
Dec 2, 2017

Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony

Location: Depot Market Square, Depot Market Square,
Time: 12:00 am
Celebrate the holidays with our annual Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony! In partnership with the City of Bellingham, winter festivities will feature photos with Santa, hot cocoa and cookies, ornament makings...More
Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017

Santa Paws Photos

Location: Mud Bay, WhatcomMud Bay, Whatcom
Time: 8:00 am
Bring your companion animal for a visit and photo with Santa Paws Sat. Dec 2nd or Sun. Dec. 3rd from 11-3 at Mud Bay in Bellingham. Dogs must be on...More
Dec 2, 2017

4th Annual Breakfast with Santa

Location: Birchwood Presbyterian Church, WhatcomBirchwood Presbyterian Church, Whatcom
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
On December 2, 2017, we are having our Fourth annual “Breakfast with Santa” at Birchwood Presbyterian Church, to benefit CHI’s overall international adoption efforts with this year’s focus on our...More
Dec 2, 2017

NSEA Community Work Party

Location: Squalicum Creek along a section of the Bay to Baker Trail, BellinghamSqualicum Creek along a section of the Bay to Baker Trail, Bellingham
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join NSEA and City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation in improving salmon habitat along Squalicum Creek by planting native trees and shrubs and removing invasive vegetation! Park at the end...More
Dec 2, 2017

Winter Wonderland Tour of Trees

Location: The Leopold, The Leopold,
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Bellingham Senior Activity Center, a program of the Whatcom Council on Aging, will host the Festival of Trees. This is a beloved community event that encompasses the spirt of...More
Dec 2, 2017

Chainsaw Carving Demos and Open Studio

Location: Tomas Vrba Studio, Tomas Vrba Studio,
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit the new studio and outdoor gallery of award-winning chainsaw sculptor Tomas Vrba. Saturdays in December, watch the artist carve with a chainsaw and turn salvaged logs into works of...More
Dec 2, 2017

Holiday Harbor Lights Festival

Location: H Street Plaza, BlaineH Street Plaza, Blaine
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Family fun abounds at this annual holiday event in the seaside town of Blaine featuring live music, community caroling, arts & crafts bazaar, horse & trolley rides, library book sale,...More
Dec 2, 2017

Holiday Open House

Location: Morrison Glass Art, Morrison Glass Art,
Time: 10:00 am
Morrison Glass Art is celebrating the Holidays with an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Join us for live glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments! Fun...More
Dec 2, 2017

Whatcom Art Market Featured Artist

Location: Whatcom Art Market, BellinghamWhatcom Art Market, Bellingham
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Suzannah Gusukuma of Lightning Tree Designs is our featured artist for the week of November27 - December3. Suzannah creates unique handcrafted wooden handbags, decorated by use of electric current. She...More
Dec 2, 2017

Art of the American West

Location: Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, BellinghamWhatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This fall, the Whatcom Museum will feature a selection of artwork on loan from the Tacoma Art Museum, featuring works of Western American Art. The Haub Family Collection of Western...More
Dec 2, 2017

Deck the Old City Hall

Location: Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall, BellinghamWhatcom Museum, Old City Hall, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Get in the holiday spirit with the Whatcom Museum’s annual festivities! Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View decorated trees, take your picture with Santa,...More
Dec 2, 2017

John M. Edson Hall of Birds

Location: Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall, BellinghamWhatcom Museum, Old City Hall, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Whatcom Museum's founding collection of mounted birds is reinterpreted as an educational experience at Old City Hall. Designed in collaboration with the North Cascades Audubon Society, the new exhibit...More
Dec 2, 2017

Visit Wally the Museum Mouse

Location: Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall, BellinghamWhatcom Museum, Old City Hall, Bellingham
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Say hello to Wally the Museum Mouse, our beloved Museum mascot! He’ll be spreading holiday cheer, and taking photos, by the big holiday tree in the Rotunda Room of Old...More
Dec 2, 2017

Docent Tour: People of Sea and Cedar

Location: Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, BellinghamWhatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, Bellingham
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Learn more about our permanent exhibition, People of the Sea and Cedar: A Journey Through the History and Cultures of the Tribes of the Northwest Coast. Our docents are gifted...More
Dec 2, 2017

Holiday Concert & Silent Auction

Location: Unity Spiritual Center, Unity Spiritual Center,
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holiday Concert and Silent Auction Saturday, December 2 from 6-8 pm at Unity. Kick off the holidays with a wide variety of musical entertainment at USC!!! Featuring the sounds and...More
Dec 2, 2017

Lynden Lighted Christmas Parade

Location: Front St Lynden, Front St Lynden,
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Usher in the Holiday Season with a dazzling display of lights, trucks, cars, floats, wagons and farm equipment. An Event not to miss!More
Dec 2, 2017

Festival of Trees

Location: The Leopold Crystal Ballrom, BellinghamThe Leopold Crystal Ballrom, Bellingham
Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bellingham Senior Activity Center, a program of the Whatcom Council on Aging, will host the Festival of Trees on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The Festival of Trees is a...More
Dec 2, 2017

Winter White - Opus Performing Arts

Location: Mount Baker Theatre, Mount Baker Theatre,
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
An elegant and entertaining ballet performance accessible to the entire family, Winter White features excerpts from classical ballets (La Sylphide, Sleeping Beauty and more) plus original contemporary ballet works to...More
Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017

Winter White - Opus Performing Arts

Location: Mount Baker Theatre, Mount Baker Theatre,
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Opus is proud to present Winter White 2017 at Mount Baker Theatre. An elegant and entertaining ballet performance accessible to the entire family, Winter White features excerpts from classical ballets...More

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