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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Feb 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America

Location: Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, BellinghamWhatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America chronicles a history of American basketry from its origins in Native American, immigrant, and slave communities to its presence within the contemporary fine art world....More
Mar 17, 2018 - May 14, 2018

Call To Artists : Cup Show Submissions

Location: Jansen Art Center, LyndenJansen Art Center, Lynden
Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
CALL TO ARTISTS: CUP SHOW The Jansen Art Center is now accepting submissions for the 6th Annual Cup Show. Ceramic artists are encouraged to submit up to 3 pieces for...More
Mar 17, 2018 - May 14, 2018

Call To Artists: Summer Juried Exhibit

Location: Jansen Art Center, LyndenJansen Art Center, Lynden
Time: 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
CALL TO ARTISTS: SUMMER JURIED EXHIBIT The Jansen Art Center is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Summer Juried Exhibit. The Juried Exhibits are open to the public as a...More
Apr 30, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Childrens Book Week & Screen Free Week

Location: Village Books, BellinghamVillage Books, Bellingham
Time: All Day
Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect. Village...More
Apr 30, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Children's Book Week & Screen-Free Week

Location: Village Books, BellinghamVillage Books, Bellingham
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young...More
May 4, 2018 - May 26, 2018

From the Hands of Dorothy Deets

Location: Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, BellinghamFourth Corner Frames & Gallery, Bellingham
Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
FROM THE HAND OF DOROTHY DEETS. Dorothy (1911 – 2009), a lifelong artist, attended Cornish College of the Arts. She began her career illustrating children’s books in the late 1930’s....More
May 4, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Art Exhibit: Works of Edie Dillon

Location: Social Fabric, WhatcomSocial Fabric, Whatcom
Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
May 2018 Art Exhibit: The Works of Edie Dillon (Free). From her Arizona studio, Wellspring, Edie has an amazing way of combining, metal, clay, textiles, wood and other media to...More
May 4, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018

Sensorium Reception Night

Location: Gallery Pegasus, BellinghamGallery Pegasus, Bellingham
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sensorium is themed to bring awareness of the phenomenological and sensory experience of new age technologies. The work that is likely to be featured are moving projections on 2D works,...More
May 5, 2018

Dueling Queens Chess Championship

Location: Hotel Bellingham Airport, WhatcomHotel Bellingham Airport, Whatcom
Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Dueling Queens Chess Championship is a chess tournament for all ages and levels (no USCF registration required). Play will be in two sections: Section one for adults (not rated)...More
May 5, 2018

Birchwood Garden Club's Plant Sale!!!

Location: Bellingham Public Library, BellinghamBellingham Public Library, Bellingham
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Birchwood Garden Club's 26th annual plant sale will be held Saturday, May 5th from 9 AM until 12 noon in the lower level conference room of the Bellingham Public Library....More
May 5, 2018

Birchwood Garden Club\'s Plant Sale!!!

Location: Bellingham Public Library, BellinghamBellingham Public Library, Bellingham
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Birchwood Garden Club's 26th annual plant sale will be held Saturday, May 5th from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the lower level conference room of the Bellingham Public Library....More
May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Larry & Bob's Spring Rare Plant Sale

Location: Bob and Larry’s place, FerndaleBob and Larry’s place, Ferndale
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
We'll be offering a wide selection of rare, reasonably-priced, ridiculously cool garden perennials, trees, and shrubs this year - mainly from our own collection. Be sure to tour our private...More
May 5, 2018

Bellingham Farmers Market - Downtown

Location: Depot Market Square, WhatcomDepot Market Square, Whatcom
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday Market operates at Depot Market Square in downtown Bellingham from 10 am to 3 pm every Saturday from April through December. It is a perennial favorite with locals and...More
May 5, 2018

Story Time Featuring Toni Yuly 

Location: Village Books, BellinghamVillage Books, Bellingham
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Story Time Featuring Toni Yuly Thank You, Bees Clouds bring the rain that makes puddles to splash in. Sheep give us wool for our sweaters and hats. The honey that sweetens our...More
May 5, 2018

Bridge of Aloha Festival

Location: Ferndale Events Center, Ferndale Events Center,
Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Bridge of Aloha Festival is all about sharing the Hawai'ian culture in the Great Pacific Northwest, presented by Manuiki Lono, founder of the Bridge of Aloha Festival who will...More
May 5, 2018

Story Time Featuring Toni Yuly

Location: Village Books, BellinghamVillage Books, Bellingham
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thank You, Bees Clouds bring the rain that makes puddles to splash in. Sheep give us wool for our sweaters and hats. The honey that sweetens our bread comes from...More
May 5, 2018

DIY Denim Garden Apron

Location: Social Fabric, Social Fabric,
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, May 5, 12-2:30, Denim Garden Apron, $30. Molly will walk you through the steps to make a handy garden apron. You need to have basic sewing skills.More
May 5, 2018

Free Training: Be a citizen scientist!

Location: Birch Bay State Park, BP Heron Center, Birch Bay State Park, BP Heron Center,
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Become a citizen scientist and help contribute to scientific research on local beaches for the health of the Salish Sea! Citizen scientists are integral to support important work that underfunded...More
May 5, 2018

Gathered Together

Location: Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall, BellinghamWhatcom Museum, Old City Hall, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
View a selection of artwork by members of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild in an exhibition juried by artists Lisa Telford and Katherine Lewis, both featured in Rooted, Revived, Reinvented.More
May 5, 2018

Hidden in the Bundle

Location: Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall, BellinghamWhatcom Museum, Old City Hall, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hidden in the Bundle features a selection of baskets from the Whatcom Museum’s extensive Native American and First Nations collection, representing different eras and cultures and highlighting the unique and...More
May 5, 2018

Jeweled Objects of Desire

Location: Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall, BellinghamWhatcom Museum, Old City Hall, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This exhibit features rarely seen items from the vaults of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Each piece in this exhibit demonstrates the skill and ingenuity of various artists...More
May 5, 2018

Procession of the Species parade

Location: Bellingham City Hall, BellinghamBellingham City Hall, Bellingham
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
15th annual Procession of the Species parade is an all ages, free event which celebrates creativity, community & our connection to the natural world. Big creative puppets, drummers, banners, masks...More
May 5, 2018

Nina Laden, Yellow Kayak

Location: Village Books, BellinghamVillage Books, Bellingham
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
You just never know what a new day will hold if you are brave enough to find out. On one quiet afternoon, a boy and his special friend’s unexpected adventure...More
May 5, 2018

Nina Laden, Yellow Kayak

Location: Village Books, BellinghamVillage Books, Bellingham
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
You just never know what a new day will hold if you are brave enough to find out. On one quiet afternoon, a boy and his special friend’s unexpected adventure...More
May 5, 2018

Spring Fling Wine Weekend

Location: Hotel Bellwether, BellinghamHotel Bellwether, Bellingham
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
It’s the official opening day of boating season and Hotel Bellwether will host their second annual “Spring Fling” Wine Social at the Lighthouse Grill and Water Front Terrace on Saturday,...More

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