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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Sep 8, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

Endangered Species

Location: Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall, BellinghamWhatcom Museum, Old City Hall, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Endangered Species highlights 60 artists celebrating biodiversity's beauty, interpret natural and human-induced extinctions, and focus on endangered species from diverse ecosystems. It includes the work of artists who spotlight the...More
Sep 8, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019

The Elephant in the Room

Location: Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall, BellinghamWhatcom Museum, Old City Hall, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In conjunction with our Lightcatcher exhibition, Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity, the Museum will explore the story of ivory from pre-history to modern times, featuring a...More
Nov 16, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018

Holiday Festival of the Arts

Location: Holiday Festival of the Arts, Holiday 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 23, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

Deck the Old City Hall

Location: Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall, Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall,
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 a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees...More
Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018

Fairhaven Winterfest

Location: Fairhaven District, Fairhaven District,
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
You are invited to visit Fairhaven neighborhood shops and restaurants that are sharing the works of emerging and professional artists in the spirit of the holidays. Father Christmas will also...More
Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018

Elf on the Shelf

Location: Downtown Lynden, LyndenDowntown Lynden, Lynden
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Elf on the Shelf has returned with TWO chances to win! Join us for the Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt in downtown Lynden. Find all 12 elves in...More
Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018

Visit with Sinterklaas

Location: The Inn at Lynden, The Inn at Lynden,
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Visit with Sinterklaas when he arrives at 2:00 pm.as he spreads traditional Dutch holiday cheer! Bring the whole family to visit Sinter at the Inn at Lynden, 100 5th St...More
Dec 2, 2018 - Mar 8, 2019

VISIONS & VOICES

Location: Various Whatcom County Locations, WhatcomVarious Whatcom County Locations, Whatcom
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“VISIONS & VOICES: Forgotten Films From Cinema’s Women Directors is a four-part series featuring a variety of full-length and short films ranging from slapstick comedies to melodramas and thrillers––all from...More
Dec 2, 2018 - Mar 8, 2019

VISIONS & VOICES: Forgotten Films

Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, BellinghamSylvia Center for the Arts, Bellingham
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
VISIONS & VOICES: Forgotten Films From Cinema’s Women Directors samples films from “Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers,” a collection of historical films recently curated by Kino Lorber Films and the Library...More
Dec 5, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018

Katie Drafs-Lady Phoenix Art-Abstract

Location: Whatcom Art Market, BellinghamWhatcom Art Market, Bellingham
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Featured artists Katie Drafs, Lady Phoenix Art- Abstract acrylic painter. Katie will be demonstrating her " Molecular Attractions" style of abstract art & discussing her use of different tools, paints...More
Dec 5, 2018 - Dec 6, 2018

The Nutcracker

Location: Mount Baker Theatre, BellinghamMount Baker Theatre, Bellingham
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
OPUS Performing Arts is proud to present The Nutcracker in collaboration with Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) on December 5-6 at Mount Baker Theatre. Audiences will enjoy this classic...More
Dec 6, 2018

Dance for people with PD

Location: Ballet Bellingham, Ballet Bellingham,
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dance for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement and neurological disorders. Thursdays, Sept 27-Dec 6 10:00-11:00 AM at Ballet Bellingham, 1405 Fraser St. FREE - supported by PeaceHealth. No...More
Dec 6, 2018

Million Waves Project PIZZA Fundraiser

Location: MOD Pizza, MOD Pizza,
Time: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Looking for a local nonprofit to support this holiday season? Million Waves Project turns recycled ocean plastic into 3D printed prosthetics. MOD Pizza will be donating 20% to the Million...More
Dec 6, 2018

WWU Children’s & Young Adult Book Sale

Location: Western Washington University, BellinghamWestern Washington University, Bellingham
Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Western Washington University will host its annual Children’s and Young Adult Book Sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....More
Dec 6, 2018

BBay Social Run

Location: BBay Running, BellinghamBBay Running, Bellingham
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BBay Running free weekly social runs held every Thursday guided by BBay team members and BBay boosters. Typical routes are 6.5km (4 miles). Our runs include waterfront, urban, wide and...More
Dec 6, 2018

Virtual Reality Tournament

Location: Heady Virtual Reality, Heady Virtual Reality,
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heady Virtual Reality Tournament Thursday 6-8 pm join us in our weekly VR tournaments. Win prizes and street credit. Rotating VR games each week. Members play for free. Non-members $5....More
Dec 6, 2018

Mary Von Krusentstiern

Location: Village Books, BellinghamVillage Books, Bellingham
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Loganita Farm's Kitchen Garden Companion Book Launch! A kitchen garden can feed your belly, heart, and mind. Loganita Farms is the culinary garden for world-renowned Willows Inn on Lummi Island....More
Dec 6, 2018

The Nutcracker

Location: Mount Baker Theatre, WhatcomMount Baker Theatre, Whatcom
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OPUS Performing Arts is proud to present The Nutcracker in collaboration with Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) on December 5-6 at Mount Baker Theatre. Audiences will enjoy this classic...More
Dec 6, 2018

Run the Alps: Chamonix and the UTMB

Location: Fairhaven Runners and Walkers, Fairhaven Runners and Walkers,
Time: 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Join Patagonia trail runner (and Bellingham local) Krissy Moehl and Run the Alps founder Doug Mayer for an informal evening of short film and conversation about the trail running scene...More
Dec 6, 2018

It's A Wonderful Life, the musical

Location: Claire vg Thomas Theater, Claire vg Thomas Theater,
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
It’s Christmas eve, and after a series of events George Bailey stands on a bridge questioning if he should even go on living. It is up to Clarence, a second-class angel,...More
Dec 6, 2018

Shipwrecked: An Entertainment

Location: Bellingham Theatre Guild, Bellingham Theatre Guild,
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bring the entire family! The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left 19th century England spellbound. Dare to be...More
Dec 6, 2018

Stand Up Comedy

Location: The Upfront Theatre, The Upfront Theatre,
Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hosted by Sean Flikke & Nathan Romano FEATURING: Elle Wakorb Benjamin Crabill Matt Benoit Nikki Kilpatrick Randall Ragsdale Sherie Stefan Jozef Lee Matusak Edward M. Chatterton III Jermey Lott Tanner...More

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