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 7, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018

December WeSNiP Fundraiser

Location: Cordata Place, Cordata Place,
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mark your calendar as the next big sale is set for Friday, December 7th, Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th. Just in time for holiday shopping for everyone on...More
Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018

Holiday Port Festival

Location: Bellingham Cruise Terminal, BellinghamBellingham Cruise Terminal, Bellingham
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free fun for the Whole Family. Horse and carriage rides, pictures with Santa, over 40 local performance groups. Free cookies and cider sponsored by Haggen. 100 gingerbread creations and free...More
Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018

Holiday Art Fair & Museum

Location: Goff Building, BlaineGoff Building, Blaine
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Enjoy two weekends of family fun in downtown Blaine with local artisans presenting glass art, fabric crafts, fine art, jewelry, photography and more. There will also be kid's craft activities,...More
Dec 7, 2018

Comfort and Joy

Location: BTC Settlemyer Hall, BTC Settlemyer Hall,
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us for Rebound of Whatcom County’s “Comfort & Joy” Winter Fundraiser, celebrating the Christmas Season and how Rebound’s services bring comfort and joy to children and families in...More
Dec 7, 2018

The Santa Train Ride

Location: Miniature World Family Fun Center, Miniature World Family Fun Center,
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come on out to Birch Bay, WA to experience the return of the famous Santa Train Ride at Miniature World Family Fun Center! As Christmas approaches, the Forest of Imagination...More
Dec 7, 2018

Bellingham Green Building Slam

Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, BellinghamSylvia Center for the Arts, Bellingham
Time: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10 speakers, 10 slides, 10 minutes. That's all there is to it: the Green Building Slam. A simple idea, started years ago, has transformed into one of the most fun...More
Dec 7, 2018

Downtown Art Walk

Location: Downtown Bellingham, BellinghamDowntown Bellingham, Bellingham
Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
On the first Friday of every month, downtown's Art Walk features galleries, studios, museums, shops, and restaurants showcasing the creative talent found in Bellingham's growing art scene. We invite you to...More
Dec 7, 2018

Holiday Party

Location: Squalicum Boathouse, Squalicum Boathouse,
Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Please join the Community Boating Center at our annual Holiday Party, December 7, 6:30pm, at the Squalicum Boathouse. Every ticket purchase supports youth scholarships and community access to Bellingham Bay....More
Dec 7, 2018

A Charlie Brown Christmas at BAAY!

Location: BAAY Theatre, BellinghamBAAY Theatre, Bellingham
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth presents A Charlie Brown Christmas this December at the BAAY Theatre! This production will include all of your favorite characters from the original TV special,...More
Dec 7, 2018

Peter Laufer Dreaming in Turtle

Location: Village Books, BellinghamVillage Books, Bellingham
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In the vein of Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Kolbert comes a fascinating exploration into the world of turtles across the globe; Laufer charts the lore, love, and peril to a...More
Dec 7, 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 7, 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

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