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 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 9, 2018

Sleighbells Ring – BelleWood’s Holiday

Location: Bellewood Acres, LyndenBellewood Acres, Lynden
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Clause will be at BelleWood Acres December 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 12noon-4pm. Remember to bring your camera to capture that perfect moment. Horse Drawn Trolley Rides – December 8-9, 15-16,...More
Dec 9, 2018

Contemporary Dance Class

Location: The Firehouse Performing Arts Center, The Firehouse Performing Arts Center,
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Open to all dancers on a drop-in or class card basis, this int/advanced dance focuses on body awareness, sensation, athleticism, and artistry. Taught by rotating Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) members...More
Dec 9, 2018

Jan Brett

Location: Bellingham High School Theater, Bellingham High School Theater,
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Snowy Nap Kids Event! Mark your calendar! Jan Brett is coming back to Bellingham and this time, she is presenting her latest book, The Snowy Nap. This is the...More
Dec 9, 2018

Jan Brett The Snowy Nap

Location: Bellingham High School Commons, BellinghamBellingham High School Commons, Bellingham
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mark your calendar! Jan Brett is coming back to Bellingham and this time, she is presenting her latest book, The Snowy Nap. This is the prequel to the all-time classic...More
Dec 9, 2018

Village Books presents Jan Brett

Location: Bellingham High School Theater, Bellingham High School Theater,
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jan Brett is coming back to Bellingham to present her latest book, The Snowy Nap. This is the prequel to the all-time classic and bestseller, The Hat. The Snowy Nap...More
Dec 9, 2018

A Charlie Brown Christmas at BAAY!

Location: BAAY Theatre, BellinghamBAAY Theatre, Bellingham
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 9, 2018

Shipwrecked: An Entertainment

Location: Bellingham Theatre Guild, Bellingham Theatre Guild,
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 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 9, 2018

Whatcom Chorale: Light in the Darkness

Location: Church of the Assumption, Church of the Assumption,
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whatcom Chorale’s “Light in the Darkness” concert includes the premiere of local composer Henry From’s “Winter Solstice” with harpist Jill Whitman; Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” for choir and...More
Dec 9, 2018

Clemens Starck

Location: Village Books, BellinghamVillage Books, Bellingham
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cathedrals in Parking Lots Poetry! In his twenties, Clemens Starck dropped out of Princeton to take responsibility for his own education—to read deeply, travel widely, and write poems with the...More
Dec 9, 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 9, 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

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