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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May 1, 2019 - Oct 1, 2019

Peace Arch Park Int. Sculpture Exhibit

Location: Peace Arch Park, BlainePeace Arch Park, Blaine
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peace Arch International Park is located on the US/Canada border between Blaine and  Surrey, British Columbia. The 40-acre peace park that surrounds the Peace Arch is the location of this...More
May 3, 2019 - May 25, 2019

Focus On Color!

Location: Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, BellinghamFourth Corner Frames & Gallery, Bellingham
Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
The one thing you can count on with kid’s art is fresh, bright colors in every hue and shade! Friday, May 3, 2019 brings us the annual Children’s Artwalk in...More
May 3, 2019 - May 4, 2019

Wander Turns FIVE!

Location: Wander Brewing, Wander Brewing,
Time: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wander Brewing is turning FIVE and we will be partying all weekend! Mango Antlers IPA will make it's return with a release on Friday, May 3rd along with some unique...More
May 4, 2019

Haggen to Haggen 5K Run

Location: Sehome Village Haggen, WhatcomSehome Village Haggen, Whatcom
Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Organized and presented by Haggen Food & Pharmacy and the Greater Bellingham Running Club (GBRC), Haggen to Haggen 5k Run and Walk will be held Saturday, May 4. This certified...More
May 4, 2019

Annual Community-Wide Garage Sale

Location: Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, FerndaleFerndale Chamber of Commerce, Ferndale
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Annual Community Garage Sale Weekend event is known throughout the Pacific Northwest and has become a destination weekend event. With usually over 40 garage sales going all weekend, This is...More
May 4, 2019

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 27th Annual Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the downtown Bellingham Public Library lower level. We will have...More
May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Bob and Larry's Spring Rare Plant Sale

Location: Bob and Larry’s place, FerndaleBob and Larry’s place, Ferndale
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Renowned local plant collectors, Larry Straka and Bob Bortner will be holding their annual spring plant sale, May 4-5, 2019. As usual, we'll have a wide variety of rare, reasonably-priced,...More
May 4, 2019

Bellingham Farmers Market

Location: Bellingham Farmers Market, Bellingham Farmers Market,
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 4, 2019

Girls in Engineering, Math & Science

Location: WWU Science Resource Center, BellinghamWWU Science Resource Center, Bellingham
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Western’s GEMS Academy is an opportunity for fifth to eighth-grade girls to immerse in STEM. Participants will have access to lab spaces across campus with Western’s professors, students and other...More
May 4, 2019

Kids Night Out at Western

Location: WWU Communication Building, BellinghamWWU Communication Building, Bellingham
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$135 per student ($20 discount for Western staff, alumni, etc.) Saturdays, April 13, 20 & 27 and May 4, 11 &18 Western’s Computer Science Club is for sixth to ninth-graders...More
May 4, 2019

Story Time with Special Guest Annette

Location: Village Books, Village Books,
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join us in the Readings Gallery as we welcome local author, Annette Balcom, whose new book is fairly flying off the shelves here! “I’m the Creep! I’m the Creep!” squeaked...More
May 4, 2019

Hatstravaganza - Trunk Show and Sale

Location: Social Fabric, Whatcom CountySocial Fabric, Whatcom County
Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Social Fabric welcomes Northwest milliners Daria Wheatley, Laura Clampitt, and Deb Waters to their downtown Bellingham boutique for the Millinery Artisan Guild of the Pacific Northwest‘s “Hatstravaganza” event! Visit with...More
May 4, 2019

Outside Vision Art Exhibition

Location: Hadrian Art Gallery, Hadrian Art Gallery,
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
This exhibition showcases artworks that remark on the elements of nature. The show will run through May and features landscapes, wildlife paintings, nature photography and interactive digital mapped sandboxes.More
May 4, 2019

1889 WA Statehood History Exhibit

Location: Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall, BellinghamWhatcom Museum, Old City Hall, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed....More
May 4, 2019

All Is Not Lost Exhibit

Location: Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, BellinghamWhatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hundreds of glass negatives have been donated to the Whatcom Museum over the years, many arriving in damaged condition after decades of poor storage and rough handling. The pictures in...More
May 4, 2019

Bellingham National 2019

Location: Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher building, BellinghamWhatcom Museum Lightcatcher building, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Whatcom Museum is hosting the third biennial "Bellingham National 2019 Juried Art Exhibition and Awards," juried by art historian and independent curator, Bruce Guenther. Artists from around the country...More
May 4, 2019

Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

Location: Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall, BellinghamWhatcom Museum, Old City Hall, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country's history of aviation and space flight. Meet pioneer...More
May 4, 2019

Michah Moses Book Signing

Location: Village Books, LyndenVillage Books, Lynden
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Back by popular demand, Micah Moses is returning to help us celebrate 100 years of Children's Book Week! Stop in and listen to stories in the kid's section with Mckenzie...More
May 4, 2019

Annual Bellingham Procession of the Species Parade

Location: Bellingham City Hall, BellinghamBellingham City Hall, Bellingham
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:45 pm
The 16th Annual Procession of the Species Parade will be starting at 3:30 in front of Bellingham City Hall. This year's Grandmarshall is Batucada NW. This parade is a celebration...More
May 4, 2019

Janelle Bruland, The Success Lie

Location: Village Books in Lynden, LyndenVillage Books in Lynden, Lynden
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us in the Waples Room of the Inn at Lynden as we launch this brand-new book by local author Janelle Brunelle! We all want a life that matters and...More
May 4, 2019

Group Poetry Reading at Village Books

Location: Village Books and Paper Dreams, BellinghamVillage Books and Paper Dreams, Bellingham
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us in the Readings Gallery for a night of local poetry from some of the Pacific Northewest's best! These four Northwest poets write accessible poems with humor, insight, and...More
May 4, 2019

Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock and Roll

Location: Mount Baker Theatre, BellinghamMount Baker Theatre, Bellingham
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Travel from the ’30s to the ’80s with rock ’n’ roll and the artists who made it great! Neil Berg shares the 50-year history of the phenomenon that changed the...More
May 4, 2019

Orlando, by Sarah Ruhl

Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, BellinghamSylvia Center for the Arts, Bellingham
Time: 7:30 pm
Sylvia Center for the Arts proudly present the Bellingham premiere of Orlando, Sarah Ruhl’s epic, full-length adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel. A man named Orlando lives life to the fullest...More
May 4, 2019

Seussical the Musical

Location: The Claire vg Thomas Theatre, The Claire vg Thomas Theatre,
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Seussical the Musical is a fantastical, magical musical extravaganza! It is based on the children's stories of Dr. Seuss, with most of its plot being based on Horton Hears a...More
May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

Location: Limelight Cinema, BellinghamLimelight Cinema, Bellingham
Time: 10:00 pm - 12:30 am
The people of Earth have been devastated by inexplicable and widespread organ failures, and as a result scientists begin planning a substantial organ harvest. Though an innovative biotech conglomerate offers...More

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