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 9, 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 9, 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
Credit: Peter James Photography Studio
May 9, 2019

All About Reef Net Fishing

Location: Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall,
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join the Whatcom Museum Advocates for a presentation to learn how the Salish People were using an advanced technique to catch sockeye salmon hundreds of years ago from local fisher...More
May 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 2019

Western Libraries Reading Series

Location: Western Libraries / WWU, Western Libraries / WWU,
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Professor A. Ricardo López-Pedreros of WWU’s History Department will provide an overview of his new book on the changing nature of democracy in 20th-century Colombia. He will explore how the...More
May 9, 2019

Understanding PNW Weather

Location: REI Community Room, BellinghamREI Community Room, Bellingham
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Coastal mountains, inland waters, Pacific Ocean, and the San Juan Islands all influence the weather of the Pacific Northwest. This two-hour seminar will give you an overview of how to...More
May 9, 2019

Walk on Wild Side: Backyard Wildlife

Location: The FireHouse Arts & Events Center, BellinghamThe FireHouse Arts & Events Center, Bellingham
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us to learn how to peacefully co-exist with our wild neighbors through understanding & respect. At this presentation learn how to responsibly attract, humanely feed and protect backyard birds...More
May 9, 2019

Ecliptic + Firestone Tap Takeover

Location: Overflow Taps, BellinghamOverflow Taps, Bellingham
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ecliptic Brewing is back, this time with Firestone Walker, to take over our taps and to release their 5 beers for 5 years collaboration Hazy Double IPA. Enjoy a flight,...More
May 9, 2019

5Rhythms - Sweat Your Prayers

Location: The Firehouse Performing Arts Center, The Firehouse Performing Arts Center,
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sweat Your Prayers® is a gathering of community to practice the universal rhythms of flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness in a continuous wave of free-spirited dance connecting to the...More
May 9, 2019

Laura Da’ and Martha Silano, Poetry

Location: Village Books, BellinghamVillage Books, Bellingham
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Instruments of the True Measure charts the coordinates and intersections of land, history, and culture. Surveying and geography underpin the collection, but even as Da’ investigates these signifiers of measurement,...More
May 9, 2019

Dance in Concert 2019

Location: WWU Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, WWU Performing Arts Center Concert Hall,
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Enjoy performances by Western Washington University Dancers with choreography by national and world renowned artists and faculty. Anya Cloud is a Lecturer in Dance Studies at California State University San...More
Credit: Peter James Photography Studio
May 9, 2019

Fairhaven Development History

Location: Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall,
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In a lovely corner of Bellingham stands the former Town of Fairhaven. Its growth pattern over the last 164 years has been to grow with booms and fade with busts....More
May 9, 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 9, 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

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