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 11, 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 11, 2019

Dark Garden Unique Corsetry Trunk Show

Location: Social Fabric, Whatcom CountySocial Fabric, Whatcom County
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Social Fabric is ecstatic to once again host a one-of-a-kind trunk show featuring the work of San Francisco’s own Dark Garden Unique Corsetry on Friday AND Saturday, May 11th from...More
May 11, 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 11, 2019

Sail on the Schooner Adventuress

Location: Squalicum Harbor Marina, Squalicum Harbor Marina,
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Our 3-hour Public Sails are designed to get everybody involved, and no sailing experience is required. Now an icon of the Salish Sea, Adventuress remains an authentic example of living maritime history....More
May 11, 2019

Sea Skills 2019

Location: Blaine Marine Park, BlaineBlaine Marine Park, Blaine
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Bellingham and Canadian Sail and Power squadrons will host sea-safety demonstrations in Blaine Harbor. Boaters are welcome!More
May 11, 2019

Skookum Cornhole Classic - Lynden

Location: Overflow Taps, Overflow Taps,
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Calling all those who've been playing cornhole since they could pick up a bean bag, those who still think it involves a vegetable, and everyone in between— We invite you...More
May 11, 2019

Brunch at Chuckanut

Location: Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen, BellinghamChuckanut Brewery and Kitchen, Bellingham
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Beginning Mother's Day weekend, Brunch is Back at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen! Every Saturday and Sunday, brunch items will be offered from 10:00am - 1:00pm. (Lunch menu will be available...More
May 11, 2019

Katie Drafs Abstract Painting Demo

Location: Whatcom Art Market, BellinghamWhatcom Art Market, Bellingham
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Katie Drafs, of Lady Phoenix Art, will be demonstrating her colorful and unique abstract acrylic painting technique she created called "Molecular Attraction." Come for the art, stay for the fun....More
May 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2019

BAAY Presents: Matilda the Musical

Location: BAAY, BellinghamBAAY, Bellingham
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Roald Dahl's beloved...More
May 11, 2019

Saturday Story Time in Lynden!

Location: Village Books, LyndenVillage Books, Lynden
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join us at Village Books & Paper Dreams in Lynden as we read aloud from some of our favorite books in the kid’s section!More
May 11, 2019

The Story of the Salish Sea

Location: Squalicum Harbor Marina, Squalicum Harbor Marina,
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Maps help us to better understand our environment. They also serve political and cultural agendas. This map is no different, being created both as an educational aid and as a...More
May 11, 2019

Stubby the Fearless Squid-Book Launch

Location: Village Books, BellinghamVillage Books, Bellingham
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We were thrilled to launch Barbara's first picture book, Grizzly Boy, in 2018 and now we get to do it again with her brand new book! Intimidated by his new...More
May 11, 2019

Ana Maria Spagna & Heather Durham

Location: Village Books, BellinghamVillage Books, Bellingham
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
For years, Ana Maria Spagna has stayed put in a small mountain valley. In Uplake she takes road trips, flies to distant cities, and returns home to muse on rootedness,...More
May 11, 2019

BAAY Presents: Matilda the Musical

Location: BAAY, BellinghamBAAY, Bellingham
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Roald Dahl's beloved...More
May 11, 2019

Spring Dance

Location: The Majestic Ballroom, The Majestic Ballroom,
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Enjoy an evening of live music by the Walrus, dancing, beer from Boundary Bay Brewery, and great food, all while raising funds for your local Community Boating Center! All proceeds...More
May 11, 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
May 11, 2019

From the Ottoman Empire to Auschwitz

Location: Congregation Beth Israel, BellinghamCongregation Beth Israel, Bellingham
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Western Washington University's Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity presents “From the Ottoman Empire to Auschwitz: The Mediterranean Jewish Experience of the...More
May 11, 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 11, 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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