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 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Western Washington University Alumni Weekend

Location: Western Washington University, BellinghamWestern Washington University, Bellingham
Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Join Western Washington University for a weekend full of activities and events both on campus and around Bellingham. Visit WWU's official website for more information!More
May 18, 2019

2019 Junior Ski to Sea Race

Location: Squalicum Creek Park, BellinghamSqualicum Creek Park, Bellingham
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to once again put on the Junior Ski to Sea Race sponsored by Haggen Northwest Fresh. The race consists of 6-member teams...More
May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Wilderness First Aid Course

Location: Remote Medical Training, Whatcom CountyRemote Medical Training, Whatcom County
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) two-day training course includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that help students master the central concepts of remote and wilderness medicine. The...More
BelleWood Acres, Farm Tunes, Friday Fish Fry, Cocktails, Craft Distillery, BelleWood Distilling
May 18, 2019

Cascade Cuts Plant Sale

Location: Cascade Cuts, Cascade Cuts,
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
A prime destination for gardeners, landscapers, and anyone looking for a lovely hanging basket, the Cascade Cuts Plant Sale offers a treasure trove of plants and gardening essentials, including perennials,...More
May 18, 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 18, 2019

Fever Dreams, BFA Exhibition 2019

Location: Western Gallery, BellinghamWestern Gallery, Bellingham
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Every spring, the Western Gallery presents works by graduating students in the WWU Bachelor of Fine Arts program. The exhibition brings together an exciting variety of sculptural installations, video, animation,...More
May 18, 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 18, 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 18, 2019

Pam Pontious, Soft Sculpture demo

Location: Whatcom Art Market, BellinghamWhatcom Art Market, Bellingham
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pam Pontious, Soft Sculpture demonstration. How do Pam’s soft sculpture animals pose in various positions? Come see her demonstration of the use of armatures to make that happen. Come for...More
May 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 2019

Conceiving Ada (1997)

Location: Pickford Film Center, Pickford Film Center,
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lynn Hershman Leeson's Sci-Fi adventure is an imaginary biography of the real-life Lady Ada Lovelace , daughter of Lord Byron, a mathematics genius a century ahead of her time. A...More
May 18, 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 18, 2019

Whatcom Humane Society Four Courses with the Horses Lunch

Location: Whatcom Humane Society Multipurpose Room, BellinghamWhatcom Humane Society Multipurpose Room, Bellingham
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
This unique family friendly event includes a vegetarian lunch and a chance to visit with all the animals being cared for at our Everson farm facility. Learn about the services...More
May 18, 2019

Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

Location: East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, Maple FallsEast Whatcom Regional Resource Center, Maple Falls
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The National Interagency Fire Center has predicted an above normal significant wildland fire potential for Northwest Washington this spring. With increasing temperatures, decreasing summer rain, and earlier snowmelt our region...More
May 18, 2019

2nd Annual Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball

Location: The Majestic, BellinghamThe Majestic, Bellingham
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Put on your glass slippers and be our guest at the grandest event of the year! The 2nd Annual Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball! Beneath the glittering chandeliers, we invite your family...More
May 18, 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 18, 2019

Kismet Grand Opening!

Location: Kismet Cafe, Whatcom CountyKismet Cafe, Whatcom County
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Come help us celebrate our grand opening at KISMET Saturday, May 18th! We'll be open normal hours (11am - 8pm) with our coffee, wine, beer, and snack menu...as well as......More
May 18, 2019

Meet Your Farmer Series

Location: Twin Sisters Brewing Company, Twin Sisters Brewing Company,
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meet Your Farmer at the Bellingham Beer Garden! Whatcom Family Farmers and Twin Sisters Brewing Company have partnered to bring you a series of family-friendly afternoon events, each one featuring...More
May 18, 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 18, 2019

Spring Fling Wine Social

Location: Hotel Bellwether, Hotel Bellwether,
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Hotel Bellwether Spring Fling is a premier wine & food event showcasing 16+ wineries from the Pacific Northwest down to California. Some of these wineries include Forgeron, Cellars, Obelisco...More
May 18, 2019

Beer Garden Barbecue

Location: Twin Sisters Brewing Company, Twin Sisters Brewing Company,
Time: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Summer is nearly upon us, and that means barbecue! We'll be roasting a whole hog and serving up generous portions of pork platters in addition to our regular menu. Bring...More
May 18, 2019

Bellingham Roller Betties Doubleheader

Location: Whatcom Community College, BellinghamWhatcom Community College, Bellingham
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bellingham Roller Betties (BRB) host their third home bout of the season at the Whatcom Community College Pavilion. In the first bout of the evening, BRB home team The...More
May 18, 2019

Double Major

Location: Civic Stadium, WhatcomCivic Stadium, Whatcom
Time: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
ODESZA and Death Cab for Cutie have announced Double Major, a co-headline benefit show at Bellingham, Washington’s Civic Stadium. The show is a homecoming for both bands, having formed in...More
May 18, 2019

Whatcom Land Trust Benefit Dinner

Location: Bellingham Technical College Settlemyer Hall, BellinghamBellingham Technical College Settlemyer Hall, Bellingham
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Whatcom Land Trust for our 2019 Spring Benefit Dinner! We'll be sharing stories from the great outdoors and celebrating stewards of our land. Spend the evening support and celebrating...More
May 18, 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 18, 2019

Anat Cohan's Tentet

Location: Mount Baker Theatre, BellinghamMount Baker Theatre, Bellingham
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Range wide—from Brazilian music to African grooves—with the clarinetist hailed as a “master” by The New York Times. With her acclaimed “Tentet” ensemble, woodwind virtuoso Anat Cohen brings audiences an...More
May 18, 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 18, 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 18, 2019

We Are Kulshan

Location: Bellingham High School, BellinghamBellingham High School, Bellingham
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The name says it all and so much more! This is our final concert celebrating our 30th anniversary as an organization and community. The music for this concert was selected...More

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