Put on your red, white and blue and prepare to be festive! July 4, 2019 is packed with fun things to do in Bellingham and Whatcom County like parades and classic cars. Enjoy old-time games, outdoor music, craft beer, delicious BBQ and fireworks by land and sea, while you celebrate Independence Day in style.
Bellingham’s traditional event is the Haggen 4th of July Celebration, which takes place at Zuanich Point Park, surrounded by water on three sides, with incredible views of Bellingham Bay and the city. The fun is provided by Haggen Northwest Fresh, Bellingham Regional of Commerce and Industry and the Port of Bellingham. Festivities begin at 2 p.m. and continue all day, including:
- 2 – 7 p.m. – Kid Zone
- 2 – 10 p.m. – Vendor Booths
- 2:15 – 10:30 p.m. – Live Music
- 2 – 10 p.m.- Beer Garden
- 10:30 p.m. – Fireworks
Live Music Schedule
- 2:15 p.m – 3 p.m. Bellingham Youth Jazz Band
- 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Springman Family Band
- 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Lemon Creek
- 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Full Metal Racket
Enjoy a special celebration on the Fourth of July at Semiahmoo, complete with family-friendly beachside activities including lawn games, arts and crafts, face painting, plus live music and our Seaside Sizzle, the ultimate beach barbecue experience. At nightfall, turn your eyes across the way and enjoy the fireworks put on by the City of Blaine.
- 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fourth of July activities including face painting, crafts, and lawn games.
- Noon to 4:30 p.m.
A la carte food options such as hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and ice cream plus an outdoor bar with soda, Chateau Ste. Michelle wine, beer, and cocktails.
- 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Seaside Sizzle beach barbecue featuring live music, games, and delicious food. For tickets, please call 360-318-2028 or purchase online.
On the U.S. border, Blaine’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration is a salute to hometown Americana. Festivities take place on the streets of downtown Blaine, including:
- Pancake breakfast (8 – 11 a.m.)
- Classic car show and shine (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
- Street fair with live music, food and craft vendors (10 a.m.- 5 p.m.)
- Parade through downtown on Peace Portal Drive (Noon – 1:30 p.m.)
- Historic Plover foot-ferry rides on Drayton Harbor (Noon – 8 p.m.)
- Fireworks over Drayton Harbor at dusk (about 10:15 p.m.)
Fourth of July Dinner Cruises
Some of the best seats for viewing fireworks are actually on the water. Special dinner cruises are offered by the Schooner Zodiac and San Juan Cruises. Both trips will end with fireworks viewing in Bellingham Bay.
Hotel Bellwether will host its Blues, Brews and BBQ on its waterfront terrace July 4. Leading up to the Bellingham Bay fireworks show, the Lighthouse Bar & Grill will host a barbecue from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the talented Chris Eger will provide live music. Come early to get a great spot for fireworks viewing at 10:30 p.m. Admission on the Fourth of July is $5. The band starts at 7 p.m.
Truck Show, BBQ and a beer garden on Independence Day in downtown Lynden! Does it get any better? Head to Lynden for a kid friendly car show on Front street. Beer lovers should also note that Overflow Taps in Lynden will host an all-day BBQ and Truck Meet on July 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a BBQ cook-off and live music and outdoor beer garden.