Drag Queen Story Time, July 13
Saturday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. get ready for Bellingham’s Pride Festival with an hour of fun with Bellingham’s iconic drag queen, Betty Desire at Village Books in Fairhaven. Meet in the Readings Gallery for an hour of stories, songs, and fun, all celebrating how we can be our best true selves. Feel free to dress up and bring your rainbow gear. This is a children’s story time but ALL ages are welcome! Village Books is proud to sponsor with WinkWink Boutique to bring you this special story time.
Pride Parade and Festival, July 14
Sunday, July 14, 2019 the Bellingham Pride Parade begins at noon. Starting at Ohio Street, it travels south on Cornwall Ave and turns left (east) onto Chestnut St., where it ends a block later on Railroad Avenue at the Bellingham Pride Festival.
The Bellingham Pride Festival is scheduled to start at noon as well with the entertainment portion to begin directly following the end of the parade. The stage for the festival is directly on Railroad Ave just outside the Depot Market Square. Vendors will be located inside the Depot lot. Browse from various crafts and food options to local non profits, there’s a lot to take in.
Whatcom County artist Ben Mann has been selected as this year’s Grand Marshal for the Bellingham Pride Parade. Bellingham Pride’s first Youth Grand Marshal is Jace Taylor. We are very honored by both these individuals and the way they contribute to our community.
Festival entertainment will include the second annual Queen’s In the Streets event. A full afternoon of drag performances that transitions into a street dance before coming to a close at 6 p.m. We hope to see you all there, also check out our Facebook to see our other Bellingham Pride sanctioned events.
Schedule of Events
Bellingham Pride Parade staging 10 a.m. to noon
Bellingham Pride Parade noon to 1 p.m.
Bellingham Pride Festival noon to 6 p.m.
Bellingham Pride Entertainment 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Plan Your Trip
Bellingham is filled with welcoming businesses. Below is a Top 10 list of highly recommended activities, shops, restaurants and hotels.
Allied Arts of Whatcom County | 360-676-8548
1418 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham
Dedicated to the arts in our region by empowering local artists through organized festivals and events, enriching our local school children through educational outreach programs, and working as a liaison to art enthusiasts of all ages.
Twin Sisters Brewing Company | (360) 510-3837
508 Carolina Street, Bellingham
Twin Sisters Brewing Company brings you the ales and lagers you want to drink — authentic, approachable and brewed with pure ardor. Twin Sisters Brewing Company is projected to begin brewing in May and open to the public June 2018.
Village Books – Paper Dreams | 360-671-2626
1200 – 11th Street, Bellingham
Village Books is a community-based, independent bookstore in Bellingham’s Historic Fairhaven District. It was awarded Tourism Business of the Year and named Washington State’s Outstanding Philanthropic Business. It has author events, a radio show, home decor, locally made art and stationery, new, used and bargain books and sells eBooks through its website.
Evolve Chocolate + Cafe | 360-220-1898
1200 11th Street, above Village Books, Bellingham
Indulge your palate and your mind in the new Evolve Chocolate + Cafe, perched deliciously above Village Books in the historic Fairhaven neighborhood in the city of subdued excitement, Bellingham, Washington. Professionally designed dishes totally beyond the standard and definably some of the best new taste in the city!
Galloways Cocktail Bar | 360-920-7598
1200 10th Street Suite 102, Bellingham
Cozy deco era cocktail bar in Bellingham’s historic Fairhaven district. Craft cocktails, wine, beer and tasty bites and sweets. Happy hour daily 3-6 p.m.
Moondance Sea Kayaking Adventures | 360-738-7664
3120 Peabody St, Bellingham
We are proud to share our knowledge and expertise with you today! Beginners will learn the basics of kayak navigation and paddling techniques, while the more experienced will find this an excellent opportunity to advance their skills. We offer evening, half day, full day and multi-day trips as well as custom adventures. Note: Moondance is listed twice so please delete one listing.
Marriott SpringHill Suites | 360-714-9600
4040 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham
Discover a New hotel infused with smart and stylish design, offering a seamless blend of comfort and functionality. Enjoy the convenient spaces to work, relax and connect and be completely in sync with the hotel experience you want!
Marriott TownPlace Suites | 360-714-9700
4050 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham
Offering 83 guest rooms including studios, one and two bedroom apartment-style suites with functional space for life and work. We specialize in helping guests keep their routine and settle into the neighborhood.
Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham, a Curio Collection by Hilton | 360-756-1005 or 888-808-0005
804 10th Street, Bellingham
Each of our 43 guest rooms overlooks a spectacular Northwest seascape. Our spacious rooms all feature a window seat, fireplace, down comforters, luxury amenities, and a 2-person bath elegantly set in natural slate. Full service spa offers many body treatments.
Fairhaven Village Inn | 360-733-1311 or 877-733-1100
1200 10th Street, Bellingham
Located in the heart of downtown Historic Fairhaven in Bellingham, the Fairhaven Village Inn is steps away from unique and locally owned shops and restaurants, entertainment and beautiful bayside trails. The Inn is home to 22 spacious guest rooms and offers complimentary morning pastries, fruit & coffee, private on-site parking, and WiFi. Its porch, library and small meeting room make this an excellent spot for families or business travelers.