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Summer Activities

Bellingham and Whatcom County are full of outdoor recreation, festivals, and events during the summer. With many, many hours of daylight and mild temps in the 70s, it is a wonderful place to be!

Go for a hike or take a scenic drive along Mount Baker Highway or Chuckanut Drive. 

Head out to Bellingham Bay for a day of boating, paddling or kayaking

Bike on mountain trails or city roads. Or stop by one of Whatcom County’s local golf courses for a day on the green. 

Use our daily event calendar and list of annual events to find fun summer events and festivals, don your sunglasses, and join in the fun.

Enjoy one of Whatcom County’s many markets for local produce, gifts and more. Check their link for availability:

  • Bellingham Farmers’ Market is located in Downtown Bellingham in the Depot Market Square at 1100 Railroad Ave. It is the largest market in the area with locally produced delights and produce.
  • Ferndale Public Market is located at 1750 LaBounty Drive in Ferndale. Here you can find the finest local purveyors and producers of local goods. 
  • The Lummi Island Market is just a short walk from the Lummi Island ferry terminal and sells fresh produce, pastries, crafts and local color. 
  • The Lynden Farmers Market is located at Centennial Park in Lynden. Selling local produce, jewelry, clothing and more. 


Get out berry picking or visiting local farms! When you visit restaurants, you can also eat local produce.

Summer is the perfect time to explore more than 100 miles of beautiful Salish Sea shoreline. With all the calm bays and beautiful lakes, water adventures abound.

Want to get an overview of where you can play? Check out this fantastic Water Trails Map.

Bring your equipment, rent it from our partners, or get tickets for one of the tour vessels that go whale watching, on history cruises, and visit the San Juan Islands. Go ahead, get out there!

Whether you're looking for a walking tour on history, a boating quest to see whales, or to experience forest bathing, check out all the wonderful tours!

Home to a host of multisport races throughout the year you’re sure to find an event that matches your favorite activity. Pull together a team of friends, or go solo. Just make sure you get out there!

  • Station 49 near Birch Bay has Kidz Karts, racing carts, a miniature train ride, petting zoo and miniature golf.
  • Sumas International Motorsport Academy is a world-class racing facility featuring kart rentals, kart racing, and lessons for any occasion.

Make your trip to Bellingham a home run by exploring the Farmer’s Market, Taylor Dock, mountain Bike trails, the arts district and the waterfront, then catch a Bellingham Bells home baseball game at Joe Martin Field.  

Birch Bay Waterslides – Take the kids for some fun at the water park! This five-acre park features nine slides, a large whirlpool, four-foot deep kids activity pool and a small kiddies area, along with hot showers, a pizza restaurant, full concessions, covered picnic areas, locker rentals, life jacket rentals and lounging chairs.

Located in western Whatcom County with lodging inside the national park, and summer adventures for people of all ages, the North Cascades Institute is a must see.

Adventures include family getaways, Diablo Lake Boat Tours, Base Camp and classes on everything from the geology of Mount Baker to birding on Bellingham Bay. The Institute — an environmental education nonprofit founded in 1986 — hosts programs in the field as well as at their green-built Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake.

Whatcom County is home to five disc golf courses all playable for those new to the sports while also capable of challenging even the most experienced players. Many even host tournaments and other events throughout the year.

Check our golfing page for details.

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Cloud Mountain Farm Center Incubator Farm Stand
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Cloud Mountain Farm
5979 Lawrence Road, Everson, WA
Cloud Mountain Farm Center Incubator Farm Stand
Tuesday, Oct 5, 2021
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
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Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021
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All Dressed Up Exhibit at the Whatcom Museum
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall 121 Prospect St., Bellingham,
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until October 21, 2021
ALL IN for Climate Action Week
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
All Day
Whatcom County Various Locations ,
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until September 26, 2021
All In for Climate Action Week Treasure Hunt
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
All Day
Central Library, downstairs; Mallard Ice Cream Various Locations ,
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until September 26, 2021
Alli Shircliff, The Smoothie Book IN PERSON
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Village Books 1200 11th St. , Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
Artivem Annual Migration
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Artivem Mead Co. 1211 Granary Ave #127, Bellingham, WA 98225
Bellewood Farm’s Pumpkin Patches
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bellewood Farms 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until October 31, 2021
Bellingham Vegan Restaurant Week
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
All Day
Various Restaurants in Bellingham
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until September 26, 2021
Blaine's Market by the Sea
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
G Street Plaza, Downtown Blaine 601 Peace Portal Road, Blaine,
Occurs: Every week on Saturday until October 30, 2021
Chuckanut Bay Distillery Tour
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Chuckanut Bay Distillery 1311 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Saturday until October 30, 2021
Eat Local Month
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
Various Locations
Occurs: Every day until September 30, 2021
El Zodíaco Familiar Exhibition at the Whatcom Museum
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Whatcom Museum 250 Flora St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until October 24, 2021
Fluid Formations Exhibit at the Whatcom Museum
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher building 250 Flora Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until October 10, 2021
MegaZapper Show
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Show begins at 2:30 and we start seating at 2:15.
SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention 1312 Bay Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Saturday, until December 19, 2021
Proof By David Auburn at The Claire Theatre
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The Claire Theatre 655 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264
Occurs: Every week on Thursday Friday, Saturday, until September 25, 2021
Rebel Artists of Whatcom Outdoor Market
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
3-7pm
Commercial Street Plaza 1314 Commercial St, Bellingham, WA
Occurs: Every week on Saturday until November 27, 2021
Sensory Walk
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Fairhaven Park Main Parking Lot 107 Chuckanut Dr. N, Bellingham, WA 98225
September Clean Water Happy Hour 2021
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.,
Overflow Taps 2930 Newmarket Street STE 117, Bellingham, WA 98226
Soaring Notes: Bellingham Symphony Orchestra featuring Dawn Posey
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Mount Baker Theatre 104 North Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
The Bellingham Farmers Market
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Depot Market Square 1100 Railroad Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Saturday until December 18, 2021
U-pick Apple Harvest at Bellewood Farms
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bellewood Farms & Distillery 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until October 20, 2021
Washington State Parks Free Day
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
All Day
Occurs:  11/11/2021, 11/26/2021
Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2021 Showcase
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Whatcom Museum 121 Prospect St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until October 17, 2021
E-Bikes: Intro & Test Ride
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Cordata Park Picnic Shelter 4510 Cordata Pkwy, Bellingham , WA 98226
Family Promise of Whatcom County's 4th Annual Bed Race
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Civic Field Parking Lot 1255 Civic Field Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
Handmade Spatula Carving
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Chuckanut Center Fairhaven 103 Chuckanut Dr N, Bellingham, WA 98229
Proof By David Auburn at The Claire Theatre
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Claire Theatre 655 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264
Occurs: Every week on Sunday until October 03, 2021
Soaring Notes: Bellingham Symphony Orchestra featuring Dawn Posey
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Mount Baker Theatre 104 North Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Sunrise Nature Immersion
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021
7:00am-8:30am
Fairhaven Park 107 Chuckanut Dr. N, Bellingham, WA 98225 Fairhaven Park Main Parking Lot 107 Chuckanut Dr. N, Bellingham, WA 98225
Trivia @ Artivem
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Artivem Mead Co. 1211 Granary Ave #127, Bellingham, WA 98225
Bike Bellingham – Downtown to Woodstock Farm
Monday, Sep 27, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Woodstock Farm 1126 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Cloud Mountain Farm Center Incubator Farm Stand
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Cloud Mountain Farm 5979 Lawrence Road, Everson, WA
Occurs: Every week on Tuesday until October 12, 2021
DJ Yogoman's Summer Reggae Nights at Trackside
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Kulshan Brewing's Trackside Location 298 W Laurel St, Bellingham, WA
Occurs: Every week on Tuesday until September 28, 2021
Lindy at the Leo
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
1224 Cornwall Ave 1224 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Tuesday until October 05, 2021
Bellingham Farmers Market at the Waterfront
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Waypoint Park 300 W. Laurel , Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Wednesday until September 29, 2021
Women's Trail Series
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021
5-8 p.m.
Larrabee State Park 245 Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229
Occurs: Every week on Wednesday until November 24, 2021
Gatka Martial Arts Show
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Boulevard Park Bayview Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225
Mount Baker Theatre Lookout Sessions: Steve Forbert
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021
7:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Mount Baker Theatre 104 N Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Puzzle Night with The Eureka Room!
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Commercial Street Plaza 1314 Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Thursday until September 30, 2021
R J Palacio in Conversation with Josh Radnor, Pony - Virtual Event
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Zoom Via Zoom,
What Your Home Says About the World
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Zoom
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