Week of July 14, 2019

Sunday, July 14 33 events
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre 
    As part of Bellingham TheatreWorks' inaugural Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre, Tennessee Williams' family drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, plays in repertory with Sarah Ruhl's comedic The Clean House, and Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit through July 28 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In association with the Palliative Care Institute of Western Washington University, most Sunday matinees will include a discussion about the plays following the performance. Tickets are $20 per show, or $50 to attend all three.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: ww.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. "Hike n' Cruise to Cypress Island" outings happen July 10, 14, 17, 27, 26 and 31. Both outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    (360) 474-7479
  • 7:30pm Bellingham Festival of Music Concerts 
    The 26th annual Bellingham Festival of Music continues with a concert featuring guitarist Pepe Romero at 7:30pm Wednesday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The Caliodore String Quartet performs at 7:30pm Friday, and Brahms' "Piano Concertos No. 1 and 2" will be highlighted at 7:30pm Sunday. The festival concludes Fri., July 19 with a Gala Evening of Favorite Opera Arias and Choruses.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. The "party on the lawn" will feature delicious food options, live music, games and more. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 5:00pm The fabric of revolution 
  • 8:00pm Bellingham Pride Festival 
    Celebrate love in all its forms and support LGBTQ+ rights at the annual Bellingham Pride Festival with events happening Friday through Sunday. Highlights include a Pride Family BBQ at Boundary Bay and Pride Drag Show on July 13, a Pride Breakfast at 8am Saturday at Homeskillet, and a Bellingham Pride Parade and Pride Festival on Sunday in downtown Bellingham.
    Throughout Bellingham :: http://www.bellinghampride.org
  • 12:00pm Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival 
    Live music, horseshoe and basketball tournaments, a book sale, vendors in the park, a pancake breakfast, a Main Street Parade, games for kids, a Car Show & Shine, a Lions Club BBQ and more will be part of the annual Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival happening Friday through Sunday at Everson City Park and Nooksack City Park, and beyond.
  • 7:00pm 13 the Musical 
    Co-directors Brody Buck (16) and Adaryn Healy (15) will team up with choreographer Meixing Rain (17) to present performances of 13 the Musical at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. The show follows preteen Evan Goldman as he navigates a new middle school in the wake of his parents' divorce. Tickets are $10 to the PG-13 show; parents are encouraged to attend with their kids as a way to connect and discuss this important time in their lives.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: http://www.baay.org
  • 9:00am Skagit Valley Highland Games 
    At the 25th annual "Scottish three-ring circus" that is the Skagit Valley Highland Games, activities will abound from 9am-6pm Saturday, and 9am-4pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millett Rd. Dancing, drumming, bagpiping competitions, sheepdog trials, traditional Scottish athletics, highland dancing and games, and much more will take place throughout the weekend. Daily entry is $12-$15; weekend passes can be had for $16-$20. Family passes are also available.
    Edgewater Park :: http://www.celticarts.org
  • 10:00am Quilt and Fiber Show 
    Woolley Fiber Quilters present their 10th annual Quilt and Fiber Show from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday in Sedro-Woolley at Cascade Middle School, 905 McGarigle Rd. In addition to the more than 250 quilts that will be on display, there will be demos, vendors, People's Choice voting, raffles, bed turning, food and more. Entry is $3.
  • 8:00am - 6:00pm Native Plant Field Trip 
    Join members of the Washington Native Plant Society for a Native Plant Field Trip taking place today from 8am-6pm at Newhalem and Pyramid lakes. The free event will be led by Jim Davis and Abe Lloyd. To carpool, meet at 8am at the Fairhaven Parkway Park & Ride off 32nd Street (on the west side of I-5).
    Newhalem and Pyramid lakes :: http://www.wnpskoma.org
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Birchwood Farmers Market 
    More than 10 local growers and producers will sell fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, flowers and more at the cooperative Birchwood Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Sunday through October at the Park Manor Shopping Center, 1538 Birchwood Ave.
    Park Manor Shopping Center :: http://www.citysproutsfarm.com/market
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food-which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Sustainable Samish Garden Tour 
    The eighth annual Sustainable Samish Garden Tour happens from 11am-3pm at five inspiring gardens in the Samish watershed. Attendees at the fee, self-guided tour can network and gain tips from Samish watershed residents who are working to cultivate a healthy, resilient and vibrant community. Maps and directions to each of the featured gardens will be available between 10:30am-2pm at the Alger Community Hall, 8735 Parkview Lane.
    Samish watershed :: http://www.skagitcd.org
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm Bellingham Handmade Market 
    Attend a Bellingham Handmade Market from 11am-4pm at Goods Nursery and Produce, 2620 Northwest Ave. Through October, the weekly event will offer a selection of rotating artisans that make high-quality functional products locally—just like the venue's brews and produce.
    Goods Nursery and Produce :: http://www.facebook.com/goodsproduce
  • 12:00pm - 9:00pm Bellingham Budfest 
    Attend the inaugural Bellingham Budfest from 12pm-9pm at Zuanich Point Park, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. The Toward Zero Waste "lifestyle festival" will celebrate all that Whatcom County has to offer regarding our blossoming cannabis culture, and will include live music, educational panels, more than 50 vendor booths, food vendors and cooking demos, glass art and more. Entry is free.
    Zuanich Point Park :: http://www.bellinghambudfest.com
  • 1:00pm - 3:30pm Skagit History Cruise 
    The Skagit County History Museum teams up with San Juan Cruises for a Skagit History Cruise starting at 1pm from the dock at the La Conner Channel Lodge, 205 N. First St. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as you cruise along the Swinomish Channel and beyond with history hosts Carl Molesworth and Jesse Kennedy. Entry is $19.50-$39; additional cruises happen Sundays through Aug. 11.
    La Conner Channel Lodge :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Skagit City School Picnic 
    A catered meal by Kelley's BBQ, live music, activities for kids and more will be part of the annual Skagit City School Picnic taking place from 1pm-4pm at the historic school's locale on Fir Island in Mount Vernon at 17508 Moore Rd. Admission is $5-$22.
    Skagit City School :: http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
  • 1:00pm - 9:00pm What's cooking at Bellingham Budfest 
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    Janie Cribbs and the T. Rust Band will perform as part of a "La Conner Live!" concert series from 1pm-4pm at the town's Gilkey Square. The free concerts continue Sundays through Labor Day weekend.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Confident City Cycling Class 
    Join Whatcom Smart Trips for a Confident City Cycling Class from 2pm-4pm starting at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, 2901 Squalicum Pkwy. In the classroom, they'll cover roadway positioning, moving through intersections, choosing good routes, putting your bike on the bus, and more. Then everyone will go for a short ride to test out their new skills. Fees are $25.
    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center :: http://www.whatcomsmarttrips.org
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm Fiddlin' Fox Summer Concerts 
    Live music and free dance instruction will be part of the annual "Fiddlin' Fox" summer music series with Gypsy Balkan music by Balkanarama from 2pm-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. The all-ages events continue July 21 (Swamp Soul) and July 28 (Alma Villegas).
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.fairhaven.com
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm BFM Community Concert 
    The Bellingham Festival of Music Orchestra presents a free concert at 2:30pm at Mallard Ice Cream, 1323 Railroad Ave. The short chamber music concert will be casual, intimate, accessible and family-friendly.
    Mallard Ice Cream :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Skookum Kids Block Party 
    Help Skookum Kids celebrate their fourth anniversary at a Block Party happening from 4pm-7pm at 1707 N. State St. A carnival, more than 20 vendors, food trucks live music, a beer garden and more will be part of the festivities. Entry is free.
  • 4:00pm - 6:30pm Summer Jazz Series 
    As part of the Jazz Project's Summer Jazz Series, the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will perform from 4pm-6:30pm at Everson's Samson Estates Winery, 1861 Van Dyk Rd. Tickets will $5 for students, and $10 general at the door. The series concludes with a concert the the Christopher Woitach Steel Trio Sun., Aug. 11.
    Samson Estates Winery :: http://www.samsonestates.com
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Monday, July 15 18 events
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre 
    As part of Bellingham TheatreWorks' inaugural Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre, Tennessee Williams' family drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, plays in repertory with Sarah Ruhl's comedic The Clean House, and Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit through July 28 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In association with the Palliative Care Institute of Western Washington University, most Sunday matinees will include a discussion about the plays following the performance. Tickets are $20 per show, or $50 to attend all three.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: ww.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 12:00pm Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. "Hike n' Cruise to Cypress Island" outings happen July 10, 14, 17, 27, 26 and 31. Both outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    (360) 474-7479
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Kids Can Cook, Farm to Table Edition 
    Kids ages 10-14 can learn how to cook perfect eggs to order, classic omelets, and a seasonal root vegetable hash cooked in a cast iron skillet when Russ Duncan leads a course on "Farm to Table: Best Breakfast" from 11am-1pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Fees are $35.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm Apollo 11 Watch Party 
    Travel back to 1969 with people around the globe for a live webcast of the Apollo 11 historic moon landing to celebrate its 50th anniversary at a Watch Party at 12:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Entry is free to the guided recreation of the journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston.
    Mount Vernon City Library :: http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm Lit Camp 
    Young readers ages 8-11 can sign up for the annual Lit Camp happening from 1pm-5pm Monday through Friday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Each day of the week has a specific beloved book as its focus and each day's activities will be inspired by its respective book. There will be short a writing exercise every day, as well as a healthy snack. Other activities will include playing games, solving mysteries, and a craft or two. Fees are $150 per camper. Space is limited, so register in advance.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 1:30pm - 4:00pm Rider Cup Benefit Golf Tournament 
    NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center will host a Rider Cup Benefit Golf Tournament starting at 1:30pm at the North Bellingham Golf Course, 205 W. Smith Rd. Prizes and trophies will be awarded in a variety of categories. Fees are $100 per golfer and include a power cart and burger buffet. Proceeds will go toward providing equine-assisted activities and therapies to people of all ages and abilities in Whatcom County.
    North Bellingham Golf Course :: : http://www.nwtrc.org
  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm Young Writers Camp 
    Youth in grades 6-12 can sign up for a free Young Writers Camp happening from 2:30pm-4:30pm Monday through Friday at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. The camp will give participants a chance to explore narrative structure, join in creativity exercises, and hone their craft as a writer. On the final day, attendees will have the chance to read their work to friends, family and fellow participants.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:30pm - 7:00pm Plant Diagnostic Clinics 
    Local Master Gardeners will be on hand for Plant Diagnostic Clinics from 4:30pm-7pm Mondays through July at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Bring your spring gardening questions, samples or photos of unknown or problem plants, and other gardening questions to the library, where Master Gardeners will offer advice.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Poetrynight 
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of the weekly Poetrynight can sign up starting at 6:30pm at the Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple St. Readings begin at 7pm. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation.
    Alternative Library :: http://www.blog.poetrynight.org
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Vaudevillingham 
    Attend the Bellingham Circus Guild's monthly uncensored variety show, “Vaudevillingham,” at 7pm (family-friendly) and 9pm (almost anything goes) performances at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. Expect to see everything from aerial performances to dance, comedy, magic, juggling, burlesque and more. Both novice and veteran performers are welcome to share their talents. Suggested donation is $5-$10.
    Cirque Lab :: ww.bellinghamcircusguild.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Moon Walk 
    Area women can join Wild Whatcom for a "Ladies Night Out: Moon of Ripe Berries" excursion from 7:30pm-9:30pm near a Whatcom County body of water (locale will be revealed after you register). Suggested donation is $12.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9pm every Monday at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. The event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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Tuesday, July 16 14 events
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre 
    As part of Bellingham TheatreWorks' inaugural Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre, Tennessee Williams' family drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, plays in repertory with Sarah Ruhl's comedic The Clean House, and Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit through July 28 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In association with the Palliative Care Institute of Western Washington University, most Sunday matinees will include a discussion about the plays following the performance. Tickets are $20 per show, or $50 to attend all three.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: ww.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Stories in the Park 
    Blaine Library will host a "Stories in the Park" event at 10:30am at the city's Marine Park, 610 3rd St. Meet at the playground shelter for an outdoor program that will include stories, rhymes and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation.
    Marine Park :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Kids Can Cook, Dough Edition 
    Youth ages 6-10 can sign up for "Kids Can Cook: Dough, Dough, and More Dough" from 11am-1pm Tuesday and Wednesday at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Instructor Annalee Dunn will focus on fresh pasta dough, yeasted pizza dough, cookies, shortbread tart dough, and savory street food-style hand pie dough. Fees are $65.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Cook It and Book It 
    Students in grades 4-7 can meet up for cooking and book-related fun at a monthly "Cook It and Book It" gathering from 3:30pm-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. If whipping up something tasty to eat and talking about books interests your kids, have them check it out.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Artist Workshop 
    Watch artist Neal Cronic paint with acrylics and oil at a low-key Artist Workshop from 6pm-7:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. If you're interested in following along with Cronic, bring water-based painting materials of your own and join in. Entry is free. The event repeats Tues., July 23.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Paddline Whatcom County 
    If you are new to paddling in the area or to the sport in general, learn about some local gems you can explore on day trips and overnight adventures by boat or board at a "Paddling Whatcom County" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance for the free event.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm History Sunset Cruises 
    Board Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruises at 6:30pm Tuesdays through Sept. 3 leaving from San Juan Cruises' slip at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Historians Brian Griffin and Doug Starcher will take turns leading the popular Bellingham Bay excursions aboard the Victoria Star. In addition to offering stunning scenery, the events includes stories about the region's fascinating history and how they relate to contemporary issues. Tickets are $30-$35.
    Bellingham Bay :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: safdancers@hotmail.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff will lead a "Books on Tap" gathering focused on Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity from 7pm-8:30pm at the town's VanderYacht Memorial Park, 4106 Valley Hwy.
    VanderYacht Memorial Park :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Mama Caught Fire 
    Minneapolis-based trio Mama Caught Fire will share intricate harmonies, emotional storytelling and raw vocal power at a 7:30pm concert at Reverie Gallery, 301 W. Holy St., suite M-5. Entry is $15. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
    Reverie Gallery :: http://www.facebook.com/events
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Wednesday, July 17 15 events
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 8:00pm Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre 
    As part of Bellingham TheatreWorks' inaugural Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre, Tennessee Williams' family drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, plays in repertory with Sarah Ruhl's comedic The Clean House, and Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit through July 28 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In association with the Palliative Care Institute of Western Washington University, most Sunday matinees will include a discussion about the plays following the performance. Tickets are $20 per show, or $50 to attend all three.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: ww.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • 10:00am Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Summer Noon Concert Series 
    Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to a Summer Noon Concert Series continuing today with music by the Paula Boggs Band at 12pm at the Performing Arts Center Plaza at Western Washington University. The free, hourlong concerts continue July 24 (Moon Palace), and July 31 (Gallowglass).
    Performing Arts Center Plaza :: http://www.facebook.com/summernoon19
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm BFM Community Concert 
    The Bellingham Festival of Music Orchestra presents its final Community Concert at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is free.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Photography Workshop 
    If you like to take photos and are interested in learning from a pro, photographer Nicole Postma will focus on basic composition, lighting and more at a "Photography" workshop for grades 4-7 from 1pm-2pm at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. entry is free.
    Sumas Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    Attend the Bellingham Farmers Market's Wednesday Market from 2pm-6pm at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr. The midweek market continues through September.
    Barkley Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Ferndale Book Group 
    Barbara Kingsolver's novel Unsheltered will be the topic of a Ferndale Book Group discussion from 2:30pm-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. All are welcome!
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    The Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market takes place from 3pm-7pm at Hammer Heritage Square, 200 Metcalf St. Vendors will offer a selection of produce, crafts and more through September.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm Downtown Sounds 
    Raincity will open for the Rebirth Brass Band as part of the 15th annual Downtown Sounds concert series from 5:30pm-9pm at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Note: Due to a forecast of rain, the event has been moved to this covered venue for the evening. Weather permitting, the series will resume at its regular space on Prospect and Bay streets Wed., July 24. A beer and wine garden with expanded beverage items will return, as will family-friendly activities and more. Additional concerts happen Wednesdays through Aug. 7. Entry is free.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mach One Jazz Orchestra 
    The Port of Anacortes continues its annual Summer Concert Series with tunes by the Mach One Jazz Orchestra from 6pm-8pm at Seafarers' Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers' Way. The free, family-friendly shows continue most Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 30.
    Seafarers' Memorial Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Creekside Open Mic 
    Sign up to read your poetry and prose or play music—or simply listen in—at a Creekside Open Mic starting at 6:30pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Entry to the monthly event is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Brewers Cruise 
    "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" features liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery and two other local or regional breweries at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39 and includes snacks; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 18.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
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Thursday, July 18 18 events
  • 2:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show alongside the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 8:00pm Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre 
    As part of Bellingham TheatreWorks' inaugural Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre, Tennessee Williams' family drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, plays in repertory with Sarah Ruhl's comedic The Clean House, and Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit through July 28 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In association with the Palliative Care Institute of Western Washington University, most Sunday matinees will include a discussion about the plays following the performance. Tickets are $20 per show, or $50 to attend all three.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 10:00am Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. "Hike n' Cruise to Cypress Island" outings happen July 17, 27, 26 and 31. Both outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    (360) 474-7479
  • 10:00am Tall Ship Tours and Sails 
    History will come alive when the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain make their return to the area from Friday and Saturday at Squalicum Harbor Marina, 722 Coho Way. Educational programs, deck tours and sailing excursions will be part of the events—which introduce people of all ages to the sights and sounds of 18th and 19th century maritime life. Suggested donation is $5 to tour the vessels. Battle sails and evening sails range from $49-$79.
    Squalicum Harbor Marina :: http://www.historicalseaport.org
  • 7:30pm The Birds 
    iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep continues with a production of The Birds at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The comedy by Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes features a new adaptation by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao, performed by a cast including teen actors from the Sylvia Center's Youth Acting Program. Entry is free to see the story of two citizens of Athens who have tired of their noisy city existence and set out in search of a better life. Entry is free, and no reservations are required. Additional showings happen July 25-27.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: ww.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 10:00am Summer Reading Bingo Challenge 
    As part of a Summer Reading challenge, children, teens and adults can pick up a BINGO card at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Prizes will be available for all age levels. Children in grades K-6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the card. Once the goal is met, come to the library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon, and "Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here" yard or poster sign.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Bow Farmers Market 
    The Bow Farmers Market is open from 1pm-6pm at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd. The market will be in operation Thursdays through Sept. 13.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dig Deep 
    Share growing tips and get your gardening questions answered at a "Dig Deep" event from 3pm-5pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Participants plan, plant and harvest the library garden monthly through September. No experience is necessary; tools and gloves will be provided.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    A seasonal "Blues, Brews & BBQ" series continues with music by the Atlantics from 5pm-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The open-air concerts continue Thursday through Sept. 12. Admission is $7-$10.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pub Run 
    Join BBay Running for a free Pub Run starting at 6pm in Ferndale at FrinGe Brewing, 5640 Third Ave. At the weekly event, BBay Ambassadors safely guide each pace group during the 3- to 5-mile runs, which are open to athletes of all levels and abilities. Tonight's excursion goes through Hovander Park, ending back at the brewery.
    FrinGe Brewing :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series 
    The Di Young Combo will bring their sultry jazz and pop sounds to the stage as part of an annual Summer Concert Series from 6pm-8pm at Elizabeth Park, 1000 Walnut St. The free, family-friendly concerts continue every Thursday through Aug. 22.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Riverwalk Concert Series 
    Johnny Bulldog will perform as part of the Riverwalk Concert Series from 6pm-8pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza. Additional concerts happen Thursdays through Aug. 8. Entry is free and all ages are welcome.
    Skagit Riverwalk Plaza :: http://www.mountvernonchamber.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Chuckanut Radio Hour 
    Bestselling author Erica Bauermeister reads from her new book of fiction, The Scent Keeper, as the featured author at the monthly taping of the Chuckanut Radio Hour at 6:30pm at the Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. The radio variety show will also feature music, groaner jokes, an episode of "As the Ham Turns," and performance poet Kevin Murphy. Tickets are $5.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Atwood Beer Dinner 
    Enjoy four small plates perfectly paired with four beers at an Atwood Beer Dinner happening from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Old World Deli, 1228 N. State St. A $40 fee reserves your spot (doesn't include tax or gratuities).
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm Good, Bad, Ugly 
    Watch "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at 7:30pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for "The Project"—which tonight will feature the monthly "Improv Mashup." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, July 19 24 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show alongside the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre 
    As part of Bellingham TheatreWorks' inaugural Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre, Tennessee Williams' family drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, plays in repertory with Sarah Ruhl's comedic The Clean House, and Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit through July 28 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In association with the Palliative Care Institute of Western Washington University, most Sunday matinees will include a discussion about the plays following the performance. Tickets are $20 per show, or $50 to attend all three.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. "Hike n' Cruise to Cypress Island" outings happen July 17, 27, 26 and 31. Both outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    (360) 474-7479
  • All Day Tall Ship Tours and Sails 
    History will come alive when the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain make their return to the area from Friday and Saturday at Squalicum Harbor Marina, 722 Coho Way. Educational programs, deck tours and sailing excursions will be part of the events—which introduce people of all ages to the sights and sounds of 18th and 19th century maritime life. Suggested donation is $5 to tour the vessels. Battle sails and evening sails range from $49-$79.
    Squalicum Harbor Marina :: http://www.historicalseaport.org
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 7:00pm Shakespeare Northwest 
    Head to William Shakespeare's mystical woods when A Midsummer Night's Dream kicks off Shakespeare Northwest's summer season with a performance at 7pm Friday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. At 7pm Saturday, Twelfth Night will premiere. The two plays will show in repertory through Aug. 17. Tickets are $12-$15. Family rates are available.
    Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater :: http://www.facebook.com/ShakesNW
  • All Day The Birds 
    iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep continues with a production of The Birds at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The comedy by Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes features a new adaptation by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao, performed by a cast including teen actors from the Sylvia Center's Youth Acting Program. Entry is free to see the story of two citizens of Athens who have tired of their noisy city existence and set out in search of a better life. Entry is free, and no reservations are required. Additional showings happen July 25-27.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: ww.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. The "party on the lawn" will feature delicious food options, live music, games and more. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • All Day Summer Reading Bingo Challenge 
    As part of a Summer Reading challenge, children, teens and adults can pick up a BINGO card at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Prizes will be available for all age levels. Children in grades K-6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the card. Once the goal is met, come to the library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon, and "Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here" yard or poster sign.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 10:00am NW Raspberry Festival 
    Celebrate the largest harvest of raspberries in North America at the annual Northwest Raspberry Festival taking place from 10am-8pm Friday, and 8am-5pm Saturday throughout Lynden. In addition to offering raspberry ice cream sundaes and smoothies, pies, flats and other local food products featuring the celebrated fruit, the event will include a basketball tournament, live music, craft vendors, a street market, a car show, a fun run, activities for kids, prize drawings and much more. Entry is free.
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Project Homeless Connect 
    People who are homeless in Whatcom County can receive free and confidential services--including dental care, medical exams, vision screening, women's health care, info on veteran benefits, housing assistance and more--at the annual "Project Homeless Connect" taking place from 9am-4pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. In addition to receiving free services, meals and personal items will be offered to all guests, and WTA buses will be free. If you're interested in volunteering, check out the website listed here to find out how.
    Bellingham High School :: http://www.phcwhatcom.com
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30am-11am every Friday in July at Boulevard Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
    Boulevard Park :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Books and Bites 
    Bring your lunch along and join a "Books and Bites" discussion focusing on The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin from 1pm-2:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Ferndale Farmers Market 
    Find fare from local farmers and artisans at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 2pm-6pm Fridays through Oct. 11 at a new locale next to the Grocery Outlet, 1750 LaBounty Dr.
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Family Story Night 
    Bellingham Storyteller's Guild members will lead an hour of coaching and an introduction to the craft at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, Family Story Night will commence. The free events are appropriate for ages 6 to adult.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Burlington Summer Nights 
    File Gumbo performs as part of the Burlington Summer Nights concert series from 6pm-8pm at the city's Visitor Center Amphitheater, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave. The free, family-friendly concerts continue Fridays through Aug. 16.
    Burlington Visitors Center :: http://www.burlingtonwa.gov/summernights
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Seafarers' Summer 
    The Port of Anacortes continues its seasonal Summer Concert Series with music by Miller Campbell from 6pm-8pm at Seafarers' Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers' Way. The free, family-friendly concerts continue Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 30.
    Seafarers' Memorial Park :: http://www.portofanacortes.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm USA dance event 
    The Sea Breeze Jazz Band will perform at a USA Dance event taking place from 7:15pm-10pm at the Majestic, 1026 N. Forest St. The fun kicks off with a Samba lesson, followed by a dance party and live music. All are welcome, including beginners, singles, couples, students and seniors. Entry is $7-$10.
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Festival of Musical Finale 
    The Bellingham Festival of Music concludes with a Gala Evening of Favorite Opera Arias and Choruses at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $12-$55; tickets to a post-show reception are an additional $25.
    Performing Arts Center Concert Hall :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Upfront Goes to Camp 
    Beat the summer heat by attending "Upfront Goes to Camp" shows at 9pm Fridays and Saturdays through July at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The improvised camp adventure will have all the fixings--including counselors, shenanigans, late-night hookups, rival camp pranks, and beyond. Tickets are $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
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TODAY 49 events
  • 10:53pm Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    A Wild West-inspired version of The Taming of the Shrew will be part of the 30th Bard on the Beach season at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Through Sept. 21, the Shakespearean favorite will show alongside the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, an India-based All's Well That Ends Well, and the riveting political drama Coriolanus. Tickets start at $26 (Canadian).
  • All Day Boating Center Open 
    Bellingham's Community Boating Center will be open through the summer from 10am until sunset daily at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes is currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre 
    As part of Bellingham TheatreWorks' inaugural Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre, Tennessee Williams' family drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, plays in repertory with Sarah Ruhl's comedic The Clean House, and Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit through July 28 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. In association with the Palliative Care Institute of Western Washington University, most Sunday matinees will include a discussion about the plays following the performance. Tickets are $20 per show, or $50 to attend all three.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • All Day Skagit Tours 
    As part of the annual Skagit Tours, Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours, Gorge powerhouse tours, and Ladder Creek Falls by Night events Thursdays through Mondays through the summer in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Prices for boat tours and other events range from $5-$45. Reservations are required.
  • 12:00pm Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • All Day Skagit Guided Adventures 
    This summer, join Skagit Guided Adventures for "Explore n' Cruise" outings to Vendovi Island Thursdays through Mondays. "Hike n' Cruise to Cypress Island" outings happen July 17, 27, 26 and 31. Both outings leave from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Reservations are required.
    (360) 474-7479
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. The "party on the lawn" will feature delicious food options, live music, games and more. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • All Day Tall Ship Tours and Sails 
    History will come alive when the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain make their return to the area from Friday and Saturday at Squalicum Harbor Marina, 722 Coho Way. Educational programs, deck tours and sailing excursions will be part of the events—which introduce people of all ages to the sights and sounds of 18th and 19th century maritime life. Suggested donation is $5 to tour the vessels. Battle sails and evening sails range from $49-$79.
    Squalicum Harbor Marina :: http://www.historicalseaport.org
  • 10:00am NW Art Beat Studio Tour 
    Twenty-two artists will show and sell their work at 15 creative spaces during Skagit Artists' 16th annual "NW Art Beat" from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the Skagit Valley. The free, self-guided studio tour features artists working in painting, ceramics, clay, drawing, encaustics, glass, found and recycled objects, sculpture, oils, pastels, photography, watercolor, mixed media, jewelry, and fiber arts. These artists will be opening their studios and in many cases demonstrating their practices throughout the weekend.
    Skagit County :: http://www.nwartbeat.com
  • All Day Plover Ferry Rides 
    The Plover ferry runs weekends through Sept. 2 from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursion on the oldest foot passenger ferry in the state is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
  • 10:00am Sand Sculpture Competition and Rollback Weekend 
    The annual Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Competition will be combined with the Rollback Weekend Car Show from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the Birch Bay waterfront. The two-day event features live music, a beer garden, vendors and more. To take part in the competition, please register in advance.
  • 10:00am Summer Book Sale 
    Purchase gently used books and DVDS when the Friends of the Birch Bay Library host a Summer Book Sale from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at their booth at the annual Sand Sculpture Competition and Rollback Weekend Car Show at Birch Bay Park. Sales and donations will support the Birch Bay Library building project.
    Birch Bay Park :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 9:00am Ferndale Renaissance Faire 
    Attend the inaugural Ferndale Renaissance Faire from 9am-6pm Saturday, and 9am-4pm Sunday at the Pioneer Park Soccer Fields, 2241 2nd St. Attendees can enjoy the royal Scottish court, pirates, fairies, Vikings, gypsies, European re-enactors with historically accurate demos, sword fighting, weaving, and other Old World skills. Saturday is historical day, and Sunday is fantasy day. Entry is free, but tickets are required.
    Pioneer Park Soccer Fields :: http://www.facebook.com/ferndalerenfaire
  • 7:30pm The Birds 
    iDiOM Theater's Summer Rep continues with a production of The Birds at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The comedy by Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes features a new adaptation by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao, performed by a cast including teen actors from the Sylvia Center's Youth Acting Program. Entry is free to see the story of two citizens of Athens who have tired of their noisy city existence and set out in search of a better life. Entry is free, and no reservations are required. Additional showings happen July 25-27.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: ww.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:00pm Shakespeare Northwest 
    Head to William Shakespeare's mystical woods when A Midsummer Night's Dream kicks off Shakespeare Northwest's summer season with a performance at 7pm Friday at Mount Vernon's Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. At 7pm Saturday, Twelfth Night will premiere. The two plays will show in repertory through Aug. 17. Tickets are $12-$15. Family rates are available.
    Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater :: http://www.facebook.com/ShakesNW
  • 5:30pm Seaside BBQ 
    Enjoy the ultimate beach barbecue experience at a "Seaside BBQ" event from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. The "party on the lawn" will feature delicious food options, live music, games and more. Reservations are recommended.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September 21, costumed guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays at Saturdays in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $17-$22.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 10:00am Summer Reading Bingo Challenge 
    As part of a Summer Reading challenge, children, teens and adults can pick up a BINGO card at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Prizes will be available for all age levels. Children in grades K-6 are encouraged to read a variety of things over the summer, inspired by suggestions on the card. Once the goal is met, come to the library to celebrate with a free book, mystery coupon, and "Summer Reading Superstar Lives Here" yard or poster sign.
    Bellingham Public Library :: http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 10:00am NW Raspberry Festival 
    Celebrate the largest harvest of raspberries in North America at the annual Northwest Raspberry Festival taking place from 10am-8pm Friday, and 8am-5pm Saturday throughout Lynden. In addition to offering raspberry ice cream sundaes and smoothies, pies, flats and other local food products featuring the celebrated fruit, the event will include a basketball tournament, live music, craft vendors, a street market, a car show, a fun run, activities for kids, prize drawings and much more. Entry is free.
  • 7:30am - 2:00pm Four routes, endless views 
  • 7:30am - 2:00pm Tour de Whatcom 
    Choose from scenic 22-, 44-, 62- or 100-mile bicycle rides as part of the 15th annual "Tour de Whatcom" starting at 7:30am in front of the Farmers Market at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $35-$75. Incite! Cycles will be the beneficiary of the ride.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.tourdewhatcom.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Choose from hotcakes, French toast or biscuits and gravy at a Pancake Breakfast happening from 8am-11am at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $2.50 for kids and $6 for adults and includes scrambled eggs, ham or sausage and beverages.
    Ferndale Senior Center :: (360) 384-6244
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm Shipwreck Day 
    More than 200 vendors will show and sell their wares at the massive community garage sale known as Shipwreck Day from 8am-5pm along Commercial Avenue in downtown Anacortes from 10th to 4th streets. The family-friendly event will also feature flea market and antique vendors, food stands and more.
    Downtown Anacortes :: http://www.shipwreckfest.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market2333 
    Attend the Mount Vernon Farmers Market from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 12 at the city's Riverwalk Park, 509 S. Main St. The market supports local farmers and growers in a family-friendly environment that offers fresh, healthy food including locally grown produce and baked goods.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Ayurveda, Eat Right for Your Type 
    Bharti Nagal helms "Ayurveda: Eat Right for Your Type" from 9am-2pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. This is the first in a series of classes combining yoga practice and Ayurvedic cooking, and will begin with breathing exercises before delving into the concept of the doshas--the three body or constitution types--and how to alter recipes according to the needs of each. Fees are $75.
    Community Food Co-o :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and much more at the 30th season of the Anacortes Farmers Market happening from 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 26 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
    Depot Arts Center :: ww.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Concrete Saturday Market 
    Fresh food, arts and crafts, and live music are part of the Concrete Saturday Market happening from 9am-3pm weekly through Labor Day weekend at the Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad St.
    Concrete Community Center :: http://www.concretesaturdaymarket.weebly.com
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Markets 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the IGA parking lot on Nugent's Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    North Fork Library :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Mind, Body, Spirit Fair 
    Discover the "power of you" at a Mind, Body, Spirit Fair taking place from 10am-4pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. Create your healing network, listen to inspiring and informative speakers, experience massages, Reiki and other healing modalities, and discover products for the mind, body, and spirit. Entry will be $5 at the door (free for kids under 12).
    Center for Spiritual Living :: http://www.mindbodyspiritbellingham.com
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Vendors will offer fresh produce, local honey, gorgeous flowers, arts and crafts and more at the Lummi Island Saturday Market happening from 10am-1pm Saturdays through the summer in the field next to the Islander Grocery, 2106 S. Nugent Rd.
    (360) 758-2815
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 27th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 21 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, regular events for the market include Demo Days and a Wednesday Market starting in June.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    Local farmers and artisans will sell their edible and creative wares at the Lynden Farmers Market from 10am-2pm every Saturday through Sept. 28 at Centennial Park, 319 Grover St.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Summer Seersucker Bicycle Ride 
    Dress in vintage wear from the 1920s and ’30s (think seersucker suits, leather lace-up shoes and flat caps) and take part in the Summer Seersucker Social Bicycle Ride starting at 10am at La Conner's Orange Rainbow and Espresso and meet at Christianson's Nursery for a riddle-themed scavenger hunt. End the day with raising a glass of cheer at Hellam’s Vineyard. Entry is $10-$15.
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm Correspondence Club 
    Anyone over 8 years old can show up for the monthly Correspondence Club gathering from 10:30am-12:30pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. Supplies, materials and instructional guidance will be provided for collage Mail Art, envelopes, postcards and more. Bring your addresses and your postage, and make it a good mail day.
    Mindport Exhibits :: http://www.mindport.org
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Cemetery Tours 
    The Lynden Pioneer Museum presents "A Walk Back in Time" tour from 11am-12pm at the Lynden Cemetery, 1975 Front St. Tour guides will explore the history of the city, burial practices and symbology used on many headstones. Entry is free; additional tours happen Saturdays through Sept. 28.
    Lynden Cemetery :: (360) 354-3675
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Your Fall Gardening Starts Now 
    Whatcom Master Gardeners will discuss cool-weather crops, perennial vegetables, protective covers and how to prepare your garden for winter at a "Your Fall Gardening Starts Now" presentation from 11am-12:30pm at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Entry is free.
    North Fork Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Camping at the Library 
    Kids in grades K-5 can sit around the "campfire" and listen to scary stories, sing camp songs and eat s'more in a cup at a "Camping at the Library " event at 11am at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is free.
    Deming Library :: (360) 592-2422
  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm Ask a Quilter 
    As part of the "Modern Quilts" exhibit, attend "Ask a Quilter" events from 2:30pm-4:30pm Saturdays through Aug. 24 at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Members of the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild will make themselves available to share information about modern quilt design and methods, answer questions and demonstrate techniques. Entry is included with admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nooksack River Walk 
    Learn about local salmon species, discover native plants and find aquatic insects at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack River Walk starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursions will be led by Nooksack River Steward naturalists Saturdays through Sept. 21.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Artist Talk with Judy Talley and Elizabeth Sandvig 
    Attend an Artist Talk with Judy Talley and Elizabeth Sandvig at 4pm in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. Before or after, check out Talley’s prints of barns that evoke the Skagit Valley with a beautifully graphic quality, and Sandvig’s ceramic sculptures of animals that recall the “Peaceable Kingdom” of her prior work.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm SpeakEasy 25 
    "Pig Tales: A Passel of Poetry" will be the theme of SpeakEasy 25 at 4pm in Everson at Alluvial Farms, 6825 Goodwin Rd. Paul Hunter will open the special reading, and nationally recognized poet and Pulitzer Prize nominee David Lee will be the featured guest. Entry is free; tips will be accepted. Weather permitting, the event will be held outside--so bring a lawn chair, water and sun protection.
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Feast and Frolic in the Field 
    Join Viva Farms to celebrate its farmers and the preservation of sustainable family farming at its third annual “Long Live Farms: Feast & Frolic in the Field” starting at 5:30pm in Mount Vernon at 16470 State Route 20. Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner with ingredients sourced from Viva farmers, paired with locally-crafted drinks. Following dinner, put on your dancing shoes for a lively show by FarmStrong. Tickets are $110.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Heart of Anacortes Summer Concert Series 
    Hear funk, Latin, jazz, R&B and more when Cascadia Groove continues the City of Anacortes' free Summer Concert Series from 6pm-8pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 Fourth St. The all-ages concerts continue Saturdays through Aug. 31. Refreshments from Anacortes Brewery will be available to purchase.
    Heart of Anacortes :: http://www.heartofanacortes.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Andrew Rivers 
    Standup comedian Andrew Rivers bring personal and hilarious storytelling to the stage for a 7pm show at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay. Aside from his television appearances on NBC and FOX, Rivers has been featured in the popular Truth or Drink web series from Buzzfeed and his DryBar Comedy Special has more than 13 million views on Facebook. Tickets are $18.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.eventbrite.com
  • 9:00pm - 11:30pm Salsa Night 
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's bimonthly "Saturday Salsa Night" taking place from 9pm-12am at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. The night will begin with an intro lesson, followed by an evening of dancing. Entry to the all-ages event is $5.
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