Week of July 4, 2021

Sunday, July 4 10 events
  • All Day Great Ferndale Frontier Folly Scavenger Hunt 
    As part of "Summer of Fun" events taking place throughout Ferndale, people can participate in a citywide scavenger hunt dubbed the Great Ferndale Frontier Folly through July. Clues will be released through the City of Ferndale's Facebook, Twitter and website that will lead participants to find the hidden cow banners throughout Ferndale’s parks. Find the cows and complete other activities, such as talking with a veteran, finding an unusual plant or animal or visiting the police station to score points. The highest scoring teams win cash prizes, toys and more.
  • All Day Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Environmental Learning Center :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Columbia Neighborhood Chalk Festival 
    No skill is required for residents to take part in a Chalk Festival happening throughout the day in the Columbia neighborhood. Sign up to play with chalk on the sidewalk in front of your house in the morning. At noon, a group from the Bellingham Community Band will play a socially distanced set at Elizabeth Park, and musicians are encouraged to play from their front porches. Crafters, artists, gardeners and more can sign up to display and sell their wares.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Birchwood Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and more from as many as 10 growers and producers from 9am-2pm at the Birchwood Farmers Market in the neighborhood's former Albertsons parking lot, 1538 Birchwood Ave. The event takes place Sundays through October.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Skagit Valley Farmers Market 
    Attend the new Skagit Valley Farmers Market from 10am-2pm just north of Christianson's Nursery in and around the Vinery, 15612 Best Rd. The weekly market will feature a full range of community farmers and craft vendors every Sunday through Sept. 26.
  • 11:00am - 10:30pm Patriotic Parade and Fireworks 
    The City of Anacortes will host a Patriotic Parade starting at 11am at 3rd Street and Commercial Ave. (As a precaution, all participants must refrain from handing out any items to the viewing crowd.) At dusk, a fireworks display will take place over Fidalgo Bay.
  • 12:00pm - 11:00pm Tiny Town Celebration in La Conner 
    A Community Parade will start at 12pm on First Street in La Conner. The Tiny Town Celebration will include a 2:30pm concert by the CC Adams Band a Gilkey Square, and fireworks over the Swinomish Channel shortly after 9:30pm.
  • 12:00pm - 11:00pm Old Fashioned 4th of July 
    From 12pm-11pm the "Old Fashioned 4th" will take return to downtown Blaine's G Street Plaza with live music, a beer garden, art and craft vendors, food trucks, a scavenger hunt for kids, a library book sale and fabulous fireworks.
    Downtown Blaine :: http://www.blainechamber.com
  • 5:30pm - 9:30pm Hot Damn Scandal 
    Rock out to some of Bellingham's favorite music when Three for Silver and Hot Damn Scandal perform from 5:30pm-9:30pm at Paws for a Beer, 501 Harris Ave. The event will wrap up in enough time to ensure dogs that accompany humans can get home safe and sound before the fireworks display over Bellingham Bay. Tickets are $18. A food truck will be on site.
    Paws for a Beer :: http://www.pawsforabeer.com
  • 10:30pm - 11:30pm Blast Over the Bay 
    Join the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Bellingham for a "Blast Over the Bay" fireworks display starting at 10:30pm over the waters of Bellingham Bay at Zuanich Point Park, 1801 Roeder Ave.
    Zuanich Point Park :: http://www.bellingham.org
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Monday, July 5 3 events
  • 10:00am Great Ferndale Frontier Folly Scavenger Hunt 
    As part of "Summer of Fun" events taking place throughout Ferndale, people can participate in a citywide scavenger hunt dubbed the Great Ferndale Frontier Folly through July. Clues will be released through the City of Ferndale's Facebook, Twitter and website that will lead participants to find the hidden cow banners throughout Ferndale’s parks. Find the cows and complete other activities, such as talking with a veteran, finding an unusual plant or animal or visiting the police station to score points. The highest scoring teams win cash prizes, toys and more.
  • 11:30am Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Environmental Learning Center :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Live Music Mondays with Free Harmony 
    As part of a Live Music Mondays series, Free Harmony will perform from 6pm-8pm at Kulshan Brewing Company, 2238 James St. Entry is free to hear the duo comprised of Chuck Dingee and Sharon Mayson play a mix of originals and songs ranging from the 1960s to present by artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, the Beatles, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, the Police, Bonnie Raitt, and more.
    Kulshan Brewing Company :: http://www.kulshanbrewing.com
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Tuesday, July 6 2 events
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Wednesday, July 7 11 events
  • 2:00pm Community Boating Center Summer Hours 
    Sign up for summer classes and experiences and book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Summer rental hours are 2pm-8pm weekdays, and 10am-8pm weekends. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 6:00pm Piano Nights with Paul Klein and Aaron Guest 
    Pianist Paul Klein plays from 6pm-8pm every Tuesday in the Tap Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. From 6pm-8pm Wednesdays, Aaron Guest takes a turn at the piano. For now, Klein and Guest will be masked up and distanced from guests.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 6:00pm Bellinghistory Tours with the Good Time Girls 
    Through July, the Good Time Girls will lead free "Bellinghistory" tours at 6pm Wednesdays in Fairhaven, and 6pm Thursdays in downtown Bellingham. The Wednesday tours will highlight the Fairhaven district's unique evolution and origins as its own town. The downtown outing will explore the evolution of the city through historic buildings and sites, including stories about changes in culture, geology, architecture, transportation and more. Please register in advance for the free events, as space is limited.
    Downtown Bellingham, Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.bellinghistory.com
  • 6:00pm Piano Nights with Paul Klein and Aaron Guest 
    Pianist Paul Klein plays from 6pm-8pm every Tuesday in the Tap Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. From 6pm-8pm Wednesdays, Aaron Guest takes a turn at the piano. For now, Klein and Guest will be masked up and distanced from guests.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Rainbow Reads 
    Students in grades 6-12 can join Whatcom County Library System for virtual "Rainbow Reads" discussions from 3pm-4pm every Wednesday on Zoom. Do you love reading and stories with LGBTQIA+ characters? No matter your genre, or how you identify, this club is for you. This is a space place for LGBTQIA+ teens, allies and those who are interested in being part of an inclusive reading community. Register in advance, as space is limited.
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    Attend the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3pm-7pm every Wednesday through Oct. 13 at the city's Hammer Heritage Square located at Ferry and Metcalf streets.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm Wednesday Market at Waypoint 
    Bellingham Farmers Market's Wednesday Market takes place from 4pm-7pm weekly through Sept. 29 on the waterfront near the pump track at Waypoint Park, 300 W. Laurel St. Approximately 40 vendors will sell their edible and creative wares each week.
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Song Wrangler 
    Help celebrate the month of American independence by listening to the lively acoustic Americana stylings of Song Wrangler from 6pm-8pm in front of All That Jazz, 1015 Railroad Ave., #105. The concert is free.
    All That Jazz Boutique Gallery :: (360) 223-8325
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Bellingham Bay Brewers Cruise 
    San Juan Cruises continues its popular Bellingham Bay Brewers Cruise from 6:30pm-8pm every Wednesday through Sept. 22 leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $39 and include snacks and beer samples from local and regional breweries. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
    Bellingham Bay :: http://www.whales.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm A Memoir of Recovery 
    Authors Erica C. Barnett and Kristi Coulter will discuss Barnett's book Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking, Relapse, and Recovery at 7pm during a virtual discussion on Zoom. She expands on her personal story to confront the dire state of addiction in America, the rise of alcoholism in American women in the last century, and the lack of rehabilitation options available to addicts. At a time when opioid addiction is a national epidemic and one in 12 Americans suffers from alcohol abuse disorder, Quitter is indispensable reading for our age and an ultimately hopeful story of Barnett's own hard-fought path to sobriety. Register in advance.
  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm In-Cider Jokes Comedy Hour 
    Nikki Kilpatrick will host an InCider Jokes Comedy Hour at 8pm at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave., suite 101. Tonight's featured act will be Kris Anderson, with Stephanie Nam starring. Tickets to the monthly 21-and-over show are $5-$40 to reserve a seat or table. All proceeds go directly to the performers.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
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Thursday, July 8 11 events
  • 11:30am Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • All Day Community Boating Center Summer Hours 
    Sign up for summer classes and experiences and book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Summer rental hours are 2pm-8pm weekdays, and 10am-8pm weekends. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 6:00pm Piano Nights with Paul Klein and Aaron Guest 
    Pianist Paul Klein plays from 6pm-8pm every Tuesday in the Tap Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. From 6pm-8pm Wednesdays, Aaron Guest takes a turn at the piano. For now, Klein and Guest will be masked up and distanced from guests.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 6:00pm Bellinghistory Tours with the Good Time Girls 
    Through July, the Good Time Girls will lead free "Bellinghistory" tours at 6pm Wednesdays in Fairhaven, and 6pm Thursdays in downtown Bellingham. The Wednesday tours will highlight the Fairhaven district's unique evolution and origins as its own town. The downtown outing will explore the evolution of the city through historic buildings and sites, including stories about changes in culture, geology, architecture, transportation and more. Please register in advance for the free events, as space is limited.
    Downtown Bellingham, Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.bellinghistory.com
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Barkley Market 
    Peruse goods from local vendors, check out food truck options for lunch and listen to live music at the Barkley Market from 11am-3pm at the Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Dr. The event takes place every Thursday through Aug. 26.
    Barkley Village Green :: http://www.barkleyvillage.com
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm Happy Hour Concert Series 
    Singer and songwriter Robert Blake leads a Happy Hour Concert Series taking place every Thursday from 4pm-8pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The weekly event will consist of rotating Stringband musicians selected by Blake. Mix Masala food truck will be on hand. The free events are part of a new Garden Parties lineup taking place throughout the summer.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Concert Series with Pacific Twang 
    Pacific Twang continues the Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series with country, swamp rock and Americana sounds from 6pm-8pm at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. Reservations aren't required at this time, but attendees are expected to self-regulate and social distance as needed, wear a mask if not fully vaccinated, and stay home if they don't feel well. Additional Thursday night concerts include Free Harmony (July 15), High Mountain String Band (July 22), Tracy Spring and Jezebel's Mother (July 29), D'vas and Dudes (Aug. 5), 4TENS Band (Aug. 12), the Sweet Goodbyes (Aug. 19), CraigO's Planet Groove (Aug. 26), and bandZandt (Sept. 2). Entry to all shows is free.
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Blus, Brews, & BBQ with the Naughty Blokes 
    The Naughty Blokes will play at a "Blues, Brews & BBQ" series taking place from 6pm-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. Upcoming shows include the Chris Eger Band (July 15 and Aug. 9), Stacy Jones Band (July 22), Lowdown Brass Band and Chicago Big Brass Band (July 29), the Dizzy's (Aug. 5), Jasmine Green (Aug. 12 and Sept. 9), Lemon Creek (Aug. 26), and the return of the Atlantics (Sept. 2). Tickets are $15.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Comedy Night at Station 49 
    Bellingham Entertainment presents "Comedy Night" at 7pm in Blaine at Station 49, 4620 Birch Bay Lynden Rd. The material will be geared towards those 18 and older, but all ages are welcome. The host for the evening will be Jack Stewart. Sean Flikke will be featured, and Lisa Wallen will headline the event. Entry is $5. The event will take place outdoors, and inclement weather may cancel the show.
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Queens of Cider with Betty Desire 
    The one and only Betty Desire hosts a bimonthly "Queens of Cider" event at 8pm at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave. She'll be bringing some guest queens along for the fun and will fill the bar with live songs, sassy humor and a loud and proud performance. Entry is $5-$40, depending on how many people will be seated at your table. Bring along extra dollar bills to tip your queens. Reservations are recommended.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm Local Laughs Open Mic Comedy 
    Attend a "Local Laughs" Open Mic Comedy at 9pm at Bellingham's Local Public House, 1427 Railroad Ave. The event takes place every other Thursday, and features sets of five minutes for wannabee comedians. All topics are allowed, but no racism, homophobia, sexism, transphobia, ablism, rape jokes or "general shittiness" will be allowed. Please be vaccinated; disposable mic covers will be provided. Entry is free.
    Local Public House :: http://www.thelocalpublichouse.com
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Friday, July 9 11 events
  • All Day Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • All Day Community Boating Center Summer Hours 
    Sign up for summer classes and experiences and book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Summer rental hours are 2pm-8pm weekdays, and 10am-8pm weekends. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" community program exploring local trails and parks from 9:30am-11am every Friday. Please bring a simple, healthy snack, dress for the weather, register in advance and follow all COVID-19 safety precautions. Suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. Park, meeting location and directions will be revealed after registration.
    Whatcom County :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Peaceful Poetry Workshop 
    Village Books and the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center will team up to present a virtual Peaceful Poetry Workshop for youth 18 and younger from 10am-11am on Zoom. Local author Liz Vignali will lead the "Breaking Bread" workshop, focusing on the idea of connecting through food. Register in advance for the free event.
  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm Ferndale Public Market 
    The Ferndale Public Market takes place from 2pm-6pm in the parking lot of the Ferndale Grocery Outlet, 1750 LaBounty Dr. They'll be on hand to punctuate the end of your work week with fresh fare every Friday through Oct. 8.
    Ferndale Grocery Outlet parking lot :: http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Clearbrook Dixie Band 
    Listen to vintage jazz of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s when the Clearbrook Dixie Band performs from 3:30pm-5:30pm at the Barkley Village Gazebo in Bellingham. Bring a folding chair, sunhat and shades--dancing shoes are optional. The free concert is being presented by the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society.
    Barkley Village Gazebo :: http://www.bellinghamjazz.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail 
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food when the three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" takes place this week aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. Additional sails happen July 23, Aug. 6, 13 and 20, and Sept. 3. Please review the ship's COVID-19 safety guidelines in advance of your trip.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Friday Night Band Series 
    Geof Morgan, Marie Eaton, and Richard Scholtz will perform as part of a Friday Night Band Series from 6pm-8pm at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The concerts continue July 16 (Triple Mood), and July 23 (Alicia Dauber). Entry is free.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Camp Cider with One Land Bridge 
    One Lane Bridge will perform jazz standards, blues, country, Latin, pop, rock and more from 7pm-9pm on the "Camp Cider" patio at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave., suite #101. Tickets are $20 per table (up to six people).
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Anissa Jazz Trio 
    Listen to the Anissa Jazz Trio help celebrate the month of American independence at a free concert taking place from 7pm-9pm in front of All That Jazz Boutique Gallery, 1015 Railroad Ave. Entry to the outdoor concert is free.
    All That Jazz Boutique Gallery :: (360) 223-8325
  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm Flicks in the Park 
    As part of the City of Ferndale's Summer of Fun lineup, a "Flicks in the Park" series continues with showing of Labyrinth at dusk in the historic Pioneer Village. The free events concludes with a screening of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade on Fri., July 16. Gates open at 9pm. COVID guidelines will be followed.
    Pioneer Village :: http://www.cityofferndale.org
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Saturday, July 10 31 events
  • 3:00pm Bellingham Festival of Music Returns 
    The Bellingham Festival of Music will resume a truncated season of live concerts from July 10-18 at Western Washington University Performing Arts Center, 516 High St. To comply with the state’s pandemic reopening plan and County Health Department guidelines, the Festival, in close collaboration with WWU, has compressed its season from three weeks to nine days and from seven performances to five. There will be three orchestral and two chamber music programs under the artistic direction of conductor Michael Palmer. The Festival’s ensemble-in-residence, the Calidore String Quartet, will present its annual concert and its individual members will also be featured as concerto soloists in the orchestra programs. Tickets for all programs will be $50, the price reflecting costs that are unique to COVID-compliance. Seats will be unreserved. There will be 20 free tickets at every concert for first responders.
    WWU Performing Arts Center :: http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
  • 11:00am Larry Richmond at Good Earth Gallery 
    Ceramic baskets by Larry Richmond will be highlighted from 11am-5pm daily through Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays through July at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. A reception will take place from 5pm-8pm Fri., July 23 as part of the return of the Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk.
    Good Earth Pottery :: http://www.goodearthpots.com
  • All Day Diablo Lake Boat Tours 
    Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute will team up to offer Diablo Lake Boat Tours starting this week with outings aboard the Alice Ross IV at 11:30am and 2:30pm Thursdays through Mondays leaving from NCI's Environmental Learning Center. Once aboard, you'll learn about the area's indigenous inhabitants, biodiversity, geology and the unique relationship between the North Cascades environment and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Tickets are $22-$45 and include a snack pack including locally sourced fruits and vegetables, local cheese and a meat protein, two cookies and juice. Reservations are required, as boat capacity is limited for public health.
    Diablo Lake :: http://www.ncascades.org
  • All Day Community Boating Center Summer Hours 
    Sign up for summer classes and experiences and book rentals for a dinghy, kayak, keelboat, paddle board or rowboat at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Summer rental hours are 2pm-8pm weekdays, and 10am-8pm weekends. Please schedule your rentals in advance online.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 11:00am Cabin Rain Revisited 
    "Cabin Rain Revisited," featuring paintings by the late Northwest master William Slater from 1939-2007, shows from 11am-6pm daily (except Tuesdays) through July in Mount Vernon at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 504 S. First St.
    Perry and Carlson Gallery :: http://www.perryandcarlson.com
  • 11:00am Signature Member Show 
    Peruse works by NW Pastel Society artists at a "Signature Member Show" from 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday from July 2-Aug. 2 in Anacortes at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. More than 50 panels will depict various styles of work and methods of craftsmanship.
    Scott Milo Gallery :: http://www.scottmilo.com
  • 12:00pm Fluid Formations and More at Whatcom Museum 
    View "Fluid Formations: The Legacy of Glass in the Pacific Northwest," "El Zodíaco Familiar," "All Dressed Up," "Silk for Suffragettes and Schoolchildren: The Impact of Kimono on European and American Design Practices, c. 1890-1930," "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence," and "People of the Sea and Cedar" from 12pm-5pm Thursdays through Sundays at the Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. COVID-19 directives are in place. Entry fees are $5-$10.
    Whatcom Museum :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 11:00am Flags and Monuments 
    Check out award-winning Pacific Northwest artist Sheila Klein's new exhibit, "Flags and Monuments," from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Aug. 1 in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. In the show, Klein remakes the images of flags and monuments with crocheting, stitchery and weaving. This body of work was completed over the past four years.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 10:00am Jacobson and O'Neill 
    View works by ceramicist and mixed-media artist Sara Jacobson and sculptor Brian O'Neill from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday through Aug. 1 in Edison at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: http://www.smithandvalleegallery.com
  • 10:00am An Artist's Universe at Hotel Bellwether 
    View painter and mixed-media master David Syre's latest installation, "An Artist's Universe," hanging throughout the corridors, lobby and dining room of Hotel Bellwether and the Lighthouse Grill--where you'll be welcome to wander the halls to grasp his methods and creative dialogues. The works will be on display through the summer.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.davidsyreart.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    Peruse a variety of produce, flowers and artisan wares at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market from 9am-2pm at the city's Riverwalk Park, 509 S. First St. The market takes place Saturdays through Oct. 9.
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Lake Whatcom Triathlon 
    Enjoy an open-water swim, riding the rolling hills along the North Shore, and running the trails of Whatcom Falls Park at the return of the Lake Whatcom Triathlon starting at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2114 Electric Ave. Olympic and sprint-distance triathlons, aquabike, and a kids' Splash 'n Dash will be options. All ages and levels are welcome. Fees vary.
    Bloedel Donovan Park :: http://www.lakewhatcomtriathlon.com
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Farmers Markets 
    From 9am-3pm, stop by the Twin Sisters Farmers Market's Nugents Corner Market in the parking lot of the Bluebird Building, 3833 Mt. Baker Hwy. From 10am-3pm, the Kendall Market will take place in the parking lot of the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The cooperative markets continue Saturdays through October.
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Attend the 32nd annual Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts and Community Center, 611 R. Ave. The event takes place Saturdays through Oct. 31.
    Depot Arts and Community Center :: http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Stop by the Lummi Island Saturday Market from 10am-1pm in the field next to the Islander Grocery, 2106 S. Nugent Rd. The market will feature produce, art and good works from island nonprofits Saturdays through Sept. 4.
    Islander Grocery :: (360) 758-2815 or http://www.ourlummisland.org
  • 10:00am - 11:30am Late Season Vegetable Gardening Class 
    Attend a free "Late Season Vegetable Gardening" class from 10am-11:30am in Ferndale at the Hovander Homestead Park demonstration gardens, 5299 Nielsen Ave. Whatcom Master Gardener Alice Wales will explain how to go about fall and winter vegetable gardening--the best time to plant, choosing suitable plants, and protecting your plants and soil. Advance registration is not required.
    Hovander Homestead Park :: http://www.whatcommgf.org/public-events
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Concrete Saturday Market 
    The Concrete Saturday Market takes place from 10am-1pm at the Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad Ave. The longtime event continues Saturdays through Sept. 4.
    Concrete Community Center :: http://www.concretesaturdaymarket.com
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Lynden Farmers Market 
    The Lynden Farmers Market will be operating from 10am-2pm at the city's Centennial Park, located the corner of 4th and Grover streets. Procure fresh produce and more at the market Saturdays through Sept. 25.
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The Bellingham Farmers Market continues its 29th season from 10am-2pm Saturdays through December at Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Attendees can expect about 60-70 vendors per market day, including farmers, food producers and artisans offering locally grown and produced goods.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm Summer Market Series 
    As part of a Summer Market Series, walk the acreage, visit a farm stand, pick berries or veggies and peruse fare from more than 20 local artisans at a Farm Market taking place from 10am-4pm at Birch Bay Home Farm, 8020 Kickerville Rd. The free rain-or-shine events happen again July 24, Aug. 28, and Sept. 11. COVID restrictions may apply.
    Birch Bay Home Farm :: http://www.homefarm.farm
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm Award-Winning Book Club 
    Discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah at an Award Winning Book Club meeting with the Whatcom County Library System from 10:30am-12pm on Zoom. Join in for a friendly and lively discussion, even if you didn't finish the book.
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm Whatcom Art Market featuring Karen Tobiassen 
    Works by as many as 45 Whatcom Art Guild members can be viewed from 11am-5pm Tuesdays through Sundays at Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11th St. Through July 11, "luggage tag lady" and quilter Karen Tobiassen's work will be highlighted.
    Whatcom Art Market :: http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm share spot 
    Birchwood Food Desert Fighters hosts a Share Spot from 12pm-2pm Saturdays offering free food to take or share in the parking lot of the Industrial Credit Union, 3233 Northwest Ave. Volunteers are often needed on Saturdays, and during the week. COVID safety protocols are in place.
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Book Sale Afternoons 
    Friends of the North Fork Library will host "Book Sale Afternoons" from 1pm-4pm Saturdays through July 31 in the backyard of the North Fork Community Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. Attendees can browse a fabulous selection of used books at budget prices.
    North Fork Community Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm Rebel Artists of Whatcom County 
    A variety of artists and artisans sell their creative wares at the Rebel Artists of Whatcom Art Market from 3pm-6pm every Saturday at downtown Bellingham's Commercial Street Plaza, 1315 Commercial St. A rotating roster of vendors takes part in each week's event--check the collective's Facebook page beforehand to find out who will be in attendance.
  • 3:00pm - 9:00pm Haynie Opry Tribute to Carl Perkins 
    Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band play a special tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend Carl Perkins ("Blue Suede Shoes," "Honey Don't," etc.) at a Haynie Opry concert at 7pm in Blaine at the Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. Show up at 3pm for a gospel matinee. Tickets will be $5 for the early show and $10 for the late show, and can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before showtime.
    Haynie Grange :: (360) 366-3321
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm Farmstrong Brewing Block Party 
    Hear rocking sets from the Chris Eger Band; Ebb, Slack, & Flood; and Jupiter's Trail at a Welcome Back Block Party taking place from 4pm-8pm in Mount Vernon at Farmstrong Brewing, 110 Stewart Rd. The beer garden will be extended for the day, and all ages are welcome (lawn chairs are encouraged). Tickets are $15 for adults 21 and older and $10 for designated drivers and those under 21 (infants are free).
    Farmstrong Brewing :: http://www.farmstrongbrewing.com
  • 5:30pm - 9:30pm Karl Blau and Jacob Navarro 
    Two of Skagit's own, Karl Blau and Jacob Navarro, will join forces with the Crane Truck Circus for a show taking place from 5:30pm-9:30pm at the Guemes Island General Store. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to stake out a cozy space for you and your pod. Please follow local and CDC guidelines regarding masks and social distancing while watching the fun. Tickets are $10 for the circus only, and $25 for the circus and the music.
    Guemes Island General Store :: http://www.guemesislandgeneralstore.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Swing Street Dance 
    Attend a Swing Street Dance from 6pm-9pm on portable street dance floors in front of All That Jazz Boutique Gallery, 1015 Railroad Ave, #105. It is asked that there only be one couple per floor, and that couples be either completely vaccinated or masked. The event takes place again July 24, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28.
    All That Jazz Boutique Gallery :: (360) 223-8325
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm John Pinetree and the Yellin' Degenerates 
    Hear music mixing decades and genres with fresh arrangements of well-known favorites and original "edge of the blues" tunes when John Pinetree and the Yellin' Degenerates perform for the first time since 2020 at 7pm at the Firehouse Arts & Events Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Pinetree (John Paynich) is a singer/songwriter who has played harmonica with some of the greats--G Love and Special Sauce, Taj Mahal, and James Brown. Tickets are $20.
    Firehouse Arts and Events Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingarts.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Camp Cider with Brittany Collins 
    Soulful Americana artist Brittany Collins performs from 8pm-10pm on the "Camp Cider" patio at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave., suite #101. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 day-of. All cover proceeds for pre-sale tickets go directly to the artist.
    Thousand Acre Cider House :: http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com
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