Sunday, December 30th, 2012
Tasting Winter Warmers at Bellingham’s Elizabeth Station
Teresa Schmidt

To the delight of Bellingham beer enthusiasts and oenophiles alike, Elizabeth Station opened in March 2012. This combination bottle shop, wine specialty store, convenience store, and soup/sandwich/cereal bar has something for everyone. A welcoming atmosphere, convenient location, and huge selection of beers, ciders and wines—sourced from near and far—made Elizabeth Station a hit from day […]

Friday, December 28th, 2012
Paddle to Beautiful Views at Clark’s Point
Todd Elsworth

Walking the trails at Clark’s Point in Bellingham takes some local knowledge to accomplish. There is no car parking available at the trailhead for access to the viewpoints on both the east and west side of this peninsula. You must get there by bike, walk, or boat. We chose to approach from the water. This […]

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
New Art Exhibit with Jill Feenstra at Chuckanut Brewery May 27 to July 15

Are you a fan of fine art? Then come on down to Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen (601 West Holly St) from May 27 to July 15 to view a new installation of work done by Jill Feenstra. The paintings and prints will surely be a treat to see and appreciate while you enjoy a cold […]

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
Theater in the Park: Sylvia Center Presents Outdoor Productions at Maritime Heritage Park in June

The first-ever outdoor theater show by Sylvia Center for the Arts in Bellingham will take place this summer in Maritime Heritage Park. Performances of The Emperor of the Moon will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 15–24 at 7:30 pm.  All six performances take place will be free to the public. On Fri -Sat, June 16-17, pre-show receptions will […]

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
Ski to Sea: Where to Celebrate with Bellingham Beer
Brandon Fralic

Ski to Sea — Whatcom County’s epic Memorial Day Weekend race — takes place May 28, 2017. Known as “the original adventure race”, this annual tradition began in 1973 and is still going strong over 40 years later. Teams begin at Mount Baker ski area, traversing 93 miles over a seven-leg relay. Officially, it all […]

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
10 Ways to Appreciate the Visual Arts of Bellingham and Whatcom County
Lorraine Wilde

You can get to know a lot about a community by the art being produced within it. Bellingham and Whatcom County host a complex, vibrant arts scene that includes a wide array, from the performing arts and poetry to the vastness of the visual arts. Here are just a sampling of the galleries, museums, guilds, events […]

Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Take a Walk on the West Side: Proposed Airport Trail Open House and Walk/Ride, June 3

The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation (WPRF) in Bellingham warmly invites the public to Take a Walk on the West Side: Proposed Airport Trail Open House & Walk/Ride on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The WPRF, in partnership with the Port of Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department, and Brio Laundry, will be […]

Friday, May 19th, 2017
Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise – Every Wednesday From May to September

Enjoy Local Brews, Delicious Snacks and Stunning Scenery Each week Boundary Bay Brewery will serve a variety of their award-winning beers, joined by 2 other Northwest breweries serving up their best brews aboard San Juan Cruises in Bellingham, WA. It’s just $39 for this cruise around Bellingham Bay & Chuckanut Bay, which includes tastings of […]

Friday, May 19th, 2017
Smith & Just, PS Place 1st in the 15th Annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament

The 15th Annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament, hosted by Boccemon and benefitting the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC), was Saturday, May 6 in Bellingham, WA. Thirty-two teams of 4, including many local favorites, competed in the largest bocce tournament in the Northwest. Smith & Just, PS, a public accounting firm from Seattle took this year’s […]

Friday, May 19th, 2017
SKI to SEA Kicks Off Race Season in Bellingham and 12 Weeks of Summer Events
Todd Elsworth

Each weekend in and around Bellingham there is inevitably a race or some fun outdoors event that brings the community and visitors together to enjoy sports and our recreational bounty. The full scope is outlined at BasecampBellingham.org . The “Grand Daddy” of them all is the iconic SKI to SEA Race on the Sunday of Memorial […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Whatcom Museum Sunset History Cruise Sets Sail on Tuesdays this Summer

The Whatcom Museum in Belligham, WA is pleased to announce the return of its popular summer history cruises along Bellingham Bay, now in its 34th year. For the 2017 season, the Museum is partnering again with San Juan Cruises for tour operation. The weekly cruises, which sail in July and August, will be offered on […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
2017 Ski to Sea Block Party at Boundary Bay Brewery May 26

Whatcom Events is gearing up for Ski to Sea weekend and it all starts with the Ski to Sea Block Party at Boundary Bay Brewery in downtown Bellingham. Head to the beer garden on Friday, May 26 for one of the biggest annual parties in Bellingham. The party starts at 5 p.m. and continues until […]

Monday, May 15th, 2017
Bellingham and Beyond
Heather Larson—Washington State Visitor's Guide

Best knows as a college town, Bellingham and the surrounding area and brimming with outdoor adventure, restaurants, and retail, not to mention abundant artistic talent. Read full feature from the state of Washington’s Visitor Guide, here. 

Monday, May 15th, 2017
See the Real Bellingham At Commercial Street Night Market

There’s no better way to get to know a town than by going to their public market. In addition to the Saturday Farmers Market, Downtown Bellingham has taken it one step further. The Commercial Street Night Market, hosted by the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, is the perfect way to kick off a weekend and get to […]

Monday, May 15th, 2017
June 2017 Events Happening at BelleWood Acres

Get out on the farm this summer at BelleWood Acres, just north of Bellingham, WA, offering apple orchards, spectacular views of Mt. Baker, a cafe, distillery and country-style gift shop. These special events are scheduled for June 2017. Discover Laurel: Tour Private Gardens and Local Gardening Businesses: Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. […]

Monday, May 15th, 2017
Seaside Discovery: Low Tide at Larrabee State Park
Hilary Parker

One of the natural wonders we are blessed with in the coastal Pacific Northwest is the intertidal pools that appear at low tide, revealing a whole world of critters who usually live under the water. The tide pools are especially remarkable during a minus tide. A minus tide is a low tide that falls below […]

Friday, May 12th, 2017
Tour Chuckanut’s South Nut Brewery May 20

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen located at 601 West Holly Street in Bellingham was awarded the National Small Brewpub/Brewer of the Year 2009 and National Small Brewery/Brewer of the Year 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The full service “Kitchen” serves from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm to guests of all ages with an […]

Friday, May 12th, 2017
Ticket Blitz at Woods Coffee Locations Offers Discounts for NW WA Fair in Lynden

The largest discounts of the year on admission tickets and carnival ride passes for the Northwest Washington Fair will be offered May 18 when it partners with Woods Coffee for the annual Ticket Blitz. Special prices will be offered during the Ticket Blitz from 7-11 a.m. Thursday, May 18 inside all Woods Coffee locations in […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
KAPOW Pop-Up Plaza in Bellingham June 2-3

Sustainable Connections announces a place making tour de force with the KAPOW Pop-Up Plaza, June 2-3, 2017. The event is open and free to the public. The State Street Herald parking lot will transform into a public platform for place making with the KAPOW Pop-Up Plaza. This temporary take over will illustrate the economic potential […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
SpringFest, Blaine’s Art Show and Market Returns May 20 and 21

SPRINGFEST is the annual art show and seasonal market in Blaine, Washington, happening on May 20 and 21, hosted by Blaine Harbor Art Gallery.  The event will feature beautiful and functional art on display by over 20 local artists and artisans, as well as live music.  This annual event is an opportunity to see what local […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Rockin’ for The RE Store at Boundary Bay, May 19

The RE Store and Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham announce Rockin’ for The RE Store, a benefit concert, raffle, and auction to support The RE Store’s Community Jobs Training program. This free for all-ages event will be held on Friday, May 19, from 5:30–10:00 p.m. in Boundary Bay’s outdoor beer garden. The event includes live […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Stones Throw Ski to Sea Block Party and Celebrations

Stones Throw Brewery in Bellingham has another Block Party in the works! All ages are invited to join the brewery with their Ski to Sea Block Party festivities on Saturday, May 27, 2017. As Fairhaven celebrates Bellingham’s annual relay race from Mount Baker to Bellingham Bay, Stones Throw will close the street in front of […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Aslan Celebrates their 3 year Anniversary with Block Party + What’s New on Tap

Join  Aslan Brewing in Bellingham, WA as they celebrate their 3 year Anniversary with live music and block party festivities, on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Musical acts include Maddie Pritchard, The Living Arrows, Mr. Feelgood and the Firm Believers, The Mountain Flowers, and Snug Harbor. They will be blocking […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Chuckanut & Cloudburst Tap Nut Burst Collaboration

Chuckanut Brewery and Cloudburst Brewing, from Seattle, are good brewing friends, with lots of respect for each other’s expertise in the brewing field. ‘Nut Burst’ is a collaboration lager made at Chuckanut Brewery that’s got a creamy white head and tropical fruit notes with an ABV of 6%. This delicious hoppy southern hemisphere lager will […]

Monday, May 8th, 2017
Behind the Beer with Sam Milne of Kulshan Brewing
Brandon Fralic

Ever wonder who makes your favorite beer? Most brewers are regular guys and gals who happen to have a passion for — and commitment to — the craft of brewing. Yet because they work tirelessly behind the scenes, their stories often go untold. So for this post, I’d like to introduce one of Bellingham’s homegrown […]

Monday, May 8th, 2017
Exploring Bellingham, Washington: First Stay at Hotel Bellwether
Lara Dunning—WanderwithWonder.com

The small city of Bellingham hugs the Washington coastline and nestles up to the craggy, snow-capped Cascade Range. This bustling college town is only a two-hour drive from Seattle, and a 1.5-hour drive from Vancouver, BC. When the opportunity to have a hosted two-day stay presented itself, I packed up my bags and headed north […]

Friday, May 5th, 2017
Iconic rock band Night Ranger playing at NW Washington Fair

The hard-rock sound of Night Ranger will be thumping at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden on Thursday, Aug. 17, part of The Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series. Night Ranger’s instantly recognizable single hits include “Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” “When You Close Your Eyes” and the anthemic “(You Can […]

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Community Invited to Celebrate 2nd Annual Billy Waples Day in Lynden, WA

One of Lynden’s founding fathers will be honored in the second annual Billy Waples Day, Sunday May 7, and the community is invited to join the celebration from noon to 5 p.m. The festivities include free chowder and ice cream cones from Drizzle, bread from Avenue Bread, giveaways and promotions by Village Books, tours of […]

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Downtown Bellingham’s Expanded Commercial Street Night Market to Launch in May

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership is proud to announce that the 2017 Commercial Street Night Market series will include six-night markets during the summer season, making the event a monthly series. From May through September, the Commercial Street Night Market will run every third Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. on the 1300 block of Commercial […]

Monday, May 1st, 2017
My World: Antonio Diaz – Chef and Salsa Dancer
Annika Hipple

In Spanish, the word “rumba” means party, a concept that sums up the spirits and Latin flavor that Lima native Antonio Diaz brings to his adopted hometown of Bellingham. A chef, musician and award-winning salsa dancer, Diaz serves up casual Peruvian dare at his downtown deli, Cafe Rumba, and shares the rhythms of Cuba and […]

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Children’s Art at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham May 5 – 27

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at 601 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, will feature work from Birchwood Elementary students for this year’s Allied Art of Whatcom’s 17th Annual Children’s Art Walk, from May 5 until May 27. The Annual Children’s Art Walk will be displayed throughout downtown Bellingham in honor of the state wide Art Education […]

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Fan Fun at Bellingham Anime Convention (BA-CON) Each May
Lorraine Wilde

Now in its eighth year, what first began in 2010 as a casual Saturday with 25 students at the Bellingham Public Library (BPL) has matured into a full-fledged convention expected to serve more than 1000 visitors from around the Pacific Northwest. Bellingham Anime Convention (BA-CON) has grown steadily, building on each year’s success, to offer art, games, […]

Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Tourism Spending Continues to Rise in Whatcom County
DAVE GALLAGHER—Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County posted some decent growth in the tourism industry last year, and it already appears to be off to a strong start in 2017. Last year visitors spent $588 million in Whatcom County, a 3 percent increase compared to 2015, according to a report by Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism. The data was compiled by […]

Friday, April 28th, 2017
Honey Moon Mead & Cider of Bellingham is Refreshingly Original
Sara Fontenot—Cidercraft Magazine

Tucked into the alleyway of Bellingham’s State Street hangs a full moon casting its shadow against the vibrant exterior of Honey Moon Mead & Cider. A production facility by day, Honey Moon transforms into a performance bar at night for locals to mingle and make themselves at home. “We are more about building community than […]

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema summer lineup offers fun films under the stars

Comedy, adventure and animated movies are all included in the 2017 Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema schedule presented by Ben Kinney & Keller Williams Realty in Bellingham, WA. Now in its 18th season of Saturday night movies, the series kicks off on June 24, 2017, with the 1984 comedy “Ghostbusters” followed by the 2016 blockbuster hit “Fantastic […]

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Chrysalis Inn & Spa Donates to Support Summer Camp for Children Facing Family Substance Abuse Challenges

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa in Bellingham, WA is proud to announce a donation in the amount of $2,160 to Compass Health, as part of its monthly nonprofit contribution program. This donation will specifically benefit the organization’s Camp Mariposa® program, a nationally recognized addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who are impacted by substance […]

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Celebrate your mom with Pierside’s Mother’s Day Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort

Pierside Kitchen at Semiahmoo Resort, an iconic seaside resort located on the Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, Wash., is celebrating special women everywhere with indulgent Mother’s Day dinner. A glass of sparkling wine will greet guests as a welcoming gift, followed by a prix fixe dinner. The Mother’s Day Dinner event will happen on Sunday, May […]

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
WWU professor Kristin Mahoney to Discuss British Author, Artist, and Activist Laurence Housman May 9

Western Washington University Associate Professor of English Kristin Mahoney will present “Out and Out from the Family to the Community: the Housmans and the Politics of Queer Sibling Devotion” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9 in Special Collections, Wilson Library 6th floor, on the WWU campus. The event is free and open to the […]

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Holiday Inn’s New Look Was Designed for the Millennial Mindset
Deanna Ting—Skift

The newly opened 153-room Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham in Bellingham, Washington is the first Holiday Inn to show off the brand’s new H4 guest room design. The design emphasizes flexibility above all. A “welcome nook” for guests to hang their coat, drop their keys, and plug in their devices, just as they would […]

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Bellingham, Seattle brewers team up on Hoppy Red
AARON SWANEY—Everett Herald

20 Days of Beer Week Wander Brewing; Melvin Brewing, Bellingham Style: Hoppy Imperial Red Stats: 8.4% ABV Available: In four packs of 16-ounce cans at Bothell’s The Hop and Hound, Lynnwood’s Special Brews, Bellingham’s Elizabeth Station, Seattle’s Brouwer’s Cafe and Bottleworks; on tap at select locations in Bellingham and Seattle. Read full piece here.

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Heliotrope Hotel – Extensive renovation transforms rundown inn into a Bellingham jewel

An aging inn that had become an eyesore in the Columbia neighborhood of Bellingham, WA has been extensively renovated by new local ownership and transformed into the Heliotrope Hotel. The 17-room hotel at 2419 Elm St. will open for guests on May 15. An open house for the community to see the many changes is […]

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham Opens in the Pacific Northwest with a New H4 Design

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the new-build 153-room Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites Bellingham hotel in Bellingham, Washington. The hotel, which is located steps away from Bellingham International Airport, is the first Holiday Inn property to open featuring the brand’s new H4 design, which was […]