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 […]

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
City accepting entries for “Essence of Bellingham” Photo Contest

The City of Bellingham and the Whatcom Museum are excited to announce the acceptance of entries for the “Essence of Bellingham” photo competition. This is an opportunity for amateur and professional photographers of all ages to submit photos that capture the true “essence” of Bellingham and document the history of our ever changing community. “This […]

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
“Revived, Refurbished and Recent” dance show at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center March 4-5

Kuntz and Company, a non-profit dance and theatre company located in Bellingham, WA, will present “Revived, Refurbished and Recent” at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. March 4 and 5, 2016. There will also be a matinee on March 5 at 2 p.m. “Revived, Refurbished and Recent” is a repertory concert consisting of […]

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
Sculpture Northwest Art Talk on Feb. 18

Enjoy an art presentation at Sculpture Northwest Gallery, 203 Prospect Street, Suite 101, Room 203 in Bellingham on Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free but a $5 donation is recommended. Peter Rand and Jason Reed Brown will discuss their creative process while sharing film and slides of their art with a reception to […]

Monday, February 8th, 2016
30th Anniversary of the Mt Baker Legendary Banked Slalom
Todd Elsworth

You’re invited to join in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom February 18-21, 2016. This is a chance for you to see the world’s top snowboarders descend the curvy course. Get up to Mt Baker Ski Area to watch and be a part of the fun! Here’s a historical perspective […]

Monday, February 8th, 2016
Perfect Valentine’s Gifts from Downtown Bellingham’s Chocolate and Specialty Shops
Teresa Schmidt

Downtown Bellingham is a lively place all year round. And for Valentine’s Day, it’s your one-stop shop for everything you need to make your sweetheart smile. Handmade chocolates, flowers, cards and romantic gifts can all be picked up within a few blocks. So park your car or bike and hit the sidewalk for some fun—and delicious—Valentine’s shopping. Chocolatiers in […]

Monday, February 8th, 2016
Sumas International Kart Racing Offers FREE Kart Racing for Kids

Sumas International Motorsport Academy (SIMA) is looking for 10 kids from 5-7 years old, who would like to participate in one of the greatest family sport Whatcom County has to offer – kart racing. On April 9-10, SIMA will host its Junior Driver Search try out. The 10 winners of the try out will be […]

Friday, February 5th, 2016
Board the Schooner Zodiac for a San Juan Islands “Lighthouse Tour” April 7-10

Travel by sail to see historic island lighthouses up close. The tall ship Schooner Zodiac, based in Bellingham, WA, is hosting a 4-day tour of the lighthouses in the San Juan Islands. The cruise will take place April 7-10, 2016. The Zodiac will circumnavigate the islands and visit the most scenic lighthouses, many of which […]

Friday, February 5th, 2016
Exhibit Featuring Celebrated Northwest sculptor opens at Whatcom Musuem Feb. 27

“Faith in a Seed: Philip McCracken’s Sculpture and Mixed-Media Painting” features one of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinguished artists, Philip McCraken. The exhibit can be seen at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building at 250 Flora St. in Bellingham, WA from Feb. 27 through June 5, 2016. Philip McCracken—born in Bellingham in 1928—studied with British sculptor Henry […]

Friday, February 5th, 2016
Silent Film Series at the Mount Baker Theatre continues with “The Long Lost Sherlock” on Feb. 21

The Mount Baker’s Theatre’s Silent Film Series, featuring live music, continues with “The Long Lost Sherlock” on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. Guest organist and historic preservationist Dennis James is host, curator and musician for these events, which celebrates the centennial anniversary of classic films from 1916. James researches each film to provide period-authentic […]

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Vartanyan Estate Winery Valentine’s Day and Spring Wine Pre-Release Events

Listed below are descriptions of upcoming February events at the Vartanyan Estate Winery, located at 1628 Huntley Road in Bellingham, WA. Feb. 12-14: Valentine’s Red Wines and Chocolates Bellingham residents and visitors are invited to bring their Valentine to the Vartanyan Estate Winery for wine and chocolate tastings. This year chocolate ganache by Chocolate Necessities […]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
New Landbier Released at Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen in Bellingham

Landbiers are creative, rustic style lager beers brewed in the countryside in Germany. Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA excels at German lager beers so it was only natural the brewery would eventually make a Landbier. Past Chuckanut brewer Kevin Davey, now getting ready to open Wayfinder Beer in Portland, collaborated with the Chuckanut brewers on […]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Recreation Northwest Executive Director Announced as 2016 St Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal

The Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade announces the 2016 Grand Marshal: Todd Elsworth. He will officially inherit the title on Feb. 4 at the Boundary Bay Brewery’s sashing ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. Last year’s Grand Marshal, Fire Chief Bill Newbold, as well as the Bellingham Firefighter Pipes & Drums, will be present. A […]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Pizza’zza Crowdfunds to build Mobile Pizzeria, joining Bellingham’s food truck scene

Pizza’zza, Bellingham’s long-time pizzeria located in Yorky’s Markets, announced this week that it is breaking into the food truck scene with a custom-built food trailer, expected to launch this spring. Pizza’zza is raising money for the project through the rewards-based crowd-funding platform, Indiegogo. The 21-foot trailer was designed by and is being constructed at TriVan […]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Whatcom Transportation Authority Invites Public to Share Priorities for Bus Service in online “Planning Game”

The Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) invites Whatcom County residents to express their preferences for additional service by playing its online “Planning Game.” The Planning Game allows people to create a package of service enhancements, for example more frequent evening service in Bellingham, or Sunday service to communities outside Bellingham. Each enhancement is assigned a cost, […]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Sweetheart Dinner at Chuckanut Brewery Feb. 14

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham is offering a romantic 3-course prix fixe dinner with beer pairing suggestions the evening of Sunday, Feb. 14, 5 p.m. to close. Valentines Day is the perfect opportunity to show your sweetheart how much you care, so make a reservation for a dinner of love before it’s too late. […]

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Craig Ferguson Show at the Mount Baker Theatre Rescheduled to March 6, 2016

Comedian Craig Ferguson’s show at the Mount Baker Theatre that was previously scheduled for March 18, 2016 has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Unavoidable circumstances have again caused Ferguson to reschedule several tour dates in the Northwest, but the Mount Baker Theatre is pleased to still be able to connect […]

Monday, February 1st, 2016
Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Whatcom County
Teresa Schmidt

It’s time for Super Bowl 50, and for all of us Seattle Seahawks fans, it’s more than a little disappointing that we won’t be in the big game. But, there’s always next season, right? And by now, we’ve had enough time to accept our fate and work up some excitement for Super Bowl Sunday. Sure, the level of enthusiasm won’t be […]

Monday, February 1st, 2016
Aslan Brewing Company announces beer releases, tours and events in February

Based in Bellingham, WA, Aslan Brewing Co. promises 100 percent craft and organic beers. Aslan Brewery is located on 1330 N. Forest Street. Listed below are Aslan’s beer releases, tours and events in Whatcom County during the month of February 2016. BEER RELEASES NELSON SAUVIN BELGIAN BLOND 6.5% ABV // 21 IBU // 1.064 OG, […]

Monday, February 1st, 2016
Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa Hosts “Dogs Day Weekend” Feb. 18-20

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, is celebrating man’s best friend with the second annual Dog Days Weekend in honor of National Love Your Pet Day on Saturday, Feb. 20. No dog? No problem. Semiahmoo will be partnering with Rescued Hearts NW, Alternative Human Society, Happy Tails, and Happy Home to host an adoption center for those […]

Monday, February 1st, 2016
West African Dance and Drum Performers Will Perform and Teach in Bellingham, Feb. 19-21

Join N’nato Camara and Lamine Soumah for a West African Dance and Drum weekend from Feb. 19-21 at Western Washington University. N’nato and Lamine, along with several of their colleagues from Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., will be in Bellingham, WA for three days of West African dance and music. Makenzie Graham is the driving force […]

Monday, February 1st, 2016
Discovering Artifacts Restaurant and Wine Bar in Downtown Bellingham
Lauren Kramer

If you love good wine and sophisticated munchies, put Artifacts on your calendar. The new restaurant in Bellingham’s Lightcatcher Museum has a cozy interior with 18 seats (open year-round) and a massive courtyard that will open for outdoor dining in the spring and summer. The space was recently transformed by new owners Jeff Wicklund, who […]

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
Bellingham Festival of Music Announces 23rd Season July 1-17, 2016

Performances of the Mozart “Requiem” and Mahler “Fourth Symphony,” plus appearances by guest soloists Lynn Harrell, Cho-Liang Lin, Kuok-Wai Lio, Peter Serkin, and the resident Calidore String Quartet will highlight the 23rd season of the Bellingham Festival of Music on July 1-17, 2016. The annual spring concert on April 1 will feature violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg […]

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Two Acclaimed String Instrument Duos to Perform at the Mount Baker Theatre Feb. 27

Two world-renowned musical partnerships will be celebrated on stage for one-night-only performance at the Mount Baker Theatre on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m.  “A Fiddler’s Feast” showcases the pairings of Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas and Jay Unger and Molly Mason. All musicians of enormous talent, their combined resumes include feature performances on major motion […]

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Live Nation presents Elvis Costello at the Mount Baker Theatre, April 17

Live Nation welcomes Elvis Costello with special guest Larkin Poe to the Mount Baker Theatre on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Tickets for the performance will go on sale on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com. Elvis Costello’s solo dates over the last several years are lauded by critics and fans, called “unforgettable” and “The […]

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Mayor declares 2016 “Energy Year” in the City of Bellingham

In recognition of major initiatives to save energy, enhance renewable energy and respond to the challenges of climate change, Mayor Kelli Linville and the City of Bellingham will declare 2016 as “Energy Year” in the City of Bellingham. Mayor Linville will officially announce 2016 as the “Energy Year” at an event to be held from […]

Monday, January 25th, 2016
Winter on the Mount Baker Highway – Alpine Sunsets atop Huntoon Point

The recent clear skies and plentiful snow in the North Cascades are refreshing for the soul. Once you get a taste, you have to go back. Soon! The end of the Mount Baker Highway is our launch point. We were up for a quick drive and a guaranteed spectacular alpine sunset. It was a quickie […]

Monday, January 25th, 2016
Find Fresh, Classic and On-Trend Home Decor at Grandiflora in Lynden
Teresa Schmidt

This time of year, we seem to spend more time at home, waiting for the rain to let up so we can get out and play. But if you’re like me, you also welcome the chance to slow down, hibernate a bit and recharge the batteries. Being home feels good during winter’s dark days and long […]

Sunday, January 24th, 2016
Ski report: Off and on snow showers boost ample slope coverage for weekend
Mark Yuasa—The Seattle Times

The weather in Washington’s mountains shifted Friday from strong winds and rain to snow, and once again all is right for ski areas relishing some of the deepest snow coverage seen in recent years. Read full article here: Ski report: Off and on snow showers boost ample slope coverage for weekend

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
1964: THE TRIBUTE at Mount Baker Theatre Feb. 12, Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Beatles last World Tour

Nine Entertainment presents “1964: THE TRIBUTE” at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at 8 p.m. “1964” will dazzle generations of fans old and new while staying true to the memories many have held dear for 50 years. Join in on celebrating the 50-year anniversary of The Beatles’ last […]

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
Whatcom READS! presents “Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Experience” Feb. 10 at the Bellingham Public Library

Join Whatcom READS! Wednesday, Feb.10 at 6 p.m. in the Bellingham Public Library Lecture Room for a powerful, interactive presentation by psychotherapist and Emmy-award-winning former broadcast journalist Sam Louie. “Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Experience” explores cultural issues that confront Asian Americans today. This free presentation is open to the public and is co-sponsored by Humanities […]

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
The Brewers Ball returns to Bellingham for 1980’s-themed dance on Jan. 30, 2016

The Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade will host the second annual Brewers Ball on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Majestic on North Forest Street in Bellingham, WA. It’s a celebration of the Bellingham craft brewing community, especially the brewers. Dance the night away in the best way possible: with an awkward 1980s prom. DJ KitchenSink […]

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Seattle Mariners Caravan Comes to Bellingham Jan 27

Welcome the Seattle Mariners Caravan to Bellingham on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Clubhouse-Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County at 1715 Kentucky Street Bellingham, WA 98229. Select members of the 2016 Seattle Mariners will be present to deliver the DREAM Team message and host complimentary autograph […]

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Bellingham Festival of Music presents celebrated violin and piano duo at WWU Apr 1

The Bellingham Festival of Music will present violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott in a high-intensity recital on April 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center in room 16. In addition to sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms, and Faure, the frequent collaborators will play Arvo Pärt’s haunting “Spiegel im Spiegel,” […]

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
A Capella Recording Superstars “Take 6” Perform At Mount Baker Theatre Feb. 20

Multi-platinum selling vocal sextet “Take 6” will take the main stage at Mount Baker Theatre for a one-night-only performance on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m.  Once called the “baddest vocal cats on the planet” by Quincy Jones, “Take 6” is the quintessential a cappella group and a model for vocal genius. Audiences will enjoy […]

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
The Second City to perform at the Mount Baker Theatre on Feb. 14

The Mount Baker Theatre announces a special performance of “Hooking Up with The Second City” on Valentines Day at 7 p.m. “Hooking Up” combines sketches, songs and improvisation featuring relationships, romance, rancor and everything in between. Watch the Chicago performers make mirth out of all the crazy things people do for love. Celebrating 55 years […]

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Small Stage Comedy Production of “The Nerd” at the Mount Baker Theatre, Feb. 12-28

Mount Baker Theatre’s MBT Rep announces the upcoming 15-show run of “The Nerd,” by Larry Shue, playing from February 12-28, 2016, in the Harold and Irene Walton Theatre. The regional professional casting includes both local favorites and those new to Mount Baker Theatre Rep productions. The play’s plot and characters promise laughter from the audience. […]

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Aslan Brewing Company recognized for highest standards of social and environmental performance

Aslan Brewing Company, a locally owned and operated 100% organic brewery, is proud to announce in January 2016 that it is the first company in Bellingham, WA to achieve B Corp certification, and is one of 4 in Whatcom County. The certification acknowledges the company’s commitment to social and environmental ethics, transparency and accountability. Aslan […]

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Guitarist and song writer Griffin House to perform at the Green Frog Acoustic Tavern in Bellingham, Feb. 12

Guitarist and songwriter Griffin House will perform his work at The Green Frog in Downtown Bellingham, WA on Feb. 12 and begin at 7 p.m. When Griffin House of Springfield, Ohio, left for college, he shocked his family by turning down a sports scholarship to focus on music.  The talented high school athlete took his […]

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Lynden’s first boutique hotel, Inn at Lynden now open

Lynden, WA officially welcomed its first boutique hotel on Dec. 28, 2015 when the 35-room Inn at Lynden opened its doors to travelers in the century-old Waples Mercantile Building at the corner of 5th and Front streets in the historic downtown district. Just eight years after the building was almost completely destroyed by fire damage […]

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Hotel Bellwether Upcoming Wine and Music Events

Listed below are the upcoming dining, wine and entertainment events being hosted at the Hotel Bellwether in early 2016. Event listings include descriptions, event times and names of artists providing live entertainment at “Jazz by the Bay” programs. Wine Pairing Dinner features DeLille Cellars, Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. For the January Lighthouse Bar & […]