05/07/2016 - 12/31/2016 - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention
1312 Bay St
Did you know the SPARK Museum in Bellingham is home to one of the largest Tesla coil ‘lighting machines’ in the country? Get up close and personal 4 million volts of loose electricity with shows on Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30pm.
05/26/2016 - 06/11/2016 - 11:00 am at Maritime Heritage Park
500 W. Holly Street
Throwback Thursdays, downtown’s Urban Kickball League, will consist of a series of games played four consecutive Thursdays, starting May 19 at 5:30pm. The league will conclude with a final league tournament on Saturday, June 11 at 11:00am. Throwback Thursdays is designed to bring a fun and interactive atmosphere for players, families and businesses by uniting downtown’s community. The registration fee is $40 and includes a team shirt and tube socks. Registration is open and spots are available, players can register here.
05/27/2016 - 05/29/2016 - All Day at NW WA Fairgrounds & Event Center
1775 Front St
Celebrate America’s first breed, the Morgan Horse Memorial Day weekend at the BC Morgan & Open Horse Show at the Fairgrounds in Lynden. Morgans will be shown in Englishand Western classes as well as Dressage, Carriage and Trail obstacles. Families are very welcome and admission is free! Come and meet the horse that was featured by Disney in their movie ‘Justin Morgan Had a Horse.’
05/28/2016 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Downtown Bellingham
1310 Commercial St.
Floats, marching bands, dance troupes, law enforcement, horses, clowns, the Bham SeaHawkers, and more will be walking the streets during the annual Ski to Sea weekend Blossomtime Parade on Saturday, May 28th! The parade starts at 12pm at the corner of Alabama Street and Cornwall Avenue and ends at North State and York streets. This year’s parade theme is “Making Memories” and the Grand Marshal is David “Mac” McMaster.
05/29/2016 - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm at
One of the most popular traditions in the Northwest! The 44th annual Ski to Sea race is Sunday, May 29th starting on Mt. Baker and continuing through Glacier, Maple Falls, Kendall, Everson, Lynden, and Ferndale—finishing at Marine Park in Bellingham’s historic Fairhaven district.Eight-member teams will compete in seven different sports—cross country skiing, downhill skiing/snowboarding, running, road biking, canoeing, cyclocross biking and sea kayaking. Spectators can watch at various points along the 93-mile course, or show up to support the competitors at the Fairhaven Festival.
05/29/2016 - 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Fairhaven
11th and McKenzie
Arts and crafts vendors, a beer and wine garden, live music, exhibits from nonprofits, children’s activities, food booths and an opportunity to watch the final leg of the Ski to Sea race will be part of the Fairhaven Festival happening from 10am-7pm throughout the historic district. Entry to the block party is free and open to all ages. Whatcom Transportation Authority buses will be running throughout the day from downtown Bellingham and the WWU campus.
06/01/2016 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Bellingham High School Theatre
2020 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham High School choirs will perform in their final concert of the school year on Wednesday, June 1st at 7 pm in a free, all-ages event in the BHS Performing Arts Center.
06/02/2016 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Mount Vernon Downtown
404 S. First Street
06/03/2016 - All Day at Commercial Street Plaza
1300 Commercial St
The Downtown Bellingham Partnership presents the next Commercial Street Night Market on Friday, June 3rd. The wildly successful Night Markets began September 2015 and ran for 5 consecutive Fridays on the 1300 block of Commercial Street. Additional Night Markets for 2016 will occur in September, and December. Interested vendors can visit the Night Market webpage and download the application.
06/03/2016 - 06/12/2016 - All Day at BAAY Theatre
1059 N. State Street
Don’t miss the legendary musical Mary Poppins, performed by the senior students (ages 12-16) at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth! Filled with bright music and dance, this family-friendly show can be enjoyed by children of all ages. The story opens with Bert, a spry young chimney sweep and street artist, who is quite infatuated with our leading lady. At the request of Jane and Michael Banks, Mary Poppins swoops in to help their family. It’s never a dull moment when Mary Poppins is in town, and this nanny’s quirky nature becomes increasingly magical as the story unfolds! Click HERE for showtimes, tickets, and more info!