Northwest Tadem Rally

07/02/2015 - 07/06/2015 - All Day at

The Mount Baker Bicycle Club (MBBC) and the Northwest Tandem Rally (NWTR) announce Tandem Diversity NWTR 2015 July 2-6th in Bellingham. This five-day rally, which will include supported bicycle rides, banquet, vendor fair, and multiple special events, is expected to bring 700-1000 bicyclists to Whatcom County.

Tandem rallies are not just for “bicycles built for two.” There will be triple bikes, quads and even quint-seated bikes. Single bikes (which tandemers call “half bikes”) are also encouraged to participate.

tdl music notes

Bellingham Festival of Music

07/03/2015 - 07/19/2015 - All Day at

The Bellingham Festival of Music is one of America’s premier virtuoso orchestra festivals. Each summer the Festival returns to Bellingham to perform a repertoire of the finest symphonic music. Members of the orchestra all hold artistically prestigious positions elsewhere, and many of them are principal players in major North American symphony orchestras. The Festival also features world famous guest artists and young rising stars. Fpr a full schedule of performances, click HERE.

Art Walk Poster orange

Art Walk in Bellingham

07/03/2015 - 12/04/2015 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Downtown Bellingham
1300 Bay Street

The first Friday of every month, the Downtown Bellingham Partnership invites you to explore the diversity of art venues in downtown Bellingham. Talented artists, unique galleries, delicious restaurants await attendees of the monthly Art Walks in downtown Bellingham. Art Walk maps and lists of venues will be available at the participating venues!.

tdl blaine 4th of july

Blaine Old Fashioned 4th!

07/04/2015 - All Day at Downtown Blaine
728 Peace Portal

Spend the day celebrating the 4th of July in Blaine. Day-long activities include a pancake breakfast, a parade at Noon, an art & crafts street fair with over 80+ vendors, a show & shine, live entertainment, and plenty of good food. Get your spot in Blaine Marine Park for a community picnic and jazz concerts. Ride the historic Plover Ferry from Blaine to Semiahmoo Resort where you can make an afternoon and evening of it watching the fireworks over Semiahmoo Bay!


Blaine Senior Center’s 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

07/04/2015 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am at Blaine Senior Center
763 G St.

Start 4th of July out right with a delicious pancake breakfast featuring pancakes, eggs, sausage, OJ and coffee. $6 adults and $4 for kids 12 and under!…Then wander downtown to the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in downtown Blaine.


Haggen presents the 4th of July Hoop It Up 3×3 Tournament

07/04/2015 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Zuanich Point Park
2600 S. Harbor Loop

The newest addition to the Haggen Family 4th of July Celebration will give the area’s hoop stars a chance to shine! Our area’s first ever Hoop It Up 3×3 Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 4 at Bellingham’s Zuanich Park.

Hoop It Up is the premier 3-on-3 basketball tour in the United States. Since 1989, Hoop It Up has reached more than 500,00 athletes. Our Hoop It Up tournament, presented by Haggen, is currently the only Hoop It Up event scheduled to be played in Washington in 2015. 

Each team must consist of four players: three starters and one substitute.  Games are played under FIBA rules on half-courts. Divisions include categories for youth, recreational adult, competitive adult, and height requirements. Winners and second-place finishers in each division will receive an award.

“Hoop It Up is great for adults who play pick-up games at the gym, or kids who play together in their neighborhood. Anyone from pros to couch potatoes can compete,” said Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Guy Occhiogrosso. “It’s also ideal for high school basketball players who want some competition while staying in shape, or college students who are looking for a summer alternative to intramurals.”

Teams may sign up directly through the Hoop It Up website. Anyone age 8 or above is welcome to form a team. The team registration fee ranges from $100-$140 depending on the division.

4th of july

Haggen Family 4th of July

07/04/2015 - 10:00 am - 11:00 pm at Zuanich Point Park
2600 S. Harbor Loop

For nearly two decades, the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry has partnered with Haggen Northwest Fresh and the Port of Bellingham to provide the community its fireworks display.

The festival includes vendor and craft booths, live bands and old-time games for the kids. At 2pm, the beer garden opens!  And new this year, they’re adding a Hoop it Up all ages 3-on-3 basketball tournament, sponsored by Haggen!

Old-time games begin at 11 a.m. Activities will include a water balloon toss, watermelon rolling, sack races and a scavenger hunt.

Yes We CAN banner_web

Yes, We CAN! Beer Festival

07/04/2015 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Elizabeth Station
Holly & J Streets

The Yes, We CAN! Canned Craft Beer Festival is July 4th from 6-10pm. It’s an all-ages street festival, taking place next to Elizabeth Station in Bellingham. Yes, We CAN! features more than 40 breweries, cideries and meaderies showing off their best canned libations, along with live music from Polecat and Wild Rabbit. Plus, there’s front-row viewing of the fireworks display over Bellingham Bay. Tickets are only $20 in advance ($25 at the door), and admission includes 3 drink tickets. Kids 14 and under get in free. Buy tickets online or at Community Food Co-ops, Kulshan Brewery, Elizabeth Station or The RE Store. All proceeds benefit RE Sources for Sustainable Communities.

tdl music notes

Drayton Harbor Music Festival

07/06/2015 - 07/11/2015 - All Day at

The Drayton Harbor Music Festival, aka the Blaine Jazz Festival, is six exciting days of rehearsals, combos, improv, composition, and other great classes for teens with an internationally recognized faculty culminating in a jazz concert featuring student big bands, combos and vocal groups PLUS multiple performances by visiting jazz artists. Sponsored by the Pacific Arts Association, an all volunteer organization, that produces annual series of concerts by professional artists throughout the year in Blaine at the Blaine School Performing Arts Center.

1 2 3 4

Recent Headlines

in Music

TOP 10: Countdown the hottest songs this week


The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending July 4.

in Entertainment

See what’s new on Netflix this month


Are you over fireworks and cookouts? Stay inside and binge on these movies and shows that are now showing on Netflix.

in Entertainment, Sports

Mayweather, Pacquiao, Perry among the ‘best paid’ celebrities


Musicians and athletes dominate the world's highest-paid celebs, according to the latest rankings.

in Entertainment, National

Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

in National, Viral Videos

WATCH: The origin of fireworks


The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.