“Downtown Sounds” Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 5:30 pm

Downtown Bellingham Partnership presents the 11th annual Downtown Sounds Outdoor Summer Concert Series! Along with a Free Concert (in the 1300 block of Bay Street), there’s a beer garden (age 21 and older); a Kids’ corner and food vendors.

Performing at the next Downtown Sounds: Third World with Yogoman!

Concert: “Teamsters And Turtles – Together At Last!”

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
at Roeder Home
2600 East Sunset Drive

Environmental singer Dana Lyons teams up with Labor hellraiser Anne Feeney to launch Teamsters And Turtles – Together At Last!  The duo plans to dispel the notion that unions are at odds with environmentalists–through song and story!

Pittsburgh-based agitator Anne Feeney performs music she says is designed to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Dana Lyons is the Bellingham singer/songwriter best known for his comedy songs Cows With Guns, RV and Ride The Lawn.

Admission is by suggested donation of $15-25. There’s limited seating. Advance tickets ($20) are recommended!

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Wild Whatcom Ladies Night: “Moon Of Ripe Berries”!

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

“Whether cultivated or wild, berries are a true messenger of hope and life. Berries are vehicles for the potential they carry: seeds. Berries must be eaten to be enjoyed, and for new life to grow. What do they say to you? Explore the ripeness of Summer and the full moon during this evening walk along the lake shore, tasting several of our native berries along the way.”

For information about this and other Wild Whatcom Ladies Night “Moon Walks” click here or email

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“Independence From Hunger” Food Drive

Thursday, July 2nd 2015 - All Day
at Grocery Outlet
1600 Ellis Street

Bellingham’s Grocery Outlet is joining Christ The King Church to sponsor the 5th annual Independence From Hunger Food Drive–all this month! (Typically, the Summer months are a time when local food agencies experience the greatest need to serve children, who are on vacation from school) For more information call 650-9655 or email

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Northwest Tandem Rally

Thursday, July 2nd 2015 - All Day

Registration in this year’s Northwest Tandem Rally includes four days of supported cycling in beautiful Whatcom County; meals/snacks en route; a vendor expo; discounts for selected activities and more! Click here for information.


Scholarships: For The Blind And Partially-Sighted

Thursday, July 2nd 2015 - All Day

United Blind Of Whatcom County is seeking blind or partially-sighted students to apply for their 2015 Educational Scholarships. There are two $500 scholarships available for students attending higher education institutions or vocational schools. The deadline to apply is July 15th.

For more information call 758-3194 or email

Mount Vernon Downtown “First Thursday Art Walk”

Thursday, July 2nd 2015 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at The Front Gallery
420 Myrtle Street

Mount Vernon Downtown Association presents First Thursday Art Walk! The featured artist for the July Art Walk is Cheryl Telford, exhibiting at The Front GalleryMount Vernon Downtown Association Art Walks include more than 15 downtown venues, each hosting work by one or more local and regional artists. The remaining First Thursday Art Walks for the 2015 season are August sixth, September third and October first.

Also, the first weekend of each month (April-October) Mount Vernon Downtown Association participates in Skagit Valley Art Escape–inviting out-of-area visitors to spend the weekend experiencing art activities in the Skagit Valley communities of Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Edison and La Conner.


Annual Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series!

Thursday, July 2nd 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bellingham Parks And Recreation and The Eldridge Society present ten Free Concerts–in Bellingham’s Elizabeth Park. The next concert features D’vas & Dudes!

(Food will be available for purchase. Donations are appreciated!)

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Bellingham Festival Of Music

Friday, July 3rd 2015 - All Day

Bellingham Festival Of Music presents another season of world class performances!  Click here for the complete schedule.


Bellingham Voluntary Outdoor Watering Schedule

Friday, July 3rd 2015 - All Day

Bellingham is on the following Voluntary Outdoor Watering Schedule through September 15th:

Residents at even-numbered addresses are requested to water only Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays.

Residents at odd-numbered addresses are requested to water only Wednesdays, Fridays and/or Sundays.

All residents are asked to refrain from outdoor watering Mondays–to allow the city’s reservoirs to recharge.

(The voluntary watering schedule does not apply to drip irrigation systems; handheld watering methods; flower and vegetable gardens; outdoor potted plants and hanging baskets; newly planted lawns)

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