Bellingham Voluntary Outdoor Watering Schedule

Sunday, July 5th 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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Drayton Harbor Music Festival

Monday, July 6th 2015 - All Day

The 2015 Drayton Harbor Music Festival features free daily concerts and by-donation evening concerts–July 6th through July 11th! World-class musicians come together to teach students (age 12-19) each day and perform for the community at night.

The festival also includes a Big Band Benefit, featuring renowned trumpeter Greg Hopkins–July 9th (7:30pm) at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club.

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Bellingham Farmers Market “Wednesday Market”

Wednesday, July 8th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Fairhaven Village Green
1207 10th Street

Bellingham Farmers Market Wednesday Market features live music; fresh local fruits and vegetables; handcrafted items and ready-to-eat food from more than 35 vendors–Wednesdays, throughout Summer!

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“Wedding Wednesdays” At Hotel Bellwether

Wednesday, July 8th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at Hotel Bellwether
1 Bellwether Way

Bellingham’s Hotel Bellwether is hosting a series of Wedding networking events–Wedding Wednesday–on the waterfront terrace–throughout Summer!

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Bike Rides Around Skagit Valley!

Wednesday, July 8th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Riverfront Plaza
Main Street

Mount Vernon Downtown Association and Bike/Walk Mount Vernon present She Bikes Skagit–group bike rides to destinations around the valley–every other Wednesday, May through August, starting at Riverfront Plaza in downtown Mount Vernon. The routes are between 20-to-30 miles in length. (You can ride, or just join up at the destination at 7pm for a social hour) Helmets are required.

July 8th destination: Bertelsen Winery

July 22nd destination: North Sound Brewing Company

For more information call 336-3801 or email


“Downtown Sounds” Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, July 8th 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: Acorn Project with McTuff!

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Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruises

Thursday, July 9th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Island Mariner Cruises
2621 South Harbor Loop Drive

Whatcom Museum‘s popular History Sunset Cruise program sails into its 32nd year! The tour gives you  a close-up view of parks, businesses, industry and neighborhoods from Bellingham Bay, aboard Island Mariner. You’ll travel down waterways; past shipyards and historic points of interest; fishing activities and the work and pleasure boats; freighters and tugboats that are in the harbor. Harbor seals and water birds are regularly seen. It’s a memorable evening!

Brian Griffin is your tour guide, tying his knowledge of local history with up-to-date facts about bay activities. Click here for more information. Tickets are $35.


Annual Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series!

Thursday, July 9th 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 Joy Ride!

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

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“Independence From Hunger” Food Drive

Friday, July 10th 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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Bellingham Festival Of Music

Friday, July 10th 2015 - All Day

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

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