Whatcom Transportation Authority Free Fare Days!

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - All Day

In support of Bellingham/Whatcom Project Homeless Connect, Whatcom Transportation Authority is offering Free Rides on all bus routes–except Route 80X to Mount Vernon)–July 24th and 25th. 

Project Homeless Connect is an annual event that helps provide homeless people throughout Whatcom County get access to medical screening and care; vision screening; dental care; veterans’ services; employment screening and much more.


Bellingham’s Annual Downtown Sidewalk Sale

Friday, July 25th 2014 - All Day

More than twenty participating businesses will display merchandise on the sidewalk–and this year, restaurants with patios are joining in–during Bellingham’s annual Downtown Sidewalk Sale. The sale runs July 25th and 26th.

For more information click here.

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E.D.A.S.C. Golf Tournament & Wine Festival

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 10:30 am
at Avalon Golf Club
19345 Kelleher Road

Economic Development Association Of Skagit County presents their 27th annual Golf Tournament (10:30am) & Wine Festival (5:30pm)–featuring 55 teams!

Tickets for the wine festival are $35. The golf tournament is sold out. Click here for information.

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Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruise

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Island Mariner Cruises
2621 South Harbor Loop Drive

You’re invited to join Whatcom Museum for their annual History Sunset Cruise on Bellingham Bay aboard Island Mariner–Thursdays (July 10th-August 21st)! Bellingham native Brian Griffin is your tour guide.

Tickets are $30 ($28 each for groups of eight)–available through Brown Paper Tickets.


Movie Under The Stars: “Best In Show”!

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 7:30 pm
at Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division Street

Whatcom Humane Society presents an Outoor Movie Night–featuring the film “Best In Show”–in the field behind the new WHS facility. The movie starts at dusk.

Admission is by suggested $5 donation. Bring your own chairs and blankets. (No dogs, though, please!)

There’s also food and a beer garden.

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“Tour De Whatcom”

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - All Day
at Farmers Market
1100 Railroad Avenue

The 9th annual Tour De Whatcom charity bike ride will begin and end at Bellingham Farmers Market. Over the past two years, Tour De Whatcom has raised $30,000 for non-profits. For registration information click here.

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Summer Dinner On The Farm

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 12:00 am
at Gordon Skagit Farms
15598 McLean Road

Skagit Valley is noted for some of the best farmland in the world. Celebrate Skagit Dinner On The Farm showcases and celebrates the bounty of food and produce grown in and around Skagit Valley. A renowned local chef will prepare fresh local ingredients for this one-of-a-kind, field-to-plate, elegant dining experience for 50 guests in a rustic setting. 

The cost is $125, with proceeds benefiting Skagitonians To Preserve Farmland.

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“Rainier Ridge Rams” Annual Show and Shine Truck Show

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
at Burlington Discount Tire
2054 South Burlington Boulevard

Rainier Ridge Rams 4×4 Club is holding their third annual Show And Shine Truck Show–to raise awareness of the club’s activities and to help fund upkeep of local ORV areas. The show will also feature vendors and various activities. Admission is free.

(There’s a $15 registration fee to enter your truck in the show)


Whatcom Museum “Fire Sale”

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building
250 Flora Street

The Whatcom Museum store is holding a “fire sale”. Look for outdoor tables, featuring reduced prices on items ranging from stationery to toys–and home decor accessories marked down to $1.

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Monthly Pet Adoption Event

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Pet Palace Consignment
5373 Guide Meridian

Whatcom County’s Alternative Humane Society holds a Pet Adoption Event the last Saturday of every month at Pet Palace Consignment.  It’s your chance to meet furry friends who are looking for their forever home!

(Please note: They do not do same-day adoptions.  If there’s a dog you’re interested in, you’re invited to complete a Statement Of Interest, which can be downloaded at

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