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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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Northwest Tandem Rally

Monday, July 6th 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.

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Free Summer Childrens’ Breakfast And Lunch Program

Monday, July 6th 2015 - 8:15 am - 12:30 pm

Bellingham Public Schools is sponsoring the Free Summer Childrens’ Breakfast And Lunch Program again this year. Meals are available at no charge to kids (age 18 and younger) at the following times and locations:

Carl Cozier Elementary (1330 Lincoln Street): Monday-through-Friday (June 24th-August 21st) Breakfast: 8:30am-9am/Lunch: noon-12:30pm

Shuksan Middle School (2717 Alderwood Avenue): Monday-through-Friday (June 29th-July 31st; closed July 3rd) Breakfast: 8:15am-9:15am/Lunch: noon-1pm

Regency Park Apartment Complex (2050 Fraser Street): Monday-through-Friday (June 24th-August 21st) Lunch: noon-12:30pm

Sterling Meadows Apartment Complex (512 Sterling Drive): Monday-through-Friday (June 29th-August 21st) Lunch: noon-12:30pm

The Summer Food Service program is made possible by Food And Nutrition Service, an agency of United States Department Of Agriculture.

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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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