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Anacortes Work Boat Races & Pirate Faire!

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Port Dock
601 Seafarers Way

The 6th annual Anacortes Work Boat Races & Pirate Faire will feature a Seafarers’ Memorial Service (noon); Work Boat races (1pm); a Parade O’ Boats; a car show; water balloon fun; live music; a chowder eatin’ contest and lots more!

Click here for more information.

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North Rotary Rubber Duck Derby!

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
at Maritime Heritage Park
500 West Holly

Thousands of rubber ducks will be sent racing down Whatcom Creek in the annual Rotary Club Of Whatcom County North Rubber Duck Derby. The grand prize is $3500. There’s also a chance at a million-dollar prize! Proceeds benefit a number of community projects, including Interfaith Coalition‘s “Our House” in Ferndale.

Tickets are $5. They’re available at Industrial Credit Union locations.

(In conjunction with the derby, ICU is sponsoring a Small Business Fair. For information call 788-2865)

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Raise A Glass For A Four-Legged Friend…

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at The Green Frog
1015 North State Street

Bellingham’s The Green Frog tavern is holding their third annual fundraiser for Happy Tails, Happy Homes–”Drinking For Dogs”. The evening includes live music, a silent auction and more. Admission is by suggested $5 donation.

(If you have items to donate for the auction contact Happy Tails, Happy Homes)

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Summer Concert: Stacy Jones Band

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Stacy Jones Band is performing–as part of the 2014 Heart Of Anacortes Summer Concert Series. Admission is $8. Click here for more information. 

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“The Princess Bride”

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 7:00 pm
at Fairhaven District
Harris Ave

Jaspar Lepak will perform—prior to a screening of “The Princess Bride”—as part of the 15th annual Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema series in Bellingham. Admission is $5.

(www.fairhavenoutdoorcinema.com)

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“Bellingham Baconfest”!

Sunday, August 24th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
at Depot Market Square
1100 Railroad Avenue

The first annual Bellingham Baconfest is your chance to enjoy a wide variety of bacon-inspired samples from some great area restaurants. Also, there’s a beer garden, entertainment by Moongrass and Bellingham Circus Guild; kids’ activities and more. Baconfest is a fundraiser for Max Higbee Center.

Your $10 ticket includes five complimentary tasting tickets. 

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Skill Fest At Fairhaven Toy Garden

Sunday, August 24th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Fairhaven Toy Garden
1147 11th Street

Fairhaven Toy Garden presents their third annual Skill Fest. During this free event you can learn to juggle balls or sticks; throw a yo-yo; catch a kendama; spin a diabolo and twirl an astrojax! 

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Free Concert: Polecat

Sunday, August 24th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at Boulevard Park
470 Bayview Drive

Polecat is performing–as part of the Summer Family-Friendly Concert series. Food will be available for purchase.

(Please carpool, ride your bike, walk or take the bus–to avoid parking hassles!)

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“Shellfish Safety” Map In Real-Time

Monday, August 25th 2014 - All Day

The State Department Of Health provides a map of the region showing which areas are safe for shellfish harvesting at any given time–and which are off limits because of biotoxin contamination. Click here for the map.

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“Swim To Live” Relay Swim And Memorial Banquet

Monday, August 25th 2014 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
at Best Western PLUS Lakeway Inn & Conference Center
714 Lakeway Drive

Josh Fueston Memorial Foundation presents the 5th annual Swim To Live Relay Swim (8am) in Bellingham Bay and Memorial Banquet (6pm). The banquet will feature Guest Speaker Dr. Bridget Cantrell, an expert on the treatment of post traumatic stress.

For information about the banquet and participating in the relay swim click here.

Josh Fueston Memorial Foundation’s goal is to promote awareness of military post-traumatic stress and to honor families that have lost loved ones to PTSD. 

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