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.
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)
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)
Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 7:00 pm
at Fairhaven District
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.
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.
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!
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!)
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.
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.