Summer in Whatcom County

Rain in July?! Sure this is a good thing for the plants and crops, but we’re ready for the sun to come back. Summers here in Whatcom County are full of events and celebrations bringing the community together with parades, fairs, good food, and even better company. Here are just a few of the annual happenings going on in the area!

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Downtown Sounds: Wednesday, July 10-August 7th, 5:30PM-9:00PM

Bellingham’s favorite music festival is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Make it a priority to attend at least one of the free outdoor concerts this year going on Downtown Bellingham every Wednesday evening this summer until the beginning of August. There will be entertainment from popular bands, food vendors, local beer and wine garden, and the family friendly game zone featuring spike ball, corn hole, giant Jenga, and more. Find more info on the 2019 lineup at their Facebook events page or visit

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Picnic at Pioneer Park: Friday, July 26-28th

Also known as Old Settlers Weekend, this Picnic is a celebration of the rich local history that has become another summer highlight for many residents. The annual event takes place at Pioneer Park in Ferndale featuring live music, the Grand Parade, a Classic Car Show, local food and craft vendors, and even a softball tournament! Come by and admire the history of early settlers and a great sense of community!

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Northwest Washington Fair: Monday, August 12-17th, 9:00am-10:00pm

Carnival rides, music, animals, rodeo, demo derby, and fair food! What more could you ask for in the best 6 days of summer here in Whatcom County? The Northwest Washington Fair has highlighted the agriculture of the Whatcom County area for over 100 years featuring dairy and beef cattle, horses, and other livestock. Besides the annual Demo Derby and Lynden Rodeo, this year’s grandstand entertainment includes Larry the Cable Guy, Mark Chesnutt, and Cheap Trick. Head to to purchase tickets to an event or to find deals on admission and carnival wristbands!

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