Summer Events in Whatcom County

By trovecannabis | | Community

Summertime: Where flip flops go with every outfit, BBQs get a major workout, at least once every 5 minutes you’ll hear a local say “what’s that giant yellow orb in the sky?!”, and parking at any of our local parks is like a scene out of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. 

At Trove, we feel so fortunate to serve Whatcom County residents and visitors with their cannabis needs. We love this region so much, we sing its praises at the top of our lungs – while taking a hit, of course. As champions of the area, we’d love to share some of our favorite local events to check out.

Note: If you decide to partake at any of these events, don’t forget to be a good little stoner and adhere to all public usage laws.

Bellingham Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday through December.
Where: Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave, Bellingham
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Cost: Free!

Our farmers market has it all! Flowers, organic produce, food trucks, mushrooms, entertainment, and even a tempeh dealer. On Saturdays, instead of going to the big name grocery stores, grab your reusable tote, head downtown and get to shopping while supporting local farmers and vendors!

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema

When: Every Saturday, July 6 – August 24, 2024 
Where: Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St Bellingham
More info:
Cost: Tickets are $7 at the door.

Pull up a square of grass, lay your blanket down, and bask in hilarious and adventure-filled  movies like Best in Show, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Princess Bride. 

Downtown Sounds

When: Every Wednesday, July 10 – August 7, 2024
Where: Bay and Prospect Streets, Bellingham
More info: Downtown Sounds
Cost: Free!

Live music, food trucks, 2 city blocks of good vibes. What more could you ask for? Downtown Sounds is where you want to be on a Wednesday evening if you’re looking to surround yourself with positive energy while listening to extraordinarily talented artists.  

Bellingham Pride Parade & Festival

When: July 6 – 7, 2024 
Where: Boundary Bay Garden and Waypoint Park through Downtown
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Cost: Free!

Come celebrate love and diversity! Bellingham Pride honors the LGBTQ+ community by bringing people together to celebrate collectively – as a community should! There are several Bellingham Pride events starting July 6th, like a family picnic followed by an all ages Pride dance, followed the next day by the most epic parade and energetic festival. Do not miss this event!

Northwest Tune-Up

When: July 12 – 14, 2024
Where: 1100 Granary Ave, Bellingham
More info:
Cost: $80 – $165+

Looking for a truly unique PNW experience? Northwest Tune-Up combines music, mountain biking, art, and craft beer creating a festival unlike any other. Northwest Tune-Up is family friendly so bring the kids for some fun demos or get a sitter and enjoy pours from over 20 brewers. 

Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Competition

When: August 3, 2024
Where: Birch Bay Beach Park
More info: Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Competition
Cost: Free to compete and spectate!

Get your hands dirty with good clean fun! Let your imagination run wild and let the beach be your canvas at the 41st Annual Sand Sculpture competition in Birch Bay. There’s events for kids where everyone gets a prize and competitive events for adults and teams. Win the best prize of all; mega bragging rights!

Northwest Washington Fair

When: August 8 – 17, 2024
Where: Northwest Washington Fairgrounds
More info:
Cost: Varies, Tickets required

If you’ve got the munchies for funnel cakes and moowiches, the need for speed on a roller coaster, or want to learn all there is to know about farm animals, the Northwest Washington Fair is the place for you! With a bazillion food stands, a ton of thrilling rides, the cutest critters, and a music lineup bound to please anyone, we recommend going early so you can see/eat/hear everything!

At most of the events listed above you’ll find local artists selling their wares, buskers entertaining for tips, and non-profit organizations seeking donations. If you’re in a position to do so please support them whether it’s through monetary means or promotion. Not only will your karma get a boost, but your support could help keep food on the table, people employed, and resources available. 

Happy Summer!


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