Bellingham Farmer’s Market in Fairhaven

Farmer’s Markets are always a great way to mingle with other residents, support your local growers and craftspeople, and promote the commonwealth of your community. Whether you’re in need of some locally sourced produce or you just want to stroll the atmosphere while listening to the “Fresh Local Music” line-up, this farmer’s market offers some summer fun Wednesdays June through August.

Jazz Shows at the Skylark Café

No will-call lines here. The Skylark Café features performances by talented jazz musicians every Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 8 – 11pm in its cozy, warmly lit mahogany dining room. You’ll also be right on time for happy hour beginning at 10 pm.

Whatcom Art Market

A gem in historic Fairhaven with 30+ vendors all belonging to the local Whatcom Art Guild and showcasing works across various mediums: photography, painting, handcrafted stoneware, handwoven fabrics, jewelry, handblown glass, metal and wood crafts. An added value to the market is you’ll get to meet local artists, connecting the pieces to their creators.

Find Waldo in Fairhaven

The beloved book character will be hiding out in Fairhaven for the month of July, while Waldo-loving participants of all ages are invited to hunt him down in local participating businesses. Pick up your “Find Waldo in Fairhaven” passport in any business displaying the Waldo decal in their window and begin your hunt for the six-inch cardboard Waldo throughout town to rack up stamps and become eligible for a drawing for various Waldo books and products. The event will be wrapped up with a Party with Waldo on July 30th.

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema

No need to sneak in your favorite candy or snack here—pack all the goods and a chair or blanket and head over to the Fairhaven Village Green to settle down for some blockbusters under the stars. This event runs on Saturday evenings from June 24-August 26.

Literature Live at Village Books

If you’re a literature junkie, head over to independent Village Books to listen to a reading from one of their many featured authors. This intimate setting allows listeners the opportunity to interact with authors and mingle with fellow book-lovers.

Live Music at Stones Throw Brewery

Support local business and bands at the same time by enjoying some live music and a cold one at Stones Throw Brewery. Featuring a revolving menu of locally brewed craft beers and an awesome lineup, Stones Throw offers a mellow night out with an ambience inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.  

Downtown Sounds

For the 13th year, the Arts District of downtown Bellingham will come alive with a series of free, outdoor concerts open to the whole family and featuring performances by popular bands, local food vendors, and a 21+ beverage garden supported by local Boundary Bay Brewery.