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Bellingham, located on the northern edge of Puget Sound, is the county seat of Whatcom County. The city is situated on the shores of Bellingham Bay in northwest Washington State beneath towering Mount Baker, just 90 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of Vancouver, B.C.

Enjoy wilderness, whales, waterfront, marinas, rich local history, and accommodations for every taste and budget.

Whatcom County serves as a major connection to Alaska, the San Juan Islands, Canada's Gulf Islands, and the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

The city's numerous parks and nearby lakes offer many outdoor activities. The Mt. Baker National Recreation Area lies within easy driving distance. Today, Bellingham has an active waterfront port that supports fishing, cold storage, boat building, shipping, paper processing and marina operations. Bellingham is also home to Western Washington University.

Bellingham is part of the Bellingham, WA metro area.


Art Events in Washington Bergsma Gallery |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Big Trees Bed and Breakfast | North Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast | Schnauzer Crossing Bed and Breakfast |
Education Aviation Northwest | Whatcom Children's Museum |
History American Radio Museum | Antique Radio Museum | Lummi Indian Nation | St. Joachim's Catholic Mission Church |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Chrysalis Inn and Spa | The Firs Conference Center |
City Parks Departments Whatcom County Parks |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Ebenal Property Management | Josh and Jolene Baijot Real Estate Agents | Kim Filippini REALTOR | Ron Bennett's Commercial Real Estate | Sudden Valley Campground |
Health Resorts and Spas Reflections Day Spa |
Sports and Sporting Events Explorer Alaska Yacht Charters | Mount Baker Hiking Club |
Transportation San Juan Island Shuttle Express | Victoria San Juan Cruises |
Washington Counties Whatcom County |
Washington State Parks Larrabee State Park |

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12/16 Coming to The area
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!
Berry Dairy Days Burlington WA June13-16 Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival Bellevue WA June22-23 Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun are all highly visible parts of the festivities.
Chief Seattle Days Suquamish WA August16-19 The Coastal Jam, a Pow Wow with competition dancing and drumming, a parade, Fun Runs, craft and food vendor booths, and the Chief Seatle Days Youth Royalty Pageant.