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First settled in the 1860's, Lynden became home to miners returning from the gold rush of 1858. Other homesteaders followed and together they turned the valley into fertile farmland. This attracted many Dutch immigrants at the beginning of the 20th century, and Lynden evolved into a prosperous agricultural region and one of the largest dairy centers in the nation. The town is on the Nooksack River in Whatcom County, near the Canadian border. Holland Days, held the first weekend of May annually, brings wooden shoe races, Klompen dancing, and more. For a little taste of Holland, visit Lynden!

Lynden is part of the Bellingham, WA metro area.

Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Dutch Village Inn |
History Lynden Pioneer Museum |
Transportation Lynden Airport |

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10/04 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.