Regular Events


Mount Vernon Drive In Movie Nights

June 10, July 15 and August 5

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema

Saturdays June 25-August 27

Port Townsend Bay Tours

Saturdays, July 2-September 3

Port Townsend Hands on Ship Simulator Tours

Saturdays, July 2-September 3

Downtown Sounds

Wednesdays July 6 - August 3

Savor the San Juans

Mid-September – Mid-November


Burlington Berry Dairy Days

June 17-19

Orcas Island Solstice Parade

June 18

Whidbey Island Strawberry Daze

June 18-19

Bellingham Interstellar Solstice Party

June 21

Anacortes Sailboats Race Week

June 20-24

Bellingham Jazz on Tap Festival

Saturday, June 25

Birch Bay Kite Festival

June 25-26

Blaine Art Studio Tour

June 26


Bellingham Festival of Music

Throughout July

Steveston Salmon Festival

July 1

4th of July

All of our Waterside communities celebrate the 4th of July in style. Visit their individual websites for more information.

Northwest Tune-Up Festival

July 8-10

Mount Vernon Highland Games

July 9

Blaine Harbor Music Festival and Camp

July 10-16

Heart of Anacortes Concert

July 10

Anacortes Shipwreck Festival

July 16

Blaine Art 2 Jazz

July 16

Blaine Pride in the Park

July 16

Vintage RV Rally and Classic Car Show

Deception Pass State Park

July 22-24

Whidbey Island Fair

July 28-31

Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Competition

July 30

White Rock Sea Festival

July 30-31

Birch Bay Rollback Weekend Car Show

July 31


San Juan Island Summer Arts Festival

Fridays in August

Birch Bay National Night Out

August 2

Port of Anacortes Summer Concert Series at Seafarers Park

August 5-12, 19-26

San Juan County Fair

August 17-20  

La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show

August 6

Drayton Harbor Maritime Festival (Blaine)

August 6-7

Skagit County Fair

August 10-13

Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour

August 12-14

Whidbey Island Car Show

August 13

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival

August 20

Richmond Maritime Festival

August 21-22

The Lakedale Music Festival with Brian Nova, San Juan Island

August 26-28

Discover Birch Bay Days

August 27-28


Oak Harbor Music Festival

September 2-4

Anacortes Music Project 

September 3

Lopez Island Artists’ Studio Tour

September 3-4

Orcas Island Jazz Festival

September 4-6

Archipelago Collective Chamber Music Festival (San Juan Island)

September 9-11  

Bellingham Seafeast

September 17


San Juan Island Scarecrow Contest


Blaine Rocktoberfest

October 1

Festival of Family Farms

Skagit Valley

October 1-2

Whatcom Artists Studio Tour

October 1-2 and 8-9

Orcas Island Film Festival

October 6-10

Anacortes Bier of the Pier

October 7-8

Friday Harbor Film Festival 

October 21-23 in-theatre/October 24-30 online  

Competative Events 


Whatcom County

Chuckanut footrace

July 16

7-mile footrace

Bellingham Bay Marathon

September 24 and 25

5K, 10K, half and full marathon

Benefits Bellingham bay Swim Team and Whatcom Football Club Rangers

Last Chance Marathon

and Half Marathon

December 31

Half and full marathon

Honeywagon Run (Everson)

2023 date TBD

Kids fun run, 4 mile, half marathon


The Mount Baker Ultra

June 5

56 mile

Skagit Flats Marathon and Half Marathon

September 11

5 mile, half marathon and full marathon

Fidalgo Trail Run

October 1

5 mile, half marathon and full marathon, and Woodland Speeders Kids Race

Island County/SJI

Jefferson County

Jeffferson Healthcare Rhody Run

May 22

10k, 5k

San Juan Island Marathon

June 18-19

10k, half marathon and full marathon

Race the Reserve

August 13

10k, 5k, half marathon


CIBC Run for the Cure

October 2

1k, 5k

Solo or team

Forever Young 8k

September 11

Must be 55+ to participate

Run Surrey Run

September 11

5k, 10k run/walk

 Relays, Triathlons and more!

Whatcom County

Sea to Ski

May 29

Team relay


Padden Triathlon

June 25

Swim, bike, run

Lake Whatcom Triathlon

July 9

Olympic, sprint, aquabike, youth splash and dash

Solo or relay

Ragnar Road Northwest Passage

July 15-16

12-leg relay, 10–22-mile legs

Bellingham Youth Triathalon

August 7

Swim, bike, run

Lake Padden Relay

September 3

Solo or 2–4-person team

Bellingham Traverse

September 10

Run, bike, paddle,

Solo, tandem or relay team

Trails to Taps

October 16

5-10 team

Island County/SJ County


Three Lakes Triathlon

June 18-19

olympic, sprint triathlon; olympic,

sprint triathlon relay; youth triathlon

Odyssey SwimRun

September 18

Swimming and running

2-person or solo

Moran Constitutional Relay

September 24

2-6 person teams

Clallum County

Big Hurt

September 24

Bike, kayak, run

Solo or team


Tour De Whatcom

July 23

100-mile, 62-mile, 44-mile, 22-mile

Mount Baker Hill Climb

September 11

22 miles

Tour De Whidbey

August 20

162-mile, 100-mile, 67-mile, 50-mile, 33-mile, family friendly 10-mile