Downtown Events

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership organizes and produces major events all
year-long to cultivate community, promote downtown's unique culture, and keep
activity on the streets of our district. Learn more about our events below.


On the first Friday of every month, downtown's Art Walk features galleries, studios, museums, shops, and restaurants showcasing the creative talent found in Bellingham's growing art scene. We invite you to stroll through the streets of downtown to enjoy art, food, and community!


A creative lecture series, each month features a different speaker at the top of their creative field
who share about their profession, what inspires
them, and what drives them.  Morning Jams are on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 AM and are open to the public. We have toast, jam, coffee,
and bring you folks from within our community
who are committed to what they do. 

Downtown shops host pop-up tasting rooms featuring a variety of regional wines. Attendees receive tasting tickets and roam from shop to shop drinking wine and enjoying special deals.

Come out to downtown's Maritime Heritage Park
for Throwback Thursdays, our Urban Kickball League. Watch as teams battle for the title, and bring
family-friendly activity to our parks.

We close the street and bring Whatcom County an event unique to downtown and its culture. Enjoy artisan vendors, musicians, delicious fare, and rare entertainment-all on one block of Commercial Street.



Downtown Sounds originally was in an alley to
turn an underutilized space into something extraordinary. And extraordinary it became.
Now entering its 13th year, this beloved Whatcom County urban music festival has become firmly
cemented as summer's hottest attraction.

Join us for the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat on October 31. Hundreds of families come downtown
for a fun and safe alternative to neighborhood trick-or-treating. This is a great chance to introduce your business to families, and create a festive atmosphere in our downtown community.

The holidays in downtown Bellingham is a
magical time and the perfect place for all of
your holiday shopping. Events include Shop Small Saturday, the Tree Lighting Ceremony, a special Holiday Night Market, and Downtown's Open Late.