Weekend Events Calendar, July 20-22
//Commercial Street Night Market photo courtesy of Downtown Bellingham Partnership.
Northwest Raspberry Festival (Friday, July 20- Saturday, July 21)
Downtown Lynden (517 Front St.)
9 a.m.- 8 p.m.
The Lynden Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Northwest Raspberry Festival in honor of Lynden being the largest producer of raspberries in North America. Will feature activities, live music, a basketball tournament, arts and crafts, food, wine tasting and more.
Bellingham Bells versus Bend (Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22)
Tickets: $7 general admission, $10 grandstand seat, $13.50 dugout box seat
The collegiate Bellingham Bells will play against the Bend Elks as part of their 57-game season.
Friday, July 20
Commercial Street will be closed off and transformed into Bellingham’s annual Commercial Street Night Market. The market will include artisanal food vendors, live music, art installations, activities and more.
Acclaimed Seattle poet Jed Myers will be reading from his latest book, Between Dream and Flesh. Myers will be joined by additional poets Lana Ayers and James Bertolino who will also read from their own work.
Tickets: $49 adult, $35 staff, $12 student
Closing night featuring the Bellingham Festival Chorus with Maria Valdes, Soprano Poulenc “Gloria.” Will also feature a conversation led by Audrey Kelley before the concert.
Saturday, July 21
Doors: 8 p.m. , Performance: 9 p.m.-midnight
Tickets: $20 advanced. 21+
Portland-based indie folk band Blind Pilot will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album, “3 Rounds and a Sound.” Supporting act and fellow Portland-based band Horse Feathers will open the show.
Tickets: $5 general admission
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks and get ready to sing along to fan favorite songs from “The Greatest Showman.” Enjoy live entertainment by Jules the Juggler before the film. Popcorn and various snacks will be available for purchase at the event. Film starts at dusk.
Horseshoe Bend Trailhead (10500 Mount Baker Highway)
Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association Naturalists for an hour long guided tour following the north fork of the Nooksack River.
VanderYacht Park (1945 Washington St.)
The city of Ferndale is hosting a day of field games at VanderYacht Park. Make sure to wear casual clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty in and participate in community activities. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Sunday, July 22
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tickets: Free for spectators, $15 to show a car
Vietnam Veterans Car Show makes its eighth annual run and return to Barkley Village. The event will display over 300 automobiles, trucks and motorcycles. Proceeds will go towards Whatcom County veterans.
Enjoy a behind the scenes look at one of the most acclaimed exhibitions in the nation, Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs from the Museum of Modern Art.