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//Commercial Street Night Market photo courtesy of Downtown Bellingham Partnership.

Shaina Yaranon

Weekend-long events

Northwest Raspberry Festival (Friday, July 20- Saturday, July 21)

Downtown Lynden (517 Front St.) 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. FREE 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)

Joe Martin Field (1220 Civic Field Way) 6:30-8 p.m. 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 Night Market 

tsIb3Ifw.jpg Downtown Bellingham Partnership (1310 Commercial St.) 7-11 p.m. FREE 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.

Poetry Celebration Egress Studio Press 

Village Books (1200 11th St.) 7-8 p.m. FREE 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.

Bellingham Festival of Music

Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall 7:30-10 p.m. 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

Blind Pilot 

blindpilotjuly2018-1 The Wild Buffalo (208 W. Holly St.) 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.

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema: “The Greatest Showman”

Fairhavenoutdoorcinema.jpg Fairhaven Green (1207 10th St.) 7:15-11:59 p.m. 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.

Nooksack River Walk with NSEA

Horseshoe Bend Trailhead (10500 Mount Baker Highway) 3-4 p.m. FREE Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association Naturalists for an hour long guided tour following the north fork of the Nooksack River.

Field Games 

VanderYacht Park (1945 Washington St.) 1-3 p.m. FREE 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

Eighth Annual Vietnam Veterans Car Show 

classic-car-flyer_Page_2.jpg Barkley Village Green (2215 Rimland Dr.) 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.

Exhibition on Screen: Matisse

PFC’s Limelight Cinema (1416 Cornwall Ave.) 11 a.m. Tickets: $11.90 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.
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