Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.Erol Ozan
Rather than inconvenience family or friends with pickup from SeaTac on a Friday, I sought the services of the Bellair Airporter Shuttle. So glad that I did! Easy boarding process with the smiling driver taking my suitcase off my hands with ease. Then I boarded a super clean vessel with seats way more comfortable than those on the airplane I just departed. Three quick stops and 2 hours later I had caught up on work emails, made dinner plans with my wife, got in some Wordle games, and was home. When flying directly out of Bellingham International Airport doesn’t fit into the itinerary, the Bellair Airporter has your back!
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Bellair Charters / Airporter Shuttle is your car free, care-free transportation from Bellingham to Paine Field, Sea-Tac International Airport and beyond! Additional services include private charters, contract service as well as day tours, multi-day trips and fly-away adventures via Bellair Tours. 7am to 9pm, 7 days a week.
Experience the smash-hit Broadway 10-time Tony Award-winning musical THE BAND’S VISIT with Bellair Tours. $174 per person includes round-trip transportation from Bellingham Four Points by Sheraton to The Paramount Theatre for the matinee show. When the curtain goes up, you’ll see a town off the beaten path come to life when a band of lost musicians arrive. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever! Explore this tour and more at BellairTours.com. Bellair Tours is dedicated to customizing incredible tours and adventures, that are run responsibly, so you can continue to book and travel with confidence!
COVID-19 rapid tests are now available at various distribution points throughout Whatcom County, thanks to a federal program providing tests through community health centers. The general public can obtain tests at the following locations (quantities are limited and availability is not guaranteed):
- Bellingham Fire Station 1, 1800 Broadway, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with a limit of two test kits per family (each kit contains two tests).
- Some Whatcom County fire district stations, please contact individual stations to confirm.
- Community food banks, please contact individual locations to confirm.
On Tuesday, February 8, the chairs of the Washington State Senate and House Transportation Committees introduced “Move Ahead Washington,” a 16-year transportation investment package. The proposal includes funding for a variety of transportation needs, with an emphasis on reducing emissions, providing safe bicycle and pedestrian routes, and improving transit options.
The Port of Bellingham, in partnership with Whatcom County and Public Utility District #1 of Whatcom County, has secured over $10 million during the past year to address one of Whatcom County’s biggest economic development and infrastructure challenges, access to high-speed internet.
Nationally Touring Exhibition “Many Wests” Re-Examines the American West Through Modern and Contemporary Art
The exhibition “Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea” examines the perspectives of 48 modern and contemporary artists who offer a broader and more inclusive view of the West beyond how it is often narrowly represented in popular culture and through dominant historical narratives. The traveling exhibition, organized jointly by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and four nationally accredited art museums located in the West, opens on Saturday, March 19 at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building.
The Whatcom Museum is offering a mix of virtual as well as in-person programs. All virtual programs are either live-streamed on the museum’s YouTube channel or hosted via Zoom. Exhibits include Docent Tours of Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea and Fairhaven Hotel: Anecdotes from the Archivist.
Registration is now open for March 3-5 Whatcom READS events with Greenwood author Michael Christie. Four in-person and one online event will be held at venues in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Registration is required to manage capacity and to enable Whatcom READS organizers to contact participants if event details change. All events are free except for Village Books’ March 3 Chuckanut Radio Hour.
Learn the skills to work with nature to create integrated Permaculture systems of abundance and productivity! Food, Soil, Shelter, Energy, Water, and a lot more: Design strategies and methods for truly sustainable, regenerative human integration with our watershed, environment, community, and the planet. Registration for the 72+ Hour Hands-On Diploma Course is now open!
CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival has a new president and vice president of the organization’s board of directors. Long-term board members Audrey Sager & Lucas Senger were elected as President and Vice President, respectively.
After two years exclusively online, CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival returns to the theater in 2022, with in-person viewings of features, shorts, documentaries, animation, experimental and narrative films May 12-15 at the Pickford Film Center. For those unable to make it to the theater in person, a special online version of the festival will be held May 19-30.
On Saturday, March 12 at noon the Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade will make it’s much-anticipated return. In addition, the parade boasts a new route that highlights the revamped waterfront area.
The new route is a short mile that starts on W. Laurel Ave. The parade meanders past Waypoint Park and up Chestnut Street before turning onto Railroad Ave where it finishes in front of Depot Market Square and Boundary Bay Brewery.
Bellingham Handmade presents Bellingham’s first Sustainable Art & Retail Festival. The festival will be taking over Depot Market Square, home of the farmer’s market, with over 40 local makers, vintage curators, small businesses, and nonprofits, on Saturday, March 12!
The Port of Bellingham is excited to fully re-open the Marine Life Center to walk-ins beginning Monday, March 14th! They ask for kindness and patience as they practice safely and successfully moving the community through this facility. The Center will continue to reserve one day a week for appointments for those visitors that prefer a more one-on-one experience.
Voting for the annual Visit Bellingham Whatcom County photo contest is happening NOW on our Facebook page! Visit our Facebook and check out the beautiful shots of Whatcom County we received and share your favorite to help decide who our top three photographers are.
The three photos with the most likes / comments / shares win:
The photo contest is our way of sharing visitors’ genuine experiences in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Next time you post on social media, make sure to let your followers know they can share their photos of visiting your business by tagging #BellinghamExperience or through the photo contest!
The Evergreen State can take on a different meaning in the month of March. From the tops of the trees to the shoes running in the streets – Bellingham and Whatcom County will be packed with green-themed activities and other celebrations in honor of St. Patrick’s Day