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2014 Juried Artist Series: It Figures @ Allied Arts Gallery
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: Sept. 5, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday 10a.m. to 5p.m., Saturday noon to 5p.m.

Ride Around the Sound @ American Lung Association
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm
A Midsummer’s Night @ Wolf Haven International
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 14 @ 10:00 am

Join us at Wolf Haven International for this Unique Summer Event! This event reflects the heart of what it means to be a sanctuary.

Chuckanut Century @ Bellingham and Whatcom County
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day


Come join us and ride one of the most scenic rides in Washington. With many routes offered you can pick your distance ranging from 25, 38, 50, 62, 100, or the double metric century of 124 miles. Although all cyclists should be fully prepared when they take to the roads you can enjoy the added security of knowing that there is ride support if needed and food stops with a wide variety of high-energy food and drinks along all of the routes.

No matter which route you choose, you’ll be treated to Whatcom County’s finest roads and sights. As you ride the south loop you’ll have views of the San Juan Islands while overlooking Bellingham, Samish, and Padilla Bays along with stunning views of Chuckanut and Blanchard mountains, also known as “where the Cascade mountains meet the sea.” The north loop offers spectacular views of Mt Baker as it stretches to meet the sky at 10,800 feet, as well as incredible views of the Canadian Cascades, Mt Shuksan, the Twin Sisters, Birch Bay, and Vancouver Island.

Citizen Science BioBlitz: Snakes in the Methow @ North Cascades Institute Learn Center
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
SK 101: Introduction to Sea Kayaking (Sunday Series- three 3-hr sessions) @ Community Boating Center - Bellingham Bay
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fairhaven Runners Weekly All-Paces Social Run @ Fairhaven Runners & Walkers
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Get fit, get inspired and have fun! Every Tuesday except holidays.

Bellingham Oktoberfest @ Bellingham Oktoberfest
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bellingham Oktoberfest @ Depot Market Square
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Proceeds benefit the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County.

Author event with Sharon Hendricks, One Man’s Dream, One Woman’s Reality @ Village Books Readings Gallery
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tour de Whidbey @ Greenbank Farm
Sep 20 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm



Nestled at the mouth of Puget Sound, Whidbey Island offers some of the most scenic vistas in all of Washington State. As riders travel the back roads, they will experience unique scenery and varied terrain.

Riders have six routes to choose from, each with a hospitality breakstation every 10-12 miles.

100 mile route that is a figure-8 course.

Two 50 mile routes, which offer riders a choice of enjoying Central/North or Central/South Whidbey Island sights and scenes.  Either will give intermediate riders a workout.

40 mile and 30 mile South Whidbey routes.

A family friendly 10 mile route that has a virtually flat route through historic prairie, beach and farm lands west of the town of Coupeville.

Citizen Science BioBlitz: Hawkwatching at Chelan Ridge
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm
Kiss Me Dirty Mud Run Series – Portland, OR @ Portland Intl. Raceway
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Six In The Stix Festival of MTB @ Cranbrook Community Forest
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Station to Station 5K Run: L.E.F.T. 5K @ Ferndale Police Department
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Run 4 Refuge @ East Lake Padden Park, Bellingham
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse @ Downtown Bellingham
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


The Grand Finale of the Northwest Traverse Series, Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse is a multi-sport event celebrating the life cycle of wild salmon and the natural and urban challenges of their journey. Solo, tandem and relay teams challenge themselves and one another on a rugged course that highlights the City of Bellingham’s opportunities for recreation through a Greenways Run, Mountain Bike, Road Bike, Trail Run Paddle, & Team TREK.


5Point Film Festival “On the Road” @ Depot Market Square
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Subaru of Cranbrook “Six In The Stix” MTB Festival @ Cranbrook Community Forest, Cranbrook, B.C. Canada
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Loon Lake Race 13k/7k @ Inland Lake Regional Park
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Author event with Nikki van Schyndel, Becoming Wild @ Village Books Readings Gallery
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Foray into Fall All-Paces Run @ Fairhaven Runners & Walkers
Sep 23 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Fairhaven Runners Weekly All-Paces Social Run @ Fairhaven Runners & Walkers
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Get fit, get inspired and have fun! Every Tuesday except holidays.

That’s How We Roll – Fitness Forum @ Fairhaven Runners & Walkers
Sep 25 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
The Budding Naturalist 101 @ North Cascades Institute Learn Center
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm
Friday Ferry Flotilla @ Community Boating Center - Bellingham Bay
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bioluminescence Paddle @ Community Boating Center - Bellingham Bay
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
San Juan Island Quest @ Moran State Park, Orcas Island
Sep 27 @ 6:30 am – 6:00 pm


From rugged coastline, to granite-capped mountains, Orcas Island is truly an adventure racing paradise.
Teams of 1-4 take on Recreational (4-6hr) or Expert (8-12 hr) races that include Sea Kayaking, Trail Running & Mountain Biking. Racers will navigate a series of checkpoints to make their way from start to finish.
Finding the best route through the course is up to you.


Big Sur Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Mile @ Andrew Molera State Park
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Methow Valley Off-Road Duathlon @ Chickadee Trailhead Shelter
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm



Methow Valley Off-Road duathlon will held at the iconic Sun Mountain resort on the MVSTA trail system. This challenging course meanders through aspen and pine forests above Patterson Lake, starting and ending at the Chickadee trail head in the beautiful Methow Valley. And don’t forget a great after party with race munchies and local microbrew. This race is brought to you by North Cascades Mountain Hostel.

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