Jr Ski to Sea

Jr Ski to Sea

The Junior Ski to Sea Race presented by Haggen Northwest Fresh is an annual community event organized and hosted by the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry.  It is for participants who are in 3rd grade or older.


Each year, six-member teams register to participate in a five-leg race consisting of running, three-legged race, biking, soccer and an obstacle course. Check out the course maps here.

The next race is set for May 16, 2015. Tell us about your team on the Jr. Ski to Sea Fan Page

The 2015 Junior Ski to Sea Parade presented by Haggen Northwest Fresh will be held on Friday, May 15 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. The parade starts on the corner of Cornwall and Kearney Streets, continues down Cornwall and ends at Railroad and Champion Streets.

Awards will be given in the following categories: Grand Prize, Best Pet, Best Large Float, Best Small Float, Best Group, Best Decorated Bike, Best Novelty, Best Drill Group, Judges Award (x4), and Band Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Blossomtime Parade

Blossomtime Parade

Famous for having a little bit of everything that you want to see in a hometown parade, the Blossomtime Parade presented by Camel Safari will be held on Saturday, May 23rd from noon to 2:00pm.  Lead by the local police department, the parade features floats, marching bands, fire trucks and horses. 

Haggen Family 4th of July

Haggen Family 4th of July

July 4th at Zuanich Park
Festivities begin at 11am.  Fireworks at sunset!

For nearly two decades, the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry has partnered with Haggen Northwest Fresh and the Port of Bellingham to provide the community its fireworks display.

The festival includes vendor and craft booths, live bands and old-time games for the kids. At 2pm, the beer garden opens!  This is the place to be on July 4th!  There is something for everyone in the family.  And new this year, we're adding a Hoop it Up 3-on-3 basketball tournament, sponsored by Haggen!

Old-time games begin at 11 a.m. Activities will include a water balloon toss, watermelon rolling, sack races and a scavenger hunt. We'll also have a bouncy house provided by Jump Around Fun Zone. 

They'll be lots of food vendors so stay tuned for the complete list!  If you're interested in a vendor booth, click here for the application!!

KISM 92.9 and KAFE 104.1 will be broadcasting live from the festival!  Stop by and say hello to your favorite radio station!!

Bellair Charters will provide shuttles for anyone who wants to park at the lot at the corner of F Street and Roeder.  There will be designated handicap parking on site.

This event will be at Zuanich Point Park from 11:00am – 10:30pm.  Live performances begin at 2:15pm - 10:30pm. The beer garden will be open from 2:00pm - 11:00pm. The fireworks are set to go off at sunset (approximately 10:30pm). 

Gather your friends and family at your favorite location and enjoy the show!

Chamber Speaker Series

Chamber Speaker Series

The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce strives to serve its members and the business community by providing educational speeches and seminars.  Our goal is to gather together people who represent an issue to discuss it in a factual and logical manner.  As a Chamber of Commerce, we believe it is our responsibility to offer the community an opportunity to hear all sides of an issue so that they can make decisions based on the facts and facilitate factually-based discussions.   We want to be a conduit through which the community can obtain information, drive discussions and make their own decisions.
The Chamber Speaker Series allows you to keep up on current events and topics of interest locally, regionally and statewide.  Business owners, HR professionals, marketers and small businesses will find these topics helpful as they are designed to educate and inform about subjects that are relevant to you-our local business community.
The Speaker Series is open to the public.  The cost of admission is $25 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members.  The price of admission includes a meal.

The upcoming Speaker Series speeches include:

State of the City and State of the County Addresses
Featuring Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville and Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
​Bellingham Golf & Country Club