sea you in september

Salute to our Salish Sea – 9 days in September.

Enjoy other maritime and water-focused events during the month of September in addition to Bellingham SeaFeast.

Bellingham Traverse

Saturday, September 16

Get Hooked on the 16th annual Bellingham Traverse, a fun relay race celebrating the journey of wild salmon.  Families, friends and local companies form Chinook (solo), Coho (tandem) and Chum (relay teams) to run, bike and paddle through Bellingham’s scenic parks, winding trails and open waterways.

Whatcom Water Week

September 16-23

A week-long event celebrating our local water resources. Local businesses and organizations celebrate the importance of water, share information about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities, and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and fresh water resources and the role water plays in our lives.

Bellingham Bay Marathon

Sunday, September 24

Whatcom County’s largest annual walking/running event, BBM features marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, and relay races. With views of Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands, and North Cascade mountains, BBM is often called the most beautiful marathon in the Pacific Northwest – and 100% of net proceeds benefit local youth non-profits.

Run with the Chums

Saturday, September 16

Terrell Creek 5k Fun Run/Walk. Run or walk on a scenic loop through the BP Highlands and learn more about watershed health while taking care of your own health. Family-friendly event includes a kids' 1K Smolt Sprint, prizes and more!


Seafood Week

September 17-23

Seafood Week is part of Eat Local Month, which celebrates the food that is grown, raised, and harvested in Whatcom County. During Seafood Week, there will be specials at Terra Organics as well as Sea to Shore Seafood at the Saturday Bellingham Farmers Market. We'll also be stamping passports at SeaFeast on September 23. 

Stream of Thought Film Festival

September 16-19

A 3-day lineup of selected films at the Pickford Theater including Bellingham SeaFeast's Servants of the Salish Sea.


Baker to Bay Symposium: Searching for certainty in uncertain times  

Wednesday, September 20

"Community Perspectives, Challenges, and Solutions"
Designed for a general audience, presentations focused on: Who are we? What is our effect on our Ecosystem? What are We Doing to Reconcile Human and Ecosystem Needs? Posters and exhibitors supplement the presentations followed by a special evening networking event showcasing short local films and appetizers.

Thursday, September 21

“State of the Science"
Presentations feature science, research, and the application of knowledge helping to reconcile human and ecosystem needs and strategies for resource management and ecosystem recovery.