SeaFeast Friday Night

VIP Cruise to SeaFeed at the Harbor

Friday, Sept. 21, 6:15 p.m. | $50 | Fairhaven Cruise Terminal to Zuanich Point Park
Park Downtown, enjoy the 4 p.m. Lummi Nation Canoe arrival at Waypoint Park and the 5 p.m. Welcome Ceremony at Maritime Heritage Park, then catch the SeaFeast Shuttle to Fairhaven to board San Juan Cruises’ M/V Chinook for a 45-min cruise. View the new Downtown Waterfront District from Whatcom Waterway and continue on to Seafeed at the Harbor Crab Feed in the big-top Dining Pavilion. All-inclusive package: 45-min harbor cruise, ticket to Crab Feed only, one drink ticket, SeaFeast Shuttle to  Downtown activities, and the $5 FisherPoet Button.

Maritime Arts & Culture

Friday, Sept. 21 | FREE | Downtown Bellingham

 5-5:45 p.m. FREE! Welcome Ceremony at Maritime Heritage Park Amphitheatre with  Kelli Linville, City of Bellingham Mayor, Jay Julius, Lummi Nation Tribal Chair, and Swil Kanim, violinist, storyteller, and member of Lummi Nation.

6-9 p.m. FREE! Steve Mayo Artist Reception at Fourth Corner Frames - Marine watercolor by renowned local artist.

7:30-8:30 p.m. FREE! Bellingham Chamber Chorale "Across the Sea" at Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room.

FisherPoets-on-Bellingham Bay

Presented by Whatcom Community Foundation and Village Books
Friday, Sept. 21, 6:30-11 p.m.| $5 | Downtown Bellingham

FisherPoet entry button required: $5, available at Village Books through Sept. 19, or on site at each venue. Space limited; seating first-come, first-served. Buttons not required for children under 12. 

Celebrate Bellingham’s maritime sector through FisherPoet music, stories, poetry, artwork, and film at downtown venues  on Friday, Sept. 21:

FisherPoets at Sylvia Center, Lucas Hicks Theatre - New 150-seat theater; refreshments available. Emcees: Buck Meloy & Joe Deeny

  • 6:30-7:00 p.m.         Bob Gudmundson

  • 7:00-7:15 p.m.          Buck Meloy

  • 7:15-7:30 p.m.          Elma Burnham

  • 7:30-7:45 p.m.          Ray Troll

  • 8:00-8:15 p.m.         Shannon Reigh

  • 8:15-8:30 p.m.          Rich Bard

  • 8:30-8:45 p.m.         Bob Gudmundson

  • 9:00-11:30 p.m.       Ray Troll & The Rat Fish Wranglers

FisherPoets at Boundary Bay Brewing - Brew room turns venue; beers on tap. Emcees: Pat Dixon & Jeff Stonehill

  • 6:40-7:10 p.m.         Keith & the Bilge Buddies

  • 7:15-7:30 p.m.          Rich Bard

  • 7:30-7:45 p.m.          Pat Dixon

  • 8:00-8:15 p.m.         Maria Dosal

  • 8:15-8:30 p.m.          Niel Pfundt

  • 8:30-8:45 p.m.         Jeff Stonehill

  • 9:00-9:15 p.m.         Meezie Hermansen

  • 9:15-9:30 p.m.          Marty McCallum

  • 9:30-9:45 p.m.         Jon Branshaw

  • 10:00-10:15 p.m.     Peter Munro

  • 10:15-10:45 p.m.      Keith & the Bilge Buddies

FisherPoets at Honey Moon Mead & Cider - Cozy small meadery; food available. Please note that this venue is now 21+. Emcees: Jon Branshaw & Brad Warren

  • 7:00-7:15 p.m.          Brad Warren

  • 7:15-7:30 p.m.          Alec McMurren

  • 7:30-7:45 p.m.          Maggie Bursch

  • 8:00-8:15 p.m.         Jon Branshaw

  • 8:15-8:30 p.m.          Shannon Laws

  • 8:30-8:45 p.m.         Peter Munro

  • 9:00-9:15 p.m.         Pat Dixon

  • 9:15-9:30 p.m.          Dayna Patterson

  • 9:30-9:45 p.m.         Jeff Stonehill

  • 9:45-10:00 p.m.       Brad Warren

  • 10:10-10:50 p.m.     Jon & Rika

9-11 p.m. Water-Inspired Films at Pickford Film Center - Bellingham's independent theater.

  • Servants of the Salish Sea – Pollock Pictures

  • The Wild Trailer – Mark Titus

  • My Friend Harry –Charlie Ess

  • Strength of the Tides—TRST, Strength of the Tides

  • Salmon People—Children of the Setting Sun Productions

  • Starbound Extended Trailer—Ben Staley

  • The Memory of Fish—Jen Galvin

  • Turning the Tide—WorkSafeBC

  • Deb Dempsey—Bellingham SeaFeast

  • Wally Green—Bellingham SeaFeast

  • Life on the Water—Genius House Media & Xtra-Tuf

  • Siblings at Sea—Charlie Ess

  • The Fight for Bristol Bay—Bjørn Olsen with United

  • Tribes of Bristol Bay

  • Fathoming a Future—Liz Purdy

  • Sea You Tomorrow!—Veritas Media & Bellingham SeaFeast

  • Fish Work- Corey Arnold

9-11 p.m. Ray Troll & The Ratfish Wranglers at Sylvia Center, Lucas Hicks Theatre - Shake your halibutt!

Other Friday Night Activities:

  • 12-8 p.m. SeaFeed at the Harbor at Zuanich Point Park.

  • 4-11 p.m. SeaFeast Shuttle between Zuanich Point Park, Downtown & Fairhaven .

  • FisherPoetry & other works available for purchase at the Gear Shack in the Sylvia Center Lobby.

  • Participating downtown restaurants.