Events


Looking for something to do while in Fairhaven? The options are endless right out our front doors and beyond. Let us connect you to where you want to be and what you want to do! 

The Jazz Center of Bellingham

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of Each Month

Experience the magic of live jazz music at the Jazz Center of Bellingham! Swing by on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to enjoy performances from talented musicians and groups. Immerse yourself in the smooth sounds of accomplished artists and gather with local community members to enjoy a night like no other. To explore upcoming events, purchase tickets, and learn more about the artists, click below. 

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

April 1 - 30, 2024

Every April, The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, named "One of the Best in the World" by Petal Talk, bursts into bloom and includes four different gardens to experience. Skagit Valley is only 30 minutes south of Fairhaven, making it a perfect stop during your next stay. Weekends in April typically sell out fast. Book your stay today to experience this incredible sight. Or, beat the crowds and stay with us mid-week when the tulip fields see fewer visitors. 

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April Brews Day

Saturday, April 27th | Downtown Waterfront

Returning this spring is Bellingham’s largest beer festival, April Brews Day! Gather with friends from near and far to enjoy live music, local food items, and beverages from over 65 craft breweries/cideries across the PNW. All proceeds are donated to The Max Higbee Center, a grassroots organization that provides youth and adults with developmental disabilities opportunities to participate in local, community-based recreation programs. Learn more about how to enjoy great food, great drinks, and support a great cause below. 

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Dirty Dan Harris Festival

April 27-28

The annual  Dirty Dan Harris Festival honors Fairhaven's spirited founder, Dirty Dan Harris (Daniel Jefferson Harris). It celebrates the history of Fairhaven with activities such as historical reenactments and a murder mystery that takes place all weekend long. This interactive 'Who Done It' event takes you through the charming streets of Fairhaven as you look for clues into this year's mystery, "The Case of Fairhaven's Fallen Flower."  

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A statue of Dirty Dan Harris in Fairhaven

Cascadia International Women's Film Festival

April 25-28, 2024 | Pickford Film Center

Mark your calendars for the Cascadia International Women's Film Festival this April. This film festival showcases films directed by women, provides educational opportunities relating to the viewing, making and distribution of films, and promotes Bellingham and Whatcom County as a destination for filmmakers and film enthusiasts.

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Bellingham Festival of Music

June 30, July 6, 9, 14, 17, & 21 | Location Varies Per Concert

The Bellingham Festival of Music is one of America’s premier virtuoso orchestra festivals. Each summer the Festival returns to Bellingham, Washington to perform a repertoire of the finest symphonic music. Make your concert visit a night to remember! Book our Bellingham Festival of Music package to receive exclusive amenities when you stay with us and attend a show.

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