Community Events


Events in Blaine

Monday, February 19, 2018
This annual event brings together local restaurants and area food confectioners from Blaine and Birch Bay serving up tasty samplings. Attended by hundreds of hungry people this event is sold out every year. 

Get your tickets early, there will be no ticket sales at the door. Purchase tickets at:
Pacific Building Center, 2677 Bell Road, Blaine – (360) 332-5335 
Blaine Visitor Information Center, 728 Peace Portal Dr. -(360)-332-4544
You can purchase your tickets via credit card at the Blaine Visitor Information Center at (360) 332-4544.  
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Friday, March 16 - 18, 2018
Great for avid enthusiasts and casual observers! Join the celebration at this annual event held in one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier bird viewing areas. Originally known as the Washington Brandt Festival, this festival focuses on the thousands of Brant geese and other birds that visit the pristine shores of Blaine and Birch Bay on their annual migration. Events include viewing stations, seminars, exhibits, live raptor displays, walking field trips of Semiahmoo Spit, and Blaine’s Marine Park.
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration – Come spend the day celebrating the 4th of July in Blaine. Thousands of people come to celebrate the 4th with day-long activities that include a pancake breakfast, a parade at Noon, an art & crafts street fair with over 80+ vendors, a show & shine, live entertainment, and plenty of good food. Get your spot in Blaine Marine Park for a community picnic and jazz concerts. Ride the historic Plover Ferry from Blaine to Semiahmoo Resort where you can make an afternoon and evening of it watching the fireworks over Semiahmoo Bay!
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Saturday & Sunday, August 4 & 5, 2018
Street Fair & Maritime Celebration
A weekend packed with fun for the entire family!  

Full Schedule and More Information on Drayton Harbor Days
Blaine Boating Center
235 Marine Drive
Blaine, WA
A two day weekend event packed with kids games, crafts, scavenger hunt, the “Prestigious George Raft Race”, pirate costume judging contest, arts, crafts & food vendors, vintage steam boats and much more!  

Interested in being a Vendor at this event?  Click Here!

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting  December 1, 2018
Enjoy a day of music, caroling, refreshments, Mr. & Mrs. Santa visit, free candy canes, hot cider & prize drawing. For more information on the event, please contact the Blaine Visitor Center at (360) 332-4544.

Holiday Harbor Lights & Christmas Tree Lighting
Come on downtown for a festive holiday celebration viewing Snowman, holiday decorations by local businesses and community groups.. Santa shows up for the kid’s and boats in Blaine Harbor sail around the harbor with their holiday lights. Makes for a wonderful festive day. For more information on the event, please contact the Blaine Visitor Center at (360) 332-4544. 
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Events in Birch Bay

The Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge January 1st, Noon
Birch Bay Waterfront (approx. 7900 Birch Bay Drive)

Started in 1982 by local residents on a dare, this annual ritual draws hundreds of participants and thousands of onlookers each year and has become a destination spot for New Years Day! Participants come from all over the area, and as far away as Spain, Tokyo, and Dubai to plunge in to the bay’s chilly water.
There is no cost to take the plunge, but registration is encouraged because people who do so receive an official “I Took The Plunge” certificate and hot beverages.
Come join hundreds of people from all over the Pacific Northwest and the World and be part of this annual tradition!
Participant’s range from children to senior adults. Prizes awarded for costumes!
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Birch Bay Kite Festival, Saturday & Sunday May 26 & 27, 2018
Birch Bay Community Park, 7930 Birch Bay Dr.

Bring your favorite kite down to the bay and show it off!  
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Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15, 2018

Bring your creativity to the beach!  

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Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12, 2018
Back in the day, Birch Bay was THE place to bring your cool car to cruise the beach. 

Join us as we return to the Good, Old Days of the 50's & 60's with Cool Cars, Rock n' Roll and fun in the sun at the beach!  So, dust off those poodle skirts & leather jackets and join us for a weekend of fun in the bay.

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2018

A great weekend for the entire family. Fun activities abound with a grand parade down Birch Bay Drive, Arts and Crafts Fair (Saturday & Sunday)  a variety of Food Vendors, Live Music, Beer Garden, Crab Derby, Extreme Wood Sculpture Event and Kids Olympics!

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ANNUAL RING OF FIRE & HOPE, December 31, 2018

Revelers begin bringing in the New Year early by lighting road flares along the Birch Bay shoreline, and anyone can participate. This is a spectacular sight as the bay becomes a ring of fire, signifying hope for the coming year.





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