Whatcom County Trip-or-Treat

Join the Chambers of Commerce in Whatcom County on a collaborative effort to bring a family fun, safe alternative event to our community for this year’s Halloween. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 many of the communities in our area have had to cancel their Downtown Trick-or-Treat events. 

Whatcom Trip-or-Treat is a socially distanced Trick-or-Treat experience that will take participants on a road “TRIP” throughout Whatcom County! In Birch Bay, Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden & Mount Baker you will find a few “treat stops” where families can remain in their cars and drive through to receive pre-bagged candy from a safe distance following a specific COVID-19 protocol.

Looking for more ways to join in the fun? Post your best costume picture to our FACEBOOK EVENT with the hashtags, #triportreat2020 #whatcomcostumecontest #whatcomtriportreat for a chance to win a prize!  For more information click the links below:

Whatcom Trip-or-Treat website Facebook event page I want to be a treat stop location!

Ring of Fire and Hope

December 31st, 2020

The annual Birch Bay Ring of Fire & Hope takes place each December 31st at 7pm. Everyone heads down to the shoreline lights a biodegradable road flare and places it near the water. With people all around the bay participating, the effect is beautiful and the entire bay looks like a string of red Christmas lights from end to end.

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Polar Bear Plunge

January 1st, 2021

There is no better way to start the New Year than a refreshing dip into the freezing waters of Birch Bay! 2021 will be the 38th Annual celebration of the Polar Plunge in Birch Bay. Bring the whole family down to the bay for our first celebration of the New Year!

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Kite Festival Canceled for 2020

Though we were unable to host a Kite Festival this year, we are excited to hand out Kites to Kids this Friday, June 19th from 11am – 2pm. This is a fun way to celebrate the end of school and the start of summer!

Stop by the Birch Bay Visitor Center located at 7900 Birch Bay Drive pick out a kite, and then take advantage of the -1.2 tide!

Birch Bay is the perfect place to socially distance! 

We will be joined by the Sugar Shack Ice Cream Truck from 11am – 1pm selling ice cream!

Remember to keep 6 feet between families and wear your mask!

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National Night Out – Safety Parade

What is National Night Out?

National Night Out focuses on community and raising awareness through camaraderie. By improving area relationships, the hope is to make our neighborhoods safer. Shining a spotlight on community police programs, National Night Out increases connections between those who serve and their neighborhoods.

You might remember the event we held last August in the Birch Bay Beach Park field. This family friendly event featured fire trucks from North Whatcom Fire & Rescue, BP, Phillips 66, police vehicles from Whatcom County Sheriff & Blaine Police Department, as well as vehicles from Search & Rescue and Boarder Patrol.

Due to COVID-19 and controlling the spread of the virus we are taking some of these vehicles on a safe, socially distanced parade through the neighborhoods in Birch Bay. This would be a great night to BBQ on your front porch wave to your neighbors & watch the parade to come through your neighborhood!

The parade will start at the Birch Bay Waterslides & end at the Sea Links Neighborhood, a route map, and more information are available by clicking the button below.

Birch Bay national Night OUt

Birch Bay Drive in at the Waterslides

Birch Bay Drive-in at the Waterslides will resume in the Spring of 2021!

Thanks to our 2020 Drive-in Sponsors:

Blaine-Birch Bay Park & Recreation District 2; Granite Construction; Birch Bay Waterslides; Xfinity; Praise 106.5 & Banner Bank

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Labor Day in Birch Bay

If you live in Birch Bay, you know that this is the place to spend Labor Day weekend. The beach, is wonderful for social distancing, swimming, catching crab and sand sculpture building. The new portion of the berm is great for a walk along the bay, and our golf cart friendly zone provides a fun transportation method! The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce has put together some extra, family friendly activities for you to do for Labor Day to end this crazy summer!

Friday night join us for a double feature at the Birch Bay Drive in at the Waterslides! We will be showing Grease and American Graffiti!

Saturday we are hosting a FREE Golf Cart & Bicycle Poker Run along Birch Bay Drive. We will have prizes for the top hands.

Sunday is for crabbing! Enter your catch in our Crab Derby. Bring your crabs to the Birch Bay Visitor Center to be weighed by the one and only Billy Brown.

Click here to purchase tickets to the drive in Click here for information on the poker run Click here for information on the crab derby

Sand Sculpture Competition

This year we are taking the Sand Sculpture Competition Virtual! – NOW EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 14TH, 2020!

The Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Competition begins Monday, July 6th. Check the tide chart and bring your family out to Birch Bay and have a fun day on the tide flats building a sand sculpture! When you are done, register for the competition on our website and send us pictures of your creation!
Our low tides offer plenty of acres to socially distance, enjoy the fresh air and have a good time with your family!

Pictures and registrations must be received by (EXTENDED!) AUGUST 14th. Votes will be compiled the first week in August, and prizes will be distributed after. 

The only rules this year are:

1) Sand Sculptures must be created in Birch Bay, WA.

2) Please follow social distancing rules & health department guidelines if building with non-family groups.

3) Have fun!

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