National Night Out – Safety Parade

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021; 6 pm – 7 pm

Throughout Birch Bay, WA

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.

In 2021 we are bringing back the safety parade to Birch Bay! This is a great night to BBQ on your front porch and wave to your neighbors and some of our first responders as we make our way through the different neighborhoods in Birch Bay! It will be similar to what we did last year, but will include more neighborhoods, and we will do a better job of notifying the neighborhoods we will be coming so more people know about it! Be on the lookout for our friends with North Whatcom Fire & Rescue, Phillips 66, local police department vehicles from Blaine, Birch Bay, Ferndale & Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department & more!


First Ever – Birch Bay Trick-or-Treat on the Berm!

Saturday, October 30th, 2021; 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

4:30 – 5:30 PM Spooky Trivia at the Birch Bay Community Library
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Join The Birch Bay Chamber, Blaine-Birch Bay Park & Recreation District & Friends of Birch Bay Library on the newly completed berm pathway for the first ever Birch Bay Trick-or-Treat on the Berm!

Along the pathway you will find several pop-up tents decorated as mini open-aired haunted houses! The event will start at the south end of the berm and end at the Birch Bay Vogt Community Library Property.

Be sure to enter the photo costume contest by having your photo taken at the Birch Bay Library Property. Winners will be notified & prizes will be awarded the week of November 1st. 

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Ring of Fire and Hope

December 31st, 2021

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.

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce will have a limited number of flares to hand out for New Year’s Eve, 2021. We will be available at the Birch Bay Visitor Center to hand them out starting at 9am on New Years Eve until they are gone. Remember – Only 1 per family.

Click the button below for a list of local businesses to purchase flares at if your family requires more than one, or you want to guarantee you get one. 

Please send us your photos and videos of the 2020 Ring of Fire & Hope. We love to share them on our Social Media and on our website. Please email

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Polar Bear Plunge

January 1st, 2022 

There is no better way to start the New Year than a refreshing dip into the freezing waters of Birch Bay!

2022 will mark the 39th Annual celebration of the Polar Plunge in Birch Bay!

Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event.


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