CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S IN BIRCH BAY!
Ring of Fire & Hope:
December 31st, 2021
The Ring of Fire & Hope is an annual tradition in Birch Bay!
This fun, family-friendly event takes place at 7:00 PM along the shores of Birch Bay. Participants join along the shores of Birch Bay and simultainiously light a biodegradable road flare and place it near the shoreline. The effect is beautiful and it looks like Birch Bay has a string of red Christmas lights strung from point to point.
Thanks to a sponsorship from Brooks Friedland & Dave Hiller of eXp Realty & Tay’s Safety Supply in Ferndale the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce will have a limited number of flares to hand out on New Year’s Eve until they are gone – please note: only one flare is available per family.
HOW TO GET YOUR FLARES:
Beach Cat Brewing Company (7876 Birch Bay Drive)
Starting at 1pm until they are gone.
If you would like to purchase your own flares and secure your flare or purchase additional flares early, please purchase from one of our local retailers who carries flares:
Tay’s Safety Supply: 2026 Main Street, Suite B, Ferndale
Pacific Building Center: 2677 Bell Road, Blaine
Bay Center Market: 8050 Harborview Road, Birch BayClick here for more info
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! We are excited to welcome plungers back to the shores of Birch Bay for this fun annual tradition!
Staging for the event this year will take place in front of Beach Cat Brewing Company (7876 Birch Bay Drive).
A large warming tent will be available courtesy of WECU.
Free parking for this event will be located behind the Visitor Center (7900 Birch Bay Drive). Please utilize the north end of the parking lot and avoid the area behind CJ’s Beachhouse and The Beach Bar. Thank you for being considerate of our neighbors.
- 10 AM: Plunging registration begins
- 10 AM: T shirt sales & pre-order pick-up begins
- 11 AM Costume contest judging & awards following
- 12 SHARP plungers into the water!