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2021 Dates*:

Friday, June 18th, 2021 – Angry Birds 2

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 – A League of Their Own

Friday, July 23rd, 2021 – La Bamba

Friday, July 30th, 2021 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Friday August 13th, 2021 – Rogue One

Friday, August 27th, 2021 – Remember the Titans

Friday, September 3rd, 2021 – Uncle Buck

Friday, September 17th, 2021 – Back to the Future

*Event dates are subject to change.

Tickets available to purchase now! Tickets are $20 per vehicle per movie. Popcorn is Free!


The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Birch Bay Waterslides will follow current guidance from the CDC, Washington State & Whatcom County Health Department to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Current guidance can be found HERE.

Golf Cart & Bicycle Poker Runs

A poker run is an fun event in which participants visit checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the course. The Birch Bay Poker run is for participants on bicycles and golf carts only and is a FREE non-gambling family-friendly event with prizes for the best poker hands. 

2021 Poker Run Events:

Fourth of July Weekend: July 3rd, 2021 – 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Sand Sculpture & Rollback Weekend: July 24th, 2021 – 11 AM – 1:30 PM 

Berm Celebration: August 21, 2021 – 11 AM – 2 PM

Discover Birch Bay Days: – September 3 – 5 Date & Time TBA


Berm Celebration & Ribbon Cutting

August 21st, 2021

Stay tuned for more information…

National Night Out – Safety Parade

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021; 6 pm – 9 pm

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 in 2019 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 a variety of vehicles from Search & Rescue and Boarder Patrol.

In 2020 to help control the spread of COVID-19 we took some of these vehicles on a safe, socially distanced parade through the neighborhoods in Birch Bay. It was a great night to BBQ on your front porch wave to your neighbors & watch the parade come through your neighborhood with lights flashing and sirens blaring!

In 2021 we are looking to bringing a combination of these two events to Birch Bay for you to enjoy. 

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

Click 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!

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


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Businesses sponsor events for many reasons: to give back to the community, to raise awareness about their business or campaigns, or to drive sales. Regardless of the reason Birch Bay is a great place to invest in your business’s future as our events receive lots of attendees and publicity!

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