Bellingham’s newest Festival – Seafest
Get ready for the first Bellingham SeaFeast, 2016, a festival showcasing our region’s wonderful seafood in an authentic maritime environment. There will be a diverse schedule of events Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, mostly at Zuanich Point Park, There will be art, music and food, all the prerequisites for a great event.
This year’s theme will be “Come for the fish! Stay to play!” Admission is free to the family-friendly event, with hands-on educational activities, music, contests and demonstrations along Bellingham’s waterfront.
There will be a salmon-grilling contest as well as a commercial fishermen survivor-suit race, meet-the-fishers displays, boat tours and rides and talks about Bellingham Bay’s history and fishing industries, tours of Bellingham Cold Storage’s ice house and fish processing facility, and performances by storytellers, poets, musicians and the Bellingham Circus Guild.
A few entertainment highlights:
Fisherpoets-On-Bellingham Bay: 4 p.m. at Boundary Bay Brewery and at 7:30 p.m. at Honey Moon Mead and Cider.
Workshops on ballad-writing, storytelling, and poetry: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fairhaven Library.
Saturday, Oct. 1, at Zuanich Point Park
11-11:45 a.m.: Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsa, maritime and folk music.
Noon-12:30 p.m.: Bellingham Circus Guild presents “Something Wonderful.”
12:45-1:15 p.m.: The Easy Tigers, bluegrass and jazz.
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Badd Dog Blues Society, with blues band founder Andy Koch.
2:45-3:45 p.m.: Garrett and the Sheriffs, Americana and folk music.
4-5 p.m.: WeisWald, folk-funk.
5:15-6:30 p.m.: Hot Damn Scandal, ballads, jazz, funk, love songs.
6:45-8 p.m.: Baby Cakes, soul, funk and rhythm and blues.