2018 Event Overview

Bellingham SeaFeast 2018 is a two-day event on Sept. 21 & 22 promising a setting of endless fun and the fabulous food fare of the surrounding bay and straits. Eat. Play. Explore... And eat some more! Free admission!



Friday, Sept. 21, 5-11 p.m.

Downtown Bellingham & Squalicum Harbor

Welcome Ceremony at Maritime Heritage Park Amphitheater

NEW! SeaFeed at the Harbor (tickets sales coming soon!): Served under a Big Top at Squalicum Harbor, crab or salmon dinner with sides.

SeaFeast Friday Night Downtown (ticket sales coming soon!): Celebrate our maritime culture through the arts – sea shanties, original poems, videos, choral performances, and storytelling of life at sea, at various venues.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Bellingham Bay (Zuanich Point Park/Squalicum Harbor)

NEW! SeaFeed at the Harbor (ticket sales coming soon!): Served under a Big Top at Squalicum Harbor, crab or salmon dinner with sides. Additionally, local restaurants will serve more seafood dishes. Wines and local craft beers complement the meals.

Taste the Sea: A sensational tasting and demonstrations in the Boathouse, presented by Haggen Food & Pharmacy and featuring their major suppliers like Ocean Beauty, Alaskan Leader Seafoods, and more.

Brews with a View: Locally crafted beer, ale, ciders, and wines in the seaside Beer Garden.

Main Stage: Black Hawk Dancers and a variety of regional bands.


Commercial Fishing Activities in the active harbor of Bellingham Bay including:

  • Meet Your Fishermen: Dock walks, boat visits, knot-tying and net-mending demos, etc.
  • Food demos: Learn filleting, crab cracking, oyster shucking, and seafood prep.
  • Harbor Boat Rides & Tours: Bellingham Cold Storage, All American Marine, and more.

SeaFeast Wharf:

  • Explore Some More: Family-friendly, hands-on, educational, and interactive.
  • Artists and Artisans: Maritime-themed art and crafts.
  • Commercial vendors: Merchandise booths.
  • Seafood Market: Seafood and alternative selections.
  • Interactive Sponsor booths: Playful learning.


  • 3rd Annual Survival Suit Races: Wriggle into a suit. Jump in. Swim like a maniac. Win the Golden Boot Award.
  • 3rd Annual Oyster Shuck & Slurp: Team and Individual divisions. How many can you down in 2 minutes? A trophy and a trash can await you.
  • Guess-the-Fish Species: OK, it’s a salmon…but what TYPE of salmon?
  • “Walk the Plank”: Teams of two in fishermen’s work boots on the XtraTuf Stomp.
  • Fish Toss: Pitch and catch. A slippery proposition, for sure.

Field of Fun: Hands-on, creative, maritime-themed activities for kids…and a few for adults, too.

Helicopter Rescue at Sea: By the U.S. Coast Guard. Also, visit a Coast Guard cutter.

Marine Recreational Boating Displays and Tours: Kayak, outrigger canoes, SUPs, etc.