Who Are We?

Bellingham SeaFeast...

Is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit festival centered on premier Northwest seafood and, originally founded on a three-year seed grant from the City of Bellingham Tourism Commission (travel and tourism tax allotments). Bellingham SeaFeast has flourished as a community event supported by both public and private entities and individuals across Whatcom County and the Pacific Northwest.

The Bellingham/Whatcom County region has three legacy industries at its roots: Agriculture, Forestry and Wood, and Commercial Fishing/Maritime Trades. Bellingham SeaFeast showcases the maritime sector and its booming economic impact locally, regionally, and internationally.

The festival operates through a dedicated Board of Directors, a small staff, and scores of committed volunteers.

The event revolves around the finest seafood, entertainment, competitions and games, educational activities, and numerous interactive tours and hands-on learning about commercial fishing and our working waterfront.


Board of Directors

Rob Fix, Chair - Port of Bellingham
Jay Bornstein, Vice Chair - Bornstein Seafoods
Sue Blake, Secretary - WSU Whatcom County Extension
Barry Hanson, Treasurer - HUB International
Doug Thomas, Immediate Past Chair - Bellingham Cold Storage
Casey Diggs - Boundary Bay Brewery
Loren Kapp - Commercial Fisherman
Ellie Kinley - Lummi Nation
Drew Schmidt - San Juan Cruises
Tara Sundin, Ex-Officio - City of Bellingham
Sandy Ward, Ex-Officio - Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism