It's a busy weekend - here's what else is happening


Many other events are scheduled across Whatcom County for Saturday, June 1. Here are some of the bigger or unusual ones; all are free unless otherwise noted.

Whatcom Volunteer Center's 18th annual Human Race

Registration starts at 8:45 a.m.; race is at 10 a.m.

Squalicum Boathouse, Zuanich Point Park, Bellingham, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Drive; (360) 734-3055

The Human Race is the largest collaborative fundraiser in Whatcom County, benefiting more than 40 nonprofits. It is a 5k/10k Walk/Run beginning at Squalicum Boathouse at Zuanich Point Park. Participants will be walking or running in support of the nonprofit of their choice.

Big-Bird Fly-In

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bell Air RC Flyers Club field off Red River Road, Lummi Reservation. From Slater Road, turn south on Haxton Way and right on Red River, then follow the signs. Free parking.

Dozens of aerobatic, radio-controlled planes will fly maneuvers at the 24th annual Big-Bird Fly-In, sponsored by Bell Air R/C Flyers model airplane club. Donations of nonperishable food items or cash are accepted and will be given to the food bank.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, pop and chips for sale all day.

Event continues Sunday.

Directions: Take exit 260 (Slater Road) off of Interstate 5; go west on Slater to Haxton Way; then follow signs to Red River Road. Details:

Ninth Annual Doxie Walk

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Fairhaven Amtrak Station, 401 Harris Ave.

Ninth Annual Doxie walk, for all dachshunds and dachshund lovers. Meet up at the Fairhaven Amtrak Station steps, visit and meet new and old friends, then walk to Marine Park for some play on the beach. Rain or Shine.

Farmers Day Parade

10:30 a.m.

Front Street, downtown Lynden.

Tractors (antique and just off the showroom floor), marching bands, horses and more parade down Front Street. The parade is a tribute to the agriculture heritage of the Lynden community. The Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association is this year's grand marshal.

Details: 360-354-5995,

Safe Kids Safety Fair

11 a.m.

Fairway Shopping Center, Lynden, 1750 Front St.

The fourth annual Safe Kids Safety Fair will have fire trucks, boats, police cars, the fire safety house and lots of games and activities for families. Get a free car seat check and ride the bicycle skills course.

Parks fee free day

Birch Bay, Larrabee and Peace Arch state parks.

In recognition of National Trails Day, the Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks.

Urban Music Festival

The ninth annual festival runs Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, at Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St., with music, art and community celebrations. Highlights include performances by Acorn Project, Polecat, Snug Harbor and members of Bellingham Circus Guild.

There's also free music in the nearby alley at 5 p.m. Saturday, and a silent auction throughout the festival.

Tickets: $15 for advance weekend passes or $10 per night at the door, go to

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