The Fairhaven Festival, Ski-to-Sea’s street fair, runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24, in the historic Fairhaven District on Bellingham’s southside, specifically at the Village Green, 10th Street and Mill Avenue, and at the main stage and beer garden at 11th Street and McKenzie Ave.,
About 100 art, crafts and food vendors will line 11th Street and Harris Avenue.
From Fairhaven, walk to Marine Park to watch Ski to Sea kayakers come in from Bellingham Bay for the next-to-the last leg of the race, and see the ringing of the bell by mountain bikers in the final leg. Race information, race photos and more exhibitors will be at the park.
No cover for beer garden, open noon to 7 p.m.
• 11:30 a.m. Flag-raising and national anthem
• Noon: Nashville Northwest
• 2:15 p.m.: SpaceBand
• 4:30 p.m.: Sunset Superman
• 10th Street and Mill Avenue. Free.
• Noon: Silk Road dancers
• 1:30 p.m.: Upfront Theatre improv
• 3 p.m.: Out of the Ashes
• 4:30 p.m.: D’vas and Dudes
More on Ski to Sea at skitosea.com.
Avoid parking hassles in Fairhaven. Instead, ride a Ski-to-Sea bus with Whatcom Transportation Authority. There are two routes for Ski to Sea:
Route 14: Western Washington University (C lot by Wade King Student Recreation Center) to Fairhaven; buses run every 15 to 30 minutes, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Last bus leaves at 6:44 p.m.
Route 401: Leaves downtown station and follows State Street, to Fairhaven (at 12th Street and McKenzie Avenue); buses run every 15 to 30 minutes; 7:40 a.m.-9:15 p.m.; last bus leaves Fairhaven at 7:55 p.m.
Cost: $1; WTA passes accepted. Details: ridewta.com, 360-676-RIDE (7433).