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Festival: Birch Bay Music Fest has vendors, fun for kids

The Birch Bay Music Festival runs Aug. 14-16 at Birch Bay Waterslides’ parking lot.
The Birch Bay Music Festival runs Aug. 14-16 at Birch Bay Waterslides’ parking lot. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

The fifth annual Birch Bay Music Festival kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 16, in the overflow parking lot just south of Birch Bay Waterslides, 4874 Birch Bay-Lynden Road.

Festivities include live music by more than a dozen bands, a children’s train ride, food and merchandise vendors, an auction, a beer-and-wine garden, and a raffle drawing for a hand-crafted guitar by Bryan Cronk.

This year’s music lineup includes Sucker Punch, Rabbit Wilde, Arcade Cowboys, and The Replayzmentz. Food will be available for purchase from Bay Cafe and The C Shop.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Proceeds benefit Orca Network, a Washington nonprofit dedicated to improving orca habitat, and to local youth music programs.

This year’s sponsors include Rescued Hearts Northwest, Happy Tails Happy Homes, Fur Baby Rescue, and Creature Comfort Cat Rescue. Details: birchbaymusicfestival.com.

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