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Night Market, Art Walk, free state parks

Revelers enjoy a recent Night Market in Bellingham.
Revelers enjoy a recent Night Market in Bellingham. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

See the attempt to create a record strawberry shortcake, visit state parks free and revel in the Commercial Street Night Market.

Night Market, Art Walk

Commerical Street between Holly and Magnolia streets will transform into a free open-air festival from 6-10 p.m. Friday, June 3, for the summer night market.There will be food and retail vendors, live music and activities for all ages, including foosball, pingpong, the Orbitron and Play Lab. The Night Market coincides this week with the monthly Downtown Art Walk. Info:, 360-527-8710. Upcoming night markets are planned for September and December.

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Members of the Puget Sound Antique Tractor Club are shown in the 104th annual Farmers Day Parade in June 2013. Staff The Bellingham Herald
See tractors — and shortcake

Lynden’s annual Farmers Day Parade featuring tractors and other agricultural implements, plus marching bands and other traditional parade entrants, travels along Front Street from 10th to Third streets in the historic downtown area at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Right after, about noon, will be the attempt to set a world record longest strawberry shortcake — and spectators will be invited to dine free afterward. Info: 350-354-5995.

Members of the Bellingham Bells celebrate their victory over the Corvallis Knights in the West Coast League Championship in 2014 at Joe Martin Field. Staff The Bellingham Herald
Bells’ home opener

The minor league Corvallis (Ore.) Knights face Bellingham in the Bells’ home opener at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Joe Martin Field, 1221 Potter St. General admission tickets for the Two-Dollar Tuesdays promo are $7 for the first ticket at $2 for the second. Grandstand admission is $9 and $2. Info:, 360-527-1035.

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Visitors to Wildcat Cove at Larrabee State Park frolic in the tide pools with a sunflower star in July 2009.
Free parks, low tides

No day-use fee or Discover Pass is required at state parks across Washington state on Saturday, June 4 — a day that marks one of the lowest daytime ebb tides of the year. Charts at for Bellingham Bay show a minus-2.2-foot low at 11:07 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Other daytime minus tides occur through the week.

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Western Washington University students are shown during a rehearsal of “The Magic Flute” on campus. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
Mozart’s magic

Western Washington University presents free performances of an adaptation of Mozart’s classic “The Magic Flute” geared for elementary-age children at 10:30-11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in the downstairs Lecture Room of the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.; and 1-1:45 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in the second-floor auditorium of the Fairhaven Branch Library, 1117 12th St. Info:, 360-778-7200;, 360-671-2626.

The dates of upcoming night markets were corrected June 2, 2016.

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