Celebrate 75 years of the Whatcom Museum, check out the Northwest Washington Fair, hear music in Elizabeth Park, tour Bayview Cemetery, and get wet on the streets of Blaine.
Museum turns 75
Whatcom Museum will celebrate its 75th anniversary with all three gallery venues open for free from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Special activities and events are planned for the Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St.; Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St.; and the Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Info and schedule of events: whatcommuseum.org. 360-778-8930.
Fun at the fair
The annual Northwest Washington Fair will feature food, music, demolition derby, rodeo events, exhibits and carnival rides from Monday, Aug. 15, to Saturday, Aug. 20, at the fairground, 1775 Front St., Lynden. Info: nwwafair.com, 360-354-4111.
Wet, wild in Blaine
Splash Days, a temporary spray park, will be free from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, on Third Street between H and Martin streets, Blaine. Bring a towel, a beach chair and shoes that can get wet. Info: ci.blaine.wa.us, 360-332-8311.
Ghosts in the cemetery
Bureau of Historical Investigation will lead a free public tour of Bayview Cemetery, 1420 Woburn St., from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, featuring “Apparitions, Ghosts and Phantoms” of the historic graveyard. Meet at Veterans Memorial through the Lakeway Drive entrance. Advance registration required. Info: 360-778-7150, cob.org/services/housing/bayview.
Celtic rock in the park
Celtic rock band Maggie’s Fury will perform in the last of the free city-sponsored Saturday night summer concerts from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Boulevard Park, 470 Bayview Drive along the South Hill waterfront. Info: cob.org, 360-778-7000.
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