For all our seafood lovers, we’ve crafted a two-day game plan to explore Bellingham’s maritime heritage and revel in the harvest of the sea at the annual Bellingham SeaFeast on Saturday, September 17. SeaFeast is a FREE festival celebrating the region’s thriving waterfronts, rich maritime heritage, and internationally-renowned fishing and seafood industries. After gorging on super-fresh seafood, exploring the festival’s art scene, and listening to live music, you’ll continue your maritime journey through Bellingham by land and by sea. Dive into the history of this seaside northern college town at the Whatcom Museum, take to the water on a kayak or historic schooner, stroll down a charming historic boardwalk, and take a scenic drive along Chuckanut Bay—all while snacking on plenty more fresh fish and shellfish along the way.

The Maritime Washington National Heritage Area aims to celebrate, maintain, and share the rich cultures of our state’s saltwater shores. Through travel itineraries like this one, we make it easy for you to dive headfirst into the unique stories, sites, and experiences of Washington’s maritime heritage.