Blaine is half water, and along with Bellingham it’s one of just two towns on the water in Whatcom County.
Blaine sits on Drayton Harbor, a nearly circular 4,000-acre jewel that is one of the most important stops, along with nearby Birch Bay, for migrating shorebirds and seabirds along the west coast. Like a huge shallow dish, the harbor sustains a lush variety of plant and animal food. Wildlife biologists using satellite tracking technology have discovered that thousands of migrating birds from all over tend to stop to feed in the harbor and in Birch Bay as if they were a popular highway restaurant. In celebration of the birds, Wings Over Water NW Birding Festival is held annually every spring.
Traditional gatherings, always at or around the waterfront, include late April’s Semiahmoo Regatta, a two-day affair that draws over 100 sailboats, one of the few small town Fourth of July celebrations with a pancake breakfast, several block long street fair and auto show & shine, a parade and evening fireworks display over Semiahmoo Bay. Every August downtown Blaine and the harbor abound with sea pirates for the Annual Drayton Harbor Maritime Festival. Blaine is host to several other year-round activities. To view all the events happening in Blaine, visit www.blainechamber.com.
For more information on all fun activities happening in Blaine, visit:
Blaine Welcome Center
546 Peace Portal Drive
Blaine, WA 98230