Prepare to lace up your dancing shoes, because the seventh annual Birch Bay Music Festival returns Friday through Sunday, August 4-6. The event is free to the public, but guests are encouraged to donate in support of animal welfare organizations in Whatcom County.
Birch Bay Music Festival is a nonprofit organization created by Bay Café co-owner Tammy Pearce in 2010 to support animals in need of care. The festival is operated by a team of volunteers and features more than 20 bands, vendors and a wine and beer garden. This year, event organizers are auctioning off a Seahawks-inspired guitar created by Andy Beech from Bellingham-based D’Haitre Guitars and artwork by Frank Dooley. Proceeds benefit Happy Tails Happy Homes and Rescued Hearts Northwest.
The event takes place at 7878 Birch Bay Drive from 2 to 10 p.m. on August 4; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on August 5; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 6.