Welcome to 365 Things to do in Bellingham Washington.
I'll be introducing you to the parks, trails, events, restaurants and beauty of Bellingham and the surrounding area in this new series. If you have any suggestions let me know.
Day 1 - Bellingham's 1st Annual St Patrick's Day Parade is Saturday starting at Noon. The parade is to honor Bellingham's brave and hard-working Law Enforcement and Fire Departments. Our Mayor Dan Pike will be the Grand Marshall. Performances will include: The Snohomish County Firefighters Pipes and Drums with traditional bagpipe music, The Boundary Bay Regulars kazoo band will perform whatever kazoo bands perform, and Bellingham's own folk icon Robert Blake. There'll be green- and human-powered floats and high-stepping Irish dancers parading through downtown Bellingham
The theme is Green. The parade is encouraging creative use of alternative sources of energ, Decorate float's with reclaimed, recycled, reusable materials, making a leprechaun costumes with green gear from Bellingham's many thrift stores, biking to the parade or biking in the parade!
The parade starts near Bellingham High School in the parking lot of Cool Beans Espresso at the corner of Cornwall Ave. and Ohio street, then South on Cornwall Ave., turning left at Chestnut St., and right on Railroad Ave. It will march past Depot Market Square and turn right at E. Maple St., ending at the parking lot at the Northeast corner of E. Maple and Cornwall Ave. The festivities will continue at Boundary Bay Brewery with live music throughout the afternoon and evening. There are even plans to open Boundary's popular outdoor seating area and courtyard, weather permitting.
Come on down and Enjoy the parade.
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