Bellingham’s inaugural SeaFeast 2016 is fast approaching, so you better bring your boat shoes and appetite. SeaFeast is essentially two days of everything maritime, and activities abound from learning to fillet a fish, net mending, singing sea shanties, to much more. Local fishing lore will be told by fishermen poets, and you can taste fresh grilled salmon while watching a helicopter rescue demo in the bay.
“Fishing is fundamental to Pacific Northwest culture,” said Penny Dalton, the director of Washington Sea Grant and a Gold Sponsor for the event, in a press release. “And it’s still vital to our economy. But many people living here have not had a chance to experience this lively and entertaining fishing tradition firsthand, and we are pleased to celebrate it through a two-day event.”
Friday, September 30, 2016 warms up with writing workshops and ends with sea shanties. Saturday, October 1, 2016 is jam-packed and opens with the official Welcome Cermony and ends with The Feast of the Sea, which features seven tables of seafood, a sea-to-plate film premiere, and more among the many art and food booths that are slated to make an appearance.
The complete line-up of events is pretty impressive and can be viewed online at
bellinghamseafeast.com. The fun starts on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 0900 hours and goes into the evening, and continues through Saturday, October 1. It looks like a good time, check it out!