Welcome to Blaine

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Known as the Peace Arch City, Blaine is nestled in the northwest corner of Washington State sitting on the international border between British Columbia, Canada and the United States. The City of Blaine epitomizes the best of small town charm and is strong in maritime heritage.

Check out our restaurants, fun activities and places to stay.

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Chamber Meeting

 

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First Wednesday of Each Month

October 5, 2016: Speaker TBD

November 2, 2016: The speaker will be a representative of Yelp

December 7, 2016: Speaker TBD

Location: Blaine Pizza Factory
738 Peace Portal
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. • Lunch

This luncheon is open to all chamber members, area businesses and guests.
Planning on attending? Please RSVP to vic@cityofblaine.com
Join us and help your business gain exposure in our community.

Want to be a featured speaker at one of our meetings? Fill out our Speaker Application


 Blaine Business Workshop Notes Available!

Click Here for a copy of the notes from this May 11, 2016 Meeting

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Contact Carroll Solomon 332-6484 for more information
 

Visiting Blaine? We’d love your input.

As part of Blaine’s economic planning, we would like to know some basic information about our Town’s visitors. Your valuable opinions will be used to update Blaine’s downtown, waterfront, parks, trails, and tourism plans. You will also be entered into a drawing for a $250 gift certificate. Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete the survey and playing a part in Blaine’s future! Take our short survey here.

Coming Up Events

COMING UP

 We have lots of wonderful events going on in Blaine. Visit our Annual Event page to see the details.


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Blaine Oktoberfest October 8 & 9 2017

Join us for a Bounty of Fall Fun!

Detailed Schedule of Events Below (Schedule subject to change please check back for updates)

Printable Oktoberfest Schedule

Saturday- October 8

8 – 11 am BLAINE COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Warm up with a hearty breakfast with pancakes, waffles, biscuits & gravy, or french toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee & OJ.

Where: Blaine Community Center, 763 G Street (Next door to the Pavilion)

Cost: $Adults $6, Children 12 and under $4

9 am-5 pm ART-OBERFEST

Enjoy a new fall celebration of art and creativity produced by the artist members of Blaine Harbor Art Gallery, featuring a showcase of artwork and gifts by 23 local artists. Meet the artists, purchase artwork and gifts and enjoy live music!  There will be an indoor bounce house to delight little ones!  Enjoy hotdogs, yummy fresh baked goods, cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn available for sale to support the Blaine High School Band to Japan.

Where: Blaine Community Center Pavilion, 635 H St.

Cost: Free Admission

All-Day ART-OBERFEST COLORING CONTEST sponsored by Blaine Harbor Art Gallery

All ages are invited to show their artistry by participating in a coloring contest sponsored by Blaine Harbor Art Gallery.   Prizes will be awarded in each age group.  Forms and rules are available at local Blaine businesses, The Visitors Center and Blaine Library, or can be downloaded from the Blaine Harbor Art Gallery website.  Entries will be collected at the Pavilion during ART-OBERFEST with judging to take place the following week.

1-5 pm VISIT THE ALASKA PACKERS CANNERY MUSEUM 

The museum will have a special off season opening during Oktoberfest for the opportunity for visitors to learn about local maritime history, housed in an original Alaska Packers Cannery building.  

Where: 9261 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA (Semiahmoo Spit)

Cost:   FREE- Donations welcome

All Day FALL IN LOVE with DOWNTOWN BLAINE

Downtown will be alive with whimsical scarecrows and fall displays.  Restaurants will feature German fare, beer and special fall menu items.  Vote for your favorite scarecrow and display.  Enter the ART-OBERFEST Coloring Contest for all ages.  

10 am – 5 pm BLAINE GARDENER’S MARKET

The market will be rich with the season’s bounty as well local crafters and artisans. Enjoy samples of fresh pressed apple juice.

Where: Downtown Blaine, H Street Plaza

Cost:   FREE

1pm, 2 pm, 3 pm OYSTERFEST GRILLING COMPETITION  sponsored by Drayton Harbor Oyster Company

Drayton Harbor Oyster Company will provide the oysters and grills for the competition.  Love oysters? Sign up to be a judge on Saturday at the Gardener’s Market.

Where: Blaine Gardener’s Market, H Street Plaza

Cost:   FREE

12:30– 4:30 pm HORSE-DRAWN HAY RIDES

Hop aboard a horse-drawn hay ride from the Gardener’s Market to ART-OBERFEST.

Where:   From the Market (H Street Plaza) to ART-OBERFEST (Blaine Community Pavilion).

Cost: FREE

10 am to 1 pm KIDS’ PUMPKIN PATCH ~ FREE  KIDS’ ACTIVITIES ~Sponsored by Birch Bay Parks & Rec, City of Blaine, Blaine Chamber.

Kids will fall into fun with games, a scavenger hunt, U-choose-a- pumpkin to smash onsite or take home while they last (1 per child ages 3-12).

Where:   Pizza Factory Parking Lot- 728 Peace Portal Drive

Cost: FREE

2-4 pm PIZZA DOUGH TOSSING CONTEST – sponsored by the Pizza Factory

Put your pizza dough tossing skills to the test to win a free pizza!  Ages (3-7) (8-16) There is still time to practice!

Where:   Pizza Factory Parking Lot- 728 Peace Portal Drive

Cost:   FREE

2-4 pm DOGTOBERFEST sponsored by Birch Bay Parks & Rec.  

Treat your pup to 2 hours of festive fun!

Where: Birch Bay Activity Center 7511 Gemini St.

Cost:   FREE

1-8 pm AMBULANCE PUB CRAWL  sponsored by Smuggler’s Inn

Yep, you can hitch a ride in an ambulance to local pubs and taverns and have something to talk about it in the morning.

Where: Downtown Blaine

Cost:   Donations accepted for the Blaine Chamber of Commerce  

                                           

Sunday, October 9- Activities

1-5 pm SEMIAHMOO OCTOBERFEST  

On Sunday, An authentic OKTOBERFEST will take place on Sunday at Semiahmoo Resort Golf and Spa featuring traditional German fare and beer as well as DJ German style music.  

Where:   Semiahmoo Resort Golf & Spa- 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway

Cost: $25 includes entry, traditonal German fare and music or $35 with a souvenir beer stein.  Tickets available at the door- reservations highly recommended.  Call 360- 332-2044 or go to Semiahmoo.com

1-4.:30 pm PLOVER PASSENGER FERRY RIDES:  between Blaine Harbor and Semiahmoo Spit

The Plover Ferry will provide continuous shuttle service between Blaine Harbor and Semiahmoo approximately every 20 minutes beginning at 1 pm from Blaine Harbor. This will provide everyone the opportunity to enjoy both OKTOBERFEST at Semiahmoo Resort and ART-OBERFEST at the Community Pavilion!

Where:   From Blaine Harbor Gate 2 to Semiahmoo Plover Dock. –Ferry service will be approximately every 20 min-with the last sailing around 4:30 from Semiahmoo.

Cost: FREE, donations accepted.

1 -5 pm LIMOUSINE SERVICE sponsored by TouchStone Behavioral Health

Arriving on the Plover to Blaine Harbor there will be limousine service in front of Gate 2 to take passengers to downtown or to ART-OBERFEST at the Blaine Pavilion.  The limousine will pick passengers up at ART-OBERFEST to coincide with the Plover ferry schedule to return to Semiahmoo Resort.

Where:                              From Blaine Harbor Gate 2 on the hour.  From ART-OBERFEST on the half hour.  

Cost:   Donations accepted for the Blaine Chamber of Commerce.

11 am-5 pm ART-OBERFEST 

Enjoy a new fall celebration of art and creativity produced by the artist members of Blaine Harbor Art Gallery, featuring a showcase of artwork and gifts by 23 local artists. Meet the artists, purchase artwork and gifts and enjoy live music!  There will be an indoor bounce house to delight little ones!  Enjoy hotdogs, yummy fresh baked goods, cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn available for sale to support the Blaine High School Band to Japan.

Where: The Pavilion at the Blaine Community Center, 635 H St.

Cost: Free Admission

1-5 pm AMBULANCE PUB CRAWL  sponsored by Smuggler’s Inn

Hitch a ride in an ambulance to local pubs and taverns and

have something to talk about in the morning.

Where: Downtown Blaine

Cost:   Donations accepted for the Blaine Chamber of Commerce  

 1-5 pm VISIT THE ALASKA PACKERS CANNERY MUSEUM

The museum will have a special off season opening during Oktoberfest.  Experience a rich bounty local maritime history, housed in an original Alaska Packers Cannery building. 

 Where: 9261 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA (Semiahmoo Spit)

 Cost:                            FREE- Donations welcome

Ongoing Events

ONGOING

 

Submit Photos of Blaine

Camera120Grab your camera and show visitors to our web site what a beautiful place we live in.
The Blaine Chamber of Commerce is encouraging chamber members and visitors alike to submit their photos of Blaine. Your photo can be of any location, nature sites and activities for possible inclusion on the chamber web site.

By submitting your photo for consideration, you understand to have released it for use by the Blaine Chamber of Commerce for use on their website and in all other forms of publication deemed necessary by the Blaine Chamber of Commerce. A photo credit with your name will be placed on your photo.

Please submit your photos for consideration to vic@cityofblaine.com

Instructions*:
1) Click on the link above to open a new mail message.
2) Attach your photos to the email message.
3) Include your name as to appear on the photo credit and click “Send.”

*Please make sure your photos are a “JPG” format

Get Pinned

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Stop in and visit the Blaine Visitor Center at 728 Peace Portal Drive
and receive your free Peace Arch and City of Blaine pin!