Welcome to Blaine

200_july4-dhargerWelcome to Blaine!

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

AUGUST 3, 2016

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.


JULY  2016

 

9923327guitarguy175Drayton Harbor Music Festival – July 11-16, 2016
Formally known as Blaine Jazz Festival
Six exciting days of rehearsals, combos, improv, composition, and other great classes for teens with an internationally recognized faculty culminating in a jazz concert featuring student big bands, combos and vocal groups PLUS multiple performances by visiting jazz artists. Sponsored by the Pacific Arts Association, an all volunteer organization, that produces annual series of concerts by professional artists throughout the year in Blaine at the Blaine School Performing Arts Center. For more information on the Blaine Jazz Festival visit http://www.pacificartsassoc.org

art_jazz160icon9th Annual Art-2-Jazz Street Fair – July 16 2016: 10am-4pm
Peace Portal Drive – An Art & Crafts Fair that is held in conjunction with the Blaine Jazz Festival. This event features the work of local artists and artisans with free jazz concerts all afternoon. Vendor space is free. For more information, call the Blaine Visitor Information Center at (360) 332-6484.

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Other activities: Marine Park  Playground 
                               Public Fishing Dock
                               Hiking Trails
                               Ferry Rides

LaumanSandcastle2004-125Birch Bay Sand Castle Contest
July 23-24 2016
Location: Birch Bay Waterfront
7900 Birch Bay Drive
Birch Bay, WA 98230

More Information
Cost: No cost for participants
Get ready to dig in. It’s amazing how with a little imagination the beach at Birch Bay transforms in to a series of sand castles and sand sculptures. Be creative and build sand sculptures from geometric freeform’s, sea turtles to alligators, mermaids to mythical castles, or your favorite pet. For more information, call the chamber office at (360) 371-5004. For more information on this event contact the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Location Map

Free admission   Free parking
 

AUGUST 2016

Annual Run to the Border 
August 6, 2016

The 16th annual Run to the Border race will be held down at that Blaine Harbor Marina Park during Drayton Harbor Days. The 1-mile Kids Marina Fun Run and Walk (ages 10 and under) starts at 8:30 am, followed by the 5K Fun Run at 9:00 a.m. 
 
All proceeds benefit the Let’s Move Blaine! Community initiative supporting the reduction of childhood obesity and promotes healthy lifestyles. A 100% of this year’s race contributions will benefit the new Blaine Elementary School Playground.
 
Race Location and Course Description
The 1-mile Kids Marina Fun Run and Walk course will start at 8:30 am in front of the “Salmon Wall” of Marine Park, and involves a 3-lap course within Marine Park on a gravel trail. The 5K Fun Run course will start at 9:00 am at the same location
(236 Marine Park Drive) going down Marine Dr. to the Pier, back through Marine Park, on to D St. up 2nd , into Peace Arch Park, through the Peace Arch before looping back to the Marine Park finish line. To Pre-Register, Please Click Here for a downloadable race entry form.
 
T-Shirts
Pre-registration by July 26, 2016, ($20 per adult, $15 ages 7-12, $12 ages 6 and under) includes an official Run to the Border 1.5 mile Kids Fun Run & 5K Run T-Shirt. Shirts are short-sleeved, 100% heavyweight cotton. Additional shirts will not be available on the day of the Race; however, there will be Day-of- Race Registration available ($16 adult, $10 ages 7-12, and $6 ages 6 and under).
 
Volunteer Opportunities!
 
Call Dan at 201-1664 or e-mail: dcpersse@gmail.com

 

Tall Ships at Blaine Marina CAU3KHAF
August 4-7, 2016

The Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are visiting Blaine Marina. Join Us for exciting Battle Sails on August 6 & 7, Romantic Evening Sails on August 5 & 6, Family Adventure Sail August 7th. Dockside Tours Daily. This is an unforgettable experience!   Tall Ships 2016 Flyer Please Click Here

Sails book up very quickly so be sure to secure your space below.

Tickets on Sale Now at: www.historicalseaport.org  or by calling (800) 200-5239

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August 6 – 7, 2016 10am-5pm
Drayton Harbor Days Festival
Street Fair & Maritime Celebration
A weekend packed with fun for the entire family!  
Blaine Boating Center
235 Marine Drive
Blaine, WA
A two day weekend event packed with kids games, crafts, scavenger hunt, the “Prestigious George Raft Race”, pirate costume judging contest, arts, crafts & food vendors, vintage steam boats and much more!  
Interested in being a Vendor at this event? Click Here!
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Pancake Breakfast 
8 – 11 AM ~ Blaine Senior Center
Run to the Border
8:30 AM ~ Blaine Marine Park to Peace Arch Park
Kids’ Pirate Daze 
11:00 AM -2:00pm~ Blaine Marine Park
Blaine Gardeners Market
10-4 PM ~ Downtown H St. Plaza 
Steam Boat Displays and Parade
9-4 PM ~ Blaine Harbor Boating Center
Pirate Costume Contest
12PM ~ Blaine Harbor Boating Center
Prestigious George Raft Race 
1 PM ~ Boat Launch to Blaine Boating Center
Family Outdoor Movie Night 
9 PM ~ Blaine Marine Park 
(Weather permitting)
Also, 

Arts, Crafts & Food Vendors 
10-5 PM ~ Blaine Harbor Boating Center
Kids’ Games, Crafts & Scavenger Hunt 
10-5 PM ~ Blaine Harbor Boating Center
Model Boat Displays 
10-5 PM ~ Blaine Harbor Boating Center
Historic Plover Ferry Rides 
Sat:12-8 PM Sun: 10-6pm~ Blaine Harbor Boating Center
APA Museum 
1-5 PM ~ SEMIAHMOO PARKWAY

For Tall Ship Tours and Sails & Schedule See Above or www.historicalseaport.org

Sunday, August 7th 
Pet Contest 
1 PM ~ Blaine Harbor Boating Center
Also,
Arts, Crafts & Food Vendors 
10-5 PM ~ Blaine Harbor Boating Center
Kids’ Games, Crafts & Scavenger Hunt 
10-5 PM ~ Blaine Harbor Boating Center
Model Boat Displays 
10-5 PM ~ Blaine Harbor Boating Center
Historic Plover Ferry Rides 
Sat:12-8 PM Sun: 10-6pm~ Blaine Harbor Boating Center
APA Museum 
1-5 PM ~ SEMIAHMOO PARKWAY
*Schedule subject to change

For Tall Ship Tours and Sails & Schedule See Above or www.historicalseaport.org
For more information on Drayton Harbor Days please contact the Blaine Visitor and information center at (360) 332-4544 or the Blaine Harbor Master’s office at (360) 332-1042.

Peace Arch Park International Concert Series
August 7-28, 2016
Every Sunday in August. Enjoy music and dance from around the world. All concerts begin @ 2PM. 
Cost: Free

The Peace Arch Park International Concert Series is a Washington State Park Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks Program event. For more information on these concerts, please visit: www.peacearchpark.org/concerts.htm

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to attend its fourth series of afternoon cultural performances at Peace Arch State Park on selected dates in Blaine in August & September. The free outdoor concerts begin at 2 p.m.

Sundays and celebrate the diverse cultures of the Pacific Northwest. The artists’ fees for these events are paid for by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to Northwest Heritage Resources, of Mountlake Terrace.

6th Annual Birch Bay Music Festival 
August 15-16, 2016

Location: Old SeaLinks Golf Course : S. Golf Course Drive
Birch Bay, WA 98230
Time: Sat.,: 10 AM to 9 PM
Over 10 bands take to the stage, art and crafts vendors, silent auction to benefit Alternative Humane Society, Creature Comfort Cat Rescue and BCSPCA. The festival is located at the corner of Alderson Road and Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay.

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Events

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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!