2017 - Other Fun Stuff!

Kick-Off Session and Reception

Friday, October 6th 4:30-6:30pm - free, all ages

at Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room - enter on Champion St. next to Hundred North restaurant


Celebrate the beginning of the Bellingham Irish Festival with lively tunes, delicious treats, prizes, and more. Session open to all levels of Irish music players. Come play or listen to some tunes, meet other festival goers, and sample Maureen's soon-to-be-famous Irish shortbread.


Pickford Reception and Social Hour

Sunday, October 8th 11am-12pm - free, all ages

at the Pickford Film Center 1318 Bay St.

Join us for a social gathering and reception before the 1pm movie! Tea and soda bread will be provided as well as live tunes (session led by Flattery). Western Washington University Library will display a wonderful collection of old and rare books, many from Irish authors. New this year, the exhibit will also feature many Irish children's books.


Matinee Movie: School Life

Sunday, October 8th 12pm - $8 general + Students / $7.50 for PFC Members

at the Pickford Film Center 1318 Bay St.


A year in the life of two passionate and inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Headfort School, housed in an 18th Century Hogwarts-like estate, embraces tradition and modernity, and this is John and Amanda Leyden's life. For John, rock music is just another subject alongside Maths, Scripture and Latin, taught in a collaborative and often hilarious fashion. For Amanda the key to connecting with children is the book and she uses all means to engage the minds of her young charges with literature. For nearly half a century these two have shaped thousands of minds but now they must start making preparations for their retirement? What will keep them young if they leave? Click here for advance tickets.