Dances are usually the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays of the month, September through May or June.

The schedule is on our home page for easy access.


7:00pm to 10:30pm
(workshop 7:00, dance 7:30)

New Year’s Eve


$8-$10 is the suggested donation to pay for the hall and performers (the band, caller, and sound).
Special dances
$15 Adults
$10 Student
New Year’s Eve
$15 Adults
$10 Student
12 and under Free

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Unless otherwise noted, dances are held upstairs in the Fairhaven Library at 1117 12th Street, Bellingham, Washington.


May 25-28   Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle

The world’s largest free and donation-supported festival!
Four days and twenty two venues, including a huge contra dance floor.

June 9   Glen Echo Potluck and Dance

Northern Contra Band
Steve Blum-Anderson · Mark Danielson · Eileen Sterns · Michael Hobart · Greg Sherman
fiddle · accordion · banjo · guitar · concertina · penny whistle · bass
Judy Zeidel calling
Bring Finger Foods to Share!
7:00 Workshop
7:30 – 10:30 Dance
7694 Goodwin Rd. Everson, WA (Corner of Goodwin Rd. and South Pass Rd.)
This dance is just a short, sweet and beautiful drive north into the county from Bellingham!

July 15   SUNDAY  Ferry Boat Dance departing Anacortes ferry terminal

Brian Lindsay and Alex Sturbaum
with Lindsey Dono calling

$15 includes dance and foot passenger ticket
Purchase your ticket from the dance organizers outside the main terminal.

We will take an afternoon ferry and return early evening.  The exact sailing is not yet determined.  Check back later or sign up for our email list to get notified when we know the scheduled boat.

Bring finger food to share.  Organize carpools through Facebook: Bellingham CONTRA Dance!

Arrive EARLY!  The boat finishes loading before the scheduled departure time.

Summer Occasional Wednesday evening dances at Boulevard Park

We will get together semi-regularly at Boulevard Park on Wednesdays for socializing, potlucking, music, and dancing.
Email to get announcements about the dances.



Fall dance dates at Fairhaven Library

Sept 8, 22, 29
Oct 13, 27
Nov 10, 24
Dec 8

Nov 17   Buddy System with George Marshall

Dec 31   New Years Eve Dance