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.


Mar 24   Heliotrope

Robin Brown · Michael Hobart · Paul Englesberg
fiddle · guitar · concertina · flutes
Marlin Prowell calling

Mar 31   Incognito

Brian Lindsay · Eileen Sterns · Michael Hobart
fiddle · foot percussion · accordion · banjo · guitar · vocals
Marlin Prowell calling

Apr 14   Mercury Rising from California

Lee Anne Welch · Ruth Anne Fraley · Topher Gayle
Fiddle · Piano · Mandolin · Banjo · Guitar · Percussion · Ukulele
Susan Petrick from California Calling

Apr 28   Brad and Steve Fortified

Steve Blum-Anderson · Brad Reynolds · Jay Finkelstein
fiddle · accordion · guitar
Abigail Hobart calling

May 12   Open Band dance from Everywhere!

Come play in the band, call some dances, and DANCE!
Email if you wish to play in the band for details and music. All welcome!

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
Caller TBA
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!

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.