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.


Dec 9  Continental Drift

Eileen Nicholson · Eric Anderson · Terry Wergeland
Cape Breton style East Coast & Seattle style PNW!
fiddle · piano · accordion · one of those groups who will rock your soles!
Caller Maureen Collier


Ryan McKasson · Ashley Broder · Jeff Spero · Christa Burch
fiddle · mandolin · piano · bodhran · vocals

COST: $15 Adults, $10 Students
TIME: 8:00pm – 1:00am
Bring Finger Food to Share · Festive Attire Encouraged
Sparkling Cider, Punch and Noismakers Provided
Midnight Hour Countdown · A No Alcohol Event

New Location:
Sacred Heart Social Hall
1110 14th Street
Corner of Knox and 14th Street in Fairhaven
Bellingham WA

Jan 13  Halibut

Abigail Hobart · Sam Vogt
fiddle · mandolin · guitar
Caller Issac Banner

Jan 20  Contra Dance at Bellingham Folk Festival

Hen’s Teeth from Philadelphia and Germany
Marlin Prowell from Bellingham Calling

COST: $5 for dance; $15 for concert and dance
Evening Showcase Concert: 6:00pm – 7:45pm
Contra Dance: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth St
Bellingham WA

More information at Bellingham Folk Festival web site

Jan 27  Red Crow

Susan Burke · Howie Meltzer · Chuck Pliske · Joe Micheals
fiddle · piano · guitar · concertina · percussion
Judy Zeidel from Bellingham Calling

Feb 10   Brian Lindsay and Anita Anderson

Brian Lindsay · Anita Anderson
fiddle · percussion · piano
Sonya Kaufman Calling

Feb 24   Northern Contraband

Steve Blum-Anderson · Michael Hobart · Mark Danielson · Eileen Sterns · Greg Sherman
fiddle · banjo · mandolin · guitar · concertina · whistle
Abigail Hobart Calling

Mar 10   The Alphabeats

Mike Haberman · Dave Nerad · Susan Curley · Kris Parker · Clyde Curley
fiddle · mandolin · banjo · piano · bass
Suzanne Girardot Calling

Mar 24   Heliotrope

Robin Brown · Michael Hobart · Paul Englesberg
fiddle · guitar · concertina · flutes
Caller To Be Announced

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   Band and caller TBA

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!