Time: July 31, 2016 from 12pm to 5pm
Location: Maritime Heritage Park
Street: 500 West Holly Street
Website or Map: http://www.communityfood.coop/
Event Type: community, gathering
Organized By: Karl Meyer
Latest Activity: Jun 28, 2016
The Community Food Co-op invites everyone to attend our 19th annual free Community Party at Maritime Heritage Park from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Join us as we celebrate community and the unique talent and activities that make Whatcom County such a special place to live.
Join the pre-party festivities (at 11:30 a.m.) in celebration of the Co-op’s completed downtown improvement projects and parade down Holly Street in grand fashion from the downtown store parking lot to Maritime Heritage Park.
This year we are especially pleased to welcome The New Old Time Chautauqua—a perennial crowd favorite and America’s only traveling Chautauqua—back to the party.
Chautauquas are based on the idea that learning continues throughout life. The Chautauqua Movement began in 1874, bringing a mix of education and entertainment to communities throughout the nation. When a Chautauqua came to town, all normal activity stopped while citizens dedicated a week of their lives to learn, be entertained and join with their community.
The Flying Karamazov Brothers will headline the variety show, along with The New Old Time Chautauqua! After the show, members from the troupe will host circus arts workshops.
Local up-and-coming talent in the Bellingham Youth Jazz Summer Band opens the party at high noon, and powerhouse old-school rock-and-roller Jasmine Green will close it down from 3:30 to 5 p.m.!