Discovery Days returns for its 36th year

By Katelyn Doggett

Birch Bay Discovery Days and Crab Fest returns for its 36th year on August 29–30.

The event is being held at a new location on Birch Bay’s new beach park property and will include a crab feed dinner and live music.

“Our recent events sparked terrific feedback from the community, and this is another chance to show what Birch Bay has to offer,” said Birch Bay chamber coordinator Sarah Pinkey.

The event will take place during crab season in the peak of the summer weather, so attendees can enjoy the view of the crab boats along the bay while enjoying Discovery Days activities, Pinkey said.

On Saturday, August 29, the crab feed will take place at the beach park property. Prices for the crab feed will be affordable, so everyone has a chance to be involved, Pinkey said. Live music will play on both Saturday and Sunday, but the bands have yet to be decided.

Discovery Days will also feature a parade down Birch Bay Drive at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, an arts and crafts fair, food vendors and the popular Ducky Derby Race on Sunday, August 30.

Sponsor a toy duck for $5 and watch it race to the finish line in the Ducky Derby Race for a chance to win a prize. Businesses throughout Whatcom County have donated prizes, which will be awarded for up to 20 places, Pinkey said.

The location for the Ducky Derby has yet to be decided. In the past, it has been held at the Birch Bay Waterslides and in Dakota Creek.

Stop by the event and enjoy fun for the entire family on Saturday, August 29, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 30, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

For more information, contact the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce at 360/371-5004.

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