Recreation Northwest

Recreation Northwest EXPO

2016-EXPO-wordmark                       Thursday, February 25th – Saturday, February 27th

Partners & Sponsors

Recreation Northwest EXPO Partners & Sponsors are credited for making this happen. Please thank them the next time you cross paths.

SUMMIT Updates

In support of the statewide initiative we are adding a new element to our popular Recreation Northwest EXPO. Our Outdoor Recreation Summit –Growing Washington’s Recreation Economy will bring us together to help propel our local and regional economies forward- demonstrating the impact our industries have.

Check out the SUMMIT Schedule & Speakers – with Keynote Tim Niemier.

We have a great list of Outdoor Recreation SUMMIT Attendees if you are wondering who the cool kids are. You get to come Thursday to Basecamp Bellingham at Boundary. If you want in, go to SUMMIT Registration.


We also have more fun lined up for Saturday with our EXCURSIONS. Do it all!

Stay and Play

For our out of town friends planning to make the most of it, enjoy a room at our host hotel, Four Points by Sheraton or choose from recommended list of EXPO & SUMMIT Lodging

EXPO Exhibitors

To meet the increased demand of 2016 EXPO Exhibitors, we are changing venues- we now have space for 60 exhibitors!

Watch our EXPO Video. See schedule below.

RegisterGreenThursday, February 25th
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basecamp Bellingham at Boundary Bay In the increasingly popular Mountain Room (Exclusive event for exhibitors and Outdoor Recreation Summit attendees only)

Friday, February 26th 

9:00 am – 1:30 pm Outdoor Recreation Summit –Growing Washington’s Recreation Economy
The Majestic on Forest (1027 N Forest St)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EXPO set up

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm EXPO open to the public
Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave

Saturday, February 27th
All day around Whatcom County – EXCURSIONS

Run ⊕ Mountain Bike ⊕ Paddle ⊕ Hike = GO CAR FREE!

Open to the Public!

FREE Admission for everybody to come to this exciting annual event.
Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave

Bring your friends and family to check out the EXPO Exhibitors– the best and the brightest in the local and regional outdoor recreation scene. This is your chance to connect with the resources you need for a healthy year ahead.

We also have more fun lined up for Saturday with our EXCURSIONS. These are open to the public as well. Trail Run, Mountain Bike, Paddle and Hiking opportunities.

Join the Recreation Northwest Facebook Event. Pretty please. 

Door Prizes

You can win great EXPO Door Prizes onsite. 


Our EXPO Exhibitors

bike & crowdMeet face to face with Health Professionals, Bike Shops, Running Stores, Outfitters, Outdoor Media, Outdoor Activity Clubs, Stewardship Organizations and representatives from your favorite local recreation events and races.

See great list of 2016 EXPO Exhibitors.

Check out the list of 2015 EXPO Exhibitors for a taste of what we had last year.


EXPO Contact

Todd Elsworth


We are also featuring ELEVATION The Art of Cascadia  – A passionate celebration of the northwest landscape. An Opening Art Reception will be held February 5th in partnership with Allied Arts of Whatcom County, BE in Bellingham and Adventures NW. The exhibit will be on display throughout downtown Bellingham during the month of February.

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