Recreation Northwest

Friday, February 24th & Saturday, February 25th, 2017



EXPO weekend is a time to experience the best of Washington’s Recreation Economy. We start the weekend on Friday with our Outdoor Recreation Summit – a day of learning and sharing for those in the recreation industry.

Saturday is the BIG DAY – our free to the public Recreation Northwest EXPO where 70 exhibitors and 700 people come together to celebrate outdoor recreation and find new ways to get outside and play.

Read more below and we look forward to seeing you in February!

I had a great time at the EXPO and am very excited about what is being created in the NW outdoor communities!
Big hug and high fives all around,
Kris, Outdoors NW Magazine


Friday, February 24th
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
BTC, Settlemyer Hall

Join us on Friday at our Outdoor Recreation Summit –Growing Washington’s Recreation Economy.

Recreation Industry Professionals – Join your fellow retailers, manufacturers, event & race promoters, policy makers and stewardship organizations to explore and share ways to grow and promote Washington State’s flourishing recreation economy.

Check out the 2017 Program for an idea of what’s in store: SUMMIT Schedule & Speakers. Still curious? See who participated last year: 2016 Outdoor Recreation SUMMIT Attendees

Press Release: 2017 Outdoor Recreation Summit Announces Keynote Speakers

Saturday, February 25th
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bellingham CEXPO---fit-schoolruise Terminal

New in 2017: We are moving the free public EXPO to Saturday.

Bring your friends and family to meet face to face with Apparel and Gear Manufacturers, Retailers, Outfitters, Outdoor Media, Activity Clubs, Stewardship Organizations and representatives from your favorite local recreation events and races. Explore Washington’s outdoor recreation opportunities to find new ways to get outside and play.

Demos & Prizes   

Free to the Public

To meet the increased demand of 2017 EXPO Exhibitors, we are changing venues to the Bellingham Cruise Terminal – we now have room for more vendors and larger booths!

Press Release: Recreation Northwest EXPO expands to Bellingham Cruise Terminal 

Watch our EXPO Video.


Recreation Northwest EXPO Partners & Sponsors are credited for making this happen. Please thank them the next time you cross paths.
Interested in being a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship levels and benefits

For our out of town friends planning to make the most of it, choose from our recommended list of EXPO & SUMMIT Lodging

Todd Elsworth

Check out these other events too:

Elevation: The Art of Cascadia
February 3 – 28
Various Locations

Chuckanut Radio Hour
Featuring: Leif Whittaker, My Old Man and the Mountain: A Memoir
Tuesday, February 28, 6:30pm
Crystal Ballroom at The Leopold
1224 Cornwall Ave

Winter 5k trail Run Series
Saturday, February 25th, 10:00am
Bellingham BMX 
5022 Guide Meridian

WA Brewery Open House Tours
Saturday, February 25th, Noon – 5:00pm
Stones Throw Brewery
1009 Larrabee Avenue

NSEA Volunteer Work Party
Saturday, February 25th, 10:00am – 11:00am
NSEA Office
3057 E Bakerview Rd




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