For the sixth year in a row, Recreation Northwest will present a free EXPO full of fun for the whole family. Held at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, the EXPO will bring together northwest Apparel and Gear Manufacturers, Retailers, Outfitters, Outdoor Media, Activity Clubs, Stewardship Organizations and representatives from your favorite local recreation events and races. With more than 70 exhibitors expected, the EXPO is your opportunity to connect with leaders in the outdoor recreation community and explore new adventures.
Offering the public a free event meets Recreation Northwest’s mission of bringing people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. We have a full day of fun and great people to connect with at the EXPO this year. Everybody will leave with a door prize, expanded outdoor knowledge and some new friends.
Many of our exhibitors have donated some excellent door prizes. For example, Mount Baker Bicycle Club Chuckanut Classic and Bellingham Bay Marathon are offering one free entry to their races. One lucky winner will receive a $500 tuition credit for any American Alpine Institute course in Washington State. Or you could win a new Kobah Ice Axe from SMC Gear, a sports dress from Nuu-Muu or the fender of your choice from Ground Keeper Fenders to name just a few. You’ll also have opportunities to take home free swag and participate in raffles at several exhibitor booths so be sure to bring cash for your raffle tickets.
Interested in being an exhibitor? Recreation businesses, agencies and nonprofits are welcome to register, but act soon before it sells out.
Check out the list of 2018 EXPO Exhibitors for a better idea of what to expect.
You won’t go hungry or thirsty either. StrEAT Food will be staying open during the EXPO so you can enjoy their delicious fare while you’re there. Plus, Boundary Bay Brewery will also be on site as well (please bring cash for your purchase).
We must thank our generous sponsors. It is because of their dedication to the northwest outdoor community that we are able to offer this event free to the public.
Please help us say THANK YOU by sending your business, attention and support to these EXPO Sponsors:
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
Mount Baker Experience Magazine
Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Interested in sponsoring a future Recreation Northwest event? Check out our sponsorship levels and benefits.
Check the event website, RecreationNWExpo.com, in early February for the updated schedule offered throughout the day. In-booth demos will run concurrently with the day’s events, so make sure to visit all the booths.
We hope you’ll join us for this fun and informative event that’s a great way to kickstart the planning of your next adventure.
Recreation Northwest EXPO
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Bellingham Cruise Terminal
355 Harris Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.
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