Block Party trailer returns for third season

​​Fairhaven Neighbors by Vince Biciunas​

For the third year in a row, the City of Bellingham is offering a fully-sto​​​cked trailer with everything needed to host a neighborhood block party. Once again, the service is free. All residents must provide is food, drinks, neighbors and fun!

Applications for reserving the trailer will open to neighborhood associations March 1 and the public on April 5, 2019. The trailer is available to reserve on weekends Memorial Day through Labor Day. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anyone wishing to reserve the trailer must fill out a Trailer Reservation Application to the Parks and R​​ecreation Department and then obtain a Special Event Permit through the Permit Center.

The City provides online resources and guidelines to help design a fun and safe block party. The trailer includes folding tables, chairs, easy-up canopies, cleaning supplies, barricades, a water cooler, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher, banner, cornhole bean bag toss, footballs, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, giant Jenga and giant Connect Four.

The City offers this no-cost trailer service to encourage neighborhoods to get to know each other, have fun, be outdoors and share the Bellingham summer. Residents are encouraged to use social media tags #CityofBellingham, #BHamBlockParty and #ProjectNeighborly to share photos of the best block party moments.

For more information

To get more information about the Block Party Trailer, visit the City website at

Media Contacts

​Darla Smith, Administrative Coordinator
Bellingham Parks and Recreation
(360) 778-7023