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Block Party Trailer

Thank you to those of you who participated in the Bellingham Block Party Trailer’s inaugural year. It was a bunch of fun and we are already working hard to get everything squared away for an even better second year. Registration for this year will be opening in mid-April, so keep an eye out!

The City of Bellingham is excited to launch the Bellingham Block Party Trailer, a colorful, portable trailer stocked with everything needed to host a block party in your neighborhood. Just add food, drinks and neighbors! The trailer is available for any Bellingham resident to reserve, at no cost. It must be used for a neighborhood party, which means everyone within some geographic area (you define your neighborhood) must be invited.

If you reserve the trailer, it is yours for the weekend. City staff will drop it off at the requested location on Friday afternoon and pick it back up on Monday morning.

All block parties require a Special Event Permit. However, block parties meeting these criteria are not required to pay review fees or provide indemnification or insurance: 

a)      The block party has an anticipated attendance of three hundred (300) people or fewer; and

b)      The block party will close off a residential street segment no more than one (1) block in length, or a sidewalk or alley abutting a park, or an unopened right of way; and

c)       The block party will occur during daylight hours for a duration of eight (8) hours or less; and

d)      The block party does not require police service for crowd control.

For more information or to reserve the Neighborhood Block Party Trailer, visit the City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department at 210 E Lottie St. or call (360) 778-7000.

This project is made possible with funding from the Whatcom Community Foundation's Project Neighborly grant program.