Bellingham Dockside  Market

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Dockside-Email-BannerBellingham Dockside Market serves as the hub for local fishermen in and out of Squalicum Harbor to sell their catch and harvest directly to you! Follow signs into Squalicum Harbor to buy seafood directly from the hardworking fishermen who catch it. Visit the dock early to ensure the best selection of seafood options, and head home with dinner--from the dock to your table!

HOW IT WORKS

Check the Bellingham Dockside Market Facebook page prior to sale days to see which fishermen will be at the dock and what products will be available.  Markets take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10am-2pm.

Head down to Squalicum Harbor and follow the signs to Gate 5 or the Fishermen's Pavilion, where fishermen await with their product.

Pick your seafood, pay the fishermen directly, and head home with your delicious catch.

We're bringing you the best of our waterfront town: the Bellingham Dockside Market, an authentic connection to our local waters!

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY AND VENDORS VARY

Sometimes a storm rolls in, a mechanical issue pops up on a boat, or the fishermen aren't quite where the fish are swimming. Other times, it's all systems go with calm seas and the fish holds full! The operation of Bellingham Dockside Market will reflect these dynamic circumstances that our fishermen navigate. Fisheries are also seasonal, which means that markets look different depending on the month you visit. 

Want to receive the vendor and product list the day before markets? 

Fill out THIS FORM and we'll add you to the email list!

Questions? Email us at: dockside@portofbellingham.com


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Bellingham Dockside Market Dates in 2024:

January 6th and 20th

February 3rd and 17th

March 2nd and 16th

April 6th and 20th

May 4th and 18th

June 1st and 15th

July 6th and 20th

August 3rd and 17th

September 7th and 21st

October 5th and 19th

November 2nd and 16th

December 7th and 21st


Interested in participating as a vendor? 

Please review our Permit & Document Checklist.

Read over our Bellingham Dockside Market Vendor Handbook

Fishermen: please complete our Bellingham Dockside Market Fisherman Application 

Craftspeople, Prepared Food, and Food Truck vendors: please complete our Bellingham Dockside Market Prepared Food/Food Truck/Craftsperson Vendor Application

Email Cari, Dockside Market Coordinator or call the Community Outreach Team at 360.676.2500 for more information.

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Bellingham Dockside Market, a program of the Port of Bellingham, launched in October 2020. Bellingham Dockside Market creates access for the community to buy seafood directly from local fishermen.

Bellingham Dockside Market is guided by the following four CORE VALUES:

1. Gratitude to Indigenous Peoples

2. Connection with Fishing Families

3. Seafood & Fishing Education

4. Sustainability & Small Business Practices