Sh'Bang! A Festival of Ideas 2017

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Lookout Arts Quarry, 246 Old Highway 99 N, Bellingham, Washington 98229

★ Don't miss the boat to our 10TH ANNUAL multi-sensory playground of the arts: Sept 8, 9, 10!

💥 Full Weekend Early Bird tickets ($110) SOLD OUT 💥 Advance Tickets available, price goes up at gate: don't wait! 💥 Youth passes available, kids under 5 are FREE.

★ This year, the all-inclusive eclectic festival, Sh'Bang! will feature over 50 live bands, 37 performances, 5 stages, and outrageously extraordinary wonders. Some highlights include the wild contraptionist off-road DAREDEVIL DOWNHILL SOAPBOX DERBY, the all-star Saturday night SH'BANG CIRCUS EXTRAVAGANZA, International Shadow Art Performances, Sunday's Revenge of the Giant AERIAL PIÑATA action, FRIDAY NIGHT Sh'BANG SIDESHOW, sunrise floating dock dance party, CREATIVE KIDS' ZONE, mesmeric mermaids, ZIP-LINE into the Quarry, Marching Band Pie-in-the-sky Parades, WHIMSICAL WORKSHOPS, enveloping art installations, SWIMMING, Camping, Puppet Building, Bizarre Burlesque Cabaret, DANCING, kid focused performances and activities, pirates, cowpokes, elves, and all sorts of RAZZLE DAZZLE!

Here's some highlights from our 2017 LINEUP: Baby Gramps * The Crow Quill Night Owls * High Step Society * St. Cinder * Chaotic Noise Marching Corps * Caitlin Jemma * Blue Flags & Black Grass * Jason Webley * Karla Mi Lugo * Hot House Jazz Band * The Reverie Machine * The Tailor * Jet Black Pearl * A Little Bit Off * Karen Kunkel * LIVING Funerals * Revenge of the Giant Piñata * Robert Sarazin Blake BIG BAND * DiTrani Brothers * VAUDEVILLE Circus Spectacular * Deanna Fleysher Immersive Theatre * Gift Horse * Off-road Soapbox Derby * Car Wash for Your Soul * BEMYA * Sh’weddings * Crankie Puppets * Interactive Virtual Reality * THE SECRETEST SECRET EVER

Kids under 5 years old are FREE, and youth passes are for ages 6-15.


You MUST purchase a Parking Pass if you wish to have your vehicle on site. You may earn FREE PARKING by filling your car with passengers--click here for the rideshare board!

Motorcycle/scooter/bike parking is always FREE and there is an organized group bike ride: