Saturday (the day before the race): Stones Throw Brewery has another Block Party in the works! All ages are invited to join the brewery with their pre-race festivities and Ski to Sea Block Party on Saturday, May 27, 2017. 

As Fairhaven celebrates Bellingham’s annual relay race from Mount Baker to Bellingham Bay, Stones Throw will close the street in front of the brewery for an extended beer garden from 12-9pm. Block Parties have become a staple for the Stones Throw community, and everyone is invited to come down the Saturday before the race to enjoy live music, food trucks, games, and beer.

The family-friendly afternoon event kicks off when the live music begins at 12pm. The four bands include Old Town Tonic, The Penny Stinkers, Yogoman and his Burning Band, and culminate with the Badd Dog Blues Society from 7-9pm.

Back East BBQ, Cubano Cubano, Fairhaven Pizza, and Street Dogz will be serving food all day at the Block Party.

But be ready to go again, because on Sunday, May 28, Stones Throw will keep the street closed for another extended beer garden as Ski to Sea party continues. Be sure to swing by Stones Throw both before and after walking down to watch racers finish at Marine Park, as the brewery will have Back East BBQ and Street Dogz on hand from 12-9pm.

Stones Throw is also excited to be sponsoring the returning winners of the Ski to Sea Recreational Mixed division. Be sure to cheer on the Stones Throw team throughout the race and find them in the beer garden afterwards for a post-race cheers.

What is ski to sea?

Not from Bellingham, and have never been here for Ski to Sea? Don't let the party scare you away!

Ski to Sea is a Bellingham classic. Hundreds of teams sign up for the 7-leg-event, a relay race from Mount Baker Ski Area to Bellingham Bay. Skis, bikes, canoes, kayaks, and running shoes are all used as all of Bellingham cheers them on. With the famous finish line right down the street from Stones Throw at Marine Park, you're right in the thick of the action with us!