Since 1897, This annual event is a celebration that provides free live entertainment with dances, games, parades, vendors, a grandstand show,a carnival and exhibitions. Music, Crafts, Antique Cabins, Food, Dance, and Exhibits. The festival is held in historic Pioneer Park and the parades are held on downtown streets. A Whatcom County tradition for over a century, the Picnic at Pioneer Park is the summer highlight for many residents. Celebrating the rich history of the area and the great people that call it home.