Who We Are

Honoring the past, celebrating the present and embracing the future.

NBECA’s mission: Hosting community events that support and promote local business, award educational scholarships, and bring people together in service and celebration.

Our Work

The North Bend Educational & Cultural Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation established to support community events that support and promote local business, award educational scholarships, and bring people together in service and celebration. Our annual fundraising events are the Spring Scholarship Auction, and the Festival at Mt Si which takes place in on the second weekend of August each year (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

NBECA is a registered charity with the Washington Secretary of State and exists solely as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Our UBI number is 602 491 052 and our Federal EIN number is 91-1670006. Our nonprofit is staffed entirely by volunteers and donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS tax rules.

Our History

Since 1995, NBECA has organized and promoted the Festival at Mt Si, which takes place every August in North Bend. The Festival has been a tradition for at least 60 years, although it was known under another name for a bulk of that time.

Before the Festival at Mt Si, it was called Alpine Days (1974 -1994). Before Alpine Days, it was the River Festival and before that, it was Snoqualmie Valley Jamboree Days (1947-1968). North Bend’s summer celebrations have been held continuously for over 70 years!

On A Mission

NBECA fulfills its educational mission with the Judy K Boyce Memorial Community Service Scholarship. The 1st Annual Spring Scholarship Auction was held in 2016 at North Bend’s Si View Community Center.

2016 Valley Record Article

Snoqualmie Valley Record, April 5, 2016
“NBECA is the 16-year-old organization more commonly known as the Festival at Mount Si committee, an all-volunteer group. It’s also the sponsor of at least one $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a Mount Si High School senior, starting this year.” ]With strong Valley community support, NBECA awarded two scholarships to Mount Si High School Seniors. In 2017, the scholarship program expanded to include Two Rivers School students with six awards total.

2017 Valley Record Article

NBECA’s scholarship is open to HS Seniors who have educational or vocational plans after graduation and have volunteered in their community. Additional consideration is given to applicants who have volunteered for the Festival and/or the Spring Community Service Scholarship Auction.

You can find more information here with our scholarship description.

The Spring Scholarship Auction is the primary event that funds NBECA scholarships. The event includes food and entertainment accompanying a robust program of live and silent auction items. Catering and entertainment are provided by local students.

Your personal and business donations make local scholarships possible. Your business sponsorships help underwrite the Spring Scholarship Auction and make it possible to award more scholarships!

2018 Valley Record Article

Be a part of the magic – donate today and help Valley students pursue their dreams!