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Announcing Ferndale Parks 2022 Summer of Fun

Ferndale Announces 2022 Summer of Fun Parks Activities

The City of Ferndale is proud to announce a full slate of summer parks activities this year, including everything from acrobats to a Metallica cover band. Participants can enjoy movies, food, live music and activities in Ferndale’s parks almost every weekend throughout the summer.

“I know everyone is ready to cut loose and have fun in the parks this year,” said Mayor Greg Hansen. “Once again, Ferndale has an incredible line up of free, family-friendly activities ready to go.”

This year, Ferndale’s parks events are made possible in part by the generous support of WECU, a local credit union serving Whatcom County for over 80 years.

Here is the full slate of activities:

Food Truck Fridays will be held on the first Friday of each summer month (June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th and September 2nd) at Pioneer Village, next to Star Park. Food trucks from around Whatcom County will be selling hot meals starting at 5:30 p.m.

In addition, there will be interactive entertainment at each Food truck event. June’s event will include a performance by the Bellingham Circus Guild on the Pioneer Park stage. July’s event will include several croquet courses for play throughout the evening and August’s event will feature a performance by swamp rock and Americana band Pacific Twang.

Music in the Park. Are you ready to rock? Join Ferndale for three live concerts on the Pioneer Village stage this summer starting at 6 p.m. Food trucks will also be on site selling meals for concert attendees.

Saturday, June 11th – The Walrus. This Bellingham-based classic rock band brings the hits of the Beatles, Queen, Led Zepplin, Tom Petty, Heart and more to life with their lively vocals and rich musical arrangements. If you are looking for a classic fun pop band – don’t miss The Walrus!

Saturday, July 9th – Blistered Earth. We are proud to welcome the DEFINITIVE Metallica Tribute Band to the Pioneer Village Stage. Experience the raw energy and showmanship, as Blistered Earth pays its respects to the one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time.

Friday, July 22nd – Baby Cakes. This Bellingham-based powerhouse band provides a luxurious joyride through the golden age of American Soul, Funk and R&B. Their unique mix of male and female lead vocals, as well as full horn and rhythm section, will have you dancing in your seats!

Flicks in the Park. Grab your blanket or comfortable camping chair and come on down to Pioneer Park when the sun goes down for a feature film. The movie starts a little after 9 p.m. when it gets dark enough to see the film.

June 17th – Encanto. Get swept away by the Pixar magic of this multi-generational tale of magical gifts, family and toe-tapping music that we guarantee will be stuck in your head forever. (Rated PG)

June 24th – Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Do you like time travel? How about Keanu Reeves? What about the power of epic rock music to heal the space-time continuum? Don’t take it from us, come on down and enjoy this classic comedy so that we all can be excellent to each other. (Rated PG)

July 8th – Spider-Man: No Way Home. Say you are your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and you have accidentally released your secret identity to the world. What do you get? A wizard to fix it, obviously. When Dr. Strange’s spell goes awry, Spider-Man must enlist help to try and fix everything. Superhero thrills at their finest.  (Rated PG-13)

Field Games, July 16th at 1 p.m. at VanderYacht Park. Sack races, tug-o-war, toss the water balloon and more. All the classic field games from your favorite summer camp are alive and well at VanderYacht park. Run, jump and frolic with these great events and then get hosed down by a real fire truck at the end of the event, courtesy of Whatcom Fire District 7.

Yoga in the Park, Aug 13th at 10 a.m. in Pioneer Village. Stretch, reach and flex in the comfort of the beautiful Pioneer Village. Join our yoga instructor, courtesy of Flow Motion, for a relaxing morning in the park on a sunny Saturday. The perfect thing to help you Namaste healthy and flexible.

As always, Ferndale parks events are free and open to the public. More information is available at or by contacting Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at or (360) 685-2353.


Ferndale To Hold Second Public Meeting to Refine Skate Park Design

Join New Line Skateparks  and the City of Ferndale on Thursday, March 17th at 6:00PM to review the latest concepts for Metalworks Skate Park. Attendees of this remote meeting will be able to check out the latest design concepts for Metalworks Skate Park and see how previous public input has been incorporated into the design. New Line Skateparks will also provide an update on the work done so far, summarize the feedback already received and provide more opportunities for the public to shape the construction of the park.

The remote meeting can be accessed on March 17th at An online survey will be available after the meeting for additional opportunities to provide feedback. It will be live at

Metalworks Skate Park will be constructed in Pioneer Park in Ferndale, and will provide a fun space for people of all ages and abilities to ride, skate, rollerblade or scooter. Construction on Metalworks Skate Park is expected to begin in 2022. For more information, check out or follow #sk8metalworks.

Ferndale Seeks Input on Design of New Skatepark with Public Meeting Jan. 26th

Calling all skaters and riders, the City of Ferndale wants to hear from you! The City is holding a live webinar to help design Metalworks Skatepark on January 26th at 6PM to gather input on what features would work best for a skate/bmx/scooter facility in Ferndale.

New Line Skateparks, an internationally renowned skatepark design and construction team, will be collecting the feedback and transforming it into a plan so that construction can get underway later this year.

“How do we make an awesome skatepark for Ferndale? Simple. We ask the people who are going to use it and have the best designers make it happen,” said Mayor Greg Hansen. “This is your opportunity to tell us what would work and what wouldn’t.”

Participants can access the meeting over Zoom at

There will also be an online survey available from Jan. 26th-Feb 11th as another opportunity to provide input.  It will go live immediately after the meeting and be available at

For more information, please visit our project page at

Star Park Picnic Shelter Ribbon Cutting – Nov. 3rd, 4:30PM at Star Park

Star Park Picnic Shelter

The City of Ferndale invites you to a ribbon cutting for Ferndale’s newest park amenity on Weds. Nov. 3rd at 4:30PM at Star Park.

This ADA accessible shelter includes unique artistic features that align with Star Park, seating for over 60 people and will be a welcome addition to the greater Pioneer Park.

The ribbon cutting will include brief remarks by Mayor Greg Hansen and light refreshments. The shelter will be open to the public throughout the winter season and available to rent for events in the spring.

Thank you to Gray and Osbourne, The Watershed Company and Oceanside Construction, Inc for all their work on this project.

The City also wishes to thank former Rep. Luanne Van Werven for securing a grant to help make this happen.

For more information or questions, please contact Communication Officer Riley Sweeney at 360-685-2353 or

Fire Truck Spray Event Aug. 12th, 6:15PM

Whatcom Fire District 7 and the City of Ferndale are here to help you fight the heat. Join us Thursday, Aug. 12th at Pioneer Park Field (2004 Cherry St.) to get hosed down by a fire truck. The City will be on hand to pass out ice cold water bottles.