City Announces “Summer of Fun”, Events in Ferndale Parks


The City of Ferndale is organizing a series of recreational events under the banner of “Summer of Fun”. Designed to get residents to explore and enjoy the City parks, these events are free and open to everyone. The events were chosen based on a survey of the public conducted by the Parks Board in January, which received over 375 responses.

“The ‘Summer of Fun’ is a great opportunity for people to get out, get moving around and even meet their neighbors,” said Riley Sweeney, Communications Officer with the City of Ferndale and lead organizer for the events. “I hope to see everyone in Ferndale show up to at least one of these exciting activities.”

Here is the complete list of events. More information and details are each event are available at

April 6th and 7th – Glow in the Dark Croquet, starting at Dusk. Join your friends and neighbors for a casual game of Glow in the Dark Croquet at Griffintown Park. All ability levels welcome. Games begin at Dusk, bring your own flashlight.

May 10th – Birdwatching on the Nooksack, starting at 10am. Strap on your walking shoes and discover some of the incredible birds and plants along the Nooksack River. The walking tour will be provided by the North Cascades Audubon Society, and will begin at the Centennial Riverwalk Park. The walk is under a mile, although participants are welcome to go as far as they feel comfortable. Bring your own binoculars.

June 2nd – Star Park Anniversary, starting at 5:30pm. Calling all Star Park volunteers, donors and enthusiasts to join us for a one-year anniversary in honor of the largest volunteer event in the history of Ferndale! Join us at Star Park for live music, food trucks (bring your own cash) and prizes. Share your favorite Star Park stories and enjoy the park in all its wonder.

July 2017 – The Great Ferndale Treasure Hunt. Thanks to a generous grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation, the City is hosting a city-wide scavenger hunt during the month of July. Participants will be encouraged to connect with their neighbors, explore our parks and discover new and wonderful things about Ferndale.

Teams can sign up in June, with the first clue being released July 1st. Clues will be distributed by social media and posted at City Hall. Follow the fun with #FerndaleTreasure.

July 14th – Flicks in the Park. Grab your blankets and come on down to Pioneer Park for an outdoor movie. This event is sponsored by the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce but so many people requested a movie in the park on our survey, we included it as part of “Summer of Fun”. Movie to be determined.

July 22nd – Field Games, starting at 1pm. Sack races! Tug-o-war! Egg toss! Water balloon fights! The City is hosting an afternoon of Field Games for all ages at VanderYacht Park, so bring clothes you can get dirty and join us for some old fashioned fun.

August 12th – Music in the Park, starting at 6pm. Kick up your heels for some music in the park. Join us for a concert in Pioneer Park that will get you moving and dancing. Bring your own blanket or dancing partner.

August 23rd – Storytellers in the Park, starting at 1pm. Gather round and hear some delightful, enchanting or just plain hilarious stories presented by professional storytellers at Pioneer Park. Young children welcome and encouraged to attend.

September 1st – Last Bite of Summer, starting at 5:30pm. Join us one more time at Star Park for food trucks, music and one more evening in the sun before summer slips away.