City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving – Shop Local!

City offices (City Hall, and the Ferndale Police Station) will be closed Nov. 28th and 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

With Thanksgiving underway begins the big holiday shopping season and the City would like to urge you to shop local. There are hundreds of stores, vendors, service providers and merchants in Ferndale providing thousands of potential gifts. When you shop within the city limits, you are ensuring your dollars stay in your community.

Make sure to start your shopping right with your Ferndale Businesses. Here’s a great list to get you started:

Video and Pictures from Nov. 19th Citywide Community Meeting

From left to right, Councilmembers Elect Herb Porter, Ramon Llamos, Ryan O’Larey, Erin Gunter and Ali Hawkinson, Mayor Elect Greg Hansen

Over 160 residents joined us for our Citywide Community Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19th to get an inside scoop on what is happening in Ferndale in 2020 and to meet their newly elected officials. You can find the video of the program below and pictures of the event on the City’s facebook page.

Black Friday Auction!

Just in time for your Holiday shopping! You will find items for auction at 

Make sure to pre-register in order to participate in the auction.  Auction starts on Friday, November 29th!  We have hand and power tools, jewelry, household items, watches, radios, Apple products and even a snowboard!

Cherry Blossom Festival Requests Quilters

Greetings All Quilters!

You are invited to submit one or more quilts for display during the Ferndale Cherry Blossom Festival 2020 on Saturday, March 28th. The quilts will be displayed in Pioneer Pavilion Community Center for a stunning visual of your unique art works.

Choose to participate in this community event that provides experiential opportunities to collectively learn about, honor and celebrate Japanese culture. For a Submission Form call 360 384-0050.

  • It is preferred that quilts be made of Japanese fabrics. Traditional and Contemporary styles are welcome.
  • Quilts should be sized Double Bed and smaller.
  • Sleeves are preferred.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Quilts will be judged by festival attendees.
  • First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention Prizes will be awarded.
  • Submission Forms and quilts must be dropped off at the Ferndale Public Library on THURSDAY, MARCH 5th, 6-7:30 p.m. or SATURDAY, MARCH 7th, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Prioritization will be given to sequenced submissions due to a large but finite space for display purposes.

Questions? Concerns? Call 360 384-0050.

City of Frightdale Halloween Contest 2019

It’s time for our annual City of Frightdale Halloween Decorating Contest!

Deck out your home for Halloween and send a picture to by October 30th. Our judges will pick three winners to receive Woods Coffee cards.

  • Suzanne Nevan executive director of the Ferndale Food Bank
  • Jamie Plenkovich coach of the FHS Golden Eagles
  • Former Ferndale and current Lynden Police Chief Michael Knapp
  • Hanna Willis director of Ferndale Dance
  • Susan Cole chair of the Planning Commission

We look forward to seeing your spooky decorations!

Ferndale Adds Multiple New Murals to Downtown

The Ferndale Arts Commission‘s Downtown Mural Project has added several new murals. Visitors to downtown Ferndale will find art in three alleyways off of Main Street, and on buildings on Second and Third Avenue.

These murals were designed by local artists and installed by the artists themselves or through a volunteer effort coordinated by the Arts Commission. They were funded with a combination of a Project Neighborly grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation, city funds and private donations from the property owners.

“Adding art is an essential part of making Ferndale’s downtown the incredible, vibrant place we all want it to be,” said Councilmember Rebecca Xczar, who organized the project on behalf of the Arts Commission. They are planning to install at least one more commissioned mural this summer.

An ideal time to visit the murals is during this year’s Ferndale Street Festival occurring Friday Aug. 23rd and Saturday Aug. 24th on Main Street in Ferndale. The festival includes live music, food vendors, kids activities and entertainment.

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