Announcing the Great Ferndale Midsummer Mystery Jul. 1st-24th

Announcing the Great Ferndale Midsummer Mystery July 1st – 24th

Thanks to a Project Neighborly grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation, the City of Ferndale is able to host the Great Ferndale Midsummer Mystery, a city-wide scavenger hunt from July 1st -24th. Similar to the Great Ferndale Treasure Hunt last year, this adventure encourages residents to meet their neighbors, explore their city and solve the mystery of who stole the spirit of Ferndale!

To participate, grab a scorecard which can be downloaded by clicking here, or found at City Hall or at Food Truck Fridays (June 1st and July 6th) at Star Park. The scorecard keeps track of the clues found and the points earned.

Clues will be distributed through the City’s facebook page (found here), twitter account (found here) and posted at City Hall, the Ferndale Library and the Ferndale Visitor Center. The first clue will be released Sat. July 1st, and then after that it is every Tuesday and Friday until July 20th.

All participants will receive a prize, but the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will also receive a cash prize, 4th-6th place winners will receive gift certificates and everyone who participates will feel a sense of accomplishment and fun.

More details are available at www.cityofferndale.org/FerndaleMystery. This event is part of the City of Ferndale’s 2018 Summer of Fun.

If you have any questions, please contact Recreation Coordinator and part-time Detective impersonator Riley Sweeney at rileysweeney@cityofferndale.org or (360) 685-2353.

Music in the Park with the Penny Stinkers June 30th, 6pm

Join us for a free, all ages concert June 30th at 6pm. Jump, dance, hoot and holler at the stage in Pioneer Park with Penny Stinkers. Food trucks will be on hand to sell food, gates open at 5:30pm.

The Penny Stinkers began as a folksy “busking” band; through the last decade it has grown into a unique, high-energy party band playing the latest in musical genres including thier own hard-charging originals. The group’s robust vocals, in combination with its multi-faceted guitar and rhythm styles, serve to attract an enthusiastic following wherever the band performs. Above all, the Penny Stinkers is a dance band, one that gets people on their feet and dancing with many dedicated followers who try not to ever miss a performance! Learn more about them by clicking here.

This event is part of our 2018 “Summer of Fun”. You can find out about more free recreational events by clicking here.

For questions about Music in the Park, please contact Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or email him directly by clicking here.

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Two Free Concerts Scheduled for Pioneer Park this Summer

Two Free Concerts Scheduled for Pioneer Park this Summer

Fans of live music will have plenty to enjoy this summer as City of Ferndale’s 2018 “Summer of Fun” hosts two “Music in the Park” concerts in Pioneer Park. These family-oriented concerts are a great way to spend a summer evening and see some local bands take the stage at our historic Pioneer Park.

On Saturday June 30th at 6pm, come enjoy “Penny Stinkers”, a high-energy jam band mixing Americana and classic rock with a healthy mix of the unexpected. Whether craving danceable covers or boot stomping original music, the Penny Stinkers put on a great show. You can listen to their music on their site here.

On Saturday July 14th at 6pm, groove with “The Sky Colony”, a Cascadian folk revival band that brings a fresh mix of the 60s psychedelia era with modern Pacific Northwest songwriting. Their driving melodies are a perfect match for the heat of summer. You can listen to their music on their site here.

Food trucks will be on hand to sell concessions. More information about the City of Ferndale’s 2018 “Summer of Fun” can be found by clicking here.

Wee One Nature Hunt set for Sat. May 12th, 2pm at Hovander Park

Bring your little one out to Hovander Park on Saturday May 12th at 2pm for a Nature Hunt! Participants (and enthusiastic parents) will receive a scavenger hunt of simple natural objects (a tree, a leaf, something green, a bird) and the participants will be encouraged to find as many as they can. Enjoy the fresh air and an opportunity for healthy movement at Hovander Park.

This event is part of our 2018 “Summer of Fun”. You can find out about more free recreational events by clicking here.

For questions about Wee One Nature Hunt, please contact Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or email him by clicking here.

Glow in the Dark Croquet Saturday, May 5th at 8pm

We are kicking off our 2018 Summer of Fun with Glow in the Dark Croquet, scheduled for this Saturday, May 5th in Griffintown Park, starting at 8pm. Bring your friends, family and neighbors and enjoy an eerie night of fun playing Croquet with glowing everything. Free glowsticks, and hot chocolate provided, remember to dress warmly!

This event is part of our 2018 “Summer of Fun”. You can find out about more free recreational events by clicking here.

For questions about Glow in the Dark Croquet, please contact Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or email him by clicking here.

City-wide Clean Up Day, Sat. April 21st, 9am-1pm

Time to roll up your sleeves and make this City shine! Join the Ferndale Downtown Association for the 11th annual Ferndale City-wide Clean Up Day. Volunteers will be picking up litter, sweeping sidewalks and weeding the public areas of our downtown. Food will be provided for volunteers.

During that time, there will be a giant dumpster and recycling facilities at City Hall (2095 Main Street). Bring your yard waste, metals, appliances, electronics, cellphones and more for proper disposal. Thanks to support from WECU, we will have a paper shredder for your vital documents.

Come down and help make your city beautiful.

Help Choose Our 2018 Parks Activities

Last year, over 2,000 Ferndale residents enjoyed our “Summer of Fun”. They marveled at a solar eclipse, searched for treasure across the City, played tug-a-war with their friends and family and ate delicious food at Star Park. This year, we are expanding our recreational activities to include even more events.

Help us decide which events to hold and when to offer these recreational opportunities by taking our 2018 Parks Activities Survey. It shouldn’t take more than five minutes, and your input will shape what we offer this year.

2018 Parks Activities Survey

Free Movie Night Feb. 16th at 6:30pm at Pioneer Pavilion

The City is kicking off a new year of recreational activities with a FREE movie night Friday, February 16th at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center (2007 Cherry Street) starting at 6:30pm. We will be showing “Men in Black” starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones and providing free popcorn and soda. Please bring your own chair, blanket or sleeping bag to sit on and enjoy this feature film courtesy of Ferndale Parks.

For more information or questions, please call Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353.

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