Announcing the Winners of the Great Ferndale Midsummer Mystery

Announcing the Winners of the Great Ferndale Midsummer Mystery

Congratulations to the winners of the Great Ferndale Midsummer Mystery:

1st Place – Mike, Joan, Michael, Tera and Audrey Contezac

2nd Place – Carol and Jerry Van Sambeek, Brie, Gigi and Amelie Ambler

3rd Place – Dean, Tayen, Nyla, Carolyn Withrow

4th Place – Casey Osman, Kara Helms, Karen Osman, Heyden Pinkston

5th Place – Kaden, Kathleen, Sarah and Hazel Morris

6th Place – Jon, Jamie, Jadyn and Jaclyn Denham

and of course a big thank you to all 168 participants who took the opportunity to explore our city and meet your neighbors. This adventure was made possible by the Whatcom Community Foundation as part of their #ProjectNeighborly initiative. Until next time, detectives! #FerndaleMystery

FREE Music in the Park with Sky Colony this Saturday at 6pm

The Sky Colony

Join us for a free, all ages concert July 14th at 6pm. Jump, dance, hoot and holler at the stage in Pioneer Park with Sky Colony.

The Sky Colony’s sound is a folk rock revival. They describe it as “a mixture of the call of the Cascadian wilderness and an ‘age past’, the 60’s psychedelia era. Time upon time it has been deemed unique, a sound of ‘luminous spirituality that sets a fire in the mind’.” 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.

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.

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