Remember sitting on a blanket in the park watching a movie on a big screen and eating snacks with your friends and family? As kids, we would all play together before the movie started, then huddle together on our blankets while the parents and other adults sat in chairs behind us. It was the best part of summer.

Pioneer Park is home of the annual Flicks in the Park presented by the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy: Pioneer Park.

The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce has been offering this classic summer experience since 2012. Flicks in the Park is a free event for the community that brings a movie, hot dogs, fun activities and other vendors to the park. A big screen, a crazy comedy, fun, friends and food –what could be better on a warm summer night?

Come together on July 14 in Ferndale’s historic Pioneer Park to see the classic 1976 movie, Freaky Friday. This movie is the zany and fun tale of a mom and a teenage daughter who literally change bodies and experience life for a day as each other. It is the perfect movie to watch and laugh with your family, neighbors and all of your friends.

The historic Pioneer Park located in the heart of Ferndale houses a collection of eleven log cabins relocated along the Nooksack River from around the county. Imagine watching this great family movie nestled among the cabins, the river and the beautiful trees scattered throughout the park. The surroundings could not be better.

Ferndale Chamber of Commerce Flicks in the Park
Join the fun at Flicks in the Park! Photo courtesy: Ferndale Chamber of Commerce.

With over 400 residents in attendance at this annual event, Flicks in the Park is the place to be. Hang out, grab a free hot dog, visit the various vendors, indulge in some delicious ice cream and just enjoy a funny family movie while connecting with the community.

Shortly before the movie begins, kids can participate in activities featured by the City of Ferndale through Ferndale’s “Summer of Fun” series. This will be a fun preview of the Field Games at Vanderyacht Park on July 22.

“We will be doing a few field events to give kids a preview of the Field Games,” describes Riley Sweeney, City of Ferndale. “The events will include activities such as a tug-of-war, sack races, water balloon toss and a whole lot more.”

Sweeney goes on to say that a preview of the Great Ferndale Treasure Hunt will also be a part of the pre-movie activities. This special event takes participants through the city of Ferndale exploring and connecting with neighbors and businesses in search of points to collect prizes.

“We’re really excited,” says Sweeney.

As darkness falls, the movie begins at Flicks in the Park. Photo courtesy: Ferndale Chamber of Commerce.

Be sure to get to Pioneer Park around 9:00 p.m. to grab your favorite spot. Put out your chairs and blankets and get ready for a night of community fun. With the various activities, there will be plenty to do as you wait for dark to hit and the movie to begin.

Flicks in the Park offers families the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, plan a fun night for kids or create a neighborhood event. It’s a great way to venture out, reconnect with old friends or make new friends in the community.

So be sure to put July 14, 2017 on your calendar. Grab your family, friends, blankets and chairs and head down to Pioneer Park, a place full of beauty and history, to settle in for a night of fun and laughs as the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce presents Flicks in the Park.


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