About Ferndale Downtown Association

The Ferndale Downtown Association is a collection of businesses and community members. Below you will find just of few of the ways that we are working together to promote and enhance the downtown area. New members are always welcome!

Located in the northwest corner of Washington State near the Nooksack River, Ferndale was officially incorporated on March 19, 1907. Once called Jam because of its location next to a logjam on the river, the City was renamed Ferndale by the school teacher who admired ferns that once grew around the original school house.

Become a Member


Unique Benefits

Downtown Association members can enjoy many benefits which include information about new businesses, how to negotiate through business permitting and licensing with the City, and help for enhancing existing businesses.  Join us as we work together to increase the sustainable vitality of our local economy.


Welcome Kit

Mug, window cling, and upcoming invitation-only events