Wind Storm Blows Street Festival Away


After one of the most beautiful summers, one of the worst summer storms in the history of Whatcom County rolled into town just in time for  the Ferndale Street Festival.
The Festival was rocking Friday evening to 80’s and 90’s rock provided by Exit 266 and Voyager, and beer was flowing in the Hawaiian themed beer garden, sponsored by Phillips 66, but by Saturday morning the entire atmosphere had changed.
Saturday morning after setting up, the wind picked up and tents started blowing over.  At 10 a.m., the executive decision was made to cancel the Street Festival due to safety concerns.  Soon after canceling the Festival, power went out in most of Whatcom County and wind gusts continued to increase, getting up around 60 mph.
Although everyone was highly disappointed by this outcome, the safety of our vendors and patrons will always come first.  We look forward to providing a safe and fun Street Festival in 2016!