Are you considering a trip or a move to Lynden, Washington? Then this post is for you! We will be touching on the charm and unique aspects of Lynden as well as notable events and things to do nearby.
Lynden is located in northwest Washington. With British Columbia, Canada, a few minutes drive north and Seattle a 2 hour drive south. Lynden is known for it’s beautiful yards and landscaping, excellence in sports, and Dutch heritage. In 2016, Lynden’s Front Street even won Best Main Street in America. With it’s colossal hanging baskets, murals and charming storefronts it’s easy to see why.
A farming community, berry, dairy and potato are currently the top agricultural industries in town. Lynden happens to be the world’s largest producer of raspberries,
Events In Lynden
•The Farmers Day parade takes place on Front Street and is always the first Saturday in June. You’ll see tractors, animals, decorated floats, marching bands and more!
•The Northwest Raspberry Festival takes place downtown in the middle of July and is centered around the Razz Fest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, sponsored and organized by The Muljat Group North. The festival also includes a car show, tons of food vendors, dozens of kids’ activities, a car show and even a beer garden!
•The Northwest Washington Fair takes place every August. The Fair brings rides, grandstand entertainment, animals, shopping, and more! Buildings at the fairgrounds are available to rent for weddings and other private events plus there are often craft shows, home shows, and other events open to the public hosted there throughout the year.
•The Christmas Parade goes down Front Street on the first Saturday in December and showcases floats decked out in Christmas lights and decorations; it’s always a hit!
**Visit the Chamber of Commerce website to stay up to date on the latest happenings! ➡️ www.lynden.org
Things to See & Do Nearby
•Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – dates change based on the growing season that year, but typically in April!
•Short cruises are available out of The Ferry Terminal in Bellingham, WA including a whale watching cruise, a dinner cruise, a brewers cruise, a wine cruise and more!
•Take the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes, WA to the San Juan Islands and stay for however long you like! The ferry runs frequently, be sure to a check their current schedule prior to departure. You can walk or drive on (though it is definitely nice to have a car with you once you get there)!
•Lake Whatcom Park in Bellingham, WA offers hiking and other recreational activities.
•Mt Baker Ski Area – one of Washington’s top ski resorts and a beautiful area to explore.
•The Seattle Premium Outlets located in Tulalip, WA offer a fun outdoor shopping and dining experience.
Have you lived in the area or visited Lynden before? Add your favorite thing to do in the comments!
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