Key Facts about Lynden:
● Incorporated in 1891
● Population of 12,902 residents
● Second largest city in Whatcom County, Washington
● Fairs: Northwest Washington Fair in August, Raspberry Festival in July, and an Antique Tractor and Machinery Show in March
● Average High Temperatures of 57.5°F (14.2°C)
● Average Low Temperatures of 40.3°F (4.7°C)
Lynden is known for bringing color and character to Washington with its vibrant fruit farms, its cultural richness, and its notoriously friendly hospitality. The gorgeous manicured town hugs the Nooksack River and its tree-lined Main Street transports you to a feeling of a quaint town of yesteryear.
Lynden has flourishing dairy farms and berry patches, which yield raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries. The dairy farms do more than adding an agricultural edge to Lynden, they also mark the town’s deeply rooted Dutch history. The majority of Lynden was built with Dutch heritage woven into its architecture, its art, its culture, and its traditions. Today, the community honors its early European influence and its more modern developments alike by hosting anannual State fair showcasing local arts and crafts, harvests, and lots of animals. Although this famously family friendly event is the most popular, it’s only one of many beloved festivals annual
celebrated by the Lynden community and its hundreds of thousands of visitors. This is a community that celebrates its rich culture, its prolific land, and most importantly, its family and fun oriented character. Lynden brings color to more than just Washington, it brings color to everyday life.