Centered on the iconic intersection of Woodward & Nine, Downtown Ferndale is a geographic designation, a favorite destination and a mindset that embraces the diversity of culture, class and creativity.  


As the first neighbor to the north of Detroit, and the most southern community in Oakland County, Downtown Ferndale bridges attitudes and geography with an urban energy and a determination that “Change is Good”.

Ferndale Woodward dream cruise

Spotlight - Woodward Dream Cruise

Did you know that the Woodward Dream Cruise actually started as a small fundraiser to raise money for a soccer field in Ferndale, Michigan?

In August 1995, Nelson House and a group of volunteers looked to relive and recreate the nostalgic heydays of the 50s and 60s, when youth, music and Motor City steel roamed Woodward Avenue, America’s first highway. That year, 250,000 people participated—nearly ten times the number expected. The rest, as they say, is history.

Food Downtown

Spotlight - Great Cuisine

Looking for somewhere great to eat? Discover all of the amazing food this town has to offer. From burgers to pasta dishes, ice cream while walking through a park, or having a seat for some fine dining, you’ll be able to have an experience that’s well worth the appetite.

Experiences in Ferndale

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Spa Day

A Day with the Dog

Spa Day

Family Fun in Ferndale

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