Big Paddle

06/03/2017 7:00 am - 06/03/2017 4:30 pm
111 W Division St, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA 111 W Division St, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

There’s something for absolutely everyone on this fun-filled day downtown and on Lake River. Breakfast, paddling, obstacle course, live music, beer & wine garden, BIG games and a Totally Awesome Scavenger Challenge! For a full event brochure, click HERE.

7:00AM Breakfast @ Port of Ridgefield Waterfront

7:00AM Guided Birding Tour @ Waterfront

8:00AM-4:30PM Paddler’s Village Opens @ Waterfront (NO entrance fee)
Fun-filled festival atmosphere – Celebrate the excitement of outdoor recreation by visiting vendor booths, enjoying the Carty Lake interpretive walk, being creative with hands-on activities, enjoying an outdoor massage, listening to live  marimba music, enjoying a cold beer and a refreshing lunch, and MORE!

(Interested in being a vendor? Check out the application below.)

9:00AM @ Waterfront
Welcome Ceremony with Chinook Drumming and Blessing

9:00AM – 3:00PM Farmer’s Market @ Overlook Park in Downtown Ridgefield

9:00-4:00PM Trailer Rides shuttle between Overlook Park and the waterfront activities.

9:30-3:00PM Obstacle Course @ Waterfront (FREE)
Hilarious thrills, magnificent spills and larger-than-life obstacles combine to make an epic, painfully funny experience. Jump, balance and crawl through this kid friendly course. Test yourself with the archery challenge. No set start time. No timer. Become an obstacle course hero! SPONSORED BY CLIFF SALLEE, UNLEASHED FITNESS NW

9:30AM-2:00PM Totally Awesome Scavenger Challenge
Turn Ridgefield into a giant game board that will provide a sightseeing tour of downtown Ridgefield and the waterfront. As an individual, with a buddy, or as a team, you decipher clues to find well-known locations and overlooked gems in the area while completing fun and easy challenges. All participants who complete the challenge receive prizes. Begin at the waterfront or at Overlook Park. SPONSORED BY RIDGEFIELD FIRST SATURDAY

10:00AM Interpretive Paddle @ Waterfront
Flotilla of kayaks, big canoes and stand-up paddleboards launch for a two-hour interpretive tour. $5 event fee or $20 for groups up to 6 members. Event fee is deducted from rentals at Ridgefield/Alder Creek Kayak, with deduction single rental is $20.

11:00AM  3Peaks Public House Beer Garden Opens @ Waterfront

11:30AM Live Music with ChicaMarimba @ Waterfront

12:30PM Recreational Paddle @ Waterfront
Enjoy a relaxing paddle with your own kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard OR rent your own. Register and sponsored by Ridgefield/Alder Creek Kayak.

2:00PM Carty Lake Interpretive Walk @ Waterfront/Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

4:30PM Closing Ceremony @ Waterfront
Enjoy bonfire with s’mores!

Paddler’s Village Vendor Application

Big Paddle Event Brochure

A BIG thank you to our Big Paddle SPONSORS. Learn all about who they are and their services here.