Community Events

To see all the upcoming events, visit the Community Events calendar.

If you would like to see your event on the Community Events calendar, please fill out the application here.


First Saturdays

Fist Saturdays in Ridgefield!Come and enjoy music, fun, food, family-friendly activities and a sense of community in the downtown area on the first Saturday of every month all year long. For details about each month, click here.

Participate in theme-related events and activities that will include Farmer’s Market, local artists displaying their work, athletics, a scavenger hunt, kids activities, and other pop-up activities. You’ll also find the Farmer’s Market, sidewalk sales, outdoor concerts, local eateries and food vendors to enhance the festive atmosphere.

First Saturdays are brought to you through the collaborative work of many downtown merchants, the City of Ridgefield, Ridgefield School District, Ridgefield Community Library, Ridgefield Art Association and the Farmer’s Market.


Community Service Day

Third Saturday in February
Ridgefield citizens of all ages to join their neighbors in community service projects. Volunteers work on City sponsored projects such as tree planting, find a project with a local non-profit organization; or choose your own service project like helping a neighbor in need.


Spring Clean-Up

This free event in April allows residents to dispose of large bulky items, yard debris, non-freon appliances, block foam, electronics, cardboard, and household hazardous waste.


Garden Club Plant Sale

First Saturday in May
The Garden Club hosts an annual plant sale at the Ridgefield School District Maintenance Building in downtown Ridgefield. At this annual event, the Ridgefield Garden Club will be selling flowers, shrubs, trees, hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetable starts, and decorative items. Proceeds are used to beautify the community, including maintaining the planters in downtown Ridgefield. Past plant sale proceeds have provided high school scholarships, park benches, a water fountain and other community projects.


Farmer’s Market

May-October; First Saturdays in November and December
The market is open May through October on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. offering locally grown produce, foods, flowers, crafts and live music at Overlook Park. For more information, “like” them on Facebook.


Big Paddle and Totally Awesome Scavenger Challenge

First Saturday in June
A flotilla of canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards travel a 2.5-mile portion of Lake River between Ridgefield and the confluence with the Columbia River to celebrate National Trails Day. The flotilla paddles for close to two hours, visiting historic, cultural and environmental sites along the waterway before returning to the Port launch site for lunch, live music, Paddler’s Village market and a beer garden.


Fourth of July Parade and Events

Ridgefield celebrates each Fourth of July with an old-fashioned parade, games, and a salmon bake. Come on down and join the fun! For more information contact Sandy Schill at (360) 887-0329 or ridgefield4th@hotmail.com or you can also visit the website.


Cruise-In and BBQ

In late July, classic cars cruise in and are available for viewing along the streets of downtown Ridgefield. Participants and spectators can enjoy refreshments and BBQ from local vendors. Stay tuned for date and time!


National Night Out

First Tuesday in August
The City sponsors this event in Abrams Park featuring Farmer’s Market, local vendors, live music and a BBQ. National Night Out is a community-based event aimed at strengthening neighborhood spirit and heightening anti-crime and drug prevention awareness.


August Tuesdays in the Park

Family friendly activities in Ridgefield Parks every Tuesday in August starting with National Night Out the first week. Festivities continue with outdoor music, movies at Davis Park, BBQ and Blues, fun exercise classes like Zumba and Yoga, and more.


Port of Ridgefield Ice Cream Social

The Port of Ridgefield sponsors an annual ice cream social at Overlook Park in late summer. The event provides root beer floats, raffle prizes, socializing fun, and the opportunity to meet the Port Commissioners and learn about Port projects. For more information, visit the Port’s website.


Heritage Days Celebration

The First Saturday in September includes a Heritage Days Celebration focusing on the history of the City of Ridgefield and the surrounding area, its buildings and its citizens.


Oktoberfest

Second Saturday in September
Enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest style family friendly festival with games, music, dancing, and lots of food – sausages, baked potatoes, and beer.


BirdFest and Bluegrass

photo: Paula Lesnick

First Weekend in October
Hosted by the Friends of the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, BirdFest welcomes the birds back to their winter home at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge with hikes, crafts, bluegrass music, speakers, birding, and kayaking tours. For more information, visit the Friends of Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge website.


Hometown Celebration

First Saturday in December
Hometown Celebration kicks off the holiday season with a historic Old Town holiday celebration, artisans’ fair and market, hayrides with Santa, dining, shopping and the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony with a hot cocoa and a community sing-along.