Come enjoy music, fun, food, family-friendly activities and a sense of community at downtown Ridgefield’s First Saturdays!
Participate in theme-related events and activities that include local artists displaying their work, sidewalk chalk drawing contests, athletic events, 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.
January 7, 2017
Event Kick-Off by Tom Sanchez, Chief Operating Officer of Vancouver Clinic. Health & Fitness Expo with vendors including Vancouver Clinic, Red Cross, YMCA, Sage Organics massage, fitness professionals, horticulture therapy, financial health, and MORE.
Free classes and activities with free body scans, plank challenge, drum circle, and MORE. Admission is FREE.
Bundle up the kids, round up your prized pigskin, throw on your favorite team colors, and truck on down to Overlook Park for a tailgate party extravaganza!
Enjoy loads of activities and festive foods that are sure to warm your body and spirit.
Encourage a lifetime of creativity! Ridgefield Youth Arts Month represents a partnership between Ridgefield School District and the Ridgefield community encouraging young people to take part in artistic endeavors including literary, visual, musical, and performing arts.
Youth Arts Month happens throughout the month of March with events taking place at all four district schools as well as at community businesses and organizations.
Hilariously exciting, fun interactive murder mystery theater entertainment while enjoying a a walk around downtown Ridgefield – starting with the murder at Overlook Park.
Stay tuned for more clues!
It is the Second Anniversary of First Saturday!! Join us to usher in a fresh new season complete with Maypole dance, photo contest, Farmer’s Market season grand opening, outdoor games, scavenger hunt, art, food and more!
Festivities for May begin at 6:00pm on Friday, May 5th, with the Bruce Crocket Memorial Quick Draw event and opening reception for the Ridgefield Art Association Annual Spring Art Fair featuring art, live music and local wine. The Art Association Annual Show & Sale will continue at Overlook Park on Saturday.
The Garden Club will also hold its annual plant sale at the Ridgefield School District Maintenance Building.
Ridgefield is celebrating National Trails Day on June 3 with Big Paddle – with festivities at the waterfront and downtown and hay bale trailer rides shuttling in between.
In downtown Ridgefield, enjoy Farmer’s Market, a Totally Awesome Scavenger Challenge, a follow-the-fish trail, live music and BIG GAMES!
At the waterfront enjoy a canoe, kayak or paddleboard adventures in the morning and afternoon and other festivities like vendors at Paddler’s Village, live music, a wine and beer garden, and an obstacle course for all ages.
Red, White & Blue Historical Fun
Gain a new understanding of old Ridgefield on this day full of play and discovery. Red, white & blue costume contest, games, icy kid & adult treats, a heritage-based scavenger hunt, convening with town elders, wine & beer garden and live music.
A history lesson has never been so much fun!
The sultry days of summer are upon us. So saunter downtown for food, friendship and fun. Pack or purchase a picnic lunch and cool down with water games, frozen dairy treats, a scavenger hunt, a refreshing beer or glass of wine, and some live music!
Ridgefield Schools will also be hosting a Tour de Ridgefield bike ride fundraiser, that will begin and end at Overlook Park. Stay tuned for more details!
Heritage Day & Wild Wild West
It’s a step back in time, so slap on your spurs and saddle up your pony, then trot on downtown and revel in western-themed fun, local lore and more, including zucchini races, country music and dancing.
Birdfest and Blue Grass
Enjoy the sights and sounds of fall migration and bluegrass music throughout Ridgefield!
The 2017 schedule of events is being planned currently. To get an idea of what usually happens during Birdfest and Bluegrass, you can check out the 2016 schedule of events on the Friends of the Refuge website.
Wine, Chocolate, food and activities for 21-and over all under a big tent at Overlook Park — with heaters and live music! Sip delicious local wines paired with decadent chocolates or foods prepared with chocolate. Hand painted wine glasses prepared just for this event, chocolate fountains, apple press for making apple cider, live music and candy jar guessing game.
For the younger crowd, visit the Chickadee Art Festival sponsored by the Ridgefield Art Association at the Community Center. Non-alcoholic tasting opportunities for those under-21, art, and interactive activities!
Join your friends and neighbors at the Hometown Celebration! All day fun for the whole family and kids of all ages.
The fun begins in historic downtown Ridgefield with an Ugly Sweater Run at 9:00 AM and the Community Center Art & Craft Bazaar.
The fun continues with the Columbia Credit Union Food & Gift Festival at Overlook Park at 10:00 including the Farmer’s Market vendors, roasting nuts, and 20+ additional vendors. You will also enjoy live music performances on the stage. Don’t worry about the cold — there will be heaters and canopies.
Other activities around town include cooking decorating and holiday crafts, meet SANTA, holiday trailer rides, a living nativity scene and a family games & activity center.
The tree lighting ceremony and caroling will begin at 4:30 PM at Overlook Park. Enjoy a holiday performance by DanceFusion, a cup of hot chocolate or hot cider, sweet treats and a community sing-along.
For later evening fun, attend the acoustic guitar holiday concert.