Birdfest & Bluegrass

10/06/2018 All day
Overlook Park
Address: 113-131 S Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

19th Annual Birdfest and Bluegrass Celebration

Click here for the full schedule of events and activities!


5:30PM: Opening Celebration at Sportsman’s Steakhouse & Saloon
with raffles, Birdfest themed beverages and a taco bar.


Bluegrass and Festival Day

10-4PM – Festival @ Overlook Park|
Opening ceremony with Traveling Day Society, Farmer’s Market and Birdfest Vendors & Bluegrass Pickers

10-4PM – Family Zone Activities @ Overlook Park
Make and play bluegrass instruments, make a birdfeeder and nature journal, bird & wildlife inspired games and crafts, scavenger hunts

11-4PM – Wine Garden @ Overlook Park
with Windy Hills Winery & Spudder’s Crest Wines

10-5PM – Birder’s Marketplace @ Ridgefield Community Center
25+ artisans with nature inspired items for sale

10:30 and 1:30 – Kayak Tours @ Ridgefield Kayak (Public Boat Launch)
Guided 2.5 mile tour on Lake River. Register for “Ridgefield Birdfest Bluegrass Paddle” on

10AM – Kids Activities @ Ridgefield Community Library
Make your own Birdman Mask!

11AM – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Ridgefield Arts Quarter @ Overlook Park
Performances by Ridgefield Art Association members, young dancers from Ridgefield Art Space and musicians from Opus School of Music. Ribbon cutting by Mayor Don Stose.

11AM – Intermediate Guitar Workshop @ RSD Maintenance Building

12PM – Vocal Harmony Workshop @ RSD Maintenance Building

12-2PM – Oregon Zoo ZAP @ Overlook Park

2PM – Misty Mamas Band Performance @ Old Liberty Theater

3:30PM – Audubon Live Bird Show @ Union Ridge Elementary School

4:30PM – Big Canoe Paddle @ Public Boat Launch
Paddle 14-passenger 29′ canoes along Lake River, guided by Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership 

ALL DAY – Bluegrass Picker’s Festival @ various locations around town.

You may find pickers at Overlook Park, Old Liberty Theater, Sportsman’s Steakhouse & Saloon, Hookum Brewery, Community Park Gazebo, Ridgefield School District Maintenance Building, on the trolley – and in other spots where pickers feel comfortable.

And, lots of activities on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.


No bluegrass, no in-town events.

Activities on the Refuge include Chinook Village archeology walk, community booths, crane tours and a closing ceremony/Salmon Bake at the Cathlapotle House.

For more information about activities on the Refuge, see the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge website.