Hometown Celebration

Join your friends and neighbors for the 20th Anniversary of 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.

The fun continues with the Columbia Credit Union Food & Gift Festival at Overlook Park at 10:00 AM including the Farmer’s Market vendors, roasting nuts, and 20+ additional vendors. You will also enjoy live music performances featuring Ridgefield school bands and choirs on the stage and around town. Don’t worry about the cold- there will be heaters and canopies.

Other activities around town include cooking decorating and holiday crafts, pictures with Santa, meet the Grinch, holiday trailer rides with Santa, a living nativity scene and a family game & 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.

Roaring 20’s with Wine

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. Listen to live music and enjoy activities that are more fun with wine- painting classes, chocolate art, and roaring 20’s themed games.

For the younger crowd, visit the Chickadee Art Festival sponsored by the Ridgefield Art Association. Non-alcoholic tasting opportunities for those under-21, art, and interactive activities!

Halloween Hall by RAA

Halloween Hall is back! There will be pirates, ghosts, witches, a straw bale maze, Dance Fusion “Thriller” performances plus games and a special contest for those brave enough to enter the Hall.

Admission is $5 at the door.

Wear your Halloween Costume!

Enjoy the fun on Friday and Saturday night!

Created and hosted by the Ridgefield Art Association!!

 

BirdFest and Blue Grass

20th Anniversary of Birdfest and Bluegrass

A festival that spans downtown Ridgefield and the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge with activities on the Lake River, and a trolley to transport you in between.

DOWNTOWN RIDGEFIELD

Bluegrass Picker’s Festival, Bluegrass performances, Birder’s Marketplace, LOTS of family friendly crafts and activities, Audubon live bird shows, vendors, food and MORE!

10-4PM: Birdfest Themed Family Friendly Activities @ Overlook Park
Farmer’s Market and Birdfest vendors, scavenger hunt by Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, LOTS of kids crafts, food vendors, bluegrass jamming, and MORE!

 

11AM: Wine Garden opens with Windy Hills Winery
2-4PM: Oregon Zoo ZAP: ZAP Teens will be on hand with some amazing animal skulls and pelts to examine.

 

10-5PM: Birder’s Marketplace @ Ridgefield Administrative & Civic Center (RACC)
Fabulous photographs, garden art, jewelry, wood carving, books, bird supplies, glass, ceramics and much more.

 

12PM: Bluegrass Picker’s Festival around town
Enjoy bluegrass music with pickers jamming in businesses, outdoor venues, and parks throughout downtown Ridgefield.

 

12-4PM: Bluegrass Performances @ Old Liberty Theater
Band include Sunny South, Whiskey Puppy and Sleepy Eyed Johns

 

1PM: Live Bird Show @ Union Ridge Elementary School
Sponsored by Audubon Society of Portland.
Meet an owl, a turkey vulture and a raven; learn about their amazing abilities and get close to some of the birds you might see on the Refuge.

 

 

3:30PM: Live Birds on Display @ Davis Park
Sponsored by Audubon Society of Portland.
Get a close-up look at these magnificent birds of prey and learn about their habitats.

 

 

4:30PM: BIG Canoe Paddle on Lake River @ Public Boat Launch
Sponsored by Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
Family friendly canoe paddle through the Wildlife Refuge. Participants paddle 14-passenger, 29 foot canoes to experience Lake River from a unique on-water perspective.

 


RIDGEFIELD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Visit the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge for free during Birdfest. Discover the birds, wildlife, trails and Cathlapotle House; learn about the culture and history of the Ridgefield area; and appreciate the beauty of the natural area just across the river from downtown Ridgefield.

 

6AM and 5PM: Sandhill Crane Tours @ Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Join expert staff to learn about cranes and wildlife, and to see and hear the magnificent flight of hundreds of sandhill cranes! Meet at the Visitors Contact Station on the River “S” Refuge Unit 15- minutes before the tour time. Pre-registration required at www.ridgefieldfriends.org.

 

8AM: Activities begin @ Carty Unit and Plankhouse on the Refuge
Family friendly birding walk, birding photography, geology walk, Cathlapotle Village Hike, water color classes and MORE! For a full schedule and pre-registration see www.ridgefieldfriends.org.

 

8AM: Activities begin @ River S and Kiwa Trail on the Refuge
Spotting scopes available all day on River S, Naturalist-Guided bird walks, bird language workshop and photography on the Kiwa Trail. For a full schedule and pre-registration, see www.ridgefieldfriends.org.

 

 

4PM: Chinookan Style Salmon Bake @ Cathlapotle Plankhouse
Join the Chinook Indian Nation and Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde for a blessing of the food, drumming and a taste of the traditionally balked salmon and seafood stew.

 


GET YOUR BUTTON ON!

Sport your Birdfest & Bluegrass pride with a unique 20th Anniversary 2019 button – featuring the 2019 bird of the year: the Sandhill Crane. Buttons are available at Ridgefield First Saturday events, participating downtown merchants and during the event.

2019 Bird of the Year: Sandhill Crane

Very tall, long necked and thin legged – from afar they can be mistaken for Great Blue Herons, but upon closer inspection you can quickly notice their light grey coloring, rust colored streaks, and red eye patch. They are also known for their dancing, the elegance of their mating courtship has inspired people in cultures all over the world – including the great scientist, conservationist, and nature writer Aldo Leopold.

The Sandhill Crane’s call is a loud, rolling, trumpeting sound whose unique tone is a product of anatomy –long trachea’s (windpipes) – that coil into the sternum and help the sound develop a lower pitch and harmonics that add richness.

Sandhill Cranes do not hunt in open water or hunch their necks the way herons do. They forage for grains and invertebrates in prairies, grasslands and marshes.

Sandhill Cranes form extremely large flocks – into tens of thousands – on their wintering grounds and during migration. They often migrate very high in the sky, which is why we see them less than we see geese or other migrating species.

Multicultural Festival

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

We are excited to announce Ridgefield’s 2nd Multicultural Festival!

 

Sept. 7th | 9am – 5pm
Downtown Ridgefield


Celebrate what makes us great! Come say hello to your community, have tons of fun and learn about different cultures!

We will showcase Ridgefield’s traditional heritage and rich cultural diversity and also introduce visitors to cultures from around the world through live music, dance performances, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, sporting events, kids activities and a wide range of ethnic vendors. The Festival will include a variety of multi-cultural entertainment:

  • Multicultural Parade
  • Food Vendors
  • Activities, Classes & Demonstrations
  • Authentic Performances & Ceremonies
  • Traditional Dancing
  • Live Music
  • Free Activity Passport
Click here to check out last year’s event.

Showcase a Country’s Flag

Our goal is to celebrate cultures at home and around the world. In order to create a festival atmosphere and to showcase the many places that Ridgefield families have roots, we plan on having flags of all nations along Pioneer Blvd and Main Street in the downtown area, as well as around the roundabouts. How many flags we have depends on how many families participate. Families who participate will have their name displayed at the festival (if they wish)!

If you are interested, please fill out this form. The cost per flag is $25 and the deadline for submission is August 10th.


Make sure to stay till the end of the event to see the Chinook Tribe perform our closing ceremony!


Become a Volunteer or Vendor!

We would love to have you join us!

Check out our Facebook page!

Farm to Table

Aug. 17th | 6pm
– 10pm
Overlook Park

This will be an evening to remember!

 


Join us for an outdoor community dining experience to showcase our local Farmers, wineries, brewers, & caterers.

The evening begins with happy hour and live music in beautiful Overlook Park in downtown Ridgefield overlooking the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Dinner will served family on long tables brimming with rich flowers and soft lighting along South Main Street. Come join Ridgefield’s community at its finest with wine, dining and dancing under the soft lights and stars.

This event will be held Rain or Shine, so please dress for the weather. Because beer and wine will be served with dinner, this is a 21+ event.


Ticketing information will be updated here when tickets are available for purchase.


Volunteers

We are searching for many volunteers to help out with Farm to Table this year. There are many jobs and time slots available, please sign up now and complete the release form. We can’t wait to work with you to showcase all that Ridgefield has to offer!

SIGN UP HERE!

Summer Concert Series: Grand Illusion

We welcome for the first time to Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery the Styx Tribute Brand – Grand Illusion to our 2019 Summer Concert Series!

Grand Illusion is the Northwest’s premier Styx tribute act. Styx is one of the rare acts who were able turn decidedly Prog Rock roots into massive commercial success and Grand Illusion captures that balance perfectly. The rock guitars, expansive synthesizers, and broad vocal range allow them to bring album-perfect performances of radio staples and deep album cuts to every performance.

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4054737?fbclid=IwAR3KHQEHLk-L91Z2V30lBR_98g-jPMjer3J_RbQHaGOasveP2huRy22oOAQ

***Parking is limited! Please carpool!***

-Children are allowed, but must be ticketed regardless of age.
– No pets of any kind except for Registered Service Dogs.
– Bring your own outdoor chairs or blankets – no tents or
canopies.
– No liquids of any kind may be brought into the venue. Bags
will be checked. We will have wine, soda, and water for sale.
– Catered food will be available from Three Brothers Vineyard &
Winery, but you may bring in your own food.
– No smoking or vaping anywhere at this venue.
– There is no wine tasting at this event, so come in during open
tasting hours some weekend prior to the concert if you want to
taste our award winning wines.
-Limited parking, please carpool as much as possible!
-Gates open at 5p for parking. Music begins at 6p.

Summer Concert Series: Aerosmith Rocks

We welcome for the first time to Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery the Aerosmith Tribute Brand – Aerosmith Rocks to our 2019 Summer Concert Series!

Aerosmith Rocks strives to capture the essence of what is Aerosmith: Brash, bold musical excitement smattered with a healthy dose of sex appeal. From the swagger of their 70s heyday, to the iconic hits of the 90s, and powering through to today’s highly relevant Aerosmith sound.

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4054734?fbclid=IwAR2lIY2hTmPpnz96051IDeBXT4skReixR3lgREsU4p-KNQcvPbgbkOXeyX8

***Parking is limited! Please carpool!***

-Children are allowed, but must be ticketed regardless of age.
– No pets of any kind except for Registered Service Dogs.
– Bring your own outdoor chairs or blankets – no tents or
canopies.
– No liquids of any kind may be brought into the venue. Bags
will be checked. We will have wine, soda, and water for sale.
– Catered food will be available from Three Brothers Vineyard &
Winery, but you may bring in your own food.
– No smoking or vaping anywhere at this venue.
– There is no wine tasting at this event, so come in during open
tasting hours some weekend prior to the concert if you want to
taste our award winning wines.
-Limited parking, please carpool as much as possible!
-Gates open at 5p for parking. Music begins at 6p.