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.
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!
Help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of BirdFest! Enjoy the sights and sounds of fall migration and bluegrass music throughout Ridgefield!
The 2019 schedule of events is being planned currently. To get an idea of what usually happens during BirdFest and Bluegrass, you an check out the 2018 schedule of events on the Friends of the Refuge website.
The Second Annual Multicultural Festival 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 from Native American, Asian, Hispanic, Latin, Jazz and African performers.
The sultry days of summer are upon us. So saunter downtown for food, friendship and fun. Enjoy an off-off-off Broadway performance written and acted by residents, have a picnic, play backyard games, challenge yourself with a scavenger hunt and more summer friendly activities.
Invite and meet Ridgefield High School Alumni and long term Ridgefield residents who are returning for the festivities. Enjoy “Spudder” inspired game, potato food choices, a Ridgefield-Family photo, and MORE!
Ridgefield is celebrating National Trails Day with festivities at the waterfront and downtown and trolley rides in between.
At the waterfront enjoy a canoe, kayak or paddle board adventures in the morning and afternoon along with Paddler’s Village, live music, a wine and beer garden, a self-guided waterfront hike into the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, an obstacle course for all ages and lots more activities. For the first time in 2019, see a demo and scrimmage from the Portland Kayak Polo Team.
And, a huge water surprise will be unveiled!!
Join the Thee Brothers Vineyard & Winery for their
The Mind Readers: We Read Between The Wines Book Club!
Happy Hour is 5-6PM
They meet the last Sunday of every month.
Book’s of the Month:
February 17th: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
March 31st: Code Girls by Liza Mundy
April 28th: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
May 19th: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
June 30th: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton