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

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.

Multicultural Festival

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

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

 

Sept. 17th | 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!

Multicultural Festival

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.

“Play” in the Park: Find Adventures in your own Backyard

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.

Homecoming and Spudder Fest

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!

Big Paddle 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!!

The Mind Readers Book Club

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