Community Events

To see all the upcoming events, visit the Community Events calendar.


If you would like to see your event on the Community Events calendar, please fill out the application here.

First Saturdays

First Saturday of each Month
Come and enjoy music, fun, food, family-friendly activities and a sense of community in the downtown area on the first Saturday of every month all year long.

Spring Clean-Up

Third Saturday in April
This free event in April allows residents to dispose of large bulky items, yard debris, non-freon appliances, block foam, electronics, cardboard, and waste.

Garden Club Plant Sale

First Saturday in May
The Garden Club hosts an annual plant sale in downtown Ridgefield. At this annual event, the Ridgefield Garden Club will be selling flowers, shrubs, trees, hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetable starts, and decorative items. Proceeds are used to beautify the community, including maintaining the planters in downtown Ridgefield. Past plant sale proceeds have provided high school scholarships, park benches, a water fountain and other community projects.

Farmer’s Market

Saturdays, May-October
The market is open May through October on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. offering locally grown produce, foods, flowers, crafts and live music at Overlook Park. For more information, “like” them on Facebook.

Big Paddle and Big Games

First Saturday in June
A flotilla of canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards travel a 2.5-mile portion of Lake River between Ridgefield and the confluence with the Columbia River to celebrate National Trails Day. The flotilla paddles for close to two hours, visiting historic, cultural and environmental sites along the waterway before returning to the Port launch site for lunch, live music, Paddler’s Village market and a beer garden.

Fourth of July Parade and Events

Fourth of July
Ridgefield celebrates each Fourth of July with an old-fashioned parade, games, and a salmon bake. Come on down and join the fun! For more information contact Sandy Schill at (360) 887-0329 or or you can also visit the website.

Cruise-In and BBQ

Last Saturday in July
In late July, classic cars cruise in and are available for viewing along the streets of downtown Ridgefield. Participants and spectators can enjoy refreshments and BBQ from local vendors. This event is organized by the American Legion Post 44.

National Night Out

First Tuesday in August
The City sponsors this event in Abrams Park featuring Farmer’s Market, local vendors, live music and a BBQ. National Night Out is a community-based event aimed at strengthening neighborhood spirit and heightening anti-crime and drug prevention awareness.

Tuesdays in the Park

Tuesdays, July and August
Family friendly activities in Ridgefield Parks Tuesdays in July and August. Festivities include outdoor music, movies at Davis Park, games, fun exercise classes like Zumba and Yoga, and more.

Farm-to-Table Dinner

Third Saturday in August
An outdoor community dining experience under twinkling lights in the streets of downtown Ridgefield to showcase local farmers, wineries, breweries and caterers.


Oktoberfest & Experience Ridgefield

Second Saturday in September
Ridgefield Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event with German-style food, local beers, and live music held in conjunction with Experience Ridgefield at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

BirdFest and Bluegrass

First Weekend in October
Hosted by the Friends of the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, BirdFest welcomes the birds back to their winter home at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge with hikes, crafts, bluegrass music, speakers, birding, and kayaking tours. For more information, visit the Friends of Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge website.

Hometown Celebration

First Saturday in December
Hometown Celebration kicks off the holiday season with a historic Old Town holiday celebration, artisans’ fair and market, trolley rides with Rudolph, kids crafts & activities fair, pictures with Santa, visits with the Grinch, dining, shopping and the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony with a dance performance, hot cocoa and a community sing-along.