As part of the City’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update, the Parks Division is hosting a community outreach event on Wednesday, September 4th at Davis Park starting at 6pm.
The Parks and Recreation Plan will guide the City’s efforts for providing high quality, community-driven parks, trails and recreational opportunities in Ridgefield. Citizens are invited to stop by Davis Park between 6 and 8 PM to share thoughts with staff and Parks Board members about the future of Ridgefield’s park and recreation opportunities and what amenities that are important to them. The Parks Division will also be handing out ice cream bars and popsicles.
This is the last of three outreach events this year. Your feedback is appreciated.
We are excited to announce Ridgefield’s 2nd Multicultural Festival!
Sept. 7th | 9am – 3pm Downtown Ridgefield
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT THE 2019 EVENT! CHECK BACK HERE FOR DETAILS FOR NEXT YEARS EVENT, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2020!
Celebrate what makes us great! Come say hello to your community, have tons of fun and learn about different cultures!
It’s the second annual Ridgefield Multicultural Festival! Spend the day in downtown Ridgefield to connect with your community, have fun, and learn about different cultures! The event will showcase Ridgefield’s traditional heritage and introduce visitors to cultures from around the world through live music, dance performances, storytelling, sporting events, kids activities and a wide range of ethnic vendors.
The Multicultural Festival Vendor Village will open at 9 AM in Overlook Park and feature Farmer’s Market, First Saturday, and Multicultural vendors; and food vendors serving Indian cuisine, BBQ and other ethnic dishes. Many hands-on activities will be offered at vendor booths, as well as a Passport Activity that explores the history and customs of other nations. Visit the Native American Village, a section of the festival dedicated to showcasing the Chinook Indian Nation and its history in the Ridgefield area; immerse yourself in indigenous culture with hands on activities, children’s crafts, music, demonstrations , and artisan vendors. Read on below for a schedule of events.
Explore downtown Ridgefield and visit the Family History Zone at Ridgefield Community Library or DISCover Golf Course at Davis Park. Old Liberty Theater will have two showings during the festival: Kirikou and the Sorceress at 2PM (children’s matinee), Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World at 7PM. For more details, see the City’s website at www.ridgefieldwa.us.
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. Fill out a flag application here.
9AM Opening and Welcome
9AM Multicultural Vendor Village opens
Farmer’s Market, First Saturday and Multicultural vendors
Food vendors including Stanwich, C&J BBQ, Chutneys & Foodie Blues
2PM Children’s matinee Kirikou and the Sorceress @ Old Liberty Theater
Native American Village Learn about the Chinook Indian Nation and its history in the Ridgefield area. Immerse yourself in indigenous culture with hands on activities, children’s crafts, interactive maps of the local languages and tribes, and artisan vendors to enjoy. Chinook Artist Greg Robinson will be one site exhibiting his carvings, as well as doing some carving during the event.
“We are a progressive organizing group, bringing together people in Ridgefield, Washington.
“Humanities Washington’s mission is to spark conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state.”
“Kaiser Permanente was founded on the radically simple idea that everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy life. That’s why you can find high-quality care and coverage in one place.”
“Serving hand-crafted boutique coffees from around the world. These specialty coffees are roasted fresh and locally by Stumptown Coffee Roasters.”
Lava Java is raising money for Multicultural Festival by selling origami art by owner Phuong Tran at the coffee shop, located at 2 S 56th Pl, Suite 102. Artwork will be on sale throughout the month of August. Stop by and check it out!
“We work with American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native artists and communities to promote revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures across the United States.”
“Yaculta supports Perkins Pacific, Pacific Power Group, Southwest Products and the Nordstrom Family Office by providing leadership, finance, IT, accounting and marketing services to enhance the day-to-day operations at each company.”
The Ridgefield Art Association is dedicated to promoting art in the community.
Resilience and Resurgence is the theme for the 2019 Second Sunday Series. As we revitalize the Refuge’s oak woodlands, we turn an eye towards those that have shaped this landscape Since Time Immemorial. As always, our series will highlight issues most closely related to the work we do here at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
May 4-5 – Opening Weekend May 12 – Indigenous Resilience and Resurgence June 9 – Oaksploration July 14 – Tending the Wild with Fire August 11 – Traditional Technologies September 8 – Ancestors and Elders October 12-13 – Closing Weekend
The Plankhouse is also open every Saturday and Sunday May 1st-October 13th, 12 PM-4PM.
The Big Paddle Committee invites you to join us on the Ridgefield Waterfront for Rake the River!
Volunteers of all ages are needed on Monday, September 9th to help clean up litter and marine debris along the riverbank, and in Lake River itself. All supplies and training will be provided. Parent or Guardian must sign waivers for minors to participate.
We will be cleaning up from the river bank and also in the river if you are able. If you have watercraft and feel comfortable tackling a section of the river or the opposite side of the river bank, please do.
Show your support for a bigger, better library! Dine in or take out by calling (360) 887-7200 during this special fundraiser (4pm to 9pm). 10% of all food and beverage sales will go to support the Ridgefield Library Building Project and Vinnie’s will match the 10%.
All of the funds raised by the event will go toward the Ridgefield Main Street mission to revitalize the Ridgefield downtown area.
History of Oktoberfest, originally a celebration of a royal wedding, began over 200 years ago in a field in Munich, Germany. It’s now the largest festival on earth, with people coming all over the world to celebrate Bavarian culture and, of course, drink beer. But it’s not necessary to leave the United States to celebrate Oktoberfest. Many towns across the country – including Ridgefield – have embraced their German heritage, putting together their own festivals.
Saturday, September 14th 2019 Old Liberty Theater kicks off its concert season with Wind Fields. showtime is 7:30 pm admission is $15 all ages welcome doors open at 6:45 for advance tickets call 360 887-7260. Tickets also available day of show.
Wind Fields is an original song-driven rock group based out of Callahan, CA. They are described by their fans as, “entertainingly dark and twisty”. Their appreciation for older pop music drives their sound into short and sweet arrangements with quick changes and often danceable beats. Their memorable and gritty performances have gained attention from established touring bands in the Portland area as well as southern Oregon. One of their songs, “The Darkness”, was featured in a short film which was premiered at the Ashland, Oregon Film Festival.
Opening for Wind Fields will be solo artist Max Hay, providing a double dose of comedy that is balanced by expressive musicianship as Max shifts smoothly between genres and styles.
We are happy to announce that we will be teaming up with Three Brothers Winery to hold a Fundraising Cornhole Tournament. This will be a GREAT event at an AMAZING Winery too support a WONDERFUL Non Profit Organization… “INNOVATIVE SERVICES NW!”
Additional information about the event… Register as a team of two with a $100 donation per team Registration includes two drink tickets Cash prizes for top three teams Raffle prizes! Food, beer, and wine available for purchase Hosted by Columbia River Cornhole at the 3 Brothers Winery, 2411 NE 244th Street Ridgefield, WA 98642
Based on the acclaimed book by media scholar Robert McChesney, this film trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy in the age of fake news, filter bubbles, and Facebook security breaches. In a wide-ranging analysis that moves from the development of the internet as a publicly funded project in the late 1960s to its full-scale commercialization today, McChesney traces how the democratizing potential of the web is being radically compromised by the logic of capitalism and the unaccountable power of a handful of telecom and tech monopolies.
Special guest speaker- Cindy Black from Fix Democracy First!
Share thoughts and questions during our moderated post film community discussion. Free, donations appreciated.
Our next Sip & Craft with our friends at 3 Brothers Winery has been added to the calendar! Save the date and join us, Friday September 27th for an evening of Fall crafting fun, tasty, award winning wines and yummy snacks.
Crafts will include: 1. Custom blended home scent diffusers 2. Custom blended Fall candles 3. Velvet pumpkins 4. Harvest signs