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First Saturdays

Come enjoy music, fun, food, family-friendly activities and a sense of community at downtown Ridgefield’s First Saturdays!

Participate in theme-related events and activities that include local artists displaying their work, sidewalk chalk drawing contests, athletic events, and other pop-up activities. You’ll also find the Farmer’s Market, sidewalk sales, outdoor concerts, local eateries and food vendors to enhance the festive atmosphere.

Want to be a vendor at a First Saturday? Visit the vendor page for the application, fees, and guidelines. 

Questions about First Saturdays?
Email us at Events@ridgefieldwa.us

Rest & Recharge

January 2023

Take the month to recharge for the new year. Stop by the event page and our Ridgefield First Saturdays Facebook page for some tips and tricks to successfully rest your brain and body!

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Bowls & Books

February 4, 2023

It’s a day full of fun national holidays! Take part in “National Take Your Child to the Library Day”, during Library Lovers Month, enjoy some soup or ice cream during “National Homemade Soup Day” and “National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day”.

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Arts Month Kickoff & Color Run

March 4, 2023

Kickoff Ridgefield Youth Arts Month with a 5K run or walk in Downtown Ridgefield!

Youth Arts Month is a partnership between Ridgefield School District and the Ridgefield Art Association encouraging young people to take part in artistic endeavors including literary, visual, musical, and performing arts. Youth Arts Month happens throughout the month of March with events taking place at all four district schools as well as at community businesses and organizations.

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Ridgefield Green + Clean

April 1, 2023

Take part in Ridgefield’s effort to keep the city clean and “green” with on-theme events, challenges, and activities


Spring Festival

May 6, 2023

Celebrate the anniversary of Ridgefield First Saturdays at our annual celebration of spring! 

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Big Paddle

June 3, 2023

Celebrate the Lewis River to Vancouver Lake Water Trail and our natural environment with a paddle on Lake River.

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Downtown Market & Street Fair

July 1, 2023

Kick off a celebratory, patriotic weekend with Farmers Market, vendors, and street sale in Downtown Ridgefield!

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City Days / Ridgefield Day of Festivals

August 5, 2023

Meet City employees, see equipment, and learn more about how your city works!

Ridgefield Day of Festivals: There are multiple events in Ridgefield on this day, including City Days, the Paddle for Life Dragon Boat Races, and the RAA Forrest Fair.

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Multicultural Festival

September 2, 2023

Celebrate diversity with your community through fun activities and games, crafts, performances, and educational opportunities.

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BirdFest and Bluegrass

October 7, 2023

Spend time Downtown and on the Refuge during the annual Friends of the Refuge festival! 

BirdFest & Bluegrass is a joint event planned in a partnership between the City of Ridgefield and the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge that includes vendors, community and birding activities, and a Bluegrass Pickers Festival.

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Make a Difference Month

November 2023

The Make A Difference Month Challenge returns for a third year! Complete weekly challenges that benefit our community throughout the month of November and track your progress. 

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Hometown Celebration

December 2, 2023

Celebrate the Holiday season in the Ridgefield tradition with Hometown Celebration! 

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