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.

Spring Clean-Up

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

Garden Club Plant Sale

The Garden Club hosts an annual plant sale on the last Thursday and Friday of April at the Ridgefield School District Maintenance Building in downtown Ridgefield.

Farmers Market

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, and crafts on Mill Street next to the Ridgefield Community Center. For more information, visit the website at

Paddle, Pedal, and Picnic

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 event highlights the natural resources and history of the 32 miles of easily paddled waterways in western Clark County, the Lower Columbia River Water Trail, the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and assorted land trails. The flotilla paddles for close to two hours, visiting historic, cultural and environmental sites along the waterway before returning to the Port launch site.

Fourth of July Parade and Events 

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

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.

National Night Out

On the first Tuesday of each August, the City sponsors National Night Out in Abrams Park. National Night Out is a community-based event aimed at strengthening neighborhood spirit and heightening anti crime and drug prevention awareness.

Port of Ridgefield Ice Cream Social

The Port of Ridgefield sponsors an annual ice cream social at Overlook Park in late summer. The event provides root beer floats, raffle prizes, socializing fun, and the opportunity to meet the Port Commissioners and learn about Port projects. For more information, visit this website.

Ridgefield Heritage Celebration

The Heritage Celebration Committee is an independent, nonprofit organization that sponsors an annual celebration in September each year at the Ridgefield Community Center and at the Cathlopotle Plank House.


Hosted by the Friends of the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge every October, 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 this website. 


Hometown Celebration

Hometown Celebration kicks off the holiday season on the first Saturday of December through an historic Old Town holiday celebration, artisans' fair and market, and the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.

First Friday

Local businesses host an evening of activities with food, wine tastings, music, and a chance to meet your neighbors the first Friday of each month.