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Ridgefield Multicultural Festival
September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm UTC-7Free
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.
Live performances on the Overlook Park stage will occur on the following schedule:
• 9:15 AM – Traveling Day Society
• 10AM – Takohachi Japanese Drum & Dance
• 11AM – Maharaja Bhangra Indian Dance Group
• 12PM – Tepeyac Pre-Hispanic Dance Group
• 1PM – Spiritual Brothers Ghanaian Music, Dance & Magic
• 2PM – Master Oh’s Taekwondo
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.
Interested in volunteering at Multicultural Festival? Visit our website: https://ridgefieldwa.us/event/multicultural-festival/