Photo gallery: Area residents turn out for the annual Ridgefield 4th of July Celebration

Downtown Ridgefield was a popular place to be Monday, especially during the 4th of July Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
Downtown Ridgefield was a popular place to be Monday, especially during the 4th of July Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz

Area residents and visitors turned out in droves Monday for the annual Ridgefield 4th of July Celebration. After two years of restrictions due to the COVID pandemic, the more than 100-year-old event returned to a full schedule of activities this year.

The day got underway with the Fun Run, followed by the Pet & Kid Pre-Parade. The event centerpiece, the 4th of July Parade followed at 11 a.m. as the 4th of July Festival and other activities were taking place throughout the city including live entertainment and street dancing. There was even a Pie Eating Contest.

The day concluded with a Laser Light Show in Abrams Park.
Here is a look at that day’s events through the camera lens of photographer Mike Schultz of Schultz Photography.

The VFW Post 44 presented the Color Guard at the Ridgefield 4th of July Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
The VFW Post 44 presented the Color Guard at the Ridgefield 4th of July Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
There were plenty of flags flying Monday at the Ridgefield 4th of July Parade, including this one offered by TLC Towing. Photo by Mike Schultz
There were plenty of flags flying Monday at the Ridgefield 4th of July Parade, including this one offered by TLC Towing. Photo by Mike Schultz
Stretch The Clown delighted the youngsters during the Ridgefield 4th of July Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
Stretch The Clown delighted the youngsters during the Ridgefield 4th of July Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Streissguth Family Fire Engine provided a little nostalgia for the Ridgefield 4th of July Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Streissguth Family Fire Engine provided a little nostalgia for the Ridgefield 4th of July Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
Panda the Therapy Llama greeted attendees during the Ridgefield 4th of July Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
Panda the Therapy Llama greeted attendees during the Ridgefield 4th of July Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Miss Teen La Center Float and participants made an appearance at the Ridgefield 4th of July Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Miss Teen La Center Float and participants made an appearance at the Ridgefield 4th of July Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
What would a parade be without candy for the children? Photo by Mike Schultz
What would a parade be without candy for the children? Photo by Mike Schultz
The Oregon Air National Guard F-15s performed a flyover Monday. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Oregon Air National Guard F-15s performed a flyover Monday. Photo by Mike Schultz
There were even dinosaur races at Monday’s Ridgefield 4th of July Celebration. Photo by Mike Schultz
There were even dinosaur races at Monday’s Ridgefield 4th of July Celebration. Photo by Mike Schultz
Curly The Camel, shown here with Owner Jeff Siebert, is a Clark County legend. Photo by Mike Schultz
Curly The Camel, shown here with Owner Jeff Siebert, is a Clark County legend. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Clark County Fair Equestrian Court made one of their many appearances in advance of this year’s Clark County Fair. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Clark County Fair Equestrian Court made one of their many appearances in advance of this year’s Clark County Fair. Photo by Mike Schultz
There were no shortage of cute inmates at the Ridgefield 4th of July Kids Parade. Shown here are Sylvia Petty and Jack Bononcini. Photo by Mike Schultz
There were no shortage of cute images at the Ridgefield 4th of July Kids Parade. Shown here are Sylvia Petty and Jack Bononcini. Photo by Mike Schultz

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