Three separate events scheduled on the day include Ridgefield First Saturdays, Paddle for Life Dragon Boat Races, and the inaugural Ridgefield Art Association Forest Fair
RIDGEFIELD – Area residents will have the opportunity to enjoy a full day of festivities in Downtown Ridgefield on Sat., Aug. 6. Three separate events scheduled on the day are coordinated to create a fun day for all: Ridgefield First Saturdays, Paddle for Life Dragon Boat Races, and the inaugural Ridgefield Art Association Forest Fair.
All events are free admission and C-TRAN will offer a free shuttle bus between the event locations so attendees can park near one and visit all three.
Ridgefield First Saturdays – Overlook and Davis Park, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
August First Saturday is City Days. Attendees can visit City Days at Davis Park (N Main Ave and Mill St) to learn all about the city of Ridgefield and the work that is done in the community. Learn about stormwater and protecting the waterways, check out a plow truck, street sweeper, flail mower, backhoe and vac truck and learn how they are used on streets and parks, learn about the park and trail network, upcoming park and trail development projects and how to leave no trace, and find ways to stay connected with the city and your community. Don’t forget to check out all of the Ridgefield Farmers Market and First Saturday vendors at Overlook Park (Main Ave. and Pioneer St.) Vendors will be selling fresh produce, artisan bread and pastries, dog treats, handmade jewelry, signs, and décor, snacks, clothing, candles and so much more.
Dragon Boat Races – Ridgefield Waterfront, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Organizers are excited to welcome the Paddle for Life Dragon Boat Races back to Ridgefield for the third year. Each year, Paddle for Life organizes Dragon Boat Races to support local Clark County charities working in the community; the 2022 race will support Camp Mariposa. Camp Mariposa is led by Lifeline Connections mental health professionals for youth affected by the substance use disorder of a loved one. Attendees can watch Community and Club Teams paddle down a 250-meter course to the finish line in dragon boats from the Ridgefield Waterfront on the west end of Pioneer Street.
Forest Fair – Abrams Park, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Ridgefield Art Association is producing a new event, the Ridgefield Forest Fair at Abrams Park. It is an Art-Music-and Family Fair all rolled into one. Attendees can visit Abrams Park, located at the end of Division St in Downtown Ridgefield, for artisan booths, live music, food, family fun, Tiny Parade, Tiny Garden Contest, and a beer and wine garden.
Don’t miss these three signature events – visit Downtown Ridgefield on Sat., Aug. 6.
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