Ridgefield’s Fourth of July in photos

Charlotte Caudillo proudly displays her flag while watching the Fourth of July parade in Ridgefield on Thursday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Charlotte Caudillo proudly displays her flag while watching the Fourth of July parade in Ridgefield on Thursday. Photo by Mike Schultz

Photographer Mike Schultz spent the holiday in Ridgefield

Ridgefield has been doing the Fourth of July right for more than 100 years now.

Check off another year of excellence from the all-volunteer committee that organizes the city’s annual festival. Oh, and a shout-out to the city itself, and all the visitors — those from Ridgefield and those from beyond — who made 2024 yet another special year for a day sponsored by the colors of red, white, and blue.

“The patriotic spirit of America is alive and well in the City of Ridgefield,” organizers say on the Fourth of July Festival’s website. 

It is also important to note that the committee strives to keep the focus of the festival on honoring the nation’s birthday while not representing any political or religious agendas. It is a festival for all.

The main event has to be the parade as thousands of people line the route every year to celebrate Independence Day. 

Photographer Mike Schultz captured many images of the Fourth of July parade in Ridgefield.

Addiction Powersports had a powerful entry to the parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
Addiction Powersports had a powerful entry to the parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
Cub Scouts Pack 310 from Ridgefield showed off red, white, and club colors. Photo by Mike Schultz
Cub Scouts Pack 310 from Ridgefield showed off red, white, and club colors. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Washington State Patrol went old-school with one vehicle in Ridgefield’s Fourth of July parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Washington State Patrol went old-school with one vehicle in Ridgefield’s Fourth of July parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
But the Washington State Patrol also had a more modern look with another vehicle in the parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
But the Washington State Patrol also had a more modern look with another vehicle in the parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Ridgefield Spudder always has an intense look on his face, but trust us, he was having fun at the Ridgefield Fourth of July parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Ridgefield Spudder always has an intense look on his face, but trust us, he was having fun at the Ridgefield Fourth of July parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
The heat wave that hit Clark County this week is probably perfect for a Jawa, known for living on the desert planet of Tatooine. Photo by Mike Schultz
The heat wave that hit Clark County this week is probably perfect for a Jawa, known for living on the desert planet of Tatooine. Photo by Mike Schultz
The future's so bright, these dogs gotta wear shades at the Fourth of July parade in Ridgefield. Photo by Mike Schultz
The future’s so bright, these dogs gotta wear shades at the Fourth of July parade in Ridgefield. Photo by Mike Schultz
Pape Machinery salutes America at the Fourth of July parade in Ridgefield. Photo by Mike Schultz
Pape Machinery salutes America at the Fourth of July parade in Ridgefield. Photo by Mike Schultz
From new equipment to old, the parade had a lot of everything. Here, the Fort Vancouver Antique Equipment Association rolled into Ridgefield. Photo by Mike Schultz
From new equipment to old, the parade had a lot of everything. Here, the Fort Vancouver Antique Equipment Association rolled into Ridgefield. Photo by Mike Schultz
Ridgefield honored Dale Garcia, retired Navy, at the Fourth of July parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
Ridgefield honored Dale Garcia, retired Navy, at the Fourth of July parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
Friendly neighbors from La Center showed up to support Ridgefield’s Fourth of July parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
Friendly neighbors from La Center showed up to support Ridgefield’s Fourth of July parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
Every year, the crowds show up for the Fourth of July parade in Ridgefield. Organizers say 5,000 people visit the festival each year. Photo by Mike Schultz
Every year, the crowds show up for the Fourth of July parade in Ridgefield. Organizers say 5,000 people visit the festival each year. Photo by Mike Schultz
Can’t have a Fourth of July parade without Uncle Sam. Photo by Mike Schultz
Can’t have a Fourth of July parade without Uncle Sam. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Streissguth Family antique fire trucks were on display at the parade, too. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Streissguth Family antique fire trucks were on display at the parade, too. Photo by Mike Schultz
There were plenty of horses in the parade, too, including these from El-Rancho Viejo. Photo by Mike Schultz
There were plenty of horses in the parade, too, including these from El-Rancho Viejo. Photo by Mike Schultz
Joe Melroy was the grand marshal of this year’s Fourth of July parade in Ridgefield. Photo by Mike Schultz
Joe Melroy was the grand marshal of this year’s Fourth of July parade in Ridgefield. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Sons of the American Revolution reminded us of the importance of Independence Day. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Sons of the American Revolution reminded us of the importance of Independence Day. Photo by Mike Schultz
The parade also featured some aerial attractions with a flyover from the National Guard. Photo by Mike Schultz
The parade also featured some aerial attractions with a flyover from the National Guard. Photo by Mike Schultz

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