Can’t come to the library’s Grand Opening celebration today at 10:30? Here’s a link to a video that gives a tour of the library.
We’re having a Grand Opening Celebration of the new Ridgefield Library on July 9 from 10:30 am to 2 pm! You’re invited to this outdoor celebration for all ages as part of downtown Ridgefield’s Main Street Day. There will be activities for kids throughout the event, including an art bar, a balloon artist, and strolling performers. Storybook characters will be in downtown businesses, and families and kids will get a passport that can be checked off if they go in and talk to the character. When the card is full of stamps, the family brings it back to the library for Main Street moola or a book from the Friends group.
Events start at 10:30 am with a flag ceremony and speakers, followed by the ribbon cutting, Foundation donor presentation, and music from Fort Vancouver Pipe Band.
Ridgefield Lions will serve hot dogs to the first 150 people after the ceremony.
I encourage you to attend. It’s been a long haul and we owe a big round of applause to the Ridgefield community for helping raise the money to build this fine facility.
We’re celebrating our new library at 210 N Main Avenue in Ridgefield! You’re invited to this outdoor ribbon cutting and celebration for all ages on July 9 from 10:30 am to 2 pm. We’ll kick off the festivities with a flag ceremony, hear from local elected leaders and library officials, and enjoy music from Fort Vancouver Pipe Band. There will be activities for kids throughout the event, including a passport activity through downtown Ridgefield, an art bar, a balloon artist, and strolling performers. Ridgefield Lions will serve hot dogs to the first 150 people at noon.
8AM: Ridgefield Runners Independence Day 5K/10K
Register online and find details from Run Ridgefield: https://runridgefield.com/independence-run
10AM Pet & Kid Pre-Parade
Since we are unable to have a parade with spectators, we suggest the kids and pooches gets colored up and come on downtown to the festival events. Animals must be on a leash at all times and be prepared to clean up after them.
10AM – 3PM: 4th of July Festival in Downtown Ridgefield:
Car Cruise-In: Sponsored by the Sportsman Public House: Check out the vintage and classic cars parked in the streets around downtown outside The Sportsman. To register an entry, call 360.887.0329
Davis Park: Vendors, Kids games and activities.
RACC on Pioneer: Vendors, old-fashion games, and kids games.
Overlook Park: Hi-Fidelity Entertainment with street dancing
Dancing at a distance in the plaza and street corner led by Craig Brown.
2PM: Pie eating contest: Five categories, ages 6-15. Sign-ups are first to fill time slots, day of event at the Souvenir booth in Overlook Park.
Judging for the Patriotic Parade of Homes:
Decorate your homes to the MAX in all its glory. Think of how much effort we put into decorating our homes at Christmas, but do it for July with red, white, and blue or whatever July 4th looks like to you. If you’re in the city limits, submit your address to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st and judges will drive by on July 3rd. The 10 best decorated will receive a trophy.
FIRST EVER LASER LIGHT SHOW – Abrams Park
Seating at 8:30PM, Show starts at 9:45PM. The committee has researched an alternative to fireworks and found a fantastic laser light show put on by NU-SALT LASER. They have performed shows in the movie Bridesmaids, ESPN, The Grammy’s, Warner Bros., and MTV. Follow link to view details and sign-up by July 2, 2021