Ridgefield First Saturday: Play in the Park

Sat Aug 3 - 9:00am-2:30pm

Saturday, August 3rd is Ridgefield First Saturday: Play in the Park – Find Adventures in Your Own Backyard! Bring some chairs or a picnic blanket and Join us in downtown Ridgefield for a day outdoors with food, friendship, and fun.

At Overlook Park, come for First Saturday festivities including Farmer’s Market and First Saturday vendors, a used book sale with Friends of Ridgefield Library, kids crafts, backyard games, and volleyball. Listen to live summertime music from Richie Bean. Enjoy an off-off-off Broadway performance, “Arsenic & Cloisonne,” written and directed by resident Bob Mayfield and performed by local residents you may recognize, at 10 am. Compete in teams or individuals in a Cornhole Contest (with prizes!) at 11. Enjoy morning activities then have a picnic in the park with box lunches and snacks available for purchase, and free watermelon slices! A First Saturday Wine Garden with Rose and Sangria from Windy Hills Winery will open at 11:30 am. After lunch, Train Like an Astronaut as you blast off with easy exercises and field games that make fitness fun with Ridgefield Community Library.

Explore Downtown Ridgefield with a History Walking tour from Clark County Historical Museum beginning at Overlook Park at 9 am (register in advance at www.cchmuseum.org). Or experience Ridgefield from the water on a “Blackberries & Birds” guided kayak paddle on Lake River with Alder Creek/Ridgefield Kayak (preregister at www.aldercreek.com or call 360-727-4520). When you are finished with your tour, pick up a refreshing root beer float at Old Liberty Theater.


9-2: First Saturday Festivities
-Farmer’s Market & First Saturday vendors
-Used Book Sale with Friends of Ridgefield Library
-Kids crafts, backyard games, & volleyball
-Live summertime music with Whitehead & Munsey

9AM – Blackberries & Birds Guided Kayak Paddle on Lake River
hosted by Alder Creek/Ridgefield Kayak. Preregister online or call 360-727-4520.

9AM – History Walking Tour begins @ Overlook Park
hosted by Clark County Historical Museum. Read more and register in advance online.

10AM – Live “Play” in the Park: Arsenic & Cloisonne
written and directed by Bob Mayfield. Performed by local residents you may recognize.

11AM-Noon – Cornhole Contest
teams or individuals compete for prizes! No pre-registration required.

11-2PM – Picnic Time
-Box lunches available for purchase
-Lots of snacks: roasted nuts, popcorn & cotton candy
-Free watermelon slices
-Bring your own lunch and find a picnic table or blanket on the grass

11:30AM – Wine Garden Opens
with Windy Hills Winery

12:30-2:30PM – Train Like an Astronaut
hosted by Ridgefield Community Library. Blast off with easy exercises and field games that make fitness fun.

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