Community Events & Green Events
Birdfest & Bluegrass
To Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 10:00pm
A community-wide festival on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and downtown Ridgefield beginning with the movie "Love They Nature" on Friday at 7PM. On Saturday, Enjoy a Picker's Festival, family friendly activites, an indoor & outdoor marketplace, food vendors, beer garden and live performances downtown. Saturday and Sunday, visit the Cathlapotle Plankhouse, hands-on birding photography, sandhill crane hikes, kayak tours and more on Lake River and the Refuge.
For a full schedule of activities, see https://
FRIDAY, October 6: Movie @ Old Liberty Theater – Love Thy Nature
Narrated by Liam Neeson takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.
9:00-3:00 @ Overlook Park
Birdfest Scavenger Hunt Bingo begins – City
Book Sale by Friends of the Ridgefield Library
Scarecrow dance performance with Wizard of Oz characters
First Nations Drum & Flute Circle and dancing
Food vendors including Fry Bread and Indian Tacos
Family Zone Activities
Make your own Bluegrass Band instruments and perform on the stage
Make your own birdfeeder and nature journal.
Participate in Turkey Vulture inspired games.
Create & Name your own Turkey Vulture Drawing – RAA
10:00 Davis Park Rededication by Ridgefield Garden Club
10:00 and 11:00 Storytimes @ Ridgefield Community Library
10-5:00 Birder’s Marketplace @ Ridgefield Community Center
Nature inspired arts & crafts for sale.
10:00 Beer Garden Opens @ Overlook Park, sponsored by Buckets Restaurant
10:30 & 1:30 Kayak Tours @ Ridgefield Kayak
Visit aldercreek.com/ridgefield-birdfest-bluegrass-paddle for information and registration.
1:00-3:00 Youth Art Show and Sculpture Dedication @ Union Ridge Elementary School
3:30 Audubon Live Bird Show @ Union Ridge Elementary School
4:30-6:30 Big Canoe Paddle by Estuary Partnership @ Ridgefield Public Boat Launch
5:00 “The Turkey Vulture: Love at Second Sight” – Presentation by Dan Varland, Coastal Raptors; bird conversations and comic bird sing-alongs with Tony Starlight
Bluegrass Picker’s Festival at various locations around town – ALL DAY
Open mics, plenty of pickin’ & grinnin’ and unscheduled jams
Ridgefield’s Best Birdseed available @ downtown merchants
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY @ Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Cathlapotle Plankhouse Tours, Hands-on Birding Photography, Geology Walks, waturalist lead hikes, sandhill crane tours, kids activities and crafts, Chinookan Cultural Activities, and MORE.
SUNDAY, October 8, 3:30PM: Traditional Salmon Bake @ Cathlapotle Plankhouse
Buttons with Benefits are available for $5 at participating merchants: free ice cream at Zebrun’s Starliner, raffle ticket, entry to bluegrass locations and the keynote presentation, and MORE!
113 S Main Ave
Ridgefield, WA 98642