First Saturdays

Wine & Chocolate Festival

Ridgefield’s First Saturday just got a little more delicious! On Saturday, Nov. 4, downtown Ridgefield and the SW Washington Wine Association are partnering to host a Wine & Chocolate Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Overlook Park. Sip delicious local wines paired with decadent chocolate treats—or buy a bottle of wine to take home. The wine-tasting event will be held under a heated tent with live music and ample seating, hot food, and local vendors. This 21-and-over gala is $10 to enter, and the fee includes a wine glass plus three tasting tokens. Additional tokens are $1 each. The first 300 guests will receive a hand-painted wine glass created especially for this occasion. Tickets may be purchased at the event or in advance online at Eventbrite.

Featured wineries include Emanar Cellars, English Estate Winery, Heisen House Vineyards, Burnt Bridge CellarsOlequa Cellars, Rezabek Vineyards, Stavalaura Vineyards, and Confluence Vineyard and Winery. Chocolate goodies to tempt you include artisan Moonstruck chocolate from Blue Heron Floral, chocolate cake bombs and chocolate dipped biscotti by Killabites, chocolate sourdough bread by Bakerchic’s, and all kinds of chocolate and chocolate foods from local chocolatiers and food vendors. While you sip and nibble, you can enjoy live music from Justin Sheehy and Faisal & Mitch.

If you’ve got kids, no worries! Downtown Ridgefield businesses will be open and offering sales and specials throughout town, and you can also browse the wares of Ridgefield Farmers Market vendors. The Old Liberty Theater will be hosting a Chocolate Bar featuring chocolate treats and hot cocoa. Merchants will offer chocolate tastings, and wine- and chocolate-based products. If you’re feeling expressive, write it on the Gratitude Graffiti display! And all ages are welcome to visit the Chickadee Arts & Crafts Bazaar at the Ridgefield Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.—complete with a Gingerbread House Contest!—sponsored by the Ridgefield Art Association. There will be non-alcoholic wine tasting, arts and crafts sales by local artisans, and free chocolate samples.

Wine & Chocolate Festival in Ridgefield

Ridgefield’s First Saturday just got a little more delicious! On Saturday, Nov. 4, downtown Ridgefield and the SW Washington Wine Association are partnering to host a Wine & Chocolate Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Overlook Park. Sip delicious local wines paired with decadent chocolate treats—or buy a bottle of wine to take home. The wine-tasting event will be held under a heated tent with live music and ample seating, hot food, and local vendors. This 21-and-over gala is $10 to enter, and the fee includes a wine glass plus three tasting tokens. Additional tokens are $1 each. The first 300 guests will receive a hand-painted wine glass created especially for this occasion. Tickets may be purchased at the event or in advance online at Eventbrite.

Featured wineries include Emanar Cellars, English Estate Winery, Heisen House Vineyards, Burnt Bridge CellarsOlequa Cellars, Rezabek Vineyards, Stavalaura Vineyards, and Confluence Vineyard and Winery. Chocolate goodies to tempt you include artisan Moonstruck chocolate from Blue Heron Floral, chocolate cake bombs and chocolate dipped biscotti by Killabites, chocolate sourdough bread by Bakerchic’s, and all kinds of chocolate and chocolate foods from local chocolatiers and food vendors. While you sip and nibble, you can enjoy live music from Justin Sheehy and Faisal & Mitch.

If you’ve got kids, no worries! Downtown Ridgefield businesses will be open and offering sales and specials throughout town, and you can also browse the wares of Ridgefield Farmers Market vendors. The Old Liberty Theater will be hosting a Chocolate Bar featuring chocolate treats and hot cocoa. Merchants will offer chocolate tastings, and wine- and chocolate-based products. If you’re feeling expressive, write it on the Gratitude Graffiti display! And all ages are welcome to visit the Chickadee Arts & Crafts Bazaar at the Ridgefield Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.—complete with a Gingerbread House Contest!—sponsored by the Ridgefield Art Association. There will be non-alcoholic wine tasting, arts and crafts sales by local artisans, and free chocolate samples.

First Saturday in Ridgefield: Health & Fitness Festival

Ridgefield’s first First Saturday of 2017 will help you get started on some of your New Year’s resolutions with a Health & Fitness Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7. This community event, which will be held at the warm and cozy Ridgefield Community Center, will feature more than 25 health and wellness vendors with offerings ranging from YMCA and Red Cross to yoga, massage, kayaking, horticulture therapy, and financial health. You can also pick up some fresh produce at the Ridgefield Farmer’s Market and browse original artworks by members of the Ridgefield Art Association.

The festival will spotlight free activities with exercise and fitness professionals who will get your whole family moving. There’s a fun run in Overlook Park, free body scans, stretching, the plank challenge, drum circle, and Zumba. Outside the community center, you can find the Pink Lemonade Project vehicle and food vendors. Free t-shirts will be given to the first arrivals, and there will be prize drawings for everyone! For the day’s complete schedule, click here.

And of course you can also get some exercise by walking through downtown and visiting the shops, biking along the waterfront, hiking a trail at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, or playing in one of the four downtown Ridgefield parks. The Ridgefield Community Center is located at 210 North Main St. in downtown Ridgefield. The event’s sponsors are the Vancouver Clinic and Tailored Fitness.

Get Fit in Ridgefield

Ridgefield’s first First Saturday of 2017 will help you get started on some of your New Year’s resolutions with a Health & Fitness Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7. This community event, which will be held at the warm and cozy Ridgefield Community Center, will feature more than 25 health and wellness vendors with offerings ranging from YMCA and Red Cross to yoga, massage, kayaking, horticulture therapy, and financial health. You can also pick up some fresh produce at the Ridgefield Farmer’s Market and browse original artworks by members of the Ridgefield Art Association.

The festival will spotlight free activities with exercise and fitness professionals who will get your whole family moving. There’s a fun run in Overlook Park, free body scans, stretching, the plank challenge, drum circle, and Zumba. Outside the community center, you can find the Pink Lemonade Project vehicle and food vendors. Free t-shirts will be given to the first arrivals, and there will be prize drawings for everyone! For the day’s complete schedule, click here.

And of course you can also get some exercise by walking through downtown and visiting the shops, biking along the waterfront, hiking a trail at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, or playing in one of the four downtown Ridgefield parks. The Ridgefield Community Center is located at 210 North Main St. in downtown Ridgefield. The event’s sponsors are the Vancouver Clinic and Tailored Fitness.