Day 136 of 365…

I mentioned the Big Kahuna of Vancouver 4th of July extravaganza in a post earlier this week. But I also wanted to mention that Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 our very own City of Ridgefield, WA puts on their own all day event that is FREE to the community! They have been bringing this to us for over 100 years!

Ridgefield WABetween 7am and 10am you can head over and enjoy a pancake breakfast at the Ridgefield Community Center. From there the festivities just keep going. This wonderful little town will be the happening place to be tomorrow. The day will conclude with their own fireworks display at 10pm. If you haven’t been to Ridgefield before and feel like a short drive up I-5 I’d recommend you stop by. This town is very quaint and always a treat to visit.

Ridgefield, WA

The entire day looks like this (from their website):

7am – 10am Pancake Breakfast Firefighters Association
Ridgefield Community Center
210 N Main Avenue

8am Fun Runs
10K – $15 / $25 with tech shirt
5K – $10 / $20 with tech shirt
Day of race additonal $5.
N Main Avenue & Simons Street

10am Pet & Kid Pre-Parade
Along the Parade Route
Gather at corner of Pioneer Street & Main Avenue
Free Admission/No registration required

11am Fourth of July Parade (July 3rd)
“Show Your Red, White & Blue by Going Green”
N 4th Avenue & Division to N 8th Street & Pioneer Street

12pm-3:30pm Chicken & Salmon BBQ Lions Club
Abram’s Park (parking in Abram’s after parade)

12pm – 6pm Kids Day following the parade
Refuge Overlook Park – Pioneer Street & S Main Avenue
Face Painting, Creature Feature, Small Stage Entertainment
Childrens Inflatables
($5 Wrist Bands: includes all activities for all day)
Pie Eating Contest – free to all ages – 4:30 at stage

12pm – 6pm Food, Drink and Craft Vendors
Along city streets and park

6pm – 10pm Street Dance featuring The River City Band
S Main Avenue (All ages invited, free admission)

10pm – Close Fireworks Display – Free
Location to be announced the day of