The Santa Cruz Paddlefest has Steamer Lane as host to an elite surfing competition of Surf Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards, and Waveskis.
Experience the BIG PADDLE for yourself
REGISTRATION IS ONLY REQUIRED FOR THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON PADDLES.
Admission to the event is free and all other activities are free.
There’s something for absolutely everyone on this fun-filled day on Lake River and along the waterfront. Breakfast, paddling, obstacle course, live music, beer & wine garden, birding & hiking, Paddler’s Village with vendors and activities, and a Totally Awesome Scavenger Challenge!
10:00AM Interpretive Paddle – REGISTER HERE
Flotilla of kayaks, big canoes and stand-up paddleboards launch for a two-hour interpretive tour. $5 event fee or $20 for groups up to 6 members. Event fee is deducted from rentals at Ridgefield/Alder Creek Kayak, with deduction single rental is $20. See www.aldercreek.com or call 360-727-4520 for kayak or stand-up paddleboard rentals.
12:30PM Recreational Paddle @ Waterfront
Enjoy a relaxing paddle with your own kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard OR rent your own. Register at Ridgefield/Alder Creek kayak. See www.aldercreek.com or call 360-727-4520.
For full event schedule and details see: http://ridgefieldwa.us/event/big-paddle/2017-06-03/
Birdfest & Bluegrass Celebration is back again this year!
Join the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Staff as they celebrate the return of the Sandhill Cranes to the Refuge and of the natural and cultural wealth of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. There will be events going on in town all weekend: Sandhill Crane tours, guided nature and bird walks, children’s activities, kayak tours, Chinookan Plankhouse tours, naturalist workshops, and the Birder’s Marketplace, featuring artists who concentrate on wildlife and/or nature themes. BirdFest attracts 3,000 – 5,000 people annually.