The City of Ridgefield presents the Ridgefield Multicultural Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 3 at Overlook Park featuring music, dance, artisan vendors and food. This year’s theme is “Dance.”
The festival is free to the public and aims to celebrate culture at home and around the world. The rhythms of Melao de Cuba will return to the stage at 11 a.m. with salsa dance teachers to get the audience moving. New to this year’s festival are Titlakawan Aztec Tradition, Monalisa Arts, Pa’akai Productions Hawaiian Dance and the Southwest Washington Scottish Country Dancers. Vancouver Ballet Folklórico dancers will be back this year, and group leader Anna Brackney Cruz will be honored with the festival’s “Keeper of the Culture” award.
Festivalgoers will be able to purchase food from C&J BBQ, Hummus Hummus, Foodie Blues BBQ and Honu Hawaiian Shave Ice, as well as from Carts by the Park food trucks and local Ridgefield restaurants. Attendees also will be able to purchase items from artisan vendors and receive information from local businesses, nonprofits and community organizations. For complete information about the festival, visit ridgefieldwa.us/event/first-saturday-september/.