Community Signature Events 2020
The goal of Chamber events is to share Ripon with visitors and friends – welcoming them to experience our lively city and friendly people. While these community “celebrations” take months to plan with help from many Chamber members, each draws hundreds of visitors to the Ripon area for shopping, dining, outdoor adventures and area attractions.
SPRING WINE WALK
Friday April 17 5:30 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M.
The Downtown Ripon WineWalk is set to return on Friday, April 17. During the event, which takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, businesses throughout the historic district will become “tasting rooms” where attendees may sample up to 20 different wines throughout the evening. Numerous businesses will be open late during the event to provide you with an adequate dose of shopping therapy. Tickets for the Spring Wine Walk will go on sale in February of 2020. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for full details.
2020 CITY WIDE RUMMAGE SALES
Friday April 24 and Saturday April 25
Enjoy as community residents host rummage sales for those new to you treasures. Complete details and locations are available in the Ripon Commonwealth Press/Express published prior to the event.
COOKIE DAZE 2020
Saturday August 01 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. • Barlow Park
Cookie Daze is a mostly free celebration for children with lots of contests, games, and of course, cookies! Cookie Daze celebrates July 11, 1992 – the day Ripon baked the biggest cookie the world had ever seen. Filled with 3.8 million chocolate chips and measuring 34 feet in diameter, “Ripon accomplished something no one had ever done before,” according to the Ripon Commonwealth Press. Today’s Cookie Daze draws crowds of families readied for the annual “cookie drop!”
Saturday September 19 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Downtown Ripon
This fall festival fills downtown Ripon with a host of attractions and happenings, including live music, custom car and motorcycle show, GLAAS Dog Walk, artisan vendors, kids activities, and plenty of dining opportunities. The musical lineup for 2020 includes performances by the Tuba Dan Band, Mecan River Ramblers, and The Presidents
WINE WALK 2020
Friday November 06 Downtown Ripon
The Downtown Ripon WineWalk is set to return on Friday, November 06. During the event, which takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, businesses throughout the historic district will become “tasting rooms” where attendees may sample up to 20 different wines throughout the evening. Numerous businesses will be open late during the event to provide you with an adequate dose of shopping therapy. Tickets for the event will go on sale September 1, 2020.
CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE 2020
November 13 & November 14
This weekend–long celebration kicks of the holiday shopping season as we transform Downtown Ripon into a quaint Christmas Village complete with Carriage Rides, Reindeer, Holiday Decorations, and Jolly Ole Saint Nick himself.
DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS 2020
December 04 – December 06 throughout Ripon
This weekend–long Christmas celebration illuminates Ripon in its finest. Ripon’s downtown is dense with twinkling lights and living windows, carriage rides, live music and holiday cheer. During the weekend, an Enchanted Forest and Living Nativity delight visitors, the Tour of Homes showcases the area’s most historic, modern and beautiful houses, and children relish Breakfast with Santa. Living Windows will once again be on Saturday from 5:30-7:30pm, the Dickens Holiday Parade will be held on Friday at 6:30pm.