Community Signature Events 2019
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 12 5:30 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M.
The Downtown Ripon WineWalk is set to return on Friday, April 12. 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.
2019 CITY WIDE RUMMAGE SALES
Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27
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.
Saturday August 03 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!”
SEPTEMBERFEST 2019 – click here for complete schedule
Saturday September 21 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Downtown Ripon
This fall festival fills downtown Ripon with a host of attractions and happenings, including live entertainment, custom car and motorcycle show, GLAAS Dog Walk, plenty of dining opportunities.
WINE WALK 2019
Friday November 01 Downtown Ripon
The Downtown Ripon WineWalk is set to return on Friday, November 01. 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.
CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE 2019
November 08 & November 09
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 2019
December 06 – December 08 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 on Saturday, Fezziwig’s Festival on Friday , enjoy carriage rides, live reindeer display, and more!