10 Special Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Ridgefield

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12th and it’s always fun to try something new for mom’s special day! We have you covered with ideas on how to make it an occasion to remember. Here are some special ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Ridgefield, including things to do, places to eat, and gift ideas she will love. And to all the moms out there, we wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day!

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center @artistrybyjudi

1. Explore gardens in bloom

Start the day off with a stroll through the gardens at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center where you can take an outdoor guided tour of the historic property, and see what’s in bloom at the Ballard Park gardens on Main Street! Or visit Weir Farm National Historical Park to get immersed in nature and explore the grounds and museum exhibits of Impressionist painter Julian Alden Weir.

Annual Plant Sale

2. Mother’s Day Plant Sale

Find mom’s favorite plants and flowers at the Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale on Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th from 9am to 2pm at the Ballard Park Greenhouse. The selection features annuals, perennials, native plants, vegetables and herbs, flowering hanging baskets, and floral designs by garden club members.


3. Treat mom to something sweet

Pick up a special treat for mom, whether it’s coconut macaroons and chocolate covered strawberries from Ross Bread or a set of elegantly decorated cupcakes from The Cake Box. And visit Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe for a special selection of gourmet chocolates and candy as a token of appreciation for mom.

Run Like a Mother 5K

4. Run Like a Mother

A Ridgefield favorite, the Annual Run Like a Mother 5K is a great way to honor all moms on Sunday, May 12th. Join the national movement to celebrate all mom’s on this special day!


5. Stroll down Main Street

Ridgefield comes to life this time of year with spring blooms and flower boxes all along Main Street. Enjoy a morning stroll with mom to view the latest window displays and specials at our local businesses and galleries while enjoying the spring sunshine.

RPAC Gallery

6. Visit Ridgefield’s art galleries

If mom has an appreciation for the arts, you can explore the latest exhibits around town together. Visit RPAC Gallery and D. Colabella Fine Art Gallery while you are on Main Street to view the works of their featured artists, or visit The Aldrich to view all the newest exhibits on display.

Spa day

7. Spa day with mom

If mom prefers experiences over gifts, then the gift of relaxation is the perfect treat! Make special appointments for a massage at Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, skincare treatments at The Gift MedSpa, or a cut and color at Whip Salon – or pick up a gift certificate that she can redeem when the time is right! For more great ideas, view the best salons and spas in Ridgefield.


8. Celebrate over a special meal

Enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day meal with the family at one of Ridgefield’s amazing restaurants! Many restaurants offer outdoor seating, so you can soak in the ambiance of spring while enjoying a special meal together. For more restaurant ideas, visit our Restaurant Directory.


9. An evening of entertainment

Enjoy an evening of classic music on Saturday, May 11th with Madama Butterfly (Puccini) – The Met Opera Live at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Or you can get tickets to ACT of CT’s upcoming performances of the award-winning “Kinky Boots” or another exciting upcoming show at The Ridgefield Playhouse!


10. Find a special gift for mom

Ridgefield is home to so many unique specialty shops with beautifully curated apparel, accessories, home decor, and more. Visit Main Street and Copps Hill Marketplace for a great selection of boutiques and shops that have a special gift ready for every mom! For inspiration and amazing gift ideas, visit our Shopping Directory.

We wish all moms a happy Mother’s Day in Ridgefield!
And let us know how you’re celebrating by tagging #inRidgefield