10 Summer Date Night Ideas to Experience in Ridgefield


Ridgefield is the perfect date night town! With lots of exciting things to do around town, fabulous restaurants, and a steady stream of music, theater and entertainment, there’s always something new for date night experiences. Take a look at our favorite ideas for a romantic night for two around town. Happy date night #inRidgefield!

Prospector Theater @humbly.alex

1. Classic Movie Night

Enjoy a classic movie night at The Prospector Theater with this summer’s latest releases, plus their special gourmet popcorn! View the list of showtimes. Then head over to one of Ridgefield’s fabulous restaurants and get a taste of one of our favorite summer meals in Ridgefield with your special someone.


2. Casual Tastings and Live Music

Enjoy a fun, casual summer day at Nod Hill Brewery, where you can find an array of modern hop-forward beers, traditionally-minded European styles, and oak-aged ales, along with live music every Thursday and Saturday. Add to that their rotating food trucks featuring creative seasonal specialties for the perfect casual date.


3. Main Street Experience

If you’re new to Ridgefield, then exploring Main Street is a perfect place to start. Take a walk downtown where you can explore Ridgefield’s favorite shops and restaurants. Get to know our town with Museum in the Streets featuring fun historical facts about Ridgefield, gawk at the beautiful colonial residential architecture, and be sure to stop by Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe for a scoop of ice cream or two!


4. Artsy & Romantic

For the artsy couple, there are many galleries that you’ll have fun exploring together. Start at The Aldrich where you’ll find an outdoor installation and this summer’s featured exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone. Then explore the galleries on Main Street including RPAC Gallery and D. Colabella Fine Art Gallery. And save the date for the annual Art Walk by Ridgefield Guild of Artists kicking off on August 26th, 2022.


5. Elegant Dining in the Garden

For an elegant dining experience in the garden among the summer blooms make reservations at Bernard’s, one of Ridgefield’s award-winning (and quite romantic) restaurants. Or enjoy casual dining in a lively atmosphere at Sarah’s Wine Bar featuring live music every Wednesday through Saturday.

Summer of Love Concert

6. The Playhouse Experience

Get tickets to a night of unforgettable entertainment for two! Enjoy a night of music at Glen Burtnik’s Summer Of Love Concert on July 31st, or a celebrity softball game followed by a VIP BBQ and a concert with Bernie Williams on August 13th! For more, view all upcoming performances


7. Escape to Nature

For the adventurous couple that loves to explore nature, Ridgefield has amazing trails and parks to visit. Start your day by hiking up the blue trail for a panoramic view at Seth Low Pierrepont State Park or explore the grounds and gardens at Weir Farms National Historic Site. Then spend the day at Martin Park Beach to enjoy swimming, volleyball nets, and kayak, paddle board, and paddleboat rentals.


8. Picnic in the Park

For a “DIY Date Night” – dine al fresco at Ballard Park by packing a picnic for two with gourmet items from 109 Cheese & Wine or pick up a dinner to-go from one of Ridgefield’s fabulous restaurants. Make sure to bring chairs to enjoy an evening of live music at Ridgefield’s CHIRP Concerts every Tuesday and Thursday night in the summer.


9. International Escape

Escape from the everyday with Ridgefield’s international cuisine offerings. Enjoy organic Latin fusion cuisine at Tequila Escape, French bistro classics at Luc’s or Sucre Sale, and classic authentic Italian at Gallo, TerraSole or Posa Ristorante. For award-winning Japanese cuisine, visit Mannen. For a casual escape to the Greek Islands, experience the authentic Greek platters and Mediterranean specialities at Gyro on Pita.

10. Relaxing Getaway

For a weekend of indulgence and relaxation, make reservations for a couples massage at Susi Laura Massage or enjoy spa treatments for two at Adam Broderick Salon & Spa. And to make a weekend of it, book a night at the West Lane Inn or The Fountain Inn for the ultimate romantic bed and breakfast experience with your sweetheart.

What is your favorite way to enjoy date night in Ridgefield? 
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