10 Ways to Welcome Spring in Ridgefield

The March lion may be fierce, but never so much that we cease to look forward to spring. In fact, he may make us look forward to it even more! Spring is a sure thing and as we begin to come out of winter hibernation, we welcome activities and events that will celebrate the season. We’ve put together our top ten favorite ways to welcome spring in Ridgefield below – enjoy!


1. Eat at an Outdoor Cafe or Restaurant

Many of Ridgefield’s restaurants offer outdoor dining and it’s never too early to pull up a chair outside. Head downtown to TerraSole, 850° Wood Fired Pizza, Tequila Escape, Tazza Café, or Tablao; take a jaunt over to the east side of town and enjoy the outdoor patio at Milestone or Wooster Hollow. There are so many delicious options it’s a great time to start enjoying a meal or cup of coffee outside again.

Ballard Park by @michelewill22

2. Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Nothing says spring like the first round of golf, the fresh scent of earth on a hike along our beautiful network of trails, or fresh water fishing at Seth Low Pierrepont and Bennett’s Pond. You can also make the most of a sunny afternoon with a picnic at Ballard Park or Weir Farm National Historic Site!

Ridgefield Garden Club

3. Join an Outdoor Club

We’re lucky to have a range of clubs supporting outdoor activities, and if you enjoy blood-pumping cardio with friends, join the crews at the Ridgefield Bicycle Club or Ridgefield Running Club! If you’d like to share your pride in Ridgefield’s splendor, consider joining the Ridgefield Garden Club and be a part of the team that helps keep town beautiful.

Ridgefield Hardware Co.

4. Get Ready for Outdoor Living 

And speaking of the garden club, now’s the time to prepare our outdoor living areas! Plant seeds for herbs, vegetables and flowers, and get your patio or outdoor space ready. Stop into Ridgefield Hardware Co. to pick up various supplies such as tools, soil, seeds, candles, and more. And you can find everything you need for your deck and outdoor projects at Ridgefield Supply Company.

RPAC Art Center and Academy

5. Learn Something New

Spring sessions are about to begin! The Ridgefield Guild of Artists and RPAC Art Center offer art classes, and the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance boasts a fabulous dance program. And don’t forget to check out the library for a variety of programming for all ages!

Ridgefield Theater Barn

6. Attend a Performance

The arts scene in Ridgefield is enviable, and with so many new and ever-evolving programs, you’ll need to plan a few date nights! The Ridgefield Playhouse offers a robust calendar of various events from music to theater; catch ACT Theater’s Rock of Ages while it’s showing, or check out the Theater Barn for some fabulous entertainment.

First Sunday at Keeler Tavern Museum

7. Visit Historic Sites

With so much history all over town, taking a drive through the historic districts is a wonderful way to admire spring in bloom. Plan your drive and pass by several historic sites including the Keeler Tavern & Museum, The Scott House, and Peter Parley Schoolhouse; make it an outing and explore these town relics in-depth during their visiting hours.

Nod Hill Brewery

8. Enjoy Music & Trivia

Enjoy some live music and food trucks, or Trivia Night plus a local brew at Nod Hill Brewery. You’re sure to share a fun night with friends or a double-date filled with laughs!

Olley Court

9. Go Window Shopping

Look for fresh fashions for your family and your home. Pop into Olley Court, Bella Home, Sammy + Nat, and Miss Confident Boutique for treats for yourself, your children, and your home living spaces. (Spring cleaning just got a lot more fun!)

Pelo by Edgardo

10. Refresh Your Look

Winter can be harsh and oh so drying to the skin and hair. Clean up those weather-worn locks with a fresh haircut, or brighten up your color for the warmer months at one of our luxurious salons such as Pelo by Edgardo, Whip Salon, or Adam Broderick Salon & Spa.

Enjoy the start of this long-awaited season #inRidgefield!


Ridgefield ChamberThank you to the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce for supporting the Ridgefield community!