Celebrate Summer! Fabulous July Events in Ridgefield

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July is the season for celebration, entertainment, and soaking up the summer sun! Join us in experiencing the best Ridgefield with exciting performances, family-fun events, and nature’s beauty all around us during this fabulous summer season. We look forward to seeing you #inRidgefield!

Yoga in the Garden
Fridays beginning July 1st
Weir Farm National Historical Park
Join us every Friday evening to unwind, renew and reconnect to nature in the serenity of Weir Farm National Historical Park’s stunning gardens. No registration required, just bring your yoga mat and water bottle and experience how the park can improve your physical and mental wellbeing with yoga instructor Suzan Converse. Learn more

July 4th Celebration
Monday, July 4th
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Mark your calendars for the return of our July 4th Celebration commemorating the opening day of our museum on July 4, 1966! The historic tavern museum will be open for station tours, we’ll have an official reading of the Declaration of Independence, and there will be fun family games and activities, slices of watermelon for visitors of all ages, and live music by the always popular Angry O’Haras. Learn more

50th Birthday Bash!
Saturday, July 9th
Woodcock Nature Center
Join us for a celebration for the whole family of all things Woodcock! Learn about our history as a nature center over the past 50 years, meet our animals, make some nature art, enjoy our playground, set out on a birthday-themed scavenger hunt, live music, snacks and drinks for purchase and of course… a birthday treat and party favors! Get tickets

Enjoying a day at Keeler Tavern Museum.
Woodcock Nature Center's 50th Birthday Bash

Town of Ridgefield Fireworks
Saturday, July 9th
Ridgefield High School
Join us at the Town of Ridgefield’s Fireworks! Purchase a parking pass ($20 per car) online or in person at Town Hall or Fairfield County Bank. Only one ticket is necessary per car, please have your printed order confirmation or ticket on your dashboard and ready at the gate. No grills or alcohol are permitted. Gates open at 6pm! Fireworks start at dusk. Learn more

Melissa McGuire’s Cabaret Show
Saturday, July 9th
Ridgefield Theater Barn
As part of the RTB Lounge series, the Theater Barn is presenting Melissa McGuire: Give Me The Simple Life. Known for her fabulous voice and charming wit, Mrs. McGuire will regale audiences with Broadway and jazz standards from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s in a unique cabaret, story-telling evening. The seating is cabaret-style, and patrons are encouraged to bring food and drink to enjoy before the show. Get tickets

Wynton Marsalis
Sunday, July 10th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Join us in the lobby before the show for a complimentary wine tasting and art exhibit! Wynton Marsalis is widely regarded as one of the most distinguished and accomplished trumpeters to have ever played the instrument. He is a 9-time GRAMMY Award Winner, a Pulitzer Prize winner, the National Medal for the Arts recipient, the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award, and the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is, without a doubt, an American icon. Get tickets

Wynton Marsalis

A Garden of Verse: Poetry in the KTM Gardens
Monday, July 11th & 25th
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Enjoy this summer poetry series “A Garden of Verse” featuring readings by Meredith Bergmann and Kyle Potvin, organized by Ridgefield Poet Laureate Barb Jennes. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and picnic dinner and enjoy poetry in the garden! Learn more

Opening Reception for “First Response” Exhibit
Thursday, July 14th
D.Colabella Fine Art Gallery
Terrence Mahon’s FIRST RESPONSE: A Collection of Works is an exhibition taking a direct look at several cases of police brutality and social injustice between 2015 and 2020 through the lens of a multimedia installation. Terrence Mahon is a multimedia artist based in Connecticut. His work can be found in several collections throughout the Northeast ranging from oil on canvas, to plaster figurative sculptures, and wood/metal works. Learn more

“Athena” by Thrown Stone
Opens Thursday, July 14th
Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance
Thrown Stone’s fifth season features two new plays about friendship, competition, and coming of age in today’s world. Gracie Gardner’s “Athena” stars Mary Wallace and Athena who are brave young fencers training for the Junior Olympics. They practice together, they compete against each other, they spend their lives together…. They wish they were friends! Get tickets

Music at the Museum with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra.
"Athena" by Gracie Gardner

Opening Reception for “Follow the Music” Exhibit
Thursday, July 14th
RPAC Gallery
Tim Sway’s art uses reclaimed and upcycled materials to create unusual and traditional high-quality musical instruments. Over a dozen uniquely created guitars featuring reclaimed and locally sourced wood and other objects pulled from the waste stream will be on view. As an interactive highlight, viewers and musicians will be encouraged to play selected instruments throughout the exhibit. Learn more

Third Saturdays
Saturday, July 16th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Visit the Museum for free on the third Saturday of every month. Participate in a Story Time at 10:30 am, a family-friendly tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone at 1 pm, and drop-in to The Studio for a guided family-friendly art-making activity from 12 noon to 4 pm. All ages are welcome to participate.Get tickets

Music at the Museum
Saturday, July 18th
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
The Keeler Tavern Museum’s collaboration with Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra continues with acoustic classical music overlooking the museum’s beautiful walled garden! Enjoy live music in the garden at this free concert. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets! Learn more

"Follow the Music" Exhibit
Third Saturdays


“Hysterical!” by Thrown Stone
Opens Thursday, July 21st
Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance
Thrown Stone’s fifth season features two new plays about friendship, competition, and coming of age in today’s world. Elenna Stauffer’s “Hysterical!” is about the Bandits’ best year ever! Until… one by one, the cheerleading squad succumbs to a mysterious illness. With a deceptively comedic first act, “Hysterical!” addresses serious subject matter, examining the vulnerabilities of teenage girls and the poignancy of life on the cusp of adulthood. Get tickets

Five For Fighting With Special Guest The Verve Pipe
Tuesday, July 26th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Five For Fighting and The Verve Pipe are teaming up for one night only to bring their hits to The Ridgefield Playhouse! Five for Fighting, best known for the Grammy Award-nominated song “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” and the sentimental smash hit, “100 Years,” Five for Fighting has sold more than 2.5 million albums. Meanwhile, The Verve Pipe burst onto the 90s alternative scene with “The Freshman,” which peaked at #5 in the Billboard Hot 100. Get tickets

CHIRP Concerts
All Month
Ballard Park
CHIRP is a beloved summer tradition of free summer concerts. Concerts are held at Ballard Park in the heart of Ridgefield on Tuesday and Thursday nights and begin at 7:00pm. CHIRP Concerts are funded by individual and foundation donations as well as contributions from local businesses. View the complete schedule

Five for Fighting
CHIRP Concerts

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