Enjoy a Memorable Mother’s Day Weekend in Ridgefield

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Make it a special Mother’s Day weekend in Ridgefield this year! It’s important now more than ever to make memories with our families and enjoy being together. Ridgefield has plenty of ways to celebrate Mom this year. Here are some great ideas to plan the weekend, including entertainment, dinner, and some gift ideas for that special mom in your life. Enjoy Mother’s Day in Ridgefield!

A Special Day for Mom

Start the weekend off with quality time by going to a family brunch at The Hideaway, Tequila Escape, or Sucré Salé for their special Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch – a delicious way to spend the morning! Or view all the other great Ridgefield restaurants for a variety of menus that you will enjoy. Then, surprise mom with the gift of relaxation with a massage at Susi Laura Massage or a mani-pedi at Adam Broderick Salon & Spa or salon service at Whip Salon, she certainly deserves a little pampering.

During the day, bring the family to The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum to view the latest works on display. Mother’s Day weekend will be your last chance to view “Genesis Belanger: Through the Eye of a Needle” and “Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey” – so it’s the perfect opportunity to get inspired by these exhibits and spend quality time together.


To enjoy the outdoors, head over to Bennett’s Pond State Park for a leisurely stroll or visit Weir National Historical Park and get lost in the beauty of the gardens and history of this national site. Or take the family for a walk down Ridgefield’s Main Street is a lovely way to admire the stately homes and historic buildings together. Mother’s Day weekend is also your opportunity to participate in the Run Like a Mother Virtual 5K event, focused on celebrating mothers across the nation.

For fun and entertainment on Saturday night, get tickets to an evening of music outdoors at The Ridgefield Playhouse, featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with Dirk Miller. Or celebrate Mother’s Day at the movies with the 30th anniversary showing of Fried Green Tomatoes at The Ridgefield Playhouse.


A Gift of Appreciation

Mom deserves a sweet bouquet of flowers to celebrate her special day! Be sure to place your order in advance from Rodier Flowers or a beautiful arrangement from Flower Girl. Surprise mom in the morning with her bouquet and her favorite baked goods and coffee from Ross Bread, a gluten-free or vegan treat from The Cake Box, or customized cupcakes from Kafo CT.


She’ll enjoy a set of handcrafted artisan soaps with natural colorants and skin loving oils from The Rustic Ridge Bath Co. To go along with that, pick up some beauty products and a gift card for the ultimate pampering from Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, or a gift card for a facial at The Ridgefield Spa by Darcey. Add a box of gourmet chocolates for a little something sweet for mom to enjoy from Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe, and you have the perfect relaxation bundle!


All moms need a little something colorful and unique, so pick up a new bag, beads, or other fashion accessories from Audrey Road or Olley Court – a token of appreciation so she can think of you every time she wears it! Go to nancy O for pure cashmere toppers, beautiful accessories, and everything you need for the gift of knitting.

Visit Addessi Jewelers for a striking gem in the form of a beautiful new pendant or bracelet, or a one-of-a-kind vintage inspired piece she will cherish and get a special in-store discount for Mother’s Day. Or come by Zoe & Co. Sugarbeads to make a custom piece of jewelry or select from their cost-effective pieces.


For the mom who would appreciate a quick getaway and some time to herself, be sure to pick up a new novel she can enjoy from Books on the Common and couple it with a gift certificate to a yoga or meditation class at Imagine Yoga – now offering “playshop” classes. You can even plan a “staycation” for her by booking a weekend at the beautiful and historic West Lane Inn.

Yoga and meditation

A Special Dinner

Make your reservations in advance at any of Ridgefield’s wonderful restaurants! Bernard’s and Sarah’s Wine Bar is offering a delicious pre-fixe menu for brunch and dinner for the family, bound to satisfy everyone’s taste buds! Or over at Gallo Restaurant, enjoy contemporary Italian while dining al fresco.

One of Ridgefield’s newest restaurants is The Lantern, an American style gastropub and bar headed by Chef Giuseppe Castellano from Italy. Another delicious option is TerraSole Ristorante where you can find locally-sources, organic seafood and meats. Or head over to the Barn Door for a charming atmosphere and a robust menu of wood-grilled kebab, paella, chicken scarpariello and hanger steak.

For a traditional French meal visit Luc’s Cafe, and for a causal atmosphere head over to Brick House for wood-fired artisan pizza, complete with appetizers, calzones, entrees, and mouth watering dessert. For more great restaurants, visit our 10 Favorite Outdoor Dining Spots in Ridgefield.


We hope you got to enjoy a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend in Ridgefield!

Let us know how you spent yours by tagging us @inridgefield