Favorite Activities to Kick-Off Summer 2024 in Ridgefield

School’s almost out and the days are getting longer … summer is nearly here! It’s the perfect time to spend quality time outside with loved ones, enjoying adventures, dining alfresco, and maybe even trying something new. We gathered our favorite ways to kick-off summer in Ridgefield so that you can get started on the right foot.

Get outdoors: Experience Ridgefield’s natural beauty and feel your best

Summer Trekking Program: Join the Summer Trekking Program and explore all of the beautiful parks and open space that Ridgefield has to offer! Use the logging system in order to keep track of your treks and enter to win prizes the more you hike. Learn more

Ridgefield Running Club: There’s no better time to discover a new outdoor hobby than summer. See Ridgefield from a whole new perspective with the running club, and start prepping for their different runs throughout the season (or their weekly Saturday Shop Runs). Also, hit the Ridgefield Running Co. for the best shoes and accessories, and get ready to gain some serious speed.

Golf: With Ridgefield Country Club’s lush grounds, you’ll want to spend many a summer day on the course. Pop on your visor and get ready to swing those clubs in the bright sunshine.

Ridgefield Recreation Center: With programs to entice children and adults alike, be sure to check out the Ridgefield Rec Center. Offering two beautiful pools, fields for all sports, access to Martin Park Beach, and a skate park; it’ll be tough leaving at the end of a glorious summer day.

Seth Low Pierrepont State Park @nasirfleming
Ridgefield Running Company

Town-wide Events: Get involved in the community and experience the best of summer

CHIRP Concert Series: Get your feet in the grass and dance the night away at Ballard Park! The CHIRP Concert Series is your chance to hear some amazing local artists and meet new friends across town. Free concerts are held every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer. Read 10 Reasons Why We Love CHIRP Concerts in Ridgefield

Fourth of July Fireworks: Get the family and gather at the Ridgefield High School to watch this year’s spectacular Fourth of July display! Pull up a chair or lay out a blanket while you watch the sky illuminate with colors and designs of all kinds.

KICKS Public Art Event: Thanks to this exciting new public art initiative by ArtFul Visual Arts Initiative and Ridgefield Running Company, you’ll be able to enjoy huge artistic sneaker sculptures all around town. Artists and businesses have decorated these unique sculptures for the community to enjoy. Take a stroll and check out some awesome street art.

For more fun community events, visit our Events Calendar!

CHIRP Concerts at Ballard Park
KICKS Public Art Event

Dine in the Sunshine: Enjoy meals and drinks under the sun or stars

Nod Hill Brewery: Enjoy your Saturday with some amazing food trucks and great brews from Nod Hill Brewery. Kick back and relax to the sounds of local live music, take your tastebuds on a journey at the Biergarten, and enjoy the wildflower meadow around you.

Odeen’s BBQ: If summer gives us nostalgia, it may just be for cooking on the grill after a long winter indoors. Check out Odeen’s BBQ for homestyle goodness in a truly unique atmosphere. Enjoy the views of the golf course and breathe in the fresh air while enjoying the best laid back meals of the summer (without the mess!).

Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe: Treat yourself to a little something sweet from the selection of homemade chocolates, ice cream, and other gourmet sweets at Ridgefield’s classic candy and ice cream shop! Learn more

Gofer Ice Cream: Cool down the right way and stop by Gofer Ice Cream for the coldest and sweetest treat of the summer! Choose any of their delicious flavors for your family’s favorite dessert trip, or spoil yourself mid-day to beat the heat.

Check out more Ridgefield restaurants in our Restaurant Directory.

Nod Hill Brewery
Deborah Ann's Sweet Shoppe

Summer Swap Out: Before summer knocks on our doors, it’s the perfect time for a refresh

Bella Home: Your home is about to be overrun with friends, family, and maybe a bit of chaos. Get ready for your season’s guests at Bella Home, where you’ll find the best quality items and fresh fashion styles to suit any taste.

Olley Court: If you’re looking for a summer refresh for your home, you’ll find beautiful one-of-a-kind curated collection of home goods and accessories at this full-service design studio and lifestyle boutique. Learn more

Whim: Need a new pair of sunglasses to catch eyes this season? Maybe a new pair of wedges, or a purse to match your summer vibe? Whim has all you need to upgrade and refresh your wardrobe, leaving you the talk of the town.

Chou Chou: Find all things “seaside and suburban chic” at Chou Chou in Ridgefield! This charming boutique offers an ever-changing collection of women’s seasonal clothing, shoes, handbags, and more to add a little flair to your wardrobe this summer.

Ridgefield Vintage & Coffee: Whether you’re looking for new summer look or a classic suit, Ridgefield Vintage has you covered with a curated collection of designer brands for a distinguished clientele.

Ridgefield Thrift Shop: With Ridgefield’s rich historical roots, our thrift shops are sure to delight those seeking relics from the past to intertwine with their modern taste. Whether you’re looking for some statement pieces to pull your space together or a new (yet classic) look, you’ll be sure to discover treasures at our hometown thrift shop! Learn more

Check out more Ridgefield shops in our Shopping Directory.

Olley Court
Chou Chou

What’s your favorite way to kick-off summer in Ridgefield?

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