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Fireworks, Festivals, and Fun Summer Events – It’s July in Ridgefield!

It’s time for festive summer celebrations in Ridgefield!
This July, we invite you enjoy some of the most exciting happenings of the season, including amazing arts and culture events, inspiring exhibits, musical performances, summer activities for the family, and much more. We wish everyone a happy July #inRidgefield.

Poetry in the Garden

July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Poetry in the Garden is back for another summer season! The series, produced by Ridgefield Poet Laureate Emerita Barb Jennes, will feature some of the nation’s leading poets. Join us in the beautiful historic walled garden for weekly readings on Mondays in July.

July 4th Celebration at Keeler Tavern Museum

July 4th Celebration

Thursday, July 4th
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Celebrate community, independence, and the 58th anniversary of our museum’s opening day! Explore the historic tavern, with volunteers on hand to answer questions, and participate in family activities in the barn. Free and open to the public.

Creative Community Days

Saturday, July 6th & 20th
The Meetinghouse

Join us in our studio as we create together in an inclusive atmosphere of artmaking. This will be a relaxed, fun opportunity to create with others on their artistic journey. Try it out! Hosted by Holli Levy. No charge and no experience necessary.

Ridgefield Fireworks 2024

Saturday, July 6th
Ridgefield High School

Get ready for a night of fun, food, and fireworks with your loved ones! Gates open at 6:00pm. Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy the show under the stars. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to create lasting memories with your family and friends.

Woodcock Nature Center Day

Sunday, July 7th
Nod Hill Brewery

​Join us outside at the Biergarden at Ridgefield’s Nod Hill Brewery and support Woodcock! Have a beer with Blue, Basil or Bob (pictured), imbibe with Izzy or sip in the sunshine with Sprinkles… Woodcock ambassador animals will also be at Nod Hill for the celebration.

“Getting” Contemporary Art: Layo Bright, Elizabeth Englander, and Loie Hollowell

Tuesdays July 9th, 16th, 23rd
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Through this three-session course, participants will engage deeply with the current exhibitions while having access to our galleries and the learning space in private evening sessions. Designed to provoke open and dynamic dialogue, participants will analyze, interpret, and discuss the contemporary artwork.

Wine Divine with Sommelier Jillian Fontana

Friday, July 12th
Lounsbury House

Experience the ‘Riviera in Ridgefield’ with Sommelier Jillian Fontana and her assortment of Riviera-inspired wines! Sip, swirl, learn & laugh while enhancing your wine appreciation along with a selection of cheeses and delights. Proceeds benefit historic preservation at Lounsbury House.

Ridgefield Farmers Market

Saturday, July 13th & 27th
Jesse Lee Church

Located on the site of the original town green, The Ridgefield Farmers Market will feature a curated selection of some of the best growers and makers around every other Saturday through October 5th.

“One Love” Featuring HEKTAD and David Hollier

Through Sunday, July 14th
D. Colabella Fine Art Gallery

Come and visit the “One Love” Exhibit featuring HEKTAD and David Hollier! Celebrate this show featuring Pop Art of different disciplines; one is graffiti or street style, another involves portraits and images created only with a typewriter. The exhibit will be on display through July 14th, 2024.

Prospector Theater 10 Year Anniversary Kickoff!

Tuesday, July 16th
The Prospector Theater

Get ready to sparkle, Ridgefield! Join us and The Prospector Theater for a fabulous 10th-anniversay kickoff! This event will include a ribbon cutting, refreshments, and giveaways. We look forward to seeing you there!

Back to The 80s Show With Jessie’s Girl

Friday, July 19th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Hear all of your favorite 80s hits! The show is led by three of NYC’s top rock and pop vocalists and backed by a phenomenal band. From their neon colored flashy costumes to the remarkable renditions of the music we all loved, the Back to the Eighties Show by Jessie’s Girl is New York City area’s favorite 80’s throwback experience!

Third Saturdays

Saturday, July 20th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Visit the Museum for free on the third Saturday of every month as part of our Third Saturdays program. Participate in a Story Time at 10:30 am, a Discovery Tour of Loie Hollowell, Elizabeth Englander, Layo Bright, and Esther Ruiz’s exhibitions at 1 pm, and drop-in to The Studio for art-making activities.

Ridgefield SummerFest

Saturday, July 27th
Main Street in Ridgefield

Join us for a fun summer celebration on beautiful Main Street in Ridgefield! The festival will include live entertainment, great food, fun summer activities, Touch-A-Truck for families, and a fun day out for everyone!

Ridgefield Summerfest Touch-A-Truck

Saturday, July 27th
Lounsbury House

This free family-friendly event with a variety of emergency & construction vehicles for all to explore along with Ridgebury Farm & Stables ‘Farmer Phil’s’ Barnyard friends! Sensory sandbox fun with Ridgefield Parks & Rec and Kona Ice for purchase. Something for everyone!

8th Annual Bernie Williams Day Celebrity Softball Game

Saturday, July 27th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Famed New York Yankees Centerfielder and guitarist extraordinaire, Bernie Williams, is back for our 8th Annual Bernie Williams Day! This longstanding Playhouse tradition features a star-studded day with celebrities from the worlds of sports and music, all to benefit the Ridgefield Playhouse’s Arts in Education program. Also of interest: Bernie Williams Day All-Star Concert

CHIRP Concerts

CHIRP Concerts

Tuesdays & Thursdays in July
Ballard Park

CHIRP is a series of free summer concerts every Tuesday and Thursday through August 29, 2024. Concerts start at 7:00pm in Ballard Park. Bring your own chairs and blankets! View 2024 CHIRP Schedule

Twenty-four local businesses sponsored the sneakers and paired up with more than 23 artists to design each one

KICKS Public Art Event

All month
All around Ridgefield
(See map)
KICKS Public Art is an event where local citizens and businesses can purchase fiberglass resin sneaker sculptures to decorate in any and every way possible to be displayed all over Ridgefield, CT. All proceeds from the event will be donated to KICKS for Kids and ArtFul Visual Arts Initiative.

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