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Great Springtime Events to Enjoy in Ridgefield

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Spring is here and we couldn’t be more excited for all the amazing cultural and family-friendly events around town. Ridgefield has something for everyone, between exploring the outdoors, seeing a show, diving into a bit of history, experiencing the arts, and much more. Enjoy these events happening around town, and as always we look forward to seeing you #inRidgefield!

Barn Tag Sale
April 15th – April 24th, 2021
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center will host a Barn Tag Sale, filled with treasures for you to find! Come by to see what catches your eye and experience the charm and craftmanship of the Museum’s historic Carriage Barn. 

Madonna: Truth or Dare
Friday, April 16th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
This documentary chronicles Madonna’s controversial 1990 “Blonde Ambition” international tour, kicking off in Japan during its rainy season, then traveling to North America with significant stops in Los Angeles, Detroit, Toronto, and New York. The film is a behind-the-scenes look at Madonna’s relationships with her dancers and crew, her then-boyfriend Warren Beatty, and her family and friends, achieving an intimate glimpse into the boundary-pushing singer’s drive and individuality.

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Madonna - Truth or Dare

Third Weekends
April 17th & April 18th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Visit the Museum for free the third weekend of every month. See our current exhibitions, view exhibition-related films in The Studio, and listen to audio tours led by the curators via your smartphone or device. Generous support for free admission Third Weekends is provided by Ridgefield Thrift Shop and Fairfield County Bank.

Woodcock Nature Center’s Frothy Forage: Hiking, beer and more!
Saturday, April 24th
Woodcock Nature Center
An event for the entire family, Frothy Forage also includes samplings of Connecticut’s own Hosmer Mountain Soda products including their famous root beer, birch beer, sarsaparilla and raspberry sodas. Frothy Forage will delight the senses throughout the afternoon with everything from animal encounters, kid’s activities and doughnuts from Uncle Leo’s to live music at the Woodcock pavilion and food for purchase from Bethel’s Taproot Restaurant. All proceeds from this unique event will benefit environmental education programs at Woodcock Nature Center.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Woodcock Nature Center

Drive-Thru Senior Luncheon
Monday, April 26th
Lounsbury House
Ridgefield’s older adult community is invited to participate in our Drive-Thru Senior Luncheon being held on Monday, April 26th. This Drive-Thru event will be catered by Baliey’s Backyard Pizza Pop-Up and will include a personal-sized cheese pizza and dessert cookie. All meals will be packaged to go and brought right to your vehicle. Participants stay safely in their vehicles.

Battle of Ridgefield Commemoration
Tuesday, April 27th
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Learn about the Battle of Ridgefield, a crucial moment during the Revolutionary War that galvanized support for the Patriot cause, through special outdoor guided tours for all ages and Keeler Educational Take-Home Kits for kids. Registration for this event is required.

Lounsbury House Senior Luncheon
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Downtown Ridgefield Spring Stroll
Saturday, May 1st
Downtown Ridgefield
As in years past, the Spring Stroll will be a day to celebrate community! Some of the events in the works include sidewalk art from Mark Panzarino, a professional chalk artist, carnival performers including stilt walkers and jugglers will be strolling throughout town, attendees can participate in a fun Scavenger Hunt (complete with prizes!), and local DJ Big Daddy Sean McKee performing from 10am till 4pm at Town Hall.

Cannonball Gala to Go
Saturday, May 1st
Hosted by Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
With the pandemic still ruling our social calendar, we opted to follow last year’s successful virtual format with curb-side dinner pick-up and online entertainment – this time LIVE from Timothy’s Taproom!Purchase your Cannonball Gala-to-Go sponsorship and ticket and join us for a gourmet take-out dinner catered by Sarah Bouïssou Catering, fabulous live virtual entertainment, a pre-recorded cooking demo by Sarah and Bernard Bouïssou, and the chance to win an iconic piece of Susan Scala pottery.

The Annual Spring Stroll event in downtown Ridgefield.

Aldrich Undercover: A Secret Art Sale
May 6th – 9th
Hosted by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
For 2021, Aldrich Undercover has been re-envisioned as a virtual event, featuring live musical performances and an online art sale at www.aldrichundercover.org For the 6th edition of the event, over 90 alumni artists will contribute 9 x 12-inch original works in any medium of their choosing for sale to benefit the Museum.

Run Like a Mother Virtual 5K
Sunday, May 9th
Hosted by Run Like a Mother®
Run Like a Mother®, a national 5K race series is teaming up with ZOOMA Women’s Race Series to host this year’s Run Like a Mother Virtual 5K. As part of the Run Like a Mother 5K package, ZOOMA will offer virtual training programs, an online run community, and race day gifts including a shirt, a finisher’s medal and an inspirational bracelet from Momentum Jewelry.

John BonSignore Exhibit
Through May 30th
RPAC Gallery
View the latest work by John BonSignore, who says: “The design of my sculpture begins with a broad concept: a place, person, animal, or emotion. After paring away the inconsequential details, what remains is the unique core of my subject. The unprocessed forms of stone, and stainless steel are my primary mediums; like the ideas I am interpreting, they are clean and uncomplicated.”

Outdoor Guided Tours
All Month on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center is currently offering guided outdoor tours: A Short Walk Through Three Centuries and Gilberts at the Cannon Ball House. Trained docents will lead the tours and share some fascinating details about the lives of the past residents. Tours are suitable for all age groups, and each tour will last about 45 minutes. Tours are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays at 1 and 2 p.m., and Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

John BonSignore Sculpture
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

For the latest events, be sure to visit the inRidgefield Events Calendar.
We’ll see you #inRidgefield!

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