July: Summer Mode in Ridgefield!

Summer is in full swing this July in Ridgefield! Kicking off with fireworks and festivities around town on the 4th, enjoy art shows, CHIRP outdoor concerts,  theater performances, Pride events, clambakes and much more! Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss a minute of the fun.

Afternoon Studios: Jenga-tastic
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
July 1st 
Spend an afternoon painting a piece of the museum’s new outdoor Jenga set! After they dry, bring your friends and family back to play in the Sculpture Garden.

Watermelon Fest & the Grand Opening of the Visitor Center
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
July 4th
Celebrate America’s birthday with a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence. Enjoy fresh watermelon, along with games and crafts for the entire family. Also, take a tour of the new visitor center.  

4th of July Fireworks
Ridgefield High School
July 4th
Come out and celebrate your red, white, and blue pride with Ridgefield’s 4th of July fireworks!

RBSC Thirsty Thursdays
Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club
July 4th, July 11th, July 18th, & July 25th
Every Thursday throughout July, the Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club will be touring around the beautiful roads of Ridgefield and enjoying our town’s fantastic natural surroundings. After the rides, the Club will be stopping at local eateries for bites and drinks. 

Toy Story 4 Sensory Hearing
The Prospector Theater
July 7th
Are you dying to see more of Buzz Lightyear and Woody? Come on out to Prospector Theater for a sensory hearing of the new Toy Story 4 movie!

Keeler Tavern's Watermelon Fest
Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club

Gallery Tour
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
July 7th
Take a tour of the galleries with artist, activist, and educator Luciana McClure as she discusses the work of fantastic artists.

Cry it Out
Birds of North America
Thrown Stone Theatre Company
July 11th – Aug 3rd
Don’t miss two exciting new theatrical experiences this month at Ridgefield’s own Thrown Stone Theatre Company.

Pride Party with Comedienne Christine O’Leary
Lounsbury House
July 11th
A night filled with light food, cocktails and photo-fun, come out and enjoy the 2nd  annual Pride Party.

Ridgefield Pride & Art Center-Grand Opening
Ridgefield Pride Art Center
July 13th
Take part in a day of art, live music, refreshments, and tours in honor of the grand opening of the Ridgefield Pride & Art Center.

Chekhov Theatre Festival-Make Your Own Party
Ridgefield Theater Barn
July 13th
An evening of Cabaret awaits you at the Ridgefield Theater Barn. This is a benefit for the Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival that is set to take place on October 18th and 19th.

Show & Shine for SPHERE
Lounsbury House
July 14th
Drive on over to the Lounsbury House to see some muscle, classic, and antique cars! Raffles, food vendors, and live music all day long!

Painting Uncorked: Plein Air Painting
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
July 18th
Painting with a twist! Enjoy an evening of painting paired with wine and light appetizers. No artistic experience? No problem! Come explore your creative side.

4th Annual Lobster & Clambake
Lounsbury House
July 19th
A night of delicious food, fun-filled games, and music awaits at the Lounsbury House porch and lawn! Bringing the whole family? We have a menu for adults and children. BYOB for the adults.

CHIRP Concerts in Ballard Park
SummerFest

SummerFest
Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce
July 20th
There’s something for everyone at Ridgefield’s SummerFest. There will be sidewalk sales for shopping, activities, and games for the children, and food and music for the entire family to enjoy.

Super Third Saturdays
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
July 20th
Visit the Aldrich for free the third Saturday of every month. View the latest in contemporary art, cool off with a yummy treat from Jim’s Ice Cream Truck, and take part in a family-friendly art-making workshop.

Broadway Unplugged with Kate Baldwin
ACT of Connecticut Theater
July 20th
Kate Baldwin has received many nominations for her work in theater, music, TV, and film. Sit down with her for an evening of music and conversations about her experiences.

Summertime Mixology
Lounsbury House
July 24th
Make, shake and create! Learn how to make delicious summertime cocktails with Kyle & Codey of Ancona’s Wines & Liquors.

CHIRP Concerts
Throughout July
CHIRP is a series of free Tuesday and Thursday night summer concerts in Ballard Park. They have so many great performers this summer, such as C.J. & his Red Hot Band, who is back for a 10th consecutive year and Barefoot Movement, who won the 2014 IBMA Momentum Award.

Performances at The Playhouse
Throughout July
The Playhouse has an amazing lineup of shows coming up this July. Some highlights include Grammy Award Winners Colbie Caillat featuring Gone West and Lyle Lovett and his Large Band.

For more information and to see even more town happenings, visit our events calendar.

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