May Fun in Ridgefield!

It’s finally May! Our town will be buzzing all month long with many exciting events and family-friendly happenings. So, be sure to stop by and enjoy all that Ridgefield has to offer!

Happy May!

RGA at Gallo Ristorante
Gallo Ristorante
May 2nd
The members of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists will be serving up a few drinks at Gallo Ristorante for their annual Guest Bartender Night. Enjoy some delicious cocktails and a raffle to support the Guild’s expanding education program.

45th Annual RVNA Health Wellness Fair
East Ridge Middle School
May 4th
Come and participate in the RVNA’s annual Health Fair! This year the fair will feature health screenings, Q&As by medical experts and professionals, as well as wellness organizations and community groups offering fun activities and valuable information.

Downtown Ridgefield Spring Stroll
Downtown Ridgefield
May 4th
Enjoy a spring day in Ridgefield! The Spring Stroll is back in town with a lineup of family-fun activities such as face painting, balloon artists, strolling circus performers, scavenger hunts, chalk festival, jewelry making, live music, and dancing.

Rotary of Ridgefield BBQ & Music Festival
Lounsbury House
May 4th-May 5th
Join the Ridgefield Rotary Club for a weekend of food, live entertainment, games, and activities for all ages! Ridgefield will be filled with the sights and smells of award-winning BBQ as the Ridgefield Community Center hosts the NEBS & KCBS BBQ Contests.

Ridgefield Library’s Great Expectations Gala
Ridgefield Library
May 4th
The Ridgefield Library’s Annual Gala will honor Paul and Dewey McNamara with the Hope H. Swenson Visionary Award for their continued support of the library. The evening will also include a cocktail hour, a sit-down dinner, and a piano bar.

Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance Spring Concert
Ridgefield High School
May 4th-May 5th
The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance will present their spring concert! The performance will feature excerpts from Swan Lake, new works by Danielle Marie Fusco, Kelly Gleason, Dona Wiley, and re-staged excerpts of Edgar Cortes’ “Quatro.” Also, members of SPHERE will be performing in tandem with RCD’s ensemble at the concert.

Downtown Ridgefield Spring Stroll
Ridgefield Rotary BBQ & Music Fest

Ridgefield Folk-Live Music Series Kick Off
Ridgefield Library
May 5th
The Ridgefield Library’s Folk Live Music Series will kick off with The Jacob Jolliff Band. Jacob Jolliff is one of the country’s top contemporary bluegrass mandolinists. Stop by the library to hear him play!

Nourished. From Field to Fork
Woodcock Nature Center
May 5th
Join local author Cristina Lombardozzi alongside Ridgefield farmer Pete Campbell for an afternoon of great food and engaging discussion about the many health benefits of eating locally sourced, sustainable foods that also nourish the soul. All proceeds will benefit community programs at the Woodcock Nature Center.

Friends of the Library Children’s Book Sale
Ridgefield Library
May 10th- May 12th
Come to the Ridgefield Library for their annual Children’s Book Sale!

Aldrich House Party
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
May 11th
Throw it back to the 70s and celebrate The Aldrich’s upcoming lineup of incredible women artists! This inaugural event will feature drinks, small bites, after-hours museum access, music, and more!

Spring Ahead
Ridgefield High School
May 11th
The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra will be performing their spring concert! Come and listen to an evening full of wonderful music where Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 “Spring” and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring will be played.

Run Like A Mother!
Downtown Ridgefield
May 12th
Whether you are a mother or not, celebrate Mother’s Day with a 5k road race and a one-mile kid’s fun run. Run Like a Mother is a national race that happens across the U.S. every Mother’s Day weekend. Its mission is to fuel women’s journey towards health and wellness.

Screening of 25 Prospect Street Documentary
The Prospector Theatre
May 16th
Don’t miss the screening of 25 Prospect Street, a documentary film that tells the story of The Prospector Theatre. The film will be followed by a “Prospect” Q & A.

Friends of the Library-General Sale
Ridgefield Library
May 17th- May 20th
Check out the wonderful books and other interesting finds at the Ridgefield Library’s general sale!

Annual Juried Member Show
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
May 18th- June 23rd
The RGA will be hosting their annual juried show featuring fantastic artwork by their members. This year Isabella Garrucho, a renowned art consultant and gallery owner from Greenwich, CT, will jury the show.

Ridgefield Memorial Day Parade
Run Like A Mother

Ridgefield Memorial Day Parade
Downtown Ridgefield
May 27th
Honor those who served our country at Ridgefield’s Memorial Day Parade. This annual event will have a plethora of civic organizations, marching bands, and veteran’s groups.

CHIRP Kickoff Concert-James  Maddock
Ballard Park
May 28th
Join CHIRP as they begin a new season of outdoor concerts in Ridgefield’s Ballard Park. A classic rocker & roller, James Maddock will be performing a mix of folk, rock, and pop music. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
May 30th- June 23rd
Enjoy live theater in Ridgefield! ACT will be presenting the Tony-Award winning musical, 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee! Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny, and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Ridgefield Theater Barn
May 31st-June 22nd
The Ridgefield Theater Barn will be performing One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on their main stage. Based on the film, this dramatic play explores institutionalism and celebrates humanity. The Theater Barn offers cabaret seating and guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink.

Events at The Aldrich
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
The Aldrich will be bustling with special activities and wonderful exhibits throughout May. In addition to kid-friendly workshops and artist discussions, the museum will have serval exciting exhibits on display.

Performances at The Playhouse
The Ridgefield Playhouse
The Playhouse has a great line-up of entertainment for the month of May. Renowned musicians, singers, dancers, and comedians will all be taking center stage. Some highlights include Wayne Brady, Lea Salonga, Fleetwood Mached & Refugee, and Trombone Short & Orleans Avenue. 

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