Spring Stroll – A Fun Tradition in Downtown Ridgefield

Strolling through Main Street during the Ridgefield Spring Stroll

Every year residents and visitors alike look forward to the Spring Stroll festivities organized by Downtown Ridgefield. This year was no exception! It was a glorious spring day and many people flocked to Main Street to enjoy the celebrations.

This year’s Stroll was particularly festive, with special events to commemorate Compassionate Ridgefield. Sidewalks around town were adorned with chalk art expressing the values and mission of this new organization, culminating in the signing of the “Charter for Compassion”. It was a feel good day that makes us truly appreciate our wonderful town.

Chalk Walk Scavenger Hunt

Chalk art around town celebrated Ridgefield’s signing of the Charter of Compassion and featured the 21 words that are the pillars of Compassionate Ridgefield. What a beautiful way to bring the community together and show our key values!

"Respect" displayed in chalk art
Sidewalk chalk art at Town Hall

Charter of Compassion

The community gathered in front of Town Hall to hear speakers from Compassionate Ridgefield, ACT of Connecticut, and other local organizations to witness the signing of the International Charter for Compassion by First Selectman Rudy Marconi.

Town Hall audience for Compassionate Ridgefield
Rudy Marconi signing The International Charter for Compassion

Shopping Local

Shoppers enjoyed the spring weather and many local businesses around town supported the festivities and welcomed visitors with special offers, sidewalk sales, and fun activities!

Touch of Sedona welcoming shoppers on Main Street
Outdoor shopping at Elizabella's on Bailey Avenue
The Gift Medical Spa is a new business on Main Street
Addessi Jewelers welcoming shoppers with in-store specials

Arts & Culture

Ridgefield’s many arts and cultural organizations were open and welcomed visitors, including The Aldrich Contemporary Museum, Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, and various art galleries.

Frank Stella's "Stars, A Survey" at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Keeler Tavern offers outdoor guided tours, and they celebrated their Annual Cannonball Gala

What’s going on in Ridgefield this spring? Take a look at all Things To Do in Ridgefield and view the Ridgefield Events Calendar for events happening all spring and summer!