Summer Fun in Ridgefield – July Edition

CHIRP concerts in Ballard Park

Summer is in full swing and with businesses and venues reopening around town we want to make sure you can enjoy everything that Ridgefield has to offer! Find the list of top events in Ridgefield this month, and for all events take a look at our Events Calendar.

Ridgefield Summer Sidewalk Stroll 2020
Keeler Tavern's Watermelon Fest 2019

Ridgefield Summer Stroll
All Month
Shops all around town are “Bringing it Outside” this summer in the Ridgefield Summer Sidewalk Stroll. During this summer-long event our wonderful local shops are extending shopping to the sidewalks. Enjoy the summer weather and check out all that Ridgefield has to offer – al fresco!

July 4th Celebration & Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center
July 4, 2020
Join the Keeler Tavern Museum for a virtual celebration and enjoy a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, the ceremonial slicing of a watermelon with Don Daughters and Mark Blanford, followed by learning how to prepare an old-fashioned picnic and flag etiquette.

“Getting” Contemporary Art: Artist Talk with Chris Manning
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
July 7th, 2020
The Aldrich Museum is now open to the public! For this event, join artist, educator and the Museum’s Head of Exhibitions and Facilities Chris Manning for an artist talk. Chris works with Polaroid film and will delve into his own practice as an artist, as well as offer insights into his role at The Aldrich meticulously helping exhibiting artists to realize their visions through the installation process.

"I Do Drive Thru Renew" at Lounsbury House

CHIRP Concert: Essential Bumper Jacksons
Ballard Park
July 7th, 2020
CHIRP’s mission is to present to its audience music and professional musicians who would not normally otherwise have a venue in the Ridgefield/Danbury area.The first concert will feature the Essential Bumper Jacksons. Pre-registration will be required, as will masks for all attendees. See the full schedule here!

I DO! Drive Thru Renew
Lounsbury House
July 11, 2020
Reignite your love from the Lounsbury House balcony as you and your honey are chauffeured thru four fun ‘stations’ by Pamby Motors – and it all takes place in under 30 minutes outside (safely & at a distance) from the back seat of a beautiful jeep! Let your family & friends cheer you on along with music courtesy of Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra and a keepsake photo from Jane LaMotta Photography. Reservations are required and space is limited.

In the Window Series: Charles Gulbrandsen
RPAC Gallery
July 11th, 2020
Join RPAC Gallery’s ‘In the Window Series’ Resident Artist, Charles Gulbrandsen, on Saturday, July 11th from 12:30pm-5pm. You will be able to witness art in the making and watch with your own eyes how a blank canvas comes alive!

Fresh Air by Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Southwest Cafe Margarita Virtual 5K

30th Anniversary of “Ghost”
Ridgefield Playhouse
July 19, 2020
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this timeless romantic classic at a special event that includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies. One of the most memorable romantic films ever and winner of two Academy Awards®, Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, along with Oscar®-winner Whoopi Goldberg. Click here to view the full calendar of showings at Ridgefield Playhouse.

Fresh Air: An Online Exhibition
By the Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Starts on July 25, 2020
It’s beautiful outside, the sun is shining, the temperatures are warm, and everything is blooming, perfect time to go out and paint, draw, take pictures! Even if you don’t work outdoors, be inspired by what you see and bring it back into the studio. Check out the exhibit on July 25th!

14th Annual Southwest Cafe Margarita 5K
July 31st – August 2nd, 2020
The 14th Annual Southwest Cafe Margarita 5K will be held virtually this year. The race will benefit Ridgefield’s Sunrise Cottage/Ability Beyond. Runners will run a 5k (3.1 miles) to receive a tech T-shirt and a coupon for a free margarita from Southwest Cafe. You can even get friends and family that live in other areas to participate in the virtual race with you, for a “together-apart” experience.

RVNAhealth Virtual Wellness Fair
All Month
Enjoy the screenings at your own pace and check back regularly for new additions. And, if you have any concerns about your results, be certain to contact your doctor to discuss. Many primary care providers are offering telehealth visits, which makes follow-up especially easy.