Ridgefield Summer Sidewalk Stroll 2020 Brings Shopping Outside
Starting July 1st!
Shops all around town are “Bringing it Outside” this summer, as the Ridgefield Summer Sidewalk Stroll launches on July 1st. During this summer-long event, which will run through September 7th, 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!
Town-wide sidewalk shopping is a great way for us all to get back outside to enjoy our beautiful town, while adhering to safety and social distancing guidelines.
Featuring local nonprofit organizations
Another component of the summer-long event will help local nonprofit organizations who have dealt with hardships due to the pandemic. Each business can ‘adopt’ an organization in town to help promote their missions. Businesses can share pamphlets and information about their ‘adopted’ nonprofit to create exposure for our amazing arts, cultural, and other nonprofit organizations in Ridgefield.
“This is a great way for us all to get back outside to enjoy our town,” said Julia Nable, Editor in Chief of inRidgefield.com. “Whether popping into Ridgefield’s specialty shops, strolling along one of the most beautiful Main Streets in America, enjoying a meal alfresco, or learning about history via the Museum in the Streets and Keeler Tavern Museum’s Garden tour – this offers a fun way to come outside again and connect with community. People appreciate the small-town vibe and friendly faces at our shops and restaurants and are keen to support local businesses and nonprofit organizations, the fabric of this amazing town.”
Events to follow
Ultimately, the goal is that over the course of the summer, the Summer Sidewalk Stroll can expand to include special outdoor events from the town’s arts and cultural organizations. We will be announcing additional summer events as they are planned.
So check back here for the latest details!
Along with Ridgefield’s many outdoor dining options, the Summer Sidewalk Stroll will provide a fun outdoor experience for our community and visitors alike.
When enjoying this event, please follow social distancing guidelines and wear your face mask, for the safety of everyone!
We’ll see you at the Stroll!
Following are the guidelines for sidewalk shopping from The Town of Ridgefield, Office of the First Selectman, dated June 18, 2020: