Welcome Summer in Ridgefield!

Lounsbury House in the summer.

Happy June! There’s no better way to kick off summer than with a day in Ridgefield. Our town has many exciting events and special activities planned for the month that are sure to help you get into the summer groove.  So, mark your calendars and enjoy Ridgefield!

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Ridgefield Theater Barn
Now-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.

Annual Juried Member Show
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Now-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.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Now-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.

Ridgefield Academy’s Annual Touch-A-Truck
Ridgefield Academy
June 1st 
Ridgefield Academy welcomes children of all ages to their annual Touch-A-Truck event. A variety of construction and emergency vehicles will be on location and children are encouraged to touch, climb, and learn.

TriRidgefield & DuRidgefield
Martin Park Beach
June 2nd
Get your heart pumping with Ridgefield’s annual triathlon and duathlon. Participants will bike, swim, and run on the lovely Martin Park Beach and throughout our town.

Battle of the Chefs
Founders Hall
June 2nd
Now in its 7th year, Battle of the Chefs is a marquee culinary event that features local Ridgefield chefs in a fast-paced cooking showdown. There are three phases to the battle: appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Come watch as some of the best chefs in town compete! All proceeds from the event go to benefit Founders Hall.

Battle of the Chefs

Ridgefield Folk with Ernest Troost
Ridgefield Library
June 2nd
Join the Ridgefield Library for their folk live music series! This concert features the award-winning musician and singer, Ernest Troost.

2nd Annual Charity Poker Night
Le Chateau
June 6th
Hosted by the Ridgefield Library, the 2nd Annual Poker Night includes a poker tournament, delicious food, and live entertainment. After the event expenses, the winning charity will receive 50% of the evening’s profits.

CT Open House Day at Keeler Tavern
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
June 8th
Come join Keeler Tavern for a day-long celebration of everything that makes Connecticut great! Keeler Tavern will be offering free admission to its museum on CT Open House Day.

Bach, Brunch & Bubbly!
Lounsbury House
June 9th
Enjoy a lovely brunch full of chocolate chip pancakes and mimosas at the Lounsbury House! As you sip and dine, you will treated to a live piano performance by the RSO’s very own pianist, Kathleen Theisen.

Exhibition Opening: Sara Cwynar
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
June 9th
Celebrate the opening of Sara Cwynar’s first East Coast museum exhibit with The Aldrich!  Cwynar’s practice spans photography, video installation, and bookmaking.

A Place at the Table: Community, Cuisine, and Culture
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
June 14th
Join The Aldich as they enjoy the abundance of the season with an unforgettable dining experience in The Sculpture Garden. Guests will have a locally sourced three-course dinner prepared by Hayfields Market.


Ridgefield Pride in the Park
Ballard Park
June 15th
Ridgefield CT Pride will be hosting Pride in the Park! All are welcome to join in on the festivities as there will be live music, games, and many more activities.

Father’s Day BBQ & Picnic
Lounsbury House
June 17th
Say thank you to dad with a nice picnic at Lounsbury House! Pack a lunch or pick up one of dad’s favorite foods and enjoy the day with lawn games and other family-friendly activities.

Make Music Day
Downtown Ridgefield
June 21st
Make Music Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Arts Council will be celebrating Make Music Day with special performances and concerts throughout our town. Be sure to stop by Main Street to listen to the sounds of live music by the RSO and Jon Batiste!

We Can Be Kind-A Musical Journey of Awareness and Triumph
The Ridgefield Playhouse
June 22nd
Join the Jane Doe: No More organization as they present an all-star cast of some of the most talented actors and musicians currently on Broadway for a performance like no other. A night of impactful stories of survival that will leave you feeling empowered, inspired, and exhilarated.

Summertime Mixology
Lounsbury House
June 24th
Learn how to make, shake, and create your own special summertime cocktail! Kyle and Codey of Ancona’s Wines & Liquors will be hand to teach you all about crafting the perfect drink.

Prospect Band 2nd Album Release Party
The Prospector Theater
June 29th
The Prospect Band is celebrating the release of their 2nd album! Come and hear their latest hits at The Prospector.

CHIRP Concerts
Ballard Park
CHIRP is a series of free Tuesday and Thursday night summer concerts in Ballard Park. During June, they have a fantastic lineup of singers and musicians.

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

Performances at The Playhouse
The Ridgefield Playhouse
The Playhouse has a great line-up of entertainment for the month of June. Renowned musicians, singers, dancers, and comedians will all be taking center stage. Some highlights include David Crosby & Friends, Seth Meyers, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, and Boz Scaggs. 

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

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Top Image- Lounsbury House