What’s Happening in Ridgefield This April

Spring is here! This time of year is when many of us are ready to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. This month in Ridgefield, you can experience the best of our town’s arts and culture events, family-friendly happenings, and explore the great outdoors in town. And as always, we look forward to seeing you #inRidgefield!

An Evening of One Acts
April 1st & April 2nd
Ridgefield Theater Barn
It’s that time of year, One Acts are back! Seven original plays that will inspire laughter and introspection. Proof of vaccination is required for all patrons. Enjoy cabaret seating and bring your own food and drink. Get your tickets here

Barn Tag Sale
April 1st & April 2nd
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
The Annual Barn Tag Sale at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center is happening this month! Browse a historic barn full of treasures and trinkets on April 1st and April 2nd from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Happy shopping!

Broadway Unplugged
Monday, April 4th
Broadway Unplugged is a unique and intimate concert experience available only at ACT of Connecticut! ACT of CT’s resident music supervisor (and Broadway music director) Bryan Perri brings one of his Broadway celebrity friends to ACT of CT for an evening of song, story and fun conversation. Get your tickets here

Martina McBride
Friday, April 8th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Martina McBride is an icon of country music, whose incomparable soprano singing voice and catalog of chart-topping hits have led her to a stunning 14 Grammy nominations. In her debut performance at The Ridgefield Playhouse, her vocal and songwriting gifts will be on full display for an evening with one of the most successful and beloved country artists of all time! Get your tickets here

Annual Egg Scramble
Saturday, April 9th
Ballard Park
The Easter Bunny is coming to town! Bring the family to Ballard Park where children can collect eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, and enjoy springtime in the park. This free event is cosponsored by the Ridgefield Rotary Club.

Keeler Tavern Museum
Annual Egg Scramble at Ballard Park

“Coming of Age” Exhibition
Opens April 9th
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
View the latest invitational exhibition at The Guild featuring artists who are alive in their work, vital in their practice, and communicating through their creativity selected by guest curator, Nancy Moore. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th from 4-7pm.

Virtual Kindergarten Information Session
Thursday, April 14th
Virtual event hosted by Ridgefield Academy
Ridgefield Academy offers a kindergarten program that is tailored to your child’s interests, skills, and needs, and an early foundation prepares students for a lifetime of positive learning. Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about our kindergarten program!

Third Saturdays
Saturday, April 16th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Visit the Museum for free the third Saturday of every month. Participate in a Story Time at 10:30 am, a Family Tour of Tim Prentice: After the Mobile at 1 pm, and drop-in to The Studio for a guided family-friendly art-making activity from 12 noon to 4 pm. Free with admission on weekends.

Jesus Christ Superstar
Through April 17th
This timeless rock opera follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary, his disciples, and those in power. Get your tickets

“Coming of Age” Exhibition
Third Saturdays at The Aldrich

Friday, April 22nd
The Ridgefield Playhouse
For this 50th anniversary celebration, Pilobolus questions its own “givens,” turns its traditions sideways, and brings its past into the future. The remarkable company that secured an iconic place in American culture in the early 1970s is still wowing audiences with its irresistible mix of wit, sensuality, and stunning physical acumen. Get your tickets

Rid Litter Days in Ridgefield
Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th
All around Ridgefield
Help keep Ridgefield clean in honor of Earth Day! The Caudatowa Garden Club and Town of Ridgefield are co-sponsoring Rid Litter Days. Refuse bags and safety vests are available at Ridgefield Parks and Recreation, Ridgefield Bicycle, and Town Hall for volunteers.

Saturday, April 23rd
Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
The RSO’s regular season comes to a triumphant close on April 23rd with Gustav Mahler’s magnificent Symphony No. 1 “Titan”, featuring a 70-piece orchestra, and Robert Schumann’s beautiful Violin Concerto, performed by internationally acclaimed soloist Stefan Jackiw. Incredible music, amazing musicians! Get your tickets

On the Runway – Celebrating Survivors
Wednesday, April 27th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Ann’s Place is proud to announce that our fashion show, On the Runway – Celebrating Survivors, is back! Take a walk down the runway with our beautiful local models who will be raising funds for Ann’s Place all month. Cheer them on, bid for great auction prizes and enjoy a hilarious show hosted by Christine O’Leary at the Playhouse. Get your tickets

PILOBOLUS at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Stefan Jackiw in Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra's "TITANS 2022"

Battle of Ridgefield 245th Anniversary Weekend
Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1st
All around Ridgefield
The Town of Ridgefield and Ridgefield Historical Society are celebrating the 245th Anniversary of the Battle of Ridgefield with a full weekend of events, turning back the clock, and bringing the history and characters of the time alive, as well as introducing new important discoveries regarding the Battle. View the list of events

Frothy Forage
Saturday, April 30th
Woodcock Nature Center
Bring the whole family for a one-of-a-kind hiking and tasting experience! This event will feature a unique craft brew from our partner Nod Hill Brewery and delight the senses along your trek with everything from animal encounters, s’mores and treasure hunts, to live music, treats from Uncle Leo’s, and food for purchase from our on-site food truck, and more. Get your tickets

The Musket Ball
Saturday, April 30th
Lounsbury House
Grab your friends and neighbors to party like it’s 1777! The Musket Ball will feature a night of dancing, supper, magic, signature cocktails, an art lounge, and more surprises. This community event will be part of the town’s Celebration of the 245th Battle of Ridgefield weekend. Get your tickets

Aldrich Gala in the Garden
Saturday, April 30th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Join us for cocktails, a seated dinner, and auction in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. This year, Aldrich Gala in the Garden will celebrate the artists represented in the landmark exhibition 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone. The Aldrich Gala in the Garden raises crucial funds for The Aldrich’s mission of serving emerging and under-recognized artists. Get your tickets

Frothy Forage at Woodcock Nature Center
The Musket Ball in honor of the Celebration of the 245th Battle of Ridgefield

For all the latest events in Ridgefield, visit our Events Calendar and follow us at @inridgefield!