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What’s Happening in Ridgefield this August

Third Saturdays at The Aldrich

August is the time to soak in the last of summer and explore all that Ridgefield has to offer! From outdoor concerts to art exhibits, museum tours, incredible performances, or simply enjoying a night out on the town – there’s something for everyone. As always, we look forward to seeing you #inRidgefield!

Aldrich After Hours
Friday, August 5th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Join us for an after-hours gathering at The Aldrich featuring music and art-making inspired by the current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, and enjoy a drink in our Sculpture Garden! Ridgefield’s Nod Hill Brewery will be on site for a beer tasting inspired by the artwork on view. Get tickets

Summer Jewelry and Art Fair
Saturday, August 6th
Zoe & Co Sugarbeads
Don’t miss the Summer Art and Jewelry Fair at Zoe & Co Sugarbeads, coming soon, Saturday, August 6th from 11am to 4pm. Meet talented local artisans, buy your favorite pieces and enjoy delicious refreshments! Learn more

Thrown Stone’s Final Performances
Saturday, August 6th
Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance
Thrown Stone Theatre Company’s fifth season features two plays about friendship, competition, and coming of age in today’s world. Get tickets for a last chance to view “Athena” and “Hysterical!” by Thrown Stone. Get tickets

Aldrich After Hours
"Athena" by Gracie Gardner

First Pour Kick-Off
Sunday, August 7th
Nod Hill Brewery
Beer lovers will delight in the launch of a new brew at Ridgefield’s Nod Hill Brewery in honor Woodcock’s 50th Anniversary year. Tickets to the Kick-Off Party include a pour of the new brew, a Nod Hill meadow tour, reserved seating in the brewery’s new biergarten and a 4-pack to enjoy at home. Get tickets

Charles Ives Music Festival
Sunday, August 7th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
The Charles Ives Music Festival is a summer chamber music festival offering aspiring youth musicians the opportunity to perform side-by-side with world-class professional artists in chamber music groups. This event is free for the community and includes music that honors the legacy of Charles Ives through performances of his works, music of other American composers and musicians, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music. Get tickets

Wine Cheese & Chamber Chat
Thursday, August 11th
Lounsbury House
Join the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce for a New Networking Series: ‘Wine Cheese & Chamber Chat’ with First Selectman Rudy Marconi! Grab a friend, pack your business cards, and mix and mingle with local businesses and community leaders in our 90-minute happy hour of conversation and connection. Learn more

Woodcock Nature Center's 50th Celebration
Charles Ives Music Festival

Bernie Williams & His Band of Friends Breathless Concert
Saturday, August 13th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Bernie Williams is back with another star-studded day featuring celebrities from the worlds of sports and music, all to benefit the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). The day begins with a celebrity softball game on the ballfield next to The Ridgefield Playhouse with Bernie and his bandmates, along with special guests scheduled to play, followed by a VIP BBQ and concert. Get tickets

Music at the Museum
Monday, August 15th
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Our collaboration with Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra wraps up for the season with Harmonia V, a classical and contemporary woodwind quintet. Bring your lawn chair or blanket – the concert is free and open to the public! Learn more

Eli Young Band
Thursday, August 18th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Join us for an evening of country music! Kicking off the night is Jason Ingriselli & The Miles North, followed by American country music’s Eli Young Band, best known for their Billboard charting singles including “Crazy Girl” and 2x Platinum “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Get tickets

Bernie Williams
Music at the Museum

Third Saturdays
Saturday, August 20th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Visit the Museum for free on the third Saturday of every month. Participate in a Story Time at 10:30 am, a family-friendly tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone at 1 pm, and drop-in to The Studio for a guided family-friendly art-making activity from 12 noon to 4 pm. Generous support for Third Saturdays is provided by The Ridgefield Thrift Shop, Fairfield County Bank, and The Cowles Charitable Trust. Get tickets

Concert for the Community
Saturday, August 20th
Ballard Park
Join the Ridgefield Theater Barn for an evening concert featuring the area’s finest voices hosted by Pamme Jones and Duane Lanham, with musical direction by Lisa Hobbs and accompaniment by Rodney Loren. Pack a picnic and bring your chairs to enjoy an evening of outstanding music in the center of our beautiful town of Ridgefield. Admission is free, donations welcome. Reservations are required. Get tickets

Best of RIFF Shorts Fest
Sunday, August 21st
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Join Ridgefield Independent Film Festival as we ask, and attempt to answer, the question “Are The Kids All Right?” Funded by a grant from CT Humanities we will screen 9 exceptional short films from our 7-year history and discuss the history and cinematic language of youth culture in film with filmmakers and film critic, Joe Meyers and moderated by Lisa Cambridge-Mitchell. Get tickets

Third Saturdays at The Aldrich
Concert for the Community

Art Walk 2022
Begins Friday, August 26th
Downtown Ridgefield
Join The Ridgefield Guild of Artists in their 9th Annual Art Walk, when the streets of downtown Ridgefield turn into a strolling art gallery. Art Walk Ridgefield kicks off on Friday, August 26 with artist meet and greets outside the stores and continues Saturday, August 27 with an artist’s day. Demonstrations are also planned outside storefronts in town on Saturday. Learn more

Sundays at the Schoolhouse
Sunday, August 28th
Peter Parley Schoolhouse
Join the Ridgefield Historical Society and visit the Peter Parley Schoolhouse. Admission is free. Jack and Sally Sanders, who help oversee the schoolhouse for the Ridgefield Historical Society, will be on hand to welcome guests and answer questions. Sundays at the Schoolhouse are supported by Fairfield County Bank. Learn more

Yoga in the Garden
Every Friday
Weir Farm National Historical Park
Join us every Friday evening to unwind, renew and reconnect to nature in the serenity of Weir Farm National Historical Park’s stunning gardens. This weekly outdoor yoga series is part of the Park’s Healthy Parks Healthy People program and is the perfect way to end your week. No registration required, just bring your yoga mat and water bottle. Learn more

ArtWalk by Mary Harold
Yoga in the Garden

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

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