First Saturdays

Come enjoy music, fun, food, family-friendly activities and a sense of community at downtown Ridgefield’s First Saturdays!

Participate in theme-related events and activities that include local artists displaying their work, sidewalk chalk drawing contests, athletic events, and other pop-up activities. You’ll also find the Farmer’s Market, sidewalk sales, outdoor concerts, local eateries and food vendors to enhance the festive atmosphere.

Click here to download a printable postcard of 2020 themes.

If you are interested in being a vendor at one or all of the First Saturday events, click here for more information and an application.

Lazy Dayz

January 4, 2020

Grab a blanket and pillow and get comfortable enjoying our family friendly movie marathon and waffle bar! Showtimes at 10AM and Noon. Follow Ridgefield First Saturdays on Facebook for movie title announcement. Play board games, enjoy munchies, and participate in a Pajama Contest!

Bacon, Baseball, & Bingo!

February 1, 2020

Bring the kiddos and your appetites to the Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center for a fun filled breakfast with Spudders Baseball and the Ridgefield Raptors! Play Bingo and other games and win prizes. 

Arts Quarter Block Party

March 7, 2020

Encourage a lifetime of creativity!  Explore the downtown Arts Quarter, see performing arts, take an arts class, visit the kids arts & crafts activity center and help kick-off Ridgefield Youth Arts Month. Youth Arts Month represents a partnership between Ridgefield School District and the Ridgefield community encouraging young people to take part in artistic endeavors including literary, visual, musical, and performing arts.

Youth Arts Month happens throughout the month of March with events taking place at all four district schools as well as at community businesses and organizations.

Earth Day Rally

April 4, 2020

See exhibits and hands-on activities aimed at educating Ridgefield residents about protecting our environment and living green — and learning how to enjoy our natural resources.

 

May Day Spring Festival

May 2, 2020

It is the Fifth Anniversary of First Saturday! Join us to usher in a fresh new season complete with Maypole dance,  Farmer’s Market season grand opening, outdoor games, scavenger hunt, art, food and more!

The Ridgefield Art Association is hosting its annual art fair & sale at Overlook Park. The Garden Club will also hold its annual plant sale at the Ridgefield School District Maintenance Building.

 

Big Paddle

June 6, 2020

Ridgefield is celebrating National Trails Day  with festivities at the waterfront and downtown and trolley rides in between.

At the waterfront enjoy a canoe, kayak or paddleboard adventure in the morning and afternoon along with Paddler’s Village, live music, beer garden, a self-guided waterfront hike into the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, a kids obstacle course, and lots more activities. 

4th of July Parade & Celebration

July 4, 2020

Ridgefield celebrates the Fourth of July with an old-fashioned parade, fun run and festival. Bonus – check out the Old-Fashioned Street Dance at Hookum Brewery the night before!

The 4th of July Parade and Celebration is organized by the 4th of July Committee. All vendors and questions should be directed to Ridgefield4th.com

City Days

August 1, 2020

Have a Picnic in the Park and learn about how your City works at our first City Days! Meet City employees, learn about services, and have your questions answered at Overlook Park.

Bonus! The Paddle for Life Dragon Boat Races will be taking place on Lake River at the Ridgefield Waterfront on the same day. Take your lunch down to the water and enjoy watching the Dragon Boat races!

Multicultural Festival

September 5, 2020

The Third Annual Multicultural Festival will showcase Ridgefield’s traditional heritage and rich cultural diversity and also introduce visitors to cultures from around the world through live music, dance performances, storytelling, sporting events, kids activities and a wide range of ethnic vendors. The Festival will include a variety of multi-cultural entertainment from Native American, Asian, Hispanic, Latin, Jazz and African performers.

Celebrate diversity with your community in downtown Ridgefield!

BirdFest and Blue Grass

October 3, 2020

Enjoy the sights and sounds of fall migration and bluegrass music throughout Ridgefield at the annual Ridgefield Friends of the Refuge festival!

The 2020 schedule of events is being planned currently. To get an idea of what usually happens during Birdfest and Bluegrass, you can check out the 2019 schedule of events on the Friends of the Refuge website.

Make a Difference Day

November 7, 2020

Kick off the season of giving by learning about community organizations and non-profits in Ridgefield. Learn about your town and get some shopping done at the Chickadee Arts & Crafts Bazaar by Ridgefield Art Association. 

Hometown Celebration

December 7, 2019

Join your friends and neighbors for the 20th Anniversary of the Hometown Celebration! All day fun for the whole family and kids of all ages.

The fun begins in historic downtown Ridgefield with an Ugly Sweater Run at 9:00 AM.

The fun continues with the Columbia Credit Union Food & Gift Festival at Overlook Park at 10:00 including the Farmer’s Market vendors, roasting nuts, and 20+ additional vendors. You will also enjoy live music performances featuring Ridgefield school bands and choirs on the stage and around town. Don’t worry about the cold — there will be heaters and canopies.

Other activities around town include cooking decorating and holiday crafts, pictures with Santa, meet the Grinch, holiday trailer rides with Santa, a living nativity scene and a family games & activity center.

The tree lighting ceremony and caroling will begin at 4:30 PM at Overlook Park. Enjoy a holiday performance by DanceFusion, a cup of hot chocolate or hot cider, sweet treats and a community sing-along.

For later evening fun, attend the acoustic guitar holiday concert. 

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