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.

Want to be a vendor at a First Saturday? Visit the vendor page for the application, fees, and guidelines. 

Questions about First Saturdays?
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Updated April 8, 2021: We plan to return to some in person First Saturday activities on Saturday, May 1st following strict social distancing guidelines.

Looking for something to do? Check out our past virtual First Saturdays.

Move, Play, Eat!

January 4, 2021 – February 28, 2021

For many households, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant an increased amount of time at home and an endless list of cancelled events and activities. To start out 2021 on the right foot, we are encouraging you to set aside time each week to Move, Play, and Eat with your household using our activity, game, and recipe suggestions!

Each week we will share a new idea for an activity, game, and recipe. These will be posted on our Move, Play, Eat webpage and shared on social media. On Saturday, January 9th and Saturday, February 6th we will have take home activity bags, a scavenger hunt, and live activities. 

Arts Quarter Block Party

March, 2021

Encourage a lifetime of creativity!  Celebrate Youth Arts Month with online activities, take home activity bags, and an Arts Quarter scavenger hunt. Youth Arts Month represents a partnership between Ridgefield School District and the Ridgefield Art Association 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.

Ridgefield Whodunnits

April, 2021

Ridgefield is growing, and we want to help you get to know your community and neighbors.  So, we’ve created this family-friendly mystery game to get you going.

If you enjoyed our previous Whodunnit challenges, the Mystery of the Missing Mascot and The Case of the Captured Key, you won’t want to miss our third mystery game: The Mystery of the Mind-Boggling Mural!


May Day Spring Festival

May 1, 2021

We are so excited to welcome our community back to Overlook Park for First Saturday on May 1st! Join us downtown to celebrate the anniversary of Ridgefield First Saturdays with First Saturday vendors, RAA Spring Art Show, scavenger hunt, and more!

We will be strictly following all state guidelines for masking and social distancing.

Big Paddle

June 5, 2021

Come to the waterfront for a paddle and a picnic! Our 2021 Big Paddle is going to look different than years past – please refer to the webpage for details.

Red, White, and Blue

July 3, 2021

Kick of Independence Day celebrations a day early with fun activities at Overlook Park.

2021 Event Information TBD.

City Days & Paddle for Life Dragon Boat Races

August 7, 2021

Enjoy a picnic and First Saturday activities at Overlook Park and learn about the ways that the City works. Then, tale a trip down to the the waterfront to watch the Paddle for Life Dragon Boat races. 

2021 Event Information TBD.

Multicultural Festival

September 4, 2021

Celebrate diversity with your community through fun activities and games, crafts, and educational opportunities.

2021 Event Information TBD.

BirdFest and Bluegrass

October 2, 2021

Enjoy the annual Friends of the Refuge festival complete with bird watching and bluegrass music.

2021 Event Information TBD.

Make a Difference Month

November, 2021

Kick off the season of giving by learning about community organizations and non-profits in Ridgefield. We are stretching out November First Saturday with a month of content and activities.

2021 Event Information TBD.

Hometown Celebration

December 4, 2021

Celebrate the Holiday season in the Ridgefield tradition with Hometown Celebration! 

2021 Event Information TBD.

Photo Credit: Chris Bidleman Photography

Past Virtual First Saturdays

The COVID-19 pandemic meant that the majority of our 2020 First Saturdays were virtual format. The bonus of this is, most of the content and activities you can still view and enjoy at any time! Check out the links below to explore timeless First Saturday content.

April: Earth Day Rally

May: May Day Spring Festival

June: Ridgefield Trails Day

July: Ridgefield 4th of July Celebration

August: Big Paddle 

September: Multicultural Festival

October: BirdFest & Bluegrass

November: Make A Difference Month

December: Hometown Celebration

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