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.

Want to be a vendor at a 2020 First Saturday? Visit the vendor page for the application, fees, and guidelines. 

Questions about First Saturdays?
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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 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.

Arts Quarter Block Party March 7th

Earth Day Rally

April 4, 2020

Transformed to VIRTUAL EVENT due to COVID-19.

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.

Earth Day Rally is April 4th

May Day Spring Festival

May 2, 2020

Transformed to VIRTUAL EVENT due to COVID-19. Find Virtual Events and Actvities here!

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.


June First Saturday

June 6, 2020

Find the Virtual Ridgefield Trails Day webpage here. 

4th of July Parade & Celebration

July 4, 2020

Ridgefield celebrates the Fourth of July each year with patriotism and small town charm.  In 2020, we are adapting the event to keep our community safe and healthy. 

View the VIRTUAL EVENT here. 

Big Paddle

August – 2020

This year, we are inviting you to participate in virtual activities and the Big Paddle Challenge! Visit the Big Paddle website for more details. 

Multicultural Festival

September 5, 2020

Celebrate diversity with your community through online activities and events, take home crafts, and educational opportunities.

Find the VIRTUAL EVENT here.

BirdFest and Bluegrass

October 3, 2020

Enjoy the annual Friends of the Refuge festival from the comfort of your home with a collection of videos, classes, take home crafts, and virtual activities.

Connect for a full day of BirdFest & Bluegrass 2020 videos on the Facebook Page for the event.

Find bluegrass performances & history, online vendor fair, craft videos, and more on the Virtual First Saturday webpage.

Make a Difference Day

November 7, 2020

Kick off the season of giving by learning about community organizations and non-profits in Ridgefield. 

Find all virtual event information online here.

Hometown Celebration

December 5, 2020

Celebrate the Holiday season in the Ridgefield tradition with Hometown Celebration! Things look a bit different this year, but there are still ways to celebrate the season, connect with your community, and enjoy a town flooding with holiday cheer. Join us for activities around town, online activities, a Drive-Thru Tree Jubilee, and more!

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