Ridgefield is our home. It’s 26 years of raising 3 children in a beautiful historic town 1 hour north of New York City. One stroll down Main Street, especially during the Holidays, makes you feel like you are in a Thomas Kinkade or even a Norman Rockwell painting! There is so much to see and do here that in May 2021, the Connecticut Office of the Arts designated Ridgefield as Connecticut's first Cultural District! This is a community engaged in all manner of the arts including, history, music, performance, dance, and more. And, lots of mouthwatering dining options, and shopping too!
Run Like a Mother 5K | Sunday, May 14th | Ballard Park
Your favorite way to spend Mother’s Day returns to Ridgefield with a 5k Women’s Race and Kids 1 Mile. The 5k race starts at The Ridgefield Playhouse and ends at Ballard Park, and is welcoming to both beginner and experienced runners alike. At Ballard Park there will be a family celebration area with runner refreshments and activities for the kids.
Ridgefield Chamber Golf Tournament | Wednesday, May 17tH
Celebrate spring at the ‘Support Local’ Golf Tournament! Including a casual lunch at noon followed by a 1pm shotgun start, the tournament will feayure a variety of competitions in addition to 18 holes of tournament play. Prizes, raffles, cocktail hour and dinner will follow the fun with a meal prepared by O’Deens Catering Company. Not a golfer? Join us for cocktails and dinner only!
Princess in the Park | May 21st | Ballard Park
Sweet Bean Events, Fairfield County Bank and BMW of Ridgefield proudly present Princesses in the Park. This magical event is free to the community and features live performances, music provided by Bach to Rock, activities, and meet and greets with your favorite princesses! Plus, enjoy craft and sensory stations, princess hair styling, cookie decorating, and more. Rain date June 4th.
Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29th | Town of Ridgefield
Did you know? The American Legion Post 78 started organizing this parade in 1921, one year after they received their charter and has coordinated the parade details ever since.
Home of the free because of the brave… Join us for a beloved Ridgefield tradition, the annual Memorial Day Parade on Main Street. The parade will begin at 11:30am with opening remarks and a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument in front of Jesse Lee, including a military honors gun salute and the playing of taps. The parade ends at Ballard Park with a closing ceremony that includes short speeches by honored guests with patriotic music throughout the program. This is a comprehensive event requiring police to temporarily close off Main Street. The annual parade even it’s own flyover, so have your cameras ready. The Memorial Day Parade honors the men and women who died serving our country and protecting our freedoms.
Ridgefield’s American Legion Post 78 is in the planning stages of organizing the Parade and wants to remind community groups to register to participate! Parade Coordinator Roger Restaino says, “If your organization has been in previous parades and you haven’t yet registered or you are a new group and want to march in the parade, please register!
Email the information below to firstname.lastname@example.org
Name of your group
Contact person(s), names; emails; phone #
Expected number of marchers
Number of vehicles if applicable