Ridgefield First Saturdays returns to downtown Ridgefield in May

The Reflector

Ridgefield will kick off the start of its Spring Festival season on Saturday, May 7 as the town resumes hosting its First Saturdays event.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by live music at 7:30 p.m.

“While our event is centered in Overlook Park, the excitement will spread through downtown Ridgefield with the Ridgefield Garden Club plant sale in Abrams Park, an evening performance by Spanish blues guitarist Claude Bourbon at the Old Liberty Theater and special promotions at downtown businesses and restaurants,” a press release said.

The event will usher in a new season for the Farmer’s Market and First Saturday vendors. There will also be a craft station, Maypole dance and cake pops.

Here is an overview of what will be offered to you:

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Overlook Park Activities

The Ridgefield Farmer’s Market and First Saturday vendors will be selling local produce, artisan goods, and more.

Craft Station – Participants can craft a pool noodle pony and a flower crown. All supplies and instructions will be provided at the “make and take” event. It will continue while supplies last.

Ridgefield Art Association Annual Spring Art Exhibition

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Kit Garoutte, singer, songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist will perform a variety of well-known songs as well as original music.

11:30 am: The traditional Maypole dance will be performed by DanceFusion NW.

Noon: Celebrate Ridgefield First Saturdays birthday with a free cake pop while supplies last.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Garden Club Plant Sale at Abrams Park

The annual Ridgefield Garden Club Plant Sale will be held at Bennett Hall in Abrams Park.

7:30 p.m. – Claude Bourbon, Spanish blues guitarist at the Old Liberty Theater

Claude Bourbon is a widely recognized guitarist who is known for his ability to combine a wide variety of musical traditions from around the world. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, go online to oldlibertytheater.com/events.

David H. Henry