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What To Do In And Around Ridgefield This Weekend

Ridgefield's Main Street is going to be turned into a walking street on Saturday for the "Ridgefield Gone Country" event that will include food, music and shopping.
Ridgefield's Main Street is going to be turned into a walking street on Saturday for the "Ridgefield Gone Country" event that will include food, music and shopping. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, file photo

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - Take a walk down Ridgefield's Main Street or tour an artisan fair in Danbury. This weekend is full of events to fill your time in both towns, here are some of them:

Friday, May 3

Ridgefield Library Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The book sale will last for four days, and each day will have a different schedule and procedure. From 9 a.m. to noon Friday is free to members of the Friends of the Ridgefield Library or $10 for nonmembers. The rest of the day, from noon to 8 p.m., will be open to the public. Yanity Gym, 60 Prospect Ridge Road, Ridgefield.

"Footloose:" 7:30 p.m. Danbury High School students along with a few alumni, teachers and guests will hit the stage with the school's annual blockbuster musical. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students. Another performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. In the high school auditorium, 43 Clapboard Ridge Road.

Saturday, May 4

Ridgefield Gone Country: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local businesses will hold special events all day as Main Street is turned into a pedestrian walkway. Live music by Midnight Rodeo, line dancing demonstrations and balloon artists will be on hand and a food court set up on Bailey Avenue. Bailey Avenue and Main Street, Ridgefield.

51st Antique Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Almost anything can be found at this year's Antique Market. Inside the house will be dealers selling everything from graded Mickey Mantle baseball cards and Yankees autographs and autographed John Lennon “Imagine” and Jimi Hendrix “Electric Ladyland” album covers to Country Life magazines from 1900-1913, and original posters including from 60's rock concerts. Loundsbury House, 316 Main St, Ridgefield.

Sunday, May 5

Spring Artisan Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Take a walk around the historic Tarrywile Mansion  and look at local artisans selling their wears, from folk art and terrariums to handmade chocolate and oils. Tarrywile Mansion, 70 Southern Blvd., Danbury.

Danbury Community Orchestra's Final Concert of the Season: 7 p.m. The orchestra will bid farewell to 11 graduating seniors as it plays a new work composed by graduating high school senior, Alex Lampel, "Chromatic Metamorphosis" as well as the finale to Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, "Toccata and Fugue" by Bach and the "Swan of Tuonela." Ives Concert Hall, midtown campus of Western Connecticut State University.

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