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Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises (Connecticut River Museum)

February 10 - March 24

RiverQuest has teamed up with the Connecticut River Museum for their winter cruises! With this partnership, you not only get to enjoy the river and its wildlife from the water, but also the entire museum and their special Eagles of Essex exhibit. Come out of your winter doldrums and experience the beauty and solitude of the lower Connecticut River during this wonderful time of year! It is so different than it is any other time of the year. There are…

Essex go Bragh Irish Parade

Essex go Bragh Irish Parade

March 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at our annual Essex go Bragh Irish Parade! We step off at the Essex Town Hall at 10:30am. Come march with us and decorate your tractors, cars, and bikes! To join us and walk in the parade, feel free to gather up a group or even just dress up your pooch! This year Essex Park and Recreation has chosen long time community volunteers John & Judy Heiser as our Grand Marshals. This family friendly parade includes horse drawn…

2nd Annual Cheers for Charity in Essex

2nd Annual Cheers for Charity in Essex

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 2nd Annual Cheers for Charity will be helad at Essex Steam Train on March 9 from 12 noon to 4 pm. The Essex Community Fund presents the 2nd Annual Cheers for Charity Beerfest. Local and unique craft breweries, homebrewers, cider companies, and vineyards will be on tap for tastings INSIDE the Oliver Jensen Gallery and River Valley Junction Hall at the Essex Steam Train. Attendees MUST be 21 years of age or older to attend. Choose between the VIP Experience…

Beer & Brats Onboard the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Brats and Beer Cruise with Essex Steam Train & Riverboard

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Its the “Three B” cruise! Beer, Bratwurst, and Beautiful Summer Surf on the Connecticut River Thursday August 1 aboard the Brats & Beer Cruise. Ride our vintage train pulled by our antique diesel locomotive to our riverboat to enjoy tastings of carefully selected craft beers and a buffet of brats while listening to great live music.

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