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“First Thursdays” Summer Events in Essex, Connecticut

June 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Essex in Bloom "First Thursdays" Summer Events

Celebrate summer 2018 alfresco style in Essex, Connecticut! The Essex Board of Trade introduces 1st Thursdays — a series of 3 themed events on Main Street in Essex Village, occurring over the first Thursdays of June, July, and August. Stores and galleries will be open late with festivities and special discounts.

The party-like atmosphere includes: the first-ever Cruise Night in the parking lot of Olive Oyl’s CuisineYoga in the Park with Essex Park & Recreation, Music & Drinks on the deck of the Connecticut River Museum, and Festive Libations & Patio Dining at The Griswold Inn.

For Essex in Bloom, flower boxes and containers will show off their new summer blooms, village shops and galleries will be stocked with fresh merchandise, and restaurants will be debuting seasonal menus. Retail DISCOUNTS (think Graduation & Father’s Day!!!) with a floral theme will ramp up the merriment.

Click HERE for a full list of Specials & Discounts

Special Events at The Griswold Inn

Goods & Curiosities ~ The Griswold Inn Store will feature a “Cocktail Garden” right outside its door in Griswold Square. Enjoy samples of “garden-fresh” beverages and other complimentary refreshment along with 20% off select garden-themed books and accessories and garden-related door prizes.

Enjoy cocktail piano in the Tap Room or from the patio while sipping one of the “garden-inspired” libations offered on the Inn’s cocktail list. Blueberry Smash, their featured cocktail for First Thursday, will be offered at a special price for the evening. Live music by the popular Dizzy River Band begins at 8:00!


June 7, 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Essex Main Street
Main Street
Essex, CT
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