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Connecticut River Museum's Annual Train Show

Connecticut River Museum’s Annual Train Show

November 16, 2018 - February 19, 2019

The magic returns to the Connecticut River Museum with the 25th Annual Holiday Train Show running from November 16th through February 19th, 2019.. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors can also challenge themselves with the I-SPY scavenger hunt for objects hidden with the displays and throughout the exhibit gallery. Smaller visitors set can get hands-on at…

Essex Ed Ground Hog Parade

Essex Ed Ground Hog Parade

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Grab your pots and pans and head to Essex Village, Essex CT on Sunday, January 27th at 2 pm for one of the most popular parades of the year. “Essex Ed”, a larger-than-life ground hog, will make his annual pilgrimage from Essex Boat Works on Ferry Street up to the top of Main Street leading a parade of antique cars, fife & drum corps, residents, and visitors. All are invited to join in and encouraged to bring their own noisemakers…

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…


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