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Haight Brown Scavenger Hunt

July 31 - September 3

The Haight Brown Scavenger Hunt This Haight Brown Scavenger Hunt is meant to be a challenge for the competitive minded who are visiting the beautiful town of Litchfield during its prime season. Solve five clues about the history of Litchfield as you visit the site of each clue. Take a photo of yourself or team at each location to prove you solved it correctly. Time logged when you start and when you finish. Fastest and most accurate teams are entered into…

The 2018 Connecticut Open – New Haven

August 17 - August 25

The Connecticut Open is taking place at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven, CT from August 17-25, 2018. Watch the best players in women's professional tennis compete in the final event before the U.S. Open. See Petra Kvitova, Julia Goerges, Daria Gavrilova and others face off. Kids Day on Sunday, music and more. The 2018 Connecticut Open will feature an exciting festival of week-long events and activities as it showcases the best food from the city of New Haven and…

The Annual Hamburg Fair

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on August 18, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on August 19, 2018 at 9:00am

Don't miss out on the fun at the 117th Annual Hamburg Fair August 17 through August 18. This intimate, family-friendly event showcases many agricultural fair traditions while highlighting top local music talent and entertainment. Visitors will enjoy Milestone Midway carnival rides and games, Grange Hall coffee, grill and snack bar, food concessions, pony rides and entries and exhibits for farm, animal, crafts, fruits, vegetables and more! LIVE MUSIC! From country to pop, fiddlers to funk, there is something for everyone who…

Annual Milford Oyster Festival Schedule

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on August 18, 2018 at 10:00am

The Annual Milford Oyster Festival will be held on Saturday, August 18th from 10 am to 6 pm at Lisman Landing Harbor. Party all evening with the Frontiers. Food, craft beer and wine will be available for purchase. The 44th Annual Milford Oyster Festival will host Eddie Money this year on the Main Stage, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band will open for Eddie and Mark C. Daniel will open the show. The MILFORD OYSTER FESTIVAL has the largest variety…

Dragon Boat & Asian Festival (Hartford)

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival invites community and club teams for a day of fun competition on the Connecticut River on August 18th. Come cheer on the paddlers and celebrate Asian culture at the riverfront at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, a landscaped park over I-91 in downtown Hartford that opened to the public in 1999, is the centerpiece of the Riverfront park system. A stage at the river’s edge provides a scenic venue for a rich variety…

Summer Nights: Beluga Blues & Burgers (Mystic)

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mystic Aquarium Summer Nights presents Beluga Blues & Burgers. Dive in to summer nights at Mystic Aquarium! Throughout the month of August, we’re treating you to a special line up of themed after-hour events during Summer Nights. Visit with Kela, Juno and their trainers at the Arctic Coast where you’ll witness some underwater enrichment and training activities. Meet some of the Aquarium’s research team and pick their brains on the current beluga studies underway including their work with beluga snot! Enjoy live…

Cirque Éloize “Hotel” at Foxwoods

August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on August 28, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on August 29, 2018 at 2:00pm

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One event on August 31, 2018 at 8:00pm

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One event on September 2, 2018 at 2:00pm

Cirque Éloize "Hotel" is coming to Foxwoods Resort Casino August 22-September 2. Cirque Éloize "Hotel" is the story of a place and the travelers who come passing through it. A stopover where lives intersect, collide and juxtapose for a brief time to generate tales and memories. Acrobatics, theatre, dance and live music, will draw spectators into a colorful, timeless world. Avant-garde stage design, inspired by the elegance of the great hotels, will carry the narrative, complete with cinematographic projections and magical…

Connecticut Trolley Museum Super Hero and Princess Day

Connecticut Trolley Museum Super Hero and Princess Day

August 24 @ 11:00 am - August 25 @ 3:00 pm

The Connecticut Trolley Museum Super Hero and Princess Day will be held on August 24-25 from 11 am to 3 pm in East Windsor. Dress up as your favorite Super Hero or Princess and join us for a fun memorable day. Additionally, Super Hero & Princesses will be roaming the grounds from 12pm-3pm and face painting will be held from 12pm-3pm! Take as many trolley rides as you would like operated by period dressed motormen. Learn historic information about each car…

2018 Plainville Fire Company's Hot Air Balloon Festival

2018 Plainville Fire Company’s Hot Air Balloon Festival

August 24 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on August 25, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on August 26, 2018 at 8:00am

The 2018 Plainville Fire Company's Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held August 24, 25, and 26th at Norton Park in Plainville, Connecticut. Each year the attendance of Balloonist has increased. There is no entrance fee. The entire event is free. There will be arts, crafts and food vendors throughout the weekend. Note: NO DRONES! They are extremely dangerous to balloons! There is no raindate. The Plainville Fire Co. does not provide or arrange for balloon rides. Some balloonists will offer tethered rides…

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Schemitzun

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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One event on August 26, 2018 at 10:00am

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation welcomes everyone to Schemitzun, August 25 & 26 2018. Schemitzun, the Feast of Green Corn and Dance; gives honor to Mantoo (Creator) provider of all things and celebrating our harvest, ancestors, elders, veterans, family and Native American heritage. Schemitzun takes place on the Mashantucket cultural grounds. Shuttle service is available from the Pequot Museum parking lot to the cultural grounds. No parking is allowed next to the cultural grounds, so please take the shuttle. Schemitzun is open…

Riverfront Summer Pops Concert: Symphonic Soundtrack (Hartford)

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The August Riverfront Summer Pops Concert will be held at Great River Park in Hartford. Hear music from pop stars, shows, and movies including highlights from "La La Land," "Star Wars," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and more. Music from composers Gilbert & Sullivan, Henry Mancini, John Lennon, and John Williams will fill out the evening.

Open Air Market & Festival (Middletown)

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Wadsworth Mansion located at 421 Wadsworth St, Middletown, will transform its 700 foot vista into a marketplace and festival where a variety of vendors will gather to sell their Connecticut grown or made products. This event is free and open to the public. One can stroll from tent to tent purchasing fresh produce, fruit, cheese, breads and prepared foods. Local artisans, such as potters, painters, and jewelers have been invited to sell their work. Visitors will be encouraged to…

Tomato Basil Festival at Smith’s Acres Niantic

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come taste over 50 varieties of tomatoes, all grown by Farmer Joe. Enjoy tasty tomato treats from several area restaurants. This free event is kid friendly, but please leave your dogs home Smith's Acres is a family owned and operated garden center and farm market. Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook and get signed up for our enewsletter to recieve lots of timely tips and great special discounts!!

Mystic Aquarium Summer Nights: Penguin Walk/Run Night

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dive in to summer nights at Mystic Aquarium! Join us during this special themed after-hours event for the final Summer Nights date this year. Stretch those hamstrings, lace up your sneaks, get your GPS watch ready and grab your running (or walking) buddy! Test out a scenic route through Mystic before you wind-down for the night during this special Summer Nights finale. BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat!) to join in post-run yoga stretches. Refuel with all natural comfort food faves…

Lime Rock Park Historic Festival

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until September 3, 2018

Now in its 36th year, the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park has been a time-honored tradition since 1982. Enjoy vintage car racing at its best. Enjoy three days of fantastic, authentic vintage car racing on Friday, August 31, Saturday, September 1 and Monday, September 3. On Sunday, September 2, the Sunday in the Park: Concours d’Elegance and Gathering of the Marques is a time when car enthusiast gather to admire vintage cars. Watch The Vintage Race & Sports Car Parade The…

237th Anniversary Battle of Groton Heights

September 2 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

On Sunday, September 2nd, the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will be participating in two events commemorating the 237th Anniversary of the Battle of Groton Heights. First event: 4:30pm at the grave of Col. Ledyard, inside the Col. Ledyard Cemetery - 240 Mitchell St. Groton, CT. Grave marking ceremony, with wreath laying and a 3-volley musket salute. Preceding the Ft. Griswold event, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new barracks outline project. Second event: 6:00pm…

Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival

Annual Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival

September 5 @ 10:00 am - September 9 @ 4:00 pm

The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival will take place September 5-9 in New London, Connecticut. The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival is a five-day annual celebration promoting the State of Connecticut’s maritime heritage and spirit of innovation in conjunction with Connecticut Maritime Heritage Week. The Festival will attract more than 60,000 visitors this year to the historic Port of New London waterfront including individuals and families who experience unique tours aboard a fleet of boats including U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships,…

Wapping Fair Presented by the South Windsor Jaycees

Annual Wapping Fair in South Windsor

September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on September 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on September 8, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on September 9, 2018 at 10:00am

The 2018 Wapping Fair Presented by the South Windsor Jaycees will be held on September 6-9 in South Windsor, Connecticut. Join us for the 126th Wapping Fair! Always the weekend after Labor day -- September 6 - 9th in South Windsor, Connecticut. This long weekend is filled with music, rides, animals, food, agricultural exhibitions, and a whole lot of fun! LOCATION 75 Brookfield St South Windsor, CT 06074 HOURS Thursday 5 pm - 10 pm Friday 5 pm - 11…

The Annual Ledyard Fair

The Annual Ledyard Fair

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on September 8, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on September 9, 2018 at 11:00am

The Annual Ledyard Fair will take place September 7-9. Come join in the fun that includes the Miss Ledyard Fair and Little Miss Ledyard Fair Pageants, pie eating contests, oxen pulls, horseshoe pitching, tractor competitions, horse shows, animal exhibits, vegetable and flower exhibits and lots of good food. Entertainment lineup for this year's Ledyard Fair: Friday: Pirates for Peace at 9pm Saturday: Barley Hoppers from 2-4pm, Jay Dempsey band from 5:30-7:30pm and Wicked Peach from 8:30-10:30pm. Sunday: American Idol star Sam Woolf…

Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park Grand Opening (Danbury)

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park will host Grand Opening on September 8th from 11:00am to 11:00pm, with half price admission from 12:00pm to. 2:00pm. The world’s only air bag entertainment venue is located right here in Danbury but not for long, owners Rob and Lisa Cannon plan to launch Thrillz globally. The one-of-a -kind action packed adventure park showcases 25,000 square feet of wall to wall ninja style challenges. Thrill seekers launch themselves, harness free, over eight themed airbags including…


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