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Free Event: Annual Walnut Beach Fairy Frolic in Milford, Connecticut

Free Event: Annual Walnut Beach Fairy Frolic in Milford, Connecticut

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Did you know that there are fairies who live in Walnut Beach? ’Tis true! The wee folk love the natural beauty of our beach neighborhood and have made their homes here for many a year. To find them you need but look with eyes that seek magic and a heart that believes. This fourth-annual Fairy Frolic promises to be a night of fairy-filled family fun here in Walnut Beach—and everyone (yes, that means children and adults) is encouraged to come…

Connecticut Shutterbugs Free Photography Class

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Connecticut Shutterbugs group for a Free photograph class with Craig Woody. This is a free photography class and the public is welcome to join the group. Sign up for our email list to get an email reminder and join the Connecticut Shutterbugs Facebook Group to learn about more events.

Huntington State Park

LL Bean Outing Club: Paddle in Huntington State Park

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring your own kayak or canoe to Huntington State Park. A large pond here actually has an island and a small "lighthouse”. This gem of a pond is a pleasant, low-key getaway in busy Fairfield County, CT. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy. WHERE TO MEET: Boat-launch site in Huntington State Park, Old Dodgingtown Rd., off of Sunset Hill Road, Redding, CT. WHAT TO BRING: PFD (required), kayak, paddle, weather-appropriate clothing (layers, no cotton), hat with visor, closed-toe shoes or water shoes, snacks,…

Lyman Allyn’s annual Summer Fest

Lyman Allyn’s Annual Summer Fest in New London, Connecticut

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come celebrate the start of summer at Lyman Allyn’s annual Summer Fest in New London, Connecticut on June 23rd. Summer Fest is FREE for everyone and will feature food trucks, live entertainment (amplified, unplugged, performance and participatory), and family friendly activities on our grounds and inside the Museum. The entire Museum will be open during this event, so you can explore all of our exhibits. This is a perfect event to spend with friends and family In the event of…

The Shoppes at Farmington Valley Free Sunset Sweat Outdoor Fitness Series

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 30, 2018

Summer is just around the corner and The Shoppes at Farmington Valley will welcome the warm weather with the debut of Sunset Sweat, an outdoor fitness series taking place every Sunday evening at 6PM, beginning Sunday, June 3 and running through Sunday, September 30. All classes are held in its outdoor community space, Lowell Court, located between American Eagle and Green Tangerine, and are free and open to all levels. Spanning 18 weeks, this exciting social fitness series will feature an alternating schedule that allows attendees to experience a variety…

Free Clinic: Basic Summer Outdoor Survival

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Would you know what to do if you were stuck outside overnight? Join our experts and learn the basics of wilderness fire building, identifying and creating shelter, signaling for help and other techniques to help you survive. ***Since space is limited reserve yourself a spot by clicking over to L.L. Bean, Danbury's Event Page (llbean.com/danbury), find this event, and register before space fills up. (Hint: look for an this event on the day this event is scheduled)***

Li Liu, Chinese Acrobat

Li Liu, Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics Event, North Stonington, Connecticut

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

On Wednesday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m. children ages four and up and their caregivers are invited to kick off the summer with “Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics.” Li Liu presents a one-woman acrobatic performance. The documented history of acrobatics in China goes back more than 2000 years. Li performs hand balancing, plate spinning, ribbon dancing, diabolos, foot juggling, and Chinese Kung Fu fan manipulation. A limited number of volunteers get to join her on stage to create an impromptu ribbon…

Free Clinic: Essential Knots for the Outdoors

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

With the right knots, you can secure a kayak or canoe to the roof of a car, rig a rain tarp, or tie a boat to a dock. Our experts will show you the few key knots and hitches that every outdoor enthusiast should know. ***Since space is limited reserve yourself a spot by clicking over to L.L. Bean, Danbury's Event Page (www.llbean.com/danbury), find this event, and register before space fills up. (Hint: look for an this event on the…

Food Trucks on the Farm at Lyman Orchards

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Lyman Orchards for our Food Trucks on the Farm festival, Saturday, June 30th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. From farm to food truck to your table, feast on delicacies from some of your favorite rolling kitchens! FREE ADMISSION! We'll be pouring Lyman Orchards' 1741 Colonial Crisp Hard Cider for those 21 and over. Many of the region's top food trucks will be on site, including Perk on Wheels The Whey Station Spuds Your Way GMonkey Mamoun's Falafels Pork…

Connecticut River Museum

2018 FREE Thursdays on the Dock Concerts at the CT River Museum

July 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

Now in its eighth year at the Connecticut River Museum, Thursdays on the Dock Free concerts have for many become the unofficial start to the summer weekend. In 2018 the event will take place every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, July 5 through August 30 on the Museum’s historic steamboat dock. This free event features a different band each night, with a few local food vendors available for your dining pleasure, and the panoramic views of the River. In…

Southford Falls State Park

Free Hike at Southford Falls State Park

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come hike with us at Southford Falls State Park in Southbury. The falls are the original site of the Diamond Match Company, and the swift Eightmile river played an important role in the area's industrial history. Wonderful views are available from the fire tower at the southern part of the park. ***Since space is limited reserve yourself a spot by clicking over to L.L. Bean, Danbury's Event Page (llbean.com/danbury), find this event, and register before space fills up. (Hint: look…

Glastonbury Riverfront Free Summer Concerts

Glastonbury Riverfront Free Summer Concerts

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 1, 2018

Glastonbury Riverfront Summer Free Concerts are scheduled for four Wednesday nights in July (and one show in August for 2018) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The concerts will be held at the Welles Street Riverfront Park on the lawn behind the Riverfront Community Center. FREE parking and shuttle service will be available at 180 & 200 Glastonbury Boulevard, which is adjacent to Somerset Square. Bring picnic supplies and nab a spot near the front. This event is BYOB and family (&…

Lake Waramaug

Paddle with L.L. Bean on Lake Waramaug

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join L.L.Bean as we paddle on beautiful and scenic, Lake Waramaug, home of an annual rowing race. Keep an eye out for eagles, too In order for you to confirm your space please visit llbean.com/Danbury, find the specific time and date of your event, and complete the registration. We look forward to seeing you!

Free Clinic: Essential Knots for the Outdoors

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

With the right knots, you can secure a kayak or canoe to the roof of a car, rig a rain tarp, or tie a boat to a dock. Our experts will show you the few key knots and hitches that every outdoor enthusiast should know. ***Since space is limited reserve yourself a spot by clicking over to L.L. Bean, Danbury's Event Page (llbean.com/danbury), find this event, and register before space fills up. (Hint: look for an this event on the…

Lake Waramaug

Paddle with L.L. Bean on Lake Waramaug

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join L.L.Bean as we paddle on beautiful and scenic, Lake Waramaug, home of an annual rowing race. Keep an eye out for eagles, too In order for you to confirm your space please visit llbean.com/Danbury, find the specific time and date of your event, and complete the registration. We look forward to seeing you!

Walktober: I Spy a Letterbox Children’s Walk at Nathan Hale Homestead

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Following clues, we will walk in the Nathan Hale State Forest searching for hidden letterboxes. Finding a letterbox means a stamp in the discovered logbooks & our logbooks, too! There will be letterboxing kits for sale at $5 if you'd like to start this fun activity today. This interactive walk is especially for families with young children. We will skip, meander & stamp about 1.5 miles over 1.5 hours. Heavy rain cancels.


If you are looking for “things to do in Connecticut” we have you covered. Are you bored tonight and don't know what to do or where to go? Kids and Family events abound in every town in Connecticut. Interested in a friendly game of cards, a bike ride, or a hiking event? How about a 4K run, a Halloween party, or Christmas event. Connecticut is filled with lots to do. You just need to know where to find something fun to do in Connecticut. Look through our events calendar or type a keyword in the box to find a type of event. Click on the events categories in the menu to find even more fun events and you will never be bored in Connecticut.