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Connecticut River Museum

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

August 16 @ 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…

Stonington Vineyards Free Friday Night Summer Concerts

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Stonington Vineyards Free Friday night Summer Music Series is here through August 31st for a seasonal tradition of music, food, and wine. Every Friday evening from 6 - 9 pm in July & August, Stonington Vineyards welcomes the area’s best acts for a relaxing evening of music on our patio. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and light bites to enjoy on our spacious lawn. Brick n’ Basil Pizza Truck & Spicey Fusion Food Truck will be on site…

Fairfield Museum “Free Jazz Fridays” Concerts

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Fairfield Museum offers Free Jazz Fridays concerts all month long each Friday from 6:30 to 8 pm. Outdoors on the Museum patio (or indoors in case of rain) featuring the best talented regional jazz artists and ensembles. Fairfield Museum "Free Jazz Fridays" Concerts Lineup: August 3 - Brian Torff and New Duke August 10 - Saxophonist Jim Clark August 17 - Violinist Jason Anick and the Rhythm Future Quartet August 24 - Atla and Matt DeChamplain August 31 - Natalia Bernal…

The Shoppes at Farmington Valley Free Sunset Sweat Outdoor Fitness Series

August 19 @ 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…

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…

Junk in the Trunk at the Shops at Marlborough Barn

Junk in the Trunk at the Shops at Marlborough Barn

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Shops at Marlborough Barn is hosting another "Junk in the Trunk" event on Saturday, August 25 from 9 am to 1 pm. The grounds will fill up with folks parking and selling from their vehicles. You never know what you'll find at Junk in the Trunk! Cost: $20 sign up fee for vendors and free admission for shoppers. Bring a friend or bring the family to this fun outdoor market event!

Penny Lane Beatles Band

Mystic Seaport Museum’s “Arts on the Quad” Science, Myth, and Mystery: The Vinland Map Saga

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Seaport Museum's "Arts on the Quad" Science, Myth, and Mystery: The Vinland Map Saga will be held on Saturday, August 25th. Nicholas Bell, senior vice president for Curatorial Affairs at Mystic Seaport Museum, will give a talk about the Vinland Map, and Fred Calabretta, senior curator at the Museum, will speak about the music in the era during which the map was unveiled to the public. “Science, Myth, and Mystery: The Vinland Map Saga” in the Schaefer Building will…

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,…

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!

Sunset Sounds Free Concert Series at Butler-McCook

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the lively music of the Hartford Steel Symphony on Thursday, August 9th in the Butler-McCook Garden! The Hartford Steel Symphony will be playing a mix of Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Pop, Classical, Gospel and Jazz, all with an island rhythm. The Sunset Sounds Concert Series takes place on the 2nd Thursday of the month, June through September, from 6 to 7:30 pm on the Richard P. Garmany Fund Music & Education Terrace (made possible by…

Bozrah Kids and Touch-A-Truck Night

Bozrah Kids and Touch-A-Truck Night

September 14 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am

The Bozrah Kids and Touch-A-Truck Night will be held on Friday, September 14 from 4 to 7 pm. Join us for some kids fun and touch-a-truck night! Thanks to Bozrah Light and Power and Groton Utilities for sponsoring this theme night. Musical guest Ken Atkins Band!

Lisbon Fall Festival

Lisbon Fall Festival

September 21 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2018 at 11:00am

Lisbon Fall Festival time is upon us once again! This year the festival’s main events will be held on Friday, September 21st from 4:30 to 7:00 pm, and Saturday, September 22nd, from 11:00 am to 5:00 PM. The Lisbon Fall Festival has been growing in size and this year promises to be one of the best yet. Admission is FREE. Bon fire and fire dancer performers Join in on all of the fun at Lisbon Community Center, near the Lisbon Meadows…

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.

Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival

Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The New Haven Chalk Art Festival will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm (rain date: Sunday, October 21) View elaborate and amazing chalk art designs by talented artists, including a special piece by local chalk artist Andrea Casey, as they compete for bragging rights and gift cards to The Shops at Yale: $1,000 to Hulls Art Supply & Framing Gift Card, $500 to L.L.Bean, $250 to Patagonia New Haven, $100 to J.Crew and more! Enjoy…

Walktober The Legend of Uncas Leap

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Walktober The Legend of Uncas Leap will take place on Saturday, October 20th at 1:00 pm. Visit the Yantic River gorge, a wonderful natural resource that is home to the legend of Uncas Leap. This tour will travel from the planned Uncas Leap Heritage Area to the Royal Mohegan Burial Ground. Explore the deep significance of the Mohegan Tribe's heritage and its connection with the City of Norwich. 1.5 hours. 1.5 miles. Sponsored by: Norwich Historical Society and the…

Halloween Trick-or-Treat at Olde Mistick Village

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Halloween Trick-or-Treat at Olde Mistick Village will be held on Wednesday, October 31 from 4 to 6 pm. This is a free event. Calling all ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes and everything in between! An Olde Mistick Village Halloween tradition continues. The shops will welcome costumed characters with yummy candy and you can choose which shopkeepers look the spookiest!

Holiday Carnival at Olde Mistick Village

Holiday Carnival at Olde Mistick Village

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Olde Mistick Village Merchant’s Association is hosting their annual Holiday Carnival on December 1st, starting at 11am. Stroll around the village to view Merchant's custom decorated wreaths and vote for your favorite. Live music, performers, pet photos with Santa, great gifts, and more await at this great winter tradition! Kids can do their holiday shopping at Santa’s Workshop inside the Meeting House 12 noon to 4 pm. Santa’s elf, Gumdrop, will be there to assist children in selecting that…

2018 Festival of Lights at Olde Mistick Village

2018 Festival of Lights at Olde Mistick Village

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

On December 7, experience the magic of the holiday season at the Olde Mistick Village. Come stroll through walkways brilliantly lit by thousands of luminaries. With live entertainment and complimentary treats in the Meeting House, there's something for the whole family to enjoy. Stroll through the winter wonderland from dusk until 9:30pm when over 6,000 luminaries light the walkway of Olde Mistick Village and the surrounding area. This is a family friendly event with FREE parking and admission. Come stroll 23…

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