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Cruises Onboard Onrust (Programs & Sail Excursions)

June 20 - June 24

Sail aboard a piece of colonial history through Onrust Cruises in Hartford. Onrust is a replica of the vessel built by Adriaen Block and his crew in 1614. Enjoy a cruise on the Connecticut River, tour the ship and learn the history of the Dutch in America at our interactive dockside exhibit. Don’t miss the daily cannon demonstration daily. Cruise the Connecticut River in Hartford! One hour, $30 per person Thursday, 3:15 & 5:30 pm, Friday, 3:15 & 5:30 pm,…

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,…

Downtown Milford Farmer's Market

Downtown Milford Farmer’s Market

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

It's that community vibe that makes the farmer's market ripe for pairing with the Downtown Milford Business Association, whose mission is to bring attention to the downtown business district. The farmer's market runs on Saturdays from June 2 through October 27 from 9 AM to 1 PM and features a variety of fresh local produce, baked goods, honey, flowers, eggs, coffee, ice cream, as well as a variety of local artisans. Email Contact: dmbamarketingandevents@gmail.com Phone Number: (203) 745-4946 The farmer’s…

The Vintage Market Salem, Connecticut

The Vintage Market Salem, Connecticut

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 24, 2018 at 10:00am

The Vintage Market in Salem, Connecticut is becoming the event to go to for all things vintage, antique, re-purposed, handmade artisan goods and so much more! Vendors come from Connecticut, Mass, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island to sell their wares. There is live music to listen to while sitting under the pavilion as you enjoy your lunch from one of the food trucks. Savory and sweet is what their serving here. The cutest Vintage campers are scattered…

The Greater Hartford Food Truck Fest, South Windsor, Connecticut

The Greater Hartford Food Truck Fest, South Windsor, Connecticut

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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One event on June 24, 2018 at 11:00am

The 2018 Greater Hartford Food Truck Fest at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk will be held on June 23rd and June 24th in South Windsor, Connecticut. Enjoy a weekend filled with delicious food trucks from all over Connecticut, fantastic live bands, a great DJ, FREE children's activities, and fun for the whole family! Mark your calendar and join us on Saturday, June 23 from 11AM to 7PM and Sunday, June 24 from 11AM to 6PM in Evergreen Walk Park…

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…

Historic Gardens Day Connecticut

2018 Connecticut Historic Gardens Day

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The following locations are participating in the 2018 Connecticut Historic Gardens Day. This day is set aside each year to showcase some of Connecticut's most beautiful gardens, estates and houses. Visit each location's website for full details, address and directions. Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Bethlehem, Connecticut Website Discover the treasures of the Bellamy-Ferriday estate. Stroll through the formal parterre garden designed 1915-1918 by Eliza Mitchell Ferriday. Grounds admission is free; regular admission applies for historic house tour. Garden Tours at 1…

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…

State Farm Showdown Golf Tournament at Mohegan Sun

State Farm Showdown Golf Tournament at Mohegan Sun

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 28, 2018 at 10:00am

Sign up to participate in the State Farm Showdown Golf Tournament hosted by Aaron Rodgers & Chris Paul. Some of the best athletes in the world compete against each other in a first-of-its-kind charity golf tournament. The two-day golf event, hosted by Chris Paul and Aaron Rodgers, will follow a common international team format pitting a group of current and past NFL greats against NBA all-stars and legends. Golf spikes, a few tees and a bag of clubs will be…

Vintage Baseball Game at the Nathan Hale Homestead

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Over a century has passed since the last baseball game was played at the Nathan Hale Homestead, but two teams will take the field once again on Saturday, June 30 at 1 pm! Connecticut Landmarks is excited to welcome the Bouckville Summits and the Providence Grays, two teams from the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League, to the Homestead’s playing field. Hay bales will mark the field used by the Coventry Farmers’ Market every Sunday, and the name of this game is authenticity –…

Essex in Bloom "First Thursdays" Summer Events

“First Thursdays” Summer Events in Essex, Connecticut

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 5, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on August 2, 2018 at 5:00pm

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 Cuisine, Yoga in the Park with Essex Park & Recreation, Music & Drinks on the deck of the Connecticut River Museum, and Festive…

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…

Heart of America Balloon Festival Mohegan Sun Casino

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - July 8 @ 8:00 pm

The 2018 Heart of America Balloon Festival @ Mohegan Sun! Enjoy 3 Days of The Big Balloons, Balloon Launches, Tethered Rides, Jump in the Basket, Run through the balloons, Epic Balloon Glows, and The First in History "Balloon Rodeo" And that is just the start The Largest Food Truck Festival on the East Coast with over 60 of the top food trucks around! Fantastic Regional performances, crafters throughout New England, Games, Rides and Drinks Drinks Drinks! And of course, The…

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 (&…

Lady Katharine Mystique

Taste of Italiana on Lady Katharine Mystique

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Spend an evening with a dinner buffet of traditional Italian cuisine, prepared in classic style aboard the Lady Katharine Mystique. Dance and sing along to music with Tony Reali! A perfect cruise for family reunions, anniversaries, gathering friends or a romantic dinner for two. Buon Appetito! Group discounts are available for parties of 30 or more on most of Lady Katherine cruises. To make a group reservation, please call 860-395-5446 and speak to a reservationist @ ext 2. If the…

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!

Annual South County Balloon Festival

Annual South County Balloon Festival

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on July 22, 2018 at 11:00am

2018 is the 40th Anniversary of the Annual South County Balloon Festival. The festival is presented by the Wakefield Rotary Club, and proceeds from this event benefit several charities. The South County Balloon Festival features Tethered Hot Air Balloon rides* in morning and evening, family entertainment, crafters, carnival rides, car show, food vendors, live music (Friday Night), fireworks (Saturday), Balloon Glow* (Fri, Sat), fishing pond, bounce houses, and lots of other family fun. Entry is payable at the gate. Balloon…

Hot Air Balloon Rides at Mill Pond Park, Newington

Hot Air Balloon Rides at Mill Pond Park, Newington

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

Get a bird's eye view of Mill Pond Park in this sponsored Re/Max hot air balloon ride! $10 per person at the day of the event. There is no pre-registration for this event. All proceeds going to the 37th annual Life. Be in it. Extravaganza firework show! For more information, please call 860-665-8666

Annual Meet the Artists & Artisans at Olde Mistick Village

Annual Meet the Artists & Artisans at Olde Mistick Village

July 21 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 6:00 pm

The 45th Annual Meet the Artists & Artisans will be held in the Apple Orchard at Olde Mistick Village. This event is held rain or shine with FREE admission and parking. The public is invited to enjoy the works of artists from Maine to Florida who will be displaying and selling their creations. The public can watch and meet artists as they work on location. Some of the unique forms on display will be paintings, jewelry, photography, pottery, wood carvings,…


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