2017 Connecticut festivals and events this summer

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All the top 2017 Connecticut festivals and events this summer with some great celebrations to check out each month.  If you are looking for some things to do in CT this year, look no further!

Complete list of all Connecticut festivals and events schedule for 2017. Great events for the festival season in Connecticut all for the love of fun!  There are also a lot of great festivals in western Connecticut in 2017, be sure to check out the event dates and times.

Connecticut festivals and events rated by desirability and interest.
Connecticut events and festivities review
Date Published: 10/22/2016
Highest rated available for 2017 events and festivals in Connecticut. Great job in this great state.
5 / 5 stars

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March Connecticut festivals

March, 2017

  • Made in Connecticut Expo in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Mystic Irish Parade in Connecticut 06355 , Connecticut
  • Fairfield County String Festival in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Spring Fling Craft and Gift Expo in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Music Expos CD Record Show in East Hartford, Connecticut
  • Hebron Maple Festival in Hebron, Connecticut
  • Manchester Radiant Arts Fair in Manchester, Connecticut

April Connecticut festivals and events

April, 2017

  • Connecticut Storytelling Festival in New London, Connecticut
  • Spring Craft Fair in Branford, Connecticut
  • Trinity International Hip Hop Festival in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Newtown Spring Welcome Craft Fair in Newtown, Connecticut
  • Contemporary Art Fair and American Craft Show Connecticut in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Southbury Spring Showcase of Crafts in Southbury, Connecticut
  • Latin Fest in Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
  • Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival in Vernon, Connecticut
  • Spring Car Show! in Wethersfield, Connecticut

May CT events

Top May festivals in Connecticut

June Connecticut festivals

June, 2017

  • Soupstock Festival in Shelton, Connecticut

July Connecticut summer festivals

July, 2017

  • Taste of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut

August Connecticut county fairs and festivals

August, 2017

  • The Beat Music and Arts Festival in Hartford, Connecticut
  • National Puppetry Festival in Mansfield, Connecticut

September Connecticut events

September, 2017

  • Norwalk Oyster Festival in Norwalk, Connecticut
  1. Woodstock Fair – The Woodstock Fair is a great event held in Woodstock on September 02, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  2. Haddam Neck Fair – The Haddam Neck Fair is a great event held in Haddam Neck on September 02, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  3. Ninth Blues Views and BBQ Festival – The Ninth Blues Views and BBQ Festival is a great event held in Westport on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  4. Goshen Fair – The Goshen Fair is a great event held in Goshen on September 03, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  5. Mystic Labor Day Weekend Show – The Mystic Labor Day Weekend Show is a great event held in Mystic on September 03, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  6. Hebron Harvest Fair – The Hebron Harvest Fair is a great event held in Hebron on September 08, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  7. North Haven Fair – The North Haven Fair is a great event held in North Haven on September 08, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  8. Juried Artisan and Craft Show at Hebron Harvest Fair – The Juried Artisan and Craft Show at Hebron Harvest Fair is a great event held in Hebron on September 08, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  9. Cheshire Fall Festival – The Cheshire Fall Festival is a great event held in Cheshire on September 09, 2017 to September 10, 2017.
  10. Bethlehem Fair – The Bethlehem Fair is a great event held in Bethlehem on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  11. East Haven Fall Festival – The East Haven Fall Festival is a great event held in East Haven on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  12. On the Green Fine Art and Craft Show – The On the Green Fine Art and Craft Show is a great event held in Glastonbury on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  13. Suffield on the Green Craft Fair – The Suffield on the Green Craft Fair is a great event held in Suffield on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  14. Taste of Danbury – The Taste of Danbury is a great event held in Danbury on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  15. Apple Festival – The Apple Festival is a great event held in Monroe on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  16. Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival – The Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival is a great event held in Norwalk on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  17. CTBS Bead Bazaar – The CTBS Bead Bazaar is a great event held in Middletown on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  18. Guilford Fair – The Guilford Fair is a great event held in Guilford on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  19. Simsbury Woman’s Club Arts and Crafts Festival – The Simsbury Woman’s Club Arts and Crafts Festival is a great event held in Simsbury on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  20. Arts and Crafts on Bedford – The Arts and Crafts on Bedford is a great event held in Stamford on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  21. Fairfield Kiwanis Arts and Craft Fair – The Fairfield Kiwanis Arts and Craft Fair is a great event held in Fairfield on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  22. Durham Agricultural Fair – The Durham Agricultural Fair is a great event held in Durham on September 22, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  23. West Haven Apple Festival – The West Haven Apple Festival is a great event held in West Haven on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  24. Avon Arts and Crafts Fall Show – The Avon Arts and Crafts Fall Show is a great event held in Avon on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  25. Bristol Mum Festival – The Bristol Mum Festival is a great event held in Bristol on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  26. Brooklyn Fall Festival – The Brooklyn Fall Festival is a great event held in Brooklyn on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  27. Ridgefield Guild of Artists Juried Show – The Ridgefield Guild of Artists Juried Show is a great event held in Ridgefield on September 24, 2017 to October 09, 2017.
  28. Artists in the Country and Juried Outdoor Show and Sale – The Artists in the Country and Juried Outdoor Show and Sale is a great event held in Woodstock on September 27, 2017 to September 28, 2017.
  29. Smoke in the Valley – The Smoke in the Valley is a great event held in Seymour on September 30, 2017 to October 01, 2017.
  30. Southington Apple Harvest Festival Arts and Crafts Show – The Southington Apple Harvest Festival Arts and Crafts Show is a great event held in Southington on September 30, 2017 to October 09, 2017.
  31. First Congregational Church Craft Fair – The First Congregational Church Craft Fair is a great event held in Southington on September 30, 2017 to October 10, 2017.
  32. Prospect Fall Festival and Carnival – The Prospect Fall Festival and Carnival is a great event held in Prospect on September 19, 2015 to September 20, 2017.
  33. Live Green Connecticut! Festival – The Live Green Connecticut! Festival is a great event held in Norwalk on September 19, 2015 to September 20, 2017.

October Connecticut festivals

October, 2017

  • NECT Great Pumpkin Festival & Artisan Fair in Putnam, Connecticut
  • Wapping Community Church Craft Fair in South Windsor, Connecticut
  • Cromwell Arts and Crafts Fair in Cromwell, Connecticut
  • Shelton Autumn Craft Festival in Shelton, Connecticut
  • Windsor Craft & Vendor Extravaganza in Windsor, Connecticut
  • Connecticut Garlic and Harvest Festival in Bethlehem, Connecticut
  • Buell’s Fall Family Festival in Eastford, Connecticut
  • Columbus Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show in Gaylordsville, Connecticut
  • Fortieth Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival in Glastonbury, Connecticut
  • Civic Women Harvest Festival in Guilford, Connecticut
  • Country Fair Fall Festival in Killingworth, Connecticut
  • New England Country Fair in Manchester, Connecticut
  • The Army & Navy Craft Fair/Show in Manchester, Connecticut
  • Milford Fall Festival and Car Cruise in Milford, Connecticut
  • Pumpkins on the Pier #4 in Milford, Connecticut
  • Fall Fair in New Canaan, Connecticut
  • Fire and Ice Music Festival in Norfolk, Connecticut
  • Elks Art and Craft Fair in Southington, Connecticut
  • Vernon Arts and Crafts Show in Vernon, Connecticut
  • Cannondale Foliage Arts and Crafts Fair in Wilton, Connecticut
  • Iceland Affair in Winchester Center, Connecticut
  • Windsor Lions Club Fall Arts and Crafts Festival in Windsor, Connecticut
  • Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in Woodstock, Connecticut

Garlic and Harvest Festival
Bethlehem Fairgrounds – Bethlehem, Connecticut Over 200 vendors offering a wide array of specialty s, handmade crafts, and fresh produce with garlic as a theme.

Hebron Harvest Fair – in September

Hebron Lions Fairgrounds – Hebron, Connecticut

Connecticut Ren Faire
Connecticut Ren Faire “Glitter Girl”

North Haven Fair at the North Haven Fairgrounds – North Haven, Connecticut

Hebron Harvest Fair at Lions Fairgrounds – Hebron, Connecticut

First Fridays – September in Putnam, Connecticut

Bethlehem Fair in Bethlehem, Connecticut

Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival at Veterans Park – Norwalk, Connecticut

Riverfront Latin World Rhythms Festival at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza – Hartford, Connecticut

November Connecticut festivals

  • Evergreen Woods Holiday Fair in North Branford, Connecticut
  • Saint Paul Christmas Fair in Old Saybrook, Connecticut
  • Saint James Christmas Fair in Stratford, Connecticut
  • Norwalk Fall Festival of Crafts in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Waterbury Arts and Crafts Fair in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Young Women’s League of New Canaan Holiday Boutique in New Canaan, Connecticut
  • Thirteenth Festival of Trees in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Connecticut International Auto Show in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sleigh Bells Ring in Bolton, Connecticut
  • Canton Holiday Craft Fair in Canton, Connecticut
  • Sixth Festival of Trees & Marketplace in Cheshire, Connecticut
  • Holiday Spectacular Craft Showcase in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Laureate Nu Chapter Craft Fair in Hamden, Connecticut
  • Haddam Killingworth Holiday Craft Fair in Killingworth, Connecticut
  • YMCA Holiday Craft & Bake Sale in Middletown, Connecticut
  • Kennedy Middle School Craft Fair in Plantsville, Connecticut
  • Ridgefield CT Womans’ Club Craft Fair in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Cookie Express Christmas Fair in Shelton, Connecticut
  • Northwestern Regional Craft Fair in Winsted, Connecticut
  • South Windsor Craft Fair in South Windsor, Connecticut
  • Stamford Holiday Shopper’s Craft Showcase in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Wesleyan Potters Exhibit and Sale in Middletown, Connecticut
  • Gingerbread House Festival in South Windsor, Connecticut
  • Saint Gregory Craft Fair in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Parisi Christmas Bazaar in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Newtown Holiday Craft Festival in Newtown, Connecticut
  • Southington Arts and Crafts Show in Southington, Connecticut
  • Holiday Fair Used Book/Media Sale & Cupcake Contest in Beacon Falls, Connecticut
  • Holiday by the Sea Craft Show in West Haven, Connecticut
  • Craftwestport in Westport, Connecticut
  • Southbury Autumn Craft Festival in Southbury, Connecticut
  • Holiday Fair Used Book and media Sale and Cupcake Conte in Beacon Falls, Connecticut
  • Holiday Fair Used Book/media Sale & Cupcake Contest in Beacon Falls, Connecticut
  • Festival of Trees & Marketplace in Cheshire, Connecticut
  • Fortieth Holiday Craft Fair in Cromwell, Connecticut
  • Fall Craft Fair in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Festival of Trees in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Jingle Bell Craft Fair in East Hampton, Connecticut
  • Holiday Gift Fair in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Groton Art and Craft Fair in Groton, Connecticut
  • Laureate Nu Chapter Craft Fair and Farmers Market in Hamden, Connecticut
  • Laureate Nu Craft Fair in Hamden, Connecticut
  • Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Disney Live! Mickey\xe2\x80\x99s Music Festival i in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Saint John Ladies’ Guild Christmas Fair in Old Saybrook, Connecticut
  • Oxford Arts and Crafts Show in Oxford, Connecticut
  • Ridgefield CT Woman’s Club Forty in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Winter Wonderland Craft Fair to Benefit Seymour Pink in Seymour, Connecticut
  • Connecticut Christmas Gift Show in Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Holiday Vendor Fair in Wallingford, Connecticut

December Connecticut festivals

  • Christmas At Enfield Square in Enfield, Connecticut
  • Holiday Market Place in Enfield, Connecticut
  • Shelton Holiday Craft Festival in Shelton, Connecticut
  • Holiday Craft Fair in Wolcott, Connecticut
  • Wolcott Holiday Craft Fair in Wolcott, Connecticut
  • South Windsor Winter Craft and Specialty Food Fair in South Windsor, Connecticut
  • Holiday Carousel of Crafts Showcase in Trumbull, Connecticut
  • Holiday Shopping Extravaganza in Chester, Connecticut
  • Lamplight Stroll in Milford, Connecticut
  • Saint Philip Church Victorian Christmas Festival in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Winter Faire in Bolton, Connecticut
  • Saint Joseph School Christmas Festival in Brookfield, Connecticut
  • Chaplin PTO Craft Fair in Chaplin, Connecticut
  • Holiday Boutique in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Saint Ann Christmas Fair in Milford, Connecticut
  • Holiday Craft Fair in Unionville, Connecticut
  • Whiting Mills Holiday Open STudios in Winchester, Connecticut
  • VFW Post 296 Sixth Holiday Bazaar in Winsted, Connecticut
  • Christmas Craft Fair and Boutique in Woodbury, Connecticut
  • North Haven Holiday Wonderland of Crafts in North Haven, Connecticut
  • Holiday Shopping Fair in Hartford, Connecticut
  • CT Handcrafted and Gift Expo 2 in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Scandinavian Club’s Holiday Fair in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Holiday Market Days in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Holiday Market Days 2 in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Hometown Holiday Craft & Community Fair in Hebron, Connecticut
  • Westfield Meredin Mall Holiday Event in Meriden, Connecticut
  • Christmas Spectacular in Milford, Connecticut
  • Westfield Connecticut Post Mall Holiday Event in Milford, Connecticut
  • Stamford JCC Gift Show in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Holiday Craft Sale in Wolcott, Connecticut
  • JCC Arts & Crafts Fair in Woodbridge, Connecticut

Connecticut defines festivals

Connecticut has the lead in defining what these great events mean to the people in the state.

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Connecticut top events

Stamford CT just missed the cut for the top Connecticut celebration stations!

January Connecticut festivals

January, 2017

  • Music Expos in East Hartford, Connecticut
  • Elm City CrossFit’s Frosty Festival in Hamden, Connecticut

February Connecticut festivals

  • Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Connecticut Flower & Garden Show in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Connecticut Flower and Garden Show in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Northeast Fishing and Hunting Expo in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Original Connecticut Home & Remodeling Show in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Original Connecticut Home and Remodeling Show in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Seafood Festival in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Chinese Arts Festival Lunarfest in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Music Expos CD Record Show in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

2016 Brooklyn Fair news and views from @TheBrooklynFair

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Brooklyn, Connecticut – Looking for something to do this summer? We have an event you won’t want to miss this August, the 2016 Brooklyn Fair. The top 25 reasons to see the 2016 Brooklyn Fair this year. One of the best events in all of Windham County. Take a look at some of the top reasons to check out this festival. The event is held from August 25 to August 28.

This year marks 207 years that the festival has been going strong. The organizers of the fest believe that 2016 will be their best ever. The Brooklyn Fair celebration is listed as one of the top 50 events of August in 2016.  The 2016 Brooklyn Fair offers great attractions this August. Simply put, you need to be there and experience what it has to offer as well as be connected to the community like you have never been before.

The arrival of August means it is time for some of the best events of the year. In Connecticut it is no exception. This year the Brooklyn Fair will be rocking Windham County and you got to see the top entertainment offered in 2016. Find the top things to do, what to see and much more in Brooklyn. With well over 250 festivals in Connecticut this August alone, you just can not miss this one!

The 2016 Brooklyn Fair is one of the best events in Connecticut and gets high marks across the board for this great fairs festival
Date Published: 08/02/2016
The Brooklyn Fair is one of the top 50 fairs festivals in all of America. The Brooklyn Fair festival gets a review of 7.5 out of 1383 user votes and reviews
7.5 / 10 stars
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2016 Brooklyn Fair image

 

Top 5 reasons to see the Brooklyn Fair

Top 5 reasons to see this festival and why you just can not miss it!

  1. Robinson’s Racing Pigs and the Garden Tractor Pull will be pulling out early.
  2. Quest Martial Arts and the Dog Show will beat it to music.
  3. Thirty 6 Red and the Little Mis Brooklyn and Mister Brooklyn Fair Pageant
  4. Josh Thompson and the Kids Pie Eating Contest as well as the Free Bike Drawing
  5. Beef Show with the Dairy and Sheep show will be enjoying Lawn Mower racing.

Dates and times of the Brooklyn Fair

The Brooklyn Fair is a 3-day fairs festival that will be held from August 25 to August 28 in Brooklyn, Connecticut this summer. Rocking the suburbs with the entire family like Quiet Riot did!

2016 Brooklyn Fair locations

The 2016 Brooklyn Fair is held in Brooklyn every August. If you need driving directions to Brooklyn, Connecticut simply visit google maps and enter in the festival locale in and boom, you’re there!
15 Fairgrounds Rd
Brooklyn, Connecticut

Looking for lodging for the 2016 Brooklyn Fair?

Great options available in and around Brooklyn from hotels, motels, and camping options
Don’t miss out on the Brooklyn Fair because of booking issues and be a part of one of the greatest fairs festivals this summer!

Official contacts of the Brooklyn Fair

Want to get a hold of organizers of the 2016 Brooklyn Fair? Well here are your official contacts of the event. If you have any of these contacts that might be missing please leave a comment below and we will add it.
Twitter: @TheBrooklynFair
Email:
Website: Get the official times of Brooklyn Fair –> Official Connecticut Brooklyn Fair times

What they are saying about the Brooklyn Fair:

I’m on a field trip to do a back to school story at my high school of Ellis Tech. Love you Sam Kantrow and your noon forecast. See you from Essex tomorrow!- Gil Simmons

 

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Interested in a great festival in Connecticut to check out? The top 13 reasons to go to the Brooklyn Fair.

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Top rated Connecticut August festivals and county fairs for 2016

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Here are the top festivals and events in Connecticut this August.  The 2016 top things to do in Connecticut from all ranges of festival genre; top CT music festivals, art festivals, beer and wine and much more.

The top events in some of the biggest cities in Connecticut as well.  To see a detailed list of all the top Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury events – just click on the links. The best Fairfield County fairs from east to west in the great state.

The top 25 festivals in Connecticut get high marks for this August
Date Published: 07/02/2016
The top 25 festivals in Connecticut this August overall get a 4.5 rating out of 2132 visitor votes and reviews
4.5 / 5 stars
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Connecticut festivals and events this August

Bridgeport, Connecticut – Top festivals and events in Connecticut this August. Check out some of the top things to do in the state this month. The hottest music festivals, art festivals, and food festivals this month. Some of the best events from Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford.. August in Connecticut is glorious. Enjoy some of the state’s best outdoor festivals as well as great indoor events such as art festivals and film festivals.

Connecticut also has a great history of music festivals and the season kicks off with some amazing street festivals. Get your groove on and rock out with your dingy out. Great reasons to drink in Bridgeport or New Haven this month. Things to do in Connecticut, United States – Connecticut events and attractions in August. Connecticut events calendar for August 2016.

Middlesex Music Festival 2016
August 5, 2016

Middletown, Connecticut at Middlesex Community College
Music festival with many various bands also food trucks and craft and direct vendors and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Potato and Corn Festival
August 5, 2016

North Branford, Connecticut at Augur Property
The 2016 PoCo Fest will be the 15th year of this free, wonderful, fun-filled family event. Emerging almost overnight in a and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well! Go Huskies!

Downtown Putnam First Fridays 2016
August 5, 2016

Putnam, Connecticut at Downtown Putnam
Event will be held on August 5, 2016. An Arts and Music Street Fair. The event will take place outside with and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Madison Arts and Crafts Fair
August 6, 2016

Madison, Connecticut at Madison Green
Fair is on the green and cars are left behind their booth 7th Annual 100 Crafters outside show rain or shine and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Mystic Summer Show
August 6, 2016

Mystic, Connecticut at Olde Mistick Village Green
43rd Summer Show will be held on Aug. 6-7, 2016. This mid-summer weekend has been a popular rendezvous.

2016 Madison Arts and Crafts Fair
August 6, 2016

Madison, Connecticut at Madison Green
Show will be held on August 6, 2016. You will find a good assortment of country crafts, floral arrangements, adults and and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Cannondale Village Summer Craft Festival
August 6, 2016

Wilton, Connecticut at Cannondale Village
Cannondale Village Summer Craft Festival will be held on August 6-7, 2016. This event is dedicated to providing high quality arts and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Stonington Village Fair
August 6, 2016

Stonington, Connecticut at Village Green
The 64th annaul fair will take place on August 6, 2016 at the Village Green, 20 High Street, in the picturesque and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Sharon on the Green Arts and Crafts Fair
August 6, 2016

Sharon, Connecticut at Town Green
Sharon on the Green Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on August 6th, 2016. More than 120 selected quality artists and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival
August 6, 2016

Hartford, Connecticut at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
A free annual event held the first Saturday of August each year at the Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Hartford. The 2016 and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Litchfield County Food Truck and Flea Market Festival
August 6, 2016

Terryville, Connecticut at Terryville Fairgrounds
Free Admission. Come enjoy the best and most unique foods on the Food Truck Circuit while shopping for the best bargains and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival 2016
August 7, 2016

New London, Connecticut at The Waterfront
We are delighted to welcome you to the summer debut of the “Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival”. The Portside and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Podunk Bluegrass Festival
August 11, 2016

Hebron, Connecticut at Hebron Lions Fairgrounds
This annual bluegrass festival is held the second full weekend of August in Hebron, Connecticut. It features local, regional and national and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Lebanon Country Fair
August 12, 2016

Lebanon, Connecticut at Fairgrounds
The Lebanon Country Fair takes place the weekend of the second Sunday in August of every year. The Fair boasts many and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival
August 13, 2016

Mystic, Connecticut at Historic Downtown
The oldest festival of its kind in the Northeast, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival attracts people from New England and other and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Brookfield Bridal Extravaganza
August 16, 2016

Brookfield, Connecticut at Candlewood Inn
Event will be held on August 16, 2016. You will find everything you need to plan your perfect wedding including vendors and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Willimantic’s 3rd Thursday Street Fest
August 18, 2016

Willimantic, Connecticut at Downtown
Event will be held on August 18, 2016. Five stages simultaneously host a wide variety of music and entertainment while over and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Bridgewater, Connecticut Annual Country Fair
August 19, 2016

Bridgewater, Connecticut at Bridgewater, Connecticut Fairgrounds
email bridgewatervendors@gmail.com for more information and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Hartford County 4-H Fair
August 19, 2016

Somers, Connecticut at Fourtown Fairgrounds
Hartford County 4-H Fair will be held on August 19th – 21st, 2016 at Fourtown Fairgrounds, Somers CT. 4-H/FFA Shows and and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Hamburg Fair
August 19, 2016

Lyme, Connecticut at Fairground
Hamburg Fair will be held on August 19-21, 2016. Carnival Rides and Midway games. Food Concessions, Pony Rides, Alpacas and Goats and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!.

2016 Wolcott Country Fair
August 19, 2016

Wolcott, Connecticut at Wolcott Lion Fairgrounds
Wolcott Country Fair is the area’s largest agricultural and family fun event of the summer. The fair-goers can learn about farming and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Bridgewater Country Fair
August 19, 2016

Bridgewater, Connecticut at Fairgrounds
The Bridgewater Country Fair is a long standing tradition, preserving the character of the country fairs of yesterday, when farmers and and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Vibrant Living Expo 2016
August 20, 2016

New London, Connecticut at Crozier-Williams Student Center at Connecticut College
Come to the Vibrant Living Expo to discover new interests, lifestyles, and activities. The Vibrant Living Expo will be held at and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Dragon Boat Races and Asian Festival
August 20, 2016

Hartford, Connecticut at Downtown, Riverfront Plaza
The Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival celebrates its 16th year with a free, family-friendly event celebrating Asian culture and the and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Craft and Tag Sale
August 20, 2016

Norwich, Connecticut at Small Potatoes Crafts and Gifts
Craft and Tag Sale will be held on August 20th, 2016. Hours: 9 AM – 2 PM and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Milford Oyster Festival
August 20, 2016

Milford, Connecticut at Downtown and Harbor
The 42nd annual Milford Oyster Festival will host Blue Oyster Cult and the Marsall Tucker Band this year. New this year and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Essex Arts and Craft Fair
August 20, 2016

Essex, Connecticut at Essex Town Green
Join us at this juried Annual Arts and Craft Fair on the Essex Town Green. Enjoy shopping the 60+ booths that and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Rock the Valley 2016
August 20, 2016

Ansonia, Connecticut at Nolan Field
Rock The Valley 2016 is a Family oriented celebration of Music and Arts with Live, concert performances by select, regional bands and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival 2016
August 21, 2016

New London, Connecticut at The Waterfront
We are delighted to welcome you to the summer debut of the “Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival”.

Festa! Italian Festival
August 4 – 6, 2016
Holy Rosary Church Grounds – Ansonia, Connecticut

Main Street Marketpace – August
August 4 – 18, 2016
Downtown Torrington – Torrington, Connecticut

2016 Dave’s Feminine Craft Fair
August 21, 2016

Stafford Springs, Connecticut at Stafford Motor Speedway

Ray Gonzalez Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival
August 29, 2015
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza – Hartford, Connecticut

Hot Air Balloon Festival and Arts and Crafts Show
August 26, 2016

Plainville, Connecticut at Norton Park
The 32nd Hot Air Balloon Festival and Outdoor Arts and Crafts Show will be held on August 26-28, 2016

2016 Terryville Country Fair
August 26, 2016

Terryville, Connecticut at Terryville Fairgrounds
During its 66th Annual Terryville Country Fair, the Lions will be accepting cash donations and collecting non-perishable food items.
2016 Trumbull Summer Craft Festival
August 27, 2016

Trumbull, Connecticut at Grace Episcopal Church (front lawn)
Trumbull Summer Farewell Craft Festival will be held on August 27, 2016. This event is dedicated to providing high quality arts and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Art and Flower Fall Festival
August 27, 2016

Tolland, Connecticut at Brookside Garden Center
There will be fine art and crafts for sale, music, food from multiple vendors. Sales on flowers, face painting for the and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Watertown Night Out on Main Street
August 27, 2016

Watertown, Connecticut at Downtown
Event will be held on August 27, 2016. It is a conventional Street Festival with vendors, music, food, fun activities for and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival 2016
August 28, 2016

New London, Connecticut at The Waterfront
We are delighted to welcome you to the summer debut of the “Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival”. The Portside and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Artists and Artisans in Paradise
August 28, 2016

Stratford, Connecticut at Paradise Green
Artists and Artisans in Paradise is an annual outdoor arts and crafts show and summer fair in Stratford, Connecticut. Free and and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Cannon Grange Agricultural Fair
August 28, 2016

Wilton, Connecticut at Cannon Grange Hall

First Fridays – August
August 5, 2016
Downtown – Putnam, Connecticut

Potato and Corn Festival
August 5 – 7, 2016
Augur Property – Northford, Connecticut

Middlesex and New Haven County 4-H Fair
August 5 – 7, 2016
Durham Fairgrounds – Durham, Connecticut

Sharon on the Green
August 6, 2016
Town Green – Sharon, Connecticut

Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival
August 6, 2016
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza – Hartford, Connecticut

Madison Arts and Crafts Fair
August 6, 2016
Madison Green – Madison, Connecticut

Blueberry Festival
August 6, 2016
Church of Christ Congregational – Goshen, Connecticut

Meet the Artists and Artisans Mystic, Connecticut
August 6 – 7, 2016
Olde Mystic Village-Green facing I-95 #90 N – Mystic, Connecticut

Litchfield Jazz Festival
August 6 – 7, 2016
Goshen Fairgrounds – Goshen, Connecticut

Middletown Music Festival
August 6 – 7, 2016
Middlesex Community College – Middletown, Connecticut

Cannondale Village Summer Craft Festival
August 6 – 7, 2016
Cannondale Village – Wilton, Connecticut

Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival Week 4
August 7, 2016
Waterfront Park – New London, Connecticut

Walnut Beach Arts & Crafts Festival / Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series – August
August 7 – 28, 2016
Walnut Beach Pavillion – Milford, Connecticut

Clinton Summer Fair
August 12 – 13, 2016
Downtown – Clinton, Connecticut

Mystic Blues Festival
August 12 – 14, 2016
North Stonington Fairgrounds – North Stonington, Connecticut

Lebanese Heritage Festival/Mahrajan
August 12 – 14, 2016
3 Garthwait Rd Wolcott – Wolcott, Connecticut

Lebanese Heritage Festival/Mahrajan
August 12 – 14, 2016
3 Garthwait Rd Wolcott – Wolcott, Connecticut

Woofstock on the Branford Green
August 13, 2016
The Historic Branford Green – Branford, Connecticut

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival
August 13 – 14, 2016
Historic Downtown – Mystic, Connecticut

Portside Open Air Market Special Week 5
August 14, 2016
Parade Plaza – New London, Connecticut

Willimantic Renaissance
Willimantics’ Third Thursday Street Fest – August
August 18, 2016
Historic Downtown on Main Street – Willimantic, Connecticut

Wolcott Country Fair
August 19 – 21, 2016
Wolcott Lion Fairgrounds – Wolcott, Connecticut

Bridgewater Country Fair
August 19 – 21, 2016
Bridgewater Fair Grounds – Bridgewater, Connecticut

Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival
August 20, 2016
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza – Hartford, Connecticut

Milford Oyster Festival
August 20, 2016
Downtown & Harbor – Milford, Connecticut
Fuse Fest
August 20, 2016
Fuessenich Park – Torrington, Connecticut

Rockwell Park Summer Festival
August 20, 2016
Rockwell Park – Bristol, Connecticut
Rock the Valley, a Day of Music, Art & Family Fun!
August 20, 2016
Nolan Field , Sports Complex – Ansonia, Connecticut

Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival Week 6
August 21, 2016
Waterfront Park – New London, Connecticut

Brooklyn Fair
August 25 – 28, 2016
Fairgrounds – Brooklyn, Connecticut

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival
August 26 – 28, 2016
Norton Park – Plainville, Connecticut

Terryville Lions Country Fair
August 26 – 28, 2016
Terryville Fairgrounds – Terryville, Connecticut

Madison Historical Society Antiques Fair
August 27, 2016
Village Green – Madison, Connecticut

New Haven Jazz Festival
August 27, 2016
Downtown – New Haven, Connecticut

Trumbull Summer Farewell Craft Festival
August 27, 2016
Grace Episcopal Church (front lawn) – Trumbull, Connecticut

Art and Flower Fall Festival
August 27, 2016
Brookside Garden Center – Tolland, Connecticut

Night Out On Main Street – August
August 27, 2016
Downtown – Watertown, Connecticut

Summer Shindig
August 27, 2016
Irish American Club – Glastonbury, Connecticut
Artists & Artisans in Paradise
August 28, 2016
Paradise Green – Stratford, Connecticut

Portside  Food Festival
August 28, 2016
Waterfront Park – New London, Connecticut

Congregation Beth El’s Craft & BBQ Festival
August 28, 2016
Congregation Beth El Grounds – Fairfield, Connecticut

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Summer festivals in Connecticut to check out

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June festivals in Connecticut

So here it is, the top events in Connecticut this June you can’t miss out on.  Our complete list of all the events, with the narrowed down top events listed in the menu.

THE KENNEBUNKPORT FESTIVAL

June 3-8, 2014
Kennebunkport, Maine

The Kennebunkport Festival is a multi-day dining extravaganza that kicks off with intimate, private dinners prepared by some of Maine’s top chefs in area residences or opt for dinner at the White Barn Inn, a AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star-rated restaurant, hosted by Executive Chef Jonathan Cartwright. The festival includes art events, music and more. Come for all six days or plan a long weekend escape.

06/19 to 06/19 2014 – Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fest
Downtown – Willimantic, CT Get more details
06/21 to 06/21 2014 – New Horizons Village Strawberry Festival
New Horizons Village – Unionville, CT Get more details
Summer Fun Fest 06/21 to 06/21 2014 – Summer Fun Fest
Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church – Fairfield, CT

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06/21 to 06/21 2014 – Strawberry Palooza
First United Methodist Church – Wallingford, CT Get more details
06/21 to 06/21 2014 – Friends of Library Craft Fair
Wolcott Library – Wolcott, CT Get more details
06/21 to 06/21 2014 – Trumbull Summer Welcome Craft Festival
Marisa’s Restaurant (adjacent field) – Trumbull, CT Get more details
06/21 to 06/22 2014 – Soupstock Arts & Music Festival
The Pavilion at Veterans’ Park – Shelton, CT Get more details
06/21 to 07/06 2014 – Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire
Warsaw Park – Ansonia, CT Get more details
Branford Jazz on the Green Series 06/26 to 08/21 2014 – Branford Jazz on the Green Series
Branford Town Green – Branford, CT Get more details
06/28 to 06/28 2014 – Coventryfest
Patriot Park – Coventry, CT Get more details
06/28 to 06/28 2014 – Orange Summer Craft Festival
The Church of the Good Shepherd – Orange, CT Get more details
Norwalk Art Festival 06/28 to 06/29 2014 – Norwalk Art Festival
Mathews Park – Norwalk, CT
Web Site: gordonfinearts.org Get more details
06/28 to 06/29 2014 – Ct Irish Festival
North Haven Fairgrounds – North Haven, CT Get more details
06/29 to 06/30 2014 – Forty-Third Reggae Festival
Woodbury Ski Area – Woodbury, CT

SEA MUSIC FESTIVAL AT MYSTIC SEAPORT

June 12-15, 2014
Mystic Seaport — Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic Seaport is proud to host its annual Sea Music Festival, one of the world’s premier sea music events. Thousands of people gather each year to hear Mystic Seaport’s Chantey Staff along with performers from around the globe carry on the classic musical traditions of the Golden Age of Sail. Enjoy featured music from maritime cultures around the world, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Australia, Iceland, Poland, Netherlands, France, Canada and Africa, as well as native peoples within the United States. Please check the Mystic Seaport website for concert times and ticket information over the four-day festival. Some performances require a ticket in lieu of museum admission.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS & IDEAS

June 14-28, 2014
New Haven, Connecticut

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 15-day extravaganza of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven, Connecticut each June. More than 80% of Festival events are completely free!

LYMAN ORCHARD’S STRAWBERRY FEST

June 14, 2014
Middletown, Connecticut

Join Lyman Orchards in celebration of strawberries, the first fruit of the season and the star attraction! The day’s activities include free tastings of strawberry treats, live music, pie eating contests, horse-drawn wagon rides and more great family fun! Come hungry and enjoy delicious strawberry treats, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and more at Lyman Orchard’s Outdoor Grill.

 

MYSTIC BLUES FESTIVAL

June 27-29, 2014
Mystic, Connecticut

The second Annual Mystic Blues Festival (MBF) will be held June 27, 28 & 29, 2014 at the beautiful Mystic Shipyard and will kick off the summer tourist season in Mystic. The festival showcases an array of blues legends, including Grammy winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and Blues Artist of the Year Award winners. MBF not only supports and promotes Blues music, but also works with the Center For Hospice Care (CFHC).

Top July festivals in Connecticut this summer

4th of July festivities and events in Connecticut, July festivals you can’t miss, and some other great events this summer in Connecticut.  Check out the list and add your own favorites if we missed one.  Free submissions for festivals!

Connecticut Wine Festival
Goshen Fairgrounds
July 26 & 27, 2014

Taste the best of Connecticut’s wineries. Sample locally produced specialty foods. Enjoy live music.
Browse for handicrafts and more. It’s all happening at the Connecticut Wine Festival.

Location: The Goshen Fairgrounds, located approximately 1/2 mile south of Goshen center on Route 63.

Newington’s Extravaganza 2014 — Newington CT
July 19, 2014 to July 19, 2014
Mill Pond Park, Newington, Connecticut
Food vendors, musicians, paddleboats, entertainment, fireworks, games and many other family-oriented activities. Over 100 vendors includes artists and crafters, non-profit organizations and civic groups. The event will conclude with a spectacular evening fireworks display over Mill Pond Park. Admission and parking are free!
Time : 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
07/05 to 07/06 2014 – Niantic Outdoor Art and Craft Show
Town Green – Niantic, CT Get more details
07/06 to 07/27 2014 – Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series – July
Walnut Beach Pavillion – Milford, CT Get more details
Village of Devon Farmers Market 07/06 to 10/26 2014 – Village of Devon Farmers Market
Farmer’s Market – Milford, CT Get more details
07/10 to 07/12 2014 – Fourth of July Town Celebration
Town Green – Enfield, CT Get more details
First Fridays – June 07/11 to 07/11 2014 – First Fridays – June
Downtown – Putnam, CT Get more details
07/11 to 07/11 2014 – First Fridays – July
Downtown – Putnam, CT Get more details
07/11 to 07/13 2014 – Sailfest
Downtown and Waterfront – New London, CT Get more details
07/11 to 07/13 2014 – Bethel Summer Fest
Downtown Bethel – Bethel, CT
Web Site: bethelsummerfest.com Visit our Featured Events!
07/12 to 07/12 2014 – Bridgeport Arts Fest
McLevy Green – Bridgeport, CT Get more details
07/12 to 07/13 2014 – Bizarre Bazaar
Bank Street – New London, CT Get more details
07/12 to 07/26 2014 – Watertown Farmers Market – July
Watertown Library Parking Lot – Watertown, CT Get more details
Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fest 07/17 to 07/17 2014 – Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fest
Main Street – Willimantic, CT Get more details
The Fortieth Clinton Bluefish Festival & Craft Fair 07/18 to 07/19 2014 – The Fortieth Clinton Bluefish Festival & Craft Fair
Downtown behind Town Hall – Clinton, CT Get more details
Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo 2014 07/18 to 07/20 2014 – Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo 2014
Town Green – Guilford, CT Get more details
Putnam Peddler’s Market – July 07/20 to 07/20 2014 – Putnam Peddler’s Market – July
Riverview Marketplace – Putnam, CT Get more details
07/26 to 07/26 2014 – Festival on the Green
Town Green Park – Colchester, CT Get more details
07/26 to 07/26 2014 – Bridgeport Community Festival
McLevy Green – Bridgeport, CT Get more details
Forty-First Mystic CT Summer Show 07/26 to 07/27 2014 – Forty-First Mystic CT Summer Show
Olde Mystic Village – Mystic, CT
Web Site: meettheartistsandartisans.com Visit our Featured Events!
07/26 to 07/27 2014 – Old Saybrook Art and Craft Festival
Town Green – Old Saybrook, CT Get more details
Fab4music Festival : Danbury Fields Forever 07/26 to 07/27 2014 – Fab4music Festival : Danbury Fields Forever
Ives Concert Park – Danbury, CT Get more details
Gathering of the Vibes 07/31 to 08/03 2014 – Gathering of the Vibes
Seaside Park – Bridgeport, CT Get more details
Potato and Corn Festival 07/31 to 08/03 2014 – Potato and Corn Festival
Augur Property – Northford, CT

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Arts and Crafts Show, Lobsterfest, and Chicken Barbecue — Niantic, CT
July 5, 2014 to July 6, 2014
Town Hall Green and Pavilion, 108 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic
Chow down on fresh corn on the cob while you stroll the aisles of over 100 vendors, gathering inspiration and browsing finely made arts and crafts. Chat with the artist or crafter to learn more about how the New England landscape, culture, and history influences their masterpieces. Food and drink also includes a lobster and chicken barbecue, soft drinks, and sweet kettle corn.
Time : Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Event Website
Phone : 860-691-1257
Bizarre Bazaar: Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival — New London, CT
July 12, 2014 to July 13, 2014
Hygienic Art, 79 Bank Street, New London
For the tenth year Bizarre Bazaar will occupy Bank Street between Golden and Pearl to create an atmosphere of art and culture. Vendors selling art, crafts and creative odds and ends will be part of the large SailFest weekend.
Time : Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.;Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission : Free
Event Website
Phone : 860-443-8001
Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo — Guilford, CT
July 18, 2014 to July 20, 2014
Guilford Green, Guilford
One hundred seventy-five national craft artists will show and sell their work at Guilford Green. The latest in handmade crafts will be represented, including clay, glass, leather, metal and non-metal jewelry, wearable and non-wearable fiber, metal, mixed media, paper, photography, printmaking, soap and wood. This is among the top craft shows in New England and the country. The Expo also includes a silent auction, food trucks like Perk on Church, iThai, and Naples Pizza Truck, and musical entertainment every day. Information: www.guilfordartcenter.org.
Time : Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Admission : Adults, $9; seniors, $7; children under age 12 and active military members, free. Multi-day ticket $15.
Phone : 203.453.5947
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Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! — Lenox MA
August 28, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood, 297 West Street, Lenox
This award-winning radio series offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week’s news, hosted by Peter Sagal along with judge and score-keeper Carl Kassell.
Time : 8 p.m.
Admission : $24-$120
Event Website
Phone : 888-266-1200
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Hartford Blooms Garden Tour — Hartford, CT
June 21, 2014 to June 29, 2014
Various locations in Hartford; see event website
Stroll around the impeccable Elizabeth Rose Park Garden and visit unique private gardens nearby, exploring the routes known as Wallace Stevens, Lincoln, and the Trinity College Walk. After your tour, you may attend a free reception party at Butler-McCool House and Garden, where food, drink, artistry, and dancing will come together. Hartford Blooms is all about exploring the culture and green thumb of Hartford, a historic Connecticut town with plenty of places to sit and watch the sun go down on the gardens.
Time : Consult event website for details
Admission : $10
Event Website
Phone : 860-296-6128
Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day — Statewide, CT
June 22, 2014 to June 22, 2014
Fourteen of Connecticut’s historic gardens host special events and activities celebrating their gardens. See link below for list of all gardens and links to their programs.
Time : Noon-4 p.m.
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Art of the Everyman: American Folk Art Exhibit
Florence Griswold Museum — Old Lyme, CT
June 7, 2014 to July 21, 2014
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme
These 44 works of folk art by early Americans provide insights the daily life and culture of the common people of Colonial New England. The exhibit runs adjacent to Thistles and Crowns, a collection of painted furniture from 18th-century Connecticut. Exhibit on display through September 21, 2014.
Time : Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Admission : Adults, $10; seniors, $9; students, $8; children 12 and younger, free
Event Website
Phone : 860-434-5542 x 111
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Dianne Reeves with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra — New Haven, CT
June 21, 2014 to June 21, 2014
New Haven Green
Conductor William Boughton leads the resident Symphony Orchestra through the smooth jazz vocals of Dianne Reeves. Information: www.artideas.org
Time : 7 p.m.
Admission : Free!
Phone : 888-278-4332
Diana Ross at Foxwoods Resort Casino — Mashantucket, CT
June 22, 2014 to June 22, 2014
Foxwoods Resort Casino Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket
Foxwoods Resort Casino will welcome Diana Ross on Sunday, June 22 at 7 p.m. A consummate performer, Diana Ross is a one of the most iconic female singers of all time and one of the most prominent women in popular music history and pop culture of the late 20th century. Information: www.foxwoods.com/dianaross.aspx
Time : 7 p.m
Admission : $55-85
Brandy Clark with Bronze Radio Return — New Haven, CT
June 22, 2014 to June 22, 2014
New Haven Green
Tennessee’s rock n’ roll style vacations in Connecticut with an indie-rock vibe at this free musical performance. Information: www.artideas.org
Time : 7 p.m.
Admission : Free!
Phone : 888-278-4332
Approaching the Garden Concert — Hartford, CT
June 25, 2014 to June 25, 2014
Aetna Theater, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford
“Approaching the Garden” is a multimedia concert performance featuring solo percussion and spoken word, as well as electronics, alto saxophone, and a piano-drum quartet! Composer William Hooker brings technology and music together for an electrifying live event. After the show, gather around the musicians and get answers to your questions about music, art, life, or anything!
Time : Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Admission : $25; seniors and students, $20
Event Website
Phone : 860-278-2670
Mystic Blues Festival 2014 — Mystic, CT
June 27, 2014 to June 29, 2014
Mystic Shipyard, 100 Essex Street, Mystic,
The festival showcases an array of legendary blues musicians. Lineup is: Friday, June 27: Eight to the Bar, David Foster & the Mohegan Sun Allstars, Easybaby and Spin Doctors.
Saturday, June 28: Mystic Horns, Neal Vitullo & the Vipers with Dave Howard, James Montgomery Band, Chris MacKay & the Toneshifters, Sugar Ray & the Bluetones, Bad News Barnes & The Brethren of Blues Band, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez with special guests The Sin Sisters, Greg Sherrod Blues Band, Johnny Winter
Sunday, June 29: The Cobalt Rhythm Kings, Rick Russell and the Cadillac Horns, The Franklin Brothers Band, Black Cat Reunion featuring Duke Robillard, Johnny Nicholas, and Fran Christina, Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Alexis P. Suter Band, and James Cotton Superharp Cost:
Time : Consult event website for details
Admission : Daily, $78; full weekend, $207
Event Website
La Santa Cecilia with Nation Beat — New Haven, CT
June 28, 2014 to June 28, 2014
The Latin sounds of La Santa Cecilia and Nation Beat originated in South America, and these performers are the featured final act of the International Arts and Ideas Festival. Information: www.artideas.org
Time : 7 p.m.
Admission : Free!
Phone : 888-278-4332
American Idol Live! at Foxwoods Resort Casino — Mashantucket, CT
July 5, 2014 to July 5, 2014
Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket
Watch as budding musical stars strut their stuff on the stage. The ten finalists of American Idol’s current season will dazzle you with their powerful vocal performances. Who’s your favorite? Information: www.foxwoods.com
Time : 7 p.m.
Admission : $40, $50, or $65
Phone : 800-200-2882
A.R. and Phillip Phillips at Foxwoods — Mashantucket, CT
July 6, 2014 to July 6, 2014
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, CT 06338
Fock band O.A.R. and American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips perform. Information and tickets: www.foxwoods.com
Time : 7 p.m.
Admission : $55 and $80
Phone : 800-200-2882 or 800-745-3000
Glastonbury Riverfront Music Festival — Glastonbury, CT
July 9, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Welles Street Riverfront Park on the lawn behind the Riverfront Community Center, Glastonbury
Free outdoor concerts on Wednesday evenings in July. Free parking and shuttle service will be available at 180 & 200 Glastonbury Blvd., which is adjacent to Somerset Square.
July 9 — The Sounds of Frank — A 6-piece instrumental and vocal group performing some of the best hits of “old blue eyes.”
July 16 – Shaded Soul – Versatile musical styles ranging from the 1940s Big Band music to the top 40 of today.
July 23 – EagleMania — Eagles tibute band
July 30 — Tusk — Fleetwood Mac tribute band
Time : 7-9 p.m.
Event Website
Summer Noontime Outdoor Performance Series — Hartford, CT
July 9, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Ancient Burying Ground, behind the meeting house of Center Church and next to One Financial Plaza, Hartford
July 9 — Playhouse on Park perform scenes and songs from “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
July 16 — Romance Tropical and Carlos Hernandez Chavez perform Latin music
July 23 — Soprano Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker sings A Tribute to Cole Porter
July 30 — The Eastside Ramblers Dixieland Band.
Event Website
Phone : 860-249-5631
The Voice 2014 Tour at Foxwoods — Mashantucket CT
July 12, 2014 to July 12, 2014
Foxwoods Resort Casino Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket
Performers will include Season five winner Tessanne Chin, and finalists Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin; Season 1 favorite Dia Frampton; and this season’s winner, runner up, and third place. $45 and $65 Information and tickets: www.foxwoods.com
Time : 7:30 p.m.
Phone : 800-200-2882 or 800-745-3000
Litchfield Jazz Festival — Goshen, CT
August 8, 2014 to August 10, 2014
Featured performers include Cecile McLorin Salvant with gospel pianist Cyrus Chestnut. On Saturday, guests will delight in the sax stylings of Kirk Whalum, global trumpeter Claudio Roditi, Britain’s Anthony Strong, and recent award winner Carmen Staaf. Sunday will bring Mario Pavone’s octet, the Jazz Orchestra tribute to Reinhardt, and the famous Mike Stern Quartet. Come and celebrate the spirit of jazz with three days of live music, refreshments, and family time.
Admission : kids below age 12, free; students, $20; lawn seats, $40; tent seats, $69-79
Event Website
Phone : 860-361-6285
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Ridgefield Fire Department Carnival & Fireworks 2014– Ridgefield, CT
June 27, 2014 to June 27, 2014
East Ridge Middle School, 10 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield
The carnival fireworks show will be at the carnival grounds.
Time : Fireworks start around 9:30 p.m.
U. S. Navy Band Northeast & Fireworks 2014 — Hamden, CT
June 27, 2014 to June 27, 2014
Hamden Town Center Park, Hamden
The band will perform at Hamden’s Independence Day fireworks display. Rain date is June 28.
Time : Concert at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Event Website
Vernon Fireworks 2014 — Vernon, CT
July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2014
120 South Street, Vernon
Prime viewing in Henry Park in Vernon and in the historic downtown Rockville.
Riverfest 2014 — Hartford and East Hartford, CT
July 12, 2014 to July 12, 2014
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, and Great River Park, East Hartford
This is the largest one-day fireworks celebration in Connecticut. Rain date is July 13 with fireworks, only, at 9 p.m. Parking at Science Center/Riverfront Garage, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford; CT Convention Center Garage, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford; Morgan Street Garage, 155 Morgan Street, Hartford; Constitution Plaza Garage, 109 Constitution Plaza, Hartford. Parking is available throughout the Town of East Hartford. A shuttle will circulate among the parking areas. Boaters are welcome to join the celebration. Riverside Park boat launch in Hartford will be open.
Time : 4-10 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Admission : Admission is free
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Big Bash Colt Festival & Colt Gala — Hartford, CT
July 19, 2014 to July 19, 2014
Colt Park, ‎130 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford
A day-long outdoor festival and an evening semi-formal dinner dance, both on this date, are the centerpiece events of the Samuel Colt 200 Commemoration events taking place this summer to mark the bicentennial of Samuel Colt and the Colt Company. Families are invited to Colt Park for outdoor fun from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., including vintage base ball, beer garden, and live entertainment all day long. Free.
The Colt Gala, a semi-formal party, will take place in the evening at the Church of Good Shepherd ballroom, 155 Wyllys Street. A buffet dinner will be served followed by live music by a Big Band. There will be a cash bar and silent auction. See event website for more details as they are announced.
Event Website
“A Number” — Chester CT
July 30, 2014 to August 10, 2014
Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester
A fast-paced, futuristic, psychological thriller about a man who learns that he is a clone. “The first true play of the 21st century” from eminent playwright Caryl Churchill. Featuring CTC favorite James Barry (Arms On Fire, Wittenberg). Directed by Byam Stevens.
Time : Matinees Thursday and Sunday at 2 p.m.; evening performances Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m.
Admission : $30-35
Event Website
Phone : 413-354-7771
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“Damn Yankees: The Red Sox Version” — East Haddam, CT
April 11, 2014 to June 21, 2014
Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street, East Haddam
Featuring “Whatever Lola Wants,” “Heart,” and other hit songs, re-invented in the context of good ole’ fashioned American baseball: it’s the Boston Red Sox versus the New York Yankees, and anything is possible! Watch a Boston baseball fan strike a deal with the devil to become a ballplayer. Run-time is 2.25 hours. Rated PG!
Time : Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 6:30 p.m.
Admission : $36.50-79.50
Event Website
Phone : 860-873-8668
“Fingers & Toes” – Ivoryton, CT
June 6, 2014 to June 22, 2014
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St, Ivoryton, CT
Tap dancer “Toes” MacGrath, and pianist “Fingers” St. Claire have managed to talk a major Broadway producer into coming to see their show in two weeks: a boy meets girl tap dance spectacular on the theme of love. A brand new work from Logan Medland, this entertaining production sizzles with exhilarating music, delightful witticisms, and high-energy tap routines that evoke the magic of the Fred Astaire – Ginger Rogers era.
Time : Matinees are Wednesday and Sunday, 2 p.m.; evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Admission : Consult event website
Event Website
Phone : 860-767-7318
“Blind Date” and “The Actor” — Bethlehem, CT
June 13, 2014 to June 21, 2014
The Gary-the Olivia Theater, 249 Flanders Road, Bethlehem
These beautifully written comedies set in the fictional town of Harrison, Texas, are guaranteed to delight audiences with their poetry, insight into human nature and comic touch.
Time : 7:30 p.m.
Admission : $25 per person
Event Website
Phone : 203-273-5669
Elevator Repair Service: “Arguendo” — New Haven, CT
June 18, 2014 to June 22, 2014
Yale Repertory Theatre
What happens when Federal Judges are faced with nude dance stylings, along with the age-old question: Is nudity art? Information: www.artideas.org
Phone : 888-278-4332
Reggie Wilson / Fist and Heel Group — New Haven, CT
June 18, 2014 to June 21, 2014
University Theater, Yale, New Haven
The poetry of Zora Neale Hurston and the tale of Exodus are inspiration for this high-energy dance performance. A truly original blend of genres. Information: www.artideas.org
Phone : 888-278-4332
“A Map of Virtue” with Yale Summer Caberet — New Haven, CT
June 19, 2014 to June 29, 2014
Yale Summer Caberet, 217 Park Street, New Haven
A haunting romantic play with a mystery at its center, Erin Courtney’s “A Map of Virtue” is a spellbindingjourney into the heart of darkness, guided by a bird statue. Part interview, part comedy, part middle-of-the-night-middle-of-the-forest horror story, it is surprising and unforgettable. The play won an Obie Award in 2012 and was named a New York Times Critics Pick.
Time : Tuesday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 7 p.m.
Admission : $15-40
Event Website
Phone : 203-432-1566
Jennifer Lopez in Concert at Foxwoods — Mashantucket, CT
June 21, 2014 to June 21, 2014
Foxwoods Resort Casino Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket
Exclusive performance. Tickets go on sale May 9 at 10 a.m.
Time : 8 p.m.
Admission : $195, $275, $305 and $325
Event Website
Phone : 800-200-2882
David Greig’s “The Events” — New Haven, CT
June 24, 2014 to June 28, 2014
Yale Repertory Theatre
Tuesday through Saturday of the International Arts and Ideas Festival’s second week, take in the vibrant and moving story of David Greig’s “The Events.” This new play explores themes such as trauma, tolerance, and community. Information: www.artideas.org
Phone : 888-278-4332
7 Fingers: “Traces” — New Haven, CT
June 24, 2014 to June 28, 2014
University Theater, Yale, New Haven
Sail through the air on the thrills this French band of theatrical acrobats. Information: www.artideas.org
Phone : 888-278-4332

“Fiddler On the Roof” — East Haddam, CT
June 27, 2014 to September 7, 2014
Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street, East Haddam
In the middle of a cultural overhaul, Tevye the milkman must learn how to cope with the bold choices of his three eldest daughters — not to mention the Russian Tsar’s order for their eviction from their own home! Let the Fiddler On the Roof shine some light on how family is stronger than it may seem. Directed by Rob Ruggiero, with the bright music of Jerry Bock.
Time : Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 6:30 p.m.
Admission : $32.50-77.50
Event Website
Phone : 860.873.8668

“Peter Pan” — Torrington, CT
July 26, 2014 to August 3, 2014
Warner Theatre, 68 Main Street, Torrington, CT
Relive the magic of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the children Wendy, Michael and John, pirates and Indians, embellished with show-stopping songs, “Never Never Land,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “I’m Flying.” Information: www.warnertheatre.org/
Time : Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission : $18 – $26
Phone : 860-489-7180

 

 

August Connecticut festivals

The complete listings of all the Connecticut celebrations in August and county fairs in CT that are well-regarded all over the country!  The long list of all the top things to do in Connecticut this year!

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08/01 to 08/01 2014 – First Fridays – August
Downtown – Putnam, CT Get more details
08/02 to 08/02 2014 – Sharon on the Green
Town Green – Sharon, CT Get more details
08/02 to 08/02 2014 – Madison Arts and Crafts Fair
Madison Green – Madison, CT Get more details
08/02 to 08/30 2014 – Watertown Farmers Market – August
Watertown Library Parking Lot – Watertown, CT Get more details
08/03 to 08/03 2014 – Walnut Beach Arts & Crafts Festival
Walnut Beach – Milford, CT Get more details
08/03 to 08/24 2014 – Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series – August
Walnut Beach Pavillion – Milford, CT Get more details
08/09 to 08/09 2014 – Craft Fair and Festival
Guilford Green – Guilford, CT Get more details
08/09 to 08/09 2014 – Bovanofest
Bovano Studio grounds – Cheshire, CT Visit our Featured Events!
08/15 to 08/16 2014 – Milford Oyster Festival
Downtown & Harbor – Milford, CT Get more details
08/16 to 08/17 2014 – Sono Arts Celebration
Historic Washington Street – South Norwalk, CT Get more details
Putnam Peddler’s Market – August 08/17 to 08/17 2014 – Putnam Peddler’s Market – August
Riverview Marketplace – Putnam, CT

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