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Events Calendar - 2020

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England. See also, Great Things to Do.

COVID-19 and social distancing have required the temporary shut-down of many of our favorite entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. We are watching all calendars closely, and as soon a live, public events return, we will post the information on this page.

Find the dates you plan to travel or simply search the full events list below.

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Children & Families

Pumpkin Patch Trolley 2020 -- East Windsor CT

Sep 24, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Connecticut Trolley Museum, 8 North Road, East Windsor, CT

During the family adventure, people ride a trolley car through the fall forest to the pumpkin patch field and each person can pick out a pumpkin and stickers for decoration. Art and craft tables will be open. The visitor center will be decorated for Halloween. The Fire Truck Museum will be open and included in museum admission.

Halloween

Pumpkintown U.S.A. - "The Ride Must Go On! -- East Hampton CT

Sep 19, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 93 East Hight Street, East Hampton, CT

On this scenic 1-mile drive through picturesque autumnal landscapes, view more than 30 Pumpkinhead people and their annual companions at home in their woodland dwellings. Reserve online. Held daily, weather permitting.
Download Trail Games before you your ride The kids will have fun with this count-and-seek activity.

Not-So-Scary Halloween Farm Drive-Through -- East Haddam CT

Oct 9, 2020 - Oct 24, 2020 Ray of Light Farm, 232 Town Street, East Haddam, CT

This drive-through is designed for young children, but it is fun for all ages. The trails are decorated for Halloween. Dates: October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24.

Ride The Darkside Electric Railway -- East Windsor CT

Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road, East Windsor, CT

darkside electric
When the Hartford and Springfield Street Railway was planning its branch line from East Windsor to Rockville, the gravestones – but not the bodies – of a small cemetery were moved. Hear the story the story while riding on the Darkside Electric Railway. Prepare for unexpected and spooky surprises along the way. Recommended only for people age 16 and older. Dates: October 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30.

Happy Haunts Hollow Drive-Through -- Milford CT

Oct 22, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020 Eisenhower Park, 780 North Street, Milford, CT

In this drive-through Halloween musical experience, families can watch a passing array of lights and original music score by Pantochino. See live actors portray fun, non-threatening characters. Meet a gaggle of friendly witches, dancing scarecrows, grinning ghosts and more. Tickets sold online only, for specific time slots.

Halloween Weekend Paranormal Investigation --Mystic CT

Oct 24, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Whitehall Burial Ground, Hendel Drive, Mystic, CT

Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours hosts a paranormal investigation of the Whitehall Burial Ground. Guests will use real ghost hunting and paranormal equipment as they set forth on a quest to interact with those who walked Mystic's past. Seaside Shadows will communicate with the resident spirits during a walk through Mystic's past.

Museums

Sailor Made: Folk Art of the Sea at Mystic Seaport -- Mystic CT

Sep 18, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Mallory Building, Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue. Mystic, CT

Sailor Made: Folk Art of the Sea explores the art that emerged out of the world of sailors and the souvenirs they created about their travels. Each artifact has its own story, in carving scrimshaw, drawing in journals, sewing intricate embroidery, and creating intricate knot-work.