Events Calendar - 2023

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.

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Breakfast with Santa at Hilton Mystic

Dec 17, 2023 - Dec 17, 2023 20 Coogan Blvd Mystic, CT 06355

Ho, ho, ho! Get ready for a jolly good time at Breakfast with Santa! Join us at the Hilton Mystic, located at 20 Coogan Blvd, in beautiful Mystic, Connecticut, for a festive morning filled with holiday cheer, breakfast, and a visit with Santa! Bring your little ones and watch their eyes light up as they enjoy a delicious breakfast with the one and only Santa Claus himself! This in-person event promises a magical experience for the whole family. Don't miss out on this merry opportunity to create lasting memories with Santa. Book your spot now! Included: • Visit with Santa and Take Photos. • Share your Christmas Wishes • Every child goes home with a cookie decorating kit • Breakfast Breakfast Buffet • Seasonal Sliced Fruit and Berries • Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs • Smoked Bacon • French Toast, Maple Syrup, Fruit Compote • Cinnamon Rolls • Selection of Bakery Specialties • Whipped Butter • Fruit Preserves • Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea, Hot Cocoa
Tickets: Four Pack Bundle: $154 (min/max four tickets) • Adults: $49.00 • Children: $38.50 *Pricing includes gratuity and sales tax. Event Brite Ticketing Fees additional. Ticket link


Connecticut Book Festival – West Hartford CT

Oct 7, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT

Presented by the Connecticut Authors and Publisher's Association, the second annual Connecticut Book Festival will feature dozens of authors from across the state, representing all genres. There will be books for every reader. The event is free to attend. Come meet authors and have your books signed.


Beyond King Tut - The Immersive Experience -- Hartford CT

Aug 11, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023 Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT

National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut brings a groundbreaking immersive exhibition to Hartford. Join in the discovery of a story through nine distinct multi-sensory galleries, 3,300 years in the making.


Mystic Folkways -- Mystic CT

Oct 7, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023 Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT

Mystic Folkways is a gathering of musicians from all over the world swiwth two dozen performances. In collaboration with Westerly Sound, the Museum presents a music festival, full access to the museum, overnight dockage, programming centered around maritime tradition and music on three stages, food, vendors, local oysters, historic boat cruises, and much more. One-day and two-day tickets will be available

Black Bear Americana Music Fest – Goshen CT

Oct 13, 2023 - Oct 9, 2023 116 Old Middle Street, Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen, CT

Enjoy a 3-day musical adventure that brings together the best of rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and more, in a celebration of America's rich cultural diversity. Black Bear brings you the best in the Americana sound, including folk, blues, bluegrass, indie and much more. The setting, in the gorgeous foothills of the Northwest Corner, offer incredible sunsets and the very best of the fall foliage. 

Street Fairs

The Harwinton Fair – Harwinton CT

Oct 6, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023 Harwinton Agricultural Society, 150 Locust Road, Harwinton, CT

The Harwinton Fair is almost two hundred years old! The first record of the Fair’s existence dates back to 1853. At this three-day event, guests can enjoy live music, a wood chopping competition, pig races, 3D barrel racing, a women’s skillet-throwing contest, yummy food, and more.