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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Arts & Crafts Shows

Five Points Arts Print Festival – Torrington CT

Jun 3, 2023 - Jun 4, 2023 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Immerse yourself in the many forms of contemporary and traditional printmaking at this free, two-day festival hosted by Five Points Arts, featuring Big Ink’s giant custom press. See art in action with demonstrations by professional printmakers and carvers, peruse the juried print show, browse prints for sale by local artists, and place your bid in a silent auction. Learn from an expert speaker on collecting prints and become a collector yourself. With food trucks, music, fun for the whole family, and plenty of art to experience, this celebration of all things print has something for everyone.

International Sea Glass Association Festival – Mystic CT

Jul 29, 2023 - Jul 30, 2023 Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT

The 17th annual International Sea Glass Association Festival is taking place on the grounds of Mystic Seaport Museum, the nation's #1 maritime museum. Enjoy meeting talented artists, craftspeople and glass hunters from all around New England. There will also be a sea glass contest. Admission to the Museum covers admission to the Festival, and a one-day ticket can be validated to enter a second day to enjoy the Festival and the Museum to its fullest.

Children & Families

Nathan Hale Homestead Colonial Days Summer Camp – Coventry CT

Jul 17, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023 2299 South Street, Coventry, CT

Put down your modern electronics and travel back to the 18th century for a week of summer fun. Participants will learn about life in the past through hands-on activities each day, including candle dipping, cross stitching, attending a Colonial-era school, and even visiting the encampment of an 18th-century soldier. Recommended for children ages 8–12. Registration required; space is limited.

Food, Wine, Beer

Italian Live Music and Foodie Night – Newtown CT

Jun 2, 2023 - Jun 2, 2023 56 Pole Bridge Road, Newtown, CT

Aquila's Nest Vineyards will host The Graceful Tenor, Vittorio Di Carlo, for an all Italian Night with Live Music and authentic delicacies by the talented Vita Palmeri of Vita Pasta Lab, and the delicious pizza truck Pieology Pizza. Multiple pizza options will be available for purchase along with pasta and dessert. Participants must be over age 21.

Greek Live Music and Foodie Night

Jun 4, 2023 - Jun 4, 2023 56 Pole Bridge Road, Newtown, CT

Aquila's Nest Vineyards will host Athenian Entertainment Greek Orchestra for an all Greek Night with live music and authentic Greek street souvlaki and gyros by Greek Crave Gvrs Food Truck. Wine and food are not included in the ticket and can be purchased at the vineyard after the staff checks your ID. All participants must be 21 years of age or older. 


Gardens in Bloom – New Canaan CT

Jun 8, 2023 - Jun 8, 2023 Waveny House, New Canaan, CT

Join the New Canaan Garden Club for their inaugural Gardens in Bloom garden tour. This self-guided tour includes four exquisite residential gardens in New Canaan, and three restored gardens at New Canaan's historic Waveny House. 


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.


Pride Parade & Celebration – Bethel CT

Jun 3, 2023 - Jun 3, 2023 1 School Street, Bethel, CT

This free, family-friendly, rain-or-shine event invites all LGBTQIA+ folks and allies to enjoy a sidewalk parade, live music and entertainment, food, artists, 50+ vendors, kids’ activities station, and more in downtown Bethel, CT.  Parade route details, parking, accessibility, map and more are available on the website. 

Science & Nature

Mushroom Walk – Hartford CT

Aug 26, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

Join Joe Lenoce of Connecticut Valley Mycological Society in search of mushrooms at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Joe will discuss the basic types of fungi, where to find them, and proper methods of collecting. Participants will then head out to search for mushrooms in the ornamental foreground.