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Events Calendar - 2021

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 mask and social distancing requirements are still in place at some entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. Please check with each venue before purchasing tickets or attending an event.

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Green Gardens Pop-Up Dining at Foxwoods – Mashantucket CT

Jul 17, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021 Fox Tower lawn at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, CT

Green Gardens is an intimate outdoor dining event that includes craft cocktails and live music in a garden fantasy setting. Exclusive dining nooks – from bungalows to lotus loungers – allowing guests to socially distance under the stars. Open July 17, 24, 31, August 13, 20, 27 and September 10. Green Gardens is part of Foxwoods’s Summerfest.

Music Outdoors

Summer Concert Series 2021 at Elizabeth Park -- Hartford CT

Jun 18, 2021 - Aug 18, 2021 Rose Garden in Elizabeth Park Hartford, CT

summer concerts at eizabeth park Bring picnic blankets and chairs.
  • July 17 -- Connecticut Ballet's "Ballet Under the Stars." 6:30-8 p.m.
  • July 28 -- Gene Bozzi with Jazz and Strings in Concert. Jazz and Strings presents "Charlie Parker with Strings" with guest artist Kris Allen.
  • August 18 -- Eight to the Bar. Eight To The Bar is known for its swing, boogie-woogie, and close vocal harmonies, but they also perform country, pop, and jazz. 6:30-8 p.m.

Summer Courtyard Music Series at Webb-Deane-Stevens -- Wethersfield CT

Jul 9, 2021 - Aug 27, 2021 Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT

A diverse music series presenting styles from everything from Latin jazz to colonial tunes to classical favorites to modern pop will delight guests all summer long. Performances move into the Holcombe Education Center if it rains.
  • August 6 -- Tim Scott will perform acoustic music for all ages.
  • July 23 -- Orice Jenkins will perform jazz standards from his album “Centennial Cole.”
  • July 30 -- Renehan and Mastrianni’s family-friendly performance will include jazz, pop, soul, rock, and folk music with a twist.
  • August 13 -- Nelson Bello and Friends Nelson Bello and Latin Jazz Trio will perform Afro-Cuban and Caribbean-flavored jazz.
  • August 20 -- Linda and Tom Traue, The Forlorn Hope will offer Colonial music with Celtic harp, psaltery and songs.
  • August 27 -- School Daze, the house band for the John Wallace Middle School, will perform classic rock hits.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series 2021 – East Hartford CT

Jul 22, 2021 - Aug 5, 2021 Great River Park, 301 East River Drive, East Hartford, CT

The Town of East Hartford hosts six free, family-friendly concerts each summer. Pack a picnic dinner and bring the whole family.
  • August 5 -- The Score

Outdoor Activities

Liquid Sundays at Summerfest Foxwoods – Mashantucket CT

Jul 20, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021 Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, CT

liquid sundays at foxwoods Join this giant, Vegas-style outdoor pool party at Foxwoods every Sunday this summer as DJs spin the music. .Themed parties include Electric Pool on August 1 and Psychedelic Sunday on August 15.

Outdoor Music

Summer Music Series 2021 at Levitt Pavilion-- Westport CT

Aug 6, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road, Westport, CT

Wonderful outdoor music venue fills the summer 2021 season with live music for adults and programs for kids, too.
  • August 1 -- American Patchwork Quartet. APQ draws on a repertoire of centuries-old American folk songs that highlight America’s immigrant roots.
  • July 24 -- Billy & The Showmen
  • July 29 -- Borboletta: A Tribute to Santana
  • July 31 -- Rita Harvey's Tribute to Linda Ronstadt
  • August 6 -- The Lone Bellow. With earthy three-part harmonies, this trio creates sparks that bring our sense of childlike wonder roaring back.
  • August 7 -- Isaiah Sharkey

Parties, Dances, Balls

Sips at Sunset at Mystic Aquarium -- Mystic CT

Jul 16, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021 Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd. Mystic, CT

For four Fridays nights this July and August, “Sips at Sunset” will offer families and guests a chance to start the weekend with music and conviviality among beluga whales, penguins, seals, and dinosaurs. Each evening will feature music by local musiciansFood and beverages will be available for purchase as well. Music by Ben Freiert and Jeff Lewis on July 16; Kyle Rathbun with Kozmik Riffs and Ken Serio on July 23; The Ken Serio Jazz Trio on August 6; and Big Lux on August 20. Dates: July 16, 23; August 6 and 20.

Cocktail Carnival at Foxwoods – Mashantucket CT

Aug 7, 2021 - Aug 7, 2021 Premier Ballroom and Fox Tower lawn and terrace, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, CT

Carnival experience with classic carnival games, craft cocktails, entertainment by fire-breathers and stilt-walkers keep you entertained. Cocktail Carnival is part of Foxwoods’s Summerfest.

Cocktail Carnival 2021 at Foxwoods – Mashantucket CT

Aug 7, 2021 - Aug 7, 2021 Premiere Ballroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, CT

This will be a festival of the senses, where guests will be tasting original craft cocktails, playing carnival games, and watching fire-breathers and stilt-walkers. Do you sampling in the ballroom and Fox Tower lawn and enjoy lawn games, fortune tellers and caricature artists, and more.