This Weekend

Past Weekends

July 25-27, 2014

Sing A Song

Music can lift your soul whether it’s Broadway, retro or classic rock and roll. So grab a blanket and get ready to sing along at Friday Night Concerts in Stonington (Friday). Experience Tevye’s longing in the classic “Fiddler on the Roof” in East Haddam (Friday-Sunday) and/or enjoy some classic rock at the  Walnut Beach Summer Concerts in Milford (Sunday).

Discover coastal Connecticut's vineyards along the Connecticut Wine Trail; dine at a local favorite restaurant and sleep in total comfort at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic with their Wine & Dine Package. Package includes: Two night stay at the award-winning waterfront bed and breakfast.  Candlelit breakfast each morning overlooking the marina. $50 dining gift certificate to your choice of three local favorite restaurants. A gift bag with wine glasses and certificate for a wine tour and wine tasting at Jonathan Edwards Winery. A complimentary bottle of wine during your wine tour. A coupon for a complimentary gift at nearby Divine Wine Emporium. Rates range from $445 to $860 per couple based on room choice and season.

More midsummer activites:

Music Among the Memorials - Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford 06114
Enjoy an evening of music featuring Stacy Phillips & Paul Howard. Stacy is a Grammy award winning fiddler and dobro player and Paul is a smooth, versatile vocalist and world-class rhythm guitarist. Bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners for an evening to remember (Friday).

"Rowayton and the Purple Crayon: Celebrating the Creative Culture of 1950s Rowayton" – Rowayton Historical Society, Rowayton 06853
Delight in  the exhibition featuring the work of Jim Flora, Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson (born David Johnson Leisk), and Maurice Sendak. These four Rowayton residents were celebrated authors and illustrators and created some of America's most beloved children's books (Friday) (Sunday).

Festival on the Green – Colchester Town Green, Colchester 06415
Explore a quality arts and crafts show, Fife and Drum Muster, a concert by the Colchester Regional Chamber Orchestra and a food court this Saturday!

Connecticut Wine Festival – Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen 06756
Celebrate the bounty and diversity of Connecticut wines. Sample fine local wines and delectable specialty foods.  Purchase fine arts and crafts and enjoy live entertainment (Saturday-Sunday).

Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous – Mystic Seaport, Mystic 06355
View restored antique vessels built before 1970, including cruisers, sailboats, runabouts and launches. Visitors are invited to see the displayed vessels and an award competition that recognizes excellence in restoration, authenticity, and workmanship. On Sunday at 12:30 p.m., the classic vessels will take part in a three-mile parade down the historic Mystic River (Saturday –Sunday).

Danbury Fields Forever - Ives Concert Park at Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, 06810
Sing along with the family-friendly Beatles music; savor delicious foods and enjoy the arts festival featuring 10 bands per day playing the music of The Beatles. Listen to solo material and songs from the 1960s (Saturday-Sunday).

Time Machines Car Show & Flea Market – Guilford Fairgrounds, Guilford 06437
Find your fantasy car at the 26 judged show car classes and a flea market of mostly automotive-related items; and see trophies awarded. The 2014 featured car is the Mustang. A car corral featuring cars for sale, music by a DJ, prizes and several food vendors offering breakfast, lunch, and snacks (Sunday).

These highlights represent just a sampling of the many exciting events taking place across Connecticut this weekend. For more information about these and other entertaining activities, use the Events Quick Search on the right side of the page.


This Weekend in Connecticut
July 25-27, 2014


July 25-26 - Old Lyme Midsummer Festival - Florence Griswold Museum, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts & Lyme Art Association, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, 06371. Time: Fri., 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The festival kicks off Friday evening with receptions at each primary location from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., all with free admission. The annual free concert from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Florence Griswold Museum. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner. Admission: Most events are free. (860) 434-5542

July 25-27 - NEW/NOW: Bob Gregson: "Space to Maneuver" - New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, 06052. Time: Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.., Sun. noon-5 p.m. There is a reason why Bob Gregson's work is fun. It is to make people comfortable enough to allow themself to become involved in the exhibition experience, rolling on their back, turning panels or rearranging objects; alone or with two or more people who may be total strangers. Admission: Free with museum admission. (860) 229-0257


July 25-27 - 4th Biennial FOOTPRINT International Juried Exhibition 2014 - Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Avenue at Mathews Park, Norwalk, 06850. Time: Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. A competition and exhibition for fine-art prints that are exactly one foot square (30.5 cm square). Over 100 prints on view. Admission: Free. (203) 899-7999

July 26 – Arts & Wellness Fair - Meiklem Kiln Works Art Studio & Centerspace Wellness Studio, 46 Lebanon Rd., Bozrah, 06334. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Indoor/outdoor fair with 40 artists and wellness professionals with free yoga classes, open house tours, pottery demonstrations, children's crafts, scavenger hunt, raffles, and more. Admission: Free. (860) 886-8562

July 26 – Superheroes Day - The Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River St., East Haven, 06512. Ride the trolleys with your favorite comic characters in costume. Great fun for the entire family. Admission: Adults $10, seniors $8, children $6. (203) 467-6927

July 26 - Alpaca Hoedown – 2014 – Stone Bridge Farm, 116 Crary Rd., Griswold 06351. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Watch demonstrations of old time crafts such as weaving, felting, candlemaking, knitting and more. See other vendors making jewelry, early-American pottery, relishes, soap, maple syrup, honey and baked goods. Square dancing begins at 1:30 p.m. and the highlight of the day will be “The Alpaca Promenade.” No, the alpacas don't dance, but they just like doing a little showing off when the tunes play. Admission: Free-will offering ($5 per person over 12 suggested). (860) 383-9576

July 27 – Galactic - Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, 06877. Time: 8 p.m. The jazz-funk jam band from New Orleans has been captivating audiences for 20 years with their signature free form fusion of jazz, hip hop, electronica and rock.  Admission: $38-$43. (203) 438-5795

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