The Newport Flower Show 2024

Rosecliff 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI, United States

Tickets on sale to the public starting April 5. The 2024 Newport Flower Show will be back at Rosecliff, our original Show home, with the theme of “At Home” – a focus on celebrating the variety of florals and horticulture that we enjoy in our own homes. As visitors step into the foyer of Rosecliff, the air will be filled with the fragrances of abundant summer blooms. The enchanting exhibits will include an array of displays that showcase the relationship between flowers and the homes they beautify. The popular Botanical Arts division will include each artist’s interpretation of items found in many homes: dolls, picture frames, the family dog and more. For more information

$25 – $50

Movies in the Plaza at Pitkin Park

Movies in the Plaza is back, bringing you free Wednesday night (and now select Sunday afternoon) movie screenings May through October in downtown New Haven’s beloved Pitkin Plaza! Grab your lawn chairs, picnic blankets and some takeout from a local spot, and spend an evening under the stars enjoying blockbusters, nostalgic blasts from the past, cult favorites, family films for all ages, and more. June 12 - The Parent Trap June 19 - Selma June 26 - Pride and Prejudice July 3 - NO MOVIE July 10 - Mama Mia July 17 - Peanut Butter Falcon July 24 - Jaws July 31 - Galaxy Quest Family films will be shown on Select Sundays: June 9 - Shrek June 23 - The Incredibles July 21 - Monsters Inc. August 4 - The Lego Movie August 18 - The Secret Life of Pets For more information

2024 Rose Arts Festival in Norwich

Chelsea Parade PArk Norwich

June 28-29, 2024 In 2017, the Rose Arts Festival was resurrected, inspired by the festival’s passionate history, along with the belief that creativity can invigorate and empower a community.Rose Arts is a call to the community to celebrate yesterday, today and tomorrow. Rose Arts is a movement using interaction, community involvement, emerging music, and public art to motivate. There are endless ways to spend your day! Find your fun!You can simply attend, OR attend and vend, OR attend, vend and compete, OR compete and eat...OR....race, compete, eat, and greet!  OR...you get it.  Just be here in your favorite way.     For more information

Guilford Center Scavenger Hunt: Guilford Giggles & Galore Hunt

Let's Roam has scavenger hunts in towns all over the country. They are self-guided walking games for people who enjoy solving puzzles. Let's Roam This event can happen whenever you would like it to! Welcome to the Guilford Center, Connecticut, scavenger hunt! Get ready for an exciting adventure through this charming and historic neighborhood. This is not your average sightseeing tour; you'll be searching high and low for hidden gems and solving clues along the way. As you explore the streets, you'll discover some of the oldest homes in Connecticut, beautiful architecture, and stunning views of the Long Island Sound. The town center is bustling with local shops, delicious restaurants, and a rich history that dates back to colonial times. But don't worry—you won't need a history book to enjoy this scavenger hunt! Our clever clues will guide you through each location without giving away too much information. So grab your friends or family members and join us for a day of fun and adventure in Guilford Center! Buy your tickets now and embark on a treasure hunt like no other. Who knows what secrets you'll uncover? Hint: Keep an eye out for the Comfort Starr House, the Acadian House. For more information   Let's Roam has scavenger hunts in towns all over the country

$20

HAMDEN FEST! Community Expo

HAMDEN TOWN CENTER PARK 2761 Dixwell Ave, Hamden

Experience the Heart of Hamden at Hamden Fest 2024! Join us in the vibrant Town Center Park on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 11am to 4pm for a day that promises to bring our community together like never before. Whether you're here to explore local businesses, enjoy handmade arts and crafts, or simply soak up the festive atmosphere with friends and family, Hamden Fest has something for everyone. Don't let the chance to be part of one of the town's biggest celebrations slip away! For more information

Under the Arches: Chamber Music Series at The Pequot Library: New York Waytes

Pequot Library 720 Pequot Avenue, Fairfield

Friday, June 28 at 6:00pm | New York Waytes  Experience an Italian 17th-century sonata, l’Arte di Suonare, emblematic of the early baroque aesthetic. The first instrumental style to emerge in this new ground was the Stylus Fantasticus. It features spirited rhetorical dialogues of tempos, affects, timbres, and textures– stark contracts of audio juxtaposed. This program invites you into a verdant, dreamlike garden of sounds. Featuring music by: Fontana, Castello, Bertoli, and other sculptors of sound This summer’s free, outdoor chamber music series will focus on Early Music, a term encompassing all choral and instrumental music stretching from the early Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the middle of the 17th century. This music is marked by beautiful, textured vocals and melodic harpsichords and lutes, and there is no better place to enjoy this beauty of sound than Pequot Library’s Great Lawn. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will take place in Pequot Library’s auditorium.

FAMILY ECOLOGY DAYS at Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center 100 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

July 6, 13 Aug 10,17 1:30-3:00pm Participate in an afternoon of ecology exploration with the RTP Estuary Center! Learn how to use some of our equipment and explore our sanctuary grounds.  Each session is packed with fascinating discoveries! This program is intended for families with children ages 5 and up. Each session features a unique theme. Attend one or all four! Cost $ 25 per family per session or sign up for all 4 for $80 per family. Click here to learn more about each day!

$25 – $80

NORTH STONINGTON AGRICULTURAL FAIR

NORTH STONINGTON AGRICULTURAL FAIR 21 WYASSUP ROAD, North Stonington

​JULY 11 - 14, 2024 HOME ARTS AND CRAFTS ~~CONCESSIONS~~RIDESLIVESTOCK SHOWS AND PULLS~~STAGE ENTERTAINMENTPIG RACING ~ BLACKSMITH DEMOSAWMILL EXHIBITIONS~~CARRIAGE DRIVING SHOW~~TRUCK & TRACTOR PULLS~~MAGICIAN~~HAM & BEAN DINNER~~DOG DEMOS AND MUCH MORE! ADMISSION:  10 and Over  $12.00 Under 10 - Free For more information 

Free – $12

Under the Arches: Chamber Music Series at The Pequot Library: Piffaro

Pequot Library 720 Pequot Avenue, Fairfield

Friday, July 12 at 6:00pm Piffaro, with Grant Herreid, Yale University Professor of Music and Priscilla Herrerid, Director of Piffaro Piffaro, The Renaissance Band’s mission is to delight audiences with historically informed performances of music from the late Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque periods, in the manner of the civic, court and chapel wind bands, which existed roughly from 1450-1650. They aim to entertai and educate others in the music itself, its role in the culture of those periods, and its link to music of our day. This summer’s free, outdoor chamber music series will focus on Early Music, a term encompassing all choral and instrumental music stretching from the early Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the middle of the 17th century. This music is marked by beautiful, textured vocals and melodic harpsichords and lutes, and there is no better place to enjoy this beauty of sound than Pequot Library’s Great Lawn. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will take place in Pequot Library’s auditorium.

FAMILY DAY at The Lyme Art Association

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

From 10 am – 1 pm on Saturday, July 13th, join us for Family Day on the lawns of Lyme Art Association for fun & creative art and outdoor activities for kids & families. More details coming soon. Below is a list of the fun activities from last year’s Family Day. 2023’s Family Day Activities Included: Tripledale Farm‘s Petting Zoo Plein Air Painting Food Live Music from Sue Mead & Woody (John Wood) Art Activities for kids & adults provided by PARJE (Public Art Racial Justice Education) Face Painting Pop-up Art Library Young Artist Exhibition Awards Ceremony Calling Young Artists (ages 5 – 18): Sign-up to enter the Hope Is A Thing With Feathers Show, which will be on view from June 7 – July 18, 2024.  Click here for more information and to sign up. For more information

$10 – $30

Sailfest 2024 New London

Downtown New London Bank Street, New London

July 13 & 14, 2024 Sailfest is Southeastern Connecticut’s premiere summertime event, complete with a major fireworks display, amusement rides, free entertainment, ships, and over 200 vendors lining the streets. There will be plenty to see, buy, and eat, so make sure to come hungry and ready to try new food! For more information FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA – SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2024 PICNIC ON THE PIER & FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA $85.00

42nd annual Life. Be in it. Extravaganza in Newington

Mill Pond Park 123 Garfield St, Newington

Join us at Mill Pond Park on Saturday, July 20 to celebrate the 42nd annual Life. Be in It. Extravaganza! Enjoy food, games, rides, adult beer garden, arts & craft exhibits and much more! The carnival will be open from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Our Entertainment Stage will feature an exciting line-up of performers including 'Nightshift', 'Vinyl Countdown', and 'Mass-Conn-Fusion'!!! Admission to the park and parking is FREE. The event will conclude with Newington's largest fireworks display EVER! The fireworks show will start at 9:30 pm. For more information