Norwalk Open Streets: Walk, Bike, & Roll Festival

15 Calf Pasture Beach Rd 15 Calf Pasture Beach Rd, Norwalk

Join us for the Norwalk Open Streets: Walk, Bike & Roll Festival on Saturday, June 1st from 9AM- 1PM at Calf Pasture Beach, being organized by the Bike/Walk Commission! The Open Streets event will include a variety of fitness and fun activities for folks to enjoy in a car-free environment! Bring your neighbors, friends, and family members for a variety of outdoor activities and community engagement, such as a bike rodeo, kids games, and local organizations. Norwalk’s Open Streets festival is a great opportunity to explore the City in a new way! Follow the path straight to the brand-new pedestrian plaza on the east side of the parking lot. For more information

New London County Strawberry Festival

North Stonington Agricultural Fair, Inc 21 Wyassup Rd, North Stonington

Sat. June 01 2024  to Sun. June 02, 2024 Eastern Connecticuts Premier Strawberry Festival makes its way to the beautiful North Stonington Agricultural Fair, to kick off Summer 2024!!!! An awesome free admission Event for the entire family!!!         the kids love it!!!!! 15+ food trucks and 80+ vendors will be joining us with an amazing variety of strawberry infused foods and strawberry themed products including the ever so popular Strawberry  Shortcake and The must have strawberry lemonade in a strawberry souvenir cup!!!! For more information

Let Loose Thursdays June – Touch a Truck, Live Music & Fireworks! New London

Downtown New London Bank Street, New London

June 6, 2024 Come on down to Parade Plaza in New London and remember to grab your chairs for some awesome live blues tunes. Bring the whole family along to enjoy Touch-a-Truck, indulge in delicious food from local vendors,  and dive into a range of other fun activities including a petting zoo! Carly’s Critters – Petting Zoo Jeep the Faith United States Coast Guard boat Check out a Fire Truck Candid Clicks PhotoBooth Company-Come by the booth to enjoy an interactive experience with props and an iPad interface and be able to leave with a digital photo you can share via text message or email with family and friends. Live music by F & Blues Band, Based out of Southeastern Connecticut the F & Blues Band is comprised of four highly seasoned tight knit musicians playing the best of the old blues, New blues and our own original songs from our CD “Side Hustle” which is available through Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, iTunes and Pandora. On lead vocals and Harmonica is Tim Cuff with Rick Stannard on Guitar and vocals, Tom Purwinis on Bass and vocals and Joe Presti on Drums. Entertaining the masses along the East Coast.  Fireworks 9 pm – Sponsored by Foxwoods Resort Casino Hygienic Art Park –   For more information

Cheshire’s Strawberry Festival & Craft Fair

The First Congregational Church of Cheshire 111 Church Drive, Cheshire

Savor the Summer at Cheshire's Strawberry Festival & Craft Fair When: June 8, 2024 Time: 10 AM - 4 PM Where: The First Congregational Church of Cheshire, 111 Church Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410 Dive into the heart of summer at the Cheshire Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair, returning with a splash of color, creativity, and community spirit. Nestled on the historic green in front of the First Congregational Church, this event is your ticket to celebrate the season with fantastic food, captivating music, and an array of local artisans and businesses. For more information

Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures at Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic

Exhibition on June 8, 2024, through September 2, 2024 Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, this exhibition brings to life the adventures of Captain Nemo, his fantastical submarine Nautilus, and the mythical world he inhabited. At the center of this fantasy world is the giant Nautilus where visitors can climb aboard and discover the inner workings of a deep-sea vessel. Take up the controls at the helm, look through periscopes, crank the propeller, test out the bunks, and explore Captain Nemo’s Cabinet of Curiosities, full of incredible marine specimens. The highly interactive experience explores marine habitats and creatures, diving equipment, and maritime archaeology, delivering immersive experiences for children and engaging content for adults. Visitors will encounter a variety of activities ranging from full-body activities like slides and climbing structures to simple tabletop games. Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures is an unforgettable experience that combines science education, exploration, and entertainment. It’s a unique opportunity for families, students, and anyone seeking adventure to dive into the wonders of the deep sea and celebrate the enduring legacy of Jules Verne’s literary masterpiece. For more information

$21 – $31

Olde Mistick Village Strawberry Festival

Olde Mistick Village 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic

Join us on June 8th and 9th for our very first Strawberry Festival here at Olde Mistick Village!! This festival will celebrate all things STRAWBERRIES! From fresh strawberries, to jams, pies and more! We will celebrate all things late spring and early summer here in New England!! Stay tuned for more details on the activities and vendors participating, and we hope to see you for this newest addition to our seasonal festival lineup here at Olde Mistick Village! All kinds of strawberry surprises, including strawberry wine, strawberry shortcake blondies, chocolate strawberries, and so much more. Stay tuned! For more information

Olde Mistick Village Strawberry Festival

Olde Mistick Village 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic

Join us on June 8th and 9th for our very first Strawberry Festival here at Olde Mistick Village!! This festival will celebrate all things STRAWBERRIES! From fresh strawberries, to jams, pies and more! We will celebrate all things late spring and early summer here in New England!! Stay tuned for more details on the activities and vendors participating, and we hope to see you for this newest addition to our seasonal festival lineup here at Olde Mistick Village! All kinds of strawberry surprises, including strawberry wine, strawberry shortcake blondies, chocolate strawberries, and so much more. Stay tuned! For more information

Newington Goes Country! at Millpond Park

Mill Pond Park 123 Garfield St, Newington

Looking for a fun-filled event that the whole family can enjoy? Look no further than Newington Goes Country! This exciting event, brought to you by the Newington Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Geico, The Soccer Club of Newington, B&M Tree Service, and Happy Harry's, will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 6 PM at Mill Pond Park in Newington, CT. And the best part? This event is completely FREE to attend! There will be something for everyone, including a live performance by 'Southern Voice', Mechanical Bull Riding, Live Animal Petting Zoo, Cowboy Hat and Boots Contest, Line Dancing, Potato Sack Races, Cowboy Tug-of-War, Cornhole, Trackless Train Rides, a beer and wine garden, food trucks, and much more! Get ready to kick up your heels and have a blast with your family and friends. With so much to see and do, Newington Goes Country is an event you won't want to miss! So grab your cowboy hat and boots, and head on over to Mill Pond Park for a night of country fun. For more information  

Black Rock Day 2024

Burroughs Community Center 2470 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport

Black Rock Day will be held on Sunday, June 9th with a full schedule of events. The day will begin with The Run For The Rock at 9:00AM, and conclude with the festival at Ellsworth Field. Known as “The Best Small Parade in America”, the Black Rock Day Parade will begin at noon at the Burroughs Community Center and finish at Ellsworth Field. The following festival will include live music, food from local Black Rock restaurants, and plenty of activities for the kids. For more information

Anne Cubberly’s Giant Puppets: New Haven Green

New Haven Green Temple Street, New Haven

June 14-29, 2024 Experience the whimsical magic of Anne Cubberly’s Giant Puppets as they roam the Green and Downtown New Haven! These colossal, colorful creations are more than just puppets—they’re vibrant reflections of our essence and the boundless spirit within us all. Don’t let their size intimidate you; instead, seek them out and bask in the awe- inspiring wonder they evoke. For more information

Juneteenth Celebration to be held June 15th in Hebron

Burnt Hill Park Hebron

Save the date for CoDE’s third annual Juneteenth Celebration! Join us on Saturday, June 15th from 10:30am to 2:30pm at Burnt Hill Park in Hebron. We’ll gather in and around the historic Peters House, located at 150 East Street. There will be music, drumming, dancing, kids games, educational information, student presentations, quilters, food, Black-owned business vendors…and a bus tour of historic sites in Hebron where African Americans lived and worked. If you are a Black-owned business and you’d like to join us as a vendor, here’s our vendor application. There is no charge. For more information

Donuts with Dad on The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Essex Steam Train 1 Railroad Ave., Essex

Kick off your Father’s Day celebrations this year with a morning train & riverboat cruise on the Becky Thatcher Riverboat! It’s our annual Donuts with Dad breakfast celebration and we will be featuring a giant selection of delicious treats from the Beach Donut Shop in Clinton CT! Coffee and tea are on us, Dad! All you need to do is sit back and enjoy yourself, take in the serenity of the morning scenery on the Connecticut River and have a great time with your crew. Donuts aren’t all…..we have a grab-and-go buffet of breakfast selections available for you to choose from including, fruit salad, yogurt parfaits, bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches, and fruit cobbler. For more information  

$40 – $65