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

Wequetequock Festival in Stonington

The Hounds 769 N Stonington Rd, Stonington

Join Us at the Wequetequock Clean Water Coalition Festival on the Cove! We’re excited to invite you to a day filled with fun, food, and learning! Enjoy delicious eats from Woodfella’s Food Truck , live music , local artists’ performances , and explore interactive educational tables on water quality and conservation efforts . Plus, don’t miss out on free well water testing bottles from UCONN  and a tour of the River Hawk Oysters farm .Event Highlights:Optional Paddle from 3pm - 5pm!  Bring your own kayak and life vest, or rent one for free at Stonington Marina (while supplies last).Roundtable event from 1-2pm in partnership with The Last Green Valley and The Thames River Basin Partnership.This event is sponsored by a grant from the Long Island Sound Stewardship Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation.Bring your family and friends for a day by the cove to celebrate our community and our environment! For more information  

Guilford Craft Expo 2024

Guilford Town Green Broad Street, Guilford

July 19-21, 2024 The renowned Guilford Craft Expo returns to the Guilford July 19-21, 2024 for its annual celebration of fine craftsmanship, creativity, and community spirit. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Guilford’s historic green, Guilford Craft Expo 2024 promises to dazzle visitors with an array of exceptional traditional and contemporary craft by over 170 American artists and makers. The Guilford Craft Expo marks its 64th year as one of New England’s premier craft shows. Organized by the Guilford Art Center, this highly anticipated event draws thousands of visitors each year, offering a unique opportunity to discover exceptional handmade goods while supporting the arts. For more information

$9 – $10

Annual Greater Hartford Jazz Festival at Bushnell Park

Bushnell Park Hartford

July 19-21, 2024 The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz is a non-profit organization originally conceived by Paul Brown, noted Hartford jazz bassist and music educator. For 25 years, Paul had produced the Monday Night Jazz Concerts in Bushnell Park, drawing thousands of music lovers to Hartford’s Bushnell Park for picnics and world-class entertainment. That first Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, in July of 1991, was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of those wonderful summers. Paul gathered some friends to help plan that first festival, but ultimately turned the Festival over to a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers from the Central Connecticut area, who continued to fulfill his dream of a world-class jazz event in Hartford, while he concentrated on his professional career and the Monday Night Jazz Concerts. Now in its 33rd year, this free-of-charge Festival is supported by small and medium-sized charitable gifts and donations from foundations, businesses and corporations as well as City of Hartford and State of Connecticut grants. The Festival is also generously supported by contributions from individual jazz lovers throughout the region. For more information

CARIBBEAN RUM & FOOD FESTIVAL in New Britain

Beehive Stadium 230 John Karbonic Way, New Britain

Annual CARIBBEAN RUM & FOOD FESTIVAL The theme for the 2024 festival is “The Art is in the Mix”. The showcase of Caribbean Rum, Cocktails, Food, Arts & Craft and live entertainment International artist and more. 21 + event and ID is required to enter. Proceeds from this event benefits our disability kids program. Ticket non-refundable. For Tickets  

$20 – $40

15th Annual Nantucket Garden Festival: Lighthouse School Benefit

Nantucket Lighthouse School 1 Rugged Rd, Nantucket

July 23-25, 2024 The Nantucket Garden Festival is a celebration of the island's natural beauty, featuring inspiring garden tours, engaging lectures, and vibrant floral demonstrations. Your sponsorship provides essential support for this beloved event and organization. Don't miss this opportunity to join us in cultivating beauty and sustainability on Nantucket. For more information  

Various $

The Industrious Spirit Company: SIMS AVE X FRINGE FEST ‘SUMMER FEST’: Providence

Industrious Spirits Company 1 Sims Ave #103, Providence, Rhode Island

Join us for the ultimate summer bash—the Sims Ave Block Party is back and better than ever!! From 3 PM to 7 PM, we’ve got family-friendly fun for everyone including local vendors and food trucks serving up delicious eats, street performers and musicians, a GIANT UNICORN for the kids (and the young at heart) and FREE mini-golf on the ISCO patio. Plus, our legendary boozy slushies are making a triumphant return—the perfect way to beat the heat! For more information

Litchfield Jazz Festival 2024

Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center 22 Kirby Rd, Washington

July 26, 27 & 28, 2024 Set in the picturesque, rolling Litchfield Hills, the Litchfield Jazz Festival was established over a quarter century ago. That first line-up in 1996 would be the envy of any major festival today—Diana Krall, Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard, Russell Malone, Peter Bernstein, Ahmad Jamal, Renee Rosnes, JJ Johnson ... If you remember this or any of the wonderful festivals that followed, you won’t want to miss Litchfield Jazz Fest 2024. For more information

$52 – $421

New England Taco Festival in Guilford

Guilford Fairgrounds 111 Lovers Ln, Guilford

July 27 & 28, 2024 Get ready for the 2024 New England Taco Festival! Join us for a weekend filled with thousands of tacos, including Carne Asada, shrimp tacos, Barbacoa, Birria Tacos, Tacos Al Pastor, Tacos de Pescado, Tinga Tacos, Campechanos, Carnitas, Chorizo Tacos, and Tacos de Papa. Your festival ticket includes Lucha Libre Wrestling, Mechanical Bull Riding, Donkey Rides, Bounce Houses, Mariachi Bands, and Photo Opportunities. You can also enjoy a Mexican Carnival with games and rides and do some shopping for special Mexican gifts. For more information  

$20 – $70

Fête du Vin, A Summer Festival. Our Charitable Work Continues.

South Farms 21 Higbie Road, Morris

FRESH wine FLOWS. The smell of SMOKE and HARDWOOD EMBERS. Join us in the Litchfield Hills in a great big white barn for our third annual FÊTE du VIN: A delicious party at South Farms, right across the street from our Morris Shop. SLOW DOWN WITH US. A WINE FESTIVAL TO BENEFIT THE WAMOGO AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM. OUR TEAM IS SO INSPIRED BY OUR LITCHFIELD NEIGHBORS AND THIS FARM COMMUNITY'S ONGOING RELENTLESS COMMITMENT TO TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS in AGRICULTURE. WE ARE JOINING THIS EFFORT: A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THEIR VARIOUS EDUCATIONAL PURSUITS IN FARM CLASSROOMS THROUGHOUT GREATER LITCHFIELD.   For more information

$125 – $250

Little Dipper Summer Vibes Festival : Brooklyn, CT

Little Dipper Farm 499 Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn

Join us for our first festival of the year! We will have local vendors, live music, interactive art & educational stations and tours throughout the day! Relax in our hammock garden, hike our trail/hay field paths and enjoy some Delicious food and beverages provided by our NEW hospitality partner, Field & Feast. There will be a list of registered participants at the door. All are welcome! Come. Be present. Enjoy. For more information

$5

Fairfield County Dance Festival on the Green in New Canaan

New Canaan Library 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Join us on the green for a glorious evening of dance. Now in its fifth year, the Ted Thomas Dance Foundation and East Coast  Contemporary Ballet are proud to present a series of free outdoor dance performances throughout Fairfield County to enable greater access to the arts and arts education. Please bring your own chairs, blankets and food. Guest dance companies include, Alison Cook Beatty Dance, Garet & Company, Lydia Johnson Dance Company, Neville Dance Company, Thomas/Ortiz Dance and East Coast Contemporary Ballet. For more information