32nd Annual WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic

June 28–30, 2024 The WoodenBoat Show, hosted in a partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, offers something for all wooden boat enthusiasts and maritime history buffs. More than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type will be on display, from handcrafted kayaks to mahogany runabouts, and classic daysailers to schooners. One-day tickets and three-day passes are available. Museum Members attend for free. Parking is free.   For more information

$36 – $54

Old State House: Farmers Market: Tuesdays and Fridays

Connecticut’s Old State House 800 Main St, Hartford

EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY | JUNE 21 – OCTOBER 11, 2024 | 10AM – 2PM Come visit and shop local at our annual Farmers Market, one of the original open air markets in Connecticut! Our goal is to offer a variety of products from as many farmers and artisan vendors as possible. We are committed to offering a vibrant marketplace in downtown Hartford where local farmers and artisans can enjoy coming together with the community to share the best of what Connecticut has to offer. Connecticut’s Old State House Farmers Market runs from the first day of summer through mid-fall, ensuring that our patrons enjoy the ultimate seasonal variety for many months of the year! For more information

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

Prepared to PARTY – TASTING: at The Study: Greenwich

The Study Fine Wine & Spirits 1071 North Street, Greenwich, CT

With July 4th landing on a Thursday, this is the weekend to stock up!  Jon Car of Massanois Imports has a rock solid selection of affordable, crushable wines you will be excited to share. Jun 28, 2024 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM For more information

Concert on the Green: Cold Chocolate at La Grua Center: Stonington

La Grua Center 32 Water St, Stonington

Cold Chocolate is a genre-bending Americana band that fuses folk, funk, and bluegrass to create a unique sound all their own. Led by Ethan Robbins (vocals/guitar/mandolin) and Ariel Bernstein  (vocals/percussion/banjo), the Boston-based duo released their fifth full-length album in the fall of 2023. Punctuated by tight harmonies and skillful musicianship, Cold Chocolate has quickly gained recognition for their original music and high-energy shows. Gather your friends and family, pack a picnic, and join us on the Stonington Commons Green for an evening of music and community. This concert is FREE. For more information

Free – $5

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.

Beer Garden, Bites & Live Music: Knobloch Family Farmhouse

Knobloch Family Farmhouse 151 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford

We’ll transform the Fedele Family Farmhouse Plaza into a magical outdoor Beer Garden for an evening of laid-back beer exploration, delicious bites, and entertainment by live band, Zully Ramos and the OGs. As part of our BevMax Tasting Series, BevMax will have expert ambassadors on-site to help guide your experience and place orders for any craft beers you may wish to purchase after sampling. A portion of all sales charitably support the SM&NC. Adults 21+ only. For more information

$75 – $80

A Triumph of Unity: The Ubuntu Project – I Am Because We Are: Bridgeport

The Klein Theater 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport

2 Shows: Friday, June 28, 2024 at 7PM Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 6PM A celebration of unity and humanity, "The Ubuntu Project - I Am Because We Are" is a transformative journey through the past, present, and future. This project blends history with contemporary insights, urging us to build a future anchored in respect, fairness, and justice for all. More than entertainment, it's edutainment at its finest, reminding us of our interconnectedness and the divine balance of nature and God's plan. Join us on this journey of self-discovery and collective enlightenment. For more informationhttps://www.theklein.org/buy-tickets/upcoming-events/the-ubuntu-project/

Tony Trischka’s EarlJam at The Kate

The Kate 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook

TONY TRISCHKA:  A TRIBUTE TO EARL SCRUGGS BANJO GREAT PREMIERES NEW SHOW AND NEW MUSIC "Tony Trischka is known as the father of modern bluegrass" - NY Times. Tony Trischka is considered the consummate banjo artist and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world.  For more than 50 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians with the many voices he has brought to the instrument. Tony will be honoring the music of Earl Scruggs, pioneer of the three-finger banjo style and one of the most important musicians in bluegrass, or, in Tony’s opinion, in any genre. For more information  

$38

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet at The Side Door

The Side Door 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

From a tender young age it was clear that Jason Marsalis had what it took to be great. Jason is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis and his wife Dolores, and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. Together, the four brothers and their patriarch Ellis, comprise New Orleans venerable first family of jazz. Ellis and Dolores began to cultivate Jason’s interest in music at age three, with the purchase of a toy set of drums. Jason is fond of telling the story of a game he and his parents would play with the drums. “When I was three, my parents bought me a toy drum set and the used to introduce me to an imaginary audience. They would say, ‘Ladies and gentleman introducing the fabulous Jason!’ and I would come out and start banging away much to my parents delight. I too enjoyed it to the point that I started to go up to my parents unsolicited and say, ‘Dad, introduce me again!’” For more information

$30 – $50

The Hoolios at The Hygienic: New London

Hygienic Art 79 Bank Street, New London

Fan favorites The Hoolios with special guests The Carleans return to Hygienic Art Park on Saturday June 29th 8pm. Steeped in the rhythms of the Gulf of Mexico: Americana, Latin, Reggae, Texas Folk and Zydeco, The Hoolios will have you dancing under the stars! Ticket $15 Presale $20 Door For more information

$15 – $20

Saturdays at the Stonington Village Farmers’ Market

Stonington Village Farmers' Market The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington

About the Farmer's Market The Stonington Farmers’ Market began in 1997 under the initiative of Geoffrey Little. The enormously popular market attracts residents from the Borough and surrounding communities who come to buy fresh, healthy, local food. In 2008 the Stonington Farmers’ Market became a year-round event, moving inside during the winter months. For more information