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ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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JANUARY

NEW HAVEN COUNTY

Amsonia
Annual Twelfth Night Celebration
Held at General David Humphrey’s House.
A celebration with the Humphrey family as they would have done
in 1740 in this house that was built in 1698.
General Humphrey was an aide to General Washington and the first overseas ambassador under our new Constitution
Since 1997

(203) 735-2908

FEBRUARY

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Essex
Connecticut River Eagle Festival
Bald eagles return to feast  on the river, 
Exhibits, lectures, boat and land based eagle viewing tours.

(800)  714 – 7201


MARCH

FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Brookfield
Brookfield Museum
Annual Model Train Exhibit
Since 1990

(304) 140-8140


APRIL


HARTFORD COUNTY

Hartford
From Stone House to Glass house
Exhibit takes you through 23 selected houses.

(860) 256-2800

MAY

FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Fairfield
Dogwood Festival
Beauty of springtime
Since1925

(203) 259 – 5596


JUNE

FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Bridgeport
Annual Barnum Festival
P.T. Barnum was born on July 5.
He wanted a 4th of July celebration to last one month.
This is a month long feast of activities.
Since 1948

(203)  367 – 8495

HARTFORD COUNTY

Hartford
Elizabeth Park Rose Weekend
Has over 15,000 rose buses
800 varieties
 1 of 22 All American Gardens in this country
where new varieties are cultivated
Since 1904

(203) 259 - 5596 

JULY

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Deep River
Deep River Ancient Muster
New England Fife and Drum Corp
More the 70 corps playing historical music in a variety of
Colonial and Civil War style uniforms.

(860) 388 - 7575

NEW LONDON COUNTY

Mystic
Mystic Seaport’s Annual Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous
Both power and sail showcases restored vessels built before 1965. 
Awards given and parade of boats on the historic Mystic River.
Since 1975

(860) 572 – 5331


AUGUST

FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Danbury
Annual Danbury Railway Day
Special event regarding the caboose

(203) 778 – 8337

SEPTEMBER

NEW LONDON COUNTY

Mystic
Annual By Land and By Sea  - Antique Vehicles at Mystic Seaport
Antique cars, trucks and motorcycles. 
Parade of vehicles at the end of the
weekend festivities.
Since 1997

(860) 572 – 5331


OCTOBER

HARTFORD COUNTY

Southington
Apple Harvest Festival
Apple pie bakingand eating contest.
Boat race
Carnival
Since1968

(860) 276 – 8461

NEW LONDON COUNTY

Mystic
Nautical Nightmares
Halloween at Mystic

(888) 972 – 2767

NOVEMBER

FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Stamford
UBS Parade Spectacular
One of the world’s largest helium balloon parades

(203)  348-5285


DECEMBER

NEW LONDON COUNTY

Mystic
Christmas at Mystic Seaport
Wonderful place, wonderful time.

(888) 973 – 2867

NEW LONDON COUNTY

Mystic
Lantern Light Christmas Tours
This will be Christmas Eve 1876
as you relive Yuletide celebrations.

(860)  572 - 5331

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