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What to Experience in Connecticut this August

From artisan farmer's markets to exciting concerts, here are daily events and experiences taking place in Connecticut throughout the month of August.

Take Part in the Red Barn Yoga Series

August 1, Wilton

Join yoga guru Rebecca Filiault for this relaxing and restoring session, which is open to all skill levels.

Compete in the Honorine Golf Classic

August 2, Darien

Bring your best clubs and compete for an array of jaw-dropping prizes, including a million-dollar grand prize.

See Mathew Shlian's Debut Exhibition

August 3, New Canaan

Explore Mathew Shlian’s debut solo exhibition, which utilizes paper in unique ways that combine art and engineering.

Attend Storytime at Kiwanis Park

August 4, New Canaan

Perfect for the little ones, this fun-filled story time features live singalongs. Afterward, go for a swim and enjoy the sun.

Take a Ferry Ride through Norwalk Harbor

August 5, Norwalk

This scenic ferry ride will canvas the Norwalk Harbor, offering beautiful views of the sunset and Norwalk’s three historic lighthouses.

Visit Greenwich Avenue for Free Music Fridays

August 6, Greenwich

Free and open to the public, this live music event takes place every Friday afternoon in the picturesque Greenwich Common.

See Jessie's Girl at the Wall Street Theater

August 7, Norwalk

Considered one of the premier ’80s music tributes, Jessie’s Girl will put on a totally tubular “Back to the Eighties” show at the Wall Street Theater.

Hear Your Favorite Broadway Songs Live

August 8, Norwalk

Hear classic songs from “Mary Poppins” and "The Little Mermaid” live at the Norwalk Conservatory, complete with a slew of stars directly from the Great White Way.

Attend an Engagement with a Bestselling Author

August 9, Stamford

Michael Koresky, author of the bestselling “Films of Endearment,” will speak on his life and work during this intimate engagement.

Learn to Make the Perfect, No-Bake Cheesecake

August 10, Darien

No-bake cheesecakes have risen in popularity on social media in recent years, and now you can learn how to make one yourself!

See Cynthia Sayer & her Joyride Band

August 11, Greenwich

Part of the Wednesday Night Concert Series at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Cynthia Sayer and her band will perform jazz, vaudeville, tango, and more.

Visit the Hey Stamford! Food Festival

August 12, Stamford

The Hey Stamford! Food Festival returns to Mill River Park for a two-weekend run. Enjoy food trucks and a packed lineup of live music acts.

Explore Socially Distant Art: Creativity in Lockdown

August 13, Westport

Featuring artists from across the U.S., this timely exhibition explores the concept of creating art amid mass social isolation.

Refine Your Painting Technique

August 14, Westport

Unwind while honing your painting technique during this guided instruction at MoCA Westport. All painting tools will be supplied.

See Maria Tiscia & Rio Bound in Concert

August 15, Stamford

Experience the sounds of this Brazilian jazz band, performing on the Bartlett Arboretum’s Great Lawn.

Bring the Kids to Outdoor Yoga

August 16, Darien

It's never too early to hone your yoga technique. Open to children ages 5 to 10, this program will take place in the Darien Library courtyard.

Experience Live Music and Great Food at Riley's by the Seawall

August 17, Stratford

With fresh seafood, waterfront views, and live music for the whole family, Riley’s is the perfect venue for a fun summer evening.

Sail to an Untouched Island

August 18, Greenwich

Enjoy a sunset cruise to a beautifully preserved and untouched island. The lighthouse makes for the perfect photo opportunity.

Attend a Lapsit Storytime

August 19, Darien

Perfect for the tiniest of tots, the popular lapsit storytime at Darien Library features fingerplays and singalongs.

Enjoy a Poolside Storytime and Dance Party

August 20, New Canaan

Join the librarians of the New Canaan Library every Friday for a fun, poolside storytime and dance party.

See Indiana Jones in the Park

August 21, Greenwich

See the classic “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at the tranquil Binney Park, presented by the Perrot Memorial Library.

Visit the Westport Victory Cup & Hot Air Balloon Festival

August 22, Westport

Both a polo match and a spectacle of a balloon show, the family-friendly event is perfect for a nice day outdoors.

Explore the Paradise Green Farmers Market

August 23, Stratford

Taking place every Monday afternoon, the market features Connecticut-grown fruits and vegetables, as well as a wide variety of locally made baked goods.

See a Master Violinist at Villa Italia

August 24, Stamford

Pianist Malinverni will be joined by master violinist Juliet Kurtzman to play pieces from the duo’s recent recording, “Candlelight.”

Experience the Waveny House Concert Series

August 25, New Canaan

Get to know Fairfield County’s local music talent every Wednesday night. Be sure to bring your favorite blanket and a picnic.

Attend a Preview Performance of The Suburbs

August 26, Ridgefield

Enjoy a preview performance of this new production, which takes place at the Keeler Tavern Museum on Main Street.

Visit the Mill Riverfest's Family Fun & Fly Fishing Film Tour

August 27, Stamford

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled evening of fly fishing and a nighttime movie showing.

Do Yoga at Woodcock Nature Center

August 28, Wilton

Join yoga teacher Jessica Outlaw for a relaxing session with nature as your backdrop.

See Bluewater Live in Concert

August 29, Stamford

Enjoy the timeless sounds of classic rock band Bluewater during this outdoor concert.

Take an Art Class with Jo-Ann

August 30, Norwalk

This exciting class allows visitors to create unique pieces of art from a variety of unconventional materials.

Experience a Zumba Series at the SoNo Roof Garden

August 31, Norwalk

Join Zumba extraordinaire Christina Rabasco at the SoNo roof garden for a free class with a view.

Visit BHS Now at the start of each month for a fresh calendar of new and exciting events throughout Connecticut.

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