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.
August 18, Greenwich
Enjoy a sunset cruise to a beautifully preserved and untouched island. The lighthouse makes for the perfect photo opportunity.
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.
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.
August 29, Stamford
Enjoy the timeless sounds of classic rock band Bluewater during this outdoor concert.
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.
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