The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Afternoon Studios: Independence Day

07/03/2017

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-4519.

2-4 pm. Turn a summer afternoon into an artful one, experimenting with new materials and creative processes. Families with children of all ages are invited! Celebrate Independence Day with USA-inspired artwork. Learn printmaking skills to make patriotic paintings, and discover the collograph technique to design and decorate printed letters.

Bethel Annual 8K Firecracker Road Race

07/04/2017

1 School St, Bethel, CT Phone: 203.794.8531.

Race time: 8 am. Kids Mini Cracker Races: 3-9 years old LOCATION: 1 SCHOOL STREET 9:00 a.m. 8K Road Race Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center Bethel, CT 06801 ENTRY FEE: Road Race Pre-Registered $25.00, after June 23rd through race day $30.00 60+ Racers $20.00 Kids Mini Cracker $5.00 AMENITIES: Tech Shirt and Race packets to first 400 'Pre-registered' runners. *Pick up of Shirt & packet is day of race only. T-shirts to first 50 Mini Cracker runners. *Mini Cracker shirt sizes are limited and will be allotted on a first come first serve basis, therefore for "Mini Cracker" only, shirt sizes are not guaranteed. $200.00 Cash Prize to the first place male and first place female to complete the road race. $100.00 Cash Prize to the second place male and second place female to complete the road race. $50.00 Cash Prize to the third place male and third place female to complete the road race. Woodbridge Running Company/Brookfield gift certificate to the top finishers in each category and to the first Bethel Male and Bethel Female to complete the road race. Awards given to top three male and female runners in each of the following age category: 14 &under, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+ Chip timing and split time, with finish time posted at the end of road race by Fast Track Timing, LLC. Water stations and refreshments will be available to all participants. Musical Entertainment! Registration online. http://register.fasttracktiming.com

Litchfield Historical Society Pet Parade and Turn-of-the-Century Fest

07/04/2017

West Street On the Green, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Bring your pet uptown for an old fashioned Pet Parade! Parade registration begins at 2:15 and all pets must be in cage or on leash. After the parade, take part in the Turn of the Century Fest including sack races, tug-of-war contests, seed spitting contests, and an ice cream social.

Keeler Tavern Museum 4th of July Watermelon Fest

07/04/2017

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

noon to 2:00 p.m.. FREE. 4th of July celebrations will kick off with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, followed by the ceremonial slicing of a watermelon! Also enjoy free museum tours, lawn games, a kids' craft, and more! Tasty burgers and hotdogs by Zawack Shack available for purchase.

Quassy Amusement Park "Bargain Day"

07/04/2017 to 08/31/2017

2132 Middlebury Rd, Middlebury, CT Phone: 1-800-FOR PARK.

"Bargain Day" - $24.99 for an All-Day Ride Pass & Splash Away Bay water park Pass. (NOTE: Bargain Day pricing not valid on legal holidays)

Quassy Amusement Park 3-D Fireworks

07/04/2017

2132 Middlebury Rd, Middlebury, CT Phone: 1-800-FOR PARK.

Annual 3-D Fireworks spectacular over Lake Quassapaug. Special viewing glasses will be sold to benefit Healthy Eyes Alliance. 10:15 p.m. Fireworks.

Litchfield Historical Society - Pet Parade and Turn-of-the-Century Fest

07/04/2017

7 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

2:15 - 4:30 pm. On the Green. Bring your pet uptown for an old fashioned Pet Parade! Parade registration begins at 2:15 and all pets must be in cage or on leash. After the parade, take part in the Turn of the Century Fest including sack races, tug-of-war contests, seed spitting contests, and an ice cream social.

Canaan Railroad Days

07/05/2017 to 07/16/2017

Main St. (Rte. 44), North Canaan, CT

Many contests and special events daily. Check website for up to date event information. Highlights include: July 5 & 6 carnival, July 6- concert, July 12 old fashioned ice cream social, July 15 BBQ and Parade. 

Litchfield Concerts on the Green

07/05/2017

On the Green, Litchfield, CT

July 5 – Eran Troy Danner. The concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Bring a folding chair, sit back and relax for a quintessential New England evening. The concerts are free, no pets are allowed on the green, unless they are service dogs.

New England Carousel Museum - Museum After Hours: Arranging and Sourcing Locally Grown Flowers

07/06/2017

95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

Museum After Hours will be held from 6:30-7:30 PM with a wine and cheese reception taking place 6:00-6:30 PM. Admission to this series is included with general admission, and as always museum members are free. Thursday, July 6: Arranging and Sourcing Locally Grown Flowers. Calling all flower lovers! Join us for a fun, floral evening featuring Haley Billipp of Eddy Farm in Newington. This presentation will explore the many beautiful varieties of American flowers and the local farms in Connecticut that produce them. The evening will end with a floral demonstration, showing attendees creative ways to showcase these local blooms. To register call 860-585-5411 or email manager@thecarouselmuseum.org