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4 THINGS TO DO IN CONNECTICUT (AUGUST 02 - AUGUST 11)

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

unconfirmedAugust 2021 (TBA) • event

One of the largest ballooning events in the Northeast

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Hammonasset Beach State Park

all year round • nature

How about roaming along the state's longest shoreline park?

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

late April–December  • activity

Step back in time to 1892 Essex Station to embark on an unbelievable 2.5-hour journey

Kent Falls State Park

Kent Falls State Park

all year round (best in March–October) • nature

Enjoy the beauty of several hiking trails up and around the magnificent gush of water

10 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Durham Fair

Durham Fair

out of rangeSeptember 23–26, 2021 • event

The largest agricultural fair with plenty of entertainment in the state

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangemid-November–early January • event

The most spectacular holiday lights festivals and displays around the state

New England Christmas Festival

New England Christmas Festival

out of rangeNovember 5–7, 2021 • event

A holiday tradition for superb gift shopping

Goshen Fair

Goshen Fair

unconfirmedearly September 2021 • event

One of the oldest and largest fairs in Connecticut

New Haven Fantasy of Lights

New Haven Fantasy of Lights

out of rangeNovember 20–December 31, 2020 • event

A beautiful light display near an old lighthouse in Southern New England

Connecticut Fall Foliage

Connecticut Fall Foliage

out of rangelate September–early November • nature

The glorious change of season transforms Connecticut

Cicada Mania

Cicada Mania

out of rangeMay–mid-June • nature

A billionth population of American cicadas come out during final weeks in their lives to rejoice in a huge mating par

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

out of rangeMay 29–31, 2021 • event

The state of Connecticut turns red, white, and blue

Helen S Kaman Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park

Helen S Kaman Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park

out of rangemid-June–early July • nature

Take in an incomparable fragrance while exploring the pathways of the third-largest rose garden in the USA

Halloween

Halloween

out of rangelate September–late October • event

New England's cemeteries and graveyards invite you for a tour

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