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7 THINGS TO DO IN CONNECTICUT (SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 09)

Connecticut Renaissance Faire

Connecticut Renaissance Faire

August 31–October 14, 2024 • event

A world of magical merriment in Lebanon, Connecticut

New England Fall Foliage

New England Fall Foliage

early September–October • nature

Check out the most picturesque spots for fall foliage all over the New England region

Connecticut Fall Foliage

Connecticut Fall Foliage

late September–early November • nature

The glorious change of season transforms Connecticut

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

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Hammonasset Beach State Park

all year round • nature

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

Halloween

Halloween

late September–early November • event

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

19 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

out of rangeAugust 23–24, 2024 • event

One of the largest ballooning events in the Northeast

New England Christmas Festival

New England Christmas Festival

out of rangeNovember 8-10, 2024 • event

A holiday tradition for superb gift shopping

Durham Fair

Durham Fair

out of rangeSeptember 26-29, 2024 • event

The largest agricultural fair with plenty of entertainment in the state

New Haven 4th of July Fireworks & Events

New Haven 4th of July Fireworks & Events

out of rangeJuly 4–6, 2024 • event

Join thousands of city residents in the annual Independence Day celebration

Goshen Fair

Goshen Fair

out of rangeAugust 31–September 2, 2024 • event

One of the oldest and largest fairs in Connecticut

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangemid-November–early January • event

The most spectacular holiday lights festivals and displays around the state

New Haven Fantasy of Lights

New Haven Fantasy of Lights

unconfirmedNovember–December • event

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

Glastonbury Apple Harvest & Music Festival

Glastonbury Apple Harvest & Music Festival

out of rangeOctober 13–15, 2023 • event

One of the most popular festivals in Connecticut

Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival in Bethlehem

Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival in Bethlehem

out of rangeOctober 12-13, 2024 • event

Bethlehem Fairgrounds beckons garlic fans for a memorable weekend in early October

New England Christmas Festival

New England Christmas Festival

out of rangeNovember 3–5 • event

A holiday tradition for superb gift shopping

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

Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire

Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire

out of rangeJune 29–July 14, 2024 (weekends only) • event

A fantasy world full of magic and immersive activities

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

Litchfield Jazz Festival

Litchfield Jazz Festival

out of rangeJuly 26–28, 2024 • event

Litchfield is famous for its annual jazz festival–be sure to check it out!

Crazy Brew Bash

Crazy Brew Bash

out of rangeSeptember 23, 2023 • event

Over 70 local breweries participating in a beer festival in Plantsville

Hebron Harvest Fair

Hebron Harvest Fair

out of rangeSeptember 5-8, 2024 • event

One of the largest and most popular fairs in Connecticut

North Haven Fair

North Haven Fair

out of rangeSeptember 5-8, 2024 • event

Old-fashioned fun and agriculture exhibits near New Haven

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

out of rangeMay 25–27, 2024 • event

The state of Connecticut turns red, white, and blue

Winterfest Hartford

Winterfest Hartford

out of rangeNovember 25, 2022–January 8, 2023 • event

Free ice skating in the capital of Connecticut

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