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Stephanie Johnson and Alicia Mordenti Art Exhibit, WASHINGTON DEPOT

Join The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens in celebrating landscape paintings of Litchfield County through their exhibit “Landscapes.” Admire work from Stephanie Johnson, Alicia Mordenti, and other talented artists as you take a trip across the beautiful landscapes of Litchfield county! This exhibit is open till July 7th.

By Their Hands – Women Artists ,WASHINGTON
Join in honoring women artist’s during  “By Their Hands – Women Artists.” Extraordinary women  from all over the country show their skill in painting, watercolor, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, & fiber art. 

July 1

Find Waldo Local , WASHINGTON DEPOT
Where’s Waldo, the iconic children’s book character, is visiting 19 local businesses throughout the Washington Depot community. Find Waldo Local is a great summer activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses. July 1 – July 27

New Milford Ice Cream Crawl, NEW MILFORD
Participate in the New Milford Ice Cream Crawl by purchasing ice cream from participating establishments and taking a selfie to upload on social media. Bring receipts to Town Hall to receive a New Milford Ice Cream Crawl T-shirt. July 1 – August 25

July 2

Move Your Mind & Body, LITCHFIELD 
Join Nancy Schuler for a free exercise class for senior women. All exercises are gentle and easy to understand. No prior experience is necessary. This class meets every Tuesday in July online or in person. 10:15 am – 11 am

Rhyme Time & Playgroup, LITCHFIELD
Join Rhyme Time and Playgroup at the Oliver Wolcott Library. Perfect for ages 1-3. Lots of rhymes, a sprinkling of songs, and one or two shared board books round out this library program that is perfect for little ones. Every Thursday in July. 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Crochet Crusaders, LITCHFIELD
Want to get started crocheting or just share what you are crocheting with others? Join the Oliver Wolcott Library crocheting circle for new and intermediate crocheters! Drop in for all or some of the circle meetings.Supplies and materials will be provided. Tuesdays in July from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

July 3

Madison Surf Club Beach, LITCHFIELD
Take a trip to Madison Surf Club Beach provided by the Litchfield Community Center. Enjoy bocce courts, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball and more. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. 9 am – 3 pm 

Artists and Photographers at Hollister House, WASHINGTON

Hollister House Garden welcomes artists and photographers to come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light! Admission is $10 per person. Every Wednesday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

July 4

Morris Bluegrass Festival , MORRIS
The legendary Morris Bluegrass Festival returns on July 4! Come to South Farms for live bluegrass music, delicious food, a hot air balloon, and a great community vibe. Get your tickets here!

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July 5

Cake Auction & Cocktail Party, SHARON
Join the Sharon Historical Society & Museum for the “Let Them Eat Cake” festive cocktail reception and cake auction. The auction will be hosted on the grounds of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum. 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Steven Miller Exhibit, TORRINGTON
The Five Points Annex is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by the contemporary abstract artist and master colorist Steven Miller at their space in Torrington. Opening reception will be July 5 from 6 pm – 8 pm. The show will be up for viewing from July 3 – 29.

July 6

Wine Tasting Open for the Season at Spring Hill Vineyards, WASHINGTON
Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the start of a new chapter at Spring Hill Vineyards with the seasonal opening of Wine Tasting. This event is free; more information can be found here. 12 pm – 5 pm 

Lighting Up Lime Rock!, LAKEVILLE
Join Lime Rock Park in commemorating 75 years of community service with the Salisbury Rotary Club’s spectacular Independence Day Firework Celebration. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as they kick off the festivities with live music by Brother Other, fun family activities, food vendors, and more. 6 pm

Town of New Milford’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration, NEW MILFORD
Join the town of New Milford in celebrating July 4th in their annual celebration coordinated by the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce. There will be a special opening ceremony, free cupcakes, music, and fireworks. Festivities begin at 5:30 pm

Music Mountain Painting Music, FALLS VILLAGE
Join Music Mountain for a free multigenerational event for artists, amateurs, and beginners to paint while listening to live music. Materials are provided and registration is found here. 11 am – 1 pm 
Stop by Gordon Hall later in the evening to hear Maucha Adnet & Duduka Da Fonseca Trio perform. Get your tickets here. Under 19 is free. 7pm

July 7

Rock of Ages, SHARON
Join the Sharon Playhouse for the final showing of the five time Tony Award nominated broadway musical Rock of Ages. 3pm

ARIANNA STRING QUARTET, FALLS VILLAGE
Music Mountain presents a day filled with cultural delights on July 7. Starting at 2 pm, enjoy a free poetry reading by Antoinette Brim-Bell, followed by the concert at 3 pm featuring compositions by Bruch, Martinu, and Tchaikovsky. Gordon Hall. Get your tickets here. Under 19 is free.

July 10

Pirate Treasure Hunt, LITCHFIELD
Embark on a thrilling adventure with Mrs. Tricia in “Pirate Treasure Hunter” at the Oliver Wolcott Library. This exciting event, ideal for children entering K-5, requires registration but is free of charge. Join in as the mystery unfolds with a mysterious package containing an ancient map and a tantalizing clue to a hidden treasure, promising an afternoon of exploration and excitement. 12 pm – 1 pm 

Bon Jovi Night, WATERTOWN
Bon Jovi Night returns to the Watertown Summer Concert Series. Come spend your evening under the stars as you listen to Bon Jovi’s biggest hits. This concert is free and open to all ages. Tickets can be booked here. 7 pm – 8:30 pm

July 11

Meet The Author: Illeana Douglas, LITCHFIELD
Join the Oliver Wolcott Library for an evening with Illeana Douglas, author of Connecticut in the Movies, in a conversation facilitated by Paul Marcarelli. Gain insights into Connecticut’s cinematic history directly from the acclaimed actress and writer herself. Zoom or in-person event. 7 pm – 8 pm

July 12

Outdoor Movie Night, WASHINGTON DEPOT
The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens is hosting a free outdoor movie night on Friday, July 12. The park will be screening the film The Fugitive. Movie rolls at dusk. 


 
The Comedy Lounge, TORRINGTON
Get ready for a hilarious night as Salt 2.0 in Torrington hosts some of the Northeast’s funniest comedians. Leading the lineup is Alvin Kuai, a New York City favorite. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to laugh the night away with great food and drinks. Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm

As You Like It, SHARON
Enjoy Shakespeare’s As You Like It at the Sharon Playhouse, a dreamlike tale of faithful friends, feuding families, and lovers in disguise. Tickets can be purchased here. Showtimes vary, check the calendar of events here.

Evening in the Garden at Hollister House, WASHINGTON

Enjoy the company of friends and neighbors and see the beauty of the Hollister House Garden in a different light! Have a glass of wine in the barn at the Gardens and enjoy a walk in the garden. A perfect start to a summer weekend. Advance registrations are $15 per person and paying at the door will be $20 per person. 6:00 pm  – 8:00 pm.

July 13

Roxbury Pickin’ N Fiddlin Contest, ROXBURY
Sponsored by the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department on July 13th is the 48th annual Roxbury Pickin ‘n Fiddlin Contest! For a bluegrass festival like no other, head over to Hurlburt Town Park for great food, amazing music, and a good time! Gates open at 12:00 PM and it is recommended that attendees bring a lawn chair/blanket!

Cliff Eberhardt, NEW MILFORD
Merryall Center presents Cliff Eberhardt, one of the best songwriters of his generation. His work features timeless tunes with the kind of hooks that grab you, and lyrics worthy of poets and great thinkers. Get your tickets here. 7:30 pm

Art Show Opening: Hugh Kepets, WASHINGTON DEPOT
The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens hosts an art exhibit featuring works by Hugh Kepets. The exhibit, “Aalto 2.0,” will be on view beginning Friday, July 12. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 13, from 3 pm – 6 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Fiesta Del Sol, LITCHFIELD
Join the Litchfield Community Center for Summerfest 2024, themed “Fiesta del Sol.” This lively fundraiser features festive food including La Guera’s Burrito Bowl Bar, Tilden’s Fish Tacos & Fries, Jamaican Jerk Chicken from @thecorner, Petraroia Deli Cubano Sliders, and more. Registration is required. Tickets are available for purchase until July 5. 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Octopus’s Garden Art Show, KENT
Join Kenise Barnes Fine Arts for an exhibition showcasing the works of Peter Hamlin, Michiyo Ihara, Catherine Latson, and Julie Maren, where their art converges around a shared fascination with the natural world and its reinterpretation through artificial means. The exhibition opens with a reception on July 13 from 4 – 6 pm, offering a firsthand look at their compelling explorations.

Bicentennial Kick-Off Picnic , NEW PRESTON
Enjoy the Bicentennial Kick-Off Picnic in New Preston! This is a family-friendly event sponsored by Sarah Blank Design Studio that will be held on the Green in front of the Old Stone Church. Bring your blanket, your family, and your friends. A picnic lunch will be available to everyone. This event is free and open to the public but RSVPs are appreciated. 12 pm – 3 pm

Octopus’s Garden Art Show, KENT
Join Kenise Barnes Fine Arts for an exhibition showcasing the works of Peter Hamlin, Michiyo Ihara, Catherine Latson, and Julie Maren, where their art converges around a shared fascination with the natural world and its reinterpretation through artificial means. The exhibition opens with a reception on July 13 from 4 – 6 pm, offering a firsthand look at their compelling explorations.

Pop-Up Exhibition at Furnace Art on Paper Archive: Kim Schmidt Fine Art, FALLS VILLAGE

Join Furnace Art on Paper Archive Gallery in Falls Village as they welcome Kim Schmidt Fine Art, a pop-up exhibition featuring many talented artists! Opening reception is July 13th. 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Exhibition open until August 10th.

Sound Bath Meditation, LITCHFIELD

Give yourself the gift to unwind and allow stress and tension to dissolve as you surrender to the healing power of sound and emerge feeling refreshed, renewed and revitalized at Sound Bath Meditation at Charym Yoga Studio. $35 per person. 6 pm – 7 pm

Bastille Day at Le Gamin Café, SHARON

Join Le Gamin Café in Sharon as they celebrate their annual Bastille Day Celebration all weekend long! Dance the night away on Saturday with DJ @guylaurenthair and relax on Sunday with food service and specialty cocktails on the front lawn. There will be vintage french cars, kids activities, and more! Reservations highly recommended.

July 14

Dior Quartet, FALLS VILLAGE
Enjoy the Dior Quartet at Music Mountain. Tickets are $20-55 and can be ordered here. Under 19 is free. 3 pm

The Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show, FALLS VILLAGE
Vintage cars and motorcycles, food, live music, vendors, and entertainment can all be found at the Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show, a “really big show in a really small town” with a huge variety of vehicles. This event is free for spectators. 10 am – 3 pm

Creating an Oasis at Wethersfield: Mrs. Poehler and Mr. Stillman, SHARON
Explore the exhibit at the Sharon Historical Society & Museum showcasing the partnership between Evelyn Poehler, a Sharon-based landscape architect, and Chauncey Stillman, focusing on the creation of the gardens at Wethersfield in Amenia, New York. Hired in the 1950s by Mr. Stillman, Poehler’s collaboration spanned decades and is documented through rich archives including letters, drawings, and notations. This immersive experience at Wethersfield Estate and Garden delves into Poehler’s pioneering work, offering insight into her significant contributions to landscape architecture. 5 pm – 7 pm

Goat Yoga at the North Barn, WOODBURY
Experience gentle yoga amidst nature and playful Nigerian dwarf goats at Flanders. Led by Sharon Poarch, this one-hour class caters to all levels, set against Van Vleck Farm’s picturesque backdrop. Enjoy poses while goats roam, frolic, and cuddle, adding a unique outdoor charm with laughter and a touch of messiness. July 14 and 28, and September 15 at the North Barn. 6 pm

July 15

Summer Camp, LITCHFIELD
Backyard Sports & Fitness is coming to Litchfield CT! This summer camp will focus on all the fun backyard games have to offer. Some examples include kickball, capture the flag, and different forms of dodgeball. This is a way for our members to connect with their peers while playing backyard games that they love. July 15 – 18. 9 am – 12 pm

Track Night, LAKEVILLE
Join Lime Rock Park as they host Track Night in America, an amazing event featuring racing entertainment all day long!  Tickets are $240 for SCCA members, additional $20 event pass required for non-members. 1 pm – 7 pm.

July 17

South Pacific, LITCHFIELD
The Litchfield Community Center is organizing a trip to the Goodspeed Opera House for lunch and a performance of Rodger and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Tickets are $110 and include transportation, lunch, and the show. Registration and payment can be found here. The van leaves the community center at 10 am and returns at 6 pm

Sailor’s Sea Chest, LITCHFIELD
Join Sailors Sea Chest at the Oliver Wolcott Library, a fun children’s live virtual program presented by Mystic Seaport Museum. Learn about what kind of items a sailor would have packed for a long journey at sea. Event is free and registration is required. You can register here. 12 pm – 1 pm

The Ebbas at Brodie Park, NEW HARTFORD
Join The Ebbas at Brodie Park for a fun night of live music. There’s nothing better than live music alfresco! Music of the 70s/80s/90s upbeat rock, vocals, and a little pop country will all be featured. 6pm.

July 18

Sperry Creek, LITCHFIELD
Join the Litchfield Community Center for an evening of music at the Summer Concert Series featuring Sperry Creek, a vibrant 5-member bluegrass band from central Connecticut. The event will take place from 6 pm – 8 pm. Admission is free with donations welcome, and pre-registration is encouraged. Bring your own picnic and indulge in S’mores by the firepit while enjoying the music. 

Violet Willows, NEW MILFORD
Don’t miss the treasured Connecticut duo’s long-awaited return to the Merryall Stage. Violet Willows speak to their listeners intimately through their unique arrangements of covers and perfect harmonization. Tickets are $25 and can be found here. 7:30 pm

Lyme & Lattes, LITCHFIELD
Ever feel like having a cup of coffee or tea with someone that “gets it?” Mark your calendar for Lyme & Lattes, a special event at Toast and Co hosted by Partner in Lyme, a non-profit charitable organization that exists to carry the burden of Lyme by providing financial and emotional support. This will be a great community event! 10 am – 12 pm.

July 20

PAUL WINTER: NEW JOURNEY, FALLS VILLAGE
Enjoy seven-time Grammy Award winner Paul Winter as he performs “New Journey” at Music Mountain. Concert is at 7 pm. Tickets are $35-45 and can be ordered here. Under 19 is free. 

CWS Annual Rummage Sale, CORNWALL
The Cornwall Women’s Society Annual Rummage Sale is a great way to shop while supporting local students and public service needs. There will also be food trucks. July 20th (9 am – 2 pm), July 21 (11 am – 2 pm, half-price day), and July 22 (9 am – 12 pm).

ArtWall Reception, FALLS VILLAGE
Join in celebrating the Art Wall at the David M. Hunt Library and enjoy an exhibition of small paintings and ceramics by local artists. Exhibition will be on display July 20 through August 16. Exhibition is free and open to the public.

Willy Wonka, Kids, SHARON
Enjoy Willy Wonka, Kids, the classic story by Ronald Dahl retold by the Sharon Playhouse.  Show is in the Olsen Theater. 2 pm

Joint Chiefs Free Music, NORFOLK
Norfolk’s free “Party on the Plaza” returns with favorite local Americana band the Joint Chiefs. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music outdoors on a historic downtown plaza against the backdrop of Haystack Mountain. Food and drinks available for purchase or bring your own snacks. Come hike, bike, and explore Norfolk’s attractions then relax and Party on the Plaza! 3 pm – 5 pm

Litchfield County Artisans Festival, NEW MILFORD
Shop for work by artisans and crafters at the Litchfield County Artisans Festival in New Milford. You will find artisans and craftspeople, several food trucks, and live music that’ll make this artisans festival a summer day to remember! Admission is free; all are welcome. 10 am – 5 pm

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, NORFOLK
Enjoy the musical artist Brandon Patrick George at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. This performance is with Imani Winds. Celebrating over a quarter century of music making, Grammy winner Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations, and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. More information can be found here. Times vary.

July 21

Penderecki Quartet, FALLS VILLAGE 
Enjoy the Penderecki String Quartet and Anya Alexeyev on piano at Music Mountain. Tickets are $20-55. Under 19 is free. 3 pm

2024 Annual Car Show at Sunset, WATERTOWN
Join Watertown for the 2024 Annual Car Show at Sunset, a spectacular lineup of Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, and Classic Cars with a cutoff year of 1989. Immerse yourself in the ambiance with oldies music, a 50/50 raffle, and exciting door prizes throughout the day. 9 am- 2 pm

July 23

Time With John Adams, LITCHFIELD
Join George Baker at the Oliver Wolcott Library as he takes on the role of John Adams in Time with John Adams, a live theatrical performance where the complex friendship of Adams and Jefferson is explored. In person and on Zoom; registration required for in person. 7 pm – 8 pm 

July 26

The Prom At Sharon Playhouse, SHARON
Watch The Prom at Sharon Playhouse, a play inspired by a true story that “captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy” with a powerful message. Buy tickets here. July 26 – August 12

Litchfield Jazz Festival, WASHINGTON
Mark your calendars for the 29th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival, a festival with an amazing lineup of performers and music for everyone to enjoy. Times vary.

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, GOSHEN
A three-day community event of folk music and dance at the Goshen Fair Grounds. Other highlights include pre-festival tastings and farm market day on July 25. 10 am – 10 pm

Watercolor Workshop: Daylily Blossoms at Hollister House, WASHINGTON

Learn how to mix and layer light washes of color to capture the rich tone of daylily blooms with noted watercolorist Betsy Rogers-Knox at Hollister House! There will be step-by-step demonstrations and person instruction. All levels are welcome. Tickets for HHG Members are $90, $120 for non-members. 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.

July 27

Swingtime Big Band, FALLS VILLAGE
Enjoy a fun new program of cinematic hits from the Great American Songbook and experience Music Mountain’s favorite swing band. Under 19 is free. 7 pm

July 28

Fête du Vin, MORRIS
Stop by the third annual Fête du Vin, a delicious party and wine festival at South Farms. Proceeds will benefit the Wamogo Agricultural Science Education Program. Prices vary. 2 pm

American String Quartet, FALLS VILLAGE
Experience an extraordinary musical journey with the American String Quartet and Oskar Espina Ruiz on clarinet  at Gordon Hall, Music Mountain. This concert promises a captivating blend of classical masterpieces. 3 pm

July 31

Watercolor Waterscape, LITCHFIELD
Take an adventure through your imagination in this special watercolor class led by Dr. Caroline at the Oliver Wolcott Library. Materials will be provided. Event is free. Register here. 12 pm to 1 pm

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