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Events in Central CT: Your Gateway to Weekend Adventures


Whether you’re a local resident or just passing through, this is your go-to source for discovering a wide array of weekend events in Central CT.

Here’s what’s going on this weekend August 4, 2023 – August 6, 2023

Murder Mystery Train & Boat Experience

Til Death Do Us Part!
Wedding bells aren’t ringing for this not-so-happy couple when a member of the wedding party is murdered! With a raging bridezilla and an unenthused groom on the scene, it may be happily never after in this nuptial nightmare. Trade clues with your guests and help couple figure out whodunnit so they can say I do before the wedding hour passes them by!
Dress casually or in the most ridiculous wedding attire you can find! The important part is that you have fun! 

 Appetizers & a complimentary cocktail are served before you board the train. A full dinner buffet and a cash bar is available on board the boat. 

Tickets are required.

Date: Friday August 4, 2023 

Time: 5:30PM – 10:00PM

Location: Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, Essex CT

Sunflowers, Sips & Sunsets

Grab a glass of wine and unwind in the beauty of the sunflower maze at Lyman Orchards on Friday evening. After completing the maze, enjoy the beautiful sunset as it sinks beyond the rolling hills of their farm. 

Date: Friday August 4, 2023

Time: 5:00PM

Location: Lyman Orchards, 105 South St Middlefield, CT

Taste of the Carribean & Jerk Festival

Missing the islands? The food, the music and the culture? Head down to Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford on Saturday for an all day immersive experience that will be sure to transport you back to your favorite Carribean island. Indulge in the traditional foods, sip on a sweet drink and dance to the beat of the steel drums. 

Date: Saturday August 5, 2023

Time: 1:00PM

Location: 300 Columbus Blvd Hartford, CT

Torrington Watermelon Festival

“If you drink don’t drive, do the watermelon crawl and have fun you all”
Watermelon art, drinks, snacks and more! Head down to Coe Park for all things watermelon, food trucks serving up pulled pork, enjoy some live music and shop amongst 70 vendors. 

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023

Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM 

Location: 101 Litchfield St Torrington, CT

Bristol Family Fun Day

Finally rescheduled and the weather is forecasted to be 79 degrees and sunny! Celebrate Bristol, families, fun and wellness at this event. There will be food trucks, vendors, family resources and fun for all ages. See you there! 

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023

Time: 11:00AM – 3:00PM 

Location: BAIMS Memorial Blvd Bristol, CT

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Nichole Morrell

Nichole Morrell

Hey Central CT! I'm Nichole Morrell, a REALTOR at Turning Point Realty, LLC and a Bristol, CT native and current resident. I have a lot of knowledge about this amazing community and the surrounding towns and cities so if you live in the Central CT area or are thinking of moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date with me on the latest Events, Restaurants, Outdoor Activities, Real Estate trends and more!
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