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Events in Central CT: Your Gateway to Weekend Adventures

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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 June 2, 2023 – June 4, 2023

Food Trucks on the River

CT has so many fabulous food trucks throughout the state. Interested in trying something different? Support these small local businesses by attending the Food Trucks on the River in Shelton, CT this weekend. There will be over 25 food trucks, live music, a beer garden and activities for the children. So, pack up the family and on down to Veteran’s Memorial Park at 38 Cana l St in Shelton this weekend.


Friday June 2, 2023 from 5pm – 10pm

Saturday June 3, 2023 from 11am – 6pm

Abstract Paint n Sip

Lean how to make your own abstract art, eat and sip on your favorite drink. After you create your own 16″x20″ work of art  head downstairs with the group to enjoy the band. Class will fill up quickly so reserve your spot! Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.

The Connecticut Art Gallery / Crabby Al’s Thomaston, CT

Friday June 2, 2023 at 7pm


Pancakes & Potterheads

Step into the World of Beer in West Hartford, CT, where a magical weekend awaits all Harry Potter enthusiasts. On June 3rd and 4th there will be a Pancakes and Potterheads themed brunch that will transport you straight to the wizarding world. Inspired by the beloved books and movies, the World of Beer brunch menu will feature an array of enchanting dishes and beverages.

Dressing up in Potter-themed outfits is encouraged. No reservations required so get there early (and have some patience).

Saturday June 3, 2023 11am – 2pm

Sunday June 4, 2023 11am – 2pm


Strawberry Festivals

Attention strawberry lovers in Connecticut! Get ready for a weekend filled with juicy, sweet, and delightful festivities as several Strawberry Festivals are taking place across the state. Whether you’re craving strawberry shortcakes, sundaes, or simply want to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and craft vendors, these events are sure to satisfy your fruity cravings. Grab your family and friends and mark your calendars for a day of fun and indulgence!

Union Congregational Church Oakville, CT: On Saturday, June 3, 2023, head over to Union Congregational Church in Oakville, CT, where a delightful Strawberry Festival awaits. Starting at 10 am, this festival promises a wide range of activities and treats for everyone to enjoy. From bounce houses for the kids to tantalizing strawberry shortcakes and sundaes, there will be plenty to indulge in. Additionally, you can explore the craft vendors and savor a delicious lunch to complete your strawberry-filled day.

Coe Memorial Park Torrington, CT: Make your way to Coe Memorial Park in Torrington, CT, also on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, to experience another fantastic Strawberry Festival. This event offers a perfect blend of arts and crafts, food trucks, and, of course, the delectable strawberry shortcake that you’ve been craving. Take your time strolling through the park, exploring the unique crafts, and savoring the delicious flavors of fresh strawberries.

First Church of Christ Bethany, CT: The First Church of Christ in Bethany, CT, invites you to join their Strawberry Festival on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. This charming event promises a delightful day filled with strawberry-themed treats and activities. Indulge in mouthwatering strawberry shortcakes while enjoying the lively atmosphere and the opportunity to connect with the community. It’s the perfect occasion to savor the taste of summer in every juicy bite.

Free Morning at the Museum

The New Britain Museum of American Art is FREE to enter on Saturday Juine 3, 2023 from 10am – 12pm. Stroll through the art museum alone or with a group and admire the art collection. 

Little Poland Festival

New Britain, CT is set to come alive this weekend as the vibrant and enchanting Little Poland Festival returns for its 10th edition. Organized by the Polonia Business Association, this highly anticipated event has blossomed into the largest Polish Cultural Festival in New England, drawing families and individuals from all walks of life to celebrate the rich heritage of Polish culture. With a dazzling array of entertainment, delectable food, and an abundance of activities, the Little Poland Festival promises an unforgettable experience for attendees of all ages.

Sunday June 4, 2023 11am – 7pm

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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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