BEST THINGS TO DO AROUND OUR CONNECTICUT OFFICES IN AUGUST
August has now arrived, and the Connecticut towns are sure living up their last month of summer. With the plethora of food, exercise, music, and art events occurring, you will certainly be kept busy. Check out these exciting summer events happening near our offices in Connecticut.
New Canaan Summer Cross Country Series
Waveny Park, 677 South Avenue, New Canaan CT
Get your exercise in every August Tuesday in the 34th annual series of fun and friendly races in Waveny Park. Each week has a new trail within the park for you to conquer. Bring the entire family along because kids can take part in their own shorter race before you get started. The fun continues as prizes are given to the top 3 overall runners, first place runner who is 18 & younger and first place runner who is 40 & over!
Farewell to Summer Night Hike
144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan CT
Test out your nature ties on Friday, August 23rd on a New Canaan community night-hike. You will be exploring the grounds of New Canaan using only 3 of the 5 senses - smelling, hearing, and touching, as flashlights are not permitted on the hike. It will be an opportunity to use your night vision when taking on the dark. Sign up soon because space is limited.
New Balance New Canaan All out for Autism
128 Main Street, New Canaan CT
Open to all, come check out the 4th annual All out for Autism 5k run hosted by New Balance in New Canaan on Saturday, August 24th. Whether you’re a sprinter, runner, jogger, or walker – register for this Main Street run to honor and raise money for the continuation of changing the lives of many. Nothing is more rewarding than raising awareness for an organization while promoting health and fitness.
Silvermine Art’s Center ArtsFest
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan CT
This Saturday, August 10, the 3rd Annual ArtsFest will be taking place in New Canaan. Here you can experience a festival full of music, parades, art, and workshops you don’t want to miss. Enjoy the outdoor concert of Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante’s Tale of Two Nations followed by an exciting parade featuring workshop participants. Hands-on activities are available for people of all ages as well. Enjoy this full afternoon of fun at the Silvermine Arts Center.
Litchfield Jazz Festival
Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen CT
This weekend Goshen Fairgrounds is hosting the 18th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival from Friday August 9th to Sunday August 11th. This 3 day weekend is filled with some of the best jazz musicians, food and drink vendors, and art shows around. Not only that, you will have the chance to attend “Friends of the Festival” Opening Night Gala to help raise money for Litchfield Jazz Camp to continue providing camper scholarships. Bring the kids along because there’s a Kids Zone where children 12 and under enter free and have a fun day filled with art, music, circus activities, magicians, and more ahead of them. Don’t miss out on one of the biggest summer weekends!
Milford Oyster Festival
Westfield Connecticut Post Mall, Milford CT
If a variety of 20,000 oysters isn’t already enough, this Milford festival is filled with live music performances, car shows, art projects, food, drinks, amusement rides, schooner cruises, and plenty more. For 39 years people have gathered to celebrate music, art, and community in all of these various activities. This summer the music group, Blues Traveler, will provide entertainment and classic music covering all different genres for everyone. The festival is held Saturday, August 17th, but don’t miss out on Oyster Eve to get the party started on the Friday before!
65th Annual Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival
Levitt Pavilion and the Westport Public Library, 40 Jesup Road, Westport CT
Southern tradition comes to Westport with an exciting weekend filled with music, food, and activities. On August 31and September 1, you can be part of pie and rib eating contests, experience live cooking demos, become a kid again when enjoying inflatable activities, and eat at a food court full of great BBQ. All of this is accompanied by live outside performances played throughout the day. Tickets are on sale now.
2013 Summer Restaurants Week
It’s not only in New York City where we like to celebrate a few weeks of fine dining at our favorite restaurants. From August 19th- September 2nd, Stamford will be having their Summer Restaurant Week where some of our desired restaurants will be providing great lunch and dinner specials for 2 weeks. Make reservations soon because these places will fill up!
Blind Wine Tasting Class
Barcelona Stamford, 222 Summer St, Stamford CT
This Wednesday, August 7, you have the chance to take part in a wine tasting class unlike other ones you may have done in the past. This time, you won’t know what you’re drinking. You will get to have an experience of trying an assortment of mystery wines with the assistance of Gretchen Thomas. If you’re open-minded and enjoy trying new tastes, this is just the evening activity for you.
Bedford Street at Forest, Stamford CT
Be sure to come by Stamford’s Farmer’s Market on any Saturday where you can get some of the freshest vegetables and baked goods straight from the farm. It’s just the place to stock up on delicious, quality foods for the week.