11 Free Spring Things to do in CT

One of the joys of living in New England is the seasons.  Since Spring is upon us, I wanted to share with you some FREE events to enjoy this particular season.

  • April Exhibit at the Geary Gallery – Geary Gallery in Darien on Wednesday, April 4th to Saturday, April 28th from 9:30am to 5pm.  Open Wednesdays to Saturdays. Featuring “Use of Shadow and Light”
  • Annual Cherry Blossom Festival – Wooster Square in New Haven on Sunday, April 14th. There will be music, food and activities for kids and pets.
  • Greenwich Annual Kite Flying Festival – Greenwich Point in Greenwich on Saturday, April 20th at 10:30am.  Feel free to bring a kite of any shape or size made of paper, plastic or fabric.  Award ribbons will be presented to all high flyers.
  • Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Mystic Slow Art Day – Mystic Arts Center in Mystic will celebrate Slow Art Day that encourages art to be viewed slowly.  Saturday, April 27th from 11am to 1pm.
  • Mini Maker Faire – inside Westport Library and on Jesup Green in Westport on Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 4pm.  Family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness.
  • Meriden Daffodil Festival – Hubbard Park in Meriden running Saturday, April 27th to Sunday, April 28th.  There will be food, crafts, music, fireworks and amusements.
  • Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival – Tolland Agricultural Center in Vernon, CT on Saturday, April 27th from 9am to 5pm. Demonstrations, crafts, music, animals, food.  Parking $5 per car, but free admission.
  • 78th Annual Dogwood Festival – Greenfield Hill Congregational Church in Fairfield on Friday, May 3rd to Sunday, May 5th.  Offers a range of entertainment.
  • 6th Annual Kite Fly – Walnut Beach in Milford on Saturday, May 4th at 12pm. Bring your favorite kite or just come to watch the show.
  • Milford Harbor Duck Race – Fowler Pavilion in Milford on Sunday, May 5th from 11am to 4pm.  Event will include food and family entertainment.
  • Music Haven Summer Performance Party – in New Haven on Friday, May 31st from 6pm – 8pm.  Celebrating the accomplishments of their 65 students with performances from the Haven String Quartet, Music Haven student soloists and ensembles.  Concert followed by a potluck reception.  Please bring a dish to share.

Events are subject to change.  Please check the website or call ahead to be sure there are no changes to the event from the date of this posting.

Looking for stuff to do with kids on spring break?  Check out my fellow bloggers, Southeastern CT Kids post for just that!  Note, some of the events free and some require admission.

To find good sites for most events this spring, visit New England Travel and Tourism or New York Times Events in Connecticut.  What events do you enjoy in the spring for free?

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