50+ Free Things To Do in Connecticut This Summer: Festivals, Fairs, Concerts, and More!

The rodeo comes to Connecticut! Photo courtesy of the Goshen Stampede
The rodeo comes to Connecticut! Photo courtesy of the Goshen Stampede

Summer is the season of free things to do in Connecticut. All over the state, there are free events for kids and families each and every day of summer. Enjoy crafts, food, cultural events, and lots of summer fairs and festivals. And don't forget all the free summer concerts!

Still looking for more fun? Browse through our Connecticut Summer Fun Guide to fill out your summer. Speaking of filling your summer, if you're looking for more at-home activities and things to do with kids, check out our Ultimate Summer Bucket List Ideas: 100 (Mostly) Free Outdoor Games and Activities for Kids.

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Places featured in this article:


White Memorial Conservation Center-Litchfield

Connecticut Historical Society Museum

Seaside Park

Rocky Hill Public Library

Bloomfield Public Library

Veteran's Memorial Park,Shelton

Historic Downtown Norwich

Deep River Public Library

Hillcrest Middle School

Overlook Park

Mashantucket Museum and Research Center

North Stonington Fairground

Bushnell Park and Downtown Hartford

Whitneyville Cultural Commons

Betsy Paterson Square

Downtown Milford, along Milford Harbor

Chester Fair Ground

Westport Farmers' Market

Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

Mansfield Town Square

Devon Rotary Pavilion at Walnut Beach
Chickadees
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center - 9:30 AM Pick
Robin Hood's Faire 2022
Harwinton Fairgrounds - 10:30 AM Pick
Graphic Novel Club
Bristol Library - 6:00 PM Pick
Lavender Pond Farm
Lavender Pond Farm - various times Pick
Toddler Tales at Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides