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

Photo courtesy of the Chester Fair, Facebook
Photo courtesy of the Chester Fair, Facebook

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
Wadsworth Festival of Trees and Traditions
Wadsworth Atheneum - 10:00 AM Pick
Winterfest at Bushnell Park in Hartford
Bushnell Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Santa at Cabela's
Cabela's - 5:00 PM Pick
Christmas in Connecticut
Goodspeed Opera House - 6:30 PM Pick
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