Saturday, September 7, 2019
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  Litchfield County: Heritage Walks
Family-oriented, interpretive walks, offered in partnership with the region's historic, cultural, and outdoor recreation organizations and the National Park Service. Local historians, naturalists, and environmentalists lead participants on explorations through historic estate gardens and town districts, behind-the-scenes cultural site tours, nature walks, trail hikes, and tours of many of the industrial-site ruins that were once thriving local industries. There will also be Native American and African history walks, a canoe paddling trip on the Housatonic River and a bike touring ride on scenic country roads. Weekends include September 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 Times and locations vary - visit website for information.

9:00am [9:00am] Guilford: Fairy and Elf Festival
Come dressed in your best fairy or elf attire and participate in activities including: fairy house display, making fairy houses with the Guilford Garden Club, making superhero masks with members of the Florence Griswold Museum Wee Faerie Village, making fairy wands, learn about saving monarch butterflies with Natureworks Garden Center, mai messages to fairies and elves, visit rabbit world, blow bubbles, dance with the fairies of the Starship Dance Studio and a free fairy/elf basket raffle. Crafts and raffle are offered to the first 200 children. Shop in the Farmers' Market, which offers some fairy treasures as well as local and organic produce, meats, maple syrup, jams, breads and pastries, goats milk soap, beeswax candles, alpaca yarn, natural body products, and a wide variety of exquisite hand-made crafts. Stroll through the gardens, visit the sheep chickens and ox, and tour the 1845 farmhouse. The Dudley Farm String Band will provide entertainment. Rain date: Sept. 14.

[10:00am] Branford: Mini-Maker Table
Join us every Friday and Saturday for a mini-maker project from our MakerLab! Every month we will feature a quick project or new piece of equipment to mess around with. The results may have you leaving with something to physically take home OR just the satisfaction that you were able to create a circuit, power on an Arduino or thread a sewing machine. The projects are easy, meant for all ages and 100% drop-in. It is just up to you to find out which floor we are featuring the project on and drop on by. Registration for this table is not required – just come ready to tinker, play and create!

[10:00am] Hartford: Celebrate West Indian Culture
Discover the traditions behind West Indian carnival costumes. These costumes, or Mas (short for masquerade), represent an important and beloved art form in West Indian communities. Explore our new Mas exhibit, featuring carnival costumes made by Hartford teens. Then come meet some of the talented young people that made the costumes, and learn how to create mas and about some of the ways West Indian carnival is celebrated! This program is free and great for children ages 4 and up.

[10:00am] Hartford: Hartbeat Music Festival
Save the date for the second annual Hartbeat Music Festival, a free, day-long celebration of local and regional music with three stages, more than 20 bands, hands-on music activities, local food, beer and more. Upper Stage: 11:15 am: Heather Mclarney/Illuminous 12:15 pm: Puertominicana 1:15 pm: Greenhouse 2:15 pm: Auburn Mode 3:15 pm: Tiny Ocean 4:15 pm: Nikita Plaza Stage: 11:30 am: Gracie Day 12:30 pm: Jeff Prezch 1:30 pm: The Penniless Wild 2:30 pm: Self Suffice/HHS 3:30 pm: Hannah's Field 4:30 pm: GOZA 5:30 pm: Wise Old Moon River Stage: 1 pm: Alpaca Gnomes 2 pm: Charmagne Trip and the Nu Soul 3 pm: Joon 4 pm: The Lost Tribe 5 pm: Among the Acres 6 pm: One Time Weekend 7 pm: Tangsauce 8 pm: POSSM 9 pm: Michael Minelli Also featuring activities and entertainment by: The Hartford Yacht Goats Hartford’s Proud Drill, Drum and Dance Corps Savana Jones Self Suffice Studio 860 and more to come.

[10:00am] Litchfield: Living History on the Green
A day of honoring Litchfield's Revolutionary War patriots and their contributions to the 18th century burgeoning new nation. All part of the town-wide celebration of Litchfield's 300th anniversary. Experience a typical 18th century village, walking tours, activities for children; and at 4 p.m., the Mattatuck Drum band will period music.

[10:00am] Monroe: Apple Festival
It’s a community tradition you don’t want to miss. Every year on the first weekend after Labor Day, St Peter’s Church holds its annual Apple Festival. Craft vendors from all over the Northeast set up tents on the historical Monroe Green to sell everything from doll clothes to jewelry to woodcrafts. There are games for kids, tons of great food and baked goods, and apples, apples, apples! Here is just a taste of the fun to be had at St Peter’s Apple Festival: 100+ Craft Vendors Food Tent Apple Central – apples, apple pies, and apple themed items for purchase Country Kitchen – homemade baked goods Hot Apple Crisp a la mode Kids’ Games & Prizes, Face Painting, Moon Bounce Raffle Prizes Fall Mum Sale Live Music Free Admission & Free Parking

[11:00am] East Haven: Fall Festival
Free admission and no parking fee. Come enjoy the best free festival in Connecticut. Entertainment schedule: Friday night 9/6/19 6:15 p.m. Timmy Maia 9:20 p.m. Welcoming remarks/veterans 9:30 p.m. Men of Soul featuring Personal Touch Saturday 9/7/19 11:45 a.m. Center Stage Dance Academy 12:15 p.m. Business Expo promotional messages 12:30 p.m. East Haven High School Coop marching band 1:00 p.m. Dance Unlimited 1:45 p.m. Shaolin Kempo Academy Self Defense demo 2:45 p.m. Songs by Vocal Productions Students 3:30 p.m. Performances by Wagner-Iovanna Vocal Studio 5:30p.m. Le’Mixx 7:15 p.m. Primetime 9:15 p.m. Saturday night ceremonies 9:30 p.m. The Grass Roots Sunday 9/8/19 12:00 p.m. Hopkins Reunion Band 1:00 p.m. Vocalist Kenny Araujo 2:00 p.m. Coyote Rver Band 4:00 p.m. New Englands’s Head Over Heels

[12:00pm] Danbury: Block Party
Formerly the Taste of Danbury, the Danbury Block Party is a grand celebration of our great city. Live entertainment, local food and drink and family Fun Zone all day on the CityCenter Danbury Green. A true celebration of the Danbury community!

[6:00pm] Putnam: Concert and River Fire
Enjoy a family-friendly community concert featuring a different band at each of the River Fires. At dusk, the fire pots are lit in the Quinebaug River with mood setting music. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.