Get Excited for 16 Annual Events in Greenwich CT

events in Greenwich CT are generally elegant affairsFor such a small town so close to New York City, there are a large number of events in Greenwich CT any time of year! Here’s an abridged list of the events in Greenwich CT that locals (and regular visitors) look forward to all year, in order of month. Be sure to download our free Greenwich, CT, checklist to learn about all the great events, attractions, and other things to do in Greenwich.

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Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Jan 13 @ 11:30 am – Apr 7 @ 1:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Jan 20 @ 11:30 am – Apr 14 @ 1:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Jan 27 @ 11:30 am – Apr 21 @ 1:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Feb 3 @ 11:30 am – Apr 28 @ 1:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – May 5 @ 1:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Feb 17 @ 11:30 am – May 12 @ 1:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Feb 24 @ 11:30 am – May 19 @ 1:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Mar 3 @ 11:30 am – May 26 @ 1:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Mar 10 @ 11:30 am – Jun 2 @ 12:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Mar 17 @ 11:30 am – Jun 9 @ 12:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am – Jun 16 @ 12:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Mar 31 @ 11:30 am – Jun 23 @ 12:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
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The Poet You Are: A Celebration of National Poetry Month at The Aldrich 5:30 pm
The Poet You Are: A Celebration of National Poetry Month at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Poet You Are: A Celebration of National Poetry Month at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Just as Jeffrey Greene, manager of CPA’s Prison Arts Program, believes that inmates must “stop thinking of an artist as someone they could become, but someone that they could draw
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Studio Tots: Magical Monoprints at The Aldrich 10:00 am
Studio Tots: Magical Monoprints at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Studio Tots: Magical Monoprints at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Drawing inspiration from the dreamy silkscreens of exhibiting artist N. Dash, create your own one-of-a-kind monoprints! Explore the different mark-making potential of materials such as printing foam and fabric.
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Drink and Draw at The Aldrich 7:00 pm
Drink and Draw at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drink and Draw at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Grab a glass of wine and join us in exploring the basics of drawing the figure with artist and Aldrich staff member Noah Steinman. With a live nude model as
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Afternoon Studios: Spring Wreaths at The Studio at The Aldrich 2:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Spring Wreaths at The Studio at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Spring Wreaths at The Studio at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Help our bird friends get ready for spring in this nature-themed afternoon workshop! Create your own outdoor wreaths full of the things that birds need to make their nests.
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Afternoon Studios: Spring Staycation at The Aldrich 2:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Spring Staycation at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Spring Staycation at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Get into the spring break spirit without leaving Ridgefield! Use art to transport yourself to your favorite vacation spot: lounging on the beach, climbing a mountain, or cuddled up in
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Third Saturdays at The Aldrich 10:00 am
Third Saturdays at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Third Saturdays at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Visit The Aldrich for FREE the third Saturday of each month! See the latest in contemporary art and participate in a family-friendly art-making workshop in The Studio. Family Workshop: Adventures
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Focus on French Cinema
Focus on French Cinema
Apr 26 – Apr 30 all-day
Focus on French Cinema
Come and enjoy a full week of french-language films (with English subtitles for ease of understanding) with like-minded cinema enthusiasts. For more information, check out the event’s website: http://focusonfrenchcinema.com/
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Material Witness Panel at The Aldrich 3:30 pm
Material Witness Panel at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Apr 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Material Witness Panel at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
A conversational panel about meaning in abstract and conceptual art centered on material-based artistic practices. Participants include Harmony Hammond (a fifty-year survey of her work is currently on view at
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Many of these Greenwich events are put-on by private groups, the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, the Greenwich Historical Society, the Bruce Museum, and other groups in town, some as fundraiser events, others simply to celebrate our town. All of the events on our Greenwich events calendar are definitely worth checking-out, however.

Spring Events in Greenwich CT 

Spring is a beautiful time to experience Greenwich, but also an excellent time to rub elbows with locals. So soon after being locked away for much of the winter, everyone’s ready to get out there and mingle. Some of the events in Greenwich CT that happen in the spring include:

1. Focus on French Cinema

2. Art to the Avenue

3. Spring Fling at French Farm

4. Greenwich Town Party

This is one of those Greenwich town events that everyone looks forward to, though tickets can get expensive.

Summer Events in Greenwich, Connecticut

Unlike other parts of the country, Greenwich never gets too hot in the summer. Aside from some variable years, it remains relatively comfortable. And even when it’s very hot, there are always Greenwich beaches, the pool, or air conditioning if you’re not in the mood to go out. Some great summer events in Greenwich CT include:

4. Bruce Museum Outdoor Spring Crafts Festival

One of two major Bruce Museum events worth attending if you’re in town, or coming to town specifically for it.

5. Greenwich International Film Festival

6. Caramoor Summer Music Festival

While Karamoor is not in Greenwich, it’s a short drive from us over the border in Katonah, New York, one of the beautiful towns near Greenwich, CT. Karamoor is a treasure to have so close by, and is worth a visit any time of year for their constantly changing events and concerts. 

7. Greenwich Sidewalk Sales

8. Shakespeare on the Sound

9. Norwalk Oyster Festival 

The Norwalk Oyster Festival is, obviously, not held in Greenwich, but is just a short drive away. And this best of the annual Norwalk events is a must-visit for any big oyster aficionados.  Norwalk used to be and still is a major source of oysters, so this is great for history buffs as well. The drive from Norwalk to Greenwich is only about 20 minutes.

Fall Events in Greenwich CT

Fall, in my humble opinion, is one of the best times of the year to be in Greenwich! The temperatures are perfect, with a growing nip in the air only towards the end of the season. As everyone knows, there’s also the spectacular fall foliage to enjoy with some good leaf peeping in CT. If that’s not reason enough to visit Greenwich, CT, at that time, perhaps some of these great events will be draw enough:

10. Greenwich Wine and Food by Serendipity

11. Hawkwatch Festival and Green Bazaar

12. Harvest Fest in New Canaan

This is, again, not in Greenwich, but this New Canaan event is nearby. This event at the New Canaan Nature Center features tons of local beer and great food.

13. Outdoor Fall Arts Festival at the Bruce Museum

Held annually at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, this is a great opportunity to snatch-up art by artists local to the area.

14. Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain is an hour away from Greenwich CT and New York City, but a weekend day at Oktoberfest is worth the trip. This is a blast, and you can always go hike along part of the Appalachian Trail or other great hiking trails near NYC if the revelers start to get to you. 

15. Greenwich Restaurant Week

Winter Events in Greenwich CT

Once Thanksgiving passes, it’s time to get ready for the holidays! Early winter is still a great time to visit Greenwich, as the snow usually hasn’t come down in earnest.  People also haven’t shut themselves in for the rest of the winter, so it’s still a social time. Besides the holiday parties requiring invitations from locals you met at earlier times of the year, the holiday event everyone in town looks forward to is:
The Greenwich Holiday Stroll and Fair

And while you’re visiting our area enjoying some of the best events in Connecticut, be sure to stay at the Stanton House Inn. We’re in the heart of Greenwich on Maple Avenue, with 20 gorgeously-decorated and elegant rooms in a peaceful and relaxed setting.

And for even more recommendations on things to do in Greenwich, CT, be sure to download our free Greenwich, CT, activities checklist!

 

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