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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First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum 1:00 pm
First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Take part in these First Sundays for Families activities! Museum Educators will lead art projects in the Education Stations at 1 p.m.  Free self-serve crafts for all ages and Explorer
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Sketch-a-Still-Life 11:00 am
Sketch-a-Still-Life @ Hill-Stead Museum
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sketch-a-Still-Life @ Hill-Stead Museum
On the first Monday of every month, from 11 am – 1 pm, enjoy this rare opportunity to sketch a still life inside the museum alongside a guest artist.  Bring
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Gallery Talks: Student Presentations 5:00 pm
Gallery Talks: Student Presentations @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Gallery Talks: Student Presentations @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Fairfield University’s class “French Art in the 19th century” is offering a unique opportunity for its students. These students will present brief gallery talks on an object of their research
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Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program 3:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Come check out the Gallery’s teen program on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00–4:30 pm. Bring your friends, explore the museum’s diverse collection, and make art. Recent sessions have focused on drawing,
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Yale University Art Gallery: Family Program, Stories and Art 1:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery: Family Program, Stories and Art @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery: Family Program, Stories and Art @ Yale University Art Gallery
On the second Sunday of each month, we invite families to join us for folktales, myths, and exciting stories from around the world that highlight unique features of objects in
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Drawing Party 7:00 pm
Drawing Party @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drawing Party @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Come alone or grab some friends for a relaxing evening at the gallery! Visit the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries on Tuesday, December 10th from 7-9 p.m. to have a chance to
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Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program 3:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Come check out the Gallery’s teen program on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00–4:30 pm. Bring your friends, explore the museum’s diverse collection, and make art. Recent sessions have focused on drawing,
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Art in Focus: Rodin, Heroic Bust of Victor Hugo 11:00 am
Art in Focus: Rodin, Heroic Bust of Victor Hugo @ Quick Center for the Arts; Walsh Gallery
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art in Focus: Rodin, Heroic Bust of Victor Hugo @ Quick Center for the Arts; Walsh Gallery
Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art, led by Curator of Education
Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum 4:00 pm
Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Meditation is known as the ancient wisdom for modern lifestyles. Join us for a free guided meditation session in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, led by nationally advanced master certified meditation
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Exhibition Tour: RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE 12:00 pm
Exhibition Tour: RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE @ Quick Center for the Arts; Walsh Gallery
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Exhibition Tour: RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE @ Quick Center for the Arts; Walsh Gallery
The exhibition tour of RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE will take place on Saturday, December 14th, at 12:00 p.m. in the museum’s Walsh Gallery with the Curator of Education, Michelle DiMarzo. The exhibition
Family Day: Jewelry-making 1:00 pm
Family Day: Jewelry-making @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall Smart Classroom
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Day: Jewelry-making @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall Smart Classroom
Please join us on Saturday, December 14th from 1-4 p.m. in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall and Smart Classroom, for Family Day: Jewelry-making. Family Day activities include arts & crafts and
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Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program 3:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Come check out the Gallery’s teen program on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00–4:30 pm. Bring your friends, explore the museum’s diverse collection, and make art. Recent sessions have focused on drawing,
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Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead 9:00 am
Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
Dec 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
Hill-Stead’s new Story Time is on the last Wednesday of every month at 9 am.  Your child will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature and more (with
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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

With screenings of over 30 international films, exciting parties, informative panels, and exclusive movie premieres, the Greenwich Film Festival provides filmmakers with a platform to showcase their work and also strives to highlight an important philanthropic cause.

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 CT fall festivals 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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