Events In Greenwich CT: Everything You Need To Know | Stanton House Inn

 

symphony orchestraFor 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 the month.

 

Private groups and other institutions in town put on many of these Greenwich events, like:

 

They celebrate so many aspects of our town:

 

 

  • The changing of the seasons

 

  • The long-standing art scene

 

And much more

 

Be sure to download our free Greenwich, CT, visitor’s guide to learn about all the great events, attractions, and other things to do in Greenwich.

Top Events in Greenwich CT happening this weekend

Some are fundraiser events, others simply to celebrate our town. All the events on our Greenwich events calendar are worth checking out, though.

 

Spring Events in Greenwich CT 

outdoor concertSpring is a beautiful time to experience Greenwich, but spring in Connecticut is 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:

Focus on French Cinema

For the past 17 years, the Alliance Française’s French Film Festival has shown a selection of recent French and French-language films. Many are U.S. premieres and award-winning films. It’s one of the best French film festivals in the country. 

 

All films have English subtitles and are shown in high-quality theaters both in Greenwich and New York City.

Greenwich Restaurant Week

Greenwich Restaurant Week is a week-long event that celebrates the amazing food and drink scene in Greenwich, Connecticut. It’s an opportunity for local restaurants to showcase their culinary skills and for foodies to sample some of the best food in the area. During the week, participating restaurants offer special menus and deals that are specifically tailored to the event.

Art to the Avenue

The Greenwich Arts Council has been mixing art and commerce for the past 26 years. With the enthusiastic support of the local business community, the Arts Council transforms Greenwich Avenue into a strolling gallery each May. Most stores host receptions for the hundreds of people who come to see the work of regional artists. Visitors have plenty of time to enjoy the “gallery” into which downtown Greenwich transforms. The artwork, chosen by the retailers, is on display until Memorial Day weekend.

Greenwich Town Party

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

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. It’s one of the top spring festivals in CT to look forward to each year.

Summer Events in Greenwich, Connecticut

summer night lightsUnlike other parts of the country, Greenwich and Connecticut in general never get too hot in the summer.

 

Aside from some variable years, summer in Connecticut 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:

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 Caramoor 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. Caramoor 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. Fourth of July Fireworks at Greenwich Point Park

The Fourth of July Fireworks at Greenwich Point Park is a yearly celebration of America’s independence. It’s an opportunity to come together with friends and family and celebrate the Fourth of July in style. With its stunning views of Long Island Sound and incredible fireworks display, Tod’s Point is the perfect place to spend this special day. If you can’t make it to the peninsula, you can catch a separate show at the same time at Binney Park.

 

As far as things to do anywhere in CT in July goes, Greenwich’s fireworks display is spectacular. Though we may be biased.

8. Greenwich Sidewalk Sales

Another major attraction of the summer festivals in CT is the opportunity to snag a deal or two at one of the premier shopping destinations in the Northeast. Greenwich Avenue shops roll their wares out onto the street for a week, attracting shoppers from all over.

9. Shakespeare on the Sound

 One of the most unique things to do in Connecticut is to enjoy an evening picnic and a rousing performance of a Shakespeare play by Long Island Sound.

 

This annual tradition is worth getting early to stake your claim on a great spot.

 

food-focused events in greenwich ct

10. 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. And with plenty more attractions and activities to explore in Norwalk, CT, you should find plenty to do.

11. The Magic of Music Under the Stars

The CT Summer Concert Series at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park is a popular annual event that takes place from June through August. This outdoor concert series features a variety of musical styles and genres, including classical, jazz, and pop. The concerts are held in the beautiful, natural setting of Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, and are the perfect way to enjoy a summer evening with friends and family. The park is located just a short walk from the Greenwich Train Station, making it an easy and convenient destination for visitors from all over the area.

Fall Events in Greenwich CT

friends enjoying beer and food togetherFall, 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 draw enough:

12. Greenwich Wine + Food by Serendipity

13. Hawkwatch Festival and Green Bazaar

14. Harvest Fest in New Canaan

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

15. 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.

16. 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 hiking along part of the Appalachian Trail or other great hiking trails near NYC if the revelers start to get to you.

17. Greenwich Restaurant Week

A celebration of, you guessed it, the restaurant scene in Greenwich.

 

Read our guide to Fall in Connecticut to get an in-depth list of the best attractions, activities, and events to enjoy during our favorite season of the year.

Winter Events in Greenwich CT

holiday fairOnce 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.

 

Aside from holiday parties requiring invitations from locals you met at earlier times of the year, there’s one holiday event everyone in town looks forward to. And that top pick among Connecticut Christmas events is:

18. The Greenwich Holiday Stroll and Fair

But there are plenty more things to do in Greenwich, CT, in the winter. Be sure to read our guide, or explore more of winter in Connecticut to plan a broader getaway, including Christmas lights.

19. Greenwich Symphony Orchestra: A Musical Gem in the Heart of Greenwich

Founded in 1946, the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra is a renowned community orchestra providing high-quality musical experiences. Professional musicians, music teachers, and talented amateurs come together to perform a diverse range of classical music. The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra is proud to offer its audiences a wide variety of musical styles and genres, from Baroque to contemporary, and everything in between.

 

And for even more recommendations on things to do in Greenwich, CT, be sure to download our free Greenwich, CT, visitor’s guide!

 

Updated and republished: April 18, 2023

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