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11 Top Things to do in CT this Weekend (July 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2022)

If you are looking for some fun things to do in CT this weekend, you have come to the right place.

Whether you’re looking for family fun, something for couples, or something just for you, we’ve got some great suggestions to keep you busy and having a great time!

Summer is officially here and it’s July 4th weekend – time for some amazing Connecticut weekend events!

image of people at festival one of the things to do in Connecticut this weekend.

What is there to do in CT this weekend?

The weekend is upon us and there is a ton of fun stuff going on. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find going on in CT this weekend.

Read on for more information, event links, times, dates, addresses, and prices.

  • Griswold Fireworks & Carnival (Jewett City Carnival)
  • Waterbury Food Truck and Firework Extravaganza
  • Niantic Lions Annual Arts & Craft Show and Food Truck Court
  • 12th Annual Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire
  • 5th Connecticut Regiment Encampment
  • 4th of July BBQ with Live Music
  • Fireworks Festival
  • Annual July 4th Bike Parade
  • 4th of July at Mystic Seaport Museum
  • 4th of July Pet Parade and Turn of the Century Fest
  • New Milford Fireworks

11 Top Things to do in CT this Weekend (July 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2022)

Griswold’s Great Get-together Fireworks & Carnival – Jewett City

The Griswold Great Get-together is a 3-day family event that will be packed with plenty of fun – and fireworks!

The festivities kick off on Thursday, June 30th, and run through Saturday, July 2nd. The main event will be a spectacular fireworks show that’s set for 9pm on Friday, July 1st.

Here, you’ll find food trucks, arts & crafts for the kids, face painting, live music, and more!

  • Date: July 1st, 2022
  • Time: 6pm – 11pm
  • Address: 68 Ashland Street, Jewett City, CT 06351
  • Cost: Free

Waterbury Food Truck and Firework Extravaganza – Waterbury

Nothing sounds better for 4th of July weekend to us that the beautiful combination of food and fireworks!

If you’re ready to celebrate 4th of July by relaxing and enjoying your choice of food from over 30 unique food trucks, then head to the Waterbury Food Truck and Firework Extravaganza this weekend!

This event starts at 2pm and features plenty of reasonably-priced family and kids activities.

At the end of the evening, you’ll enjoy an amazing display of fireworks!

  • Date: July 3rd, 2022
  • Time: 2pm – 10pm
  • Address: 495 Union Street, Waterbury, CT
  • Cost: Free

Niantic Lions Annual Arts & Craft Show and Food Truck Court – Niantic

If you’ve been to the Niantic area anytime in the last month, you’ve seen the signs for it. And this weekend, it’s finally happening – The Niantic Lions Annual Arts & Crafts Show/Food Truck Court!

Come to Niantic and browse handmade art pieces and crafts from local artisans while you dine on delicous kettle corn from Lions Kettle Corn.

Other food you’ll find here will be from El Bori and Capt. Scott’s Lobster Dock – yum!

  • Date: July 2nd & 3rdth, 2022
  • Time: 10am – 5pm (Saturday), 10am – 4pm (Sunday)
  • Address: 108 Pennsylvania Ave, Niantic, CT
  • Cost: Free

12th Annual Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire – Harwington

The Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire continues this weekend in Harwington and this is the final weekend!

Come experience a fun and festive Renaissance-type atmosphere while you play games, eat turkey legs, and sip on some of Connecticut’s finest craft beer!

Pets are welcome at this fair as long as you bring proof of vaccination. Pet tickets are $5 each.

  • Date: July 2nd & 3rd, 2022
  • Time: 10:30am – 6pm
  • Address: 150 Locust Road, Harwinton, CT
  • Cost: 0-6 are free, 7-15 are $10, Ages 16+ are $15

5th Connecticut Regiment Encampment – Mystic

The Mystic Seaport Museum is holding the 5th Connecticut Regiment Encampment this weekend. This is a Revolutionary War reenactment you don’t want to miss.

This reenactment is interactive and, if you want to bring the kids, they will get the chance to learn how to march and carry a musket!

  • Date: July 2nd, 2022
  • Time: 10am – 5pm
  • Address: 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355 (On the Village Green)
  • Cost: Included with ticket

4th of July BBQ with Live Music – Middlefield

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the whole family on the 4th of July in CT this year, head to Lyman Orchards for their annual 4th of July BBQ with Live Music event.

Come enjoy lawn games and live music and dine on some home-cooked smoked beef brisket or bbq pulled pork. All meals are reasonably-priced and delicious!

  • Date: July 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2022
  • Time: 11am – 3pm
  • Address: 32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT 06455
  • Cost: Free

Fireworks Festival – Middletown

Middletown is holding its annual Fireworks Festival along the Connecticut River at Harbor Park this year.

This is the first Middletown Fireworks Festival since 2019 and it’s going to be amazing.

Come enjoy live music from the high school’s jazz ensemble and the Joe Fonda Quartet. There will be plenty of food and festivities before the fireworks display at 9:30pm!

  • Date: July 2nd, 2022
  • Time: 5pm
  • Address: 245 DeKoven Dr., Middletown, CT 06357
  • Cost: Free

Annual July 4th Bike Parade – Southport

The Annual July 4th Bike Parade in Southport is a fun and totally FREE event that’s perfect for families with young kids.

Decorate your kids’ scooters, balance bikes, tricycles, and wagons, and be part of a fun parade.

There will be face painting and games and hot dogs will be given out by Super Duper Weenie Truck!

  • Date: July 4th, 2022
  • Time: 10m – 12pm
  • Address: 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT 06890
  • Cost: Free

4th of July at Mystic Seaport Museum – Mystic

Come celebrate the 4th of July at the Mystic Seaport Museum!

Here, you’ll find truck rides, crafts, and games for the kids and plenty of fun for the grown-ups, as well!

Dress up your dog in a creative red, white, and blue costume for a doggy parade on the Green at 3pm!

  • Date: July 4th, 2022
  • Time: 10am – 5pm
  • Address: 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355
  • Cost: Included with ticket

4th of July Pet Parade and Turn of the Century Fest – Litchfield

Hallelujah, another pet-friendly 4th of July event in Connecticut – The 4th of July Pet Parade and Turn of the Century Fest at The Tapping Reeve Meadow in Litchfield!

No registration is required to enter your dolled-up furry friend in the parade, but you will need to keep them on a leash or in a crate. They also need to be immunized.

There will be plenty for humans to enjoy here, too. Tug-of-war and sack races are just a couple of the fun games you can enjoy here!

  • Date: July 4th, 2022
  • Time: 2:30 – 4pm
  • Address: 82 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759
  • Cost: Free

New Milford Fireworks – New Milford

This Friday evening, head to the New Milford Town Green for New Milford’s annual fireworks event.

The Women’s Club of Greater New Milford will be here and live music will be performed by Songhorse!

The opening ceremony starts at 6:30pm and the fireworks show will begin around 9:30pm.

  • Date: July 1st, 2002
  • Time: 6pm
  • Address: 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103
  • Cost: Free

There you have it! The 11 best things to do in CT this weekend!

This weekend should be pretty fun, as usual.

Enjoy yourselves and stay safe!

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