16 Things To Do In September


September is still summer and there’s plenty of fun on our radar: 

Jersey Boys and The Color Purple at The Ivoryton Playhouse. 

Joan Osborne, Marshall Crenshaw, Joshua Radin and more this month at The Kate.

A.J. Croce plays Croce, The Music of Abba, Bruce Hornsby in September at The Garde and SAVE THE DATE for Let’s Sing Taylor, a live band sing-a-long celebrating Taylor Swift.

The 12, a new musical at The Goodspeed opens on September 8th.

Scott’s Yankee Farmer in East Lyme: Swamp Adventure themed corn maze, apple picking, hay rides and The E List’s favorite Apple Cider Donuts!

Guilford Fair, September 15th – 17th, CT’s second oldest agricultural fair includes a midway, food court, circus, tractor pull, beer tent, live music and so much more.

Stonington Vineyards Harvest Food & Wine Festival, September 16th & 17th: Live bands, food trucks, local artisans and wine, of course!

GreenStage Guilford Live Arts – Festival 2023, Enjoy a week of 25 free live performances and family-friendly events including storytelling, folk, jazz, classical and world music as well as ballet and contemporary dance on the Guilford Green hosted by GreenStage Guilford Live Arts.

Oktoberfest at Caius Farm Brewery: This new brewery in Branford celebrates Oktoberfest on September 23rd and 24th with authentic German inspired music, food, games, and more!

Mystic Seaport Chowder Party, September 13th from 6 – 9: In the 19th century, Mystic residents celebrated summer with seaside chowder parties. At this event enjoy open hearth cooking and historic recipes.

5th Annual Stonington Borough Art Walk, September 16th: an incredible linup of artists, music and food in the charming village of Stonington.

The restaurants at Olde Mistik Village participate in the annual Taste of Mystic from September 8th – 10th. Live music, too.

Niantic Oyster Festival, September 23rd: Enjoy local oyster vendors, a variety of food vendors and beer from local breweries. Plus live music, corn hole shootout, and a kids corner!

New Haven Night Market, Friday, September 29th, 5 – 10pm: Celebrate the entrepreneurial communities of New Haven with an evening bazaar of art, music, food, drink, culture and more.

Old Saybrook Arts & Craft Festival, September 30 – October 1: Juried exhibition on the Town Green featuring 17 categories and over 100 vendors of outstanding art and craft.

CT Maritime Heritage Festival, September 9th & 10th: Mermaid & Sea Monster Parade, Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Kids Activities, Ship Tours, Live Music and more at this annual festival at the Port of New London.

Save the Date! The Wee Faerie Village returns on September 29th to the Florence Griswold Museum and runs through October 30th. Over 30 artist-created Faerie houses cover the grounds of the museum and this is an annual rite not to be missed.

Plus I-Park’s Illuminations Benefit, September 30: Enjoy a unique and magical evening of art in the company of artists dining, and getting acquainted with all that I-Park has to offer. Bid on experiences, vacations, cultural and culinary experiences. Raise your ‘digital’ paddle to help provide over 50 artists/year with fully-funded residencies.

See more events on our calendar: https://the-e-list.com/events/