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Fairfield Fireworks

July 2 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jennings Beach
880 South Benson Road, Fairfield

Come Celebrate Independence Day with an explosive Grucci Firework show. Fireworks explode just after dark, usually around 9:15 PM, from a barge off of Long Island Sound so the show can be seen easily from either Penfield or Jennings Beaches. Parking available for beach pass holders or limited parking $50 cash only.

Pequot Presents: Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story

June 21 @ 7:00 pm
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue, Southport

In this brilliantly argued 2018 documentary, director Robert Steven Williams and historian Richard “Deej” Webb have created a compelling argument that the town of Westport is the actual influence on The Great Gatsby. After the film, enjoy a discussion with the filmmakers as well as a book sale and signing of Webb’s latest work and companion piece to the film, Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Light refreshments served. Free and open to the…

Art Walk Fairfield

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Driftwood Farmhouse
1618 Post Road, Fairfield

Please join us for the first annual Art Walk in Fairfield on June 22nd! Come and see amazing art work at local stores and restaurants downtown Fairfield. There will be live music along the Art Walk route with food and drink to enjoy along the way. Please look for grey balloons along the Art Walk route to identify the stores and restaurants that are participating! We will also be hosting Art Walk Fairfield throughout the whole summer: July 27th, August…

History Bites Lunchtime Chat: Women and the American Revolution

June 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road, Fairfield

Dr. Elizabeth Rose, FMHC Library Director, will discuss how women contributed to and experienced the American Revolution. Learn about women who served as soldiers or spies, followed the army, and kept the homefront together, and what the Revolution meant to some of them. Please bring lunch, beverages and dessert are provided.

Fairfield Center Stage presents the Music Man

June 28 @ 7:30 pm - June 30 @ 9:30 pm
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road, Fairfield

Fairfield Center Stage presents the Music Man in concert for one weekend, June 28, 29, and 30th at Fairfield Museum Commons at Town Hall Center (behind Old Town Hall), 370 Beach Rd in Fairfield, CT 06824. The event will be presented with FREE general admission tickets to attendees thanks to our sponsors and donors. We will also be offering a VIP ticket tier that will include reserved seating and other perks. Local food trucks and concessions will be available before…

Fern Identification Workshop at CT Audubon

July 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
CT Audubon Society
2325 Burr Street, Fairfield

Learn to identify common local ferns at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield.   Fun fact: most of the ferns we see today first appeared about 45 million years ago—during the age of the dinosaurs. If you’d like to learn much more about ferns, join botanist Jim Cortina at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield for a workshop devoted to one of the oldest groups of plants on earth. Learn about ferns common to Connecticut and their life…

CT Challenge 2018

July 27 - July 28
CT Challenge
250 Pequot Avenue, Southport

Support the CT Challenge non profit organization and ride to build a bridge back to life, vibrancy, hope, optimism and strength for all who battle cancer. All the information to register, donate and ride can be found at the below.      

1750 Ogden House Tours

June 3 - September 30
The 1750 Ogden House
1520 Bronson Rd. Fairfield

SUNDAYS ONLY 1PM- 4PM David and Jane Sturges Ogden settled here after marrying in 1750. Museum Docents lead guided tours giving visitors fascinating information and tidbits on the history of the house, its intriguing two hearths, and the everyday tasks and chores that kept the Ogden family busy. The newly expanded Colonial Kitchen Garden is maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club and features shell paths and colonial-era plants. In addition, an apiary is nearby and Ogden House honey is produced…

The Culper Ring: The Spies of George Washington

May 19 - November 1
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road, Fairfield

Find out how history is interpreted in various media, from graphic novels to historical drama on television. Kirk Manley, graphic artist for the exhibition Culper Ring: The Spies of George Washington  has a series of graphic novel-style panels that tell the dramatic story of the spy ring that operated between New York City, Long Island, and Fairfield during the Revolutionary War. Manley’s new graphic novel will also be available for purchase in the Museum Shop!This exhibition is supported by CT Humanities.