Local Events

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Farmer’s Markets

Chester Sunday Market: Located at the town center of Chester. Starting June 16 through October 13, the market is open weekly on Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

East Haddam Farmers’ Market: Located at Ballek’s Garden Center, 90 Maple Avenue in East Haddam. June through September, the market is open weekly on Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ivoryton Farmer’s Market: Located on the Ivoryton Green, next to the Ivoryton Playhouse (103 Main Street). Starting June 22 through September 28, the market is open weekly on Saturday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You’ll find Connecticut grown local produce, as well as enjoy live music every week.

Old Saybrook Farmer’s Market: Located at 210 Main Street in Old Saybrook. From June 29 through October 31, the market is open on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Westbrook Farmer’s Market: Located at the Tanger Outlets at 314 Flat Rock Place in Westbrook. June through October, the market is open weekly on Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer Concert Series

Deep River Summer Concert Series “Music and a Meal”: Weekly concerts through August 8 take place at Plattwood Park, The Stone House, or Town Landing. If rainy, concerts move to the Deep River Town Hall Auditorium at 174 Main Street. Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. (FREE!) Due to rotating weekly locations and different bands, please view the flyer.

Essex Parks & Recreation Summer Concert Series: Located at the Ivoryton Green or the Essex Town Green on Main Street. Join your friends and family for a fun filled evening of music. Starting June 25 through August 14, concerts are Tuesday or Wednesday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (FREE!) Check the website for days and locations.

The Company of Fifers and Drummers Summer Concert Series: Located on the grounds of the Museum of Fife and Drum at 62 North Main Street in Ivoryton. During July and August, weekly concerts take place on Tuesday evenings 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Rain or shine.) Hot dogs and hamburgers available for a nominal fee. For more information regarding the schedule, contact Ken Avery (860) 790-0654.

Thursdays on the Dock: Located at the Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street in Essex. Starting July 11 through September 5, enjoy weekly concerts while overlooking the scenic Essex Harbor on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cash Bar and Porky Pete’s BBQ available.

Old Saybrook Summer Concert Series: Pack a picnic, bring some chairs and enjoy an evening of great music at the Old Saybrook Town Green on Main Street. Through August 21, concerts take place Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Also enjoy five Friday evening concerts at Harvey’s Beach at 7 p.m. (FREE!)

Westbrook Summer Concert Series: Located at Westbrook Town Green at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 153. From July 5 through September 6, concerts are held every Friday. July concert times are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In August, the concert times are 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (FREE!)

Historical Societies

Chester Museum at the Mill: Located at 9 West Main Street in Chester. Through October, the museum is open Saturday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (FREE!) For an appointment, call (860) 526-5781, or visit their website.

East Haddam Historical Society & Museum: Located at 264 Town Street in East Haddam. Through Columbus Day, the museum is open every Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 per adult; children under 12 are free. For an appointment, call (860) 873-3944, or visit their website.

Hart House of the Old Saybrook Historical Society: Located at 350 Main Street in Old Saybrook.   Through September 1, the house is open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Frank Stevenson Archives are open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ($5 donation non-members) For an appointment, visit their website or call (860) 395-1635.

Pratt House Museum of the Essex Historical Society: Located at 19 West Avenue in Essex. Through September, the house is open for tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (FREE!) For an appointment, call (860) 767-0681, or visit their website.

The Stone House of the Deep River Historical Society: Located at 245 Main Street in Deep River. During July and August, open Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 860-526-1449; email the  organization at info@deepriverhistoricalsociety.org or visit their website.

Westbrook Historical Society Museum: Located at 1196 Boston Post Road in Westbrook. The museum is open Wednesday 9 a.m. to noon. (FREE!) For an appointment, please call 860-399-7473, or visit their website.