Candlewood Lake is teeming with activity during the summer.  But there is so much more to do than go to the beach or out on a boat!  This area is rich in culture and activities for people of all ages.  Here are just a few upcoming area events, listed by town:


Young Farmers Playgroup
Tuesdays 10am – noon
Unstructured fun on the farm – pet goats, chase a chicken, play on the swing set, make new friends
$5 suggested donation – Children under 12 with an adult (maximum of 3 kids per adult)
Children under 1 free
Happy Acres Farm
2 Taber Road, Sherman

Town Hall Meeting – Taxpayer Update with Sen. McLachlan and Rep. Smith
July 6
6:30pm to 8pm
The legislators will explain the recently approved state budget and its impact on our towns
Sherman Emergency Services Facility (Firehouse) Charter Hall, 1 Route 39 North, Sherman

Sherman Chamber Ensemble 2016 Signature Summer Concert Series
July 9 – Journey Across Europe
August 13 – Sweet Diversions with Mozart
September 3 – Mendelssohn’s Quintet and Vivaldi Hurdy Gurdy
Mauweehoo Clubhouse, Sherman, CT
General Admission $30, Seniors & Students $25; lawn tickets available at the door for $10 (byo chair/blanket)
Reservations strongly recommended

Sherman Historical Society Family Day
Featuring “Mario the Magician”
July 16
$25 family/$10 individual


New Fairfield

Annual Pancake Breakfast
July 4
7am – 9am
$6 adults, $4 children under 10, Children under 2 free
New Fairfield Senior Center
Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 42

Annual Independence Day Parade
July 4
New Fairfield Town Center to Memorial Field
Hosted by the New Fairfield Lions Club

Family Movie Nights at Memorial Field
Friday, July 15
Disney’s “Inside Out”
Bring family & friends and blankets & chairs
Movie will start at dusk with arrival time of 6:45pm
Inclement weather – contact NF Parks & Rec at 203-312-5633

Day At The Beach – Kayak/Paddleboard Day
July 19
10am – 1pm
Open to New Fairfield Residents
New Fairfield Town Park
Hosted by NF Parks & Rec, The Ski Haus, and Candlewood Stand Up Paddleboard

New Fairfield Lions Olde Tyme Carnival
July 19 – 23
5pm – 10pm
Consolidated School


New Milford

Inaugural Harrybrooke Hog Wild Hustle 5K mud and trail run
July 9
9am to 1pm
Harrybrooke Park & Lover’s Leap State Park, 100 Still River Drive, New Milford
Registration required
860-799-6520 (Bill Buckbee)

Village Fair Days
July 29-30
10am to 10pm
New Milford Village Green
Admission free
Sponsored by the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce


The New Milford Rotary Club Annual Charity Golf Tournament – The Jim Faure Memorial
August 24
9am to 6pm
$165 per golfer, includes lunch, hors d’oeuvres and dinner
Fairview Farms Golf Club
Pre-register, or Katy Francis at 860-354-7137 or



Musicals at Richter presents:
“Footloose, The Musical”
July 1 – 16
“Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
July 22 – August6
Purchase tickets at

Fairy Tale Theater at Richter presents:
The Little Mermaid, July 2
Snow White, July 9
Little Red Riding Hood & Stone Soup, July 16
Peter Pan, July 23
The hour-long, interactive presentations feature a case of young performers, a related craft activity, birthday celebrations, audience participation and a visit with Mother Goose!
Presented on the Grounds of Wooster School (moved indoors in case of inclement weather)
Grounds open at 10:30am, show at 11am
$5 tickets at the door

Summerstage at Danbury Fair – Kids Club
Tuesdays, July 12- August 9
10am – 12pm
Center Court

Summerstage at Danbury Fair – Concert Series
Wednesdays, 7/13 to 8/3
6:30 – 8:30pm
L.L. Bean Parking Lot

Bacon & Brew Fest
July 16 (rain date July 17)
3pm – 9pm
City Center Green

Country Music n’ Food Truck Rally
August 6
3pm – 10pm
Danbury Green

A Taste of Greater Danbury
September 10, 12pm – 10pm
September 11, 12pm – 7pm
Danbury Green



John DeMille 51st Annual Firecracker 8K Road Race
July 4
Start at Bethel Municipal Center, finish on School Street
8am – Kids Mini Cracker Races, 3-9 years old
9am – 8K road race
Registration required – go to
Fees: $30; Kids $5; 60+ Racers $20
Sponsored by Bethel Parks & Recreation

Bethel BeerFest
Featuring live music, food trucks, and beer
July 15
6:30pm to 9pm
Bethel Municipal Center Lawn
Tickets $25

Bethel SummerFest
Featuring SplashFest on the Lawn of the Municipal Center, a StreetFest on PT Barnum Square with games, music and vendors, Sidewalk Sales along Greenwood Ave, and kids entertainers on the Lawn of the library
July 16
11am to 4pm
Downtown Bethel
$10 per wristband

Steak Roast and Taste of Bethel
August 24
6pm – 9pm
Bennett Memorial Park