Downtown Wallingford Events
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Sponsored events throughout the year:
- Flashback annual Oldies Dinner Dance
- Free Friday brown bag lunch with music on the town green June through August
- Summer music concerts under the stars on Wednesday nights, July through August
- Saturday morning local gardeners market, July to September
- Celebrate Wallingford Festival, the first weekend in October
- Season of Celebrations – All of downtown joins Mr. & Mrs. Santa and their elves for caroling, food and other fun activities the first weekend in December
Memorial Day Parade
Come enjoy the sites and sounds of an old-fashioned parade. Sit on our front porch and watch the parade pass by.
Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre. “The Oakdale is New England’s newest and largest theatre. The innovative design has garnered raves from artists and audiences alike…making it the premier live entertainment venue in Connecticut.” Don’t worry about a long drive home after the show; spend the night in one of our B&B suites and start off the next day with a full breakfast. Please go to their site for up to date listings.
Fruitful Fun for All! Located at the junction of Routes 147 and 157 in Middlefield, 20 minutes away.
- Strawberry Fest, June
- Jaguar Club Car Show, June
- Berry Fest, July
- Lyman’s Clambake, August
- Peach Fest, August
- Sunflower Maze, July – August 28 weather permitting
- Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Peaches, Apples, Pumpkins. Call hotline for details: 860-349-6015
- Corn Maze, September – October
Local Wallingford Fun Spots
Indoor climbing for all ages – clinics – events – team building. 340 Quinnipiac Street
A 1,700-foot track and fleet of high-performance Sodi Karts. 984 North Colony Road
More Choices for Connecticut Arts, Theatres and Museums
Wallingford’s new 14 screen multiplex cinema is less than two miles.
Guest Artists – Children’s Theater – Student productions and concerts – Gallery Exhibitions, all just 2 blocks away.
In New Haven
In New Haven
Wallingford’s golf club also offers excellent dining and meeting facilities.
In Durham, about five miles away.
Wharton Brook State Park
For a walk, picnic, swimming, and fishing less than three miles away.
Sleeping Giant State Park
In Hamden is known as one of Connecticut’s best places for fall foliage leaf peeping – five miles away.
Lyman’s professionally designed Golf Course and Golf Academy- ranked among CT’s top ten Public Golf Courses. Pick your own fresh produce. Deli and farm market – Corn maze – Hay rides and ponies – 1000+ acres of wonderful views – seven miles away.
In Southington Less than twenty miles to our north.
In Cheshire Hot air balloon rides by appointment.
Hot air balloon rides by appointment.
Located in Portland, CT
New Haven, Connecticut
Located just 10 miles away, our inn is a great place to stay for any New Haven event. We are close enough, yet away from the big city feel.
Our regional tourism bureau offers information on a wide range of attractions, events, and exhibits
Regional Attractions (within 25 – 50 miles):
Horseback riding – by appointment only. Prospect, CT 203-758-5031
One of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America.
New England’s Family Theme Park and Connecticut’s Biggest Water Park.
Museum exhibitions, library and genealogy school resources.
Planetarium shows, hands-on exhibits, and live animals.
Tour the beautifully restored home of Samuel Clements.
Offering riverboat eagle watch tours, hikes, and more.
Family friendly beach and a pirate’s island just off shore. The island is Charles Island connected to the mainland by a sand/gravel bar submerged at high tide. Captain Kidd is reputed to have buried his treasure on the island in 1699.
On Long Island Sound. Just one of many state park/beaches by the state of Connecticut. Hammonasset Beach is, in fact, the largest beach owned by the state of Connecticut.
Hiking trails and a castle to boot (no pun intended.) Built by actor/director/playwright William Gillette, with many unique and creative touches. Grounds open year-round. castle open memorial day weekend to Columbus Day.
Take a ride during the fall foliage, or have you ever wanted to experience an Agatha Christie-like Murder Mystery Train Ride? October offers Fright Train, December brings the Santa Special and North Pole Express, Day Out With Thomas is in May. Oodles to do here.
Less than two hours away by train (from Wallingford or New Haven) or car.