Downtown Wallingford Events

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Wallingford Center Inc.

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.

Oakdale Theatre

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.

Lyman Orchards

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

Prime Club

Indoor climbing for all ages – clinics – events – team building. 340 Quinnipiac Street

On Track Karting Ultimate Indoor Racing

A 1,700-foot track and fleet of high-performance Sodi Karts. 984 North Colony Road

More Choices for Connecticut Arts, Theatres and Museums

Holiday Cinema Stadium 14

Wallingford’s new 14 screen multiplex cinema is less than two miles.

Choate’s Paul Mellon Arts Center

Guest Artists – Children’s Theater – Student productions and concerts – Gallery Exhibitions, all just 2 blocks away.

Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum

In Cheshire

Yale University Art Gallery

In New Haven

The Peabody Museum of Natural History

In New Haven

Wesleyan Center for the Arts

In Middletown

Outdoor Fun

Traditions Golf Club

Wallingford’s golf club also offers excellent dining and meeting facilities.

Blue Trail Shooting Range and Gun Store

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 Orchards and Lyman’s Golf in Middlefield

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.

Mt.Southington Ski Area

In Southington Less than twenty miles to our north.

Castleview Balloons

In Cheshire Hot air balloon rides by appointment.

Adventure Balloon

Hot air balloon rides by appointment.

Empower Zipline Canopy Tours

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.

The Greater New Haven Convention and Visitors Bureau

Our regional tourism bureau offers information on a wide range of attractions, events, and exhibits

Regional Attractions (within 25 – 50 miles):

B&R Stables

Horseback riding – by appointment only. Prospect, CT 203-758-5031

Dinosaur State Park

One of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America.

Lake Compounce

New England’s Family Theme Park and Connecticut’s Biggest Water Park.

Connecticut Historical Society

Museum exhibitions, library and genealogy school resources.

Connecticut Science Center

Planetarium shows, hands-on exhibits, and live animals.

Mark Twain House

Tour the beautifully restored home of Samuel Clements.

Connecticut Audubon Society

Offering riverboat eagle watch tours, hikes, and more.

Silver Sands State Park

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.

Hammonasset Beach and State Park

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.

Gillette Castle State Park

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.

Connecticut Steam Train and Riverboat

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.

New York City

Less than two hours away by train (from Wallingford or New Haven) or car.