Spring is in the air! Celebrate springtime and the warmer weather with a visit to one of the state’s many seasonal festivals and events this April and May. Gather the family and friends for a joyous outing – it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy springtime in Connecticut! From flowers and farms to crafts and music, fun activities around the state abound! Here are some ideas of how to explore and celebrate Connecticut this season.
Blossoms in the City
Although New Haven’s Cherry Blossom Festival in Wooster Square will not take place this year, you can still stroll the park to witness the beauty of the cherry blossoms and enjoy the local restaurants and boutiques.
Bridgeport in Bloom
Come see over 40,000 snowdrops, crocus, daffodils, tulips, alliums and other bulbs bloom in sequence at Bridgeport’s colorful Colorblends House & Spring Garden, from April 2 through May 16.
Daffodils in Meriden
Although there is no Festival this April, Hubbard Park is open to the public and all are encouraged to drive through and view April’s thousands of blooming daffodils.
Springtime on the Farm in North Haven
This year, the annual Connecticut Sheep, Wood, & Fiber Festival will be virtual on April 24 with vendors, workshops, and a fleece sale.
Classic Gardens in Washington
The Hollister House & Garden located in Washington Opening Weekend is April 23. Celebrate springtime with a new season in the gardens.
Flowers as Art
While the annual Fine Art & Flowers will not take place this year, a selection of floral displays bloom in the galleries during the month of May during Wadsworth Atheneum’s May Flowers. Enjoy live music on Sundays.
Explore The Last Green Valley
The annual Spring Outdoors connects you to lands, waters, and trails in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor, including some properties not normally accessible to the public. Enjoy interesting features and stories from the Spring Equinox on March 20 until the Summer Solstice on June 20.
Spring in the Farmington Valley
Farmington’s Hill-Stead Museum hosts the annual May Market on April 30-May 2, featuring premium exhibitors, rare and unusual plants, and demonstrations.
A Garden of Glass in Bridgeport
View a display of brillantly colored glass artwork in the exhibition, DAZZLE: A Garden of Glass at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. The exhibit includes 500 glass pieces displayed in the Victorian Greenhouse from March 6 through April 6.
Pick Your Own Daffodils
Beginning in April, the Halfinger Farm located in Higganum allows visitors to pick your own daffodils. Spend an afternoon outside while picking your own flowers.
Spend a day or a few days in Hartford during the annul Hartford Blooms Heritage Tours in early June.