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Spring Festivals, Flowers & Family Fun

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.

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 21.

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 1-May 7.

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.

Daffodils at the Homestead

Come see thousands of blooming daffodils and enjoy the day's activities, including open-hearth cooking in the Colonial kitchen, tours of the historic 302-year-old Denison manor house in Mystic.

Classic Gardens in Washington

The Hollister House & Garden located in Washington opening day is April 21. Celebrate springtime with a new season in the gardens.

Blossoms in the City

This year's New Haven Although New Haven's Cherry Blossom Festival takes place April 16 and commemorates the planting of 73 cherry trees in 1973. Featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts, and a great range of food.

Daffodils on the Estate

Spend a day outdoors with nature activities, scavenger hunt, and exploring the grounds of the historic Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown during the annual Daffodil Day on April 23.

Springtime on the Farm in North Haven

Attend the Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival on April 29 in North Haven, an agricultural and educational experience for all that was started in 1909 by the Connecticut Sheep Breeders Association. Learn about sheep farming and items produced by small farms and businesses, including fiber, tools, soaps, dyes, finished goods, local cheese, and more.

Daffodils in Meriden

Delight in springtime and 600,000 blooming daffodils at the Daffodils Festival in Meriden's Hubbard Park during the festival weekend on April 29-30. It's a festival of fun for the entire family, with arts and crafts, live music, fireworks, carnival rides, a parade, a food tent, and more.

Spring in the Farmington Valley

Farmington's Hill-Stead Museum hosts the annual May Market, May 5-7, featuring premium exhibitors, rare and unusual plants, and demonstrations.

Fairfield's Dogwoods

Cheer for spring at the Dogwood Festival at Fairfield's Greenfield Hill, May 13-14, a community celebration of food, flowers, and fun.

Killingly Springs Alive

The Killingly Spring Fest on May 13 has Davis Park blooming with activities, along with a 5K Road Race.

Pick Your Own Tulips

In Preston, the Wicked Tulips Flower Farm invite guest to bring our your own bouquet of tulips. Enjoy a spring day outdoors at the historic farm beginning in May.

Hartford Blooms

Spend June 3-4 in Hartford during the annual Hartford Blooms Garden Tours. The tours offer spectacular views of the city, historic sites, gardens, and the Connecticut River.

Madison's Going Daffodils

Follow the trail through downtown and around the shoreline.  Enjoy Madison as the town wakes up for Spring.

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