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February 2017

CT River Eco-Excursion: Eagle Viewing by Train

February 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - February 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
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One event on February 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

The Essex Steam Train, One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States

The Eagle Flyer rides again! Enjoy stunning views of the tranquil winter landscape and wildlife as this 2.5 hour eco-trip runs along the Connecticut River.

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July 2017

Free

Mahogany Memories: Antique & Classic Boat Show

July 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

This annual event at the docks at the Foot of Main showcases gorgeous classic boats. A fun day for classic boat fans and a gorgeous spot to take it all in!

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October 2017

Book Signing/Meet the Author

October 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Caryn Davis, local author and photographer, in collaboration with Pequot Globe and essayist Eric Lehman, has created a stunning book capturing the festive spirit of a New England-style Christmas. The Griswold Inn is proud to be included in this magical holiday tour which highlights iconic Connecticut places and classic traditions that surround this warm and wonderful time of year.

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November 2018

First Thursdays in Essex

November 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Connecticut Christmas Carol

November 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Terris Theatre, 33 North Main Street
Chester, CT 06412 United States

The musical, A Connecticut Christmas Carol based on Dickens' holiday classic, is playing at The Terris Theatre/Goodspeed at Chester select dates in December. The Gris is happy to be highlighted in one of the stage sets of this wonderful production! Now through December 24th we're featuring a special overnight package which includes tickets! Stay & Play ~ A Connecticut Christmas.

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April 2019

The Great Americans

April 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 2, 2019

Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT, CT 06371 United States

The Great Americans, currently on exhibit at the Florence Griswold Museum through May 2nd, is composed of 32 seven-foot portraits created by Jac Lahav. The series was inspired by a 2005 documentary on the Discovery Channel, The Great American. Don't miss this amazing exhibit. A stunning and important show that could easily hold its own in any museum - small or large: we have the good fortune to have it just across the River, a 10-minute drive. Apart from this…

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May 2019

Goodspeed Musicals

May 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 20, 2019

Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06426 United States

The Music Man is now playing at the award-winning Goodspeed Opera House. For reservations, 860.873.8668. Check out our "Stay & Play" Package and save!

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CT Spring Boat Show

May 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - May 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Safe Harbor Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

This show always feel like a seasonal kick-off of sorts - despite the weather! From dinghies to yachts, all manner of watercraft is available to buy, or just dream about! Lots of other associated activities on and off "The Island" Visit  CT Spring Boat Show for more.

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Burning of the Ships Day + Parade

May 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

The Commemoration Day Parade, affectionately known by many as the Losers' Day Parade, is a local favorite and draws visitors from all over to view the festive spectacle. It commemorates the British Raid on Essex during the War of 1812 when the British burned 27 ships in Essex Harbor. Parade step off is at 2:00 from the Essex Town Hall and is led by the Essex Sailing Masters of 1812. Events continue on the docks and lawn at the Connecticut River…

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July 2019

Alfresco Dining

Party Alfresco!

July 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Essex Village, Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

That’s the call to action for the Essex Board of Trade’s 2019 summer event on Main Street in Essex Village. Experience Essex on Thursday – alfresco shopping, patio dining, live music, art, strolling, socializing and more. Participating shops will stay open until 8pm featuring fashion parties, discounts, and festive bites and sips! The village’s charming patios, decks and docks – Abby’s Place, Olive Oyl’s Cuisine, The Griswold Inn, and The Connecticut River Museum – will highlight spirted libations and special…

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November 2019

Girls Night Out in Essex

Girls’ Night Out in Essex

November 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Griswold Inn Wine Bar, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Expect a spirited night of shopping and socializing throughout town and enjoy 20% off most items at Goods & Curiosities ~ The Griswold Inn Store. It's a great opportunity to get a head start on holiday shopping, whether for gift-giving or decorating your home, tree or self! In order to receive the discount with us, or with any other participating merchant, you must be an e-list subscriber. It's free! Visit the-e-list for more! We're also offering 1/2 price wine by…

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