Unsure of what to do this weekend to pass the time? Consider paying a visit to any of these events, festivals, shows and celebrations taking place on July 28th and 29th.
Connecticut Wine Festival
What: A celebration of Connecticut’s wine industry. Features live music, handicrafts, other activities, and, of course, wine sampling from the best the state has to offer.
When: July 28, 12 PM – 7 PM. July 29, 12 PM – 6 PM.
Where: Goshen Fairgrounds (click here for directions)
Admission: $30 (Designated Driver and Under 21: $10. Children 6 and under are free)
More Details: http://www.ctwine.com/index.php?wine_festival
Irish Music Festival
What: A show presenting some of the best international Irish rock bands, including Unforgettable Fire, McLean Avenue Band, Keltic Kick, and Shilelagh Law. Also features food, the St. Patrick's Pipe Band and a children's area.
When: July 27 – July 29 (Opening and closing times vary by day. Click here for more information)
Where: Irish American Home Society, 132 Commerce St., Glastonbury, CT 06033
Admission: $10 (Seniors: $9. Children under 10: free)
More Details: http://irishmusicfest.com/Festival_Information.html or call 860-633-9691
Family Day at the Carousel
What: The Bushnell Park Carousel celebrates its 9th birthday with free rides, cake and punch, plus face painters, jugglers and other enterainment.
When: July 28, 11 AM to 5 PM
Where: New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010
More Details: www.thecarouselmuseum.org or call (860) 585-5411
Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra
What: Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra, a 10-vocalist rock band, will recreate the Brit Rock of the 70s with covers of Queen, The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and more.
When: July 29, 7 PM
Where: 40 Griffin Road North, Windsor, CT, 06095
More Details: https://summerwind.primetix.com/Tickets/?perfid=5
Ray Gonzalez Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival
What: This sixth annual event offers an evening of impeccable Latin music from talented international artists, free and outdoors.
When: July 28, 5 PM – 10 PM
Where: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06016
More Details: http://www.riverfront.org/events/performances/
Market En Plein Air
What: The Florence Griswold Museum becomes host to a French country market, with 28 vendors selling everything from organic fruits and vegetables to flowers to breads to fine cheeses.
When: July 28, 9 AM – 3 PM
Where: 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Admission: Free (admission to the museum reduced to $5)
More Details: www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org
Jazz and Blues Extravaganza
What: With headliners such as the Galvanized Jazz Band, the Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band, the Midiri Brothers Septet and more, this festival promises excellent music and dancing for all audiences.
When: July 28, 3 PM – 12 AM
Where: Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450
Admission: $35 (Obtain tickets in advance via 800-HOT-EVENT)
More Details: http://www.courant.com/entertainment/music-reviews/hc-riffs-jazz-0726-20120726,0,2876557.story