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Upcoming Events in Essex Connecticut


March

14 - 3 The Beauty Queen of Leenane - A dark comdey by Martin McDonagh. A mother and daughter use any method they can to hilariously irritate and manipulate each other.

Address: Ivoryton Playhouse , Essex, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 767-7318 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ivorytonplayhouse.com
Fee: $23 & $29.

9 Carmella's Comedy Night - Stand-up comedy featuring headlining comics from New York City's top comedy clubs as well as local talent.

Address: Ivoryton Playhouse , Essex, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 767-7318 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ivorytonplayhouse.com
Fee: $30.

April

21 - 7 The Tale of the Allergist's Wife - A comedy about a middle-aged upper West Side doctor's wife who is suffering from a mild-life crisis of Medea-like proportion.

Address: Ivoryton Playhouse , Essex, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 767-7318 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ivorytonplayhouse.com
Fee: $23 & $29.

13 Carmella's Comedy Night - Stand-up comedy featuring headlining comics from New York City's top comedy clubs as well as local talent.

Address: Ivoryton Playhouse , Essex, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 767-7318 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ivorytonplayhouse.com
Fee: $30.

May

25 - 12 Gypsy - Story about the ultimate stage mother, when Vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born.

Address: Ivoryton Playhouse , Essex, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 767-7318 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ivorytonplayhouse.com
Fee: $23 & $29.

4 Shad Festival - Celebrate the state's fish with demonstrations on boning, cooking, fly-tying, casting, children's crafts, talks, films and exhibits, on the history, culture and lore of the American shad.

Address: Connecticut River Museum , Essex, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 767-8269 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ctrivermuseum.org
Fee: Museum admission.

June

29 - 30 Mack the Knife, the Life and Music of Bobby Darin - A musical tribute to Bobby Darin featuring his performances at the Copa Cabana and Vegas.

Address: Ivoryton Playhouse , Essex, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 767-7318 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ivorytonplayhouse.com

7 - 9 14th Annual Hot Steamed Jazz Festival - Traditional jazz, ragtime, and dixieland bands perform in various places on the grounds of the Valley Railroad, food vendors.

Address: Essex Steam Train , Essex, Connecticut
Ph: (800) 348-0003 (Always call and confirm events)

July

4 22nd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show - Beautifully preserved and restored wooden boats displayed in the water and on land. Riverside setting with displays, book sales, other activities.

Address: Connecticut River Museum , Essex, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 767-8269 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ctrivermuseum.org
Fee: Free.

August

3 14th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair - Juried show with 80 exhibitors, food gazebo with homemade items.

Address: Town Green , Essex, Connecticut
Ph: (860) 434-0751 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride

Ride in 1920's coaches pulled by an authentic steam locomotive. Then, board the river boat Becky Thatcher and cruise along the Connecticut River. Gift shop, snack shop, special events. Dinner train (May-Oct.)

Essex, CT Excursions

Griswold Inn

1776 inn with an outstanding art collection, riverboat decor, furnished with antiques. 31 rooms with private bath (14 suites, eight with fireplace)

Essex, CT Lodging

Connecticut River Museum

Housed in an 1878 Steamboat Dock warehouse located on the waterfront, the museum tells the Connecticut River Valley story in four galleries, with a working reproduction of the American Turtle, America?

Essex, CT Museums

Historic Villages of Essex

The historic villages of Essex (Centerbrook, Essex & Ivroyton)

Essex, CT Historic Districts


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