Awesome 2013 Summer Arts & Stage Festivals in Connecticut

39th Annual Clinton Bluefish Festival: July 19. Clinton Town Hall, Clinton. Arts and crafts, carnival rides, food, entertainment, music, and a car show.

Artzfest: July 22-23. Thomaston, Indoor and outdoor vendors and various activities. Free.

Barnum Festival: through June 30. Various locations in Bridgeport. (203) 367-8495, A series of parades, kids activities, fireworks, concerts and more, all celebrating the city of Bridgeport and its legacy.

Capital Classics Shakespeare Festival — A Winter's Tale: July 25-Aug. 11. University of Saint Joseph College, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, (860) 231-5555,

Connecticut Irish Festivals Feis and Agricultural Fair: June 22-23. North Haven Fairgrounds, Washington Ave. (Rte. 5), North Haven, (203) 469-3080, Irish step-dancing, live music, Irish sports for kids, petting zoo and more.

Fairfield County Irish Festival: June 14-16. Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield, All things Irish, including music, step dancing, food, Gaelic football, vendors, crafts and more.

Festival! Stratford: July 31-Aug. 4. Grounds of American Festival Theatre, 1850 Elm Street, Stratford. A celebration of theater, arts and music with workshops, vendors, a theater camp and more.



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