Spring Festivals, Flowers & Family Fun Last Updated: March 2022
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 through May 11.
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 on April 2 for the Daffodil Day in Mystic.
Classic Gardens in Washington
The Hollister House & Garden located in Washington Opening Weekend is April 22-23. 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 24 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
Springtime on the Farm in North Haven
Attend the Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival on April 30 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 30-May 1. 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 on May 6-7, featuring premium exhibitors, rare and unusual plants, and demonstrations.
Cheer for spring at the Dogwood Festival at Fairfield's Greenfield Hill, May 7-8, a community celebration of food, flowers, and fun.
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.
Spend a day in Hartford during the annual Hartford Blooms Garden Tours on June 4, June 5, June 7, June 11, or June 12. The tours offer spectacular views of the city, historic sites, gardens, and the Connecticut River.