Vernon Events

This is a listing of upcoming events in the area sponsored by our Vernon Volunteer Organizations as well as other Vernon events of general interest.

Details of many of the events can be found on our Making Vernon Special MeetUp Page. The ‘Learn more’ link will take you to the event listing.


6 (Fri.) – “Detroit ’67” by the Dionysus Theater Company at Arts Center East begins on this date and continues through September 21. Playwright Dominique Morisseau reimagines the Detroit of her parents’ generation and the riots that began on a Sunday in 1967. Learn more.

9 (Mon.) – Vernon Volunteers’ Cooperative Participants Meeting, 9 a.m.

13 (Fri.) – ‘The Making of the Movie Gettysburg’ with PATRICK FALCI at the New England Civil War Museum. 7 p.m. Learn more.

14 (Sat.) – Vernon Greenways Volunteers ‘Bug Day’ – a tour of the Rail Trail looking for a possible infestation of the Asian Longhorned Beetle and he Spotted Lanternfly, 9 a.m. Learn more.

16 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club September Program: “Gifts From The Garden,” an auction of flavored salts or vinegars, fresh and dried herbs, flowers, vegetables and baked goods. 7-9 p.m.

22 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Program at 2 p.m. “The Longview Express – A History Mystery” presented by Greff Gunn who has been researching an Ellington Avenue trolley in Rockville. Learn more.

22 (Sun.) – Northern CT Land Trust Annual Meeting and Program.

28 (Sat.) – Vernon Community Day at Route 30 Public Works. Details to follow.

28 (Sat.) – Talcottville, Talcott Ravine and Vernon Rail Trail history, geology and archeology walk, 1 p.m.

29 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls Annual Meeting and Program. State Historian, Walt Woodward’s “Band of Steady Habits,” will provide a lively test of the acoustics in the basement of the Red Barn! 1 p.m.


5 (Sat.) – Vernon Conservation Commission’s Vernon Riffle Bioassessment By Volunteers, 9-2.

6 (Sun.) – Stickney Hill Preserve Hike in Rockville led by the Manchester Land Conservation Trust, 1 p.m. on Pleasant Street. Learn more.

19 (Sat.) – Strong Family Farm Annual Harvest Festival, 10-2. Scarecrow contest, children’s activities.

20 (Sun.) – Northern CT Land Trust fall foliage hike at Valley Falls Park and along Railroad Brook gorge on the Trusts’ Andrew Webster Knapp property, 9 a.m. Learn more.

21 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club October Program: “Get the Biggest Bang From Your Floral Dollar”, Bob Musca, Broad Brook Gardens. 7-9 p.m.


2 (Sat.) – The New England Civil War Museum will hold tours at 7 and 8 p.m. with costumed guides taking the roles of Civil War veterans. Details to follow.

11 (Mon.) – Vernon Volunteers’ Cooperative Participants Meeting, 9 a.m.

18 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club November Program: “Create A Holiday Centerpiece” led by VGC members. 7-9 p.m.

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