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.


1 (Fri.) – “A Doll’s House, Part 2” by the Dionysus Theater Company at Arts Center East begins on this date and continues through May 10. Learn more.

2 (Sat.) – Friends of Valley Falls “The Birds Of Valley Falls,” a bird walk led by Denise Anamani. 7:30 a.m. CANCELLED

2 (Sat.) – Civil War Day Camp at the Strong Family Farm. For children ages 8 to 13. 9:30 to 2:30. $10. POSTPONED UNTIL FALL. Learn more.

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

3 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls “Rocks, Railroad & Industry Walk,” a geology and history walk led by Don Sierakowski. He will take us on a jaunt through the historic parts of Valley Falls Park discussing the history of the area, the cotton mill, the coming of the railroads, and the rock formations of the valley. 1 p.m. CANCELLED

3 (Sun.) – Arts Center East Concert Series with Judy Handler & Mark Levesque. Experience an exuberant celebration of cultures with this exceptional program of music from around the world for guitars and mandolin. 3-5 p.m. Donations welcome. POSTPONED Learn more.

9 (Sat.) – Northern CT Land Trust Canoe and Kayak Paddle of Upper Bolton Lake., 9 a.m. Learn more.

9 (Sat.) – Vernon Garden Club’s Spring Plant Sale at Vernon Center Middle School, 7-10:30 a.m. POSTPONED Learn more.

10 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls ‘Wildflowers Walk’ led by Ginny Gingras. 1 p.m. CANCELLED

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

18 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club’s “Farming Methods in Modern Times” with Seth Bahler of Oakridge Dairy in Ellington. 7-9 p.m. CANCELLED Learn more.

24 (Sun.) – Talcottville Memorial Day Parade to Mt. Hope Cemetery’s Civil War Monument, 8:30 a.m. assemble, 9 a.m.


6 (Sat.) – The Vernon Chorale’s, ‘A Choral Tapestry’ will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m. CANCELLED Learn more.

7 (Sun.) – CT Trails Day: Manchester Land Conservation Trust Risley Park Hike, 1-3 p.m. SUSAN BARLOW leads this 3.3 mile hike to the Box Mountain Ridge. Rain or shine. Learn more.

7 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society’s “Rockville High School: 150 Years of Excellence” with Jean Luddy. 2 p.m. Learn more.

13 (Sat.) – CT Open House Day In Vernon. Open House and special events at Strong Family Farm, the New England Civil War Museum, Valley Falls Farm and the Vernon Historical Society. This is your chance to visit the places you’ve always meant to visit. For the whole family.

17 (Wed.) – Strong Farm opens its Farm Stand for the season. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Free ice cream for all our visitors. Learn more.

21 (Sun.) – CARLTON YOUNG will talk about his book based on letters of two Civil War Veterans at the New England Civil War Museum. 3 p.m.

28 (Sun.) – Strong Farm 5k Chicken Run, 7:30 a.m. – Events for kids and adults. Learn more.


1 (Tue.) – July In The Sky, Annual Fireworks Display in Rockville, 6-11 p.m.


4 (Tue.) – National Night Out, 5-8 p.m. in Rockville. St. Bernard Church parking lot in Downtown Rockville.

7-9 (Fri.-Sun.) – Tolland County 4-H Fair at TCAC. Learn more.

16 (Sun.) – Strong Family Farm’s Dog Days of Summer – a dog-friendly day on the farm. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn more.

30 (Sun.) – Bolton Farmers Market including NECWM displays. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


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

27 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls Annual Meeting and Program. Program to be announced. 1 p.m.


3 (Sat.) – Bolton’s 300th Anniversary Parade, 1 p.m.

3-4 (Sat.-Sun.) – Revolutionary War Reenactment as part of Bolton’s 300th Anniversary. Heritage Farm.

16 (Fri.) – ‘General AP Hill’s West Point Years’ with PATRICK FALCI at the New England Civil War Museum. 7 p.m.

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

17 (Sat.) – Vernon Seniorhood Fair, VCMS, 9:30-2. Products and services for adults and seniors.

24 (Sat.) – New England Civil War Museum’s Civil War Candlelight Tour, 7 or 8 p.m.


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

Making Vernon Special