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 (Sat.) – Rockville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event will be a family friendly party with activities, live music and information tables for local nonprofits and town departments. 10:30-12:30 at the librry.

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

2 (Sun.) – CT Trails Day: Rediscover the Valley Falls Braille Trail led by Vernon Park & Rec, 9-11 a.m. Learn more.

2 (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.

2 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Program “The Tankerhoosen Valley – Vernon’s Quiet Valley” with BOB HURD. 2 p.m. Learn more.

8 (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. Learn more.

9 (Sun.) – ‘Vernon’s Quiet Valley’ Bus Tour will supplement BOB HURD’s June 2 talk. 1 p.m. Learn more.


2 (Tue.) – July In The Sky, Annual Fireworks Display in Rockville, 6-11 p.m. Rain date: July 9. Learn more.

24-27 (Wed.-Sat.) – Vernon Summer Days Carnival at the former Connecticut Golf Land.


18 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls’ ‘Artists Day At The Farm,’ 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. featuring art, music and history.


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, 1 p.m. Details to follow.

29 (Sun.) – Arts Center East presents ‘Poetry Rocks! featuring Jim Finnegan and others. 3 p.m.


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.

Making Vernon Special