Stamford, Connecticut is a bustling city filled with events and activities for people of all ages and interests. From food festivals to outdoor concerts, there’s always something going on in this vibrant city. Each year, Stamford hosts a number of annual events for locals to come together and celebrate.
Whether you’ve been living in Stamford all your life, thinking about test driving a new city and renting an apartment, or possibly even relocating and buying a home in Stamford, the annual events in Stamford are not to be missed. They provide a glimpse into the rich culture and history of the city, while also offering a chance to experience some of the best food, music, and entertainment the area has to offer. We asked Stamford residents and local businesses to share their favorite annual event and here’s why they love it.
1) Don’t miss the bag sale at The Friends Book Shop
The Friends Book Shop offers a really fun bag sale event twice a year. For $10/bag customers can fill it to the brim with books of their choice. This event occurs in June and October. The Friends Book Shop is located inside the main Ferguson Library downtown as well as in the Harry Bennett branch on Vine Road. They’re always a destination for tourists and locals who love to browse and find something unique to read.
2) Adopt a animal in need at Luckypawlooza
A local favorite is the annual fundraiser called Luckypawlooza, organized by Lucky Dog Refuge and Mill River Park. Proceeds benefit Lucky Dog Refuge and the park. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the event which features live music, a beer garden, adoptable animals, food trucks, friendly competitions, lure course, silent auction, and more.
October 2022 was the inaugural event which brought in 1500 attendees, 41 sponsors/commercial vendors, 15 non-profits, and 6 contributors to the beer garden. Stamford locals and visitors alike are already looking forward to this year’s event, which is currently scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2023.
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