Maple Sugaring Festival, Salsa Fest, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and Amphibian Ambling
Stamford thrives in every season, but spring just feels special somehow. The very idea of “maple sugaring” reminds us of warmth, fresh beginnings and sweet indulgences. Here are a few ways to welcome March and April in Stamford with arms wide open.
Maple Sugaring Festival
If Stamford-ites love something, you can bet there’s a festival to celebrate it. One of the first spring flings of the season is the Maple Sugaring Festival at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. You’ll learn everything there is to know about maple syrup and how that sap gets from tree to table. Get ready to try maple syrup in every form imaginable on heaping, sopping plates of sugary delight. With live music, art galleries and history galore, this is sticky sweet fun at its finest. Head over to the nature center on the first weekend of March.
This festival has little to do with salsa on your plate and everything to do with hitting the dance floor. Even if you have no skills whatsoever in Latin-style dancing, the CT Salsa Fest 2018 will make sure you learn. Bring the whole family to watch dance performances and the CT Salsa Summit Competition on Labor Day weekend at the Hilton in Stamford. Kids and adults alike can join in the fun, with pro dance instructions, DJs and live bands, including Frankie Morales and Mambo of the Times.
St Patrick’s Day Parade
Spring is the perfect time for some Irish magic, and Stamford conjures it up right. The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the first Saturday of March starts with an optional buffet breakfast at the Sheraton Stamford, hosted by the parade’s Grand Marshall, Senator Chris Murphy, a fifth generation Irish-American. From there, you can walk over to Summer Street by noon to celebrate Irish culture with step dancers, bagpipes, drum bands and floats. You can also pick a spot on Bedford Street to catch the grand finale.
You’re never too old (or young) to enjoy night-tromping in the forest, especially when it involves amphibious creatures and their spring egg-laying rituals. Join fellow boot-clad explorers at Overbrook Nature Center, where you’ll tiptoe along wooded paths with flashlights seeking the vernal pools where wood frogs, spotted salamanders and American toads drop their precious cargo (aka eggs). There are three chances to join in the fun: March 23, April 6 and April 7 at 7:00 p.m.
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