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Stamford Downtown is booming with exciting events. From June through December, whether it’s a tour of our world class sculpture exhibit, music in Columbus Park, Arts & Crafts on Bedford Street or a giant helium balloon parade that marches through Downtown, Stamford Downtown is the place to find it all. 

Art Collective--Art in Public Places

June through August

  Each year Stamford Downtown hosts a distinguished outdoor sculpture exhibit designed to attract both local and regional audiences. This years exhibit, Art Collective, will include a collection of sculptures on loan from regional artists whose. MORE

Chess in Latham Park

June 6-September 26

Chess in Latham Park returns for another season! Saturdays, June 6-September 26 1-3pm (Weather Permitting) Improve your game, learn new moves, talk with the masters and meet other chess fans. Free and open to all. MORE

Stamford Downtown Farmers Markets

June 13-October 31, 2020

June 13-October 31, 2020 (No market on Saturday, July 4) New this year! TWO weekly famers markets offering  a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers.  You’ll also find breads, jams, baked goods, cheeses, oils. MORE

Fitness Classes in Latham Park

June-August

Join us for a wide variety of FREE outdoor fitness classes including: Yoga, Zumba, Pure Barre and more! All participants will need to sign a waiver to be eligible to join a class, so please. MORE

Afternoon Music in the Parks

Fridays & Sundays in July

Enjoy the nice weather and the smooth sounds of acoustic music. All performances are free and subject to weather conditions. Heritage Park Schedule (Bank Street at Main Street behind Old Town Hall) Fridays, 12-2pm July. MORE

StrEATeries in Stamford Downtown

June through September

Stamford Downtown is launching an exciting new initiative designed to welcome visitors back to the neighborhood to dine at our restaurants and shop at our stores. This program, StEATeries in Stamford Downtown, provides expanded space. MORE

Summer Restaurant Weeks

August 17 - September 7, 2020

Restaurant Weeks, hosted by Stamford Tables, will be back for another summer of fabulous dining. From August 17th through September 7th, participating restaurants will be offering prix fixe lunches and dinners for the public to enjoy. Menus and. MORE

Arts & Crafts on Bedford

September 12 & 13, 2020

Saturday, September 12, 11am-6pm Sunday, September 13, 10am-5pm Shop on-of-a-kind handcrafted goods made by local and regional artists. Kid friendly activities at the Imagination Station in Latham Park.  Free art workshops will be held throughout. MORE

Bark in the Park

September 20, 2020

in partnership with Spot On Veterinary Hospital & Hotel   A special day for our four-legged friends! All friendly, well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome! The event is FREE but we encourage everyone to bring an item. MORE

ARTWALK in Stamford Downtown

Date TBD

Join us for the 8th annual ARTWALK in Stamford Downtown An exciting evening of art receptions, live music, dance lessons, art demonstrations and children’s art activities. FREE TO THE PUBLIC.  This event will feature over 100 artists. MORE

City Challenge Obstacle Race

Date TBD

  THE CITY CHALLENGE RACE IS BEING POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS.  A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. Want to experience the most exciting urban obstacle race in the country? Run a City Challenge. MORE

Grand Summer Night

Date TBD

Please join us at our annual fundraiser A Grand Summer Night Organized by the “Friends of Stamford Downtown,” this annual fundraiser is the perfect opportunity to experience Stamford Downtown’s diverse dining scene.  Begin your evening. MORE

Giant Balloon Inflation Party

November 21, 2020

Join us for the backstage look at the parade and watch the giant helium balloons come to life. The Giant Balloon Inflation Party will also feature exciting performances, clowns, holiday characters and a visit from Santa! MORE

Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular

November 22, 2020

  The Parade Spectacular is one of the largest helium balloon parades in the country, featuring everyone’s favorite giant balloon characters, award winning marching bands and fabulous floats.  Fun for the whole family! 2020StamfordDowntownParadeTalentApplication_ExtendedDeadlineSept 1 MORE

Heights & Lights

December 6, 2020

From 22 stories high above Stamford Downtown, watch and cheer for Santa Claus, Rudolph, Grinch and friends as they make their daredevil descent, twisting and flying from the top of one of Stamford’s tallest buildings,. MORE