Stamford Downtown Signature Events
Stamford Downtown is bustling with exciting events.  Whether it’s a world class sculpture exhibit, music in Columbus Park, Arts & Crafts on Bedford Street or a giant helium balloon parade, Stamford Downtown is the place to find it all.
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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

Farmers Market June 13-October 31, 2020

Visit our farmers market for a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers.  You’ll also find breads, jams, baked goods, cheeses, oils and more!  Straight from the farm to your home! The market will. MORE

Make Music Day June 21, 2020

  Make Music Day Stamford Downtown is a FREE celebration of music that takes place in cities around the world, held on the summer solstice June 21st. Every kind of musician – young and old,. MORE

Grand Summer Night August 12, 2020

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

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

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!   Click Here. 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