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 September

  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

Outdoor Fitness Classes June-August

UPDATE: As of July 20, All fitness classes have been moved to Columbus Park. Join us for a wide variety of FREE outdoor fitness classes including: Yoga, Zumba, Pure Barre and more! All participants will. 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. Click Each. 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

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