The America Store
Welcome to America The Beautiful - Your destination source for Travel and Tourism in the United States of America
- The United States Destination Marketing Agency -
The world’s most diverse culture, amazing landscapes and natural history is only found in these United States of America.
Filter Your Search

Star Rating:


Filter By:

Hotel Name:

Hotel Chain:

Sort By:

Filter Your Search
Car Rental Company:
Car Type:

Enter a Discount Code

Car Rental Company:
Book Travel                     Visit Places                       Discover America                    See More America
About Us | Contact Us | Official Links | Privacy Policy | Sign Up | Media | Terms of Use © 2015

- All Rights Reserved.

Rental Cars
Airline Flights
Vacation Packages
US National Parks
Top American State Parks
50 States & Great Cities
US Territories
America’s Top 100 List
Great Small Towns in America
Favorite Art Towns in America
Roadside America Highlights
Uniquely America
Rustic Vacation Packages
US Travel Deals & Bargains
America’s Great Outdoors
America Minute - Video History Segments
US Hotels - Book your travel Rental Car Book it here! Best Airline Flight Values in America Vacation Packages in America United States National Parks America's Top 10 State Parks States & Top Cities in the United States of America US Territories of America
BEST HOTEL RESEARCH - Select your interest
Hotel Guide by State        Top US Destinations        US Attractions        US Points of Interest        Destination Guides
America's Top 100 Favorite Great Towns across America Favorite American Art Towns Roadside American - Statues, Monuments, Places to See! Uniquely America Favorite Great Towns across America Favorite Most Beautiful Rustic Vacations Hotel Guide By State Top US Destinations Top US Attractions Points of Interest for Travel and Visitors to the United States of America United States of America Destination Guides America The Beautiful Great Outdoors America The Beautiful Great Outdoors

Peter’s Travel Log

Peter F Smith - Founder
America The
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Stumble Upon
Share on Google Bookmarks
Share via e-mail
Book Travel with America The Beautiful Plan your Connecticut Trip now! 
Top 10 Events in Connecticut for 2014!

The tourism department comes up with the list each year and selects the top 10 based upon significant anniversaries, unique events and those with large attendance. Nearly 500 events are scheduled around the state for 2014.   Below are the Top 10 Events of 2014 that are listed in the tourism department’s annual vacation guide/calendar of events covering  events across the State of Connecticut - including Hartford, Mystic, New Haven and other areas of the state.

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show

February 20 - 23, 2014 in Hartford, Connecticut

Considered one of the most prestigious flower and garden shows in New England, the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show features breathtaking gardens constructed by some of Connecticut’s most prolific landscape designers. Spread over almost 3 acres, the show includes floral and horticultural masterpieces and gardening products and services as well as over 200 exhibitors displaying fresh flowers, plants and herbs.  Visit:

 Travelers Championship

June 16-22, 2014 in Hartford, Connecticut

The northeast’s only PGA Tour features the world’s best golfers, popular Celebrity Pro-Am, and interactive Fan Zone and events the whole family can enjoy.  The action takes place at TPC River Highlands, a par 70, 6,844 yard course in Cromwell, Connecticut, 10 miles south of Hartford. The course is a well-balanced golf test with a mixture of long and short holes. The most notable stretch is Nos. 15-17 which play around a four-acre lake.  Visit:

Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

June 27-29, 2014 in Mystic, Connecticut

An award competition celebrating high-quality antique vessels built before 1965, including cruisers, sailboats, runabouts, and launches, recognizing excellence in restoration, authenticity and workmanship.  More than 50 classic vessels gather along The Museum of America and the Sea’s waterfront all day Saturday and Sunday morning . Festivities conclude on Sunday afternoon as the vessels make their way down the Mystic River in a jubilant, costume- and music-filled three-mile parade. Visit:

International Festival of Arts and Ideas

June 14 - 28, 2014 in New Haven, Connecticut

Every year in June, New Haven sparkles as the International Festival of Arts & Ideas displays a rare collection of gems: stunning music and dance, brilliant theater, bright and emergent thinkers gathered from around the world. From the New Haven Green to the courtyards of Yale University, New Haven becomes a Festival city with something for everyone, featuring world-class culture, award-winning dining and eclectic shopping.  Visit:

Connecticut Trails Day

June 1 & 2, 2014 - Statewide, Connecticut

There are over 130 guide hikes across the entire state. These exciting adventures include long or short hikes, history walks, kayaking, tree identification, horseback riding, orienteering, letter boxing, trail maintenance, or cycling. All the walks are along the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.  Visit:

Annual Craft Expo 2014

July 17 - 20, 2014 in Greater New Haven, Connecticut

Attracting more then 14,000 artists, collectors and visitors from across the USA, the Annual Craft Expo is one of the state’s oldest (more than 51 years) and finest outdoor juried shows. Craft Expo is known for its one-of-a-kind work of the highest quality handmade by the artists, all of whom have been accepted in the show by a panel of professional peers, Attractions include a food court, craft activities for youngsters attending the show, and a silent auction. Visit:

Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Fest

July in Meriden, Connecticut

The largest festival in all of the Northeast featuring old time jazz, the Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival has moved the event to beautiful Mountain Ridge. Located just off I-91 Exit 15 on the town lines of Wallingford, Meriden, and Middlefield, Mountain Ridge offers one of the most scenic mountain views in central Connecticut. The Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival showcases New Orleans style Dixieland, hot jazz, big band sounds, swing and jug band music being played simultaneously in 4 venues all weekend with 18 bands from all over the US. There is plenty of fun for the whole family – swimming pool, tennis courts, and activities for the children, dancing and dance lessons all weekend, a gospel service on Sunday and an antique car show.  Visit :

New Haven Open at Yale

August 15-23, 2014 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale - Greater New Haven, Connecticut

Billed as New England’s ultimate tennis experience, the championship is a professional women-only tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts, featuring some of today’s top tennis players of the world. Previous players include Venus and Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, and James Blake. The fun continues with week-long events that include Kids Day and a live jazz concert. Visit:

Milford Oyster Festival

August 15 - 16, 2014 in Milford, Connecticut

Started more than 40 years ago, the Annual Milford Oyster Festival is held on the third Saturday of August every year and attracts local residents and visitors from around the globe who want to enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and history of Milford, Connecticut at a family-oriented festival and to celebrate the Long Island Sound’s seafaring past. Activities and attractions include live entertainment, arts and crafts, vintage vessels, demonstrations, juried crafters, international food court, exhibits and Kid’s Cove.  Visit:

Durham Fair

September 25 - 28, 2014 in Greater New Haven, Connecticut

Established in 1916, the state’s largest agricultural fair, Durham Fair is traditionally held on the last full weekend of September.  Features include many traditional agricultural programs, brand new exhibits each year, food nationally-known country music performers and thousands of exhibits competing for prizes. Visit:

Connecticut’s Mystic Seaport
The International Festival of Arts and Ideas
In New Haven gets continued Rave Reviews!  
Our favorite events for 2014!
Mystic Seaport or Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea, in Mystic, Connecticut, is notable for its collection of sailing ships and boats, and for the re-creation of the crafts and fabric of an entire 19th-century seafaring village.