Celebrate Fairfield's 375th: February Events

11 special events scheduled throughout the month



©Karl Soderland

February 6: Fairfield’s 375th Anniversary Bake-Off

This Fairfield Chamber of Commerce February Fundraiser will be held from 6-9pm at Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield, 165 Commerce Drive. Vote for your favorite cake as six local bakeries faceoff; create, design and compete.

February 9: Friendship in Music

Head to the Fairfield Museum & History Center for Friendship in Music with Pianist and Fairfield University Professor Orin Grossman. In celebration of the Fairfield Rockin’ Top Ten exhibition, this performance and lecture traces the influential friendship between Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copeland, with live accompaniment of their early collaborations. Begins at 3pm. 

  • Ticket price: $5 for Museum members, $10 for non-members.

February 14: Retro Concert

Enjoy a night of retro music at Sacred Heart University featuring Sheena Easton. Begins at 8pm at the Edgerton Center.

February 14: Family Focus: The Genius of Love

Listen to the fun music and songs of love featured in Fairfield’s Rockin’ Top Ten exhibit while making some cool crafts at the Fairfield Museum & History Center. 1-3pm.

  • Ticket price: Free

February 17: Family Focus: Mad Money

Head to the Fairfield Museum & History Center for fun learning about money and the presidents whose faces are on our bills. Enjoy games and activities that will teach you and your child about the money you use each day. 12-3pm.

  • Ticket price: Free

February 23: Adult Lecture Series: Home of the Happy Dancers

This lecture tells the story of Bridgeport’s Ritz Ballroom with Author Jeffrey Williams. From the roaring twenties to the rockin’ 60’s, the Ritz was one of New England’s foremost dance palaces and offered a respite for people who danced their cares away. Begins at 2:30pm at the Fairfield Museum & History Center. Sponsored by Fairfield University.

  • Ticket price: Free to members, $5 to nonmembers.

February 27: Museum after Dark: Wonder Women of Fairfield

Kick off Women’s History Month (March) with the opening of this exhibition honoring women whose amazing contributions helped build and shape our community. Get the opportunity to meet Payton Patterson, CEO of Bankwell. Adults only. Event runs from 6-8pm.

  • Ticket price: $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

Ongoing Events

Now — February 18: Back & Forth Lenticular Imagery by Miggs Burroughs

View 19th century images of historic Fairfield from the Fairfield Museum’s collection, transformed to present day through the magic of lenticular imagery. Open daily 10-4pm.

  • Ticket price: Free to members and children under 5 years, $5 for nonmembers, students and seniors $3.

Now — April 28: Fairfield's Rockin' Top Ten

This interactive exhibition takes a look at some of America’s most renowned musicians such as Keith Richards, David Brubeck, Jose Feliciano, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, who have lived in Fairfield or the surrounding areas. Open daily 10-4pm.

  • Ticket price: Free to members and children under 5 years, $5 for nonmembers, students and seniors $3.

February 27 — April 28: Wonder Women of Fairfield

Discover the vision and determination of Fairfield’s most famous women, who forged new avenues of achievement not open to earlier generations. Open daily from 10-4pm.

  • Ticket price: Free to members and children under 5 years, $5 to nonmembers, $3 to students and seniors.

Now — The End of the Year: Creating Community

Exploring 375 years of our past. In celebration of Fairfield’s founding in 1639, the Museum's most ambitious exhibition to date. This interactive, hands-on exhibit invites visitors of all ages to look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher spy code and learn how factories fueled the area’s growth. Young and old alike will enjoy learning how people worked, lived and built a community over time by exploring original objects, individual stories and engaging activities. Open 10–4pm.

  • Ticket price: Free for members and children under 5 years, $5 for nonmembers, and $3 for students and seniors.

*Admission to the Museum is free Mondays and Tuesdays courtesy of Peoples United Bank.

Enjoy these and stay tuned for March’s exciting calendar of events next!

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