Shoreline Wine Festival
Connecticut wines, fine foods and music return Aug. 11 and 12 to Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery, 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford. Tours and wine seminars available. $30 to $35; VIP, $60 to $70; designated driver, $10. Additional charge for food. Noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. shorelinewinefestival.com.
Movies Under The Stars
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” the 2017 Dwayne Johnson-Jack Black action comedy about a magical game, is given a free screening at Dunkin’ Donuts Park at 8 p .m. on Aug. 15. It is rated PG-13.
West Indian Celebration
The West Indian Independence Celebration kicks off with a parade at 11 a.m. Aug. 11 that starts between Main and Battles streets in Hartford and heads to Bushnell Park for a day of music, food and entertainment that begins at 2 p.m. The concert lineup includes Mr. Vegas, Gem Myers, Ricky Nevado, Pretty Bwoy Floyd and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. bushnellpark.org
Made In CT Expo
More than 300 Connecticut vendors — selling everything from apparel to beer to crafts — are expected for the 4th annual Made in CT Expo on at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds Aug. 11 and 12. For the kids, there will be a midway, face painting and more. Hours Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $10; kids under 12 free. Parking free.
Middletown’s Main Street will be lined with antique, vintage and show bikes on Aug. 15 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. as part of a fundraiser to benefit Middletown Youth Programs. Entertainment includes music by rock band the Patrones, a fashion show at 6 and live broadcast of WMRD/WLIS Radio. There is a $10 entry donation and $15 entry donation for award bikes. Spectators free. Primary parking is free in Middle Oak Parking Garage and at city lots. middletownmotorcyclemania.com
Podunk Bluegrass Fest
This annual bluegrass festival featuring leading local, regional and national bluegrass acts on two stages returns to the Hebron Fairgrounds Aug. 9 to 12. Main stage performers include the Tim O’Brien Band, the Virginia Ramblers, Flatt Lonesome, The Honey Dewdrops, Beg Borrow or Steal and others. Other activities include workshops, a Kid’s Academy, band and songwriting competitions, food vendors and more. General admission at the gate is $20 on Thursday, $60 for Friday and Saturday, and $10 on Sunday. Military personnel and veterans are free on Thursday, and get a $10 discount on Friday and Saturday. Hours are 4 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. A list of performers at podunkbluegrass.com/
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