ArtPlace Gallery

70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT 06824.

(203) 292-8328. A cooperative gallery created and run by professional and emerging artists from the surrounding region showing works in a broad range of mediums and subject matter. The monthly schedule features individual artists or group shows. Artist's talks, guest lectures, as well as music and dance performances a highlight. Thurs. - Sat. 12 - 4, Sun. 2-5, or by appt. 

Ash Creek Open Space

Riverside Drive, Fairfield, CT

Boat launch access is available directly after the entrance to Ash Creek Open Space. Fee charged to access boat ramp at marina portion of site. No fee for car-top launching. Non-residents of Town of Fairfield should contact the Town for information on obtaining a pass to use the launch ramp for launching trailered-vessels at this site.From the East: Take I-95 South. Take the US-1 exit 23 to Kings Highway and continue 0.11 miles. Turn slight left onto Kings Highway Cutoff/ US-1 South and drive 0.6 miles. Turn left onto Boston Post RD/ US-1 and continue 0.1 miles. Turn slight right onto Old Post Road and continue 0.07 miles. Turn left onto Turney Road which intersects Riverside Drive. From the West: Take I-95 North. Take exit 22, Round Hill Road and continue 0.27 miles. Stay straight to go onto ramp and continue 0.07 miles. Turn slight right onto Walls Drive and drive 0.17 miles. Turn right onto North Benson Road/ Route 135 and continue 0.12 miles. Turn left onto Boston Post RD/ US-1. Continue to followPost Road for 0.29 miles. Turn slight right onto Old Post Road and continue 0.07 miles. Turn left onto Turney Road which intersects Riverside Drive.

Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum

314 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824.

I-95, Ex. 21. Rte. 15 Ex. 44.  (203) 259-0416. One of the first private songbird sanctuaries in the U.S. established in 1914 by CT Audubon Society founder Mabel Osgood Wright. The museum is currently undergoing a major renovation and is expected to be open to the public in 2016. The sanctuary has a unique Teaching Bridge and plantings throughout designed to attract birds and butterflies. The Sanctuary continues to be open dawn to dusk year-round 7 days.

Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield

2325 Burr St., Fairfield, CT 06824.

(203) 259-6305. The Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary has 7 miles of trails including a Wheelchair-accessible Trail. An Algonquin wigwam replica and raised boardwalks and bridges allow access to a variety of habitats. The Center has live education animals and other nature-related exhibits. A Birds of Prey compound is home to a variety of raptors. The Nature Center is open Mon. – Sat. 10 -3. The Sanctuary is open dawn to dusk year-round.

Fairfield County Chorale

61 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824.

(203) 254-1333. Three concerts each season of choral masterworks with professional orchestra and soloists. Concerts at the Norwalk Concert Hall.

Fairfield Museum and History Center

370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

I-95, exit 22. (203) 259-1598. Located on the historic town green, Fairfield Museum presents changing exhibitions, engaging programs and community events that celebrate regional history, art and culture and connect people with their past. A research library and archives contains thousands of items on regional history from 1639 to the present, including family documents, photographs, articles, maps, and genealogy resource. Open daily 10 am – 4 pm.

Jennings Beach

880 South Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06430.

203-256-3191.I-95 Ex. 22. Jennings Beach offers visitors a large sandy beach with great views of Long Island Sound. The Henry Rowland Memorial Playground is just across the parking lot. Also located nearby is Ash Creek Open Space for those visitors who are interested in launching their boats. Facilities include: access pier, food concession, handicapped access, picnic area, bathrooms, bird and wildlife, fishing, swimming and skate park. Contact Town of Fairfield for fee schedule and resident and non resident day passes. Beach Stickers are on sale at the Recreation Department at 75 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield. From October 1 - March 31, Jennings is the place to enjoy the beach with your pet as dogs and horses are allowed access. Jennings Beach is free and open to the public, however from Memorial Day Saturday to Labor Day a beach sticker is required to park in the lot. From 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM, vehicles without a beach sticker must pay a daily parking fee of $20.00 on Weekdays and $50.00 on Weekends & Holidays at the gate. Parking fees will be collected at the gate until 9:30pm on Family Movie Nights.

Lake Mohegan Recreation Area

960 Morehouse Highway, Fairfield, CT

203-256-3191. This 118- acre park is the only freshwater swimming area in Fairfield. The property provides a variety of recreation opportunities that include swimming, walking, hiking, picnicking, playground, pet friendly, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Contact Town of Fairfield for fee schedule and resident and non resident day passes. Beach Stickers are on sale at the Recreation Department at 75 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield.

Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut

P.O. Box 271, Fairfield, CT 06824.

800-663-9018. One of New England's pre-eminent choral ensembles that performs musical works of all periods and genres from classical to contemporary, opera to pop. For upcoming concerts visit website.

Ogden House & Gardens

1520 Bronson Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824.

I-95 s. Ex. 20, I -95 n. ex. 21, Rte. 15 ex. 44.  (203) 259-1598. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ogden House is an exceptional survivor of a typical mid-18th century farmhouse and provides a glimpse into the life of a middle-class colonial family. A highlight of the property is the colonial kitchen garden featuring walkways of crushed sea shells and raised beds with plants and herbs typical of those used in the 18th century. Open seasonally, Sundays, June – Sept. 1-4 pm.