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Niantic Bay Boardwalk 5k

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 at 10:00am
McCook Point Park
Niantic, CT
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Samba Fest

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 at 11:00am
Trinity College
Hartford, CT
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Brewers Ball Home Brew Festival

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 at 12:00pm
BADSONS Beer Co
Derby, CT
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Annual CT Beer Fest

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 at 12:30pm
Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT
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Ducks Unlimited - Tobacco Valley Dinner

Ducks Unlimited - Tobacco Valley Dinner

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 at 5:30pm
Skyline Restaurant
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Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 at 7:45am
Cheshire High School
Cheshire, CT
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Rocky Neck Runfest: Relay, 30K, 5K

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 at 8:00am
Rocky Neck State Park
Niantic, CT
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