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What To Do Around Westport This Weekend

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WESTPORT, Conn. – Here's a look at some events happening around Westport this weekend. For more listings, visit our Events calendar .

Friday, Aug. 16

Exhibits of Five Generations of Yankee Ingenuity: The Gault Family and Tracy Sugarman, Citizen-Artist: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An exhibition of five generations of Yankee families, their toils and struggles and how the businesses have evolved since, in remarkable tandem with the town. Vintage photos, documents, tools and artifacts on display. Free. Westport Historical Society , 25 Avery Place, Westport.

Friday Night Dance Party: 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Dance and practice your new skills in a friendly environment. $10 per person. Ballroom Elegance Dance Studio, 627 Post Road East, Westport. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Westport Road Runners Race: 8 a.m. The Eighth race in the 10-race summer series, 8.4  miles. Compo Beach, Westport. Visit the website for more details.

Bon Odori Festival: 2 p.m. The biggest Japanese summer festival, featuring  Japanese folk dancing, bamboo stalk decorating and Taiko drumming. Free. Jesup Green, 40 Jesup Road, Westport.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks: Celebration Sundays - Concert: 7 p.m. Concert features the music of the 1920s and 30s. Vince has performed at the Smithsonian, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Jazz Festivals around the world. The band is a perennial favorite for black tie galas and private events. Free. Jesup Green, 40 Jesup Road, Westport.

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