Bernheim got a little more artsy this year with its whimsical Forest Giants exhibit, made from recycled wood by Thomas Dambo. But the aboretum and research forest has been hosting CONNECT, an evening of art, science and nature for 11 years. The festival is packed with art, drum circles, light sculptures and musical performances, as well as hands-on art and science activities. Catch a showing of stop-motion animation short films. Also, look out for food trucks, beer and wine vendors and a mud play zone. The Kentucky Cowhands and Ben Sollee and the Hot Sauce Band perform as well. And yes, the Forest Giants will be there, as they will be for the next few years, lit up so as to be just as glorious at night as they are during the day. —LEO

Saturday, Aug. 24

Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest
6:23-10:23 p.m. | Prices vary
2075 Clermont Road, Clermont