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Upcoming Events:

Summer Family Specials Return To Quassy

Big thrills with a small price. That’s what a visit to Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here will provide as summer family specials return this Memorial Day weekend. “50-Cent Fabulous Friday Nights” start May 23 at Quassy and 20 bucks will get it all: something to eat, drink, rides and even parking. Hard to believe? Let’s do [...] Read More »

Summer Movie Express

Tuesday June 24 - Wednesday  August 20 Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime! Admission to these movies during the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets must be purchased at the theater and all movies start at 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Search for [...] Read More »

Free Kids Summer Film Series

summer-kids-film-series-2014-movies-2June 24th – August 20th, 2014 TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS @ 10:00 AM Seating starts at 9:00 am Absolutely Free Admission! Seating limited to theater capacity; tickets issued on a first come-first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice. Schedule: Connecticut: Palace 17 – Hartford, CT Landmark 9 – Stamford, CT Marquis 16 [...] Read More »

Kid's Summer Movie Program

June 24th – August 13th 9:30 am Tuesdays and Wednesdays Marquee Cinemas presents a special selection of family films brought to you each week during the summer at no charge. Location:  Westbrook 12  314 Flat Rock Place Westbrook, CT 06498 Directions: Click Here Read More »

Kids Club, powered by National Geographic Kids at Danbury Fair

  We’ve teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Also, we should make sure to mention visiting the website: http://www.danburyfairmall.com/kidsclub for fun interactive games. KIDS CLUB – EVERY TUESDAY MORNING JULY 8 THROUGH AUGUST 12, 2014 @10am on the lower level in front of XXI [...] Read More »

W-Family Summer Nights - Arthur™ Live!

Tuesday, July 22 at 6:00 pm - Westfield Meriden Wednesday, July 23 at 6:00 pm - Westfield Connecticut Post Thursday, July 24 at 6:00 pm - Westfield Trumbull Come on over for Conroy Warren as he starts us off with a highly interactive, fun-filled musical show, followed by a meet & greet by everyone’s favorite aardvark, Arthur™! Locations: Westfield [...] Read More »

Old Lyme's Midsummer Festival

July 25 & 26, 2014 Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival celebrates the town’s artistic heritage with two days of festivities! Join us Friday night for art open houses and concerts, or take part in Saturday’s activities which include farmers markets, artisan fairs & kids activities Friday, July 25, 2014 The Bee and Thistle Inn 9pm – [...] Read More »

Greater Hartford Irish Music Festival

Come Celebrate the 31st Anniversary of the Greater Hartford Irish Music Festival HOURS Guiness Main Stage Friday, July 25, 2013: 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2013: 2:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Sunday, July 27, 2013: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Catholic Mass to be celebrated beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. *Festival [...] Read More »

9th Annual Killingworth Road Race

9th Annual Killingworth Road Race Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:30 am Come join us for a beautiful, mostly flat certified 4-mile run through rural Killingworth. The run begins at the historic Killingworth Congregational Church on Route 81 in Killingworth just north of the junction with Route 80 and loops through some scenic roads and ends [...] Read More »

Festival on the Green

Twenty-Second Annual Festival on the Green, Saturday, July 27, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Every July for the last twenty years the Colchester Historical Society holds it’s Annual Festival on the Green on fourth Saturday in July from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The festival features events for the whole family including a quality Craft Show, craft [...] Read More »

The Potato and Corn Festival

Save the date! July 31 – August 3, 2014 FREE ADMISSION During the first full weekend of August, the North Branford Parks and Recreation Department holds its annual Potato and Corn Festival (PoCo Fest). The 2014 PoCo Fest will be the 13th year of this free, wonderful, fun-filled family event. The festival started as a [...] Read More »

Festival Stratford

Festival! 2014 July 30th-August 3rd featuring Connecticut Free Shakespeare’s As You Like It Event Schedule July 30th -August 3rd Jazz on the Lawn, nightly at 6pm Connecticut Free Shakespeare presents As You Like It, nightly at 8pm Wednesday, July 30 6:00pm – Jazz on the Lawn 8-10:00pm – As You Like It Thursday, July 31 8:30am – Yoga [...] Read More »

Orange Volunteer Firemans Carnival

FAMILY FUN…FOR EVERYONE! ** Free Entertainment ** Spectacular Rides Family fun filled rides including a kiddieland for the youngsters PARKING & ADMISSION are FREE FIREWORKS-FUN SHOWS-RAFFLES and much more! SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY.. Friday 10:30PM and Saturday at 10:45PM FREE RAFFLE FOR CHILDREN… SATURDAY during the matinee Children 12 years and younger can register at the [...] Read More »

Niantic Bay Triathlon

Sunday – August 3, 2014 McCook Beach Park, Niantic, CT Start Time: 7:30 AM This event is a flat, sprint distance race. Swim: 1/2 mile point-to-point course in Niantic Bay, an ocean bay with no waves or strong currents. Swim waves do not exceed 100 people and we offer a special wave for first timers. [...] Read More »

Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival

  9th Annual Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival Free Admission Saturday, August 2, 2014 1pm to 11pm   About the Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival In 2006, a group of dedicated Caribbean leaders and The Caribbean American Young Adults Social and Civic Organization (CAYASCO), partnered with the Riverfront Recapture organization to create the [...] Read More »

The Middlesex and New Haven County 4-H Fair

4-H Fair Weekend at the fairgrounds in Durham, Connecticut. Looking for affordable family fun? Come to the New Haven & Middlesex County 4-H Fair at the fairgrounds in Durham. The fair is open Friday, August 1st from 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday, August 2nd from 8:00am-10:00pm and Sunday, August 3rd from 8:00am-4:00pm. Great family fun at a low [...] Read More »

Kent Sidewalk Festival

The annual Kent Sidewalk Festival takes place as usual the first full weekend in August ~ Thursday, August 7 – Sunday, August 10 this year. Once again there will be food, sales, music, games and events for all ages. Sponsored by the Kent Chamber of Commerce, all of the merchants and service organizations come together [...] Read More »

Holy Rosary Italian Festival

Holy Rosary Italian Festival will be held August 7, 8 and 9, 2014 5 pm – 10 pm FESTA! is an annual celebration of Italian heritage, hosted by Holy Rosary Parish of Ansonia. It is the Valley’s most popular ethnic heritage event. FESTA! visitors enjoy freshly prepared Italian food delicacies such as porchetta, soffrito, pasta [...] Read More »

Keney Park Family Day Festival

August 16th from 11:00am – 7:00pm Come and enjoy one of Hartford’s longest running FREE!! Festivals in one of Hartford’s greatest treasures (Keney Park). The 2014 Family Day Festival celebrates community partnerships and collaboration. Family Day Festival in Keney Park is a free annual community event that has taken place for the past twenty-eight years. This [...] Read More »

SONO ARTS Celebration

Over 150 juried exhibiting artists - Children’s arts playground - Dance, original music and performing art & Food court August 16, 17, 2014 Sat. 10 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Admission The SoNo Arts Celebration will feature approximately 150 juried exhibiting fine artists & craftspersons. Each artist will submit slides of their work and display booth, and is [...] Read More »

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