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Upcoming Events:

Special Events, Entertainment Announced At Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark has announced its 2015 special events and entertainment schedule. Most entertainment events will take place at the park’s Carousel Theatre, unless otherwise noted. Parking is $7, July 4 is $8. April 25 & 26: $40 Carload Weekend – Quassy kicks off its 107th season with a $40 carload special. Up to [...] Read More »

Little Poland Festival

April 26th, 2015 - 10:00am – 6:00pm Admission is just a smile. There is no entrance fee. Experience a taste of Europe in New Britain’s unique Little Poland district. Come see why the Little Poland Festival is becoming one of Connecticut’s fastest growing events. Featuring leaping folk dancers, fantastic dining, spectacular arts & crafts, live music, [...] Read More »

McKinley School Carnival

The annual McKinley School Carnival will be held at Jennings Beach Parking Lot from Friday to Sunday. Friday April 24, 2015 6:00 -10:00 PM Saturday April 25, 2015 1:00 -10:00 PM Sunday April 26, 2015 12 noon -5:00 PM Jennings Beach Parking Lot 880 S Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Read More »

26th Annual Earth Fair

April 25, 2015 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Fun and Educational!!!  Help us build an actual size Eagle’s Nest, become an egg in our over-sized nest and see eggs and nests for dozens of different birds.  Earth Fair is a family oriented, environmentally educational day with a wide variety of displays, activities, demonstrations, booths, entertainment [...] Read More »

Earth Day Family Volunteer Project

Sunday, April 26, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Get the family outdoors to celebrate Earth Day and support the SM&NC! Join us for a “garlic mustard pull” to remove this invasive plant from our trails and woods. Garlic mustard was introduced in the 1860′s as a culinary herb and has since become an invasive species [...] Read More »

The Meriden Daffodil Festival

37TH ANNUAL DAFFODIL FESTIVAL Saturday April 25 & Sunday April 26, 2015 The Meriden Daffodil Festival began as a community event 37 years ago and has grown into one of Connecticut’s premier celebrations. With food, crafts, music, fireworks, amusements and a parade that has to be seen to be believed, the Daffodil Festival is a [...] Read More »

A Night at the Peabody Museum

Saturday, April 25 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm Join us after hours and see the Museum come alive with games, crafts, scavenger hunts, live animals and some special surprises! Cost is $12 for Museum members/Yale employees and $18 for nonmembers; advance purchase required. Schedule of events: 1st Floor  The Great Hall of Dinosaurs Pick-up Scavenger HuntReturn [...] Read More »

Un-Frozen Festival!

Saturday, April 25at 10:00am – 1:00pm Join Elsa, Anna and Olaf as we celebrate springtime! Enjoy fun activities throughout our frozen and un-frozen kingdom. Ice skate on our pond, have snowball fights, play in Elsa’s ice castle, create flower blossoms and participate in a sing-along at 10:30am & 12:00pm Admission $5/ IN members, $10/Non-members. ACM [...] Read More »

Danbury Kids Expo

Sunday April 26, 2015 11:00 am – 4:00 pm The Danbury Kids Expo is for children of all ages, parents, grandparents and prospective parents or even anyone who is thinking about having a child. A portion of the admission fees will go directly to The American Cancer Society. There will be something for anyone and [...] Read More »

Homeschoolers SOAR

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Special Activities Include: • Visiting aircraft • Meeting pilots and engineers • Demonstrations on the Principles of Flight • Scavenger Hunt while exploring the Museum • Flying your favorite airplane using flight simulators Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis and are at a reduced [...] Read More »

Milford Harbor Duck Race

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm The Milford Harbor Duck Race is back and better than ever! A great time will be had by all at this fun-filled, family friendly event! The event includes food, entertainment, giveaways, shopping, a craft fair, and a new, upgraded kids area. At 2:00 pm, flock [...] Read More »

Samba Fest

May 2, 2015 11 am-6 pm Join us as Metro Hartford’s urban, suburban and collegiate communities celebrate the region’s rich Brazilian culture. Led by the rhythmic beat from Trinity College’s Samba Ensemble, this event features international and local music: The Ivan Vilela Trio from São Paulo (Ivan Vilela, 10-string Viola; Gilberto dos Syllos, Acoustic Bass; [...] Read More »

Mommy & Me Fundraising Event - Meet The Cabbage Patch Kids!

Sunday, May 3 at 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm A Special Fundraising Event to Benefit Bright Pink Lower Level, JCPenney Court $5 donation per person to benefit Bright Pink* EVENT DETAILS Meet & Greet and photo op with The Cabbage Patch Kids Mini-Makeover Styling Sessions provided by Paul Mitchell Salon Mommy & Me Craft Station Face [...] Read More »

Dogwood Festival 2015

May 1-3, 2015 Friday from 10am-5pm Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 12pm-5pm The Dogwood Festival is the pride and joy of the members of Greenfield Hill Congregational Church who have celebrated springtime in Fairfield for close to 80 years. Every year, the Festival is an opportunity for church members to share the beauty of [...] Read More »

Kidologie comes to Maritime Aquarium on Sun., May 3

Kidologie Dives Into a Summer of Fun and Learning: May 3, 2015, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kids get in FREE to Kidologie Children’s Fair at Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, May 3rd. Plus Enter FREE Family Vacation Giveaway. This unique Children’s Fair will be integrated with the Aquarium’s exhibits for families to enjoy both Kidologie [...] Read More »

Westville Village ArtWalk

Friday, May 8 + Saturday, May 9, 2015 5:00pm · 10:00pm The Westville Village ArtWalk is a free, annual, community-based arts festival that spans three blocks in Historic Westville Village and Edgewood Park, New Haven, CT every Mother’s Day weekend. Featuring a full day of live music, art exhibitions and demonstrations, interactive art-making for kids and adults, [...] Read More »

4th Annual Great Rotary Duck Race

The Norwich Sunrise Rotary is proud to present The 4th Annual Great Rotary Duck Race! The fun and festivities begin: Saturday May 9, 2015 11:00am Fireman’s Field Yantic Fire Dept, Yantic, CT 1:00pm – Motorized Duck Race 2:00pm – Corporate Duck Race 3:00pm – The Main Event This family-oriented day of fun takes place in [...] Read More »

Annual Mother's Day Wildflower Talk & Walk

May 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Connecticut has a myriad of spring wildflowers. Find out why they bloom in the spring, where to find them, how they got their names and what makes these plants so special. Join us for a special lecture at 1 pm and at 2 pm for a [...] Read More »

Sensory Sunday for Children with Special Needs!

Sun, May 10 Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am On the second Sunday of each month Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center is open an hour early from 10-11am for children with special needs and their families. In addition to multisensory interactive exhibits, which invite children to touch, discover and create, the museum will [...] Read More »

1st Annual Mystic Food Truck Rally!

Presented by Ocean Blue Catering and featuring the area’s best and yummiest food trucks. Come get your fill! Friday, May 15  ~ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm Saturday, May 16 ~ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm The parking lot at Mystic Aquarium. The rally is free! Food pricing depends on vendor. Like us at www.facebook.com/MysticFoodTruckRally Here [...] Read More »

Spring on the Farm Festival Weekend

Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17 – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Join us for this fun family weekend on the farm and meet the newest additions to the Heckscher Farm family! Watch as the flock of sheep gets its annual shearing and learn about what happens with their wooly coats. See firsthand how [...] Read More »

Milford Earth Day

May 17, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Fowler Field, Milford, Connecticut SCHEDULE: 12:30 PM Volunteer Registration at FOWLER FIELD (behind Milford Library) 1:00 PM Welcome 1 – 4:30 PM Eco-Learning Fair & Native Plant Sale 1:15 PM Earth Day Projects in WILCOX PARK 4:30 PM End of day. ACTIVITIES: Learn about the ecology [...] Read More »

30th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival

May 16 and 17, 2015 10 am – 5 pm Come and enjoy the Bruce Museum’s 30th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival. More than 75 craft artists from all over the country, many of them new to the show, will be on the Museum grounds to show you and discuss their work. Fine contemporary craft, including ceramics, [...] Read More »

Shoreline Spring Festival

Madison Green on Route 1 Madison, CT Over 100 exhibitors of fine art, photography, jewelry, glass, woodworking, pottery, weaving, food, farm and much more! Music by Jolly Beggars  Saturday, May 17  10am-5pm  Free Admission! http://shorelineunitarian.org Read More »

Willimantic's 3rd Thursday Street Fest

Thursday, May 21at 6:00pm – 9:00pm Every third Thursday from May to September, thousands of people from far and wide stroll along Main Street, Willimantic amid a background of musical, theatrical, visual, gastronomic, and olfactory delights. Six stages simultaneously host a wide variety of music and entertainment while over 100 vendors showcase a variety of [...] Read More »

The Robin Hood Springtime Festival

Sat, Sun, & Memorial Day May 23 – June 7  -  11 a.m.-7 p.m. Trumpets Sound. The Gates Open. The Past Comes to Life. There is magic and revelry all around as you step into the past at The Robin Hood Springtime Festival. Here you can leave your cares behind in a place where your [...] Read More »

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