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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps at Microsoft

NOW THROUGH AUGUST 7, 2015 Calendar available on www.microsoftstore.com/danbury Kids ages 8 and older get hands-on experience with the latest technology as they learn how to code, create games, and use their creativity and imagination. This summer’s four camps are all-new, with two designed for coding beginners and two for intermediates looking to take their […] Read More »

Special Events 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. June 6 & 7: Rev 3 Triathlon – More than 1,000 athletes will compete in this world-class triathlon. June 13: 11th […] Read More »

Summer Movie Express

Tuesday June 16 – Wednesday  August 12 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 a theater […] Read More »

Kid's Summer Movie Program

ScreenHunter_1530 Jun. 23 20.54June 23 – August 12 –  9:30 am 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 »

Free Kids Summer Film Series

ScreenHunter_1528 Jun. 23 20.32June 23rd – August 19th, 2015 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 »

Bookworm Wednesdays presentations at Showcase Cinema

FREE MOVIES Every Wednesday at 10am from July 8th – July 29th Note: Bookworm Wednesdays presentations at Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere and Showcase Cinemas Woburn begin at 9am. Just bring a book report* with you to the select Bookworm Wednesdays movie and that’s your price of admission! Download the Book Report BOOKWORM WEDNESDAYS LOCATION: […] Read More »

Willimantic's 3rd Thursday Street Fest

Thursday, August 20th at 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 […] Read More »

WFamily Summer Nights

Join us each month from May through August for our fun-filled WFamily Summer Nights program. Enjoy meet & greets with your favorite television characters, crafts, and receive special offers and meal deals from participating stores and restaurants.     Clifford August 18 – Westfield Meriden – 6pm, Level 1 – Center Court August 19 – […] Read More »

Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival

  10th Annual Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival Free Admission August 1, 2015 (Rain Date August 2) 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 […] Read More »

Orange Volunteer Firemans Carnival

When… July 30, 31 August 1, 2, 2015 FAMILY FUN…FOR EVERYONE! ** Spectacular Rides ** Family fun filled rides including a kiddieland for the youngsters PARKING & ADMISSION are FREE FIREWORKS-FUN SHOWS-RAFFLES and much more! IT’S AT THE ORANGE FAIRGROUNDS 5525 Orange Center Road Orange, CT 06477 BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! Carnival Operating Hours Thursday […] Read More »

Niantic Bay Triathlon

Sunday – August 2, 2015 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 »

Kids Club: Powered by Nat Geo Kids

AUGUST 4, 2015 Free, fun & educational games and activities for kids! The Danbury Fair Kids Club is a great opportunity for your child to learn in a fun, and interactive setting. We’ve teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Summer Kids Club- Tuesday morning at […] Read More »

The Enfield Pirate Festival

A Fundraiser for Kids First Find your sea legs now because the show runs one weekend only: September 5 & 6  11 am to 7 pm. The Enfield Town Green has been taken over by pirates helping to raise money for Kids First of Enfield! Join us for a swashbuckling day of family fun with live […] Read More »

The Potato and Corn Festival

SAVE THE DATES! AUGUST 6, 7, 8, and 9 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 2015 PoCo Fest will be the 14th year of this free, wonderful, fun-filled family event. The festival started as a […] Read More »

Holy Rosary Italian Festival

Holy Rosary Italian Festival will be held August 6, 7 and 8, 2015 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 e […] Read More »

Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival

August 15 and August 16, 2015 Mortensen Riverfront Plaza The Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival celebrates 15 years with a free family friendly event offering a unique celebration of Asian culture highlighted by the exciting sport of dragon boat racing. Festival highlights included authentic Asian music and dance performances, food and merchandise vendors, an […] Read More »

Keney Park Family Day Festival

August 14th – 16th from 11:00am – 7:00pm Come and enjoy one of Hartford’s longest running FREE Festivals in one of Hartford’s greatest treasures. Family Day Foundation, Inc. is a community based organization designed to instill pride and increase community involvement of families through positive recreational, educational and economic experiences. The Keney Park Family Day is an […] Read More »

Milford Oyster Festival

41st Annual Milford Oyster Festival Saturday, August 15, 2015 10am – 6pm Free Admission The 41st Annual Milford Oyster Festival will host the Gin Blossoms at the Festival Main Stage on Saturday, August 15th. For the first time,The Oyster Fesival will feature a triple bill of national acts with Fastball and The Rembrandts also performing […] Read More »

Storybook Pajama Party

Meet characters from your favorite stories. Friday, August 28 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm The fun doesn’t end at 5:00 pm. Storybook Pajama Parties promote literacy and positive family interaction in a fun environment that celebrates learning. Come in your PJs and listen to a favorite story. What to expect: Families can enjoy an evening […] Read More »

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My goal is to provide as much information about local events as I can! I gather all information myself and get tips from fans and local businesses. I run the site because I have a passion for having fun with my kids! I hope you enjoy it.

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