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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 »

Butterfly Tea Party

Wednesday July 8 2pm – 3pm You are invited to a Butterfly Tea Party in the Butterfly Garden at Roaring Brook Nature Center from 2pm to 3pm Dress in your butterfly attire, make a set of antennae to match, then waltz out to the Butterfly Garden for some tea, lemonade and cookies! Meet our resident butterflies […] Read More »

Sailfest New London

COME AND ENJOY! SAILFEST DATES: JULY 10 THROUGH JULY 12, 2015 Welcome to the 38th annual Sailfest! Whether this is your first visit to Sailfest or your 25th, you’ll find something new and exciting to discover about this year’s event. Sailfest 2015 will be held July 10-12. Throughout New London’s waterfront park and nearby streets, […] Read More »

2015 Bridgeport Arts Fest

Saturday, July 11at 10:00am – 6:00pm 6th annual celebration of local and original arts, culture, and entertainment in downtown Bridgeport! The Arts Fest is a family- and community-friendly affair and is FREE to attend. Enjoy a full day of music, live performances, interactive art, demonstrations, great food, and amazing work by artists, artisans and crafters. […] Read More »

Lyman Orchards' Berry Fest

Saturday, July 11 at 10:00am – 4:00pm Join us as we celebrate our homegrown Blueberries, Raspberries and Jostaberries with a day of sweet family fun! We’ll have lots of great activities for the whole family, Lyman’s fresh grown berries, and sweet berry treats from the Apple Barrel. Come out and enjoy the fantastic sounds of […] Read More »

Willimantic's 3rd Thursday Street Fest

Thursday, July 16th 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 of […] Read More »

Summer Nights: Aquarium After Dark

Friday, July 17 2015 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Did you know that some animals change their patterns and behaviors based on the cycle of seasons? What do sharks, belugas, and sea lions do on a summer night at Mystic Aquarium? Find out for yourself atSummer Nights: Aquarium After Dark. This family-friendly night out includes […] 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.   Curious George July 21 – Westfield Meriden – 6pm, Level 1 – Center Court July 22 – […] Read More »

Old Lyme's Midsummer Festival

July 24 & 25, 2015 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 24, 2015 9am – 5pm: Summer Sculpture Showcase STUDIO […] Read More »

2015 Savin Rock Festival

Dates: Thursday-Sunday, July 23-26 Location: Old Grove Park, Palace Street, West Haven Be Part of the Fun at the 34th Annual Savin Rock Festival! The Savin Rock Festival Committee is seeking craft and food vendors, entertainers and nonprofit organizations to participate in the 34th annual Savin Rock Festival on July 23-26 in Old Grove Park. […] 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 »

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