We make it easy for you to find fun places to go and things to do with your kids. Find fun family events in our Calendar of Events and use our Resource Guide to find kids programs, play centers, party guide and much more.

 We’ve got the inside scoop on tons of FREE or low-cost things to do in Connecticut with kids. If you would like us to post a kid-friendly event you’re organizing, just use the “Add Event” link displayed at the bottom of our calendar.

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Upcoming Events:

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire

Saturday, Sunday, & Columbus Day SEP 27 to OCT 26 Exciting. Entertaining. Festive. Without a doubt, The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is the something different you’ve been looking to do. It is a celebration of good times filled with fond memories. It is revelry that gives you a lift, boosts your spirits, and lets you leave [...] Read More »

Pumpkintown U.S.A.

September 20, 2014 Thru October 31, 2014 Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Great place for the youngsters for a Halloween treat. A non-scary adventure through a town with a saloon, jail, country store, post office and a fire department. There are different scenes througout the “village” include the wedding scene. Take “The Ride,” a hay ride through [...] Read More »

Durham Fair

Come visit the 95th annual Durham Fair – September 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th In 1916 the Durham Fair began a tradition. That tradition continues today during the last full weekend in September when the fairgrounds come alive and magically transform into Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair. Come visit the Durham Fair and you’ll see what [...] Read More »

CAMA's 2014 Annual Fall Festival

Don’t miss CAMA’s 2014 Annual Fall Festival.  Here are the preliminary particulars. DATES: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26, 27, 28, 2014 (Three days) HOURS: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day for spectators. ADDRESS:  CAMA museum grounds, 31 Kent-Cornwall Rd. (Rt. 7), Kent, CT (click for map) This event is held rain or shine. We [...] Read More »

Museum Day Live!

  SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES TENTH ANNUAL MUSEUM DAY LIVE! A Celebration of Culture, Science, History and Education Free Admission with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket on September 27, 2014  Smithsonian magazine designates Saturday, September 27 the tenth annual Museum Day Live!. For one day only, participating museums across the United States, with a wide range of diverse exhibitions, [...] Read More »

Pipes in the Valley Festival

ScreenHunter_248 Aug. 30 15.18FESTIVAL COST : FREE ! 11am – 10:30pm Saturday September 27th Mortensen’s Riverfront Plaza located at 300 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT The 13th Annual “Pipes in the Valley”Celtic Music Festival transports you to another world on Saturday, September 27th, 11am-10:30 pm, at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, downtown Hartford.CT’s premier Celtic festival is presented by The Olde [...] Read More »

Banksville Harvest Festival

ScreenHunter_252 Aug. 30 18.14Saturday, September 27 at 12:00pm – 5:00pm Hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkins, trucks, bouncy houses and much much more! • Touch a Truck – Fire Trucks, Construction Vehicles, Garbage Truck, Ambulance, Tow Truck, etc. • Hayride, Hay Maze & Farm Stand • Pony Rides and Petting Zoo • Pumpkin painting & Face painting • [...] Read More »

Ridgefield's Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off

September 28, 2014 – 10:00 PM TO 3:00 PM The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce will host the 2nd Annual Giant Pumpkin & Squash Weigh Off in Ballard Park. We’re doing it again! Sunday, Sept 28, 2014, Ridgefield, CT’s Ballard Park will be converted into a festival. Large Pumpkin growers from the region will come together for [...] Read More »

Stratford Annual Harvest Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2014 Time 10:00am until 4:00pm On September 28th, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport will host its 36th annual Harvest Festival. This event will take place on Paradise Green in Stratford, CT from 10am-4pm, rain or shine. Our festival will feature: -over 50 artists, crafters, and vendors of all types -food [...] Read More »

P.L.A.C.E. to Host the 8th Annual Arts & Culture Festival

Join in the celebration of community, culture and creativity and don’t miss the unveiling of Connecticut’s new mobile art studio, The P.L.A.C.E. on the Go! Trolley   This year’s 8th Annual Arts & Culture Festival will be introducing P.L.A.C.E.’s new mobile art studio, the P.L.A.C.E. on the Go! Trolley. As an opportunity to bring the community together, the festival will offer [...] Read More »

United Methodist Church of Monroe Harvest Festival

Please join us! Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014 Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm … rain or shine! Place: United Methodist Church of Monroe 515 Cutlers Farm Road, Monroe, CT 06468 Festival highlights include homemade crafts and gifts, children’s games and activities, live Bluegrass/Celtic music by Lisa Furman, and more! Enjoy a delicious lunch of [...] Read More »

Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival

October 11-12, 2014 - 10AM to 5PM We would like invite you to join us for our Tenth Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival. It will be held on October 11-12, 2014 at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds on Route 61 in Bethlehem, Connecticut (just north of town). Visit our garlic cooking demonstrations, stay for a live band [...] Read More »

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9 thoughts on “Home

  1. Maria Fowler

    I think your website is wonderful. I would love to win a 4 pack to the fair.

  2. Joan D

    Happy happy joy joy…happy happy joy. With having an age range of children , I am thankful for your site on the information it gives. With the upcoming Durham and Renn fairs along with the Garlic Fest it cant dent the pocket of a family of 6….but who would miss these events? Gotta love autumn.

  3. Dani

    We had plans to go but had to cancel because we don’t have enough money……a family 4 pack would be AWESOME!!!!

  4. Alicia Lamere

    Would love to go, my 4 year old love to see it. please pick me thanks in advance

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