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Upcoming Events:

Annual Danbury City Fair

MAY 22, 2015 THROUGH JUNE 7, 2015 The Annual Danbury City Fair is back from May 22nd – June 7th! Hours Friday May 22: 5- 10pm Saturday May 23: 12pm- 10pm Sunday May 24: 12pm- 10pm Monday May 25: 12- 11pm –Memorial Day Tuesday May 26- Friday May 29: 5- 10pm Saturday May 30 12pm- [...] 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. Caillou Meet & Greet May 19 – Westfield Meriden – 6pm, Level 1 – Center Court May 20 [...] 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 »

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 »

Willimantic's 3rd Thursday Street Fest

Thursday, June 19th 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 »

Annual Riverfront 5K and Family Fun Run

Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:30 PM Eastern Point Beach Groton, CT 06340 The Riverfront Children’s Center of Groton will host the SEVENTH ANNUAL RIVERFRONT RUN on Saturday, May 30 at 9:30am. All ages and abilities are welcome.  The RIVERFRONT RUN is the only Annual Road Race scheduled within Groton City and a great way to kick off the running season, whether you are a serious [...] Read More »

Greek Festival and Fair

Friday, May 29, 2015, 11:00am-11:00pm Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 11:00am – 11:00pm Sunday, May 31, 2015 – 11:00am -9:30pm It’s that time of year again! Our three day annual Greek festival at Holy Trinity is almost here. Enjoy 3 days of authentic Greek food and pastries, a huge marketplace with lots of vendors, children’s [...] Read More »

Wethersfield Fireworks!

Saturday, May 30 at 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Chamber of Commerce, Town of Wethersfield, Premier Sponsor Cedar Mountain Stone & Mulch, and all of the local support has brought the Fireworks back to Wethersfield!! 5pm Saturday night, come hungry and happy to Cove Park on State Street, between the Solomon Wells House and [...] Read More »

Pride in Manchester Week and Heritage Day

Saturday, June 6 to Saturday, June 13, 2015 2015 marks the twenty-fourth anniversary of Pride In Manchester, a week full of free activities for all ages. Pride celebrates our town’s heritage — past, present, and future — music, art, and history! Pride week kicks off with the FREE Outdoor Concert in the Park on Saturday, June 6 [...] Read More »

JCC Family Fun Day featuring Touch-A-Truck

June 7th, 2015 11:00AM – 2:00PM JCC Family Fun Day featuring Touch-A-Truck (Rain or Shine) Climb, explore and discover more than 20 trucks! Activities for the whole family! Free Admission Bounce House Music Kids Activities & Games Food & Drink Free Swim Refreshment Sponsor: A1 Toyota Inflatable Fun Sponsor: ServPro ​Trackless Train Sponsor: Stop & Shop [...] Read More »

BooZoo's Canine Carnival

SUNDAY, JUNE 7 2:00 – 4:00 pm Let’s explore the powerful and important bonds between humans and their animal friends. All canines, accompanied by their humans, are welcome to take part in carnival activities in the Stepping Stones bus circle and Celebration Courtyard. Activities are free with museum admission. Proceeds support early childhood initiatives. Headliners [...] Read More »

10th Annual Cap'n Kidd Treasure Hunt Pirates Day

Sunday, June 8 from noon to 5 p.m. rain or shine. For over 300 years, people of all ages have searched for Captain Kidd’s treasure. Join Captain Kidd and his crew as they sail into Milford Harbor, kidnap Mayor Blake and “take over” downtown Milford on Sunday, June 8th from noon to 5 pm. This event [...] Read More »

The Great Duck Race

  Saturday, June 13th, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Family event open to all FREE admission Children’s Arts & Crafts Games, Music, Special Duck Race Postage Cancellation, Food and Drinks Get a duck or more as up to 3,000 yellow ducks “race” for $10,000 in prizes! Race Raffle Tickets ($20 each) Ticket holders need [...] Read More »

Annual Greek Festival

June 12th, 13th and 14th, 2015! Join us for our Annual Greek Festival, The Greek Experience, featuring traditional Greek food, Greek dancing, raffles, games, and other activities on June 12th, 13th and 14th, 2015! Friday (5pm to 11pm) Saturday (12 noon to 11pm) Sunday (12 noon to 9pm) The festival is held on the church [...] Read More »

Pancakes with Penguins!

Saturday, June 13 2015  8:00 am – 9:00 am Plan ahead and reserve your tickets for Pancakes with Penguins, a fun event to kick-start your day. Your breakfast experience will include a visit by African Penguins and our mascot “Petey the Penguin”. Breakfast is served buffet style from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and includes [...] Read More »

Lyman Orchards' Strawberry Fest

Saturday, June 13 at 10:00am Our annual Strawberry Fest kicks off our summer event season, celebrating family fun, Lyman’s fresh grown strawberries, and sweet strawberry treats from the Apple Barrel. Fun activities include Breakfast on the Deck, Strawberry picking in the orchard, live music, complementary food tastings and demos, pie eating contests, pony rides, and [...] Read More »

Giant Steps' Fifth Anniversary Party!

Saturday June 13th 2015 10AM-1PM Giant Steps is turning FIVE and it’s all thanks to you! Here at Giant Steps we would like to thank our loyal customers and welcome newcomers the best way we know how: with a PARTY! Come share our special day with a morning filled with fun activities and crafts! As [...] Read More »

Orange Strawberry Festival

  June 13, 2015 (rain date June 14) 9:00 am – 6:00 pm It’s coming! It’s coming! Mark your calendars! Craft and home show vendors, rides and games for children, a huge raffle, and FABULOUS food, including all of our strawberry specialties. Delicious food, live music and family fun at the Annual Orange Strawberry Festival [...] Read More »

The Hindinger Farm Strawberry Festival

June 13th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hindinger Farm Strawberry Festival is often thought of as one of the best ways for families to celebrate the beginning of summer. The festival is held every June as the strawberries ripen. Our rain date this year is June 14, if need be. Join us for family [...] Read More »

Lyman Orchards Annual Strawberry Fest

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 10:00am Our annual Strawberry Fest kicks off our summer event season, celebrating family fun, Lyman’s fresh grown strawberries, and sweet strawberry treats from the Apple Barrel. Fun activities include Breakfast on the Deck, Strawberry picking in the orchard, live music, complementary food tastings and demos, pie eating contests, pony rides, [...] Read More »

New Horizons Village Strawberry Festival & Craft Fair

Saturday June 13h, 2015 – 10:00 am Professional Crafters, Classic Cars, Live Entertainment, Special Guest Appearances of Local Celebrities, Free Pony Rides, Children’s Games, Magician Good Old – Fashioned Fun! Antique Car Show New Britain Rock Cats “03″ Featured a Magician and Musicians Burgers, Dogs, Cotton Candy and Of Course… STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE Plenty of Children’s Activities [...] Read More »

The South Windsor Strawberry Fest

Saturday, June 13 at 9:00am – 5:30pm The 33rd annual South Windsor Strawberry Festival will be held Saturday, 6/13/2015 9:00 – 5:30. The website www.berryfest.org will open 5/15/2015! CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES Ride the Strawberry Fest Train Kiddie Tractor Rides Face Painting Fire Safety from the South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department The Petting Zoo The Hay Ride in the Big Tractor [...] Read More »

Georgetown Day

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 12 noon – 6:00 pm The Annual Georgetown Day Festival is proudly sponsored by Georgetown Village Restoration, Inc., the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department, the Joel Barlow Wrestling Team, and the Georgetown Lions Club on a Sunday in early June.   The Festival, an event that gains momentum and popularity every year, is [...] Read More »

6th Annual Stamford JCC Kids Triathlon

June 14, 2015 7:00 am The Stamford JCC Kids Triathlon for children ages 4 to 14 will take place on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Stamford JCC. Our mission is to establish and nurture children’s ability to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Through the fast growing sport of triathlon, children are given the [...] Read More »

Family Fun Day

Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Join us for our 6th annual Family Fun Day! Venues at the Sportsplex are opening up to show the community what they have to offer. Things to look for include.. Disco Skating, Indoor Climbing, Open Gym Demonstrations Free Classes, Raffles, Giveaways Food, Beer, and Drink Samples [...] Read More »

Cheshire Strawberry Festival

June 20, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free admission  Enjoy mouth-watering fresh strawberry shortcake, hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, and other treats. The Cheshire Community Band and the Cheshire High School Jazz Combo will perform live music. Many activities for the young and young at heart including inflatable amusements, a petting zoo, toddler games, [...] Read More »

Wing Ding Parade

Saturday, June 20, 2015 Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Registration at 9:00 AM Parade Starts at 11:00 AM HEY KIDS! The best day ever begins with FREE face painting, tattoos, arts & crafts, music, various street performers, clowns, magicians and so much more! Be sure to dress in costume, and decorate your strollers, wagons, boxes – anything [...] Read More »

Monroe Strawberry Festival

43rd Strawberry Festival – June 20th & 21st., 2015 Fine Arts & Craft Show Saturday Hours: 10am-5pm Sunday Hours: 12pm-5pm Over 75 juried exhibitors, local artists, strawberry shortcake, strawberry pies, baked goods, children’s games & live entertainment. So come and join us for a fun filled weekend! Entertainment: Saturday, 6/20 11:00 AM – 1:15 PM: All Grass [...] Read More »

Annual Goshen Stampede

JUNE 19TH-21ST 2014 Connecticut’s Best Event, The 10th Annual Goshen Stampede, 3 Days of Fun.. Featuring 2 Huge PRCA Rodeos, 2 Wild Demolition Derbies, 3 Day music fest with featuring The Cadillac Three, The Tri-State Truck Pulls with Amateur and Professional Drivers, Fire Works, Free Petting Zoo, Great Food, Vendors, and so much more.. GOSHEN [...] Read More »

CoventryFest 2015

WHEN: June 27, 2015 (Rain Date is June 28) Where: Coventry Lake at Patriots Park Time: 3PM to End of Fireworks!! Featuring Live Performances Spectacular Fireworks display Castle Bounce *Balloon Animals *Vendors Limited Parking on Site is available for $10, Offsite Parking $5 Family Package: priority seating, meals & parking. Limited Parking on Site is [...] Read More »

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