Upcoming Events


Every Weekend there are amazing Things to do in Connecticut with Kids! We’ve curated a list of what we think are the most fun, most interesting family events in CT this weekend!

We’ll update this page every Monday so be sure to come back and see what great kids events we have coming up for the weekend. We are your source for the Best Things to do in CT with Kids!

Putnam’s Downtown Trick-or-Treat Night

October 25th, 2019

Putnam’s Downtown Trick-or-Treat Night is a costume celebration every year!

Children and parents alike dress up in full Halloween regalia, and go trick-or-treating to participating local businesses throughout downtown Putnam. Many businesses and organizations that are not located in the downtown area will have a table set up along the streets as well.

Plan to stay in town for dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in town. And maybe do some shopping, too.

This event is sponsored by the Putnam Recreation Department.

The Town of Putnam, Putnam Police Department and members of The Putnam Business Association will have volunteers in place to help make this is family-friendly event with safe road crossings using the crosswalks.

TRICK-or-TREAT ROUTE: Trick or treating happens from River Front Commons (Kennedy Drive) to Union Square – and everywhere in between.

PARKING: Parking is available in the Riverfront Commons parking lot or in the public lots on the corner of Kennedy Dr/Pomfret Street, in Union Square, along the railroad tracks on South Main Street, in the smaller lots on Kennedy Drive along the River Trail, or on the 2 level public lot on Providence Street (Route 171). Additional street parking is available on South Main Street and behind the Putnam Public Library.

Halloween Spooktacular

October 25th, 2019

Get into the Halloween spirit by joining us for this spooktacular celebration, NCNC-style!

We’ll learn about and meet some creepy critters who remind us of All Hallows Eve (spiders, bats, snakes, & more), before getting the chance to make our very own slime. We’ll wrap up the evening by enjoying a spooky & interactive Halloween story and a one-of-a-kind jack-o-lantern experience.

You also won’t want to miss our 4th Annual Jack-o-Lantern Carving Contest!

For more information, check out our contest form: https://newcanaannature.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/jack-o-lantern-contest-form2019.pdf

Members: $10/person (online registration begins 8/21)
Non-Members: $15/person (online registration begins 8/28)

New Canaan Nature Center 144 Oenoke Rdg, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Kidzfest Touch A Truck & More!

October 26th, 2019

Join us at the 8th Annual KIDZFEST Touch a Truck & More to benefit Children’s Connection! This hands on family event offers the unique opportunity for young and old alike to get in and explore construction equipment of all sizes, emergency vehicles and recreation vehicles that are typically off limits to the public. KIDZFEST is much more than just the biggest touch-a-truck event in the state. Of course there are trucks (MORE THAN 60 of them!!) – excavators, back hoes, skid steers, wheel loaders, dump trucks, police and fire vehicles, boats, race cars, garbage trucks, and semi-tow trucks and from 10 – 1130 check out the Eagle Three Helicopter! In addition to the trucks, KIDZFEST has face painting, mascots, rides on the Roaming Railroad, dancing, music, food, games, and much more! AND kids love to wear their halloween costumes and come “Truck or treating with us!” Costume parade starts at 1 pm! Tickets are $5 pp at the door and proceeds benefit

Taylor Farm Park Norwalk CT Norwalk, Connecticut

Wilton Pumpkin Parade

October 26th, 2019

Trick or Treat in Wilton Center on Saturday October 26th from 2:30-4:30pm. Stop by all our shops, restaurants and retailers. Get your treats and SHOP LOCAL!

Wilton Chamber of Commerce 86 Old Ridgefield Rd, Wilton, Connecticut 06897

Boo at the Zoo

October 27: Boo at the Zoo, Noon – 3:00 pm
A spooktacular afternoon including harvest hayrides ($2 per person) and many other seasonal favorites! Enjoy crafts, story-time, and cool critters. Guaranteed to delight and fright all those who pass through. If you’re under 12, in costume, and are accompanied by one paying adult, you get in to the Zoo for FREE!

The schedule includes:

• Spooky Stories in the Sensory Garden (in the Victorian Greenhouse if it’s chilly!)
• Cool Cars and Trunk or Treat near the Farmyard’s Big Cow with Fly-Meet
• Learn to Hula-Hoop with Hellokeighty at the Peacock Pavilion
• Spooky Crafts and Candy in the Research Station
• Meet Dr. Bugman and his cool critters in the Victorian Greenhouse
• The Zoo’s 4-H Club presents yummy treats for sale in the W.O.L.F. Cabin
• Fun games for all outside the W.O.L.F. Cabin
• Decorate a mini-pumpkin ($3 each, 2 for $5) at Frog Plaza
• Harvest Hayrides $2 each. Purchase tickets at the Gift Shop
• Vote for your favorite scarecrow in our Parade of Scarecrows

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo 1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610

Halloween Trick-or-Treat at Olde Mistick Village

October 31th, 2019

Calling all ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes and everything in between! An Olde Mistick Village Halloween tradition continues. The shops will welcome costumed characters with yummy candy! Free to attend. Bring your costumed pup too!

Olde Mistick Village 27 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, Connecticut 06355