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Free Event: Annual Walnut Beach Fairy Frolic in Milford, Connecticut

Free Event: Annual Walnut Beach Fairy Frolic in Milford, Connecticut

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Did you know that there are fairies who live in Walnut Beach? ’Tis true! The wee folk love the natural beauty of our beach neighborhood and have made their homes here for many a year. To find them you need but look with eyes that seek magic and a heart that believes. This fourth-annual Fairy Frolic promises to be a night of fairy-filled family fun here in Walnut Beach—and everyone (yes, that means children and adults) is encouraged to come…

The Greater Hartford Food Truck Fest, South Windsor, Connecticut

The Greater Hartford Food Truck Fest, South Windsor, Connecticut

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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One event on June 24, 2018 at 11:00am

The 2018 Greater Hartford Food Truck Fest at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk will be held on June 23rd and June 24th in South Windsor, Connecticut. Enjoy a weekend filled with delicious food trucks from all over Connecticut, fantastic live bands, a great DJ, FREE children's activities, and fun for the whole family! Mark your calendar and join us on Saturday, June 23 from 11AM to 7PM and Sunday, June 24 from 11AM to 6PM in Evergreen Walk Park…

Lyman Allyn’s annual Summer Fest

Lyman Allyn’s Annual Summer Fest in New London, Connecticut

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come celebrate the start of summer at Lyman Allyn’s annual Summer Fest in New London, Connecticut on June 23rd. Summer Fest is FREE for everyone and will feature food trucks, live entertainment (amplified, unplugged, performance and participatory), and family friendly activities on our grounds and inside the Museum. The entire Museum will be open during this event, so you can explore all of our exhibits. This is a perfect event to spend with friends and family In the event of…

Li Liu, Chinese Acrobat

Li Liu, Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics Event, North Stonington, Connecticut

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

On Wednesday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m. children ages four and up and their caregivers are invited to kick off the summer with “Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics.” Li Liu presents a one-woman acrobatic performance. The documented history of acrobatics in China goes back more than 2000 years. Li performs hand balancing, plate spinning, ribbon dancing, diabolos, foot juggling, and Chinese Kung Fu fan manipulation. A limited number of volunteers get to join her on stage to create an impromptu ribbon…

Food Trucks on the Farm at Lyman Orchards

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Lyman Orchards for our Food Trucks on the Farm festival, Saturday, June 30th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. From farm to food truck to your table, feast on delicacies from some of your favorite rolling kitchens! FREE ADMISSION! We'll be pouring Lyman Orchards' 1741 Colonial Crisp Hard Cider for those 21 and over. Many of the region's top food trucks will be on site, including Perk on Wheels The Whey Station Spuds Your Way GMonkey Mamoun's Falafels Pork…

Vintage Baseball Game at the Nathan Hale Homestead

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Over a century has passed since the last baseball game was played at the Nathan Hale Homestead, but two teams will take the field once again on Saturday, June 30 at 1 pm! Connecticut Landmarks is excited to welcome the Bouckville Summits and the Providence Grays, two teams from the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League, to the Homestead’s playing field. Hay bales will mark the field used by the Coventry Farmers’ Market every Sunday, and the name of this game is authenticity –…

Essex in Bloom "First Thursdays" Summer Events

“First Thursdays” Summer Events in Essex, Connecticut

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on August 2, 2018 at 5:00pm

Celebrate summer 2018 alfresco style in Essex, Connecticut! The Essex Board of Trade introduces 1st Thursdays — a series of 3 themed events on Main Street in Essex Village, occurring over the first Thursdays of June, July, and August. Stores and galleries will be open late with festivities and special discounts. The party-like atmosphere includes: the first-ever Cruise Night in the parking lot of Olive Oyl’s Cuisine, Yoga in the Park with Essex Park & Recreation, Music & Drinks on the deck of the Connecticut River Museum, and Festive…

Nature Play in the Green at Mystic Aquarium

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 14, 2018 at 10:00am

Join the Mystic Aquarium in the Sea School Green for the 2018 Mystic Aquarium Nature Play Programming. During each monthly program, the Green will be open to the public between 10:00am to 12:00pm for fun and engaging self-guided activities, crafts, or to just run around!  Check out the website for more information, including monthly themes and program dates! June 9: Mud Day – painting with mud, making mud pies and just getting muddy. July 14: Nature Art – let nature be your muse…

Annual South County Balloon Festival

Annual South County Balloon Festival

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on July 22, 2018 at 11:00am

2018 is the 40th Anniversary of the Annual South County Balloon Festival. The festival is presented by the Wakefield Rotary Club, and proceeds from this event benefit several charities. The South County Balloon Festival features Tethered Hot Air Balloon rides* in morning and evening, family entertainment, crafters, carnival rides, car show, food vendors, live music (Friday Night), fireworks (Saturday), Balloon Glow* (Fri, Sat), fishing pond, bounce houses, and lots of other family fun. Entry is payable at the gate. Balloon…

Hot Air Balloon Rides at Mill Pond Park, Newington

Hot Air Balloon Rides at Mill Pond Park, Newington

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get a bird's eye view of Mill Pond Park in this sponsored Re/Max hot air balloon ride! $10 per person at the day of the event. There is no pre-registration for this event. All proceeds going to the 37th annual Life. Be in it. Extravaganza firework show! For more information, please call 860-665-8666

2018 North Branford Potato & Corn Festival

August 3 @ 10:00 am - August 5 @ 11:00 pm

The North Branford Potato & Corn Festival or affectionately called PoCo Fest is hosted by the North Branford Parks & Recreation Department. The 2018 Festival celebrates its 17th year of a free, fun-filled, family event with food, free contests and games, rides and amusements, a craft and business expo, entertainment all weekend, car show on Friday, cornhole tournament on Saturday, 5K on Sunday, and of course, tons of food and the best fireworks around on Saturday at 9 p.m. Friday,…

Taste Of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival, Hartford, Connecticut

Taste Of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival, Hartford, Connecticut

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Taste Of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival is a free diverse family-friendly event for all ages. Come enjoy the music, dance and culture of the French, English and Spanish speaking Caribbean. This is also a child-friendly event with games, arts and crafts and so much more.... This event is part of the Summer in the City series, and made possible by the Greater Hartford Arts Council and United Technologies. See the full Summer in the City lineup at summerinhartford.com Co-Sponsor: Summer…


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