When the calendar marks July 1, get ready for an abundance of events headed your way with entertainment, food, family fun and of course – fireworks. It’s no secret that the 4th of July is a day of celebration that can sometimes turn into a week or a full month’s worth of fun and excitement, and Connecticut has plenty going on. Here are some of the Top Fourth of July events in Connecticut.
With the Fourth of July upon us, there are several places to go and watch a stunning display of fireworks. Some may not necessarily on the day, but definitely celebratory nonetheless, with higher than expected results. We take a look at Connecticut’s finest, and most fun, places to go including festivals and fairs, a town celebration, an amusement park, and even a baseball game.
Explorers of marine life look forward to their visits to their local aquarium. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk makes this experience fun for the entire family with so many activities and workshops to choose from. This Family Guide to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will assist you in creating family memories full of adventure.
A variety of skate parks are designed and built around the state for skateboarding, in-line skating, and bikes. Some provide outdoor entertainment while others create an indoor spot to escape the weather blues. With various surfaces from concrete to asphalt, skateboarders can take their pick of the best park around. Parks range from free admission to low daily prices.
Connecticut has plenty of fascinating museums that the whole family will love. Consider spending an afternoon with the kids checking out one of these engrossing, accessible exhibits at some of the state’s best museums.
Some may say that Mother’s Day is everyday but according to the calendar, it truly only comes around once a year. So you only get one shot to show that special mom in your life just how much she means to you. Here are some great ideas to help you start the planning.
When choosing the right gym that suits your needs, comfort is usually the biggest factor in sealing the deal on your membership. Ensuring that the facility offers the right classes, at the right times suited for your schedule are huge deciding factors. For parents and guardians, child care also plays a huge role for choosing the right gym. Here is a list of the top local gyms that provide child care in Connecticut.
Spring and summer are the ideal seasons to grab a blanket, a pack a lunch, and gather your closest friends, family or someone special to head out for a wonderful picnic. Connecticut offers several historical and scenic parks and areas that cater to all of your picnic needs.
Exercise does the body good, including for your furry friends. Dog parks and beaches that permit on or off leashed dogs are a great way for your best buddy to play outdoors in a safe environment. If you are looking for locations for your dog to socialize, exercise outdoors or for those that don’t have access to a yard or fenced in yard,, the listings below are great options. Each location below permits dogs to be off the leash while supervised by their owners.
For some fun “staycation” activities in Connecticut that kids are sure to love, we asked Stamford teacher Deborah Okun.