Strawberries galore! Photo courtesy of South Windsor Strawberry Festival
Strawberries galore! Photo courtesy of South Windsor Strawberry Festival

Best Things To Do in Connecticut in June with Kids

With school winding down and camps just getting started, June really is the perfect month to devote to family fun. It's the Connecticut Open House on June 12, so consider checking out one of the free activities in every corner of the state. 

Highlights this month include lots of festivals, the return of Shakespeare on the Sound, the opening of a new exhibit at the Maritime Aquarium, and the South Windsor Strawberry Festival. Of course, our Summer Fun Guide and events calendar are chock-full of more ideas, but if we had to choose our very favorite June activities, these picks are at the top of the list. Have fun out there!

Editor's note: Some events and operating hours could change, depending on COVID-19 status. Check with businesses before heading out to events. Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an event appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


Stamford Museum & Nature Center
upcoming events

Webb Deane Stevens Museum

Calf Pasture Beach
upcoming events
(Fri May 14, 2021 - Fri Aug 27, 2021) Ripka's Aloha Fridays at Calf Pasture Beach

The Norwalk Arts Space

Various Locations

Pickney Park
upcoming events
(Tue Jun 15, 2021 - Sat Jul 3, 2021) Shakespeare On The Sound: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Monroe Congregational Church
upcoming events
(Sat Jun 19, 2021 - Sun Jun 20, 2021) Annual Monroe Strawberry Festival

West Hartford Town Hall
upcoming events
(Sat Jun 19, 2021 - Sun Jun 20, 2021) Juneteenth CommUNITY Celebration

Historic Downtown Norwich
upcoming events
(Sat Jun 26, 2021) Rose Arts Festival

Wadsworth Atheneum
upcoming events
(Sat Jan 23, 2021 - Sat Jan 1, 2022) Family Tour at the Wadsworth
Paleo Playdates
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - 10:00 AM Pick
Sheffield Island Lighthouse Cruise
Norwalk Seaport - 11:00 AM
Shoe Tying Made Simple
Virtual - 1:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides