Best Things To Do in Connecticut this Weekend with Kids: Jurassic Quest, Taco Festival, & an Olympic Viewing Party

August is upon us, and that means there’s one more month to squeeze in a ton of summer fun! Cruise into the new month on the Oceanographic Cruise in Groton, roam around with dinosaurs in East Hartford at the Jurrasic Quest Drive Thru, or celebrate all things blueberry at the Blueberry Festival in Trumbull. This weekend also provides your last chance to play a round of mini-golf at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and enjoy the sunflowers at Buttonwoods Farms.

Don’t forget to bookmark our Summer Fun Guide for even more ways to enjoy the season. We have the scoop on both swimming pools and splash pads across Connecticut. And if you're looking for last minute camp options, we know a variety of online camps with availability

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2021 note: Please keep your family and others safe by wearing a mask when appropriate and maintaining social distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our events calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


New London City Pier

Long Hill United Methodist Church

Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue

Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes

Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes

Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes

Six Flags New England

Edaville Family Amusement Park
Free Play At Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones - 10:00 AM Pick
Sunflower Maze at Lyman Orchard
Lyman Orchards Farm - 10:00 AM
Scratch Junior Coding Camp for 4 to 7 Years
Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes - 10:15 AM
Intro to Excel Sheets Programming Course
Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes - 11:30 AM
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