Weekday Picks: Fireflies, Fireworks, and Strawberry Shortcake, June 26-30, 2017

Best Kids Activities in Connecticut, June 26-30, 2017

Last week was our first full week of summer vacation, and one thing is clear: if we're going to make it through this summer with our sanity and our sense of humor in tact, I'm going to have to up my planning game. Fortunately, there's no shortage of things to do! Free outdoor family concert and/or movie series are up and running in West Hartford, Trumbull, Westport, and Groton (for more ideas, check the events calendar). 

You'll have your pick of early Independence Day celebrations on Friday night in Stamford, Hamden, and Killingly among many others--for a full run down of more than 40 fireworks celebrations across the state, click here. Check back here often and follow us on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest so that you don't miss a thing. Happy Summer!

Monday, June 26
Strawberry Shortcake Workshop – Canton
What's better than homemade strawberry shortcake? Head to The Little Green Tambourine for two fun workshops: one mommy and me class for the littles and a drop off class for older kids. Preregistration required.

See all Monday events.

Tuesday, June 27
Summer Tunes at the Old Mine Ruins – Trumbull
Connecticut resident and beloved performer T-Bone kicks off this weekly concert series in Trumbull--grab a blanket and a picnic lunch! Free.

See all Tuesday events.

Wednesday, June 28
Music and a Movie at Weed Beach – Darien
The Darien Youth Commission closes out this brief summer series with a sand castle building contest, a concert with local artist Dre Towey, and a family movie on the beach (movie title TBD). Resident beach parking stickers are not required (but there is a nominal admission fee).

See all Wednesday events.

Thursday, June 29
Firefly Night – Greenwich
Bring your own jar to Greenwich Audubon where you'll learn a little bit about the magic of fireflies and their glow before you head out into the meadow to see how many you can find. Preregistration appreciated.

See all Thursday events.

Friday, June 30
Volunteer Firefighter's Independence Day Celebration – Hamden
Get a jump on the holiday weekend with music and fireworks at the Town Center Park at Meadowbrook. Free.

See all Friday events.

Photo: Courtesy of Hamden Volunteer Firefighters.