Weekday Picks: Folk Concert, 17th Century Encampment, and Sports, June 19-23, 2017

Best Kids Activities in Connecticut, June 19-23, 2017

This Wednesday officially marks the first day of summer, and with it comes fun days at the beachoutdoor movies, music festivals, and indoor play (for when it gets too hot).  This week alone, families can enjoy a 17th Century Encampment, an alternative folk music outdoor concert, and the international festival of arts and ideas

Many kids have finished school so feel free to scour the Event Calendar to ensure everyone stays busy and happy. Check back here often and follow us on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest so that you don't miss a thing. Happy Summer!

Monday, June 19
International Festival of Arts and Ideas – New Haven
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 15-day extravaganza of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven, Connecticut each June. Today there will be a BIG READ for Bookworms at 6pm. See website for details. 

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Tuesday, June 20
Summer Concert at Ballard Park – Ridgefield
What's better than a summer concert? Tonight Parsonsfield is playing, an alt/folk band that blows away any preconception of what you think a banjo or mandolin should sound like.  Free.

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Wednesday, June 21
Wednesday Crafternoons – New Canaan
Drop in to the New Canaan Nature Center for a free nature-inspired craft in the Visitor Center. June's activities include sun catchers, locust shakers, bubble wrap strawberries, and leaf critters. Preregistration required.

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Thursday, June 22
Mini Adventures in Sports – Litchfield
Drop in to the Litchfield Historical Museum for games to get you moving, crafts to take home, and historic connections to explore.

See all Thursday events.

Friday, June 23
17th Century Encampment Mashantucket
Visit the Pequot Museum for a unique chance to experience Native American and European life in the 17th Century. Native, English, Dutch, and French reenactors will portray different aspects of daily life. Visitors are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities including wampum making, cooking, militia drills, cannon drills, basket making, pottery, archery, lacrosse, children’s games and much more.

See all Friday events.

Photo: Courtesy of the Festival of Arts and Ideas