Weekday Picks: Live Music, Composting, and Farm Animals, July 17-21, 2017

Best Kids Activities in Connecticut, July 17-21, 2017

Outdoor concerts, raspberry and blueberry picking, and beach days. You've just gotta love summer in Connecticut. This week you can teach the kids about composting, the upcoming solar eclipse, and enjoy live music and entertainment at a Street Fest. And when the rain showers come, there are plenty of indoor places for fun.

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Monday, July 17
Heckscher Farm Animal Meet & Greet—Stamford
Discover how the farm cares for and enrich their animals' lives, and get a chance to touch them, too! 

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Tuesday, July 18
Kids Can Compost—West Hartford
Learn about what compost is, what is happening in the compost bins, and what to do with the finished compost.

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Wednesday, July 19
The Not Its Josh & the Jamtones—Westport 
The Levitt Pavilion is the place for music loving families to be! Activities (including face painting and a Melissa & Doug hospitality tent) begin at 6 pm, and the lawn is open for picnicking or for enjoying concessions on site before Josh and the Jamtones get their ska-flavored party started. 

See all Wednesday events.

Thursday, July 20
3rd Thursday Street Fest —Willimantic 
Stroll along Main Street in Willimantic to enjoy five stages featuring a variety of music and entertainment while vendors showcase a variety of handcrafted goods and services. Street performers and free children’s activities too!  Free.

See all Thursday events.

Friday, July 21
Astronomy For Kids — The Great 2017 Solar EclipseStorrs
​You'll discuss the geometry of eclipses, see slides from earlier total solar eclipses, and explore cultural relevance of the event in today's world. After a snack break kids talk about the many special celestial events you'll see in August along the eclipse canter line.

See all Friday events.

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