Learn how to make chocolate truffles. Photo courtesy of International Festival of Arts and Ideas
Learn how to make chocolate truffles. Photo courtesy of International Festival of Arts and Ideas

12 Awesome Things To Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Beardsley Zoo, Marine Life Cruise, Carousel Rides

As we creep closer and closer to Memorial Day Weekend, signs of the unofficial start of summer are starting to pop up all around Connecticut. Get in a vacation state of mind and kick off the weekend at Aloha Fridays at Calf Pasture Beach or take a cruise around the Long Island Sound with the Maritime Aquarium.

This weekend also marks the return of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven. Don't forget, there's still time to find the perfect summer activities for little ones with our Sumer Camp Guide! For more fun ideas for things to do, check out our Spring Activities Guide or plan one of these Day Trips That Connecticut Kids Will Love. As always, keep tabs on our Connecticut events calendar for daily updates on happenings at favorite spots and more local and virtual opportunities for family fun.

 
2021 note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate 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:


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

New Haven
upcoming events
(Fri May 14, 2021 - Sun Jun 27, 2021) International Festival of Arts and Ideas

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Greenwich Botanical Center

Maritime Aquarium
upcoming events
(Sat May 1, 2021 - Sun Jun 20, 2021) Marine Life Encounter Cruise

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
upcoming events
(Sun May 2, 2021 - Sun May 16, 2021) Spring on the Farm Festival Weekends

Mill River Park
upcoming events
(Sat May 15, 2021 - Sat Jul 31, 2021) Mill River Carousel Rides

Wadsworth Atheneum
upcoming events
(Fri Apr 30, 2021 - Sun May 23, 2021) May Flowers at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides