Weekend Fun: Carnivals, River Glow, and Waterskiing

Kids settle in after fair activities to watch the River Glow. Photo courtesy of River Glow Pawcatuck
Things to do this weekend with kids in Connecticut

It is hard to believe but August is here, which means it's time to start maxing out on weekend fun before school-year activities and sports take over. With the state agricultural fairs still a few weeks away, this weekend would be a great time to head out to some fun on-the-water activities like a waterski show in Litchfield, a model yacht regatta in Mystic, and the annual floating bonfires of River Glow in Pawcatuck. There are also fundraising carnivals in Easton and Orange, and an outdoor circus performance in New London.

Don’t forget to bookmark our Summer Fun Guide for even more ways to enjoy the heart of the season. The heat seems to be sticking around, but plenty of great low-cost swimming pools and no-cost spraygrounds are just a drive away.  

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