Celebrate Earth Day at Grace Farms. Photo by Vanessa Van Ryzin
Celebrate Earth Day at Grace Farms. Photo by Vanessa Van Ryzin

Weekend Fun: Earth Day Celebrations, Flowers, and Festivals; April 27-28

April is going out with a bang in Connecticut, and the last weekend of the month offers lots of ways to celebrate. Get your cotton candy and ride tickets ready, because carnival season kicks off this weekend in Meriden, Redding, and Fairfield. If you want to keep things more down to earth, make sure to check out the Spring Fling, Sheep Wool & Fiber Festival, and other Earth Day celebrations.

I’ve heard that this weekend many trees and bulbs in Connecticut will be in full bloom and the waterfalls will be flowing. Make sure you save some time to get out there and explore the natural beauty of the state we’re lucky to call home.

We update our Events Calendar frequently so be sure to check back for even more great suggestions. To keep up with the latest family-friendly events and activities, sign up for our free newsletter and follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Have a fantastic weekend!


Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103

Stepping Stones Children's Museum
303 West Avenue Mathews Park
Norwalk, CT 06850

Best Buy Parking Lot
2 International Drive
Danbury, CT 06810

Essex Steam Train
One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT 06426

Talcott Mountain Science Center
324 Montevideo Rd
Avon, CT 06001

Jennings Beach
880 S Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824

North Haven Fairgrounds
Washington Ave. (Route 5)
North Haven , CT 06473

Westport Library
20 Jessup Road
Westport, CT 06880

Grace Farms
365 Lukes Wood Road
New Canaan, CT 06840

Hubbard Park
999 West Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450

Redding Community Center
37 Lonetown Road (Route 107)
Redding, CT 06896

New Canaan Farmers Market
64 Maple Street
New Canaan , CT

Stew Leonard's
100 Westport Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851

Pratt Nature Center
163 Papermill Road
New Milford, CT

Historic Wooster Square Neighborhood
Wooster Place
New Haven, CT

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, CT 06830

Taylor Farm
45 Calf Pasture Beach Road
Norwalk, CT

Downtown Simsbury
Iron Horse Blvd.
Simsbury, CT 06035

Mill River Park
W. Park Pl
Stamford, CT 06901
16th Annual KidsFilmFest
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National Doughnut Week: Free Krispy Kreme!
Krispy Kreme - Participating Locations - various times Pick
Reserve Tickets for the Free Day at Free Day at the Arboretum
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden - 9:00 AM
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