Splash and blow bubbles at the Outdoor Water Carnival. Photo courtesy of Imagine Nation
Splash and blow bubbles at the Outdoor Water Carnival. Photo courtesy of Imagine Nation

Weekend Fun: Fireflies, Fiddlin', and a Water Carnival; July 13-14

The fireworks may have fizzled, but there is still plenty to do this weekend in Connecticut with kids. For starters, there is the celebration of tall ships known as Sailfest in New London, and the annual North Stonington Fair. A little farther south and west, you can Pig Out in the Park in Stamford, or count fireflies in New Canaan. For history buffs, help commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Battle/Burning or Norwalk, then cool off with a water carnival in Bristol.

Don’t forget to bookmark Summer Fun Guide for even more ways to enjoy the season. We have the scoop on both swimming pools and spraygrounds across Connecticut: Spots to play and cool off are just a drive away.  

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 newsletters, and follow us on Facebook, and Instagram. Have a fantastic weekend!


Downtown New London
124 State Street
New London, CT

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center
1 Pleasant Street
Bristol, CT 06010

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103

Summer Theater of New Canaan
56 South Avenue
New Canaan, 06840

North Stonington Fairground
21 Wyassup Rd
North Stonington, CT 06359

Hurlburt Park
18 Apple Lane
Roxbury, CT 06783

Goodspeed Opera House
6 Main Street
East Haddam , CT 06423

Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel
32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield, CT 06455

Pinkney Park
Rowayton Ave
Norwalk, CT

New Canaan Nature Center
144 Oenoke Ridge
New Caanan, CT 06840

Mill Hill Historic Park
2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT 06851

Mortenson Riverfront Plaza
Hartford, CT 06106

Elizabeth Park
1561 Asylum Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

Mill River Park
W. Park Pl
Stamford, CT 06901

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Christine's Garden
56 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840

Mill River Park
W. Park Pl
Stamford, CT 06901

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830