Milford Pirates Day. Photo courtesy of Downtown Milford Business Association
Milford Pirates Day. Photo courtesy of Downtown Milford Business Association

Weekend Fun: Porch Jams, Butterflies, and Wing Dings; June 8-9

Can you feel the excitement in the air? Summer vacation—and with it, loads of options for family fun—is almost here. It’s the last weekend of the school year and Connecticut is getting ready to party! Summer movies are starting, strawberry patches are ripening, and Summer Festival season has already kicked off. There is music in the air this weekend in Norwalk and Mystic, while Wing Dings are on parade in Bridgeport. Make sure to check out Connecticut Open House Day and take advantage of free or discounted admission to museums, parks, and galleries all across the state.

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. Enjoy the sunny weekend!


Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT

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

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, CT 06830

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103

Goodspeed Opera House
6 Main Street
East Haddam , CT 06423

Pinkney Park
177 Rowayton Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06853

New London Waterfront Park
1 Water Street
New London, CT

Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610

Fairfield Hills Campus
3 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT 06470

First Congregational Church
111 Church Drive
Cheshire, CT

Litchfield History Museum
7 South Street
Litchfield, CT 06759

Easton Park and Rec Office
652 Morehouse Road
Easton , CT 06612

Southington Drive In
995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike
Southington, CT

Stamford Museum and Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903

Connecticut Office of Tourism
450 Columbus Blvd. More than 200 locations across the state
Hartford, CT 06103

Lisman Landing
37 Helwig Street
Milford , CT 06460

Playhouse on Park
244 Park Road
West Hartford, CT 06119

New Haven
Various Locations
New Haven, CT

Lisman Landing Marina
37 Helwig Street
Milford , CT 06460

Greenwich Polo Club
80 Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT 06830

Harbor Point Open Parking Lot
210 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT