Celebrate Spring Festival. Photo courtesy of Massaro Community Farm
Celebrate Spring Festival. Photo courtesy of Massaro Community Farm

Weekend Fun: Spring Festivals, Car Shows, and the Sound of Music; May 18-19

Well, it can't rain forever. Can it? As we wait for May-like weather to finally come 'round, we look forward to a weekend with some sunshine in the forecast. That would be perfect for the beginning of spring festival season. In Stratford, there is the Lordship Spring Fair and the Boothe Park Classic Car Show this weekend. Just a quick shot north on the Merritt Parkway will bring you to Massaro Farm in Woodbridge, where you can celebrate all things spring. Bethany will host the fourth-annual outdoor music and art festival known as Locapalooza this weekend. For a quieter activity, check out the Barnes Nature Center, where you can make a fairy or gnome garden.

Of course, if you're wary of planning an outdoor activity (who could blame you), there is plenty of indoor fun to be had this weekend. Start in Bristol with a celebration of children's literature. Head to Guilford for a free-admission Sunday at four different state museums. End your weekend in Hartford for an all-new production of the family classic Sound of Music

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!


St. George Greek Orthodox Church
301 W. Main Street On the corner of W. Main and Grove Hill; across from Lexington
New Britain, CT 06050

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, CT 06830

The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Spectrum Art Gallery
61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409

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

McCook Point Park
Columubs Ave.
Niantic, CT 06385

Klingberg Family Centers
370 Linwood St
New Britain , CT 06052

Lordship School
254 Crown Street
Stratford, CT 06615

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

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center
175 Shrub Road
Bristol, CT 06010

Three Saints Park
112 Miller Rd
Bethany, CT 06524

The Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River St
East Haven, CT 060512

Connecticut Historical Society
One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT

8th Annual Boothe Memorial Park Antique & Classic Car Show
5744 Main Street Putney
Stratford, CT 06614

Henry Whitfield State Museum
248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437

Putnam Park
100 Great Meadow Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Massaro Community Farm
41 Ford Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
Wednesday Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square
Bartel-Pritchard Square - 8:00 AM Pick
16th Annual KidsFilmFest
Online - various times Pick
Lincoln Center #ConcertsforKids
Facebook, YouTube and LC Website - various times Pick
Wonderful World of Disney
- various times Pick
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