Free and Fun Things to Do Mother's Day Weekend in Connecticut: Dogwood Festival, Beauty and the Beast, Carnival

Things to Do In Connecticut with Kids Mother's Day Weekend

It's Mother's Day weekend and we wish every mother in the universe loads of love, peace and compassion this Sunday, May 13th. If you plan to celebrate the day there are plenty of Mother's Day activities, events and places to brunch in our Fairfield County and Hartford County posts. In Litchfield we love to celebrate by heading out to the Mayflower Inn, the Winvian or Community Table for a nice meal and beautiful atmosphere. Pricey, but well worth the splurge. We've also listed even more events happening for Mother's day in our events calendar so be sure to check that out too. For Mother's Day we wanted to give our readers some extra love so we have a giveaway currently running. It ends this Saturday, May 12th and the winner will receive their choice of either a $50 gift cert for Three Monkeys and Me, a children's boutique situated in lovely Kent, or 2 tickets to see a documentary or foreign film at the Avon Theatre. There's also a little discount in there for any reader in the market for comfy and stylish maternity and lounge wear. And now, here's the weekend scoop!

For 77 years Fairfield County has celebrated the beauty of Spring through the Dogwood Festival in the town of Fairfield. Besides Dogwoods, there's plenty of fun for the entire family. Join your children for a fancy tea party in the Children's garden at the Stonington Community Center for Mother's day on Saturday. The Robin Hood Springtime Renaissance Festival is happening all weekend. Experience life as it may have been during the middle ages at this family friendly festival. Meet Atka the Wolf at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. For your dinosaur aficionado, It's Dinosaur day at the Beardsley Zoo.

Calling all Big Wheel racers. Now's your chance for your 3-6 year old to show off their racing expertise at the Big Wheel 500 held at the Brookfield Municipal Center Track. For Carnival fun don't miss the Rowayton School Carnival all weekend. Rides, food, loads of family fun all for a good cause. The Beauty and the Beast Musical is playing at the Schubert all weekend. It's Nature Night at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center which ends with pizza by the campfire. For LOADS of more fun events please check out our calendar for a daily listing.

As you may have heard, Mommy Poppins CT and Westfield Connecticut Post Mall are producing the CT Summer Fun Expo on Sunday June 3rd from 11-4. I'll be there offering up some free raffle prizes such as day passes to the new Chelsea piers CT, free tickets to the on-site carnival that is happening that day and we'll even have a $500 shopping spree prize for a lucky winner! There will be story and crafts for the kids, face painters, kid's fashion shows and mommy makeovers. It's going to be a great day so please mark your calendars and join us. Stop by the Mommy Poppins table and introduce yourself. I love to meet our readers! We have set up a CT Summer Fun Expo facebook page for the event. Please like us so that you can be in on the scoop as we add raffle prizes and fun activities to the event.

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Enjoy your weekend, fellow mama's!