Yes, finally...The weather is suppose to warm up over the weekend! We must enjoy it while we can because it is suppose to get colder again next week. This weekend celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Earthplace with music, crafts, tacos and pinatas in Westport. Spring festivals abound. The Zagray Farm Spring Show will include all things mechanical such as tractors, plowing, farm tools and blacksmithing. There will be free wagon rides and tours of the farm museum and lots of other fun. There is a Spring Fair and Plant Sale at St. John's in Stamford. Enjoy a fire truck, bounce castle, music and dance. Don't miss the Donkey and Mule Festival at Bishop's Orchards.
Enjoy the West Hartford Spring Stroll. There will be face painting, balloon making, outdoor art, jugglers and lots of other family fun. Celebrate Brazilian heritage at Samba Fest in Hartford where there will be free kids activities and crafts. Build your own fairy house at the Bellamy-Ferriday House which is having their Caroline's Enchanted Garden and Fairy Festival. There will be pony rides, story telling, scavenger hunts and magic. Cinderella is playing at the New Britian Youth Theatre and Allison Wonderland is playing at the Downtown Cabaret Theater. Saturday you can get free admission into the Mashantucket Pequot Museum as well as the Florence Griswold Museum. Clifford the Big Red Dog will be at Quassy Amusement Park and Thomas the Tank Engine will be at Essex Steam Train for the last weekend. Mother's Day is around the corner and there is an Expo at the Sheraton Bradley Hotel on Saturday.
We have lots of other fun events listed by date on our events calendar. Make sure to check it out for more family fun events.
This week we updated our Things to Do with Kids in CT Before They Grow up from 110 to 120 Things! Take a peak at our latest and greatest list and tell me what you can't wait to do this year. Thank you to everyone who contributed. This week we wrote about some great summer school camp options this summer as well as Nature Museums in Fairfield County. Have you been to Webb Mountain Discovery Zone in Monroe? Well, our writer Brandee has and she did a day trip post about it.
We so admire CT-Moms for their goal of collecting 20,000 diapers to distribute to moms and babies in need this month. Read more about it and the CT Summer Fun Expo that we are currently working on set for June 3rd at Westfield Post Shopping mall.
We love our subscribers, facebook friends and twitter followers! Follow us on pinterest too where we have great recipes, kid's room ideas and birthday party boards. Stay tuned for a special mother's day give away next week! Enjoy the warmer weekend. Oh! And for those of you wondering how the 8th grade party went with the teen bouncy house. It was a huge success even though I forced everyone to stay outside for 3 hours on a chilly and windy day!