Independence Day weekend - a feast for the senses: barbecue, gooey s'mores, flags dancing in the summer wind, and fireworks booming throughout the state. If seeing the night sky light up is a must for your family, visit our comprehensive list of 4th of July celebrations in CT (but be sure to check venue websites for possible last minute schedule changes).
Of course there are many other activities happening this weekend. For a more leisurely pace, enjoy Summer Music Sunday at Mystic Seaport, trek with dinosaurs at the Southington Drive-in, or unleash your inner artist while exploring the bucolic Weir Farm, our state's only national park. Raspberry lovers can start picking at these farms (it's raspberry season!), and our Connecticut Beaches and Water Fun Guide will help you cool down in the best places.
Check the Mommy Poppins calendar to see what else is happening this weekend (and beyond!). For the latest and best family-friendly events, subscribe to our weekly newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.