June GoList: Best Things To Do with CT Kids This Month

Best Things to Do With Kids in Connecticut In June

We've rounded up 28 of our favorite things to do in June so that you won't miss out on all that's happening during this first month of summer. It's CT Trails Day June 2nd - 3rd so make sure you get outsie with the kids that day. Highlights this month include lots of festivals, horse shoe crabs, food trucks, and a butterfly party. Of course our Summer Fun Guide is a terrific resource for family fun, too! And make sure to follow us on our Instagram page

Here's the list of 28 of our favorite things to do in June with CT kids. Have fun!

Weed Beach Festival — Darien
Saturday, June 2
The festivities  include three great bands as well as activities for the kids. There will be a clambake (for which advance ticket purchase is required) as well as other food vendors on site.

63rd Annual Little Folks Fair — Guilford
Saturday, June 2
A petting zoo, donkey rides, Storyland, and circus arena are just some attraction of this event that turns the Guilford Green into an oversized playground.

CT Trails Day: Ridgefield Rail Trail — Ridgefield
Saturday, June 2
Join the Ridgefield Discovery Center for a leisurely evening walk along this old rail corridor as you look for wildflowers, discuss the many invasive plant species, and possibly see some nesting turtles and other wildlife.

Porch Jam — Rowayton
Saturday, ​June 2 Sixteen Rowayton homes have generously donated their porches for sixteen bands whose performance times will be staggered over the course of the afternoon.

Kids Scavenger Hunt — Bolton 
Saturday, June 2
Take a walk around the historic Bolton Heritage Farm with many stops along the way for kids to search and point out objects in nature.

Geocaching in Mill River Park — Stamford
Sunday, June 3
You will be walking up and down the river banks to discover hidden geocaches scattered throughout Mill River Park using tools that are provided and your orienteering skills.​

Horseshoe Crab Walk — Groton
Friday, June 8
Head to the beach and witness these "living fossils" gather during this nighttime Family Horseshoe Crab Walk.

Catherine's Butterfly Party — Newtown
Saturday, June 9
During this family event there will be educational exhibits and demonstrations, and nature based craft projects for kids. There will be local vendors, food trucks, face painting, games and crafts, and live music to add to the celebration.

Connecticut Family Festival New London
Saturday, June 9
This free family festival celebrates literature, the arts, boats, music, and the environment making it the largest family festival in southeastern Connecticut. The Festival will include environmental stewardship activities, hands on children's activities, sailing, food and retail vendors and more at the City Pier.

Hartford City Ballet’s Coppelia —Hartford
Saturday, June 9
Bring the entire family to this all-ages show. 

World Oceans Day — Mystic
Saturday, June 9
​Bring your whole family and share fun, informative hands-on activities with aquarium staff and learn about the vital role the world’ oceans have in sustaining our planet. 

Strawberry Festival — Cheshire
Saturday, June 9
Enjoy mouth-watering fresh strawberry shortcake, hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, and other treats at the 81st celebration of this traditional New England festival. The Cheshire Community Band and the Cheshire High School Jazz Combo will perform live music.

Celebrate! West Hartford — West Hartford
Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, June 10
At Celebrate West Hartford there will be a wide range of family activities – a highly rated juried arts & crafts show, great food, entertainment, games, carnival rides, and a certified 5K road race.

Captain Kidd's Treasure Hunt — Milford 
Sunday, June 10
Join Captain Kidd and his crew as they sail into Milford Harbor, kidnap Mayor Blake and "take over" downtown Milford. Come dressed as a pirate and be a part of Connecticut's best and largest scavenger hunt! Participants will pick a downtown treasure map and a booty bag; follow the clues listed on the map and fill up your booty bags with treasures galore. 

Shakespeare on the Sound — Rowayton
Thursday June 14 - July 1
The provocative challenge to the conventions of gender unfolds under the stars in the natural outdoor amphitheater of the park in Rowayton.There are special activities available for children before the show at 4pm.

Yankee Doodle Fair — Westport
Thursday, June 14 - Sunday, June 17
Bring Dad, bring a friend, and bring the family! Yankee Doodle Fair is Westport’s last remaining, family-oriented, carnival style event.

Litchfield Crafternoon Planting Party — Litchfield
Thursday, June 14
Plant the seeds of something beautiful and fun in the Litchfield Historical Society's Children's Garden. Unplug and spend the afternoon creating, with hands-on crafts and games.

Summer Solstice Food Truck Festival — Hamden
Friday, June 15
Connecticut’s original Food Truck Festival returns to Hamden with three dozen food vendors, live music, two DJs, and a kids’ zone. Admission and parking are free.

Fairy Festival — Bethlehem
Saturday, June 16
Get your passport to the land of fairies and enjoy tea with a fairy godmother, stroll along the woodland walk and build a fairy house, or create your own fairy house at home and enter the contest.

Wing Ding Parade — Bridgeport 
Sunday, June 16
Get creative as you dress up for the kid’s parade through Beardsley Zoo. Your means of transportation are up to you—make a float, pull a wagon, ride a bike, or just walk together.

Annual Strawberry Festival — Monroe
Saturday, June 16 - Sunday, June 17
Celebrate strawberry season with this juried crafts show complete with strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, children's games, and music.

Butterfly Hunt — Hartford
Saturday, June 16
Help the Connecticut Butterfly Association track local butterflies and learn about more than 20 different species at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford. Appropriate hiking shoes, long pants, and bug repellant are recommended.

St. Andrew's Italian Feast — New Haven 
Thursday June 21-Sunday, June 24
The St. Andrew the Apostle Society and the Amalfitani-Italian Community of New Haven continue to celebrate their heritage and traditions. Join them for great Italian food, entertainment, parades, and kids activities.

Great American Campout — New Canaan
This is a special evening full of fun, camp tunes, a night hike, and the adventure of camping.

CT Irish Festival — North Haven
Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24
Celebrate Irish history and culture with music, dancing, food, demonstrations and much more!  Kids can enjoy a petting zoo, games, pony rides, storytelling, clowns, face painting  and more.

Ansonia Midsummer Renaissance Faire — Ansonia
Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, July 8 
Explore an interactive fantasy world set in a time long ago where elves, fairies, goblins,  animal-kin, dwarves, and magic are real. Bring the family to this world of history and imagination with an interactive village full of music, magic and fun.

Hartford Latino Festival — Hartford
Saturday, June 23
Celebrate the region's Latino cultures with a festival that features lives entertainment, cultural food and beverages, children's games and activities, vendors, and more. 

Butterfly Extravaganza — Mystic
Saturday, June 30
Families will learn about the butterfly lifecycle and how to create a garden to sustain bees, butterflies, moths and other beneficial pollinators. The celebration culminates in a parade to the meadow, where each attendee will release a live butterfly!