March GoList: Best Things To Do with Connecticut Kids This Month

Best Things to Do With Kids in Connecticut In March

March is all about St. Patrick's Day Parades and Maple Sugaring Festivals, but there are loads of additional family-friendly festivities and events happening all around Connecticut this month. Read on to see our top picks to make the most of winter's last hurrah. And for a complete list of this month's happenings, be sure to check out our Event Calendar. Happy (almost) spring!

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Meriden Mineral Show - Meriden
March 2, 2019
This annual event is unique and a great experience for kids to learn about the rocks around them. Hosted by the Lapidary and Mineral Society of Central Connecticut.
Lamothe's Maple Sugaring - Burlington
March 2, 2019
Come see how maple syrup is made the old fashioned way.
Stamford St. Patrick's Day Parade, Stamford
March 2, 2019

Celebrate Irish culture and heritage at the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Stamford. 

Reconnecting with Nature: Nature Walks- Darien
March 2, 2019
It's not to cold to get outside. The Darien Nature Center offers regular walking events with a Wildlife Conservationist along their beautiful trails.

Take a Winter Walk with the Darien Nature Center. Photo by Julia Arstorp Photography

Maple Sugaring Festival, Stamford
March 9-10, 2019

See firsthand how sap is turned into maple syrup. Witness how trees are tapped and sap is collected, make a maple-themed craft, go on a scavenger hunt, have your face painted, sing and dance to live music, and more.

Outer Space Purim Festival at the JCC - Stamford
March 3, 2019
Blast Off and explore at Stamford's JCC Carnival. Eat, play, and have fun!
Second Saturdays at the Wadsworth Atheneum: Words and Pictures, Hartford
March 9, 2019

Celebrate Women's History Month and learn about the artistic and historical contributions of women, then create a warrior accessory to wear to the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Norwalk's St. Patty's Day Parade - Norwalk
March 9, 2019
Come join this annual tradition presented by the Norwalk Police Emerald Society. The parade will start at Veteran's Park.

Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade, Hartford
March 9, 2019

Enjoy the 47th annual parade. Come down to the parade route early and get your seat!

Syrup Saturday at New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan
March 9, 2019

The day will include tree tapping demos, a real maple sap “boil down” using sap from resident Nature Center maples, plus a look into the past of historic and native methods of producing maple syrup.

Marvel Comics Superheros at the Maritime Aquarium - Norwalk
March 9, 2019
"Captain Marvel" is released in March, so come and meet some superheroes including Iron-Man, Spiderman, Black Panther, and Captain America. Free with admission.

Meet your superhero. Photo courtesy of the Maritime Aquarium

Family Bird House Building - Greenwich
March 9, 2019
Bring your whole family to build a home for a House Wren or Chickadee. Families will have the opportunity to build their own or purchase one onsite.

Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade - New Haven
March 10, 2019

If you love parades, you don't want to miss the largest single-day spectator event in the state of Connecticut.

Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick's Day Parade - Bridgeport
March 15, 2019
Celebrate Irish heritage at this annual parade in Bridgeport. This is the 37th year!  Parade begins at Harbor Yard. 

Maplefest - Sharon
March 16, 2019
Enjoy Sharon Audubon Center's tours and working sugarhouse. Fresh syrup available for purchase.

O'Niantic Wee Mile and 5k - Niantic
March 16, 2019
All ages 5k - come and run, it's no blarney! All registered runners will received chili and beer.

Cardboard Sled Race - Middlefield
March 16, 2019
Sled on cardboard for fun and for prizes. Sled construction is limited to cardboard, duct tape and adhesives. Teams can have up to 4 people on a sled.

Hebron Maple Festival, Hebron
March 16-17, 2019

Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Maple Syrup Madness at Welles Shipman Ward House - South Glastonbury
March 17, 2019

Witness how real maple syrup is really made during this demonstrating of maple syrup making using modern tools, presented by The Historical Society of Glastonbury. Rain date March 18.
New Haven Maple Syrup FestivalNew Haven
March 23, 2019

See tapped trees, taste raw sap, sample fresh maple syrup, and sample the famous sap dogs
Mystic Irish ParadeMystic
March 24, 2019

The parade is Mystic’s largest landmark event, and it is also one of the state’s most renowned and celebrated Celtic cultural events. The Sunday afternoon festivities will begin at the Mystic Seaport and journey downtown, concluding at the Mystic Arts Center.
Johnny's Jog for Charity - West Hartford
March 24, 2019
Run in the name of youngster Johnny Moran, Johnny's Jog is a 5k, walk, stroller, run. Prizes for the best Irish outfit. 
Greenwich St. Patrick's Day Parade - Greenwich
March 24, 2019
The Greenwich Hibernian Association is holding it's annual parade on march 24. The parade begins at Greenwich Town Hall.
Chrysalis Empty Bowls Event - Hartford
March 27, 2019
Support those who are trying to feed the hungry. The money raised will support Freshpace, a food pantry in Hartford.
Roller Derby Season Opener - Trumbull
March 30, 2019
Bring your family out to the Roller Derby Season Opener and see the CT Roller Derby Allstars against the Ithaca SufferJets. Children 12 and under are free.
Original date of publication: 2/1/2018