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

2/23/20 - By Mary Beth Lawlor

March is all about St. Patrick's Day fun 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 Connecticut event calendar. Happy (almost) spring!


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Girls Math Festival - Greenwich

March 1, 2020
Expect more than 20 interactive stations, plus snacks and goody bags, at this brainy fest, where girls K-12 will engage in open and creative math.

Zoo Purim Carnival - Stamford

March 1, 2020
Eat, play, and bounce like kangaroos at Stamford's JCC Carnival. 
Anyone love Cats? Photo courtesy of the Shubert

Cats at the Shubert - New Haven

March 5-8, 2020
Rediscover this classic Broadway musical (and recent movie) featuring the songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Girl Scouts can earn a Shubert patch.

Meriden Mineral Show - Meriden

March 7-8, 2020
This annual event is unique and a great experience for kids to learn about the rocks around them. It's hosted by the Lapidary and Mineral Society of Central Connecticut.

Lamothe's Maple Sugaring - Burlington

Weekends through March 29, 2020
Come see how maple syrup is made the old fashioned way.

Stamford St. Patrick's Day Parade - Stamford

March 7, 2020
Celebrate Irish culture and heritage at the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Stamford. 

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

Reconnecting with Nature: Nature Walks - Darien

Saturdays through March 28, 2020
It's not to cold to get outside. The Darien Nature Center offers regular walking events with a Wildlife Conservationist along their beautiful trails.

Maple Sugaring Festival - Stamford

March 7-8, 2020
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.

Family Bird House Building - Greenwich

March 7, 2020
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.

Second Saturdays at the Wadsworth Atheneum: Words and Pictures - Hartford

March 14, 2020
Celebrate Women's History Month and learn about the artistic and historical contributions of women. Admission is free.

Norwalk's St. Patty's Day Parade - Norwalk CANCELED

March 14, 2020
Come join this annual tradition presented by the Norwalk Police Emerald Society. The parade will start at Veteran's Park.

Celebrate the luck of the Irish in parades across the state. Photo by Ally Noel

Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade - Hartford CANCELED

March 14, 2020
Enjoy the 48th annual parade. Come down to the parade route early and get your seat!

Syrup Saturday at New Canaan Nature Center - New Canaan

March 14, 2020
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.​

The Cardboard Sled Race tests teamwork and creativity. Photo courtesy of Powder Ridge Park

Cardboard Sled Race - Middlefield

March 14, 2020
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.

Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade - New Haven CANCELED

March 15, 2020
If you love parades, you don't want to miss the largest single-day spectator event in the state of Connecticut.

Maple Syrup Madness at Welles Shipman Ward House - South Glastonbury

March 15, 2020
Witness how real maple syrup is really made during this demonstration using modern tools, presented by The Historical Society of Glastonbury.

Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick's Day Parade - Bridgeport

March 17, 2020
Celebrate Irish heritage at this annual parade in Bridgeport. This is the 37th year!  Parade begins at Harbor Yard. 

Maplefest - Sharon

March 21, 2020
Enjoy Sharon Audubon Center's tours and working sugarhouse. Fresh syrup available for purchase.

O'Niantic Wee Mile and 5k - Niantic

March 21, 2020
All ages 5k - come and run, it's no blarney! All registered runners will received chili and beer.

Hebron Maple Festival - Hebron

March 21-22, 2020
Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.

Roller Derby Season Opener - Trumbull

March 21, 2020
Bring your family out to the Roller Derby Season Opener and see the CT Roller Derby’s All-Stars vs. Penn-Jersey She Devils and CTRD’s Yankee Brutals vs. Gotham Diamond District.

Mystic Irish Parade - Mystic

March 22, 2020
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.

Greenwich St. Patrick's Day Parade - Greenwich

March 22, 2020
The Greenwich Hibernian Association is holding its annual parade, which begins at Greenwich Town Hall.

Chrysalis Empty Bowls Event - Hartford

March 25, 2020
Support those who are trying to feed the hungry. The money raised will support Freshpace, a food pantry in Hartford.

Johnny's Jog for Charity - West Hartford

March 29, 2020
Run in the name of youngster Johnny Moran, Johnny's Jog is a 5k, walk, stroller, run. Prizes for the best Irish outfit.