Family Fun Calendar - August 2019
Each month Connecticut Parent Magazine runs an extensive Family Fun Calendar, featuring events throughout Connecticut. All encompassing and comprehensive, it is a section our readers consistently look to and rely on to plan their family activities for the month. Below is just a small sampling of what is currently being showcased. These events mirror our Editor's Picks, and the events that lead off the current edition of the Family Fun Calendar.
Life Between the Tides
Thursday, August 1 •
Imagine living in a place that gets flooded every day! That’s the challenge faced by the amazing and resilient animals of Long Island Sound’s intertidal zone. Join educators from the Maritime Aquarium at the Pequot Library in Southport on Thursday, August 1 from 1-2 p.m. to learn about Life Between the Tides. Meet and touch different kinds of crabs, mollusks and gastropods, use a field guide to identify them and, through observation, explain how these animals have adapted to the changes in their environment. Admission is free and pre-registration is recommended. The Pequot Library is located at 720 Pequot Avenue. For more information, call 203-259-0346 or visit www.pequotlibrary.org.
Photo courtesy of the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter.
Saturday, August 10 •
You’ll have a doggone good time when you come to Woofstock on Saturday, August 10 from noon-6 p.m. on the Branford Green. This is a day of peace and music to benefit the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter. The day features four different bands, a kids zone and more than 50 vendors of pet products and services. Don’t forget about the most important part of the festival — your four-legged friend! Enter the Woofstock Hippie Dog Costume Contest and participate in the Woofwalk, a one-mile parade of dogs and owners that raises money for homeless pets.
Admission is free, but a $5 donation is requested. The Branford Green is located on Main Street. For more information, visit www.woofstockonthebranfordgreen.org.
RCA Summer Music Festival
August 11, 18 and 25 •
Bring a blanket and some chairs, sit back and relax and enjoy the RCA Summer Music Concerts at Pinkney Park in Rowayton on Sundays, August 11, 18 and 25. On August 11 tap your toes to the tunes of Mihali, and on August 18 listen to the songs of Chatham County Line with Annalyse and Ryan. JD McPherson headlines on August 25. The August 11 and 25 concerts start at 5:30 p.m.; and music on August 18 begins at 4:30 p.m.
Admission is free, but there is a non-resident parking fee of $40 at Bayley Beach. The rain location is Roton Middle School. Pinkney Park is located at 177 Rowayton Avenue. For more information, visit www.rowaytoncurrents.com.
Milford Oyster Festival
Saturday, August 17 •
Come out of your shell and head to downtown Milford for the 45th annual Milford Oyster Festival on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m.-
6 p.m. The day has something for everyone including more than 200 arts and crafts vendors on the green, amusement rides, a children’s stage with entertainment at Fowler field, a car show, canoe and kayak races and much more. This year the headliners will be Extreme and Badfish, a tribute to Sublime. And what would an oyster festival be without oysters? Indulge to your heart’s content with 35,000 oysters from the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association!
Admission to the Milford Oyster Festival is free. Events take place in and around downtown Milford and the Harbor. For more information and a schedule of events and locations, call 203-878-5363 or visit www.milfordoysterfestival.com.
Photo by Gina Maria Alimberti.
Super Hero and Princess Day
August 17 and 18 •
Find your magic cape, dust off your tiara and get ready for some super fun when you come to the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor for Super Hero and Princess Day on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dress up as your favorite Super Hero or Princess and enjoy a memorable day that will definitely be, well, super! Hop on a trolley and take a ride, get your face painted and meet your favorite Super Heroes and Princesses.
Admission is $13 for adults; $12 for seniors, 62 and older; $11 for kids, 4-12; and $4 for children under 4. Member admission is half price. The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road. For more information, call 860-627-6540 or visit www.ct-trolley.org.