Family Fun Calendar - November 2017

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.

Hartford Symphony Orchestra Presents Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone™
November 4 and 5 • Hartford

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 at The Bushnell in Hartford. Relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen, while listening to the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

Performances are at 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $58.50-$85. The Bushnell is located at 166 Capitol Avenue. For more information, call 860-987-5900 or visit

Jamie’s Run for Connecticut’s Children
Sunday, November 5 • Old Wethersfield

Get some exercise and do something good for a great cause when you head to Standish Park in Old Wethersfield for Jamie’s Run on Sunday, November 5. There is something for everyone: a 5K Run, a 3K Charity Walk and a Kids Fun Run. After the race, don’t miss Flipper Dave, and Sunshine Entertainment with music, giveaways, bounce houses, games, face painting, tattoos, vendors and refreshments!

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; and the 5K and walk start at 9 a.m. The Kids’ Fun Run takes off at 10 a.m. The cost for the 5K and the walk is $19-$30. The Fun Run is $9-$10. Standish Park is located on 60 State Street. For more information, call 203-481-5933 or visit

The Sound of Music
November 8-12 • New Haven

New Haven is alive with The Sound of Music, when the show comes to The Shubert Theatre on Wednesday, November 8 through Sunday, November 12. One of the world’s most beloved musicals is returning to the stage where the original production made its world premiere in 1959. The spirited and romantic musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score filled with timeless classics.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $39-$126. The Shubert Theatre is located at 247 College Street. For more information, call 203-562-5666 or visit

The Enchanted Forest
November 16-18 • Greenwich

Photo courtesy of The Junior League of Greenwich.

The Junior League of Greenwich will host The Enchanted Forest on Thursday, November 16 through Saturday, November 18 at Christ Church in Greenwich. Enter the Enchanted Forest and enjoy gingerbread workshops, photos with Santa, Santa’s breakfast and children’s entertainment. Take a Sneak Peek on Thursday at 6 p.m. and visit the holiday boutique, see beautifully decorated trees and gingerbread houses.

Take a trip to the forest on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $30 on Thursday; and $10 on Friday and Saturday; additional fees for activities. Christ Church is located at 254 East Putnam Avenue. For more information, visit

Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular
Sunday, November 19 • Stamford

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Get ready for some high-flying fun when the Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular returns to Stamford on Sunday, November 19 beginning at noon. One of the largest helium balloon parades in the country, it features everyone’s favorite giant balloon characters, award-winning marching bands and fabulous floats.

Can’t wait for Sunday? Then come to Summer and Hoyt streets on Saturday from 3-6 p.m. for the Giant Balloon Inflation Party and get a backstage look at the parade while watching the giant helium balloons come to life. The parade steps off from Summer and Hoyt streets, ending on Atlantic Street. Admission is free. For more information, visit




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