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A Mom’s Guide to Fairfield County :: August 2017

August means that it is the last month to take advantage of lazy summer days! Can you believe that it’s almost time to get ready for back to school!? While we love the summer, we also love that cooler fall days are on the horizon…just not yet! Here is a list of family fun events to enjoy this month. This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide, so if you have suggestions or any great events that we’ve missed, please leave a comment to let us know!

Bridgeport

  • All Month :: Catch a Bridgeport Bluefish game and enjoy special activities all month long. This month’s activities include fireworks extravaganza and hot rod car show on August 12, Kids Eat Cheap every Tuesday, Sunday Family Funday every Sunday, and more! Check here for the schedule and to purchase tickets.
  • All Month :: Find an adventure at Discovery Adventure Park. This month’s activities include Color Fest on August 11 and Zip the Eclipse on August 21.
  • Saturday, August 5 :: Bring your kids to Home Depot to build a Penske truck. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a free certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Saturday, August 26 :: Bring your favorite teddy bear friend to the Beardsley Zoo for Teddy Bear Fest – free admission for children under age 12 who bring their favorite plush animal to the “Teddy Bear Clinic” and are accompanied by a paying adult.

Danbury 

  • Saturday, August 5 :: Bring your kids to Home Depot to build a Penske truck. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a free certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Tuesday, August 8 and Saturday, August 26 :: Enjoy a movie in a sensory friendly environment at AMC. Shows will include The Emoji Movie on August 8 and The Nut Job 2 on August 26.
  • Saturday, August 26 :: Experience a fiesta in your mouth at the Connecticut Taco Festival.

Easton

Fairfield

  • Friday, August 4 :: Play with FCMB at My Gym Fairfield (ages 1-8). Children will have the freedom to run, jump and climb mixed in with songs, puppet shows, and lots of bubbles. Palmer’s Darien will be providing mini cupcakes and cake pops for a sweet treat. Get tickets here.
  • Saturday, August 5 :: Bring your kids to Home Depot to build a Penske truck. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a free certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Greenwich

  • Sunday, August 20 :: Go on a nature play trail bonanza on a family play date with Audubon Greenwich. Recommended for ages 2-6 and siblings.

New Canaan

  • Saturday, August 26 :: Enjoy a guided night hike and discover owls at New Canaan Nature Center’s Creatures of the Night Hike. Advanced registration required and good for all ages.

Newtown

  • Sunday, August 5 through Monday, August 7 :: Grab some popcorn and enjoy a free movie showing of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at Edmond Town Hall.

Norwalk

  • Saturday, August 5 :: Bring your kids to Home Depot to build a Penske truck. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a free certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Thursday, August 24 – Sunday, August 27 :: Pretend to be Greek for a day at the Norwalk Greek Festival. Free admission and free valet parking. The fun includes homemade Greek cuisine and pastries, dancing, music, games and rides.

Shelton

  • Fridays :: Wine down at Jones Family Farm on Fridays in August.
  • Saturday, August 26 :: Head over to The Giggling Pig for Family Fun Day. There will be family friendly vendors, music, crafts, refreshments, bounce house, and savings on their Fall classes!

Stamford

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays :: Beat the heat every Tuesday and Wednesday and enjoy a free movie at Bowtie Cinemas as part of their Summer Kids Series 2017. The series runs through August 16.
  • Sunday, August 13 :: Celebrate National S’mores Day at the Stamford Musem and Nature Center. 
  • Saturday, August 26 :: Spend the day at Mill River Park at the for Hey Stamford! Food Festival for a world class food, beer and music festival.

Stratford

  • Saturday, August 5 :: Bring your kids to Home Depot to build a Penske truck. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a free certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Tuesday, August 1 :: Join Poppy and Posie from The Blossom Shoppe at the Stratford Library for an event full of fun, including singing, dancing, and a craft. Make sure to wear the most colorful outfit you own!

Trumbull

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays :: Beat the heat every Tuesday and Wednesday and enjoy a free movie at Bowtie Cinemas as part of their Summer Kids Series 2017. The series runs through August 16.
  • Saturday, August 5 :: Bring your kids to Home Depot to build a Penske truck. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a free certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Westport

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