Hey there, sailor, if you have a yen for yachts, cruise on over to the 36th Annual Norwalk Boat Show. Aside from the browsing the boats, there's a Kids' Cove where junior boaters can get their feet wet paddle-boating on the mini-lake, take advantage of free powerboat and sail rides along the Long Island Sound, and much more. For inspiration, meet seventeen-year-old Abby Sunderland, that remarkable teen who set sail in an attempt to become the youngest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe. Children 15 and under are free, so bring the family, and who knows, you may even walk away as the proud owner of a new boat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sept. 24 - 25
Or skip the yacht purchase and sail aboard the Norwalk Seaport Organization's 45-foot catamaran, the C.J. Toth, for the last cruise of the summer to Sheffield Island. Tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, bring a picnic lunch, play on the lawns and just enjoy the last of the warm weather. Sept. 25
Biggest Lap Dog, K-9 Krooners, A Pooch Who Can Smooch, Clever K-9 Tricks – these are just some of the seventeen categories to enter your dog in at Adopt-A-Dog's Puttin' on the Dog For-Fun Dog Show and Festival at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich this Sunday. This crowd-pleaser will have dogs and cats for adoption, police demonstrations, celebrity judges, great food, clowns, a children's play area, a silent auction, grab bags, lots of vendors, and more. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sept. 25
The is kicking off the Harvest season with the annual Cider Saturday & Harvest Celebration. Enjoy an afternoon of family fun with the Squirrel Olympics, apple sling shot, cider press demonstrations, pumpkin scavenger hunts, bake-your-own-apples, harvest crafts, and apple and honey tastings. Come hungry because there will be corn, apples, corn dogs, local cider and a cornucopia of baked goodies. 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 24
You won't be singin' the blues at this fun festival. Or maybe you will, but you're supposed to. It's Westport's 4th Annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival and you're invited for a foot-stomping, mouth-watering weekend on the beautiful banks of the Sautatuck River. With three days of food, music and cook-offs, this is a street party like no other. Twelve bands will be performing, including Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (at 8 p.m. on Sept. 23) and the ever-popular Otis & the Hurricanes. There will be all sorts of activities for kids and teens, including pig races, pie and rib eating contests, hula hoops, a Melissa & Doug Kids Corral, and inflatable fun – children under 5 are free! 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sept. 25
Don't forget to drop in at . Held on the grounds of the you'll get a freshly cooked lobster dinner, including a 1 1/4 lb Maine Lobster (or chicken for the landlubbers), corn on the cob, fresh roll, coleslaw, soft drink, and fruit or home-made baked goods for dessert. If you're child isn't a fan of lobster, there will be tried and true kids' hot dog meals available. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Sept. 25
Cider, BBQ, lobstahs! How about Laughing Pizza – of the musical persuasion? Rock to this band's energetic, interactive, dance-filled family concert benefiting The Tiny Miracles Foundation and held at the Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton. Laughing Pizza has been featured on The Today Show, CBS, Fox, CNN morning shows and PBS stations nationwide, so you really can't go wrong. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sept. 25
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