Save the couch-lounging and TV-watching for the weeknights, people. Your weekend has officially been planned. And boy, you will be busy! Trust us. Pack your coolers, pack your bags—but don’t forget the sunscreen! Work will be extra painful on Monday with an itchy sunburn. Ouch!
WHERE/WHEN: Thursday through Sunday at Mystic Seaport.
WHY GO: There’s no better place for sea shanties than the Seaport!
PRICING: Activities are included in museum admission. Concert ticket prices vary by performance. Full listing is available here.
WHERE/WHEN: Throughout the day Saturday, statewide.
WHY GO: It’s time to start crossing things off your local-attractions-that-are-so-close-but-haven’t-actually-visited-yet list. Yeah, we know you have one.
PRICING: Enjoy discounted admission and special events all over Connecticut. Full list of participating locations is available here.
WHERE/WHEN: Festival kicks off on Saturday and runs through June 25. Events are held at various New Haven venues, including the green.
WHY GO: The festival features music, theater, art, kid-friendly activities and more! Don’t miss free events on the green, like Saturday’s Yo-Yo Ma concert at 7 p.m.
PRICING: Ticket prices vary by performance. Full schedule is available here.
WHERE/WHEN: Gillette Castle, located in East Haddam, is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through Columbus Day.
WHY GO: Whether a first-time visitor or a veteran, you’re sure to enjoy roaming the castle and the grounds. Skip the dollar menu and pack a picnic to munch on outside!
PRICING: Castle admission is $6 for adults, including kids 13 and up. Kids ages 6 to 12 are $2 each. No fee to access the grounds.
WHERE/WHEN: Shows are Wednesdays through Sundays at the Ivoryton Playhouse until June 26.
WHY GO: Everybody’s a sucker for a good romantic comedy. Admit it, guys.
PRICING: Tickets for adults are $40, seniors are $35, students are $20 and kids 12 and under are $15.