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Best Free and Fun Things To Do in Connecticut with Kids March 2024: Easter and More

Updated: Mar 15

Looking for the best things to do in Connecticut this March? St. Patrick's Day brings Irish festivities to the Nutmeg State, while the Easter Bunny is hopping in early this year with fun things to do with Connecticut kids. Don't miss out on these annual events!

You can harvest your syrup in just about every corner of Connecticut with the Statewide Maple Syrup Weekend. Bring your basket (and camera) to gather eggs at Easter EggVenture. If you are up for a challenge, try the Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt at EverWonder Museum. And be sure to throw on some green and attend the free Annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Top Free Things To Do in Connecticut with Kids this March

Leprechaun Trap & Rainbow Slime Workshop

North Haven

Friday, March 15, 20244

Design and build a trap to catch those mischievous little creatures. And while we’re at it, let’s blow some rainbow SLIME bubbles.  READ MORE

Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift


Friday, March 15, 2024

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Connecticut. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Taylor Swift in The Bond Ballroom under the gentle glow of candlelight. READ MORE

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt at EverWonder


Friday, March 15, 2024

Add challenge to your Easter Egg Hunt with flashlights! Kids ages 7-12 will be able to search for eggs and find prizes. READ MORE

Misty Copeland Presents Cinderella


Friday, March 15, 2024

Misty Copeland and Open World Dance Foundation present Cinderella, a collaborative ballet performance that not only promises an evening of enchantment and romance, but also emphasizes the importance of children and community involvement. READ MORE

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents The Greatest Show On Earth


March 15-17, 2024

Get ready for The Greatest Show On Earth! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is inviting children of all ages to a showstopping spectacle they will remember for a lifetime. Ringling has gathered the world’s best performers, discovering superhuman feats that push the limits of possibility to thrill families and fans of all generations. READ MORE

Lyman Leprechaun Bash at Lyman Orchards

Middlebury - FREE

Saturday, March 16, 2024

It's Shamrock Season and the Apple Barrel Farm Market is going All-Irish at the Lyman Leprechaun Bash. Listen to the celtic sounds of Bryan Titus, snack on Green Apple Cider Donuts, Decorate Shamrock Cookies, dazzle your nails with festive fingernail art stickers, and more. READ MORE

Statewide Maple Syrup Weekend

Various - FREE

March 16-17, 2024

Join the Maple syrup producers all over the state in celebrating that sweet and tasty topping harvested right here in Connecticut. During the two day event, many sugarhouses across the state will be open for tours and will be selling their products. READ MORE

Easter EggVenture


Saturday, March 23, 2024

At the Easter Eggventure at Mill Hill Historic Park, families can delight in a day of festivities, including an egg hunt (ages 0-10), crafts, and springtime fun in the heart of Norwalk, CT. The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance for pictures after the egg hunt. Find a golden egg and win a grand prize! READ MORE

Easter Eggspress at the CT Trolley Museum

East Windsor

March 23-24 and 29-30

Hop on board the Easter EGGspress Trolley! They hatched an EGGcellent event for the entire family. The Easter Bunny will be roaming the grounds and posing for pictures from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. READ MORE

Joy Blooms

Vernon - FREE

Monday, March 25, 2024

An interactive music and movement event with story time presented by Joy Blooms. READ MORE

Easter Bunny Express at RMNE


Fridays and Saturdays in March

Celebrate the coming of spring with the Naugatuck Railroad's Easter Bunny Express. Take a train ride through the Litchfield Hills and enjoy the scenery as they reawaken after a cold, long winter's nap. Each train stops at the Bunny Patch, where children have the chance to help rescue the Easter Bunny's rubber duck friends. Children will have the opportunity to receive a chocolate-filled egg from the Easter Bunny's very own collection. READ MORE

Alice in Wonderland Onstage


Saturdays and Sundays in March

Come with us down the rabbit hole for an adventure beyond your wildest imagination! When Alice follows the elusive Mr. Rabbit, she has no idea the adventure that is in store. Join Alice’s journey through a magical Wonderland full of strange characters like the Cheshire Cat, Mr. Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, and Queen of Hearts as she continues her quest to get back home. READ MORE

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