Norwalk Seaport Association Cruise to Sheffield Island

07/01/2017 to 07/31/2017

4 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.

In July visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed for renovations. Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in Historic South Norwalk. Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage. Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended. Round-trip ferry tickets are $25.00 adults ... $15.00 children ages 4-12 ... FREE children ages 3 and younger. Check website for dates and times. Most days the vessel goes out at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm. Tickets online or by phone. Reservations suggested.

Fairfield's 4th of July Celebration at Jennings Beach


75 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-256-3191.

Fireworks explode just after dark, usually around 9:15 PM, from a barge off of Long Island Sound so the show can be seen easily from either Penfield or Jennings Beaches. Entertainment from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Jennings Beach. Limited Parking: Beach Parking lots can be accessed either with a Season Beach Pass or by purchasing a Daily Pass for $50.00 per vehicle (cash only). Daily Passes will be limited to the first 350 vehicles at Jennings Beach and 50 vehicles at Penfield Beach. A Daily Parking Fee will also be charged to park at the Ash Creek Open Space Parking Lot the day of the fireworks.

Stepping Stones Museum For Children Salt Fireworks


303 West Ave., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

2:15-2:45. Use salt and water colors to create your very own fireworks.

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Summer Sunday Evening Concert Series


151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971 ex. 17 .

5-7 pm. July 2 - Tim Currie Motown Review (Motown). he concerts take place on the Great Lawn or in the Silver Educational Center if there's rain. Bring chairs, a blanket or a picnic dinner. $5 members, $10 non-members, free for children 12 & under.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Marine Life Study Cruises

07/02/2017 to 07/03/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

1 pm - 3:30 pm. Study marine biodiversity from the water's surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. Participants utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, biodredge, mud grab and otter trawl that may bring up fish, crabs, lobsters, sea stars and more. A video microscope and touch tank on board enhance observations.

Westport Fireworks


Compo Beach, Westport, CT

9 pm. Compo Beach. Rain date 7/5.

Bridgeport Fireworks at Harbor Yard


500 Main St., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-345-4800.

After the game. Bluefish are playing. No raindate.

Beardsley Zoo - Zoo Patrol Week

07/03/2017 to 07/07/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563.

This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 6 - 8 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be a part of the program. Sessions run on zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for non-members.Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 203-394-6563.

Discovery Museum Summer Programs

07/03/2017 to 07/07/2017

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-372-3521.

Stay Focused! $280.00 – $300.00 July 3 – July 7, (Please note this is a short week; no programming on July 4), 9AM-3:30PM
Grades 6-9 Say cheese! Curious about how cameras work? Then this week is for you! Build your own photo equipment, hold a photo shoot, and explore some unusual photosensitive materials. By the end of this week, you'll be bale to up your selfie game!

Discovery Museum Summer Programs

07/03/2017 to 07/07/2017

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-372-3521.

Level Up $268.00 – $288.00 July 3 – July 7, (Please note this is a short week; no programming on July 4), 9AM-3:30PM
Grades 5-7 Want to play video games this summer? How about making your own? Level up your programming skills and create a game to play and impress all your friends!