Weekends in Connecticut! Memorial Day Parades, Car Shows, Fairs & Movies!

This Memorial Day Weekend we honor and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country! Please thank a veteran!!

This year Parades are BACK !l

  • Ansonia: American Legion Post 50’s Flag Walk on May 30 at Nolan Field at 11 a.m. It will follow the traditional parade route to Veterans Park.
  • Avon: The Avon parade is set for May 31 starting at 11 a.m. at Sperry Park on Simsbury Road.
  • Berlin: Berlin’s Memorial Day parade is May 29 starting at 9 a.m. from the St. Paul’s Church in Kensington and proceeds down Farmington Avenue.
  • Bloomfield: The parade is on May 31 at 11:30 from Mountain View Cemetery, following the Memorial Day ceremony that starts at 10 a.m.
  • Burlington: Memorial Day ceremonies will be on May 31 at 10 a.m. at Burlington’s Center Cemetery.
  • Coventry: The parade in Coventry will be on May 30 at 10 a.m. along Main Street.
  • Cromwell: Cromwell’s parade on May 30 will follow its 11:30 a.m. Memorial Day ceremony at the World War I Memorial Green opposite police headquarters.
  • East Hartford: The East Hartford Veterans Commission sponsors a flag-placing ceremony on May 22 at 8 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery.
  • Farmington: A parade will be held May 31 at 10 a.m. starting at Sanford and Hawley on Farmington Avenue in the Unionville section. It will proceed to the town hall.
  • Glastonbury: The Glastonbury Veterans Service Commission has scheduled its parade for May 31 at 9 a.m. starting at Welles Street and Main Street.
  • Griswold: Memorial Day Ceremonies on May 31 at Fanning Park at 9 a.m. The parade will follow immediately after.
  • Hamden: Hamden plans a ceremony on May 31 at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Monument at 2623 Dixwell Ave. They canceled their parade this year.
  • Mansfield: The Memorial Day ceremony begins May 31 at 9:30 a.m. in the New Mansfield Center Cemetery.
  • Middletown: Marchers in the Middletown parade step off May 31 at 10:30 a.m. from St. John’s Square and go to the South Green. There will be a ceremony at 2 p.m. at the State Veterans Cemetery.
  • Mystic: Canceled parade this year. Instead, they’re inviting the public to help them lay 1,500 wreaths on fallen soldiers’ graves at the Elm Grove Cemetery.
  • Naugatuck: Memorial Day Parade on May 31 at 11:30 a.m. It will start at Maple Street and Water Street intersection. Route will follow Maple to Firehouse Rd, to Rubber Ave. to Church St. to the Green, where a ceremony will take place at noon.
  • New Britain: The parade starts at 6 p.m. on May 30 at Broad and Burritt streets. Earlier in the day, New Britain will hold a series of services at 11 veterans monuments starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m.
  • North Haven: The American Legion Post 76 parade is set for May 29 starting at 10:30 a.m. at North Haven High School and ending at the Green across from town hall.
  • Orange: Orange will hold a parade following the Memorial Day ceremonies on May 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the High Plains Community Center gazebo.
  • Plymouth: Marchers in Plymouth’s parade will step off May 31 at 10:30 a.m. from the Terryville Fire Department headquarters and go to Veterans Memorial in Baldwin Park.
  • Rocky Hill: The town’s parade steps off May 31 at 9:30 a.m. from Rocky Hill High School.
  • Simsbury: The town will sponsor music by marching bands on May 31 at noon at the Performing Arts Center, followed by Memorial Day ceremonies at 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required through this link.
  • Waterbury: The city’s Veterans Memorial Committee is planning a ceremony on May 30 at 1 p.m. on the Green, called “Thirty”.
  • West Hartford: West Hartford’s ceremony will air May 31 at 10:30 a.m. on Comcast channel 5 and Frontier channel 6098, and will be YouTube. In addition, the American Legion Hayes-Velhage Post 96 will hold a brief ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at North Main Street and Farmington Avenue on May 31 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Wethersfield: A wreath-laying is planned for May 29 at 10 a.m. at Northbrick Green at Nott Street and Hartford Avenue, followed at 11 a.m. by a Memorial Day ceremony at Village Cemetery.
  • Windsor: Windsor’s parade will begin after the 9 a.m. ceremonies at the Veteran’s Cemetery and go to the town hall.
  • Woodbury: Woodbury’s parade is set for May 30 starting at 2 p.m. at the Woodbury Middle School and ending at the Cannon Green.

Car enthusiasts, if you’re looking for a fun activity to do, head on over to Lime Rock Park to see the Trans Am Memorial Day Classic, there will be racing, awards, car shows and more through May 31!

And this is a fun activity! Robin Hood's Faire - Fantasy & Myth Weekend in Harwinton May 29 – 30 Robin Hood’s Faire is an enchanted recreation of a Medieval festival as one might have been long ago. For more than ten years, this exciting event has brought smiles to guests’ faces. Join the thousands of other families who have made them their family tradition. You’ll be glad you did. 10:30 to 6pm each day at the Harwinton Fairgrounds!

This Memorial Day weekend the movie industry is pulling out all the stops in hopes of a good old fashion blockbuster!

The top 3 movies critics are watching are:

CRUELLA - which comes with an actual warning: it contains several sequences with flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or have other photo sensitivities. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. Starring Emma Stone, Emma Thompson and more...lights camera ACTION take a look at trailer below!

·In theatres and some streaming platforms!

Then the sequel to the smash hit movie A Quiet Place,is A Quiet Place II from John Krasinski, starring his wife Emily Blunt and let me warn you – SCARY!!! Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. Take a look at trailer below!

·In theatres and some streaming platforms!

Then there is The Water Man – An 11 year old boy sets out on a quest to save his ill mother by searching for a mythic figure who possesses the secret to immortality, the Water Man. After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, they journey together into the remote Wild Horse forest -- but the deeper they venture, the stranger and more dangerous the forest becomes. Starring and Directed by David Oyelowo, with Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, Maria Bello and more. Take a look at trailer below!

·In theatres and some streaming platforms!

Have a Great Weekend/GETTY

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