Check our picks for family activities as well as new bars, restaurants and shops to explore.
1. Danbury Fair Farmers Market - Danbury
Where/When: Danbury Fair Mall, Sat, 10am - 2pm
Why Go: Come explore the largest Farmers Market in Connecticut.
2. Grand Opening of Ice Cream Heaven - Sandy Hook
Where/When: Ice Cream Heaven, Sandy Hook, Sat, noon - 10pm
Why Go: Enjoy Newtown's new homemade ice cream in charming Sandy Hook.
3. Family Fun Day & Concert - Newtown
Where/When: Dickinson Park, Sun, noon
Why Go: Bring the kids and enjoy a day of free raffles, games, vendors, a petting zoo and face painting to support adoption.
Pricing: Free admission
5. Community Tag Sale - Southbury
Where/When: Ballantine Park, Sat, 9am - 3pm
Why Go: Join the tag sale or come and shop at this community-wide sale hosted by the the Southbury Women's Club. Proceeds will benefit various charitable causes.
Pricing: Admission is free.
6. Parents' Night Out - Southbury
Where/When: Heritage Resort & Conference Center, June 3, 6pm
Why Go: Enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner and a silent auction while raising money for the Southbury Youth Baseball and Pomperaug Youth Baseball organization.
Pricing: $35 per person
8. 33rd Annual Antique Auto Show - Woodbury
Where/When: Hollow Park, Sun, 10am - 4pm
Why Go: Help the Woodbury Lions Club raise funds for scholarships by attending this judged event.
Pricing: Adults, $5; kids, $1; kids under 12, free
9. Classic Car and Truck Show - Oxford
Where/When: Oxford High School, Sat, 11am - 3pm
Why Go: Bring the kids to admire classic cars and trucks, as well as enjoy food and music.
Pricing: Adults, $5, Children under 12, free; Show cars, $12
10. Greater Waterbury Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Waterbury
Where/When: Library Park, Waterbury, Sat, 9am - noon
Why Go: Support a walker or join in this event to raise money and awareness for autism.
11. Lathrop "Stardust Review" Dance Recital - Newtown
Where/When: Edmond Town Hall, Fri, 7pm (Hospital Benefit); Sat, 4pm, 7pm;
Sun, 1pm, 4pm (Scholarship Benefit)
Why Go: Celebrate the art of dance with this classic show from the Lathrop School of Dance.
12. Brunot Preserve Walk and Geocaching - Newtown
Where/When: Newtown Forest Association Brunot Preserve, Sat, 10am
Why Go: Celebrate Connecticut Trails Day by checking out NFA's newest property acquisition.
13. Relay for Life - Newtown
Where/When: Fairfield Hills campus, Sat, 2pm - 5am (Opening ceremony at 6pm, Luminary at 9pm)
Why Go: This is one of the most well attended events in town, it's for charity and it's part of a national movement.
Pricing: Donations sought
Editor's note: This article has been updated to include Newtown's Relay for Life on Saturday.