Looking for fun and low-cost family events happening in Fairfield County, CT? We've got everything you need right here! Presenting the top 15 things to do with kids this March, from maple sugaring events (complete with pancake breakfasts!) and more outdoor fun to kid-friendly shows, family days, a new art exhibit, and more.
For even more upcoming family events in Fairfield and nearby, head to our full, searchable calendar of events.
In this award-winning version of Jack and the Beanstalk, Michael Graham uses hand-crafted rod and hand puppets, an original script, a colorful set design, and special effects to give this familiar tale a modern look and a new spin. FREE!
Somewhere Over the Aquarium
See The Wizard of Oz the way it was intended -- on a big screen. Even the largest home theater can't possibly compete with the six-story IMAX screen.
Wacky in Westport
At Westport Art Center’s Wacky Family Day, local artists are on hand to provide guidance as children use wood, beads, blocks, wire, recycled board games, and toy figurines to make their own creations.
It's just warm enough to head down to the beach for Sunday Science at the Seaside Center. With the theme "Living on the Edge: Surviving the Intertidal Zone," the event is family-friendly and offers hands-on activities. Dress warmly for a guided beach exploration or warm up inside where you can visit the touch tank and create an environmentally sustainable craft. FREE!
The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare light up the stage, literally, in this production by Corbian/Lightwire Theater. Storybook characters are illuminated on the darkened stage, giving familiar stories a modern spin and a unique backdrop. The show is appropriate for children ages 6 and older.
Through March 18
Art comes in many forms -- why not toys? In the exhibition Toy Stories, the work of 30 major artists who use toys is on display in a range of media. Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and Alexander Calder are among the artists represented. Young and old can share in the experience of viewing everyday play items repurposed into eye-catching pieces of art. FREE!
At Stepping Stones Museum’s Family Fun Night, the Cat in the Hat will make an appearance and children can enjoy storytelling, crafts, and a musical parade.
After-Hours at the Peabody
Everything is more fun at night, including A Night at the Peabody Museum. Families can visit the museum after hours and enjoy games, crafts, scavenger hunts, live animals, and some other surprises.
Thanks, Easter Bunny!
The annual WEBE 108 Kids Fest offers a variety of activities for everyone in the family. Kids can enjoy puppet shows, meeting characters like Elmo and the Easter bunny, face painting, and magic and dance demonstrations. For Mom and Dad, there are exhibition booths offering products and services meant to make life a little easier.
March 31 – April 1
From a Multitalented Teen
Kyle Brenn, a 14-year-old student from Norwalk, is no stranger to Broadway. He spent two years performing in the recent Broadway revival of West Side Story. Now his original musical, Silent Knight, is making its way to the Crystal Theatre. Kyle wrote the book, music, and lyrics for this production about Amber, a young tomboy living in medieval times who dreams of becoming a knight.
Outdoor Fun—No Jacket Required
Unzip the down coat, throw off the mittens and hats, and head outdoors for some springtime events that celebrate the rituals and traditions of the season.