Sunday, June 2, 2019
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  Various Locations: Spring Outdoors
Spring Outdoors runs from the Spring Equinox on March 20 until the Summer Solstice on June 21. This program connects you to lands, waters, and trails in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor, including some properties not normally accessible to the public. Featuring a variety of adventures from strolls to long distance hikes and paddles to bike and more.

Statewide: Connecticut Trails Day
For a state small in geography, Connecticut always goes big when it comes to public land use and outdoor recreation. The Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), organizers of the annual Connecticut Trails Day celebration, the largest of its kind in the nation. Showing support by getting outside and having some fun is a relatively easy challenge with over 250 free, guided activities happening in towns across the state. Events are hosted by volunteer groups and individuals and include hiking, biking, horseback riding, running, trail maintenance, kayaking, educational walks, bird watching, letterboxing, and more for people of all ages and interests. A full listing of all events, organized by town, activity and interest, can be found online at www.ctwoodlands.org.

10:00am [10:00am] New Britain: Little Poland Festival
An ethnic event celebrating the rich culture and history of the city of New Britain and its Polish community. Activities include a children's area, demonstrations, special events, contests, food booths, music, and arts and crafts.

[12:00pm] Guilford: Opening Weekend - Celebrate 101 Years
Located just east of the Guilford Green, the Hyland House was built in 1713 and is an outstanding example of early Colonial architecture. Early inhabitants were Ebenezer Parmelee, a master carpenter and clockmaker, and Candace, a slave and part of Guilford's Witness Stones project to acknowledge the area's slave history. The Hyland House is fully furnished as if a family still lived there in the early Guilford Colonial-style with collections of furnishings and beds, quilts, many toys and dolls, kitchenware, tools and other interesting items and clothing, including whalebone corsets. For our 101st year celebrations, join us for special activities, house tours and "I Spy" Treasure Hunts.

[12:00pm] West Hartford: Celebrate! West Hartford
The 33rd annual Celebrate West Hartford will take place on the grounds of West Hartford Town Hall in 2019 on Saturday, June 1st from 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, June 2nd from Noon to 6 PM. Attracting over 35,000 people each year from the greater Hartford area, Celebrate West Hartford also provides festival attendees with a wide range of family activities a highly rated juried arts & crafts show, great food, entertainment, games, carnival rides, a certified 5K road race and Kids Fun Run. The two-day community fair presents businesses, civic and service organizations, recreation groups and charitable foundations a way to increase public awareness of their important work. There is no admission charge for the event and many of the activities are free. Entertainment on Saturday includes performances by numerous local school jazz ensembles. Professional bands perform on Sunday afternoon. Celebrate West Hartford garnered awards in the Best Festival and Best Local Annual Event categories by Hartford Magazine for several years in a row.