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Lyman Orchard's Strawberry Fest
Jun 15th, 2019
Middletown, CT

Join Lyman Orchards in celebration of strawberries, the first fruit of the season and the star attraction! The day’s activities include free tastings of strawberry treats, live music, pie eating contests, horse-drawn wagon rides and more great family fun! Come hungry and enjoy delicious strawberry treats, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and more at Lyman Orchard’s Outdoor Grill.

Strawberry Festival at Smith's Castle
Jun 15th, 2019
North Kingstown, RI

Smith’s Castle is a house museum and one of the oldest structures in Rhode Island. The land was the original site of a trading company operated by Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island and a well-known Baptist theologian. The land is also a national historic site known for the many Native American artifacts found nearby. Come on this day to savor Smith’s Castle’s celebrated strawberry shortcake and pay homage to the humble wild strawberry — a favorite of the early colonists and the native Narragansett. Enjoy a day filled with fun family entertainment.

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Summer Sunset Cruises
Jun 15th, 2019 to Aug 31st, 2019
Essex, CT

NOTE: Saturday evenings only. The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is offering summertime leisure in its purest form aboard the Becky Thatcher riverboat with Saturday Night Sunset Cruises down the Connecticut River!

Every Saturday evening through August 25th at 6PM, guests will revel in 360-degree views Connecticut’s storybook countryside. For just $30/person, enjoy this intimate sunset riverboat trip from the boat’s dock in Deep River to the Baldwin Bridge and back again – a breathtaking twilight trip which includes a 15-minute diesel locomotive ride from Essex Station to the Deep River boat launch, a 2-hour cruise on the Connecticut River, and a return train ride. 

Essex Steam Train Father's Day
Jun 16th, 2019
Essex Steam Train
Essex, CT

This Father's Day, treat your dad to a day of unique and fun family time! Enjoy a pancake breakfast from where dads eat free with family purchase. Then say, "cheese" to our photographer, Richard Roberts of Marsal Studios, who will be on-site to take that much-desired family photo you have been trying to coordinate. Just pose in front of one of our antique locomotives, wait 30 seconds, and voila! You'll have a FREE, 5x7 image of your loved ones in hand instantaneously.

Your family will enjoy a day of outdoor fun as our vintage steam train and riverboat takes you through the Connecticut River Valley. Purchase your tickets at essexsteamtrain.com today! With all of this unique family fun at the Essex Steam Train, this Father's Day will be a home run!

Annual Travelers Golf Championship
Jun 17th, 2019 to Jun 23rd, 2019
Cromwell, CT

This event attracts the world’s best golfers to compete for a $6 million purse, featuring exciting golf action, popular Celebrity Pro-Am, an interactive Fan Zone and family friendly events. The Championship is held at the TPC River Highlands, a par 70, 6,844-yard course in Cromwell, Connecticut, 10 miles south of Hartford.

Beauty and the Beast
Jun 21st, 2019 to Aug 17th, 2019
Prescott Park - Portsmouth, NH

Disney's Beauty and the Beast classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self.

Running most Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from June 21 through August 17
Prescott Park - Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Come to beautiful Prescott Park on the banks of the Piscataqua River for a wonderful outdoor theater production. Performances are Thursdays and Sundays at 7:00 pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm.