8 Things To Do for Memorial Day weekend


(WTNH) — Big museums are re-opening as Memorial Day traditions sweep through the state this weekend. Here is News 8’s Sarah Cody with 8 things to do!

  1. This weekend kicks off the season for the Norwalk harbor lighthouse cruise. See wildlife and three historic sites including the Sheffield island light.
  2. It’s the grand opening of the brand new Connecticut Air and Space center – a museum displaying vintage aircraft, fascinating memorabilia and artifacts.
  3. The submarine force museum –home to the world’s first nuclear powered submarine, the U.S.S. Nautilus– is re-opening for visitors this week.
  4. Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the Mystic Seaport Museum. With a stroll through a new exhibit, live music, antique truck rides and more family fun.
  5. On Saturday, enjoy heritage weekend festivities on the lawn of the Keeney Cultural Memorial Center with a fife and drum show and military demos.
  6. All weekend, check out the Trans-am Memorial Day classic at Lime Rock Park – with a mix of modern and vintage cars– called a massive dose of Americana.
  7. Goat walks and visits with other animals; there’s a whole lot going on at beautiful blue button farm– a great spot for a bucolic day-trip.
  8. It’s time to re-visit some old-fashioned fun! through Monday, the whole family can enjoy the carnival at the Westbrook outlets with rides, games and food.

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