8 Things To Do This Weekend: CT Trails Day, BBQ Fest & ‘Chicago’


Looking for weekend fun in Connecticut?  News 8 has eight suggestions for activities – including CT Trails Day, a BBQ Fest and a Broadway smash!

Catch ‘Chicago’ at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven all weekend long.

Saturday is Connecticut Trails Day!  200 free outdoor activities are taking place all around the state in town like Hamden and Trumbull.

Or, sample spirits and food on Saturday at the 7th Annual Chester Fair Wine & Beer Tasting.  Proceeds support educational programs.

All weekend, get messy while eating delicious food at the Sun BBQ Fest at Mohegan Sun.  Find wings, ribs, music and even fireworks on Saturday night.

A unique tradition!  The annual Shad Bake at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex takes place Saturday.  The local fish is cooked on a bonfire.

Meet influential historical figures this weekend – at Passengers From The Past – a special program at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat.

On Saturday, celebrate summer with a global experience at Mystic Aquarium’s Carnaval Del Sol with crafts, music and dance.

And, the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Parade hits the city’s streets on Saturday.  There’s also a festival at Bushnell Park.

Live coverage of the parade begins at noon Saturday on News 8.

Have a great weekend!

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