Introducing the Connecticut Family Festival!

Fish Tales, Tugs and Sails has been combined with the Hygienic Kidzstock and more to bring you the largest family festival in southeastern Connecticut and beyond! This free family festival celebrates literature, the arts, boats, music, and the environment.

Final event schedule will be announced soon.

Pier Activities & Performances

Festival Opens with Tug Boats arriving with special guests & ISAAC Bucket Brigade performing on the end of City Pier!

The day will include: Project Oceanology, Thames River Tug Boat, sailing with NESS, and environmental stewardship activities, hands on children's activities, food and retail vendors, and BAM bookstore.

Program line-up:
Simply Enchanted- The Little Mermaid
Tish Rabe- Author
Free Men of the Sea
Christine Ieronimo- Author
L’Ana Burton Creative Dance
Peter Mandel- Author
Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School Showcase
Mena Buscetto - author

Hygienic Activities & Performances

Join us in the Hygienic Art Park for an afternoon full of interactive art activities, music, dancing, and more!

Program line-up
Tiger Eye Dance Crew
African Drumming
Steve Elci and Friends
Steve Songs w/Tiger Eye

Fish Tales, Tugs, and Sails
Hygienic Kidzstock 2016
CT Family Festival

enjoy live performances by local
and national acts and authors

experience hands-on activities
such as sea critter touch tanks

try your hand at sailing

explore big boats

check out the offerings of
food and retail vendors

and so much more!

Presented by

Connecticut Family Magazine


Grant funded by:

Community Foundation of Eastern CT Letz Environmental Fund
Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT

Sponsored by

Produced by

Hygienic Art Galleries | 79 Bank Street, New London, CT, 06320 | 860.443.8001