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.

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

Festival Schedule

City Pier

Hygienic Art Park

10:00 AM | Festival Opens with Tug Boats arriving with
special guests & ISAAC Bucket Brigade performing
12:00 | Tiger Eye Dance Team
10:30 | x 12:15 | Che` Cartafalsa
11:00 | Tish Rabe - Author 1:00 | Tiger Eye Dance Team
11:30 | Free Men of the Sea 1:15 | Children’s Yoga
11:45 | Christine Ieronimo- Author 2:00 | Steve Elci and Friends
12:05 | L’Ana Burton Creative Dance 3:00 | Steve Songs w/ Tiger Eye
12:35 | Peter Mandel- Author
1:00 | Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School Showcase
1:20 | Mena Buscetto – Author
1:30 | Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School Showcase

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:

Letz Environmental Fund

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT

Sponsored by

Produced by

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