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Events in Central CT: Your Gateway to Weekend Adventures

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Whether you’re a local resident or just passing through, this is your go-to source for discovering a wide array of weekend events in Central CT.

Here’s what’s going on this weekend July 28, 2023 – July 30, 2023

Barbie Rave Party

The new Barbie movie is all the rave this week! Continue the celebration of its release with a fun-filled, family-friendly event that’s perfect for kids and grown-ups alike! Here’s what’s on the agenda:

  • A day of dancing to upbeat, kid-friendly tunes
  • A fabulous Barbie dress-up contest
  • An exciting scavenger hunt 


Admission prices: Adults: $15 and Children: $5

Please note that the Barbie Rave Party is a drug- and alcohol-free event, ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. So, gather your family and friends, dress up, and let’s party like Barbie! 


Date: Saturday July 29, 2023 

Time: Doors Open at 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Location: Carousel Museum, Bristol, CT

Southington Italian-American Festival

Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and flavors of Italy at the Italian-American Festival in downtown Southington. All weekend long enjoy a variety of great foods, music and a carnival! 

Date: Friday July 28, 2023 – Sunday July 30, 2023

Time: Time Varies by Day

Location: Downtown Southington, CT

Rescue Dog Adoption

Thinking about expanding your fur family or know someone who is? Worldwide Wine & Spirits is hosting a rescue dog adoption event Saturday afternoon. Stop in to find a pup-connection! 

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2023

Time: 12:00PM

Location: Southington, CT

Free Movie & Carousel Rides in the Park

Get ready for a fun evening in Bushnell Park. The Friday night line up includes:
  • Tours of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch from 6-7:30pm 
  • FREE Carousel Rides from 6-8pm
  • FREE movie: VIVO – starting around 8pm or whenever it is dark enough to do so

And that’s not all! Capital Ice Cream will be selling delicious treats for you to enjoy while watching the movie.

Date: Friday, July 28, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Bushnell Park Hartford, CT

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Nichole Morrell

Nichole Morrell

Hey Central CT! I'm Nichole Morrell, a REALTOR at Turning Point Realty, LLC and a Bristol, CT native and current resident. I have a lot of knowledge about this amazing community and the surrounding towns and cities so if you live in the Central CT area or are thinking of moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date with me on the latest Events, Restaurants, Outdoor Activities, Real Estate trends and more!
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