Swing into Spring: Family Events Across Stamford

Photography: courtesy of Stamford Moms; Bartlett Arboretum: Contributed; Graphic: Parachute concerts

Mother’s day happenings, the memorial day parade and more springtime family events across Stamford


Designs by Lee will host a Mother’s Day Garden Tea Party on Saturday, May 11. It’s the perfect way for grandmothers, mothers and daughters to spend time together over tea and light bites. There will also be a Pop-Up Market on Sunday, May 12, featuring local small businesses and activities for children. Follow it up with a special Mother’s Day family-friendly brunch at Serafresca at the Italian Center.


The Stamford Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 19 at noon (June 2 rain date) is one of the most meaningful times to be downtown. The warm weather and marching bands combined with all the red, white and blue is a beautiful way to recognize the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The parade begins at the Stamford Police Station on Bedford Street and ends at Veterans Memorial Park on Atlantic Street. Stamford Moms recommends arriving early to grab a seat outdoors at one of the restaurants so that you can have a bite while watching the parade. stamfordct.gov


Regional artists will line up downtown for Arts & Crafts on Bedford on Saturday June 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to sell one-of-a-kind handcrafted goods. Go for the graduation gifts and stay for the extended restaurant patios that will serve up sustenance after a day spent shopping. stamford-downtown.com


Kidz Bop Live 2024 is taking over the Palace Stamford at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28. The always-popular show features new songs, choreography, special effects and more. The tour coincides with the release of the group’s latest album, KIDZ BOP 2024, including the biggest bops of the year, sung by kids for kids. palacestamford.org


Springtime offers multiple excuses to get back to nature. Pack water and snacks (maybe even a whole picnic lunch) and enjoy the great outdoors. This year we plan to take enough regular nature walks at the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens and Mianus River Park that we’ll know the trails like they’re in our own backyard. A favorite way to keep the littles engaged is to create a scavenger hunt or play rounds of “I Spy” as we soak up the sounds and sights. Another not-to-be missed al fresco activity is spending time with the animals at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center (keep an eye out for the babies) and capping it with a visit to the playground.

Stefanie Horn, Stamford mom of three and head of Stamford Moms, shares some of her favorite things to do—from seasonal activities to can’t-miss events. Follow @stamfordmoms on Instagram, sign up for the newsletter and check out the calendar for more family-friendly activities at stamfordmoms.com.

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