Things to do in Connecticut this Labor Day weekend

21 The lovable minions in "Despicable Me 2."

21 The lovable minions in "Despicable Me 2." (Credit: AP)

6th Annual Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival
Saturday, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Levitt Pavilion & the Westport Public Library
40 Jesup Road
Westport, CT
www.bluesviewsbbq.com

Join the Westport Downtown Merchants Association and The Levitt Pavilion for a foot stomping, mouth-watering weekend on the beautiful banks of the Saugatuck River. Admission fee includes live music all day, the Kids Corral, food demos, strolling entertainment, access to eating & barbecue competitions. Plenty of free parking located throughout downtown Westport & Imperial Avenue.

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Sheffield Island Cruises and Lighthouse Tours
Friday, Aug. 30

132 Water St.
Norwalk, CT

www.seaport.org

Take a cruise to Sheffield Island and explore the Lighthouse. Advance tickets for the boat can be purchased online. Reservations are not required, but are recommended.

Hamden Friday Night Outdoor Movie Series
Friday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m.

Town Center Park at Meadowbrook
2761 Dixwell Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518

Bring your lawn chairs and snacks while you enjoy "Despicable Me" under the stars this Friday night.

Newtown Labor Day Parade
Monday, Sept. 2 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Main Street
Newtown CT
www.newtownctlabordayparade.org

Celebrate Labor Day with Newtown's 52nd Annual Labor Day Parade. Parade parking is available at Caraluzzi's Market, the Big Y, St. Rose School and the former Lexington Gardens. Streets will close to traffic at 9:30 a.m. and it is recommended to get your seats by that time. The parade kicks off at 10 am.

Woodstock Fair
Sunday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Woodstock Fairgrounds
Routes 169 and 179
South Woodstock, CT
www.woodstockfair.com

The Woodstock Fair offers agricultural exhibits (including a birthing center where you can view a cow birth a calf right before your eyes!), animal and farm equipment competitions, entertainment, music, food, and carnival rides.

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