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'World's Biggest Bounce House' Coming To Greater Hartford

If the parties of your dreams feature no shoes, the world’s largest bounce house and eight-foot pink gorillas, you’re in for a great time when Big Bounce America comes to Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Big Bounce America will be at Pratt & Whitney Stadium from Aug. 17 to 19, and it’s billed...

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  • Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

    Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

    Pet-friendly outings usually don’t include visits to museums, which are famously protective of their precious possessions. The newest museum in the gallery-packed Berkshires region of Massachusetts is a charming exception: a fun collection of artworks and artifacts about dogs — even some artworks...

  • Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination

    Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination

    An inordinate amount of confetti lined the streets of Philadelphia this winter after two championship parades celebrated the Eagles’ first Super Bowl win and the Villanova Wildcats’ victory as champions of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament. The title-starved masses were sated. The nation’s...

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  • Calling All Local Bands: Mohegan Sun Hosting Competition With $5,000 Prize

    Calling All Local Bands: Mohegan Sun Hosting Competition With $5,000 Prize

    Local bands from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York have until noon on Sept. 17 to enter a demo tape for the Mohegan Sun’s Locals Live 2018 competition, which carries a prize of $5,000 and a chance to perform live at the Uncasville casino. Upcoming Concerts In Connecticut » The...

    • A Charming, Comical Outdoor Production Of 'Love's Labour's Lost'

      A Charming, Comical Outdoor Production Of 'Love's Labour's Lost'

      The show: The Elm Shakespeare Company presents a free outdoor show of “Love's Labour’s Lost” — a rarely produced early Shakespeare play — through Sept. 2 in Edgerton Park. First impressions: Linguistic razzmatazz and poetry rather than narrative strength is the thing. This playful mating dance...

        • Chefs Collaborate For 'Eat Drink Give' Fundraiser

          Chefs Collaborate For 'Eat Drink Give' Fundraiser

          Connecticut chefs collaborate for a special Eat Drink Give event at Grants Restaurant & Bar in West Hartford on Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. The six-course meal with wine pairings features Billy Grant of Grants, Restaurant Bricco and Bricco Trattoria; Tyler Anderson of Millwright’s, Cook and the Bear and...

            • Look Up! It's Plainville's Hot-Air Balloon Festival

              Look Up! It's Plainville's Hot-Air Balloon Festival

              Dozens of hot-air balloons return for their annual residency at Norton Park Aug. 24 through 26 for the Plainville Fire Company’s Hot-Air Balloon Festival and Outdoor Arts and Crafts Show. Here’s what you need to know. Vibrant-hued balloons take flight against a backdrop of food trucks, sprawling...

                • New London Hosts Pride Festival Weekend At Ocean Beach Park

                  New London Hosts Pride Festival Weekend At Ocean Beach Park

                  The sixth annual New London Pride Festival, presented by OutCT, will be held Aug. 25 from noon to 9 p.m. in Ocean Beach Park. The festival, themed “Carnival,” will feature a sideshow, hoop dancing, a fire spinner, a bicycling accordionist and performers from the Boston Circus Guild. Musical performers...

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