The circus comes to town in New London on Saturday when the New London Maritime Society, the City of New London and other civic groups present Nimble Arts Summer Circus on the city’s Parade Plaza. Performances, which take place at 4 and 6:30 p.m., are free and include trapeze, juggling, comedy and acrobatics. (Nimble Arts is a non-animal circus.)
Looking for a fun, free, family daycation destination? Sailfest, which draws hundred of thousands of tourists to New London, is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event includes a tall ship and free ship tours, three concert stages, kids’ activities, vendors and a fireworks display. Information and schedules at www.sailfestnl.org.
Here’s a fun, free staycation idea. OpSail2012 takes place this weekend in Niantic and new London includes a water parade of 23 tall ships, concerts, historical reenactments, family activities and a fireworks display over the Thames River. (On Saturday and Sunday, the public is invited to board the vessels for complimentary tours.) Free parking and shuttles are available. Information and schedules at www.OpSail2012CT.org.