Fourth of July weekend brings plenty of firecracker deals and sales.
Kids 17 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, get free daytime admission to Old Sturbridge Village on Friday, July 4. (Daytime events end at 5 p.m. There is an additional charge for the evening fireworks program.) Information: 800-733-1830 or www.osv.org.
The East Lyme Historical Society hosts its annual holiday weekend flea market Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Thomas Lee House Grounds, Route 156, just east of Rocky Neck State Park. The event also features a tag sale in the barn. Information: www.EastLymeHistoricalSociety.org.
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets (Exit 63 off Interstate 95) celebrates July Fourth with a giant summer sidewalk sale. Most of the center’s designer-apparel stores will slash outlet prices on a range of summer items. Details: www.premiumoutlets.com.
Tanger Outlet Center in Westbrook, at Exit 65 off Interstate 95, celebrates July Fourth with markdowns at most of its 60-plus stores. Information: 860-399-8656.
Playhouse on Park, a theater company at 224 Park Road in West Hartford, has a lunchtime ticket special. Visit the box office between noon and 1 p.m. on the day of a performance to purchase $10 tickets for that evening’s show. (Sales are cash only. Tickets are limited to Main Stage and Playhouse On the Edge performances and must be purchased in person at the box office.) For more information, call 860-523-5900 or www.playhouseonpark.org.
Old Sturbridge Village celebrates winter with free admission for kids 17 and under ($8 value) on weekends through March 30, and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, (Jan. 20) and Presidents’ Day, (Feb. 17). Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Activities include sledding on 1830s-style sleds, horse drown-carriage rides, craft making and demonstrations. Information: www.osv.org or 800-733-1830.
Looking for a fun family activity? Old Sturbridge Village, in Sturbridge, Ma., is offering free admission for kids through the end of August. Special activities taking place on Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4, include one of New England’s largest military re-enactments with realistic mock battles and skirmishes between the Colonial and British troops and their allies, cannon and musket demonstrations, marching and drilling and fife and drum music. Info: www.osv.org or call 1-800-733-1830
Everyone named “George” or “Martha” gets free admission to Old Sturbridge Village during Presidents’ Day Weekend, Feb. 16 to 18. Special activities include a Washington’s Birthday Ball, Presidential Food contest, trivia games and entertainment. Information: www.osv.org or 800-SEE-1830.
Old Sturbridge Village is celebrating the season with free admission for kids 17 and under ($8 value) from Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.) School vacation week activities include ice skating (weather permitting – bring your own skates), sledding on 1830s-style sleds, and horse-drawn sleigh rides (snow permitting), candle dipping and toy making. Information: www.osv.org or 800-733-1830.