Family Programs & Special Events

Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs
Egg Hunt begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the Riverfront Park (200 Welles Street, Glastonbury) on Saturday, April 4th. Event will be held rain or shine. Over 6,000 eggs will be hidden. Every egg contains a treat or prize for you and your dog  (Donated by Melzen Pet Supply) including gift certificates and other surprises. Cost is $10/dog. Dogs must be on leash with up to date rabies tag or certification. No aggressive dogs please.

2nd Annual Doggy Paddle
Tuesday 9/8/20
Bring your pup out to this fun dog swim! 2 swim waves will be held: 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cost is $10/Dog (per Wave). Dogs must be licensed and up to date on all shots. No aggressive dogs, please. Dogs must remain off-leash in the swim area and humans are not allowed in the pool. Tennis balls will be provided. Please do not bring your own toys. In addition to the swim, take time to visit some vendors!

Elementary Bike Day - NEW
(Grades 3-5)
Learn the basics of riding your bicycle safely and confidently! Bike Walk Connecticut, Bike Walk Glastonbury, Glastonbury Health & Physical Education and Glastonbury Parks and Recreation are teaming up to offer this gymnasium-style bicycle safety workshop. Instructors are League Cycling Instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Includes a safety demonstration plus interactive stations including:

  • Bike helmet safety and proper fit
  • Importance of lights, reflectors & bright clothes
  • ABC Quick Check- Is your bike ready to ride
  • Knowing your bike parts
  • Gearing on a bike and how it works
  • Hand signals & scanning
  • How to start and stop a bike safely and confidently

Elementary Bike Day         410028-EB 

FEE:                  FREE (Pre-Registration Required)
MEETS:             1:30-3:30 p.m. 
LOCATION:       Academy Cafeteria
DATE:               Wednesday, April 29

 Mommy & Me Barre *NEW*
(Adult & Children 2-5)
A method of exercise rooted in ballet and strength training. Lift, tone, sculpt, define and strengthen your core muscles. This body sculpting class uses the ballet barre (or chairs) and small, isometric, concentrated movements to create lean muscles. Our Mommy & Me class will allow you to enjoy this energetic form of exercise with your child through partner exercises and stretches. Workout is set to upbeat music at a vigorous pace to get your heart pumping! Bring water, mat and 1-2 pound hand weights.

Family Fitness
Mom & Me Barre Sp               407302-B1
Mom & Me Barre Sum            107302-B1 

Fee:               $76/Spring; $39/Summer
Meets:            Wednesdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Location:        Academy Multipurpose Room
Spring:          April 22-June 10 
Summer:      June 24-July 15 
Instructor:     Personal Euphoria

Mommy & Me Yoga *NEW*
(Adult & Children 2-5)
Create awareness of the body and breath, combined functional movement with mindfulness. Class includes warm up and centering, physical movement and yoga flow, followed by cool down and relaxation Parents will help guide children.

Family Fitness
Mom & Me Yoga Sp             407302-YS

Fee:                $76/Spring
Meets:            Tuesdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m. 
Location:        Academy Multipurpose Room
Spring:            April 21-June 9   
Instructor:       Personal Euphoria 

Family Yoga 
Create awareness of the body and breath, combining functional movement with mindfulness. Class includes warm up and centering, physical movement and yoga flow, followed by cool down and relaxation. Parents will help guide children under 8. Bring a yoga mat, water and any props that help you in yoga. Children under 12 must have an adult registered with them to participate. All participants must register.

Spring                    407211-ST
Fitness Programs Summer
Family Yoga PM    107211-FT 
Family Yoga AM    107211-F

Fee:               $42/Spring; Summer: $39/Person (PM); $24/Person (AM)
Spring:           Tuesdays April 23-June 11 5:15-6:00 p.m.   
Summer AM: Tuesdays July 7-18 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Summer PM: Thursdays July 9-August 20 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Location:       RCC Exercise Room
Instructor:      Personal Euphoria

Beginning Fisherman Clinic
(All Ages-Under 10 Must be Accompanied by Adult)
The DEEP’s Bureau of Fisheries will instruct about identifying fish, techniques and safety. Materials and equipment will be provided. FREE!

Fishing Clinic
Beginning Fisherman’s Clinic      410009-AA

Fee:                FREE
Meets:            6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location:        Hebron Avenue Cafeteria
Dates:            Tuesday & Thursday, April 7 & 9

Youth Fishing Derby
(Youth ages 4 through 15)
Compete for the biggest, smallest, first and most trout caught, or just enjoy a morning of fishing with your child on Saturday, April 25, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at J.B. Williams Pond. Prizes raffled every 15 minutes. Four age categories: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15. No bait restrictions.  No physical parental assistance allowed except baiting & casting. Pre- registration not required. FREE.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics
Join us for a trip to TD Garden for a Bucks vs. Celtics match up! Trip includes charter bus, balcony level ticket to the game, snacks on the bus and free time in Boston before the 3:30 p.m. tip off. Please note this is a vary lively bus ride with games and prizes along the way!

Bus Trips
Bucks vs. Celtics           109004-HC

FEE:               $215/Person
DATE:            Sunday, April 5, 2020
DEPARTS:     East Hartford/Glastonbury Commuter Lot Across from Burger King
TIME:             TBD 

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
Join us for a trip to Yankee Stadium for this age old rivalry! Trip includes charter bus, upper level ticket to the game and a cookout before the game including hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, macaroni and cheese, Italian meatballs, sausage & peppers, assorted salads, chips, water and soda. Please note this is a vary lively bus ride with games and prizes along the way!

Bus Trips
Red Sox vs. Yankees             109004-17

FEE:            $155/Person
DATE:          Saturday, May 9, 2020
DEPARTS:   East Hartford/Glastonbury Commuter Lot Across from Burger King
TIME:           TBD

Child/Adult Fun Runs
(All Ages)
Grab your sneaks and run some extra miles! Children jog for one mile around the Smith Middle School Soccer field. Adult courses are 2.4 and 3.5 miles. Register at the Smith Middle School Upper Soccer Field starting at 6:30 p.m. for a 6:50 p.m. start. Divisions include male and female 35 & up, 19 - 34, 15-18, 13-14, 10-12, 7-9, and 6 & under. Tuesdays, June 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4. No fee. 

Passport to Health Fair
On Wednesday April 8th, the Town of Glastonbury will hold a Health and Wellness Fair (Passport to Health), at the Riverfront Community Center located at 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury. The event will feature two sessions with various vendors, demo’s, drawings. The first session will run from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and the second session from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

Riverfront Music Series - Expanded!!
Head down to Riverfront Park on Wednesday nights all summer long to enjoy some great music! Bring a picnic or purchase dinner on-site as you relax with family and friends on warm summer nights with entertaining music. A series of free, outdoor concerts beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the field behind the Riverfront Community Center on Welles Street. For more information about the Riverfront Music Series, CLICK HERE

June 17:    Children’s Performance & Camp Kickoff (6:00 p.m. start)
June 24:    Glastonbury Town Band 60’s & 70’s Music/Movie Night
July 1:        Glastonbury Town Band Music of America
July 8:        White Wedding* (Rain Date: July 9)
July 15:      TBD*
July 22:      TBD*
July 29:      ETA*
August 5:   Movie Night
August 12: Glastonbury Town Band It’s Broadway
August 19: Glastonbury Town Band Get up & Dance

*Headline Concerts
All concerts marked with a * above are headline concerts co-sponsored by the Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce. Free parking and shuttle service available at 180 & 200 Glastonbury Boulevard, adjacent to Somerset Square. Food trucks will be on site to accommodate the larger crowds. 

Farmers Market 
Local Farmers will join the festivities on Wednesdays from 5:00-8:00 p.m. setting up booths to sell their locally sourced products. Enjoy one stop shopping to purchase fresh, high-quality produce and other items. 

Children’s Performance & Camp Kickoff 

A special Riverfront Music Series concert just for kids!  Bring the family for a fun night of kids music and those who are attending our summer camp programs can meet camp staff. 

Movie Night
Jeff Bodeau and Desi Meister with William Raveis Real Estate present the 4th annual outdoor movie night. Grab a blanket or chair and enjoy a movie under the stars. Movies to be announced in May. For more information visit 

Join the Town Band
The Glastonbury Town Band consists of professional & amateur musicians who play together for 4 concerts/year. New band members welcome. Attend rehearsal ready to play on Sundays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. June 14, 21, 28; August 2, 9 and 16 at the GHS Band Room. 

Town & Community Tag Sale
(All Ages)
Purchase a 10’x10’ space and bring your wares to sell at our annual event! You must provide your own tables. The Town will also be selling bikes, tools, jewelry and other items. Based on order of registration, you will be asked to choose a space. We reserve the right to assign a space to you in the event you cannot be reached. Spaces fill quickly! CLICK HERE for the Tag Sale Map

Tag Sale
10’x10’ Space                          210011-01

FEE:                 $25/before May 1; $35/On and After May 1
TIME:               Set-up of your area begins at 5:00 a.m. Tag Sale opens to the public at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m.
DATE:               Saturday, June 6 (Raindate, June 7)
LOCATION:      Behind Academy Building

Sand Castle Contest
(Glastonbury Children of all Ages)
Build castles at Eastbury Pond Saturday, July 11 (rain date: July 19) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at the pond. Children may work on their castle individually or in groups.

Children’s Water Festival
(Glastonbury Youth Ages 7 to 14)
Enjoy a variety of dun activities, including relays using kickboards, ping pong balls and life jackets. Held at the Grange Pool on Monday, July 20 (rain date: Friday, July 24) from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the pool. Popsicles will be served.

Ice Cream Social
(All Pool Patrons)
Addison Pool will host an Ice Cream Social beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4 (rain date: August
5). Ice cream cups with chocolate syrup & toppings available. Eat until it’s gone! Free to pool patrons.