DEEP: Centennial Calendar of Events

{Calendar of Events - State Parks Centennial Celebration}
 

The Centennial Kick-Off
The Connecticut State Parks Centennial Celebration was launched on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill.  

Centennial SoJourn (Summer Outdoor Journey)
The celebration continued with the 2013 Centennial SoJourn, a 169 mile trek (one mile for each CT community) which began Thursday, August 15, 2013 and continued thru Sunday, August 25, 2013.  The journey started at Quaddick State Park in northeast Connecticut and concluded in Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut’s first state park, visiting nearly 20 state parks along the route.  Participants biked, hiked, paddled and camped along the route. 
 
Mark your calendars for August 9, 2014 if you would like to join the 2014 SoJourn.
There will be a number of SoJourn activities along the way that are perfect opportunities for families to get outside and join the Centennial celebration.
 
Statewide Birthday Parties
Statewide Birthday Parties will be held during the summer of 2014. The birthday parties, including refreshments at multiple state parks, will be free to the park goers and will include volunteer recruitment opportunities. Additionally, sand-sculpture building demonstrations are to be scheduled along with amateur sand sculpture contests.
 
The Sky's the Limit
Concluding the year-long celebration will be an event that will propel Connecticut State Parks into the next century. The event, entitled The Sky’s the Limit, is planned to include hot air balloons, kite flying and demonstrations, model airplanes, astronomy events, bird walks and much more!
 
Additional Events
Connecticut has 107 parks, each with its own special character and personality. To celebrate such diversity the Centennial committee is highlighting the efforts of Friends, civic groups and other organizations who have helped create more excitement and fun in each State Park.  Check back for new events.
 
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Content last updated June 2014