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Durham Fairgrounds is home to a multitude of local fairs and festivities during certain times of the year. Every September, the people of Durham show their neighbors how to party! Going strong since 1916, the Durham Fairgrounds hosts the Durham Fair: an agricultural festival that is the largest of its kind in the state. A long list of competitions, pulling contests, educational exhibits, souvenir booths, games, rides, live music and other performances keep the community busy while a variety of different food vendors keep everybody's stomachs full of mouthwatering delicacies. Call the Greater New Haven Convention & Visitors Bureau for more details.
Located just a few miles from the urban hustle-bustle of Meriden, Connecticut, lies a beautiful park with gentle hillocks, streaming rivulets, crystal clear lakes, awe inspiring cliffs, meandering trails and vibrant gardens. The Hubbard Park makes for an ideal spot for a picnic with family or friends. Recreation activities like hiking, bicycling and cross country skiing in the winter make it a fun destination. Also, the park has been the venue for many concerts and shows.
The Discovery Museum and Planetarium is a great educational facility located across the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. The museum opened to public in 1962 and has been entertaining and educating ever since. The museum has fun learning techniques and interactive exhibits to engage its visitors. It provides a wide scope to explore and acquire knowledge about science and technology. The museum also hosts several programs to entertain its young visitors. Apart from this, the museum premises are also available on rent for private functions.
The Deacon John Grave House has been the home of seven generations of the Grave family. In 1983, the Deacon John Grave Foundation was founded to avoid demolition of this wooden frame house. Currently a museum, it hosts interesting events throughout the year. Check website for details.
This two-screen cinema was originally constructed in 1912 offers first-run independent and foreign art films from around the world. Comfy seating and unique decor make this a fantastic theater to frequent if in the area. Don't miss out on the special Sunday morning sneak-peak program where you can indulge in screenings of certain films before their release date; tickets are purchased in a seven-film block for USD115; however, you do not know what film you will see until you show up Sunday morning!
This performing arts complex, established in 1922, has Renaissance Revival influences with Greek, Arabic, Roman and Federal motifs boasted with grand lobby spaces and ornate dome ceilings. Originally a vaudeville/movie house, it changed with the times over its 70 years of operations, presenting silent films, to Big Band sounds of the Tommy Dorsey Band, to contemporary rock concerts. It was closed in 1987. The Palace Theater has been renovated and reopened after several years. This exquisite complex will showcase a performance schedule that includes Broadway shows, comedy acts and family entertainment.