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Events at Lake Compounce

Lake Compounce hosts many events in Connecticut throughout the season! Enjoy a day of thrilling rides and family-friendly attractions, along with a fun event near Bristol, CT.

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Opening Day
April 30

The official park of family fun reopens for the season on April 30. Join us for opening day as we continue our 175 birthday celebration!

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Kids Fest
Weekends through May 22

Join the celebration all around Kiddie Land with bubble dance parties, street entertainers and meet Arthur™ and Pete the Cat™ Saturdays and Sundays April 30 - May 22. With all kinds of new activities it’s a great big celebration for our smallest guests.

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Storm Surge
Grand Opening
May 28

New lights, new sounds, new thrills all the way down. Crocodile Cove Water Park opens Saturday, May 28

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Bites and pints food and drinks

Bites and Pints
Food & Drink Festival
Weekends in June

Get your stretchy pants ready! Bites and Pints returns weekends in June Enjoy hand-crafted unique food and beverage offerings and rock out to live music!

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Father's Day Flop
June 19

Celebrate dad with our annual belly flop contest Sunday, June 19 @ 3:00 p.m. The belly flop contest will take place at Bayou Bay wave pool. Prizes include, Hartford Yard Goats tickets, 2022 Season Passes, and gift cards to J. Timothy's

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Summer's On!
Saturdays in July

Stay up late and light up the night. Join us Saturdays in July & Sunday, July 3
Bring the whole family for longer days and brighter nights during our Summer’s On firework series
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Hero Week
July 11-15

Military and first responders get free admission the week of July 11 - 15. Join us on Friday, July 15 to meet and greet with local heroes, touch-a-truck, and so much more!

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All the Santas!

Christmas in July
July 16

Meet the big man in red himself and over 20 of Santas helpers on Saturday, July 16! The Connecticut and New England Society of Santas will be hosting a food drive for local food banks. Bring nonperishable food donations to the Main Gate.


Ales & Tails
Select weekends in September

Learn more about local rescues and adoptable dogs September 10 - 25
Sip on local craft brews and enjoy the final dog days of summer!

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Phantom Fall Fest Nighttime Character

Phantom Fall Fest
Weekends in October

Get ready for two totally different Halloween experiences based on the time of day! Phantom Fall Fest is coming September 30 - October 30

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Holiday Lights
Weekends in November & December

New England's Favorite Holiday Tradition returns in 2022! November 19 - December 31 Enjoy the holiday magic as we celebrate our longest Holiday Lights season ever.

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Pricing, attraction availability and hours are subject to change without notice.

There is plenty of fun stuff to do in Bristol, Connecticut, but nothing like a day spent at Lake Compounce! Start planning your trip today and buy your tickets or season passes online. Also, be sure to check our Connecticut promotions and park discounts often.