On Thursday, I won a pair of tickets to Danbury Fields Forever, a Beatles music festival held at Ives Concert Park. Kids 5 and under were free and since we are a whole family of Beatles fans I thought it would be fun to take the boys! Being 4 & 2 they have never been to a real concert before, although we do frequent the free summer-series concerts held on our town green. This was a little bit bigger scale!
It was dark and rainy all morning, but the boys couldn’t wait to get to the show! The sun came out at almost the exact time we got into Danbury and the weather was pretty perfect for the rest of the day and - the park was beautiful! I can’t believe I lived in nearby Newtown for the majority of my life and had never visited it before.
There were 10 Beatles cover bands lined up to play during the 8 hour festival. I heard all my favorite songs and I don’t think I heard the same song twice! – Also, how awesome is the giant gazebo stage?
There was also a bunch of other stuff going on!There were two huge bounce houses. They were in the perfect spots too, I got a nice view of the stage while my boys bounced to their heart’s content!
My big boy got his face painted like Batman. (Very exciting!)
Hula hoops – Fun for all!
…and a ton of sidewalk chalk!
There were a bunch of vendors selling food, clothing, artwork, CDs & more. Overall, it was a great day and I would say my boy’s first concert/music festival was a roaring success!