A carnival is taking place through April 27 at Veterans Memorial Park (also known as the Riverwalk, and the Slab) in downtown Shelton.

Put on by Coleman Bros. Shows, the carnival raises funds for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley. The local Boys & Girls Club has facilities in Shelton and Ansonia.

The event offers rides, games, food and other amusements. Admission is free.

Despite somewhat cold temperatures on Thursday, April 17, the carnival grounds were packed at night. Many schools are closed for spring break this week, helping to attract many younger people.

The temperatures are supposed to begin warming up in the coming days.

The carnival opens at 6 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends. It opened on Wednesday, April 16 and continues through Sunday, April 27.

Pay-one-price option is available on Tuesday and Thursday nights as well as Saturday afternoons, according to Coleman Bros. publicity material.