Northeast Wars is a game convention held in Vermont. Beginning on Friday, April third, you can attend and play a variety of board and role playing games. Despite the name this convention features games about every possible subject- car racing, farming, superheroes and more.
Conventions like this can be a great way to try a huge variety of games. You may find that one event leaves you bored and then the next game is the most fun you've had all month. Some games will be more or less suitable for children- read the descriptions carefully to see if they suit your family.
The web page for the convention is beginning to look very promising. I'm expecting a nice variety of games; check back as time goes by to see what's being offered.