Weekends in June are filled with purpose-this one we honor Dad and #familytime on Father’s Day Weekend in Connecticut!
Father’s Day, as we celebrate it today, was conceptualized by Ms. Sonora Smart Dodd, a loving daughter from Spokane. It so happened that Sonora attended a Mother’s Day Sermon in 1909 and she was struck with the noble idea that society must observe a day to honor the important contribution made by father in the raising of children. Encouraged by the love of her father, William Smart, a civil war veteran who single-handedly raised her along with her five siblings after the death of her mother, Sonora worked hard to make her concept a reality. The noble idea of celebrating Father’s Day soon spread across the nation – it was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. Finally, in 1972 President Nixon established Father’s Day as a permanent national day of observance on the third Sunday of June.
Goshen Stampede starts today with a lot of action including rodeos and demolition derbys, three-day music festival, truck, pulls, fireworks, petting zoo, great food, vendors and much more family fun events through Sunday.
Head to Stonington’s New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) for a fun, family-oriented celebration with food, lots of free activities including sailing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. *FREE*
Vintage Motorcar Festival at Klingberg Family Centers in New Britain annual fundraiser is a family-friendly event with activities for children and great food. Vintage music and oldies, entertainment, with Fred Astaire dancers, too.
Sunday, 6/18 FATHER’S DAY
Branford Road Race and Celebration at the Stony Creek Brewery could become dad’s annual favorite.
Take Dad on a special one hour Daytime Cruise 1/2 price on the beautiful lower Connecticut River aboard RiverQuest: 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm. Wednesday, June 21 is the Full Moon Summer Solstice Cruise
It’s Rose Weekend at Elizabeth Park, Hartford.