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Dads rule this weekend so here’s Father’s Day Fun 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. Father’s Day 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.

This year family celebrations and outings as we knew them look different but it’s still important to honor dad and any men in your children’s lives that lead and guide them — let’s bring out the best in them this weekend! Here’s our suggestions for activities that have reopened in Connecticut after COVID-19:

Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury reopens June 20

Beardsley Zoo or Forest Park in Springfield MA are great places to monkey around with Dad! Mystic Aquarium outdoor habitats are open, too.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks 5 acres outdoors is open Thursday – Sunday

Rose Sunday at Elizabeth Park to celebrate the 110th Anniversary with Farmers Market, Music and Activities. 

Indoor Movie Theaters are scheduled to reopen this week:  Many Bow Tie Cinemas on June 17 throughout the state; Parkade Cinemas in Manchester June 19


THIS YEAR’S GIFT IDEA is a tie that expresses children’s joy made with love by a young mom of two boys for their dad, the I LOVE DADDY TIE™ became his favorite tie. Till this day, over 20 years later, whenever he wears it he smiles when he hears kids and adults say, “I love your tie” and “great tie”. Today, mom and dad want to spread this love, joy, and good feeling to you and your family and friends. ORDER TODAY!

A lot of effort is made to give you accurate information but it’s always best to “be safe than sorry” by calling the organizations ahead of your visit!

Remember events added daily so check the Kidtivity Events Calendar for more weekend happenings and fun things to do with kids in CT every day of the year.  


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