8 Local Ideas to Give Dad A Bad-Ass Father’s Day in Connecticut
Father's day is Sunday, and rather than another tie or a barbecue grill brush, here are a few ideas of things that scream "Dad" to give your father the most bad-ass Father's Day ever.
What could possibly be more "Dad" than an afternoon of axe throwing? There are three facilities in Connecticut where you can hurl axes at targets: Montana Nights in Newington, Blue Ox in Wallingford and Pine & Iron in Hartford. Reservations are recommended for all three places so you'll want to plan ahead for this excursion.
FIELD OF DREAMS SCREENING
The RIdgefield Playhouse is offering a special Father's Day screening of Field of Dreams Sunday at 4 PM. Come early and for a small donation, you can get a photo taken and create a custom Danbury Westerners baseball card to help support the Westerners. Also, bring your glove because you'll definitely want to have a catch with dear ol' Dad after watching this film.
OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL
Willie Nelson, Phil Lesh and Friends and more rock the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford starting at 3 PM on Sunday afternoon.
SCENIC TRAIN RIDE
If you just want to enjoy some scenery and hang with Dad for an hour and a half or so, the Railroad Museum of New England offers train rides from Thomaston though the Naugatuck Valley. The ride departs at noon.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Check out a bunch of classic cars with Dad at Mathews Park in Norwalk as the New England Auto Museum hosts their Father's Day Car Show from 10 AM- 3PM. Admission is free, or display your car for $20.
GONE FISHING EVENT
Bass Pro Shops in Bridgeport is hosting a Gone Fishing event on Sunday from 1-4 PM. There's a catch & release pond, a photo download station, fishing seminars and a free fishing booklet for the first 100 kids.
BEERS WITH DAD
You may just want to knock back a cold one with Dad on Sunday afternoon. Charter Oak Brewing in Danbury is hosting a Father's Day celebration from noon-5 with 10 beers on tap, special limited edition releases, a food truck and a free pint glass with a growler purchase.
SMOKE & VINES FATHER'S DAY BARBECUE
Wine, cigars and BBQ... sounds like Father's Day to me. Celebrate with Dad at Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Goshen for their Smoke & Vines Father's Day BBQ from 6:30- 8:30 PM.
There you go -- a whole day full of stuff to do with Dad. And seriously, we love the tie.