No Shortage of Ways to Celebrate Father's Day

By Jackie Zoeller
|  Friday, Jun 14, 2013  |  Updated 7:30 PM EDT
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No Shortage of Ways to Celebrate Father's Day

Father's Day

With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start planning that perfect weekend.

With a variety of fairs and special events taking place around state, there's no shortage of things to do. Watch a rodeo show. Sit in the cockpit of a vintage airplane. Have cocktails with the whales. Enjoy a gourmet meal out on the town.

In Goshen, fair-goers can attend an annual three-day event featuring the Goshen Stampede, rodeos, demolition derbies, fireworks and live entertainment.

Flight aficionados can stop by the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, which will host an Open Cockpit day on Saturday. Visitors are invited to try out flight simulator and climb into the cockpits of vintage air crafts, such as the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, the nation’s first supersonic fighter jet, unveiled during World War II.

Head over to the Mystic Aquarium Friday evening for Cocktails with the Whales. The event includes live music, signature cocktails and appetizers. The aquarium will offer also free admission for dads who visit June 15 and 16 and pay for a child ticket.

If Dad prefers to be wined and dined, consider the SoNo Restaurant Week specials. South Norwalk is offering prix-fix lunch and dinner at 15 area restaurants. Pricing starts at $9.99 for lunch and $19.99 for dinner.

For more information, visit www.ctvisit.com/thisweekend

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