7 Unique Ideas for the Perfect Father’s Day Last Updated 5/19

Father's Day is Sunday, June 16th. This year, don't just give dad another tool set or a book. Plan something a little different to show him how much you care. From a relaxing jazz brunch on the river to an exciting flight simulator experience, here are few ways to spend the day that will be fun for the whole family.

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Father’s Day Open Cockpit, New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks

If your Dad feels the need for speed, take him to the New England Air Museum for Open Cockpit Day with special activities, including: climb aboard experiences in historic aircraft; flight simulators; hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, and much more. 

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Smoke N' Vines Father's Day Barbecue, Sunset Meadows Vineyard, Goshen

Let dad enjoy an evening of wine, cigars, and a barbecue. Feast on a multitude of meats and sides, wine specials under the tent; then premium cigars.

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Father’s Day Jazz Brunch, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

Surround your dad with great works of art, and treat him to brunch in the Wadsworth Atheneum Untitled Bistro. Relax to the music of Sarah Rose Nunes and Joe Carter. Tickets include museum admission, brunch, jazz and one complimentary brunch cocktail.

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Dads get in FREE on Father's Day, The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village, Oakdale

Celebrate Father’s Day at The Dinosaur Place with free admission for Dad with the purchase of a child’s admission. Spend a full day roaming the trails of the 60 acre dinosaur-filled outdoor adventure park.

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Father’s Day Brunch Cruise, Lady Katherine Cruises, Haddam

Celebrate Dad and all your favorite men with our Father’s Day Brunch Cruise. Gather with family to relax and enjoy the scenic Connecticut River and savor the indulgent brunch or dinner buffet with live entertainment.

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Experience the adventure with Dad, EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, Middletown

Celebrate Dad during Father's Day weekend with an action packed tree-trop family adventure like no other.

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Father’s Day Weekend, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, Essex

Get your family portrait in front of the antique locomotive, then have fun riding the historic antique train through the Connecticut River Valley.