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Events in Central CT: Father’s Day Weekend

Fathers Day

Whether you’re a local resident or just passing through, this is your go-to source for discovering a wide array of weekend events in Central CT.

From festivals to workshops and delicious food, here are some highlights happening Father’s Day Weekend in Central CT. 

Rose Garden Festival

Kickstart the weekend at the Rose Garden Festival held in Walnut Hill Park, New Britain. From 5 pm to 10 pm, immerse yourself in a beautiful garden adorned with vibrant roses. This festival offers live music, mouthwatering food, and refreshing drinks. Remember to grab your tickets in advance to ensure your spot at this fragrant extravaganza.

Date: Friday, June 16

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Walnut Hill Park, New Britain, CT

Bristol Family Fun Day

On Saturday, June 17th, head over to Bristol Eastern High School for the Bristol Family Fun Day. Running from 11 am to 3 pm, this event promises a day of enjoyment for the whole family. Engage in exciting games, sample delectable treats from food trucks, and explore various family resources available in the area. With something for everyone, this is a perfect opportunity to bond with your dad.

Date: Saturday, June 17

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Bristol Eastern High School

Bonsai Class

For those looking for a unique experience on Saturday afternoon, consider joining the Bonsai Class at The Lil Plant Shop in Plainville. Starting at 1:30 pm, this ticketed event priced at $70 provides an opportunity to learn about the rich history of Bonsai. You’ll receive materials and expert instructions on creating your very own bonsai. Unleash your creativity and discover the art of bonsai cultivation.

Date: Saturday, June 17

Time: 1:30PM

Location: The Lil Plant Shop, Plainville

Reading Scavenger Hunt

For bookworms and treasure hunters, The Beardsley Zoo presents a Reading Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, June 17th. Twent-Five participating libraries across the state will hide books and prizes for you to discover. Embark on a literary adventure and uncover hidden gems in your local library. For a full list of participating libraries and prizes click here.

Date: Saturday, June 17

Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Location: Various Libraries Across CT

Donuts, Tractors, and Trucks @ Hein Farm

On Sunday, June 18th, head over to Hein Farm for their Donuts, Tractors, and Trucks event, starting at 10 am and ending at 2 pm. Enjoy the soothing tunes of live music while admiring antique trucks and tractors on display. The event also offers delicious food options and even fishing in the pond, providing a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for Father’s Day.

Date: June 18

Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Location: Hein Farm, Farmington

Father's Day BBQ Under the Tent

If you and your dad are food enthusiasts, treat him to a mouthwatering BBQ under the tent at 1741 Pub and Grill located at Lyman Orchards. **Reservations Required** With an exquisite menu priced at less than $40 per person, you can savor delectable dishes while creating unforgettable memories together.

Date: June 18

Time: 5:30PM

Location: 1741 Pub & Grill, Middlefield

Zorba Greek Festival

The Annual Zorba Greek Festival is happening this weekend at St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church starting Thursday June 15 and running through Sunday June 18th. Be sure to stop by the Festival for a mouth-watering Gyro, scrumptious Greek desserts. Stick around for the traditional dancers and music that is sure to get you up and dancing! Opa!

Date: June 15 – June 18

Time: 4Pm on Thursday – Starting at 11AM Friday – Sunday

Location: St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Bristol

Rose Weekend @ Elizabeth Park

Lastly, Elizabeth Park in Hartford is hosting a Rose Weekend, featuring a range of events from poetry readings to art exhibits, garden tours, and exercise classes. This event runs all weekend long, offering something for everyone. Best of all, it’s free to the public. Check their website for a comprehensive list of events and their timings.

Date: June 16 – June 18

Time: Varies

Location: Elizabeth Park, Hartford

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Nichole Morrell

Nichole Morrell

Hey Central CT! I'm Nichole Morrell, a REALTOR at Turning Point Realty, LLC and a Bristol, CT native and current resident. I have a lot of knowledge about this amazing community and the surrounding towns and cities so if you live in the Central CT area or are thinking of moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date with me on the latest Events, Restaurants, Outdoor Activities, Real Estate trends and more!
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