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Weekends in Connecticut!

This weekend includes farmers markets, food truck festivals, art fairs, great live music and fundraising events! Please be sure to follow me on social media on IG and FB to get connected! Here are just a few events I’d like to highlight!

  • Check out Renee DiNino's Blog for interviews, stories and events HERE
  • iHeartCommunities events, concerts and more HERE
  • Visit CT has a great listing of events HERE
  • SUPPORT LOCAL here is a great listing of farmers markets HERE
  • For all the new movie releases in theaters and streaming CLICK here and be sure to scroll below for my movie picks of the weekend!

It’s Father’s Day Weekend!!

Take dad to the Sun BBQ Fest! It’s  back for another year and guests are invited to get ready to fire up their taste buds for a weekend of smoky flavors, tender meats, cold beer and delicious cocktails. Throughout the weekend, guests can take in incredible live music and enjoy 50+ food trucks, savory BBQ including full dish options from top grill masters and participate in the People’s Choice Competition. In that showdown, Sun BBQ Fest guests can judge a rib, wing, and burger competition for $1 per sample. Guests who purchase a ticket to Sun BBQ Fest will be automatically entered to win a Pit Boss Sportsman 820 Wood Pellet Grill courtesy of Pit Boss! A winner will be announced at 4:45pm on Sunday, June 16th on the Main Stage. Guests do not need to be present to win. This all happens at the Winter Parking Lot

Admission: Adults $10, Kids age 12 and under Free

Kick off your Father’s Day celebrations this year with a morning train & riverboat cruise on the Becky Thatcher Riverboat! It’s the annual Donuts with Dad breakfast celebration with a giant selection of delicious treats from the Beach Donut Shop in Clinton CT!  Don’t miss out on the celebration. However, tickets were available at the time of this, but are going fast!!

Admission: Adult - $64.99

Child (Ages 2-11) - $39.99

Also a few things at the Connecticut Science Center I want to highlight!

Heroes Unleashed: K 9 Demo’s Day Saturday join me and Irene O’Connor for a thrilling new event at the Connecticut Science Center that will have you barking with excitement. We are proud to welcome our courageous canine heroes and their talented handlers for a day filled with tail-wagging fun. These furry wonders are truly remarkable at helping officers in time of need and building bridges between police departments and their communities. Prepare to be amazed as you witness these four-legged experts in action during dynamic presentations. Then, don’t forget to take part in our special Q&A session, where you can interact with both the dogs and their skilled handlers (Hosted by Renee DiNino & Irene O’Connor).

THEN stay for a movie at 1pm

Superpower Dogs 3D

Join the adventure and experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow the journey as we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers; we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!


Happy Father’s Day DAD GETS FREE General Admission! Jump into a world of discovery and excitement with more than 165 hands-on exhibits, including the all-new traveling exhibition Science Fiction, Science Future, LIVE Science demonstrations, beautiful outdoor gardens, thrilling 3D movies, and Connecticut’s only year-round immersive tropical Butterfly Encounter. Dad will love spending some quality time with the whole family at a place where everyone can have some fun, learn something new, and make lasting memories together. Grab the family tickets now. Dad’s ticket is on the house!

*Dad’s ticket is FREE when accompanied by one paid ticket holder. Butterfly Encounter and Movies are not included and are sold separately.


A show dad might like? John Fogerty and George Thorogood are at Mohegan Suns Arena Sunday night, tickets at

Besides Superpower Dogs at the Connecticut Science Center Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone. Maya Hawke lends her voice to Anxiety, alongside Amy Poehler as the voice of Joy. The voice cast also includes Lewis Black, Phyllis Smith, Tony Hale and Liza Lapira. In theaters only – take a look!

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