Conn. (WTNH) — Looking for weekend activities? We have eight ideas for you!

Saturday, July 9

  • Test yourself! Take part in the challenging, rewarding Litchfield Hills Triathlon with a swim, a bike course and a run on rural back roads.

Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10

  • Sailfest, a three day festival attracting thousands of people, is back with amusement rides, a fire works display, tall ships and great vendors.
  • See the incredible lavender in bloom and take the kids on a fun train ride at Lavender Pond Farm, on twenty-five gorgeous acres with a sparkling pond.
  • Check out the dips and thrills of the brand new Rocket Rapids Water Coaster at Quassy Amusement and Waterpark – the first of it’s kind in the state.
  • All summer from Thursday to Sunday, see live animal shows at Connnecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Skyhunters in Flight shows off birds of prey in free flight.

Send information about upcoming events to Sarah.Cody@wtnh.com.