This Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21, 2015 – And we have a list of 10 fun and local ways to celebrate!
$: Up to $15 • $$: $16-$40 • $$$: $41 and up
Crystal City Car Show
Free, 2121 Crystal Drive & 220 20th St. South Surface Parking Lot,
Crystal City, VA • 2 – 6 p.m.
Showcases a variety of automobile categories including innovative electric vehicles, sports cars, classic muscle cars and more. There are a ton of activities for kids including the chance to paint their own racecar and play in a moon bounce. The event includes a beer-wine garden and live music.
Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival
$$ (children attend free!), Manassas Museum Lawn,
9101 Prince William St., Manassas, VA • Noon – 7 p.m.
Enjoy a full day of live jazz performances and delicious food at the annual Old Town Manassas Jazz Festival. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax on the Pavilion lawn in Old Town Manassas with a bottle of wine and lunch from the gourmet food concessions. Representatives from award-winning Virginia wineries will also be on hand to discuss their wines with visitors.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
Free, 134 N Royal St., Alexandria, VA • 1 – 5 p.m.
If dad is a history buff, celebrate Father’s Day where our Founding Fathers ate, drank and influenced history. Free tours for all dads!
Day at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment
$ (Dads get half-price tickets when accompanied by child)
575 7th St., NW, Washington, D.C. • 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
If dad spends his time flipping between ESPN and reruns of his favorite crime shows, then spending the day at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment is the perfect Father’s Day outing for him. The museum is hosting a “Sports and Crime” exhibit that highlights famous sports crimes over the last few centuries. Be sure to get there early, as the first 50 dads who visit the museum with at least one of their children will receive a free silk tie with their admission purchase!
Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
$-$$, Nationals Park, 1500 S. Capitol St., SE, Washington, D.C.
Baseball-loving dads will definitely enjoy a day out at the ballpark!
Cheer on the home team as the Washington Nationals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Father’s Day 8K
$$, C&O Canal Towpath – Up the stairs from 3530 Water St., NW,
Washington, D.C. • 6:30 p.m.
Make it an active Father’s Day at the 6th annual Father’s Day 8K. The run will be on a flat and fast out-and-back course along the C&O Canal towpath. The first 300 participants will receive a race shirt, and awards will be given out at the post-race celebration (which includes refreshments) to the top three male/female overall winners, the top male/female in each 10-year age group, plus the top Father-Son and Father-Daughter teams.
Father’s Day Fish-A-Rama
$, Great Country Farms, 18780 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont, VA
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For dads who want to relax and spend the day outside fishing with the family, be sure to head on out to the Father’s Day Fish-A-Rama at Great Country Farms. Treat dad to a full day of BBQ and catch-and release fishing and give him the chance to compete in the Fish-a-Rama contest for catfish, bass and blue gill from the stocked fishing ponds. Finish the day off with a trip to their Roosteraunt, which will be serving up plenty of cider pork BBQ with classic coleslaw, burgers and hot dogs, cider donuts and hand-dipped ice cream.
Narmada Winery and Vineyard
$$, 43 Narmada Ln., Amissville, VA • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Is dad a wine-lover, or has he ever dreamed of being a winemaker? If so, then challenge him to an interactive winemaking seminar at the Narmada Winery and Vineyard! Join winemaker Sudha Patil for a workshop combining both the art and the science that goes into making a distinctive wine. Sample single-varietal wines from barrel, then work with your team to create a unique, luscious cuvee. There will be a winner for the most spectacular wine of the day! Appetizers will be included.
Father’s Day Brunch Cruise
$$$, Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Annapolis, MD
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bring dad out to the Annapolis Marriot Waterfront Hotel for a beautiful three-hour brunch cruise! Sailing cruise includes one free bloody mary or mimosa and delicious food, including homemade scones, quiche lorraine squares, baked citrus salmon with hearty bread, grilled flank steak, fresh fruit salad, orange juice and homemade biscotti.
2nd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration
Free, Silver Spring Civic Center, at Veterans Plaza
8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
RSVP at www.fitfathersday.com
Rain or shine, enjoy a “social workout” with celebrity trainer and Fit Fathers founder Kimatni D. Rawlins. Move and groove under downtown Silver Spring’s covered pavilion with a fitness contest, live entertainment, gift bags, prizes, demonstrations, music and more.