12 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day Around the DMV

Dads, step-dads, granddads, uncles and other father figures are pretty rad dudes. They help pack lunches, do the morning school run, read stories, and impart wisdom like how to throw the perfect spiral or how to get epic grill marks.

Father’s Day is right around the corner. And instead of purchasing a patterned necktie or another power tool, treat your dad, granddad, uncle or neighbor to one of these fun local events.

5-1-2 Experience Father’s Day

405 Yoga, 1000 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Friday, June 16 at 9 p.m.


Be prepared to laugh! Enjoy live music, comedy, drinks and appetizers at this feel good night all designed for dads!

Father’s Day OysterFest

North Gate Vineyard, 16031 Hillsboro Rd., Purcellville, VA

Sunday, June 18

Enjoy something different for your Father’s Day celebrations! Shucking Around Oysters will be serving fresh raw and grilled Chesapeake Bay oysters all day. And of course, spend the day savoring some local wine while you enjoy live music!

4th Annual Fit Fathers Day Celebration

Silver Spring Civic Center, Veterans Plaza

8525 Fenton St., Silver Spring, MD

Sunday, June 18 at 10 a.m.


The whole family is invited to this healthy-living festival. Bring your gym shoes and prepare to sweat it out at live fitness demonstrations from local personal trainers. There will be healthy noshes, and awesome prizes to win. 

Sip & Paint: Father’s Day Edition

Washington, D.C.

Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m.


These paint nights aren’t just for a girls’ night out! Get your dad to flex his creative side as he sips sangria and paints a fun picture! This is a private event, and the address will be provided upon ticket purchase.

Freedom Fund Father’s Day Jazz Brunch

Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax

3950 Fair Ridge Rd., Fairfax, VA

Sunday, June 18 at 12 p.m.

What’s better than brunch? Brunch with live jazz! At this jazz brunch, you’ll enjoy live music from the group Common Ground, a great brunch buffet, and a chance to win prizes.

Father’s Day: Bourbon & BBQ in the Yard

The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown

3100 South St. NW, Washington, D.C.

Sunday, June 18 at 12 p.m.


Maybe it’s the bourbon or the grilling, or the combination, but this celebration just screams, “Dads should be here!” Chow down on bourbon-glazed ribs, craft sausages, spicy jalapeno coleslaw, homemade biscuits and other delectable foods. There will also be a couple of bourbon cocktails to sip while you enjoy your meal.

Father’s Day Mixology Class for Beginners

407 H St. NE, Suite B, Washington, D.C.

Saturday, June 24 at 1 p.m.


Instead of giving your father or that man in your life another necktie, what about getting him a gift he can use for years to come? One Route Catering is offering a mixology class to help boost the home bartending game. You’ll get to learn how to craft the perfect cocktail, and a chance to create your own!

Father’s Day Weekend at Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, VA

Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18


Spend Father’s Day with the Father of the Country! General Washington greets visitors and poses for photographs throughout the weekend. Celebrate with a special meal at the Mount Vernon Inn and visit George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill where costumed distillers teach visitors how whiskey was made in the 18th century.

Father’s Day at the Farm!

Green Meadows Farm, 10102 Fingerboard Rd., Ijamsville, MD

Sunday, June 18 at 10 a.m.

Forget the ties and bring Dad out to the farm for a one-of-a-kind experience. See if dad can milk a cow! Go on a tractor-drawn hayride, watch pigs race and get free goat feed along with all the hands-on you want with their many farm animals. One price does it all!

Father’s Day Beer Dinner

7 Locks Brewing, 12227 Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD

Sunday, June 18 at 6 PM


The whole family is invited to 7 Locks Brewing as they co-host a fun and fantastic four-course dinner provided by Green Plate Catering. There will be plenty of food, beer pairings and even a brewery tour!

Manassas Jazz Festival

Manassas Museum Lawn, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas, VA

Sunday, July 18 at 12 p.m.


Is dad a music fan? Take him out for a day of wine, beer, spirits and music for everyone. This year’s showcase includes Virginia Farm Wineries, Craft Breweries, and local distilleries.

Father’s Day Brunch

Beacon Bar & Grill, 1615 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Sunday, June 18 at 11 a.m.

Free – $42

From the omelet station to the carving station, dad will be thoroughly pleased with his selections at this brunch buffet! There will also be free flowing champagne and mimosas to celebrate.

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