Celebrate Dad! 11 Local Father’s Day Activities

Show Dad how appreciated he is by taking him out to one of these special Father’s Day events! From 5K runs to brunches and fishing fun, these activities will make Dad feel extra loved.


Run for Your Dad Father’s Day Four Mile

Head down to Fletchers Cove Boathouse for a fit and fun Father’s Day! Enjoy the fresh summer weather as you spend the day outdoors with Dad. June 16, 6 p.m., $40, 4940 Canal Road, N.W., Washington, D.C., active.com.

Father’s Day with Zapp & Brick

Join funk, soul and party band, Zapp & Brick for an unforgettable Father’s Day full of music and memories! June 16, 3 p.m. $60, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Washington, D.C., instantseats.com.


Father’s Day Brunch 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Spend the day running, brunching and hanging out with the family! Take part in a family-friendly run, then enjoy some breakfast, refreshments and live music post-run. June 16, 9 a.m., $26-$45, Running Hare Vineyard, Frederick, Md., runsignup.com.

Father’s Day Skate

Take Dad and the family out for a fun afternoon of skating this Father’s Day! Dads get to enjoy free admission. June 16, 12:15 p.m., 10610 Westlake Drive, Rockville, Md., allevents.com.

Father’s Day at the Farm

Forget the ties and bring Dad out to the farm for a one-of-a-kind experience. Milk some cows, go on a tractor-drawn hayride, watch pigs race and more! With regular admission, dads can enter the petting farm for free. June 16, 10 a.m., $14, Green Meadows Farm, 10102 Fingerboard Road., Ijamsville, Md., greenmeadowsevents.com.


Father’s Day Brunch

Return to the classics with this beautiful brunch to celebrate Dad! Head into Arlington for this classy affair and enjoy quality family time alongside a delicious meal. June 16, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m., $40-$69, 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington, Va., washington.org.

Run With Dad

Enjoy a fun and fit Father’s Day as you run a 5K with Dad through the beautiful Reston trails! June 16, 8 a.m., $25, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston, Va., prraces.com.

Brunch at Ornery Beer Company

Take Dad to a fun brunch at Ornery Beer Company! Enjoy a buffet and get a chance to win a new grill for Dad. June 16, 9 a.m., check website for prices, 3915 University Drive, Ste. 209, Fairfax, Va., allevents.com.

High Tea at The Vine and Leaf

Treat Dad to a very special high tea at The Vine and Leaf! Choose unlimited, freshly steeped pots of tea and dine on a selection of crustless sandwiches, filled filo cups, fruits and nuts, chocolates and fudge. June 16, 1 p.m., $19.95, The Vine & Leaf, 477 E. South St., Front Royal, Va., thevineandleaf.com.

Father’s Day Open Houses in Historic Alexandria

This Father’s Day, Alexandria’s premier historic sites are open for free for dads! Stop by the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and Friendship Firehouse Museum, then head to one of Old Town Alexandria’s delicious restaurants for a great meal. June 16, various times, Old Town Alexandria, Va., visitalexandriava.com.


If Dad loves to fish, this is the perfect event. Compete in the Fish-a-Rama catch-and-release contest, play on the farm and enjoy a fun day with the whole family. June 16, 10 a.m., Great Country Farms, 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, Va., greatcountryfarms.com. 

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