This year, do something different for Father’s day! Here are a few fun options!
Father’s Day Canoe Tour-
June 16, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
703-583-6904, Genevieve White
Cost: $9 per person or $6 per person when reserving for groups of 4 or more
Address: Leesylvania State Park
2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22172
You and your family can join a ranger for a guided canoe tour on Powell’s Creek. Bring dad out to see wildlife, marsh plants, and to have fun while learning new canoe skills. You can register with the Visiter Center 24 hours in advance to book your spot for the tour!
June 15 and 16
Cost: Please visit website.
26469 Ticonderoga Rd.
Chantilly, VA 20152
Join all of us at Ticonderoga in celebrating Dads! Kids will have the opportunity to make a handmade craft especially for their #1 Dad. Admission will include access to all of our FARM-tastic activities: hayrides, hillside slides, jumping pillow, farm animal encounters, “Panda Puzzle” Bamboo Maze, and more! We are in the midst of planning something super special for Dad’s weekend so stay tuned for further details. During the Father’s Day weekend, all Dads will receive FREE admission into the farm. Please follow us on Facebook and visit our website for more details! Visit on twitter at @TiconderogaFarm and www.ticonderoga.com
Colonial Downs Father’s Day Celebration-
June 16, 12:55 PM
Cost: Ticket prices range depending on the size of your family. A Sunday Family Four-Pack is $4.50 a person.
Address: Colonial Downs
10515 Colonial Downs Parkway
New Kent VA, 23124
Enjoy 10 horse races with dad, but that’s not all! For Father’s Day we will have a camel race, an ostrich race, and a junior derby race for kids ages 6-9! Email [email protected] to register your child for the Junior Derby, which is for kids to run a 100 yard dash on the track after the last horse race.
Father’s Day Brunch at Blue Mountain Brewery-
June 16, 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Cost: The cost will range for different menu items. Average cost of regular menu items is about ten dollars
Address: Blue Mountain Brewery
9519 Ctitzer Shop Road
Afton, VA 22920
Father’s Day Brunch is available this Sunday at the Blue Mountain Brewery. You can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view while digging in on delicious brunch options featuring the best ingredients from local farms.
Virginia Blues and Jazz Festival-
Friday: 7 PM
Saturday: 12:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Venue: Herter Hall
403 Garth Newel Lane
Hot Springs, VA 24445
Cost: Friday: $25 in advance/$35 day of show; 12 and under FREE
Saturday: $24 in advance/$32 day of show; 12 and under FREE
Sunday: $35 jazz brunch
The Virginia Blues and Jazz Festival is a three day event packed full of fun events. Friday night you and your family can enjoy an intimate evening of jazz with jazz vocalist Rene Marie. Saturday, bring your blankets and chairs for an outdoor festival on the lawn to enjoy music from The Bert Carlson Quartet, Nikki Hill, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Joe Louis Walker. On Sunday, enjoy a Jazz Brunch with Hot Club of Detroit featuring special guest Cyrille Aimée.
Boardwalk Art Show-
June 13-16, Hours:
Thursday, June 13th noon-8pm Friday, June 14th 10am-6pm
Saturday, June 15th 10am-6pm
Sunday, June 16th 10am-5pm
Address: Virginia Beach boardwalk from 19th Street to 33rd Street
Virginia Beach, VA
The Boardwalk Art Show is one of the oldest and best outdoor fine art shows on the Eastern seaboard. The show is consistently ranked in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s Top 50 fine art shows. Celebrate Father’s Day in style at our Old Virginia Beach Tea Dance with big band music, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks including tea, of course. At the Artist Awards Party, there will be live music by More Perfect Jones Bluegrass.
If none of these appeal, here are a couple of sites with more ideas:
Father’s Day Car Festival–
26th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival–
Jun 14, 2013, Jun 15, 2013, Jun 16, 2013
Event Hours: Fri. 11am – 5pm; Sat., 10 am-5 pm; Sun., 10 am-2 pm Free for members or with Museum admission
Address: 213 North Talbot Street
St. Michaels, Maryland 21663
General: $13.00 Advance: $13.00
Seniors: $10.00 Children: $6 ages 6-17
Military: $13.00 Students: $13.00
The festival features more than 100 antique and classic boats, as well as building demonstrations, maritime artists and craftsmen, craft vendors, and a nautical flea market featuring classic old boats, motors, and more. A selection of regional and grilled foods, beer and music will be provided.
Father’s Day Lunch/Afternoon/Dinner Cruises-
June 16, Times:
Lunch- Board: 11:30am, Cruise: Noon – 2:00pm, Price: from $47.90 per adult | $35.95 per child age 3-12
Afternoon- Board: 12:30pm , Cruise: 1:00 – 3:00pm, Price: from $47.90 per adult | $35.95 per child age 3-12
Dinner- Board: 4:30pm, Cruise: 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Price: from $59.90 per person
Phone: 866.312.2469, (410) 727-3113
Address: 561 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Treat Dad to something different this Father’s Day aboard Spirit Cruises in Baltimore and see the city and the tall ships from the most unique perspective. With a festive buffet, engaging DJ entertainment and great views, it’s easy to give Dad a present he’ll always remember. Sumptuous All-You-Can-Eat-Buffets, Professional DJs For Dancing Fun, Fascinating Views of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, and The Largest Outdoor Deck In Town!
Father’s Day Comedy Show and Dinner at Prince George’s Ballroom–
June 16, 4:00 PM
Cost: Tickets for this event are $30 for residents and $36 for non-residents, and must be purchased in advanced.
Address: Prince George’s Ballroom
2411 Pinebrook Avenue
Landover, MD 20785
The Clean Comedy Clinic is coming to town and bringing some of its best talent as it presents Willie Brown, Woody & Uncle Rufus, and Comedian Joe Recca. The Clean Comedy Clinic unites clean comedians who perform profanity-free Gospel and Christian comedy in order to achieve their mission of spreading laughter and joy. These comedians are the real deal and have been featured on several shows and major television networks including HBO and ShowTime. Enjoy dinner, musical entertainment by EYSONU Productions and, of course, endless laughs!
Father’s Day Classic Car Show–
June 16, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Address: Kent Island High School
Stevensville, Maryland 21666
Kent Island Cruisers is holding their 15th Annual Father’s Day Car Show again! It will be held at the Kent Island High School and will make for a fun morning and afternoon. There will be trophies and plague awards, live band vendors, and food!
Father’s Day at Hancock’s Resolution–
June 16, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Address: 2795 Bayside Beach Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122
Come to Hancock’s Resolution on Father’s Day for a special day full of history and fun activities for the whole family. The farm is a part of Historic Annapolis and is open for tours and special events. This father’s day activities will include musket firing demonstrations, crosscut sawing, rail splitting, beekeeping discussions and demonstrations, and as a bonus, Harry Hancock’s 1923 Model T will be on display.
East Potomac Mini-Golf–
June 16, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Cost: Dads play a round of mini-golf for free with one or more children, $5
Address: 972 Ohio Drive SW
East Potomac Mini-Golf has a Father’s Day special where fathers can play a round for free as long as they have at least one child with them! This beautiful landscape has a view of the Washington Monument and would make a great Father’s Day experience.
Tudor Place Father’s Day Event-
June 15, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cost: Member Child: $7, Non Member Child: $10, Adult: $3
Address: 1644 31st St NW
Washington, DC 20007
Tudor Place is proud to host a father’s day event at the home of our country’s founding father! Just outside of Mt. Vernon, Tudor Place is the nation’s largest repository of George Washington artifacts. Tudor Place will have an interactive tour through the historic mansion to uncover treasures from the first President. After the tour, you and your family can enjoy period games, treats, and special craft making for dad!
Father’s Day Reggae Fest in Volta Park–
June 16, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Address: Volta Park Recreation Center and Pool
1555 33rd St, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Dads and their families can come to Volta Park this Sunday to relax to The Image Band’s reggae music. There will be games, prizes, and other fun family activities for all ages, as well as delicious snacks. There will definitely be some fun surprises in store!
The Hamilton- Brunch/Live Music–
Brunch Time: 10:00 AM or 12:30 PM for Father’s Day Gospel Brunch – Cost: $30
“Like Your Dad Did” Concert – Show starts at 7:30 P M, Cost: $22.50
Address: 600 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
The all you can eat brunch buffet will be accompanied by Gospel Music on stage. Later in the night, you can come to the “Like Your Dad Did” concert featuring the D.C. areas’ most musically gifted fathers performing with their kids. The songs will range from Paul Simons’ “Father and Daughter” to “Old Man” by Neil Young. In addition, two of DC’s best comics, Robert Mac and Big Al Goodwin will be performing about fathers. Join us for a special Fathers Day celebration!
Odyssey Cruises Father’s Day–
Brunch: Board: 9:15 AM, Cruise: 10:00 AM – Noon, Cost: $69.90 per adult, $41.95 per child ages 3-12
Afternoon Brunch: Board: 1:15 PM, Cruise: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Cost: $74.90 per adult, $44.95 per child ages 3-12
Dinner: Board: 7:00 PM, Cruise: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Cost: $97.90 per adult, $58.95 per child ages 3-12
Address: 600 Water St SW
Washington DC 20024
This father’s day treat dad to a few hours of relaxed sophistication for Odyssey’s Father’s Day Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Cruises. The cruises offer distinctive dining, outstanding service, live entertainment, and breathtaking views of the city. The whole family can enjoy a luxurious and relaxing trip.
Written by: Colleen McGrew, intern at FAMILY Magazine and student at James Madison University.