From an antique car show, historical sites, sporting events, food festivals and fun on the farm, our list of local Father's Day happenings in Northern Virginia has something for everyone! Think outside the tie box and celebrate dad this Father's Day at one of these great local events:
Father’s Day at the Mill at Colvin Run Mill
June 17, 12-4pm, free for children and adults of all ages!
At Colvin Run Mill, treat your dad to a free wood-carving lesson, hand cranked ice cream, and free tours of the ill and miller’s house. There is a nominal fee for wood blanks. Colvin Mill is a great place to spend Father’s Day with your family!
Antique Car Show at Sully
June 16, Admission fee of $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 per child
Take your dad out to the 40th annual Father’s Day Antique Car Show at Sully Historic site in Chantilly! Up to 400 antique cars are displayed on this historic site, along with tours of the Historic House, music, food, a kid’s tent, flea market, and cars on sale!
Father's Day Tours of Carlyle House
June 16, 12-4pm, free for dads, $5 for other adults, $3 for kids
If your father or grandfather is a history buff, the Carlyle House is the perfect place to spend Father’s Day! The Carlyle House is pleased to offer free tours on Father’s Day for all fathers and grandfathers. The Carlyle House, one of the oldest homes in Alexandria, served as General Braddock’s headquarters during the French and Indian War, and is a great destination this Father’s Day!
Father's Day at Gunston Hall
June 16, 9:30am-4:30pm, fathers and grandfathers are admitted free, other adults $10, seniors $8, kids $6
This Father’s Day, visit the historic mansion of Gunston Hall! You’ll see the place George Mason lived in, and hear from tour guides the many roles George Mason played in his life, from legendary patriot to widower parent of nine children. Gunston is a great place to take a father with a love of history.
Taste of Reston
June 14, 3-11 pm and June 15, 12pm-11pm, free admission
This Father’s Day weekend, take dad to the Reston Towne Center! For two days, there will be a festival packed with food, drinks, live entertainment, carnival rides, a family fun zone, and a wine and dine area! This is a great event with something for the whole family!
Manassas Food and Wine Festival
June 16, 12-7pm, $10 for non-wine tasters, $20 for tasters
Does your dad love music and wine? Now in its 9th year, the Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival taking place on The Manassas Museum lawn! Featuring headline jazz artists, this event is an intimate and relaxing afternoon of tasting and purchasing wines from award-winning Virginia wine artisans, and a great place to spend this Father’s Day. Free Father's Day Tours at Gadbsy's Tavern Museum
Free Father's Day Tours at Gadbsy's Tavern Museum
June 16, 1-5 pm, Free for Fathers. $5 other adults, $3 for children (ages 5 -12)
Come visit where the Father of our Country, George Washington, ate, drank and conducted business with a special father in your life. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is pleased to offer free tours by our Junior Docents on Father’s Day for all visiting fathers!
Potomac National Game
June 22, 6:35 pm, tickets on website
Is your dad a baseball fan? Take him out to a ballgame! This year just after Father’s Day, the Potomac Nationals have a home game that will end with fireworks! This is the perfect gift for Dads that are ball fans everywhere!
Father’s Day Putt Putt and Fish-a-Rama Competition at Great Country Farms
June 15 & 16, 2013
Open 9am-6pm $8/child & $10/adult
All Dad wants for Father’s day is to golf and fish, so you got it! Treat Dad to a fun filled weekend with BBQ, Putt-Putt, and Catch and Release Fishing. Take on other Dad’s as they putt for the championship title and win great prizes! There are no rules on coming early to practice on our challenging course! If that’s not enough, compete in our Fish-a-Rama contest with catch and release fishing for catfish, bass and blue gill from our stocked fishing ponds. Prizes are on the line for the largest fish hooked and the most fish caught during the power hour. Bring your own pole and gear to fish (no drag hooks) and we will have worms for purchase in our country store. The Roosteraunt will be serving up ice cold drinks and featuring our all natural BBQ sandwiches with classic coleslaw, burgers and hot dogs. Your day will be filled with memories to last a lifetime.
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