Looking for a special way to spend Father’s Day this year? Here are some ideas of ways to spend some family time with Dad on Father’s Day in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Fathers Day Brunch
Take Dad out to brunch this Father's Day. Here are some suggested restaurants with special dining and entertainment for the whole family.
Father's Day at Mount Vernon
Spend Father's Day with the "Father of Our Country!" General Washington will greet visitors and pose for photographs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. He will discuss his role as husband, stepfather, and Father of Our Country at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m in the program "Father to the First Family." With a purchased ticket to Mount Vernon, fathers visiting the estate
will receive complimentary admission to George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, located three miles from the estate. See demonstrations and learn about the historic process of whiskey-making in this reconstruction of the largest 18th-century distillery in America.
Father's Day Tribute at the Hamilton LIVE - June 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m. 600 14th Street, NW Washington, DC. Hosted by Ronnie Newmyer (of Bandhouse Gigs), the concert features a wide variety of father/son musician duos including Bill & Owen Danoff and Jon & Ben Carroll. Each duo will be covering a few songs about (good and bad) fatherly relationships. Among them will be A Boy Named Sue, Old Man, Father & Daughter, and - of course - Cat's in the Cradle. Tickets: $22.50.
Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival
June 16, 2013. Enjoy an afternoon of wine and live jazz in Old Town Manassas, Virginia.
Crystal City Father's Day Car Festival
June 16, 2013, 2-6 p.m. Crystal City, VA. The festival will showcase innovative electric vehicles, area sports car auto clubs, classic muscle cars, and more.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
Celebrate with your favorite father at the place where the Father of our Country ate, drank, and influenced history. Free tours for all visiting fathers from 1 to 5 p.m. Volunteers from grades 2 through 5 will be stationed at each stop on the tour, including the taproom, bedchambers, ballroom, assembly room and dining room, so visitors can tour at their own pace.
Cool off and have some family fun at one of the terrific water parks in the Washington DC capital region.
Ride rollercoasters and enjoy some entertainment at one of the amusement parks in the Washington, DC area.
Cruises Along the Potomac River
Take Dad on a brunch or dinner cruise and enjoy beautiful views of Washington, DC. These special tours fill up quickly, so make your reservations early.
Gardens in the Washington, DC Area
June is a beautiful time of year to take a walk and see the wonderful gardens in the Washington, DC area. Here are some special places to enjoy the beauty and fresh fragrance of colorful plants and flowers.
Hiking and Picnicking
The best places to hike in the area are also great spots to have a family picnic. Spend the day together in the great outdoors and appreciate the natural beauty of the Washington, DC area. Here are some great parks in Maryland and Virginia as well.