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10 Father’s Day events the whole family will love

Dad might want to spend the day just “resting his eyes,” but these events are worth spending some time off of the couch.

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It’s time to celebrate Dad with these awesome Father’s Day events.

Early Father’s Day Celebration
June 9
Watch the Potomac Nationals take on the Lynchburg Hillcats. The first 1,000 fans will receive a free Father’s Day grill apron. // Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium: 7 County Complex Court; $12-$15

Annual Father’s Day Festival
June 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrate Dad at the eighth annual Father’s Day Festival with events for the whole family. Enjoy distillery tours, tastings and the annual barrel regatta contest. // A. Smith Bowman Distillery: 1 Bowman Drive, Fredericksburg; free

Run with Dad 5K
June 16, 8 a.m.
Start off your Sunday with a run. All race participants will receive a free shirt and medal, while dads will get an extra special gift. // South Lakes High School: 11400 S. Lakes Drive, Reston; $30-$45

Father’s Day Antique Car Show
June 16, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Got a car-loving dad? Explore a variety of cars from the 20th century, from the early Ford models to ’90s Corvettes. // Sully Historic Site: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly; $6-$10

Father’s Day Music Festival, BBQ & Beer
June 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nothing beats a good barbecue. Enjoy some delicious eats and beer as local artists perform throughout the night. // Orlean Market: 6855 Leeds Manor Road, Marshall

Father’s Day Rose Remembrance
June 16, 10 a.m. to noon
WWI veteran family members are encouraged to sponsor one or more roses to be placed at the Vietnam Memorial on Father’s Day, honoring those who were killed in action, missing in action/prisoners of war or those who later died as a result of their service. // Vietnam Veterans Memorial: 5 Henry Bacon Drive NW, Washington, DC; free

Father’s Day in Historic Alexandria
June 16, Times vary
The Friendship Firehouse Museum, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum will offer free admission to dads and give them the opportunity to peruse the grounds of America’s Founding Fathers for the day. // Multiple locations in Alexandria; free

Stagecoach: Father’s Day Screening
June 16, 2 p.m.
An afternoon of grit, glory and stiff drinks is in store at the Alamo Drafthouse on Father’s Day. Dads can treat themselves to a glass of whiskey and a screening of the silent Western film Stagecoach, starring John Wayne. // Alamo Drafthouse: 15200 Potomac Town Place, Suite 100, Woodbridge; free, drink prices vary

RHOLC Father’s Day Family Picnic
June 16, noon to 4 p.m.
As a “thank you” for supporting the community, RHOLC will welcome fathers and their families for fun activities (a bounce house and kite flying for the kiddos) and complimentary food and drinks throughout the afternoon. // Tarara Winery: 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg; free

Father’s Day BBQ, Beer & Bourbon
June 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Treat Dad to an all-you-can-eat buffet of Southern favorites, from pulled pork and potato salad to smoked kielbasa and coleslaw. Suggested craft beer and wine pairings will be available. // Bottle Shop – Wine Show, Bar & Eatery: 311 Mill St., Occoquan; $30 per person

This post originally appeared in our June 2019 issue. For more family content, subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

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