Can you believe Father’s Day weekend is just right around the corner this June 19th? Between graduation season and making plans for summer break, Father’s Day plans can easily slip through the cracks. It can be hard enough to find the perfect present for your dad, your grandpa, or your husband. But it’s equally as important to squeeze in some quality time with the fathers in your life to make them feel appreciated for all they do. So if you don’t already have plans, we have a list of dad-approved fun activities to bring you and your family together. Here are five of the best ways to celebrate Father’s Day weekend:
- Live music and local festivals
- Going fishing
- Getting active outdoors
- Beer tasting and brewery events
- Hosting a backyard cookout
Live music and local festivals
With community gatherings in full swing again, take advantage of what local businesses and performers have to offer. Many restaurants and outdoor venues are also hosting live music making for a special, entertaining experience. Eventbrite is your best friend for finding local occasions this Father’s Day weekend from pop-up shops to limited-time attractions. You can even find events with free admission that are perfect for the whole family. No matter if you live in a big city or a small town, there’s bound to be a special event planned to celebrate this special holiday.
If you are looking for something a little more laid-back, take your old man out on a fishing trip. Although the equipment and the technique can be intimidating to a beginner, many people get the hang of what to do fairly easily. Chances are if your dad already loves fishing, he can teach you and your family a personal tip or two. Before taking a fishing trip in Texas, make sure to research any fishing guidelines and purchase a fishing license online if necessary. With fishing, it is also crucial to take care of the planet and leave no trace.
Getting active outdoors
Spending quality time with Dad on Father’s day weekend doesn’t mean you have to spend loads of money. You can enjoy each other’s company in the great outdoors for little to no cost. Dads are sure to love playing classic outdoor games like volleyball and kickball. Or you can explore nature by going on a family hike or visiting a park and hosting a picnic. However, be sure to stay cool, hydrated, and protect yourself from the sun because summers in Texas are no joke!
Beer tasting and brewery events
Along with local entertainment and community gatherings, breweries and restaurants like to celebrate Father’s day weekend with specialty events around craft beer. Beer tasting can be exciting for average drinkers to enjoy new styles and unique palates. Some of these events and tours also offer specially paired meals or even free souvenirs like beer glasses. Check out these craft beer events for Father’s day going on in Austin. Keep in mind that not all these events will be permitted for all ages.
Hosting a backyard cookout
Finally, celebrate Father’s day weekend by staying in the comfort of your own backyard and hosting a cookout party. Prepare by creating a perfect outdoor space with comfortable furniture and decorating with creative lighting. Set the mood with a great party playlist and outdoor activities like water sports and drinking games. But without a doubt, the most important aspect is the menu. No cookout is complete without Dad’s famous barbeque with classic sides and desserts like s’mores.
At the end of the day, it’s all about honoring the fathers in our lives. So let’s make an extra effort to let them know they are appreciated.
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