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10 Things Dad Would Actually Want to Do on Father’s Day

Written by Julia Jones.

Safari tour a Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Treat dad to a weekend of family fun and adventure with these Father's Day events across the state.

Father’s Day Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour

Glen Rose, June 16
Go wild this Father’s Day with a trip to the safari at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Not only will dad get a three-course meal and a special gift, but the whole family will get to enjoy a private guided tour of the park.

Father’s Day Frontier Survival and Blacksmithing Classes

Richmond, June 16
If your dad has ever yearned for a simpler time, the Father’s Day Frontier Survival Class may be the event for him. Dad can learn how to survive life on the prairie, how to fire a black powder musket, and how to do some basic blacksmithing.

Marble Falls Soapbox Classic

Marble Falls, June 15-17
Get into gear with this soapbox race through historic downtown Marble Falls. The weekend is full of racing, live music, great food, and even a street dance. Make sure to register your car by May 31!

Father’s Day Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum

Dallas, June 16-17
If your dad would rather sip on a beer and enjoy some quality brats, bring him to the Father’s Day weekend events at the Dallas Arboretum. There will be live music, beer and brat sampling, and a brat cooking demonstration.

Son riding on father's shoulders.

Father’s Day Chocolate Tastings and Whiskey Pairings

Austin, June 15-17
For those who want a sweeter option, Delysia Chocolatier has you covered. They’ll even break out the chocolate cigars on Sunday.

3rd Annual BrewBCruise

Austin, June 17
Dads can sip on refreshing brews and munch on delicious barbecue from Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse and Brewery at the 3rd annual BrewBCruise on Lady Bird Lake. The event features live music and both a pre- and post-cruise happy hour.

Father’s Day Express

Jefferson, June 16
All aboard! This Father’s Day train ride includes a historical day tour and, if weather permits, a stop at the Diamond Don Gator Pit for some alligator feeding.

Wonderland of the Americas 7th Annual Father’s Day Car Show

San Antonio, June 16
If your dad’s prized possession is a vehicle from 50 years ago, what better place to bring him than a car show? There will be music, food, vendors, door prizes, and, of course, cars. Proceeds from the show benefit Arms of Hope Children’s Home.

Joyland Amusement Park

Lubbock, June 17
Bring out dad’s inner child! At Joyland, dads ride free with a paying child on Father’s Day. Let dad reminisce about his amusement park days with a day of roller coasters, carnival games, food, and prizes.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Odessa, June 16
If you’d rather dance the night away, Odessa is hosting a daddy daughter dance. This year’s theme is Beauty and the Beast, and there will be dancing, food, photos and formal wear. No moms allowed.

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