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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (photo by Will van Overbeek)

Dad deserves a memorable weekend this Father’s Day, so we’ve rounded up a few events across Texas that keep dear old dad in mind.

Things To Do in Texas This Weekend

More event ideas to keep you busy this weekend.


Where to celebrate this historic holiday commemorating the day Texas slaves were freed.

Marble Falls Soapbox Classic

Marble Falls: June 16-18 
This year marks the eighth annual Father’s Day Weekend where dads and kids alike have competed in this classic event. The weekend offers a parade, food and craft vendors, live music and a street dance, and the Derby Hat Contest.

Father’s Day Sunset Safari

Glen Rose: June 17
A dinner and sunset guided wildlife tour at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center celebrates dads and includes a special gift.

Father’s Day Frontier Survival Class

Richmond: June 17
Dads can find their inner pioneer at the George Ranch Historical Park and learn the necessary skills for surviving in the Texas prairie—they’ll also get to help fire the cannon.

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(photo by Will van Overbeek)

Father’s Day Express

Jefferson: June 17
All aboard the Historic Jefferson Railway. This special Father’s Day steam train includes a stop at the Diamond Don Gator Pit for alligator feeding. 

Maurice Sendak Father’s Day Event

Texarkana: June 17
Explore the worlds created by Maurice Sendak, author of “Where the Wild Things Are,” at the Discovery Place Interactive Museum. Then make and take a gift for dad… proving even wild things can be tamed.  

Father s Day Dallas Arboretum

(photo courtesy the Dallas Arboretum)

Father’s Day at the Dallas Arboretum

Dallas: June 17-18
Guitarist/vocalist Randy Vrandenburg will be performing live in the Pecan Grove on Saturday and Sunday for those who want to celebrate dad with a relaxing picnic and some music. Families can also enjoy barbecue paired with local beers at the garden’s Café on the Green.

Father’s Day in the Park

Austin: June 18
The Austin Symphonic Band performs a special show at the Zilker Hillside Theater.

Father’s Day Antique Automobile Show

Austin: June 18
Head to the intersection of 51st Street and North Lamar for this free annual show—more than 400 automobiles were displayed at last year’s event.

Father’s Day Wienie Roast

Austin: June 18
In honor of dad’s special day, Juniper is inviting dads, families, and the neighborhood to this event featuring a whole hog roast along with an all-you-can-eat menu of items like backyard cheeseburgers and Italiano sausage dogs with all the fixins. Enjoy lawn games, fun jams, and more.

From the July 2017 issue

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