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Celebrate Father’s Day With These Local Family-Friendly Events

Here is a list of Father’s Day events going on around the Historic Triangle. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Unsplash)

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Father’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, June 20.

From teaching their kids how to ride a bike, to walking them down the aisle, fathers have a special place in their children’s lives.

While it can be hard to find the right gift for Dad to show him how much you appreciate him, sometimes just spending time with him and doing things you both enjoy is the best present. 

With summer approaching, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.

Here are some fun events to treat Dad to this Father’s Day weekend.  

Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range 

Dad & Grads can get a special 20% discount at the Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range outdoor range, 310 S England St. 

Take dad to fire live rounds at a target from two reproduction Revolutionary War-era flintlock firearms that were used. 

To celebrate Father’s Day and graduation, use promo code “CWDAD” upon check out-to receive a 20% discount.

Guests must be 14 years or older to participate.

Tickets must be purchased prior to June 20, but can be redeemed through September 4. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here.

Sidewalk Chalk Competition 

The James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road, is offering a fun family event for Father’s Day weekend. 

On Saturday, June 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., families can participate in a sidewalk chalk competition.

The winners of this outdoor event will be chosen for three categories: Families, Tween & Teens (10-18), and Adults (18+).

To compete, register in-person at the library or call 757.741.3300 

Busch Gardens Kids Weekends

Kids Weekends at Busch Gardens Williamsburg offers exclusive activities, including dance parties, games, crafts and a new Flower Maze, where families can explore a colorful outdoor maze. 

June 18-20 is the last Kids Weekend, but make it special by celebrating Father’s Day.

Have a Furry Friends Dance Party, make special arts and crafts for Dad, take a roller coaster ride on Grover’s Alpine Express and meet the furry blue character himself with a special Storytime with Super Grover.

Visit the website to purchase tickets.  

Fishing at Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Bond with Dad over some fishing at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Hwy

The park offers a 24-hour, 290-foot lighted fishing pier and a catch-and-release pond. 

There’s plenty of other activities at the park as well, including hiking trails, paddle crafts and a playground.

A freshwater license is required for all fishing for anyone over the age of 16.

Chow Down at Chowning’s Tavern’s “Father’s Day Rhythm & Ribs”

Chowning’s Tavern’s Historic Pig Roast returns on Sunday, June 20 with the perfect dinner for dads.

The event, which will take place between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., will feature a whole pig BBQ, house made sauces and local brews from St. George Brewing of Hampton.

The event will also feature live music and entertainment. 

The event is $59.95 per person. 

For more information about the event, visit here.

(WYDaily Media)

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