It’s Father’s Day Weekend which means it’s time to shower Dad with some love and a handmade gift (or two). Whether he’s into bbq, cars, art walks or moonlit hikes, scroll through to see this weekend’s picks that will showcase your appreciation for all he does. Need even more ideas? Check out our comprehensive Father’s Day Guide for all the activities happening in the area.
Sunset Vestage Sky Art
A cloud of vibrant streamers greets visitors to Burton W. Chace Park through Jul. 1, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and local artist Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics. Shearn’s Sunset Vestige is a 5,000-square-foot Skynet piece consisting of more than 40,000 streamers that dance on the ocean breeze. The vibrant artwork emulates the glow of a California sunset, contrasting with the serene, coastal ambiance of Marina del Rey. You’ll find it at the far end of the park, along the Main Channel. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Take a Moonlit Hike with the Tree People
Come howl at the moon and explore Coldwater Canyon Park at night. Families welcome during this hour-long guided hike. You must pre-register to attend, contact email@example.com. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. Fri. Event details.
Hands on History
This month’s Hands on History will be celebrating Father’s Day. Join us as we lead an activity that will surely be an amazing Father’s Day gift. Every workshop is offered free of charge. By creating something with their hands related to the history topic of the month, children will further create memories based on their history lessons. Families can expect a fun-filled learning hour at the museum! Sun. Event details.
A Dad’s Day Car Show
The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance is an amazing combination of rare automobiles highlighting the past, present, and future on the most famous shopping street in the world. This year, the event will highlight classic alternative energy vehicles including steam, electric and hybrid models. Sun.Event details.
Hear Cowboy Musicians & Poets
Join musicians and cowboy poets as they perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy. (And don’t forget to poke through the Autry first, starring in your own western, working in a Chinese restaurant and panning for gold.) Sun. Event details.
KTown’s Night Market
The weekend festival event that will redefine your summer! Livening up the streets of Koreatown once again for its 4th year, KTOWN Night Market has returned to become the quintessential summer event for all its attendees. A celebration of youth, music, food, and culture, this weekend offers the opportunity to experience a traditional Asian night market with thrilling modern flair. Fri.-Sat. Event details.
KCRW Summer Nights Free Concerts
So, you never heard of half the bands that played at Coachella this year. You’re feeling old and out of it. Fix that! Tastemaking public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) will bring cool new bands to the One Colorado Courtyard. The concerts are kicked off by live KCRW DJ sets. Bring the family and hear cool, new music. You’ll feel young again. Seating is open and limited. Sat. Event details.
Chalk This Up to Father’s Day
Hundreds of artists come from all across Southern California to spend two days on their hands and knees creating spectacular chalk murals on concrete areas in every style imaginable. In addition to the extraordinary opportunity to watch artists at work, guests are treated to live music and entertainment throughout the weekend. Families share the day with each other as children create complimentary Father’s Day cards in Children’s Chalkland and get faces painted for free. There will also be a Pasadena Police Classic Car Show on Sun. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring classic and fun cars as well as the Pasadena police helicopter. Sun. Event details.
Worth the Drive:
Thrive in Joy Youth Baseball Clinic
Join youth baseball players ages 7-13 from across the region for the 3rd Annual Thrive in Joy Foundation Youth Baseball Clinic, led by Notre Dame High School coaches at the school’s state-of-the-art baseball facility in Sherman Oaks. Head JV coach, Brian Milone, assisted by fellow Notre Dame Knights baseball coaches and team members, will run the junior players clinic focused on both physical and mental game strategy. Players will be grouped by skill level for pitching, hitting, running, fielding and mental strategy training and the clinic will conclude with an inspirational talk on the value of character. Includes event t-shirt, and lunch. Food and a silent auction will be available at the event. Sat.Event details.
Father’s Day Adventure at Sea
Sign aboard for an exciting voyage on a real tallship! First, you and dad will enjoy breakfast burritos, fresh fruit, and a beer (for dad) and juice on our Historic Maritime Wharf. Once we set sail on the Spirit of Dana Point, you and dad can join the crew in handling lines and raising sails. You may help steer the ship, or just sit back and enjoy being out on the open ocean. This thrilling sail will create memories you’ll never forget! Sat. Event details.
Beer, BBQ and the Great Outdoors
Take Dad to the Huntington for Father’s Day. If you think of the Huntington as all tea and roses, you’re missing quite a bit! There’s also the desert landscapes, the opening of exhibit “Spirit and Essence, Line and Form” that showcases approximately 25 works on paper culled from the recent gift of some 330 works of Henry Moore’s graphic art from the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, and this weekend, beer and BBQ. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
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