Dada, Daddy, Pops, Papa; whatever you fondly call him, this weekend is all about dear ol’ Dad. We’re celebrating with an at-home Kennedy Center concert, we’re chopping blocks in a virtual karate class, and settling in for some creative time by the creek in Rock Creek Park. Scroll on for more ways to celebrate the old man this weekend—Happy Father’s Day!
photo: Juliane Liebermann via Unsplash
Create by the Creek
Find a safe, quiet spot in Rock Creek Park and…. create. Draw or paint a landscape—or a single flower. Write a rap or a poem. Take a photograph, record a TikTok, or make a collage. Then share artwork using the hashtags #createbythecreek, #rockcreekpark, #loverockcreek, or #summerintheparks. Visitors to Rock Creek Park are urged to practice social distancing, to recreate responsibly, and to bring all art supplies back home. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Escape with Dad
Play The Escape Game’s newest game, Ruins: Forbidden Treasure, from anywhere in the world using Zoom ($25). Control an avatar wearing a live feed camera, search 360° images of the room, and use items in your online dashboard to progress through the game! Plus, one of our Game Guides will be there to help along the way. You have 60 minutes, can you escape? Activity details.
Kennedy Center Couch Concerts
Music uplifts the spirit and rocks the soul! If you’ve been craving the live concert experience that’s been missing the last few weeks, these Couch Concerts might satisfy that urge to shimmy in your seat. Gather the family with your favorite snacks and enjoy the beautiful sounds of some of the Kennedy Center’s top musical talent as they weave their magic with music. Fri. Event details.
Daddy & Me Karate Class
Are you ready to learn the coolest karate ever? Celebrate Father’s Day and take a class with your dad or someone you love to see who has the best moves. Start your journey as a martial artist today and develop life skills virtually with Action Karate. Fri. Event details.
Bike for Memories
Add wheels to any adventure and you’re in for a good time! Take dear ol’ Dad on a bike ride for some old fashioned fun. If your kids have outgrown their pedals, check out this bike guide. When you’re ready to hit the pavement, check out our favorite places to ride a bike. Activity details.
Virtual Trivia Slam
Round up your friends and family for a live virtual trivia game that’ll have everyone laughing! The kid-friendly questions cover a range of topics such as cartoon characters, snack foods, board games, famous places, songs, and famous moments in history. And to get you out of your seat, there’s a photo scavenger hunt round. Game fee, $19. Sat. Event details.
Laurie Berkner Family Father’s Day Show
Legendary children’s musician Laurie Berkner is pulling out all the stops to bring families the real Laurie Berkner show experience, with lights, camera, and sing-along action in a LIVE, interactive Family Father’s Day performance on her website. Tickets are $20. Sun. Event details.
—Meghan Yudes Meyers