Happy Father’s Day! Whether Dad would rather spend this weekend picking a banjo, watching a marionette show, eying vintage British Roadsters or seeing Darla Daredevil take the track (in a totally kid-friendly show), you’ll find the perfect way to celebrate right here!

Los Angeles

Derby Dolls Baby Doll Brawl
Girl power for Dad’s Day! The Dolls are Southern California’s premier all-female, banked track roller derby league, and this is one of their afternoon shows that is fun (and appropriate) for all ages. Sun., 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Silver Lake. $5-$20. Ages 3+. Event details.


The Moore-O-Nettes Marionette Show
See a father/daughter marionette troupe debut their show that’s a little bit cabaret, a little bit vaudeville, a little bit “Muppets” and a whole lot of fun.  Sat., 11:00 am & 3:00 pm. Venice. $10. All ages. Event details.

Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance
A Beverly Hills Father´s Day tradition, the Rodeo Drive Concours d´Elegance features a wide variety of vintage and racing cars lining Rodeo Drive from Wilshire Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard. Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Beverly Hills. Free. All ages. Event details.


Make Music Pasadena
Everyone is invited to make music throughout the city as over 100 bands perform on more than a dozen stages all over the city of Pasadena. Sat., 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. Pasadena. Free. All ages. Event details.

Family Japanese Taiko Drumming
Families can enjoy a taiko drumming performance, a Japanese folk tale, craft activities, and a chance to explore the historic Japanese Garden in celebration of the garden’s centennial. Sat., 9:30 am – 10:30 am. San Marino. $10. Ages 2-10. Event details.


Kids can see, touch, explore, and honk the horns of their favorite trucks and emergency vehicles!  Sat., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Thousand Oaks. Free. Ages 1-6. Event details.

Worth The Drive

Huck Finn Jubilee
The Huck Finn Jubilee is a weekend of camping, music, food, dancing, performances, crafts, a circus, hot air balloon and tons of other activities for the whole family!  Fri. – Sun., 7:00 am – 11:00 pm. Victorville. $5-$95. All Ages. Event details.

Father’s Day BBQ Lunch Train
Treat Dad to a relaxing vintage train ride and BBQ lunch while traveling through the scenic Heritage Valley.  Sun., 11:00 am & 3:00 pm. Fillmore. $22-$47. All ages. Event details.

— Meghan Rose