Washington, D.C.


June 16: Father's Day Brunch and Dinner Cruises

On the Potomac

Brunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or Dinner: 4-6 p.m. $$ Tickets. Delicious buffet menu, private table, amazing views of iconic D.C. sights, onboard entertainment and interactive games. Complimentary drink for each father. Departs from Pier 4, 580 Water St., S.W., Washington, D.C.

spiritcruises.com , 866-302-2469


June 16: DC JazzFest Festival

Kennedy Center and Various Locations

All ages. Free/$$ Register. DC JazzFest at The Wharf will feature four main stages with events on the District and Transit Piers free to the public. Additionally, there is a one-night-only event at The Kennedy Center on June 16th at 8:00 PM celebrating the Great Masters of Jazz, including Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Horn and Roy Hargrove.

dcjazzfest.org , 202-800-8230


June 16: Brunch at Pinstripes Bowling

Georgetown

10 a.m.-4 p.m $$ Treat dad to a special barbecue brunch buffet this Father's Day! Enjoy bowling and bocce ball while you eat. Drink specials for adults and free plays for children under 5.

pinstripes.com , 202-625-6500


Maryland


June 16: Movies on the Potomac

National Harbor

6 p.m. All ages. Pack your chairs, grab food to go from any of the local delicious dining establishments and meet at the Plaza Screen for a FREE movie! This night's showing is 2018's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" from Disney.

nationalharbor.com , 877-628-5427


June 15-16: The Adventure Park

Sandy Spring

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Ages 5+. $$ This aerial forest adventure is fun, exciting and secure for all participants. Bring dad and the family along for the thrilling heights, but stay for skills, endurance and confidence you'll develop during your time at the park.

sandyspringadventurepark.org , 240-623-5512


June 16: Bowie Baysox vs Trenton Thunder

Prince George's Stadium

1:00 p.m. All ages. $$ Tickets. It's a Father's Day celebration with the Bowie Baysox as they face off against the Trenton Thunder. Families will be allowed on the field to play catch before the game from 12:15 p.m. until 1 p.m., plus the first 500 Dads ages 21 and over through the gates will receive a free beer glass courtesy of Money One Federal Credit Union.

milb.com , 301-464-4865


June 16: Dad's Day Challenge

Darnall's Chance House Museum

12 p.m-3 p.m. All ages. Free. Celebrate Father's Day colonial-style! Bring the entire family and help dad learn how to be a proper 18th-century gentleman. Try fun hands-on activities highlighting different colonial trades, 18th-century entertainment and more! Activities begin on the hour.

pgparks.com , 301-952-8010


Virginia


June 16: Father's Day Fish-a-Rama

Great Country Farms

9 a.m.-2 p.m. All Ages. $$ Treat Dad to a fun-filled weekend with BBQ and catch-and-release fishing. Compete in the Fish-a-Rama fishing contest. Prizes are on the line for the largest fish hooked and the most fish caught during the power hour. Bring your own pole and gear to fish; worms on sale in the Farm Market.

greatcountryfarms.com , 540-554-2073


June 15-16: Father's Day Weekend at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

9 a.m.-5 p.m. All Ages. $$ Cost of Admission. General Washington greets visitors and poses for photographs on Father's Day weekend. Listen as Washington discusses his role as husband, stepfather and father of our country in the program "Father to the First Family." At George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, demonstrations by costumed distillers take visitors through the historic process of whiskey-making in this reconstructed 18th-century distillery.

mountvernon.org , 703-780-2000


June 16: Beer Tasting Day with Old Ox Brewery

Algonkian Golf Course

10 a.m.-2 p.m. $$ Registration. Celebrate Father's Day at Algonkian Golf Course with a round of golf and some ice cold beers! Old Ox Brewing Company will be visiting for a day of beer tasting.

novaparks.com , 703-450-4655


June 15: Innovations in Flight Family Day

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

10 a.m.-3 p.m. All Ages. Free. Cost for Parking. Bring dad and explore the engineering and design innovations that have taken place during the last century of flight. Talk with pilots about more than 50 vintage and modern aircraft on display outside the museum for one day only. Discover the science behind flight through hands-on, STEM-based activities.

airandspace.si.edu , 703-572-4118


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Christopher Dooly is a freelance writer from the Washington, D.C. area. He lives with his fiancé, Olivia and pet dachshund Han Solo in New York City. He is passionate about the arts, entertainment and politics.