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Sacramento is geared up and determined to show dads they aren’t second-fiddle to mom (not that it’s a competition, parents — we’d never play favorites). With this Sacramento365 rundown, you can be sure to show your appreciation for your father figures the right way this Father’s Day Weekend!
Big Weekend of Small Trains
California State Railroad Museum
June 16 & 17 | Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
You’d be hard-pressed to find a father that isn’t on board with trains, big or small. The whole family can enjoy this weekend of delightful model and toy trains across hundreds of feet of track layouts of every description surrounded by the museum’s impressive full-scale locomotives.
Sinister Creature Con
Scottish Rite Center
June 16 & 17 | Sat & Sun 11am-6pm
For the dorky, quirky dads we all know and love, Sinister Creature Con explores the dark side of the pop culture convention universe. Here’s a chance for dad to see his favorites actors, like Paul Sorvino from Goodfellas, writers, artists, and other creators from the horror and suspense genres.
Davis Music Fest 8
June 15-17 | Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 3pm~Midnight, Sun 10am-7pm
Is there any better way to celebrate Father’s Day than to rock out with your dad? The Davis Music Festival provides music fans an experience of discovery as it hosts 40 bands over three days in multiple venues all over Downtown Davis. The varied lineup promotes musical exploration by plays hosts to everything from traditional rock and bluegrass to indie and funk!
Father’s Day BBQ at the Zoo
June 17 | Sun 11:30am-1:30pm
Give dad and grandad a chance to meet some awesome animal dads at the Sacramento Zoo! This special event includes a classic cookout coupled with lawn games and fun for the whole family.
Father’s Day River Cruises
L Street Dock
June 17 | Sun 10:30am-4pm
Nothing on this list sounds quite as relaxing for dad as a cruise on the Sacramento River. Along this one-hour river cruise, Hornblower staff will offer insights on the ecology and history of our river ways.
Father’s Day at Funderland
Funderland Amusement Park
June 17 | 10am-6pm
Bring out the inner kid in every dad with free rides at Funderland! A great chance to see who can ride the Flying Dragon roller coaster more times in a row — kids or dad.
Fathers and Feathers
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
June 17 | 1:30pm-2:30pm
Flock to the Nature Center with dad on Sunday to learn what makes their birds so special. An educational, free option for the whole family!
Looking for even more Father’s Day Weekend events to check out? Take a look at Sacramento365’s Holiday Events page.