Things To Do With Dad on Father’s Day in Sacramento
Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 19! It will be here before we know it, so it’s time to make plans for your family’s activities that weekend.
In addition to the many family-friendly activities in Sacramento, the city has a few Father’s Day events up its sleeve this year. The kids are sure to enjoy these activities, but they are of course geared for and centered around celebrating fathers and father figures.
Have dad pick his favorite from this list or surprise him with tickets to one of these events. Whatever you do — take advantage of these activities happening over Father’s Day weekend in Sacramento!
Dad’s Day at Denio’s | Saturday, June 18 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Celebrate dad a day early at Dad’s Day at Denio’s. We are quite fond of Denio’s and other farmers’ markets in the area, so we can’t think of a better setting for enjoying summer activities with the family.
You’ll also get major bonus points if dad happens to be a classic car lover. At the 5th Annual Dad’s Day at Denio’s, you can admire a variety of classic cars, sip on craft beers, and bite into Denio’s world-famous corn dogs!
If you own a 1975 or older classic car yourself, you can even bring it along with you (after signing up via email of course).
Photos courtesy of Denio’s
Go on a Special Father’s Day River Cruise | Sunday, June 19
Hop on board the Capitol Hornblower for a special Father’s Day River Cruise through the Sacramento River. This one-hour river cruise includes a narration of the nature and history of the river, scenic Sacramento views, and concessions available for purchase.
Cruises depart from L Street Dock in Old Sacramento at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children, and reservations should be made in advance as seating operates on a first-come-first-served basis.
Photo courtesy of Father’s Day River Cruise
California Automobile Museum | Sunday, June 19
Speaking of cars, the California Automobile Museum is doing something special for dads this Father’s Day. All day, dads get free admission to the museum and free rides in classic cars to the marina and back.
This is a wonderful opportunity to visit this exciting museum as a family if you haven’t already. Admission for the rest of the family costs $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, $4 for youth, and kids under 4 are free!
Photo courtesy of California Automobile Museum
Go to the River Cats Game Father’s Day BBQ | Sunday, June 19
One of the best ways to celebrate dad as a family is at a baseball game. This Father’s Day weekend, consider going to a River Cats game on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. If you choose to enjoy America’s pastime with dad on Sunday, you can purchase a special pregame barbeque ticket package to participate in the River Cats’ Father’s Day Barbeque!
Photos courtesy of Sacramento River Cats
Father’s Day BBQ Train Ride | Sunday, June 19 | 11 a.m.
Enjoy a leisurely trip on board the Sacramento RiverTrain this Father’s Day complete with a special barbecue buffet lunch at Elkhorn Park. The Father’s Day BBQ Train Ride starts at 11 a.m. on Father’s Day, boarding at 400 North Harbor Boulevard in West Sacramento.
After a peaceful train ride, walk 100 yards to the park and enjoy a delectable barbecue buffet amidst the beautiful park. While there is seating available at the park, feel free to bring a blanket to turn this into a fun family picnic! Grab your tickets now to ensure seats on the train — costing $59 for adults and $32 for children ages 2–12.
Photos courtesy of Sacramento RiverTrain
Hyatt Regency Father’s Day Brunch | Sunday, June 19 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Hyatt Regency across from the California State Capitol building is hosting a special Father’s Day Brunch to make the day extra special for dad this year. Because what better way to celebrate dad than with endless amounts of amazing brunch food?
Choose from their many offerings at the buffet, including flat iron steak, grilled oysters, salmon, and a wonderful selection of desserts. Or go the breakfast route and pick up items such as omelets, waffles, country sausage, and eggs benedict. The brunch price includes complimentary champagne and mimosas, and for dad, draft beer for $3.
Admission costs $54.95 for adults and $27.95 for children ages 5–12, and children under 4 are free!
Photos courtesy of Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Happy Father’s Day, Sacramento!
Enjoy your time as a family celebrating dad in the city!
Category Local Events, Sacramento
Cathy Harrington is Lyon Real Estate’s director of marketing, overseeing the content on the Lyon Local blog, website and social media channels.