13 Father’s Day Outings around Boston Dad Will Love

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He’s the healer of owies. The hero of horseplay. And an all-around swell guy. We must be talking about Dad. Celebrate the special guy in your life this year with amazing Father’s Day events around Boston. No matter what Dad, grandpa, uncle or the father-figure in your life loves, we’ve got an adventure he can take with the kids. Read on to make a plan this Father’s Day…and don’t forget the card.

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For Sporty Dads

Lace up your running shoes because this Father’s Day Road Race and Fun Walk organized by the Children's Museum Easton will take you and your favorite top pop all around the historic North Easton Village. Run with dad or make some signs to cheer him on from the sidelines before heading over the Museum to celebrate its 30th birthday. 

The Friday before Father's Day is when this Family Guided Kayak Tour is launching. Share a kayak with dad and join a Felix Neck naturalist on an exciting kayak adventure on Sengekontacket Pond to see nesting shorebirds, watch American oystercatchers and see if you can spot cormorants and shorebirds. 

Take dad out to a ball game! Not the Red Sox, although that's a great outing too. This game on Georges Island is a throwback that'll make dad feel like a kid again. Vintage baseball at its very best.

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For Crafty Dads

Everyone knows DIY cards are a hit with dads on Father's Day. So why not sign up for the Chimes and Cards Workshop at deCordova Sculpture Park? Kids and their top pop can make something special together and create memories too. 

Bring your bathing suits and spend time at Hampton Beach with dad over Father's Day weekend. While you're there, you can watch Master Sand Sculptors turn 200 tons of sand into unimaginable art sculptures right before your very eyes. Hint: these special installations will be on display (and lit up at night) through June 26.

For Music-Loving Fathers

Concerts top the list of things to do on Father's Day around Boston, without a doubt. There are so many to choose from, it's hard to know where to start. But since variety is the spice of life, we suggest heading to the Arlington Porchfest. It's where you and dad can have over 200 porch bands playing every kind of music under the sun at your fingertips. 

A picnic blanket is the perfect accessory at the Father’s Day Bash at Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens. Time outside, food trucks and a beer garden and the Dwayne Haggins Band playing on stage? It's exactly what Dad ordered for Father's Day this year.

Beer, BBQ and bluegrass is the perfect Father's Day recipe at both Appleton Farms and Powisset Farm. You bring the low-back chairs and the special father figure in your life, they'll provide fantastic food, brews, lawn games and music that'll have everyone dancing under the trees on a warm summer day. 

There's also a concert scheduled at Bradley Estate, curated by Peter ‘Hi-fi’ Ward. Blues are what you'll find at this fest that will have everyone tapping their toes and feeling fine.

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For Festival-Faring Fathers

Since Father's Day falls in the middle of strawberry season, it's no wonder there are more than a few sweet places to take Dad. We've got our eye on the Strawberry Festival at Smolak Farms where kids and dads can enjoy hayrides, storytimes, crafts and just about as many strawberry treats as you can think of.

Connors Farm Strawberry Festival is another that should top your list. You'll find farmyard favorites like jumping pillows, cow train rides, duck races and a ropes course here, and plenty of strawberries too.

A different kind of fest, the 13th Annual Waltham Riverfest features music, food and kayaking trips down the river. Bring the father figure in your life to find fun here.

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