Father’s Day Activities We Know He’ll Love

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Another necktie or a waterpark visit? A pair of socks or a beer cruise on the Bay? If you want to really wow the dad in your life, take a look at our list of incredible adventures to embark on this Father’s Day weekend. From berry picking to cockpit visits to an outdoor music festival, there’s not a sock or a tie in sight.

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Rock Out with Dad, Outdoors

Head to Alameda on Father's Day for an outdoor concert celebrating Waylon Jennings' birthday

photo: California's Great America

For Dads Who Want to Splash Down

South Bay Shores Waterpark is open at Great America and dad will love checking out the new water slides and the lazy river. 

photo: Kate Loweth

Take Dad Out to the Ballgame

The Giants are in town so it's the perfect opportunity to get dad a ballpark frank. 

For a Dad Who Wants to Relax and Play Tourist

Gather the whole family for Hornblower’s Father’s Day Brunch Cruise. Treat dad to an enticing buffet, free-flowing beer and a keepsake pint glass on this two-hour yacht cruise. There’s also champagne and mimosas, soda, OJ, coffee and tea along with the brunch, live entertainment, and breathtaking SF views. Seats are assigned and you even get a keepsake photo.

Date/Time: Sun., June 20, 10 a.m.

Departs from Pier 3
Embarcadero at Washington St.
San Francisco, CA
Online: tinybeans.go-vip.net

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For Dads Who Want to Cast a Line

Fishing is a fun pastime to spend with dad and we've got the full scoop on all the great spots in the Bay Area to go fishing. From piers to parks to lakes and lagoons, there are loads of options. 

Find our favorite fishing spots here

Make Like Maverick at Open Cockpit Day

Wanna know what it would be like to fly Korean War MiG-15? You can find out at Open Cockpit Day at the Oakland Aviation Museum. Get a glimpse of flight training in a simulator and let the imagination run wild in the Navy A-3 Sky Warrior.

Date/Time: Sun., June 20, noon-4 p.m.

Oakland Aviation Museum
5252 Earhart Rd.
Oakland, CA
Online: tinybeans.go-vip.net

photo: Kate Loweth

Pick the Berry-Best with Dad

It’s berry season in California and local farms are bursting with strawberries. Find one near you and pack up the minivan for a visit. Make sure you check whether reservations are required before you head over. 

Find all our favorite berry picking spots here

photo: Jayme Thornton

For Dancing Your Sillies Out (Virtual)

Sing, dance, and play interactive games through your device with Laurie Berkner as she performs your favorite songs, interacts with you through the computer, and brings in a few surprises – from her house to yours. Bring your dancin’ shoes, an animal (for your head), an instrument (to play along) and your whole family! Laurie will be singing some of her greatest hits alongside some special Father’s Day-themed songs. More details. 

—Kate Loweth

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