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Father's Day is Sunday, June 16, and there are as many fun ways to spend a day with Dad as there are dads. We've rounded up local events to create this guide, packed with ideas for East Bay families looking for together time.
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Father's Day Events in the East Bay
Father's Day Grateful Dead-themed Concert for Kids
Presented by Rock and Roll Playhouse, this event is designed to welcome kids to the world of classic rock through a fun concert experience.
When: Sunday, June 16 at 11 am
Where: UC Theater on University Ave in Berkeley (details are here >)
West Point Inn Pancake Breakfast
Outdoorsy dads can lead a family hike towards an outdoor Pancake Breakfast in West Marin.
When: Sunday, June 16 between 9 am and 1 pm
Where: Mt. Tamalpais (details here >)
Celebrate African-American culture experience with family-friendly activities including art projects for kids, live music, and a 2-on-2 basketball tournament.
When: Sunday, June 16 from 11 am to 7 pm
Where: South Berkeley’s five-block Alcatraz-Adeline corridor (details here >)
Dads and Jazz
Cultured dads can share Jazz with their family at Oakland's Historic Dunsmuir Hellman Estate Dads & Jazz Fest. Kids 12 and under are free.
When: Sunday, June 16 from 2 to 6 pm
Where: Dunsmuir Hellman Estate, Oakland. Buy tickets in advance
As vs Mariners
Sporty dads might spend their afternoon at the A's game. The Athletics are hosting the Seattle Mariners and we have a special price for four tickets and a credit toward food at the Coliseum.
When: Sunday, June 16 at 1:07 pm
Where: Oakland Coliseum
Northern California Pirate Festival
Streets and stages teaming with colorful sea folk, British naval officers, swimming mermaids, marauding pirate encampments, black powder cannons, and a dedicated children’s area with a 30-foot slide, a zip line, Children’s School of Piracy, treasure hunts and costume contests. General admission is $12, kids 12 and under are FREE.
When: Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16
Where: Vallejo Waterfront, CA
Dads ride the train for free on Father's Day at the Zoo.
Alameda County Fair
Held at the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, this is a classic fair with carnival rides, games, fried food, and farm animals. More details >
Discounted tickets >
When: 11 am til 11 pm on Father's Day
Where: Pleasanton Fairgrounds
Make a gift
Want to help the kids make something, but don't know where to start? There's still time to make a kid-powered personalized gift.
Father's Day Frame
At Michaels stores, drop-in craft sessions enable kids to make a card. Ages 3 and up. All supplies are included for $2.
When: Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Michaels in Pinole, Alameda, and Emeryville
Dad's Day Craft-Stick Card
Lakeshore Learning stores offer a Father's Day card project. They'll help you with it in the store, or you can download the PDF with instructions and do it at home.
When: June 15
Where: Lakeshore Learning stores are in Walnut Creek and San Leandro
More things to do on Sunday, June 16, 2019
|8:00 am - 11:30 pm|| Sunday Bowling Special|
Manor Bowl, San Leandro
|9:00 am - 1:00 pm|| Amazing Hike & Pancake Breakfast|
West Point Inn, San Anselmo
|9:00 am - 1:00 pm|| Temescal Farmers Market|
North Oakland DMV, Oakland
|10:00 am - 2:00 pm|| Bug Day: Family Day at the Garden|
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, Berkeley
|10:00 am - 3:00 pm|| CuriOdyssey's Bubbles & Rainbows|
CuriOdyssey, San Mateo
|10:00 am - 3:00 pm|| Farmers Market and Hands-On Crafts at the Kids' Corner|
Jack London Square, Oakland
|10:00 am - 4:00 pm|| Father's Day @ Oakland Zoo|
Oakland Zoo, Oakland
|10:00 am - 2:00 pm|| Kensington Farmers' Market|
Kensington Farmers' Market, Kensington
|10:00 am - 6:00 pm|| Northern California Pirate Festival|
Vallejo Waterfront Park, Vallejo
|11:00 am - 11:00 pm|| Alameda County Fair 2019|
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
|11:00 am - 6:00 pm|| Fathers and Grandfathers Swim for Free|
The Wave at Emerald Glen Park, Dublin
|11:00 am - 3:00 pm|| Golden Gate Live Steamer's Annual Spring Meet (open to public)|
Golden Gate Live Steamers (miniature trains), Orinda
|12:00 pm - 4:00 pm|| OAM Open Cockpit Days|
Oakland Aviation Museum, Oakland
|1:00 pm - 4:00 pm|| Free Sailboat Rides at Cal Sailing Club Open House|
Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley
|1:07 pm - 5:00 pm|| A's vs Mariners, Khris Davis Bat Giveaway|
Oakland Coliseum, Oakland
|2:00 pm - 3:00 pm|| Family Nature Fun|
Crab Cove Visitor Center, Alameda
|3:00 pm - 3:30 pm|| Fish Feeding|
Crab Cove Visitor Center, Alameda