Thirteen Types of Dads and What to do With Them on Father’s Day


Father's Day is Sunday, June 17th and there are many ways to get out and celebrate the whole weekend no matter what type of dad you have. So pick your pops personality and head out for a magical weekend full of fun-filled memories.

Disco Dad my, my, how can I resist you? Head up to the Mountain Play for the grand finale of MAMMA MIA! 

Nerdy Dad gets even smarter from a night of astronomy atop Mt. Tamalpais. Explore the what, why, how, when, and who of our first journey to Mars. Le geek c'est chic! Parking Pass is required - see website for details, Saturday June 16.

Chez Dad starts his day on the right foot with a hearty breakfast at West Point Inn. Hike up Mt. Tamalpais and work up an appetite complete with magnificent views, delicious pancakes, tasty sausage and hot coffee, Sunday, June 17.

Grillin’ Dad will be a thrillin’ dad at the Texas BBQ in the courtyard from Belcampo while the kids create their own artisan BBQ spice rub. Collaborative performance with two-time Grammy Award winning violinist Mads Tolling, guitarist/vocalist Murray Orrick from Hearts of Romaine and the prolific Freddy Clarke, founder of the hit group Wobbly World. Together they will collaborate and jam on originals and classic songs at the Marin Country Mart in Larkspur, Sunday, June 17. And don’t miss the LEGO project on Saturday the 16th 10:30am-2:00pm.

Social Dad can hob nob with the locals at the Presidio Picnic. Sample the food scene with the beauty of the Main Parade Ground lawn and an array of free activities including yoga classes, lawn games, a Presidio photo booth and free kids bike-riding lessons, Sunday, June 17.

History Dad must experience this slice of old California up close at Sturgeon’s Mill, a 105 year old steam powered sawmill perfect for historians and gear heads. Or head to Angel Island as they commemorate the American Civil War on the site of Camp Reynolds, a real Civil War era army camp. Both on Father's Day Weekend June 16 & 17.

Swashbucklin' Faaaa’ther Arrrrgh! Shiver me timbers at the Northern California Pirate Festival. Avast, me hearties! Pirate Entertainers, Musicians, Singers, Swordfighters, Craftspeople, Cannonball Fights await as Vallejo's waterfront turns into a Pirate Town, Father's Day Weekend June 16 & 17.

Captain Dad toot-toot, all aboard the beautiful Schooner Freda B in downtown Sausalito and enjoy Father's Day on the Bay for a leisurely afternoon sail, Sunday, June 17.

Vroom Dad get your motor runnin' to the Tiburon Classic Car Show. Grab a picnic and stroll the classic car line up along Shoreline Park at the Tiburon waterfront, Saturday June 16.

Hey Batter Batter Dad root-root-root for the home team at the San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Game in at Albert Park. A winning idea for any sports enthusiast, Father's Day Weekend June 16 & 17.

Angler Dad shows off his casting skills. Just grab your poles, or use rods provided by Marin County Parks, and get the skinny to catch the fattest fish from the pier at Paradise Beach Park in Tiburon, Saturday June 16.

Tropical Dad will aloha the Father Son Luau at the Corte Madera Community Center. Throw on your grass skirts and leis and get ready to hula all evening long, Saturday June 16.

Italophile Dad can venture out to the North Beach Festival offering a wide array of arte, gastronomia y musica celebrating the Bay Area's proud Italian heritage Father's Day Weekend June 16 & 17.