9 ways to celebrate Dad this weekend in Reno
Father's Day is coming up and actually just around the corner. This special day, celebrating dad, is scheduled for Sunday, June 17 – yes, all day! Of course, dads usually like something special for breakfast or a unique coffee for a treat, but if you're looking for things to do with dad over the weekend, below are 10 ideas.
Explore American Indian heritage, culture, history and more at the Stewart Father's Day Powwow taking place over the entire Father's Day weekend. Enjoy dancing, arts and crafts and American Indian food, including Indian tacos. Activities are scheduled to start 7 p.m. June 15, 1 p.m. June 16 and at noon June 17 at the Stewart Indian School, 5500 Snyder Ave., Carson City. There is no charge to attend this alcohol- and drug-free event, but bring money for spending at vendor booths.
Food Truck Friday
Start the weekend off right by taking dad out to the Food Truck Friday event scheduled to take place at Idlewild Park, 1900 Idlewild Drive, Reno. This event, which occurs from 4 to 9 p.m. June 15, features more than 30 food trucks, with choices as varied as pizza, tacos, desserts and more. There also is music (free), too! All families need to do to enjoy this event is purchase their favorite food items and find a place on the lawn. Of course, be sure to treat dad to a special dessert, too.
Kids, head out with dad to try your hand out at fishing at the catch-and-release pond at Cabela's, 8650 Boomtown Road, Verdi. The event is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. June 16-17. Kids can receive a certificate for catching their very first fish as well as a "Gone Fishing" sign, if they are one of the first 100 participants to arrive. Other activities include a kids' craft and free Fishing 101 booklets, while supplies last. Of course, dads can check out the Father's Day sale happening at the store that weekend, too.
Father's Day with the Reno Aces
Families can celebrate dad with a bit of Father's Day pre-game catch at Greater Nevada Field before the start of a Reno Aces' minor league baseball game. The Reno Aces play the Omaha Storm Chasers (cool name, huh?) in a game scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m. June 17 at the field, 250 Evans Ave. Of course, dads and everyone else can enjoy the Dollar Menu Sundays that day, too. Lawn seats for the game start at as little as $10.
Take Dad Out to a Star Party
As much as dad gets to be the hit of the party over the weekend, this party celebrates the stars that are up in the sky. Head to Washoe Lake State Park, on Eastlake Boulevard in Carson City, to look through telescopes pointed at the stars and other celestial objects. The Northern Nevada Astronomy Group is helping to host this event, which is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. June 16. Turn in at the Maze Parking Lot and pay the $5 park entrance fee to participate.
Make Him a Father's Day Card
Dads who want some loving can take their kids to a Michael's store, 4871 Kietzke Lane, Reno or 165 Los Altos Parkway, Sparks, so that they can make him a Father's Day card. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon June 16 and gives kids ages 6 and up the opportunity to make cute cards for dad. The cost is $5 per kid, but it's not a free-for-all for pop. He does need to stay on premise while the kids get creative.
Reno Rodeo Fun
The Reno Rodeo is chock full of activities to do with dad on his special day, June 17. Just take him to watch a bareback or bull-riding event, tie-down roping, steer wrestling or even a steer-decorating competition. (Yep, you read that right – that means tying a ribbon on to a steer's tail!) NV Energy will be presenting 'Father's Day' at the rodeo that day. Check the Reno Rodeo website for pricing on various events.
Archery Tag with Dad
What dad doesn't like a game of tag with his kids, especially when it's a game called archery tag? That's right, just head to Wasting Arrows, 5260 Longley Lane, Reno at 6 p.m. June 16, for a little bit of competitive fun. This game of tag is similar to dodgeball, but uses bows and foam-tipped arrows instead. Two teams of five try to eliminate one another. The cost is $10 per player per game. Although this game is a lot of fun, this might just be an opportunity to go 'nice' on dad on his special weekend.
Concert Series in the Park
Head south of Reno to take dad out to enjoy free music, specifically by a group known as "Caravanserai," a Santana cover band. This performance takes place through Douglas County Park & Recreation's "Concerts in the Park" series. And the music that evening could include hits from across Santana's more than 30-year history. The performance is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. June 15 at Minden Park, 1610 Esmeralda Ave., Minden.