The weather forecast is Sunny and Hot for the upcoming weekend. So whether (no pun intended) you want to find something outside or in to enjoy with your favorite Dad, we’ve got some ideas for you. And if you are still looking for that perfect gift for dad, check out What Every Dad Wants for Father’s Day to get the inside scoop from a local dad on what he really wants. Hint: it won’t be hard to find or cost much.
If you haven’t already been enjoying farmer’s markets and their abundance this year, this is the perfect weekend to get out early Saturday and find one in your neighborhood or nearby. A few of our favorites include Findlay Market, Boone County Farmers Market, West Chester Art and Farmers Market and a couple on our list to check out are Covington Farmers Market and Northside Farmers Market (though this one is on Wednesday 4-7 not the weekend)
King’s Island has something free for Father’s Day on June 17. Hint: it involves a dinosaur.
On behalf of the upcoming theatrical release of Disney•Pixar BRAVE, Scotland comes to Cincinnati with a Highland Games event! Attendees will have the
opportunity to partake in family friendly versions of the Highland Games including archery, sheaf toss, caber toss and hammer throw*. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to win prizes including advance screening passes for the film. Saturday, June 16 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m (Rain or Shine)
The Banks/Schmidlapp Event Lawn @ Smale Riverfront Park
Miami Valley Freedomfest (Middletown) Saturday, June 16 11:00a to 7:00p
Youthland Academy is hosting a FunRaiser Carnival on June 16 at its new Enrichment Center in Sharonville, OH at 2479 Crowne Pointe Dr. Jen Jordan from Q102 will be broadcasting a music remote and all proceeds will be donated to the Cincinnati Center for Autism in Springdale. There will be a Hot Air Balloon, Pony Rides, Games, Food, Raffle Items and good ole fashioned Fun.
Saturday, June 16 is Loveland’s Amazing Race which begins at 9am and partys on with the LaRosa’s Finish Line from 10am-4pm.
The Father’s Day version of the Great Amazing Race will take place on Sunday, June 17th at Keehner Park in West Chester. Race time is 5pm. Presented by Flying Color Sports The GREAT AMAZING RACE series supports the 30-MINUTES-A-DAY academic initiative, a national program that promotes daily family engagement in three home activities (physical exercise, reading a book and healthy eating) that have the power to improve student’s academic performance and family quality of life.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Pops Concerts in the Park can be found Friday, June 15 at Otterbein Senior Center in Lebanon, OH 7:30pm. Admission and Parking are free.
Taft Museum of Art is hosting Third Sunday Funday: Dad’s Day Out June 17 from 1-4pm. Drop in. No reservation required. Meet dads in art, make Dad a pocket notebook, sink some balls on the putting green, build an arch, take a photo with Mr.Redlegs, and at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. sit down for a funny show about dads by the Wump Mucket Puppets. Sounds like a fun free way to spend some time with your dad while enjoying the arts. In fact, every Sunday it’s free to visit Taft Museum of Art.
Blue Manatee has a weekend full of fun beginning with a Spanish Playdate for Preschoolers Friday, June 15th @ 10:30am. Open to amigos and amigas ages 3-6, $5 per child. pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 Yogi Storytime followed by Music with Miss Meghan: Special Saturday Session! at 11:15; then Sunday, June 17 at 1pm bring your favorite dad for Pancakes with Pa. Be sure check website for more details and in case you need to register.
Going to bed can be fun. Imagination Ink will be presenting scenes from Llama Llama Red Pajama, The Going to Bed Book and The Purple Crayon Saturday, June 16 at 11am at the Boone County Library. Bonus: they are also having a used book sale that day beginning at 9am where you can find hardback books for $1 and all other items are 25-50 cents.
Butterfly Show at Krohn open daily 10am – 5pm has been extended through July 15 and Family Fun Packs are available (2 adults and up to 6 children) for $20. Don’t forget your camera!
The Lebanon Grand Opry has talent…of all ages. Brad Sparks, a mere 11 years old will be joining them for the first time this weekend on Saturday, June 16. We hear he plays a mean lead guitar and sings songs from Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and George Straight. Call 513-850-1770 or 513-290-3966 to Reserve your seat today.
Build in the Digital World, “A group exhibition of artists whose work originates in the computer realm through the use of 3-D imaging and other software programming” will Open on Friday, June 15 6-9pm with a reception free and open to the public at the Weston Art Gallery downtown.