Father’s Day is a special time to show dad how much you appreciate him, and the Austin area has a variety of events for you and the special dads in your life. Here are five of our top Father’s Day picks.
1. Experience Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade on the Big Screen
Sunday, June 18 at 8:45 p.m.
Blue Starlite Drive In, 12419 Lowden Ln, Manchaca
This classic drive-in movie theater is located in the heart of the city and features all of your favorite childhood movies and classic films. Different from the typical drive-in movie theater experience, Blue Starlite is a mini urban boutique drive-in theater with only 30 to 50 cars per night. In honor of Father's Day weekend, you can take your dad to see Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Just be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
2. Enjoy Live Music at Father's Day in the Park
Sunday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Dr, Austin
Pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the Pecan trees at the Hillside Theatre. The Austin Symphonic Band will play familiar marches, patriotic melodies and other sounds to get your toes tapping. The show is free to attend.
3. Attend the Father's Day Fete
Sunday, June 18 at 1 p.m.
Live Oak Brewing Company, 1615 Crozier Ln, Del Valle
This free family-friendly festival involves cold beer, delicious food and live music from the talented Hot Pickin' 57s. The kids will enjoy burning off some energy in the bounce house, and a variety of lawn games will be available as supplemental entertainment for the parents.
4. Explore Austin by Kayak
Rowing Dock Kayak Rentals
2418 Stratford Dr, Austin
Experience the beauty of Lady Bird Lake and the Barton Creek Inlet to gain a new perspective of Austin from the water. You and your dad can rent kayaks, canoes and standup paddle boards from a variety of rental companies along the lake, including Rowing Dock. Rental prices are affordable, starting at $15 per hour on the weekends.
5. Hike, Bike, Swim or Rock Climb at the Barton Creek Greenbelt
3755-B Capital of Texas Parkway, Austin
If your dad is adventurous, plan a day outdoors exploring the Barton Creek Greenbelt. The trails are well-maintained and offer gorgeous scenery. If you work up a sweat, there are plenty of spots to cool off along the way in the water. Most of all, you won't want to miss Sculpture Falls, which features an impressive waterfall and swimming hole.
When you're living at Springs at Lakeline or Springs at Round Rock, you benefit from having convenient access to a variety of landmarks and sources of entertainment. How do you plan to celebrate Father's Day in Austin this year?