This Sunday is Father's Day! Are you still looking for a gift to show Dad how much you appreciate all he does? Instead of gifting him a new tie or another watch, this year give Dad the gift of a memorable Frederick experience. Whether he's a history buff, music enthusiast, foodie, or lover of the arts, Frederick has plenty of father-approved events to choose from this Sunday, and we've compiled the best events into a handy list below:
Thai New Year Water Festival
This can’t-miss cultural celebration of the Thai New Year perfectly coincides with Father’s Day, so bring Dad to Carroll Creek from noon to 6 p.m. and enjoy traditional Thai performers and dancers, food, art, vendors, a beer garden, Thai boxing demonstrations, and more! The best part? Admission to this lively event is FREE.
As an added bonus: there will also be raffles throughout the day with chances to win Sumittra gift cards, water guns, and traditional Thai scarves.
Summer Concert Series: The McCartney Experience
A must-see for any Beatle-loving dad, The McCartney Experience provides a premiere tribute to Sir Paul McCartney. After enjoying a delicious dinner downtown, bring Dad to the Baker Park Bandshell at 7 p.m. for this lively show featuring music from the early years of Beatlemania.
The event helps give back to the community, too: in lieu of admission, attendees are asked to bring a canned food item or cash donation for the Frederick Community Action Agency Food Bank Program.
Historic Frederick Walking Tour
Your history-loving dad will love watching the bygone days of Frederick come alive on the Historic Frederick Walking Tour. From 1:30 to 3 this Father’s Day afternoon, knowledgeable guides share the fascinating stories that make up our beloved downtown.
The tour starts at the Historical Society of Frederick at 24 E. Church St. Tickets can be purchased on the Heritage Frederick site or at the door.
Pride and Prejudice at the MET
For the dad that appreciates theatrical comedy, the Maryland Ensemble Theatre's last performance of Pride and Prejudice is a perfect Father’s Day gift. Grab some tickets and take Dad to the 3 p.m. showing of this hilarious adaptation by playwright Kate Hamill. After the show, take advantage of MET’s downtown location and walk to Market Street for dinner.
Daddy's Day at Taco Daddy Cantina
Celebrate Father's Day the Taco Daddy way, with tasty food and drink specials all day long. As a bonus, dads will receive a complimentary Taco Daddy mason jar glass as a gift. We recommend reserving a table in advance.