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Five Family-Friendly Weekend Activities Dad Will Love

Jun 12, 2018 11:18AM ● By Ashley Madonna

It’s that special time of year where dads step into the limelight: Father's Day. Celebrate the man in your life all weekend long by swinging by one of these family-friendly activities. 

The Lion King

Musical lovers and Disney fans alike will be captivated by the Dallas Summer Musicals presentation of “The Lion King” this month. And now’s your chance to watch the family-friendly show on opening weekend. Follow along as Simba learns what it takes to be king, with the help of his hilarious friends. This beautiful production has captured the hearts of thousands and is ready to become your new favorite show.

2018 International Folk Art Market Arlington

Is the man in your life a foodie or art enthusiast? Head over to the 2018 International Folk Art Market Arlington. This vibrant festival is back in Arlington for its second year, and its ready to celebrate global folk art from 30 different countries. This lively three-day celebration will be full of international cuisine, live entertainment and plenty of family-friendly activities. The fun starts on Friday at The Green at College Park on the University of Texas at Arlington campus. 

Taste of Fort Worth

Get a taste of some of the best local flavors at this year’s Taste of Fort Worth. The weekend will include lots of interactive sessions like Life Size Jenga, live music and Sumu wrestling. But the main attraction will definitely be the food. Chefs from the area will be serving up their signature dishes. Tickets run for $10 per person, but children under five get in free. It sounds like the best way to feed your family while enjoying a beautiful afternoon out on the town. 

DadFest 2018

Shannon Brewing Company will be hosting its third annual DadFest 2018 – A Celebration of Fathers Day on Saturday. Bring out the whole family to party up dad style. Hicks BBQ, Just Encased and DK’s Twisted Smokers BBQ and Grille will provide food – and Shannon Brewing will be offering unique craft brews all day long. Make sure the man in your life comes prepared for the Ugly Tie Contest at 1 p.m. and the Dad Bod competition at 3 p.m. Winners, decided by the crowd, will walk away with a free six-pack of Shannon Beer and a T-shirt or hat of their choice.

Birthright BBQ Fest

If your dad or husband believes barbecue is a Texan necessity, then head over to the Birthright BBQ Fest in Dallas Heritage Village. Grill masters from across the state will join together to provide some great grub everyone can enjoy. Whether you want sausages from the local Smokey John’s BBQ, smoked right in the old smokehouse on the festival grounds, or want some of the best brisket around provided by Cattleack BBQ, one thing is for sure: no one will be leaving hungry. Be sure to stop by this Sunday to try out these delicious options for yourself.