Father’s Day Celebrations all over the US

If you go back to 1908, you’ll find the roots of Father’s Day in a small town in West Virginia. While listening to a sermon at church, Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd thought that fathers deserved the same type of recognition as mothers did. After her mother passed away, Sonora and her 5 siblings was raised by her father William Smart. The holiday became official in June 1910, the birth month of William Smart.

Do you need some ideas on how to celebrate with your special Dad? Fun and original Father’s Day events will take place on Sunday, June 21st all around the US to celebrate our great Dads. Here are some exciting things to do that day across the US in AZ, CA, IL, NC, NY, PA, VA, WA and WI.

7th Avenue between 50th & 51st
New York (Manhattan), New York

Harlem Hip-Hop Tours, specializes in tours and events relating to Harlem and New York City’s hip-hop industry. The Father’s Day Hip-Hop Tour is a 3-hour driving tour of NYC’s most famous hip-hop and Harlem related sites. The tour features a live DJ and MC on the bus who serve as the tour guides throughout the trip. Not only do the DJ and MC conduct the tour, but they also provide live performances and incorporate audience participation similar to hip-hop karaoke. Pick-up and drop-off for the tour is 7th Avenue between 50th & 51st streets. Adults – $42; Children – $37

Pier 62, Chelsea Piers
New York (Manhattan), New York

With the Spirit of New York’s Father’s Day Lunch and Dinner Cruises, the whole family will have the opportunity to wow Dad with a festive buffet and DJ entertainment, all while sailing the Hudson River with the Manhattan skyline as the breathtaking backdrop. Dads will receive a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa.

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia

Spend Father’s Day with the Father of Our Country! “General Washington” greets visitors and poses for photographs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Father’s Day, June 21. Listen to General Washington as he discusses his role as husband, stepfather, and Father of Our Country at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. in the program “Father to the First Family”. With a purchased ticket to Mount Vernon, fathers visiting the estate will receive complimentary admission to George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill, located three miles from the estate on Route 235 South. Admission to Mount Vernon is $15 for adults and $7 for children. Admission to George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill is $4 for adults and $2 children. Children under 5 are admitted free.

101 Swamp Rd.
Newtown, Pennsylvania

On Saturday June 20th, starting at 9:30 am, Men’s Initiative’s (dedicated to Men’s emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being) is hosting a Father’s Day Weekend Family Disc Golf Game at the beautiful Tyler State Park. You can register online (by Thursday June, 18th to save $5 and receive a free disc). Adults: $20 in advance; $25 day of event – Kids 12 and under: $10 in advance; $15 day of event.
5. Highpoint Scenic Vista and Recreation Area

1199 Hilts Road
Wrightsville, Pennsylvania

The Nixon County Parks’ Summer Solstice Celebration will take at the Highpoint Vista and Recreation Area from 5:30 am to 1 pm on June 21st. You will stand in front of the same 360 degree panoramic vista that the Susquehannock Indians stood and watched the start of summer. Present members of various American Indian tribes will share in a sunrise ceremony along with you and your family. Admission to this event is free but reservations are required. To make your reservations contact Nixon County Parks at 717-428-1961.
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Lydie Thomas is a contributing author on Trekaroo

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