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7 Fun Events for Father’s Day Weekend 2016

Father’s Day is June 19. Here is a roundup of fun events to enjoy with Dad this Father’s Day weekend. From outdoor festivals, horse races and live music, to comics and classic cars, there’s something for every dad.

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23rd Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge

June 17-18, 2016

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Time: Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Location: Frisco

Cost: free, tickets can be purchased for food

Head to the high-country and treat Dad to a BBQ feast from over 70 of Colorado’s top BBQers. Enjoy live music, pig races and kids” activities, too. No pets allowed.

Arabian Horse Day

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June 18, 2016

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Arapahoe Park

Cost: $15/adult, $7.50/child (includes lunch)

Take Dad to the racetrack for a day of equestrian fun and enjoy a Father’s Day lunch, tours of the racetrack and horses, plus raffle drawings, youth activities and horse races.

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Juneteenth Music Festival

June 18, 2016

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Location: Five Points

Cost: free

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Music-loving dads can enjoy live performances, plus art and cultural displays in celebration of freedom. The event also features a parade, food vendors, an Urban Car Show and a Youth Engagement Zone for kids.

The Big Wonderful Summer Solstice Party

June 18, 2016

Time: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Stanley Marketplace

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Cost: $5-15/adult, free/children 12 and under

Take dad to this traveling outdoor festival for a unique blend of music, beer gardens, games, food, flea and fun. Dogs are welcome.

Classic Car Show

June 18, 2016

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Location: Highlands Ranch

Cost: free

Venture south to admire classic cars and motorcycles, and enjoy live music, food and more.

Denver Comic Con

June 17-19, 2016

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Time: Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Colorado Convention Center

Cost: $8.25/child, $38.50-$44/adult

This 3-day, family-friendly pop culture event is perfect for comic and superhero loving dads and kids.

Denver Arts Festival

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June 18-19, 2016

Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Stapleton

Cost: free

Artsy dads can peruse fine arts and crafts from over 100 of Colorado’s best artists, along with a select group of national artists.

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