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Father's Day is Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Father's Day is Sunday, June 15th, 2014!

Whether you are a dad, have a dad, or know a dad, there are many ways to let them know that they are appreciated and loved. Celebrating Father’s Day might mean attending a special event in your community or just spending time with your dad/child/husband/grandfather/stepfather. Whatever you decide to do, be sure to let dad know how much you care about him, and thank him for being a great dad. You can attend an event in your community, catch a movie, or just spend the day with dad.

The information provided here is incomplete, so please call or email the destination for more information. Some of the events are free and some charge admission. For fun activities to do at home no matter where you live, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Statewide Events

The Children’s Museum in Easton
20th Annual 5-Mile Road Race and 2 Mile Family Fun Walk Father's Day
Sunday, June 15th, 2014
Race starts at 9am, Registration starts at 7:30am
For more information call 508-230-3789 or visit: http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/home0.aspx or  http://childrensmuseumineaston.org/fathers_day_road_race0.aspx

Boston Dragon Boat Festival
Bank of the Charles River, Harvard Square, Cambridge.  Spend quality time with Dad and watch the colorful Hong Kong style dragon boats compete in time trials.
June 14th, 2014 at 7 am - 2 pm.  Free admission For more information visit: bostondragonboat.org.

Arts Fest Beverly
June 14th, 2014 10am – 4pm, Downtown Beverly
An outdoor festival with over 100 talented artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids’ activities, art-on-the-spot creations and food trucks. Free admission.  For more information call 978-922-8558 or visit beverlymainstreets.org.

Teddy Bear Check-up Day Stoneham
June 14th, 2014 10am – 3pm,
Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. Zoo staff will be on hand to give your bear a check-up. Later, march in a Teddy Bear Parade and say hello to the resident black bears. Free with admission. For more information call 617-541-5466 or visit: stonezoo.org.

Topsfield Strawberry Festival
June 14th, 2014 Topsfield Common, Topsfield. Bowls and bowls of fresh strawberries, whipped cream and piles of shortcakes await, alongside artisans, games and live music. FREE. topsfieldhistory.org.

Hen House Hop Norwell
June 14th, 2014 10am – 4pm, South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell. Tour private chicken coops on the South Shore then stop by the Science Center to see chicks, play games and more. $10.  For more information call: 781-659-2559 or visit: southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org.

Dirtopia Acton
June 14th, 2014 10am – 3pm, The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton.
Bring your boots and prepare to have fun with dirt!  Let your children explore the infinite potential of dirt while having tons of fun.  For more information please visit: http://discoverymuseums.org/programs-events/dirtopia

Music and Art Weekend Sturbridge
June 14th-15th, 2013 9:30am – 5pm, Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. Take in the sounds and sights of 19th century music, art and dance. Free with admission. For more information please call 800-733-1830.

Strawberries and Art Festival Westford
On the common in Westford, MA
Saturday, June 14th, 2014 10am- 4pm, Rain date: Sunday, June 15th, 2014
For more information call 978-692-8350 or visit: http://thestrawberryfestival.org/

Hyannis Father’s Day Car and Craft Show
On Main Street in Hyannis, MA
Saturday, June 14th, 2014,  10 am-6pm and Sunday, June 15th, 2013, 9am – 3pm
Hyannis Father's Day 18th Annual Car & Craft Show on the Village Green. Over 50,000 attending with 100 crafters welcome. Fun for the whole family. Over 250 Classic Cars. FREE admission & parking.
For more information call 774-212-1431 or visit their website.

Rockport Father’s Day 5K and 10K Road Race
The Cape Ann YMCA and the YMCA of the North Shore Road Race Series
Sunday, June 15th, 2014 8:30am
Rockport, MA
For more info and registration information call 978-283-0470 or visit: http://www.northshoreymca.org/roadrace.cfm

Wings and Wheels Open House
The Collings Foundation, Stow, MA
Saturday, June 15th, 2014 and Sunday, June 16th, 2014 8:30am- 4:30pm
$15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 yrs. and younger
For more information call (978) 562-9182 or visit: http://www.collingsfoundation.org/cf_WingsWheels2013.htm

Father’s Day at the Zoo
Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, MA and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA
Sunday, June 15th, 2014,10am- 6pm
Both Zoos will be honoring Dad with FREE admission for fathers on Father’s Day!
For more information call (617) 541-5466 or visit: http://www.zoonewengland.org/page.aspx?pid=330

Destinations across the state are celebrating Father’s Day. Check your local listings, the mayor’s office, libraries, community centers, or the recreation department to find out what is going on and get in on the fun! Or stay home, share time with your family, have an easy fun day…Happy Father’s Day every day of the year!

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No matter where you live and whether it’s Father’s Day or not, here are some ideas for fun kids’ craft activities to celebrate dads that you can do at home with your child!

Father’s Day Arts, Crafts, Activities and Games
Disney Family Fun Father’s Day

Martha Stewart Father’s Day Arts and Craft Ideas: http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/fathers-day-crafts-for-kids

Enchanted Learning Craft and Activities: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/fathersday/

DLTK’s Growing Together Father’s Day Games: http://www.dltk-holidays.com/dad/games.htm


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