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From Superheroes, Trains, and BBQs, Father’s Day Events Abound in Sacramento this Weekend


Celebrate dad with one of the many events going on around town this Father’s Day weekend. From barbecues to superheroes to trains to cars to good food to father-daughter dances, there’s something fun for every dad out there.


Father’s Day at Raley Field. Baseball, BBQ, and dad. What could be better? Bring your dad to Raley Field for their annual Father’s Day pre-game BBQ. All attendees purchasing a special game ticket and BBQ package will eat good dad-food at the 11:30am cookout (at the stadium’s Right Field BBQ area) and then enjoy an exciting game against the Cubs. You can even have a personal message just for dad posted on the left field matrix board; call (916) 371-4487 at least 48 hours in advance to submit a request. June 15, BBQ at 11:30, game at 1:05. For more information visit, www.milb.com.

Father’s Day BBQ at Revolution Wines. How does a Coffee Rubbed Hickory Smoked Brisket & Memphis Style Smoked Pork Ribs sound? Mouth watering yet? Make it better by pairing it with a pint of New Helvitia Naked Coffee Stout or a glass of Revolution Wines Cabernet Sauvignon. That’s what Revolution Wines, Sacramento’s only fully operational winery within the City of Sacramento, is giving dads this Father’s Day. June 15, 11:30am-9pm at 2831 S St., Sacramento. Prices vary per menu. No parties of 8 or more; parties of 5 or more require a reservation. For more information, visit rwwinery.com.


Superheros 5k Run/Walk. Run faster than a speeding bullet this Father’s Day at the Superheroes 5K Run/Walk! (ok, I guess you can walk too). Come dressed as your favorite superhero to celebrate the superhero your dad is. There’s fun for the whole family with contests, awards, capes, on-course music, and post-race music and live concert. Caped crusaders will keep the Capitol safe with a course that winds up Capitol Mall and around the park twice. And as if the fun isn’t enough, the 5k also gives attendees the chance to be a superhero for Center for Fathers and Families, a nonprofit organization that emphasizes the importance of fatherhood so that families may be strengthened and communities built up in the Sacramento region. So go ahead, run for fun…and a good cause! June 15, 8am. Adults $45 ($50 race day), Kids 17 & under $20. For more information, visit www.superheroes5k.com.


Father’s Day Weekend “Diesel Days”. The California State Railroad Museum hosts train excursion “Diesel Days” one weekend per month from April-September. June’s excursion celebrates dad and, to make it special, will have the rarely seen Southern Pacific road switcher No. 5208 out on special display just for Father’s Day. Built in 1948 by Baldwin Locomotive Works and retired in 1969, SP5208 is an early diesel locomotive that represents the major effects of its day to adapt to diesel locomotive construction. Excursion trains rides will take guests on a six-mile, 45 minute roundtrip ride along the Sacramento River levees. Enjoy vintage closed coaches or open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating. Excursions depart hourly from 11am-5pm on Sat, June 14 & Sun, June 15. Adults $10, youths (Ages 6-17) $5, children (Ages 0-5) free. Purchase tickets or visit www.csrmf.org for more information.

Father’s Day Western Show and BBQ. Yeehaw! Take a ride back to the Old West on the Sacramento River Train. Enjoy a 3-hour train ride of outlaws and Marshalls, and don’t be surprised if a robbery and gunfight ensue! Train will depart from West Sacramento at 11am and a BBQ lunch will be served at Elkhorn Park after de-boarding. June 15, 11am-2pm. Adults $59, Children $32. For more information, visit www.sacramentorivertrain.com.


Classic Car Rides on Father’s Day. The California Automobile Museum wants to make Father’s Day memorable! Let dad take a ride to Old Sacramento in some museums most amazing classic cars or take a look at the inner workings of the museum’s autos with all the exhibits’ hoods up. Even better, admission is free for dad. June 15, 11am-3pm at the California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St, Sacramento. For more information, visit www.calautomuseum.org.

Father’s Day Car Show, Cigars, & Music at Miner’s Leap Winery. Have a good ol’ time at Miner’s Leap Winery’s Father’s Day celebration, complete with a car show, live music, wine, cigars, and gourmet hot dogs by Heavenly Dogs. June 15, 1-5pm, 54250 South River Rd, Clarksburg. For more information, visit www.minersleap.com.

Fathers & Daughters

A King & His Princess” Father Daughter Dance. Spend a special evening out with your little princess at this father-daughter dance. This event includes dancing, entertainment, games, a hula hoop contest, and princess fashion show. Saturday, June 14, 6-8pm at the AT&T Auditorium, 2700 Watt Ave, Sacramento. $15 per father/daughter (appetizers included), $5 ea. additional daughter. Purchase tickets in advance or call Terry at (916) 208-7638 for more information.

Cupcake Ball. The Sacramento Children’s Museum invites daddies and their daughters to the museum for a night of dancing and cupcakes. Daughters are encouraged to dress like a princess and each daughter will receive a princess halo. Play in the museum and dance the night away! Cupcakes and light refreshments will be served. Saturday, June 14, 6-8pm at 2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova. Non-members: $30 per father/daughter and $5 ea. additional daughter. Members: $20 per father/daughter and $4 ea. additional daughter. Register early and visit www.sackids.org for more information.


These restaurants have special menus planned to make your Father’s Day special:

Ten22, Old Sacramento
Pilothouse Restaurant on the Delta King, Old Sacramento
Scott’s Seafood, Sacramento & Folsom
Cabana Winery and Bistro, Sacramento
Dawson’s at Hyatt Regency, Sacramento (brunch)
Paul Martin’s American Grill, Roseville
Formaggio Taverna & Patio, Rancho Cordova
Sienna Restaurant, El Dorado Hills (brunch)

About the author

Bethany Harris

Bethany joined Sacramento Press in 2013 and enjoys writing articles that uncover the happenings of the city and the people behind the stories who make them so worth telling. A native of Sacramento, she also loves photography, running, gardening, coffee, and discovering new places and new things to do--both in the city and throughout California.

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