Gayle Anderson gives us a preview of some events taking place around Los Angeles this weekend.
Ohhh! Look at this Daddy’s day billboard at the corner of Slauson and La Brea in Los Angeles. This was produced by 16-year old Kiana Deane as a salute from all daughters to their dads this Father’s Day Sunday.
Sunday @ 10 a.m.
Father’s Day @ Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
714 567 3600
Spend the day with dad at the Bowers Museum. There’s Sunday afternoon family time; meeting Hollywood living history book—actor Norman Lloyd; join the Father’s Day drum circle; and enjoy a Father’s Day barbecue at the museum’s award winning Tangata restaurant.
Sunday @ 11 a.m.
Free Father’s Day
Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum
695 Alamitos Avenue Long Beach
562 216 4170
Admission to the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum is free Father’s Day. The free deal will dad — and the family – an opportunity to explore the museum’s Pacific Islands collection, educational programs, exhibits, and living arts.
Sunday @ 7 a.m.
Huck Finn Jubilee
Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park
800 North Archibald Avenue
951 780 8810
Raft building, frog jumping, line dancing, arm wrestling, fishing, swimming, hot air balloon rides and Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs are all in Ontario just waiting to see Dad and the family at the 37th anniversary Huck Finn Jubilee. The Sunday, Father’s Day fun starts at 7 a.m.!
Sunday @ 10 a.m.
38th Annual Great American Irish Fair & Music Festival
Oak Canyon Park
5305 Santiago Canyon Road
Dad might dig the “BIG IRISH FAIR” in Orange County. Event organizers are not kidding! They say this is the biggest Irish festival of its’ kind west of the Mississippi featuring more than one hundred Irish, Scottish, and British import shops, more than two-thousand musicians and performers!
4th Annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival
Leimert Park Village Vision
Theatre Back Lot
4300 Degnan Boulevard & Leimert Park Plaza
From Irish culture to African American culture! The 4th Annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival is happening in Leimert Park. In addition to celebrating learning about the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States , this is also an opportunity to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Safe & Affordable Cars for College Kids
Insurance Information Network of California
500 South Grand Avenue
If has Dad has to help his son or daughter find a safe and reliable car, check the Insurance Information Network of California and Carmax list of 12 vehicles they recommend, both domestic and foreign vehicles, because their survey finds these cars among the safest, most affordable, and environmentally friendly on the road. Visit the Insurance Information Network of California website for the complete list.
Pacific Electric Weekend
Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 South “A” Street
951 657 2605
Speaking of transportation, take dad on a ride or just view the Pacific Electric Railway cars this weekend at the Orange Empire Railway. The restored L.A. – area trolley cars once traveled a one-thousand-mile interurban railway system, the largest in America.
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month
866 242 1877
If Dad likes cats, June is “Adopt-a-Cat” month according to the American Humane Association. The association says each spring thousands of newborn kittens join millions of cats already in shelters across the country. To learn if you have what it takes to be a cat parent, visit the American Human Association’s website for a their top ten checklist.
Sunday @ 10 a.m.
21st Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival
Paseo Colorado Shopping Center
280 East Colorado Boulevard
626 795 8891
Dad can see more than five-hundred artists from all over southern California create two-hundred murals in pastel chalk using the pavement as their canvas. This is the 21st Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival. Beautiful !
Sunday @ Noon
Father’s Day at Battleship Iowa
250 South Harbor Boulevard
Dad does not have to be a veteran to celebrate Father’s Day at the Battleship Iowa. Dad and the family can enjoy a special barbecue with live music and a tour of the historic ship. Known as “The Battleship of Presidents,” Iowa has hosted three presidents – Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush as well as numerous dignitaries during almost 70 years of service.
Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport Street
310 909 0950
Take an historic ride in Soviet dictator’s Josef Stalin’s limousine at the Automobilie Driving Museum in El Segundo. This is the only museum in world where you can do this on Sundays. Also, learning about the more than one-hundred classic cars inside the museum. By the way, admission is FREE, but donations are appreciated to keep this hidden jewel in El Segundo open and operating.
Sunday @ 10 a.m.
Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance
This is an annual Father’s Day tradition. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance is an exclusive display of luxury automobiles set against the backdrop of world class Rodeo Drive boutiques. Celebrating the unique relationship among the automotive, fashion and entertainment industries, the spectacular car show is free and open to the public.
Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
3401 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles 323
Dad can make sure his children can swim getting the youngsters registered for OPERATION SPLASH! It’s a free program teaching children and adults in low income areas the basics of water safety and swimming skills.
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Happy Father’s Day Weekend!