FYIDC: Best Bets — Father’s Day Edition

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Our picks to show dad how much you care.

By Kelsey Edelmann

This weekend is dad’s big day. In addition to the ties and pocket squares, here are a few choice additions he’s sure to appreciate.

Music Men

The XX and Grizzly Bear in Concert
Sunday, June 16
6 p.m. doors
Merriweather Post Pavilion
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
$30-$40, 877-435-9849, and online here

Hip dads may already know South London’s The XX and Brooklyn’s Grizzly Bear. For those not familiar, this concert at one of the area’s finer outdoor venues could be the alternative edge an otherwise standard holiday weekend needs.

Truckeroo (Photo courtesy Georgetown Events)

Truck Stop

Friday, June 14
11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Half and M streets SE, across from Navy Yard Metro
Free admission

Eat your heart out at this monthly outdoor food fest featuring those popular meals-on-wheels. The Nats may be away, but dad will have about 20 of the District’s food trucks to choose from, not to mention live music, games and beer at The Bullpen.

Summer Fest

Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16
Times vary, depending on event
James Rouse Theatre
5460 Trumpeter Rd.
Columbia, MD 21044
Free admission

With outdoor games, entertainment, art exhibits, and food, you’ll wish you had every weekend to spend with dad on the lake. And you can. LakeFest kicks off this year’s Columbia Festival of the Arts, which showcases the area’s creative scene through June 29. More hands-on fathers can even take part in several artistic workshops.


Buzz Bakery’s Father’s Day cupcakes (Courtesy photo)

Sweet Life

Father’s Day Cupcakes
Buzz Bakery Alexandria
901 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, VA 22314

Buzz Bakery Ballston
818 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22217

Indulge dad’s sweet tooth with celebratory baked goods like these cupcakes from Buzz Bakery. He won’t be able to resist the whimsical necktie and mustache frosting designs.

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