Give your dad a day he’ll never forget this Father’s Day. This year, it falls on Sunday, June 18. Whether you’ve got an outdoorsy dad, a musical dad, or a dad who loves a good pint, we’ve got something for every father.
For the outdoorsy dad: Father’s Day Fish-a-Rama at Great Country Farms
Bass and bluegill are tossed in a stocked pond at Great Country Farms for this annual contest. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught between 10 a.m. and noon and for the most fish caught during a “power hour” from 1 to 2 p.m. Bring your own pole and fishing gear, and keep in mind that drag hooks are not allowed. You can buy worms on site. 34345 Snickersville Tpk., Bluemont
For the athletic dad: Run with Dad 5K and 1 Mile
Go on a Father’s Day run with dad at South Lakes High School in Reston. There are 5K and 1-mile options and participants are welcome to join live or virtually. Those who are pre-registered get a Run with Dad t-shirt, medal, race bib, photo overlays, and a digital finisher certificate. 11400 South Lakes Dr., Reston
For the adventurous dad: Explore Luray Caverns or Shenandoah Caverns
Luray Caverns has drawn countless visitors since its discovery in 1878. The cavern system is adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, mirrored pools, and more. Father’s Day tours are offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 101 Cave Hill Rd., Luray
Elevator service is available at Shenandoah Caverns, which go 200 feet below ground. The destination, which offers tours seven days a week and has been in operation since 1922, is known for its curious “Breakfast Bacon” rock formation. 261 Caverns Rd., Quicksburg
For the music loving dad: See Reggae and Blues Greats at Wolf Trap
Eight-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley (son of reggae icon Bob Marley) takes the stage along with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, who bring the funk from New Orleans. Blues legend Mavis Staples kicks off the evening of musical fun. 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna
For the dad who loves cars: The Sully Annual Car Show
More than 200 antique cars will be on display at Sully Historic Site, so your dad can geek out on all things auto. Classic cars will be available for sale, and there will be food, a flea market, car competitions, and opportunities to learn about Juneteenth and African American inventors in the transportation sector. 3650 Historic Sully Wy., Chantilly
For dads who enjoy beer: Father’s Day at Village Brauhaus
Bring dad to this Oktoberfest-themed restaurant and order the Father’s Day special: $30 gets you a “choose two wursts” platter, a half-liter beer of your choice, and a 1-liter authentic German glass stein to take home. There will also be giveaways throughout the day. 710 King St., Alexandria
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