10 Ways to Celebrate Father's Day Weekend in the Triad

Fire Trucks, trains, kayaking, food trucks, fishing, snakes and more to mark Dad's special day


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It's time to spoil dad for all the amazing things he does every day for the entire family. For all he means to your family, whether dad, grandpa, step-dad, brother or uncle, here are our top-10 picks for celebrating Father's Day this weekend.

3rd Annual NC Food Truck State Championships, Randleman

This weekend festival brings food trucks from around the state of North Carolina to be judged by regional food celebrities. Other highlighted activities include the Regional Farmers Market's arrival of Sand Hills peaches, contests, featured bands and fun activities for children.

Day Out with Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016, Blowing Rock

Enjoy a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Meet Sir Topham Hatt and much more.

Fire Truck Show, Spencer

In addition to a fire truck display and competition, the event includes the city of Salisbury Firefighters’ smoke house, the museum’s fire truck exhibit with turnout gear available for kids, coloring sheets, the Eastern Star’s concessions and Gift Station popcorn and drinks.

Muddy Buddies: Parent and Child Pottery Workshop, Greensboro

This Center for Visual Artists (CVA) pottery class lets both you and your child enjoy a day to work together and just get messy. Team up and tackle throwing on the pottery wheel or use two sets of hands to build a clay construction that will make you both proud. Registration required.

NC Zoo Father's Day Discount, Asheboro

Bring dad to the zoo on Father's Day and receive a discount for his admission.

Night Bank Fishing Tournament, Burlington

Any type fish are fair game in this Burlington Recreation and Parks tournament. Largest weight counts, payout to top three weights. Two partially lighted bank fishing areas and pier are provided.  Participants may bring their own battery operated lights, etc. Concessions will be available. 

Night Paddles, High Point

Guided Kayak/SUP tours during the evening hours, allowing you to watch the sunset and enjoy Oak Hollow Lake. Ages 16 and older.

Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra: Fathers’ Day Concert, Greensboro

The Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra celebrates Father’s Day featuring the Father of Jazz in North Carolina, Trumpeter Jim Ketch. 

Reptile Day at SciWorks, Winston-Salem

Journey into the fascinating world of reptiles in the Snakes Alive! program, featuring native reptiles as well as exotic snakes and lizards. Also appearing are a huge green iguana and a massive Burmese python. Included with museum admission and free for SciWorks Members. 

Sharpie Mug Making, Walkertown

Children ages 8-18 are invited to decorate a white mug with Sharpies for a special someone on a special day, such as Father’s Day. Registration required. Free.

For more family fun, visit our comprehensive online calendar.

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Myra Wright has been the editor of Piedmont Parent since 2007 and is mom to three kids, ages 16, 13 and 8. Here, she blogs about parenting as well as news and events for Piedmont Triad parents.

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