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This Father’s Day celebrate your spider killing, stuff schlepping, punny-joke telling guy with a uniquely local Richmond twist. From locally crafted gifts to supporting the hometown team, we’ve rounded up our top five ways to celebrate Dad, while also celebrating local.



Fathers Day Reservoir

Whiskey & Waffles, The Graduate

June 15, 1-3pm

While brunch is for mom, this perfectly paired waffle and whiskey tasting experience is perfect for celebrating dad. Held in the Game Room at The Graduate, this shared experience will be led by a representative from local distillery, Reservoir. Purchase Tickets.



RVA Small Business Market, Stony Point Fashion Park

June 15, 10am-7pm

Pick up a last minute gift for Dad at this Father’s Day edition of the RVA Small Business Market featuring local entrepreneurs and vendors from across the city.



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Father’s Day Cookout and Music at The Garden, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

June 16, 12-3pm

Enjoy live music from the No Charge Band at Bloemendaal House from 1 – 4 p.m.  A buffet-style cookout will also be served on the lawn at the historic Bloemendaal House from noon – 3 p.m. (for purchase).



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Father’s Play Free, Children’s Museum of Richmond (all locations)

June 16, 9:30am-5pm

Let Dad be a kid again with free admission to the Children’s Museum of Richmond this Father’s Day. Dad and the kids can explore the Cave, uncover treasures in The Dig Pit, get under the hood at the Service Station, and more! *exhibits vary by location



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Flying Squirrels Father’s Day Tailgate, The Diamond

June 16, Tailgate: 11:30am-1pm / Game: 1:05pm

Few things go hand in hand like a baseball game, tailgate, and dear old Dad. Join the Flying Squirrels for a 90-minute, all-you-can-eat buffet prior to Sunday’s game. The $50 Father’s Day tailgate package also includes two field level tickets and a guaranteed Adam Duvall mini-bat for kids.