By Josselyn Thornton
Father’s day isn’t just another Sunday in the book of Sundays. Father’s day is a very special day.
Father’s day is about celebrating the man who taught you what standards are, and who made sure you kept them. Father’s day is about remembering all the bugs he killed for you when the only words you could make out were screams. Father’s day is recognizing that all those embarrassing moments that you thought you would never get over, don’t really seem so bad now.
So Father’s day isn’t for regular activities, because it isn’t a regular day. Here is a list of things that you should do with your father this Sunday (in the D.C. metro area).
Crystal City Father’s Day Auto Festival
June 21, 2015, 2-6 p.m
2121 Crystal Drive & 220 20th Street South Surface Parking Lot, Crystal City, VA
This event will display automobiles including innovative electric vehicles, sports cars, classic muscle cars, and more. There will also be activities for kids, a beer-wine garden and live music.
Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 12 – 7 p.m
Manassas Museum Lawn, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, VA
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the family and enjoy jazz music and some local wines. Buy tickets ahead of time and save at www.visitmanassas.org
Potomac River Cruise
Cruises leaving from ports in Georgetown, the Southwest Waterfront, Alexandria, Mount Vernon and National Harbor, Father’s day can start anywhere. A dinner or brunch cruise with beautiful views is a perfect way to celebrate Dad.
2015 Father’s Day 8k
June 21st, 2015, 6:30pm
Feeling active? The 6th annual Father’s Day 8K will be a run along the C&O Canal Towpath. You can register for the race online until Saturday, June 20th, at http://www.fathersday8k.com
Whether cars or jazz is his thing, make this Father’s day the best one yet. To all the fathers, and to mine, thanks for all that you do, and we really wouldn’t be here without you. What are you doing for Father’s day? We’d love to know!