Father's Day is Sunday, June 19. Celebrate all weekend long and treat dear old Dad or that special person in your life to an adventure in the great outdoors. Enjoy an outdoor movie, bond during a family sleep over at the Dallas Zoo, eat barbecue ribs on the Cowboys Star or fish for a propane grill.
Half Price Books Presents Movies in the Parking Lot
5803 East Northwest Hwy
Phone: (214) 379-8000
When: June 16, 8:45 p.m.
Half Price Books is hosting a series of free outdoor movies this summer. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One," is on the schedule for June 18. Bring a comfortable chair and enjoy a free movie amid the starry sky.
Overnight at the Dallas Zoo
650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway
Phone: (469) 554-7500
When: June 18-19, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 per person, minimum age 7
The Dallas Zoo is celebrating Father's Day with a special overnight event for families. Visitors check in Saturday evening and enjoy a night tour of ZooNorth before taking a s'mores break. Bring a flashlight and bedroll for the indoor sleeping area. Adults may want to bring an air mattress for extra support.
The next morning begins with a continental breakfast followed by an Animal Adventures Outreach program where you can get up close and personal with a critter. After a monorail ride, families can enjoy the zoo for the rest of Sunday.
Visit www.dallaszooed.com for complete details and registration information.
105.3 The Fan Father's Day Barbecue
1 Legend Way
Phone: (817) 892-4000
When: June 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $25 to $49
Are you ready for some barbecue? The admission price entitles you to enjoy a barbecue lunch, walk the field, pose for a photo and collect autographs from football players.
Admission is free for kids ages 3 and younger. Free parking is also available for this event. Get complete details and purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.
Lone Star Park's Father's Day Fish-for-a-Grill Contest
2200 North Belt Line Road
Grand Prairie, Texas
Phone: (972) 263-7223
When: June 19
Cost: $5 admission
The first 200 men age 21 and older through the Grandstand admission gates on Father's Day will have the opportunity to spend five minutes fishing in a tank. Those who catch a special fish will enter a random drawing to win a propane gas grill. (This sounds like more fun than the Mother's Day contest where women dug in a mud pit looking for a diamond.)
Visit www.lonestarpark.com for complete details.