Community June 1, 2024

Fun Father’s Day Activities

Celebrate the dads in your life in the most memorable way possible with a fun, local event or activity. Whether you are excited to spend time with your dad, stepdad, grandfather, or any paternal figure, this day offers a heartfelt opportunity to show appreciation and love. Choosing activities that cater to his interests and hobbies can create lasting memories. From adventures to experiences, there are countless ways to make this Father’s Day unforgettable. 

IslandWood and a BBQ

Adventure through the beautiful grounds of IslandWood. Explore 6 miles of trails with drop-in activities along the way, or marvel at what you can see from the top of the lookout tower. Enjoy the upper fields and challenge other families to badminton and other lawn games. Trails and activities will be open before the BBQ buffet meal, which begins at 4:00 PM. 

June 16th, 2:00 – 6:00 PM | Adults $50, Children 3+ $18 | Presale encouraged

A Glowing Excursion

Did you know that Port Gamble Bay is one of the best places here to view bioluminescence? Olympic Outdoor Center offers guided paddle tours where you can enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of these glowing organisms. Book one of these nighttime kayak excursions for an experience that Dad won’t soon forget. 

Dates Vary | Tours from 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM | Price $69+

A Fun Escape

Do you have a pop who is keen on puzzles? A trip to the Bainbridge Escape Room will have you solving the mystery of the Bombing Barber of Bainbridge, or head over to the Kitsap Great Escape in Silverdale to try your hand at solving one of the four rooms they offer. 

Dates & Times Vary | Prices from $15 – $45 per person

Music, Classy Cars, and More

If the dad in your life is a car enthusiast, plan to bring him to the Pre-Father’s Day Car Show hosted by Oldtimers Northwest. This annual event at the Silverdale Waterfront is free to attend and includes hot wheel races for kids, live music, a 50/50 raffle, and more. 

June 15th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Free to attend | $20 to enter a vehicle in the show

A Treasure Trek

How about a treasure hunt? The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is launching its Treasure Trek, a glass float hunt, on June 15th. The hand-blown orbs will be hidden in these participating locations all over Kitsap. If you find a float, it is yours to keep, and don’t forget to use #BIMAtreasuretrek on social media.

June 15th – July 13th | Free to participate | Check hours at each participating park

An Art-filled Father’s Day

Looking for an excursion for a guy who loves art? Hop on the ferry and head over to the Edmonds Arts Festival, happening all weekend in Downtown Edmonds. You’ll find hands-on activities for kids of all ages, live music, food and beverage vendors, art booths featuring more than 200 artists, and galleries with pieces from over 500 artists. 

June 14th & 15th, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM | June 16th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Free to attend

Museum and a Memento

If you are looking to create some art closer to home, you can visit the Suquamish Museum from June 10th – June 16th during open hours to create a Father’s Day Card. Plan for extra time to explore the beautiful museum and learn about the history of the Suquamish people.

Museum Hours: Daily 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Limit 2 cards per person

For the Mariners Fan

If you know a baseball-loving father, plan a trip to T-Mobile Park to watch the Seattle Mariners play the Texas Rangers. The first 10,000 dads will receive a special Father’s Day Stadium Seat Cushion. Also, all kids 14 and under will receive a free poster that day.

June 16th, 1:10 PM game time | Tickets from $30

Tee Time

Lastly, if you know a dad who loves to golf, here’s a sneak peek (below) at some of our wonderful local golf courses. We are fans of White Horse Golf Club right here in Kingston, which has an incredible course, The Cedar Ridge Grill, and a great, paved walking path that runs through the course all the way to Indianola.