It’s Father’s Day weekend here in McKinney, TX and there is a little something for every dad going on! It sounds like we may be grillin’ at the Rogers’ house, which means a stop at Local Yocal or Hamm’s for us this weekend. Here’s a rundown of fun McKinney activities for every kind of dad.
The Green Thumb Dad
My dad loved his yard and garden. Every Sunday after church he would don his Bermuda shorts and garden shoes, leaving on his black dress socks, and head out to pull weeds. Much to my dismay. But we had a lovely lawn and so much produce we gave it away by the grocery sack full. If you’ve got a dad like that, the McKinney Garden Club’s Home and Garden Tour is the perfect Father’s Day weekend outing. Featuring gorgeous gardens in Stonebridge Estates, Tucker Hill and Historic Downtown McKinney, Dad will be inspired anew as he works in his own garden.The Garden Tour runs Saturday, June 14 10am-4pm. Tickets may be purchased at Market Street, Calloways, Diggin’ It, the Little Red Hen, or at any home on the tour.
The Athlete Dad
If athletic competition is your dad’s thing, then gather up the family and enter a team in the Father’s Day Sand Challenge at the Beach at Craig Ranch. Teams sign in at 7:45 on Saturday for serious competition – this event is sanctioned by the North Texas Region of USA Volleyball. If Dad is not quite so competitive then maybe the more “for the fun of it” 4th Annual Father’s Day Tournament is more his style. Registration for this tournament starts at a more civilized 8:45 am on Sunday.Father’s Day Sand Challenge, Saturday, June 14, 7:45 am 4th Annual Father’s Day Tournament, Sunday, June 15, 8:45 am
The DIY Dad
If you’ve got a dad in your life who enjoys DIY and can turn your vision for a beautiful home into a reality (Bud Rogers is pretty good at that), then perhaps hitting some flea markets will give him some inspiration for the next project. A visit to The Old Red Lumberyard, Fringe or Third Monday Trade Days will provide all the raw material he needs for a Pinterest-ready DIY project.
The Party Dad
If the dad in your life enjoys a tasty adult beverage and a delicious meal with great company (ditto Bud Rogers), then hit up some of McKinney’s best spots all weekend long.
Franconia offers its fantastic brewery tour every Saturday. I hear the Double IPA is a rockstar. This is a great way to spend the day before heading downtown for McKinney’s Second Saturday, where the shops and galleries stay open late and there is plenty of great food and live music. Sunday, treat Dad to a delicious Sunday brunch at Landon Winery with three courses and complimentary champagne.Franconia Brewery Tour – Saturday, June 14 at 11 am Second Saturday – Historic Downtown McKinney, shops open 7pm -10 pm Landon Winery Sunday Brunch – Sunday, June 15c 10 am-2pm, call 903-454-7878 to make your reservations!
The Music Lover Dad
Take Dad over to The Sanctuary on Saturday night for an intimate concert performed by Rik Emmett of Triumph. Charlie Farren (Joe Perry Project) will be opening. Here’s a little preview of what you’re going to see:
There are a few general admission tickets remaining, so grab yours now!
Every Dad (and mom and kid)
My dad liked vanilla ice cream, but you can get just about any flavor you can imagine at the 19th Annual Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off. Past winners have included habanero mango, bacon and waffle, and cucumber! Bring Dad and the whole family down and taste all the creative concoctions! The tasting tent opens at noon, but arrive early to shop the Farmer’s Market and maybe get some ice cream making tips from the crankers.Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off Chestnut Square Saturday, June 14 at noon
To all the dads in McKinney, thanks for everything you do! I hope you have a truly wonderful Father’s Day surrounded by the ones you love.