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Jun 14

Celebrate Dad This Father's Day Weekend

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 3:17 PM by Beth Shumate

No matter who you decide to celebrate Dad this Father's Day weekend, you can't go wrong with one of the many ideas below.

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Treat the Father in your life to a special handmade grill from Local Yocal Farm to Market, made by Fort Worth's Circle J Fabrication, now 20% off for Father's Day through Saturday. Pre-pay for your grill and Local Yocal will order for you if they're out of stock. Some of the grills even come with a complimentary 40-lb bag of special charcoal.

Also this weekend, you can help Dad learn all there is to know about grilling and high-quality beef by treating him to Local Yocal's popular Steak 101 Class. Vouchers are now buy-1-get-1 free. And throw in one of their cool t-shirts; they make a fun thing to include with the vouchers.

Grab a Brew and a Tour

Celebrate Father's Day a day early with a tour and tastings at either of McKinney's two popular craft breweries, Franconia Brewing and TUPPS Brewery. Franconia's tour is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays; cost is $5 which covers the tour and beer samples. TUPPS Brewery offers a tour on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. as well as live music and food trucks. TUPPS is open Sunday too, and as always, is family friendly.

Toss Some Discs
McKinney offers a couple challenging and fun disc golf courses. Head to Academy Sports for a set of new discs, or if you're wanting to try them out before investing a lot, try Play It Again Sports. For beginners, try the Alex Clark Memorial Disc Golf Course at 1986 Park View Ave. adjacent to Al Ruschhaupt Soccer Complex. Or for more challenging play, head across Central Expressway to the Towne Lake Disc Golf Course. Both offer 18 holes and scenic courses.

Take in a Family Festival

Grab your dad and head over to The Oxford Grand (2851 Orchid) on Saturday for a Father's Day celebration with pet adoptions, Morning Maniacs Car Show, petting zoo, music, and a cookout. Best of all, it's free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Grab a fishing pole and head to one of McKinney's parks that feature lakes or ponds - Towne Lake, Bonnie Wenk, Serenity Park, Katherine B Winniford Park, Falcon Creek Park. A reminder that fishing in McKinney is catch-and-release and a license is required for those over 16. Myers Park (shown at right) just north of the city also has a beautiful little lake complete with picnic area. (There are no grills here and you must carry out anything you brought in.) 

Take a Hike
Enjoy a hike or bike ride in one of McKinney's numerous nature areas. The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary offers miles of nature trails through various habitats. The city's Erwin Park offers seven miles of mountain bike trails, several designated campsites and plenty of open spaces, wooded areas and playgrounds.

Row, Row, Row Your Kayak
Spend some time out on the water as you paddle around with Dad in a kayak. You can make reservations via text or online with Kayak McKinney who lead tours and handle rentals at Twin Groves Park on Lake Lavon, just 15 minutes from downtown McKinney. 

WWI exhibitDad's Got Rhythm
Enjoy live music at a variety of spots downtown over the weekend or over at The Sanctuary Events Center. Or buy Dad some tickets to one of the McKinney Performing Arts Center's upcoming concerts including Larry Gatlin, St. Pepper Lonely Bluegrass Band, Jack Ingram, Texas Instrument Jazz Band or others. Or take Dad down to east Virginia to the Comedy Arena to enjoy a stand up, improv comedy show.
Share Some History
The Collin County Historical Society Museum's current exhibit honoring Collin County residents who served our military 100 years ago when World War I started. This interactive exhibit is perfect for young and old to share some interesting hands-on experiences. 

How will you celebrate that special man in your life this Father's Day Weekend?