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Father’s Day events and ideas in L.A.

From food truck grubbing to oceanside golfing, here’s your guide to planning the ultimate Father’s Day itinerary

Pasadena Chalk Festival
Photograph: Riley Carithers Pasadena Chalk Festival

In a city brimming with some of the best restaurants, breweries, hiking and more, there’s no need to fret when searching for Father’s Day events and ideas. With L.A. as your playground, the options are endless for things to do with dad. Whether he prefers golfing by the ocean, chowing down at some of the best steakhouse restaurants, surfing the waves or catching a comedy show, our fair city offers a slew of impressive options to fill your day. Use our guide to find the perfect way to spend quality time with your pops with these Father’s Day events.


Father’s Day events and things to do with your dad

Grammy Museum
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Museums, Music

For the music lover

South Park

Wind your way through four floors of rock star memorabilia, film clips and interactive exhibits (belt your heart out in a fake recording studio!) at this 30,000-square-foot museum on the L.A. Live campus, which attempts to cover all the major music genres. A state-of-the-art, 200-seat Clive Davis theater is also the site of exclusive performances and events. Dads visit for free on Father’s Day.

Bars, Cocktail bars

For the multi-tasker

Culver City

Your dad’s time is precious, so why shouldn’t he enjoy a shave, haircut and a stiff drink at the same time? Treat him to all three at Blind Barber in Culver City or Highland Park. Call ahead to book the man-scaping, and don’t miss the grilled cheese sandwiches on the menu.

Photograph: Courtesy Annenberg Community Beach House
Things to do

For the frugal dad

If your Dad initiated your allowance way-back-when and taught you to be careful with your cash, show him how much you’ve learned by planning a day full of the best free things to do in L.A. From music and museums to events and attractions, you won’t run out of things to do, or cash. But might we suggest a steak dinner after the day’s free-for-all?

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Santa Monica Beach
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
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