Instead of getting dad the traditional tie for Father’s Day, why not take him out to do something that he loves? Whether your father is a fan of planes, trains, or automobiles, there is a special Father’s Day event happening in the greater Seattle area that will suit him just fine. Perhaps dad is just a big kid and still enjoys playing with Legos. If so, he won’t want to miss the Art of the Brick event happening now at Pacific Science Center. And if dad is a beer-lover, you can’t go wrong taking him to the Washington Brewer’s Festival. Below are all the details you need, however, you’ll still need to buy a card yourself.
Planes: 18th Annual Olympic Air Show
Olympic Flight Museum
7637-A Old Highway 99 S.E.
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 705-3925

The biggest buzz for Father’s Day will be found above the Olympic Flight Museum June 18 and 19. From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (both days) air show will feature special presentations by aerobatic performers and vintage aircrafts from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War will be on display. Don’t miss the “Rise Above” exhibit, an “immersive experience” housed in a 53’ long traveling theater. The CAF Red Tail Squadron’s P-51C Mustang featured in the film will also be on display. Tickets are $15.

Trains: Father’s Day Train Ride
Snoqualmie Depot
38625 SE King St.
Snoqualmie, WA
(425) 888-3030

In addition to enjoying the historic Snoqualmie Depot and the Northwest Railway Museum, dads will enjoy free admission for a 70-minute steam train ride with views of the beautiful Snoqualmie Falls. Admission for family members is $22 for adults, $20 for seniors (62+) and $12 for children ages 2-12. Departure times for the special Father’s Day weekend event are 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

Automobiles: Fenders On Front Street
11th Annual Fender’s on Front Street Car Show
Front St.
Issaquah, WA
(425) 391-1112

This special free vintage car show takes place all up and down Front Street on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hundreds of vintage and classic cars coming from all corners of the state will be on display along with live music provided by the Fabulous Roofshakers, family activities and an afternoon cruise to the Triple XXX Drive-In restaurant.

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The Art Of The Brick
Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave. N.
Seattle, WA  98109
(206) 443-2001

The Pacific Science Center is a fun place to visit any time of the year, but right now the Center is featuring “The Art of the Brick” exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya featuring amazing art sculptures created out Lego building blocks. It is the world’s largest display of Lego art and features recreations of Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and well as contemporary original art in the form of a 20-foot-long T-Rex skeleton, a giant skull and others. Ticket prices include general exhibit admission: $28.75 for adults, $26.75 for Seniors (65+), $23.75 for kids ages 6-15 and $20.75 for children ages 3-5.

11th Annual Washington Brewer’s Festival
King County’s Marymoor Park
6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE
Redmond, WA  98052
(206) 795-5510

Presented by the Washington Beer Commission, the Brewer’s Festival is an all-ages event where adults can sample from more than 500 different varieties of beer from 110 Washington breweries and children can sample cider and root beer tastings. The event includes the Washington Beer 5K fun run, a variety of different food trucks, live music, children’s activities and a family-friendly root beer garden. The event runs all weekend long: Friday, June 17th, 4 p.m to 9:30 p.m, Saturday, June 18th, 11:00 a.m to 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 19th, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Jeffrey Totey is a freelance writer living in Seattle. He has a love for the arts and is a student of pop culture. He covers stories about the performing arts, theater, museums, cultural events, movies and more in the greater Seattle area. His work can be found at