Plan Your Father’s Day Weekend: June 18 to 21, 2020

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Updated: Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020, at 7:20pm.

Find the perfect things to do in Houston Father’s Day Weekend with our Houston Father’s Day Weekend Guide for Thursday, June 18 to Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020. 

Celebrate dad with a decadent Father’s Day brunch; support black-owned businesses; keep cool with a snow cone from a variety of refreshing shaved ice shopscommemorate Juneteenth with a nighttime bike ride and more.  

In addition to these great events, check back in the coming days, as more are sure to get added. If you know of a virtual event, please email us at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this Father’s Day Weekend, from Thursday, June 18 to Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020.

Click here for health guidelines, recommended actions, ways to help, restaurants offering curbside service, things to do at home with the kiddos, and more.

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All Father’s Day Weekend Long

Thursday, June 18

Juneteenth, Friday, June 19

Saturday, June 20

Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21

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Things to Do All Father’s Day Weekend

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020

  • Free Pet Food Distribution at BARC | FREE – Offering free pet food and other supplies (as available), this drive-thru service was set up to assist people who are out of work and struggling during the pandemic. Food and litter will be distributed in gallon-bags or small sample-sized bags in limited quantities in order to help ensure there is enough to help others in need. 7:30am.
  • Pacifica COVID Task Force presents Juneteenth: Enslavement and Abolition, Then and Now Virtual Edition | FREE – The Pacifica COVID Task Force hosts a live stream sharing content regarding the history of Juneteenth, Juneteenth: Enslavement and Abolition, Then and Now. The online live stream will be about the Black freedom struggle, working peoples’ struggles today against the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and institutionalized racial disparities, and Juneteenth celebrations/protests going around the country. You must register for this event. Limited spots are available. 9am.
  • Levy Park presents Family Storytime & Craft on Facebook & YouTube | FREE – Stop by each Friday for a virtual storytime as well as a craft activity inspired by the book. This week’s story is “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse”. 10am to 10:30am.
  • Galveston Historical Foundation presents 41st Annual Al Edwards’ Juneteenth Celebration Livestream on Facebook Live | FREE – In conjunction with the University of Texas Medical Branch’s annual Juneteenth celebration, Galveston Historical Foundation will live streaming the program, 41st Annual Al Edwards’ Juneteenth Celebration, from the 1859 Ashton Villa. This event will be held online on Galveston Historical Foundation’s Facebook page. 10am to noon.
  • Galveston Historical Foundation presents Darkness to Light, Education, Notables and Sacred Places Lecture on Facebook Live | FREE – Join authors Tommie Boudreaux and Alice Gatson for a look through the history of African-American Galveston held in conjunction with Juneteenth 2020. Despite social and economic injustices, Galveston’s African Americans established thriving businesses, holding the distinction of many “firsts” for African Americans in the State of Texas, including the first of four religious denominations. From the first high school for black students in the State to the first Heavy Weight Champion of the World, African American Galvestonians and those with Galveston ties are well known in Texas and worldwide in the fields of entertainment, sports, fraternal and social organizations, politics as well as other areas. 2pm to 3pm.
  • Space Center Houston’s Virtual Campout Hear from NASA astronaut Fred Haise as he shares his mission experiences and while participating in STEM activities, stargaze and more. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. 6pm to 9pm.
  • We Stand Up Together: A Benefit Comedy Series at The Secret Group The Secret Group Presents: We Stand Up Together Comedy Series benefitting Black Lives Matter. There will be 3 shows featuring some of Houston’s best comics and 100% of the show and bar profits will be donated to Black Lives Matter. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 the day of and $22 at the door. The lineup is TBA. Showtimes are at 7:30pm; 9:30pm; 11:30pm.
  • BLM Juneteenth Bike Ride at Guadalupe Plaza | FREE – Take a bike ride of solidarity to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement and to protest against police brutality for Juneteenth at Guadalupe Plaza in the East End. This ride will begin at Guadalupe Park Plaza and will continue on an undisclosed route for 6 to 8 miles. There will be a midpoint stop to listen to speakers and then the ride will continue back to the Plaza. Masks are encouraged. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Juneteenth Night Light Bike Ride Letsdothishouston and 3rd Ward Tours host a Night Light Bike Ride featuring music that expresses the concept of black liberation, history, and the future in America to commemorate Juneteenth. Admission Tickets are $9.36 if you bring your own bike; $20.19 for a bike rental. All bikes will be sanitized before and after each ride use. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Houston Symphony presents Living Room Series with Robin Kesselman Virtual Edition The Houston Symphony hosts their weekly Living Room Series to help support the Symphony and provides a private link to view live stream recitals by Houston Symphony musicians and, in some cases, musician members of their household. Robin Kesselman, principal double bass, is joined by Allegra Lilly, principal harp with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $10. 8pm.
  • Juneteenth Music Soul Live Show on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook Live | FREE – Glen Bevért Group presents a live stream of their Juneteenth Music Soul Live Show from R&R Studios featuring artists like Greathouse, Dana Monique, Eydn, Benji Muziq, Sheleah Monèa and more. This event will be held online on R&R Studios Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube Page. 9pm.
  • Classic Numbers Friday Live Stream on Twitch | FREE – Numbers popular virtual dance night continues and they’ll be spinning all your favorite ’80s, goth, industrial, new wave and more. 9:30pm to 1am.

Things to Do on Saturday, June 20 and Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020.

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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.