Patch Picks: Things to Do for Father's Day

Father's Day is this Sunday. If you still haven't made your plans, check out our picks this week for things to do with dad that he will enjoy, from brunches and fine automobiles, to baseball heros and pirate ships.

Dads get their day this weekend.

If you are still thinking about how to celebrate, we have gathered together some events in town and nearby that we think are tailor-made for the dads in your life.

Happy Father's Day!

1. Meet San Francisco Giants’ Nate Schierholtz

When: Sun., June 19, 6-8 p.m.

Where: , 103 H Town & Country Drive, Suite H, Danville

(925) 743-9552

Send dad out to meet the Major League Baseball right fielder and Danville native, and while he's at it, enjoy browsing at Talkin Baseball, the local old-school haven for sports enthusiasts for the last 20 years.

Need to know: There is a $20 autograph fee. You are welcome to bring your own items for Shierholtz to sign.

 2. Father’s Day at Blackhawk Museum: “Cruising the Classics”

When: Sun., June 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, (925) 736-2280


A car show, a concert and a picnic all wrapped into one, designed just for the auto enthusiast dad and their families.

Dads get in free to enjoy the celebrated cache of 90 vintage vehicles in the Blackhawk Museum’s ongoing collection. A special display of model cars will also be on display on Sunday only. There is also a Juke Box exhibit currently at the museum.

Need to know: People are invited to bring their hot rod, classic or muscle cars to the event; parking is first come first served. There will be free hot dogs for kids, as well as face-painting, balloon animals, and other hands on activities.

For more details, click here.

3. Vette-O-Rama 41 Corvette Car Show

When: Sat., June 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Todos Santos Plaza, Grant St and Willow Pass Rd, Concord, (925) 671-3464

Speaking of car loving dads, if the dad(s) in your life are Corvette enthusiasts, the 41st annual Vette-O-Rama, hosted by Diablo Valley Corvettes is the place to be! There will be over 125 classic, custom and stock corvettes to enjoy with the family.

4. Northern California Pirate Festival

When: Sat., June 18- Sun., June 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Vallejo Waterfront (adjacent to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal), 289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo.


Arrrrr matey, take dad and the family to the largest pirate festival in the country, now in its fifth year. Nautical music, sword-fighting, cannon battles, theater, pirate booty, and much more await. Make sure to be extra nice to your dad so he doesn’t make you walk the plank.

Need to know: Admission is free. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

5. Treat Dad to Brunch

(Reservations are strongly encouraged, check with each venue before you go for availability)

If the way to a dad’s heart is through his stomach, the love will be flowing at several local venues hosting Father’s Day brunches. A few of our favorites are:

600 Hartz Ave., Danville, (925) 838-1320

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Adults $35.95; Seniors $31.95; Children 5-12 $16.95; 4 and under are free.

A traditional brunch will be served, featuring complimentary champagne or special bottled bear. 

View the menu here.

3540 Blackhawk Circle, Danville, (925) 736-4295

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Adults $32; Children 5-12 $16; 4 and under are free.

Buffet style brunch that includes everything from biscuits and gravy to assorted sushi rolls.

View the menu here.

100 Sycamore Valley Road West, Danville, (925) 838-2082

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Prices vary by order. 

Reopening this weekend after remodeling just in time for Father’s Day, Piatti’s Italian style brunch is delectable — especially the salads.

View menu here.

They also have a gluten free menu.

Scott’s Seafood Father’s Day Champagne Brunch at the Blackhawk Museum

3700 Blackhawk Circle, Danville, (925) 934-0598

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Adults $50*; Children 5-12 $20*; 4 and under are free

*Plus 18 percent service charge and 9.25 percent state sales tax; pricing includes museum admission.

Reservations are required.

Scott’s will cater a traditional brunch in the museum, featuring blintzes, salmon Florentine, flowing champagne and more.

View the menu here (scroll down on events page).

Other ideas around town:

Doug Buenz June 26, 2011 at 10:24 AM
Great recommendations. Thank you for sharing this! Doug Buenz – Danville Homes for Sale Realtor Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, and Tri-Valley Real Estate Agent http://ezinearticles.com/?How-Are-Homes-Selling-in-Danville-and-Pleasanton-City?&id=6306728


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