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Father's Day Fun

Jun 12, 2014 04:00PM ● By Jake Russell
By Jake Russell

Fathers are an often underappreciated breed. This Father’s Day weekend can change all that. For all you kids and kids at heart (or all you mothers helping your kids plan this weekend), make dad feel special by taking him out for a day or two.

Naturally, sports are an easy way to please good ole’ pops.

The Chesapeake Bayhawks will host Major League Lacrosse superstar Paul Rabil and the Boston Cannons on Saturday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Bayhawks are working to improve off of their 1-5 straight in an effort to compete for their third straight MLL title.

The Baltimore Orioles will be having a special giveaway on Sunday before they take on the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:35 p.m. at Camden Yards. The first 20,000 men 18 and older receive a free father’s day fedora hat.

Baltimore’s AA affiliate, the Bowie Baysox, will be playing the Washington Nationals AA affiliate, the Harrisburg Senators at 2:05 p.m. Sunday. The first “meet the team” day will take place, where players and coaches will sign autographs and take pictures with fans on the concourse. Make sure dad brings his glove because from 12:30-1:15 p.m., fathers get to play catch with their kids in the outfield.

Kent County Cruisers will hold its annual Father’s Day Car Show at Kent Island High School on Sunday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy food, music, prizes, and awards for vehicles of all kinds. Stop by for more details.

If dad is a waterman, he’ll love the 27th Antique & Classic Boat Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, going on Friday through Sunday. There he’ll be able to browse wooden classics, vintage race boats, and Chesapeake Bay-built workboats. In addition to the East Coast’s largest collection of antique and classic boats, CBMM will have its popular Arts at Navy Point pavilion with 70 juried artists, craftspeople and vendors offering nautical themed items.

On the Western Shore, dad can enjoy Dad’s Day Open House at Jug Bay in Lothian on Sunday. There, kids can make fish print artwork for dad and go hiking along the trails as the gift dries. The craft and the event are free with admission.

There will also be a MVP Father’s Day Bash at FedExField on Saturday at 1 p.m. with vendors, interactive booths, food, live bands, moon bounces, face painting, stadium tour, gift making, and more.

Here are some other cool events going on this Father’s Day weekend:

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