Father’s Day Weekend Events in Orange County

From classic car shows to Sunday brunch options and more, here are 11 ways to celebrate Dad in style.
Father’s Day Weekend Events in Orange County
Photograph courtesy of Lido House

Bourbon, Barbecue, and Blues at Lido
June 20
Newport Beach

Celebrate dad at Lido House on the city’s marina. Sample a mix of vibrant flavors, from classic American barbeque to Korean barbecue, at The Mayor’s Table. lidohousehotel.com/

Cruisin’ Brea
June 20
Brea

A variety of Southern California’s hottest cars will line the streets of Downtown Brea in celebration of Father’s Day. Bring the entire family, and a can of food for the Orange County Food Bank. cruisinbrea.com

Classic Cars & Cocktails
June 20
Newport Beach

Enjoy a fine collection of cars, music, family fun, and more at the Balboa Bay Club. From rare to classic, custom to vintage, there’s a wide variety of cars and something for everyone. Cocktails and concessions will be available for purchase. Car show entrance is complimentary.

Pretend City Celebrates Father’s Day
June 19
Irvine

Pretend City Children’s Museum presents a day of fun activities including a shaving contest and painting wood duck keepsakes. Free with museum admission ($12.50 for adults and children over 12 months). pretendcity.org

Sunset Dinner Cruise
June 20
Dana Point

Come aboard the Dana Pride for a special dinner cruise. Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner, dessert, and non-alcoholic drinks on the water, complete with live classic rock from Mike Obryan. danawharf.com

O.C. Taco Festival
June 20
Irvine

Sample traditional tacos (and a few uncommon ones, too) at the O.C. Taco Festival at the Orange County Great Park. Taco-enthusiasts can vote for their favorite taco, meet some of the area’s leading taco makers, participate in a chili pepper eating contest, and more.

Cornhole and Brunch at Ysidora
June 20
San Juan Capistrano

Executive Chef Aaron Obregon of Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge has curated a decadent brunch menu featuring upscale seafood, wood-fire short rib, butterscotch bread pudding, and more. After brunch, head to the Olive Grove for a game of cornhole or lounge on the patio overlooking the ruins of Great Stone Church. $70 per person. ysidora.com

Smooth Blues & Wine Tasting at McClain Cellars
June 20
Laguna Beach

Listen to live folk music from Mike Silvestri at McClain Cellars. Share a charcuterie board and bottle of wine with Dad. mcclaincellars.com

Brunch at Old Brea Chop House
June 20
Brea

Experience a delectable brunch at Old Brea Chop House. The three shareable specials include 24-ounce bison tomahawk, 24-ounce dry-aged prime rib, and beef Wellington, each served with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. oldbreachophouse.com

Taste of Spain at Cafe Sevilla
June 20
Costa Mesa

Take Dad on a trip to Spain without the airfare at Cafe Sevilla for brunch or dinner. Enjoy listening to live Spanish guitar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or go for dinner between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to hear the Latin guitar beats of Tian Musica. Plus, if Dad orders a paella, he’ll receive a complimentary lobster tail. cafesevilla.com

Las Brisas
June 20
Laguna Beach

The iconic cliffside restaurant with expansive views of the Laguna Beach coastline will offer a handcrafted three-course Father’s Day brunch. Savor smoked salmon tostadas and bottomless mimosas. $75 per adult, $25 per child, à la carte menu for dinner begins at 3 p.m. lasbrisaslagunabeach.com

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