Your guide to going Metro this Father’s Day weekend

Father’s Day celebrations are about to begin. If you’re still scratching your head over what to do this weekend, here are few fun activities to check out with Dad, all easily accessible from Metro Bus or Rail!

Long Beach Bayou Festival

Attend the Mardi Gras inspired festival with Dad at Rainbow Lagoon Park on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Both days will be filled with culture, music, food, fun and games including a parade, a crawfish eating contest and more! (Metro Blue Line to Downtown Long Beach Station)

LB Bayou Festival

photo by Thomas Wasper via Flickr.

Dodgers v. Brewers

For the dad who can’t celebrate the day without sports, catch the Dodgers game on Sunday starting around 1 p.m. In honor of Father’s Day, tickets are on sale up to 60 percent off. Plus, the first 40,000 fans in attendance get free Dodger boxers. Stay after the game for some postgame catch on the field. Special offer ends Wednesday at 5 p.m. so get your tickets now! (Metro Gold, Red, Purple Line to Union Station or Silver Line to Harbor Gateway Transit Center then transfer to Dodger Stadium Express)

Dodger Dad

photo via Dodgers instagram.

Pasadena Chalk Festival

If Dad is into art, take him to the chalk festival at Paseo Colorado on Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages with more than 200 chalk murals by 500 artists. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station, then walk five minutes south on Arroyo Parkway and east on Colorado Boulevard, or various Metro and Foothill Transit buses to Colorado/Garfield.)

pasadena chalk festival

Photo via Pasadena Chalk Festival Official Facebook.

Father’s Day BBQ at Aquarium of the Pacific

No matter the holiday, you can never go wrong with a BBQ! (Or maybe that’s my southern roots talking.) Head to the Aquarium of the Pacific between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There will be a large menu to choose from, plus crafts for the kids. All day Aquarium admission is included! (Metro Blue Line to Downtown Long Beach Station)

Photo via the Aquarium of the Pacific Facebook page

Photo via the Aquarium of the Pacific Facebook page

Rodeo Drive Concours D’Elegance Car Show

Fashion and automobiles will unite this Sunday for the annual Father’s Day car show — the largest public event held in the City of Beverly Hills. Car collectors and fans of automobiles from the past and present will be in attendance. To check out these fly rides you’ll need to get to the 200, 300 and 400 blocks of Rodeo Drive. The event starts at 10 a.m. and is free to the public. Use the Metro Trip Planner to find the best route.

Rodeo Drive Car Show

photo via Rodeo Drive Official Facebook.

Father’s Day at Turf Terrace

Finally, treat Pops to a Sunday at the races! Santa Anita Park is offering Father’s Day at Turf Terrace, which includes club house admission, four-course plated lunches and a glass of champagne! Tickets range from $35 to $60. (Metro Gold Line to Arcadia Station, then transfer to free Santa Anita shuttles to get to the park)

Santa Anita Park

photo by Jeanine William via Flickr.

And there you have it! Six different things to do with Dad. For additional help navigating our system, click the handy links below: