Keep Father’s Day quirky! Austin has no shortage of “weird” and out-of the box things to do. If you’re looking for something different to do to celebrate Dad–from man-mosas to ghost tours, we’ve got you covered!

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Round Rock Area Ideas:

Fancy a bike ride? Grab your helmets, pack a picnic in your backpacks and launch into the Round Rock Trails Challenge. Prefer to walk the dogs instead? They’ve also got a Fleabag Challenge to get your pups active with the family too! 

Family Bike Ride

Round Rock Car Show by the City of Round rock and the Round Rock Police Officers Association. Free, 10am-1pm at Old Settlers Park in Tennis Court Section, 2002 Harrell Parkway

Conquer an Escape Room at Escapology, Round Rock. If the dad in your life is a Star Trek fan, you’ll want to check out the new Star Trek Quantum Filament challenge: 

Georgetown Area Ideas:

Throw a line in at Lake Georgetown to catch bass (largemouth, smallmouth, white & hybrid striped) and Catfish. 

How about a family friendly haunt? Spell Caster Ghost Tours offers a family friendly Ghost tour of Old Georgetown Thursday-Sunday evening at 8 PM. Prices are $19.95 for Adults, $11.95 for Children. 

A taste of culture can be yours for free, with a concert hosted by the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library. “Austin Dance India Presents Tales of Love and Devotion”. Advanced registration required due to limited seats. Performance is 2pm-3:30PM

If you’re looking for Georgetown brunch ideas, check out the below recommendations:

Wildfire Restaurant Brunch, featuring Spicy Blueberry Sausage, Habanero Bacon, Spiced Texas Peach Gingerbread Pancakes and Eggs El Paso with Beef Brisket and Cactus in a Mango BBQ Sauce 

Maple Sage Sausage Dipped in Pancake Batter and Fried, served with maple syrup for dipping. Do I have your attention? Then you’ll want to check out Good Folks Georgetown for Father’s Day Brunch. They’ve also got favorites like Banana Pecan French Toast, Chicken and Waffles, and Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes to spoil dad with. And while I wouldn’t exactly call it a “man-mosa” their “Breakfast in a shot” includes Jameson Irish Whiskey, Butterscotch, Orange Juice and Bacon. 

Wild Boar Chorizo Hash anyone? Apple Cinnamon and Rosemary French Toast? Check out The Golden Rule for Brunch. Come back in the evening without the kiddos for their Speak Easy cocktails like their take on The Old Fashioned, “Knock Knock Knocking” featuring Heavens Door Bourbon with a]their coffee infused simple barrel aged bourbon. 

Tejas Meat Supply, a full service butcher shop & restaurant offers a 1/4 pound smoked brisket, bacon, cheddar, smoked gouda, pepper jack and provolone “Georgetown Melt” if you’re looking for a hearty sandwich to pack for a picnic! They also have kid friendly offerings like ham and mild cheddar on sourdough. Cedar Park Area Ideas:

Bring out your inner train spotter and take a ride on the “Father’s Day Flyer” (June 18, child tickets starting at $45, adults at $50). If you need a gift idea for dad, how about tickets for the Father’s Day Wine Train (June 19, 21+, Tickets starting at $70) 

Skip the dinner reservation stress and take the family out to the Lakeline Farmer’s market on Saturday to gather ingredients and let the kids’ take over making dinner or a grazing board for Father’s Day. 

Paige Area Idea:

Release dad’s inner Viking at the Texas Viking Festival Midsommar, Live Music, Food, Mead, Competitions, Vendors, Fire Spinning, and Camping. June 18th, gates open at 5pm. Tickets are $20 for Age 12+ and $25 for adults. Camping tickets are. $15 or $45 for an RV.

Austin Area Idea:

Consider “The Oddities & Curiosities Expo” happening Saturday, June 18th at the Palmer Events Center, 10AM-6PM. Advanced tickets are $10, $15 day of, and free for 12 and under. You can expect horror/halloween inspired pieces of original artwork, creepy clothing, funeral collectibles, handcrafted oddities and taxidermy.

Jacy Knoop-Troullier
Jacy is a Nebraska native, married to Sebastian Knoop-Troullier from Hamburg, Germany whom she met at a Renaissance Festival. She has two step kids, both teenagers, Katie and Kera, who are at Meridian I.B. World School. The family likes to travel, try new restaurants, volunteer at Pioneer Farms, and explore “haunted” locations. Jacy and Sebastian are in the process of growing their family and have been on their fertility journey since their 4th of July “Pandemic" wedding in 2020. When Jacy’s not busy trying to translate just exactly WHAT her husband is saying to his family on the phone in German, or trying to learn the latest TikTok trend to keep up with the teens, she’s a Travel Coordinator for the TV Show, “WALKER”. She’s also an avid traveler and photographer, and mini zoo curator with her family’s 2 Dogs (Apollo & Atlas), 3 Cats (Harmony, Lafayette & Jack), two Pet Rats (Scabbers & August), and Rescue Turtle, Günther.


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