Free things to do on Father’s Day weekend – NBC Los Angeles

  • The Pasadena Chalk Festival takes place at the Paseo on June 18 and 19
  • The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance is set in Beverly Hills on June 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dads get free admission to ‘Everest: Ascent to Glory’ at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, plus several other shows

Your dear, dear dad?

There are plenty of gifts you’d like to give him, from a favorite album (if he’s a vinyl lover) to a new baseball glove (if you love to play catch) to a museum membership (maybe being a maven of contemporary art). ) or a gift certificate to his favorite restaurant (always a winner).

But even though he’ll get something nice and wrapped up and ready to open on Sunday, June 19 – it’s Father’s Day in 2022 – you still want to spend time with him doing something you can discuss in the moment. and which you will remember later.

What if that something is free?

We’re just thinking here: maybe you can buy him two albums, or a bullet to go with that glove, or spoil him more in some other way, with brunch or lunch.

For some great Father’s Day gifts, they’re making a welcome return in 2022, giving families plenty of ways to spend the last Sunday of spring.

In the Crown City, on the Paseo? More than 500 talented madonnari – think chalk artists – will create whimsical paintings, on the floor, at the Pasadena Chalk Festival.

Some 200 murals will begin forming on June 18, with a goal of complete completion by the afternoon of June 19.

It’s all free, no admission or reservations required, there will be music and art-making opportunities for kids.

Another fatherly favorite returns across town to Beverly Hills on June 19.

It’s the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, on, you guessed it, Rodeo Drive, and it features a fleet of fabulous, rare cars, all parked up, which means you and your dad and whoever you’re with are can get closer for a good long and ultra-deep look.

As for a truly great tradition that is now at the heart of the Bowers Museum’s annual calendar?

Dads are invited to enjoy free admission to the Santa Ana Culture Historic Center, which is currently showing “Everest: Ascent to Glory.”

Important to know? Your pop’s free entry must be secured on site at the museum.

There are other permanent exhibits to check out in the galleries, but keep in mind that a show, “All That Glitters: Crown Jewels from the Walt Disney Archives” is a separate ticket.

But wait: your dad can also enjoy it discounted for a $10 upgrade.

Remember that free on-site admission is open to fathers and grandfathers, while family members will need to pay museum admission.

And if your dad is a lifelong Disney enthusiast and you’ll be close to Griffith Park, Walt’s Barn, which was the actual structure that once stood in Walt Disney’s backyard, will be open for a few hours on the 19th. June.

Walt’s beloved “Carolwood Pacific Railroad” is the theme of this rustic gem, which appeals to Disneyland enthusiasts and model train enthusiasts alike.

Check out the times you need to know, parking details and more on the Walt’s Barn website.

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