Father’s Day is this coming Sunday!  Are you looking for a way to celebrate the dads in your life?  For brunch suggestions go here. Below are some local happenings dad would enjoy and some crafts in case you want the kids to make dad something.  For a complete list of events check out the EMM Calendar.


Make Dad Something

Superstar Artists
Benjamin Hooks Library
Tuesday, 1:30pm
Kids create a gallery of super cut-outs a la Matisse. Ages 6-11

Tie-Dye T-Shirts
Joann Fabrics
Thursday, 3pm
ages 8+ $10

Dads to a T!
Cordova Library
Saturday, 11am
Come to the Cordova Library to celebrate Father’s Day! We’ll share stories and snacks. Then stay to paint a t-shirt for your favorite dad. This program is for all ages and no registration is necessary. (Be sure to bring your own t-shirt.)


Family Campout
Memphis Botanic Garden
6pm Friday – 9am Saturday
Get unplugged and pitch the tent with your family in the magical setting of My Big Backyard. Outdoor evening activities create a night to remember. We’ll provide dinner, s’mores, and breakfast. MBG members $25 per person/non-members $35 per person. Registration required; call 901-636-4131 to register.

Guy’s Night Out!
CMOM, 6-9pm
Bring your dads, grand-dads, sons, uncles, cousins and friends as you work together to make squirrel feeders as a team. The building project will be lead by our very own Uncle Jimmy as he shares some of his funniest lessons on life. Take a visit on the GameTruck, make smores by a simulated campfire and let’s see who is brave enough to enter the chocolate bug eating contest!  Space is limited and advance reservations are required. Tickets are $25 per person. Call 901-458-2678 to save your spot today or purchase your tickets online.

Levitt Shell Concert
Free live music.  EMM Review

Bartlett Movies in the Park
W. J. Freeman Park, 8pm
Food trucks at 7pm, free.  Pirates of the Caribbean


Chick-fil-A Family Picnic
Shelby Farms Park, 11am-3pm
Musical entertainment by: School of Rock, The Friendzies, & Triceratops, inflatables, clumbing wall, games giveaways, Magic Mr. Nick and more. $10/person

Father-Daughter Dance
Blue Suede Ballroom, 3:30-5pm
30 minute ballroom dance lesson, 30 minute line dance lesson, then a dance party.  Guests can enjoy pizza and beverages. All adults will get a free group class for them and their partners for future use! Admission is $25 per adult and $12 per child (4 years and up). RSVP is required.  The dress will be formal so please make the evening special and come dressed to impress!

Levitt Shell Concert
Free live music.  EMM Review


Family Fun Hike
Shelby Farms Park, 2pm
Led by a Shelby Farms Park Interpretive Docent, these family fun hikes are great educational recreation for adults and children of all ages! Reservations are not required, but donations are appreciated.

South Lawn Cinema: Jurassic Park
Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 8pm
Don’t miss the Dixon’s movie series this spring- the perfect date night! Or celebrate Father’s Day at a family movie night in the gardens!  Members free; non-members $5.  Children 3 and under are free.  Bring your blanket and lawn chairs for the movie at 8:00 pm. Wine, beer and sodas available for purchase. Free popcorn.

Levitt Shell Concert
Free live music.  EMM Review