Skip to main content

The 10 Spot: Celebrate Father's Day in the El Dorado County Region

05/31/2017 04:51PM ● Published by Tara Mendanha

Honor the most important man in your life this Father’s Day with our roundup of fun things to do locally.

1 Put putting on the list this Father’s Day with a trip to Serrano Country Club, which boasts a par-72 championship golf course, an award-winning 34,000-square-foot clubhouse and gorgeous views of Mount Diablo, Folsom Lake and the Sierra Nevada. 

 The El Dorado County Fair, from June 15-18, is the perfect way for the whole family to celebrate Father’s Day. Experience the uniqueness of the community through livestock auctions, various competitions, deep-fried fare and rides aplenty. 

3 Grab Dad, Mom and everyone in between, and hop onto a train or motorcar ride offered by the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad for a chance to see Gold Country like never before.

4 Music-loving dads should head to the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival in Grass Valley from June 15-18 to revel in some old-timey bluegrass and gospel music. 

5 Catch Wonder Woman, Captain Underpants or The Mummy at a theater near you (Regal El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 and IMAX, Regal Cinemas Placerville 8) and celebrate fatherhood and the joy of cinema alike.


6 Ring in Father’s Day early with the Gold Country Half Marathon and 5K on June 11 (times vary). Starting and finishing at the El Dorado Hills Town Center, you’ll get to enjoy beer, wine, food and music, and take in the beautiful scenery with Dad. 

 Time Out Spa in Camino is reserving Father’s Day weekend exclusively for men and will offer homemade fudge, imported cigars, port wine and a “gentleman’s feast,” along with lots of pampering. 


8 Dads can dig into finger-licking, lip-smacking barbecue goodness at Poor Red’s Bar-B-Q or Sierra Smokehouse BBQ


9 Get into the spirit of Father’s Day with a whiskey or vodka tasting at Dry Diggings Distillery in El Dorado Hills. 

10 Amador County makes for a great Father’s Day getaway. The Mother Lode Highland Games and Gathering is happening in Plymouth from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 10-11. On June 18, Amador Cellars is celebrating with tours and a picnic lunch; Iron Hub Winery is offering tastings and discounts; and Feist Wines is hosting a barbecue featuring farm-to-fork fare from noon till 4 p.m. 

By Tara Mendanha // Sierra Smokehouse BBQ photo by Dante Fontana. Marathon photo courtesy of Sean Dulany of the Sacramento Running Association. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to the Style - El Dorado County free newsletter to stay informed

Today, Community, In Print events and activities the 10 spot father's day