Weekend Warriors, get ready. There are tons of options on the agenda of fun things to do in Arlington this weekend for dads, kids and everyone else!

One: Father’s Day Fun

Dad’s Day brunches and special activities at Six Flags and Alley Cats are just a few of the opportunities available for the Big Guy this weekend in Arlington. More.

Two: International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame

Bowling in ancient Egypt….what? Believe it! Explore the interesting origins of the ancient sport of bowling, then pick up a customized bowling trinket for yourself. Hours: Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Admission: Begins at $7.50  More.

Three: UTA Planetarium

If you’re looking for something fun, inspirational, and out-of-the-ordinary to do this weekend, head to the UTA Planetarium, recently featured as one of the cool things to do in Arlington you might not know about. Now showing: “We Are Astronomers”, “Big Bird’s Adventure”, “Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket”, and “Pink Floyd”. Hours: Friday-Sunday afternoons; see website for showtimes. Admission: Begins at $3. More.

Four: Food Truck Friday Nights

Don’t miss the last outing for the summer! Food on wheels, live music, and more. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Time: Friday, 5-10 p.m. Admission: Free (doesn’t include food purchase). More.

Five: Live Music in Arlington

Notes for this weekend: Free concerts at Levitt Pavilion; live rock Friday and Saturday night at the legendary Stumpy’s Blues Bar (including Velvet Love Box on Saturday night); reggae music at Jamaica Gates; the Josh Lee Band at Grease Monkey; and lots more.  

Six: Arlington Public Library Presents: ArlingCON

Workshops, Cosplay contest, science fiction, discussion panels, artists, door prizes, swag, gaming exhibits, food court, and fantasy! You know you want to be there….Time: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: Free.  More.

Seven: Main Street Junk Fest

Search for rusty, dusty treasures and relics of the past—and afterwards, grab a bite at one of Downtown Arlington’s fine eateries. Time: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: Free.  More.

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