Instead of the usual ugly tie or bad pair of socks, treat Dad to a Spoken Word Showcase at the Wells’ Built Museum for a pre-Father’s Day celebration.   In the historic Wells’Built Museum attendees will share the experience of honoring and celebrating Juneteenth through poetry with some of Orlando’s greatest spoken word artists. This special celebration hosted by The Wells’Built Museum of African American History & Culture, the International Church of Faith and This Ain’t That will take place on Friday, June 14th from 6pm to 8pm.  On Saturday, June 15thfrom 2pm to 7pm join The Museum at their Juneteenth Block Party and Community Day.  It will be a day of entertainment and education filled with activities for adults and children including health screenings, singing, dancing and lots of fun!  The Museum is located at 511 W. South Street and the Juneteenth Block Party and Community Day will be held at South Parramore Avenue.  Both events are free to the public and additional details can be found by visiting

On Sunday, June 16th, take Dad out for food and fun at any one of several special celebrations throughout the City Beautiful.  Celebrate Dad at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and get 25% off the price of a single ticket when you purchase online using the promo code “DAD” from now until Sunday.  Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is fun for the entire family. Dad will have an unbelievable experience exploring endless incredible artifacts, oddities and hands-on interactives.   It’s a great place for unlimited photo opportunities to capture the day.  Buy tickets online at now until June 16th. You can print your tickets or show them on your phone when you visit.

Another option for a day of family fun is the Florida Father’s Day Festival (F.F.D.F) at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.  This event will be held at the Fairgrounds’ Orlando Amphitheater, 4603 West Colonial Drive on Sunday from 12pm until 8pm.  With one ticket, Dad will have access to this event featuring live music performances and a car show.  There is no admission charge for children ages 5 and under with a paying adult and tickets are discounted for children, ages 6 to 11. Children will have free access to bounce houses, waterslides, face painting and more!  This event will also include vendors from all over the state of Florida and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase by adults, ages 21 and up, with valid identification.  Go to information and tickets.

To ALL of the Dads, Fathers and other Superhero dudes – Happy Father’s Day!


About the Author

Sharon Fletcher Jones is a true Libra, an action-ist, and a budget fashionista.  The Portsmouth, Virginia native is also an employment specialist with Goodwill Industries, a life coach and an associate editor at ONYX Magazine. Stacey’s mom (literally) has got it going on.  Fletcher Jones’ personal mantra is “It’s the dash that counts.”


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