Canceled2024 Fatherhood Cookout

Due to the extreme heat forecasted for Saturday, June 22, this event is unfortunately cancelled until further notice.

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During Fatherhood Awareness Month in June, come celebrate all the special dads in our region at the Sixth Annual Northern Virginia Fathers Matter Cookout on June 22, 2024, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All dads and their families, community partners, as well as children and families’ professionals are invited to this event. Don’t miss this free, fun community event, rain or shine in Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Shelter A, Fairfax Station.

What to Expect?

  • Families will get to spend time together enjoying nature hikes, a tot lot, frisbee toss, games, arts & crafts, and giveaways.
  • Bring your appetite for hot dogs and hamburgers cooked on the grill and assorted snacks, desserts, and beverages. 
  • Fairfax County Providence District Supervisor, Dalia A. Palchik will present the proclamation of June as Fatherhood Awareness Month. 
  • Admission to Burke Lake Park is free. All food and beverages are free. Dads can just relax and leave the grilling to us! 

Register online by June 16, 2024, to help us plan. Non-Fairfax County residents will have to show the downloadable flyer at the front gate for free admission.

Fathers Matter Cookout Flyers
-Fathers Matter Cookout (English)
-Fathers Matter Cookout (Spanish)
-Fathers Matter Cookout (Korean)

The Fathers Matter Cookout promises to be bigger and better than ever this year with the coordination and sponsorship of three local governments. Staff who work in the Fatherhood Engagement programs with the Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Loudoun County Family Services, and Arlington County Department of Human Services are the masterminds behind this event.

When (All dates canceled)

  • Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM


Burke Lake Park - Shelter A
7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, 22039

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