Father’s Day In Temple

Father’s Day Weekend In Temple

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  This special holiday celebrates all the beloved dads and fathers by making sure they feel especially loved.  Father’s Day takes place on June 20th, 2021.  With this holiday coming up soon, its time to think about how you can celebrate the fathers in your life.  Between local dining restaurants and activities, Temple has plenty to make the holiday fun. At Discover Temple, we believe dads deserve to celebrate the entire weekend.  Let’s kick off Father’s Day with some special events happening on Saturday night.

Saturday Activities

If you want a head start on Father’s Day celebrations, take the family to Bird Creek Burger Co. for a hearty, savory lunch.  American classics like hamburgers and fries are always a hit, so why not take it a step further and offer them lunch at a gourmet-style burger restaurant?  Bird Creek Burger Co. is a local, downtown Temple restaurant with delicious, flavorful entrees.  After lunch, take a minute to relax and enjoy some quality time together at home or out shopping in Temple while you wait for the next big activity to start.

The Great Race is a fun, exciting classic car rally that makes pit stops through various towns on the ten-day journey to the finish line.  Temple is The Great Race’s first overnight stop on the tour this year.  Head to Santa Fe Plaza to meet and greet drivers and their coordinators. While there take a look at some vintage, classic cars ranging from 1916 to 1973.

After you’ve had your fun checking out the classic cars that can be found at this checkpoint,  head over to Belton for a fun night of entertainment at Bold Republic Brewing Co.  Bold Republic is hosting an event for all the dads in the Bell County area.  The event on Saturday is Father’s Day Name That Tune Bingo.  Purchasing a $2 bingo card will grant you access to hours of entertainment and opportunities to win prizes like free beer. Free beer?  Dads everywhere will swoon.  This lively, local brewing company’s event is sure to be a hit with every dad.

Sunday Morning Activities

On the day of Father’s Day, get a kickstart to the day by treating dad to a cup of coffee from another downtown favorite, First Street Roasters.  After you are done drinking some hot, caffeinated coffee, head over to Crossroads Park for a free family activity of disc golf.  With several courses in the area, disc golf is a fun pastime for local Temple and Belton residents.  Crossroads Disc Golf course is a fun course to try with the family.  With 27 holes, and a mixture of open and wooded areas, dads will find this course to be a fun challenge they are ready to conquer.  This activity is likely to entertain the family for hours if you want to try to get through all 27 holes in the course.

Next, take a midday lunch break.  Pizza is a classic dish that dads and families enjoy.  Head over to Treno Pizzeria and Taproom for some creative and customizable pizza options. Some specialty pizzas are local favorite such as the Smokey Bird, Margherita, and the King Brisket.

Sunday Afternoon Activities:

After this delicious meal, head over to the neighboring city of Belton for a lake day afternoon.  Belton Lake has several access points for boat ramps. At these access points, there are trails, fishing spots, and swimming areas.  For dads who love the outdoors, this is an activity they will thoroughly enjoy.  Bring your fishing and outdoors supplies and take a few hours to relax and have a good time out on the water.

The downtown district of Belton is where you will find the perfect spot, Miller’s Smokehouse. This barbecue restaurant is dad-worthy.  Nothing beats a good brisket or pulled pork, and at Miller’s Smokehouse there’s plenty of barbecue items to choose from.  Family dinner here is an excellent choice to wow and excite dad at the prospect of a great barbecue meal.

And for the dads that are still full of energy and ready for more,  head over to Spare Time for a night of bowling, laser tag, or arcade games.  Additionally, Spare Time offers a daily special called Sunday Funday.  You can grab some shoes and bowl all day for only $9.99 a person.  If you’re looking for more reasons to head outdoors, Spare Time also has several outdoor activities for the family such as batting cages, go karts, ropes course, and sand volleyball. Let the fathers feel like kings of the competition at this fun family activity.

Fathers Are For Celebrating

Father’s Day can be celebrated through many activities.  Dads can spend the day doing activities such as eating good food, relaxing at the lake, or battling it out on arcade games.  Whatever you decide to do this Father’s Day, make the most of this time together.  Dads will enjoy the time spent with some of their favorite people and the memories that are made.  Happy Father’s Day!


Imagine TMED Classic Car Show

The City of Temple’s Love Where You Live Neighborhood Planning is hosting a community engagement event for the TMED District. Through the Love Where You Live Initiative, the City of Temple is developing a plan for the TMED District in which we work along side residents to identify concerns, values, vision and goals for the neighborhood. This event is part of a larger community engagement effort that will provide valuable feedback as we work through the planning process. The highlight of this event will be a classic car show and we want you be be a part of it!


Paws on the Plaza

March 19th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Santa Fe Plaza.

Friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome- owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. For health and safety reasons, pets must remain on leash throughout the event and handlers must be at least 10 years old. Adoptions, vendors, demonstrations, and more! For more information, visit templeparks.com.


Unity Fest

Temple’s New HOT SPOT Ras Kitchen Brings International Recording Artist Alex Marley & Band to Downtown Main St. Friday, October 22nd.

This is a family event you do not want to miss. Alex Marley cousin of the late music legend Bob Marley shares his love for music. Born into a culture of rhythm and beat Alex’s music journey began with songwriting at age 11. His love for music evolved to studying music, voice, and mass communications across the globe. Alex expresses his music is designed to create and spread positivity. His solo performances are breathe taking… while the band adds another dimension to his stage presence. Prepare to engage with this talented superstar. Known to pay homage to his roots from music by bob Marley & Sons to other music legends like the Skatalites. Alex finds inspiration in his own style from Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, and more. Alex has performed on stages and stadiums globally from South Africa, Dubai, Jamaica, Trinidad to New York’s Webster’s Hall, Hard Rock Cafe’ in Philadelphia, the demo of St. Louis, and now Temple’s Ras Kitchen!

Ras kitchen brings a taste of Jamaica locally from food to entertainment.
Known to deliver good food, good music, and good vibes. Ras kitchen plans to bring people together through food and music with this year’s Unity Fest. Look forward to enjoying music, multicultural food, even a retail experience. Alex may be the first artist owner Norris Barr brings to Temple, TX. However, he will not be the last!

Ras kitchen plans to offer an escape from your normal routine. Enjoy this newly renovated historical venue that offers and luxury experience with a down-to-earth environment. Bring your family and a friend to discover what Ras Kitchen has to offer. The menu is completely authentic while offering something for everyone. Ras kitchen offers daily specials, community discounts, catering, and more! If you are a coffee lover enjoy Jamaican’s own Blue Mountain coffee, wine indulgers can sip classic Jamaican win options of Stone Ginger and Red Label wine. While others enjoy a smooth ledger of the island’s favorite Beer Red Stripe. Enjoy these Jamaican favorites paired with aromatic flavors from the jerk, curry too brown-stew.

Get your lawn chairs ready, grab your family, plan a group outing and visit Downtown Temple, TX Friday, October 22nd.

The event begins at 4 pm, kids under 12 and seniors above 65 years old get in free! Early bird specials happening now!! Visit Ras Kitchen locally at 17 s. Main St. Temple, TX. For more details, text organizer Emilie Wright at 254-589-5621.