JUNE 7: Austin Father’s Parade & Festival

Fathers Parade and Festival









As far as I know, there is no parade for mothers. Fine.

But this Sunday there will be a parade for dads… and grandfathers and uncles, too. The River City Youth Foundation will host its 9th Annual Father’s Parade and Festival this Sunday, with the parade started at Mendez Middle School and ending at River City Youth Foundation where the other festivities will take place.

This is such a cute idea. There’ll be son/daughter/father competitions with prizes (top prize is $500); free barbeque, free snowcones, a writing contest for the kids, and a “mom’s beauty area.” (This last one intrigues me.)

Here’s the info:

11:15 Line up for parade. Anyone can join.

12:00 Parade starts

12:30 BBQ and Festival begin (shuttle provided from RCYF to Mendez parking lot)

4:00 Event ends

Register by email to RCYFPadres@gmail.com or call 512-440-1111.


River City Youth Foundation is a home-grown nonprofit that serves what is probably the poorest neighborhood in Austin, Dove Springs. The statistics about Dove Springs are sobering, and you can only guess what it’s doing to the kids in that neighborhood.

Through the many people that have shared its vision, River City Youth Foundation has been able to give low-income, high-risk youth the opportunities and infrastructure to break the mindset of poverty, illiteracy and crime in their communities.

By attending the Father’s event this Sunday, you’ll show RCYF some support and learn a little more about the challenges of living in Dove Springs.

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