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Father FEST 2023
Posted in , , on May 16, 2023

Register now for Father Fest 2023

Kick off summer this Saturday, May 20, at Father Fest, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arlington ISD Athletics Center. (1001 E. Division St. Arlington, TX 76011).

Register now for Father FEST! 

The free outdoor event is a fun celebration of fatherhood and families. All are invited to enjoy live music, food, prizes, giveaways and fun interactive family activities. Families will have a great time together and leave empowered and equipped with resources for this summer and everyday life.

“While families enjoy the fun, they also strengthen bonds as they create memories,” said Johnathane Gaffney of Arlington ISD’s family and community engagement department.

This event is for everyone. You don’t have to go to Arlington ISD or even live in Arlington. Everyone is welcome!


Father FEST is all about equipping families for success.

“This festival allows community partners to share resources to equip and support families, particularly for the summer months,” Gaffney said.

Some of the community partners who will be at Father Fest include:

  • Metro Sports Fieldhouse
  • Arlington ISD Early Childhood Department
  • Arlington ISD Library Services Department
  • Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA Central Branch
  • My Health My Resources
  • GICE Loves
  • Smith Media Company
  • Texas Health and Human Services
  • The Deyvi Coreas Jr. Foundation
  • Janes Academy of Dance Excellence
  • Vox Invictus Mentoring
  • Academia Tutoring


Father FEST is an initiative of Arlington ISD Dads Engaged for Excellence, a program designed to encourage dads, uncles, brothers and all adult males to serve as positive role models and become more active in their students’ education.