What we're about

DC Dads Group is a diverse community of fathers who take an active role in our children’s lives. We host meet-ups several times per month, with our kids at parks, playgrounds, museums, sporting events, parent-and-me classes, and anywhere else we feel compelled within the Washington, DC metro area. We also host Dads Nights Out to give our members an opportunity to socialize, have fun, learn, and support each other as we navigate parenthood.

We are dads of all stripes: married dads, single dads, dads who share custody, adoptive dads, step-dads, stay at home dads, full time working dads, work from home dads, freelance dads, etc. Our meet-ups occur both during the week and on weekends to accommodate both stay at home dads and working dads. We welcome all involved fathers in and around the DC area who want to socialize and interact with other guys who enjoy spending quality time with their children. The only requirement to joining us is to be a dad. There are no group dues and no attendance expectations. We have some dads who come consistently to most of what we do, and we have some dads who might only come out once or twice per year. We’re here for all dads whenever they are ready to participate.

DC Dads Group is part of the City Dads Group, a dynamic and diverse community of fathers dedicated to being active in their children’s lives and, by example, redefining what it means to be a dad in the 21st century. City Dads Group has active groups in many major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Find them all here at http://citydadsgroup.com/

Engage and connect with us on social media:

• Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dcdadsgroup/)

• Twitter (https://twitter.com/DCDads)

• Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dcdadsgroup/)

• Email: Please feel free to reach out to us here: CityDadsDC@gmail.com

** Please note this group is strictly for Dads with kids (and dads-to-be). We want this group to be a comfortable place for Dads to learn and talk about anything parent related.

***There is a vetting process to gain access to the group. Please complete all fields in the new member questionnaire.

Upcoming events (4+)

Daytime Hiking - Great Falls

Great Falls Park

Looking for something adventurous for you and your littles during the day? Looking for other stay-at-home dads to commiserate with and discuss the challenges and joys of fatherhood? Looking to Explore the many wonderful parks here in Northern Virginia?

The DC Dads Group's mission is to bring local Dads together. What better way to do it than at one of our incredible local/national parks!

I am a local stay-at-home father of 2 who has been in the area since 2018, and I love meeting new people and commiserating with other dads about the challenge and joys of fatherhood.

This is a monthly event where we will be going hiking for half the day at some of the incredible local parks. Please pack accordingly so that you and your littles have enough food/hydration as well as proper attire for the journey. Once you sign up for the event we will reach out to directly to coordinate timing, so if you can comment with the best way to contact you that would be excellent. Usually, 1 - 3 dads attend this event; This is a great event for a new dad to meet the group and start the bonding process.

Dad's Daytime Playdate - Franconia/Alexandria VA

Lee District Park

Looking for something safe and fun for your littles during the day? Looking for other stay-at-home dads to commiserate with and discuss the challenges and joys of fatherhood? The DC Dads Group's mission is to bring local Dads together. What better way to do it than at one of our free local rec centers!

I am a local stay-at-home father of 2 who has been in the area since 2018, and I love meeting new people and commiserating with other dads about the challenge and joys of fatherhood.

Usually, 1 - 3 dads attend this weekly recurring event. There are clean public bathrooms, splash pad and carousel, and nature trails so how we pass the time is entirely up to us!

This is a great event for a new dad to meet the group and start the bonding process.

We normally meet in front of the cheesie's big backyard playground, and you can find me because I will be wearing a baby wrap with my infant son Isayah. The fun starts at 10:30 am.

Dad's Daytime Playdate - Franconia/Alexandria VA

Lee District Park

Looking for something safe and fun for your littles during the day? Looking for other stay-at-home dads to commiserate with and discuss the challenges and joys of fatherhood? The DC Dads Group's mission is to bring local Dads together. What better way to do it than at one of our free local rec centers!

I am a local stay-at-home father of 2 who has been in the area since 2018, and I love meeting new people and commiserating with other dads about the challenge and joys of fatherhood.

Usually, 1 - 3 dads attend this weekly recurring event. There are clean public bathrooms, splash pad and carousel, and nature trails so how we pass the time is entirely up to us!

This is a great event for a new dad to meet the group and start the bonding process.

We normally meet in front of the cheesie's big backyard playground, and you can find me because I will be wearing a baby wrap with my infant son Isayah. The fun starts at 10:30 am.

Centreville/Clifton VA - Dads Getting Coffee - [DADS ONLY]

Welcome, Centreville/Clifton Dads to Dads Getting Coffee!

Dads Getting Coffee is a relaxing get together where Dads grab a cup of coffee and chat. Too often events are tied to doing something which distracts you from simply talking about what's going on in your life.

The DC Dads Group's mission is to bring local Dads together. What better way to do it than over a cup of joe.

Usually 5 - 7 dads attend this monthly recurring event. To pass the time, some guys bring playing cards or their favorite board game.

This is a great event for a new dad to meet the group and start the bonding process.

I'll arrive early to grab our table. The fun starts at 6 pm.

Past events (53)

Dad's Daytime Playdate - Franconia/Alexandria VA

Burke Lake Park

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