BBQ with Dad
4:30 pm16:30

BBQ with Dad

We are inviting Dads and kids to join us for a special volunteer event, BBQ and Party to honor dads and, in particular, Veteran dads.

Father’s Eve and the L.A. Dads Group are partnering throw this event which is being held at a private home in Eagle Rock, CA (address upon RSVP) from 4:30pm to 8:30pm with food, drinks, bouncy castle, and pool:

Prior to the event, we will be volunteering as dads (and kids) to pack kits of donated items (including your favorite Dove Men+Care products) to give to Veteran Dads:

Photoshoot with Dad
12:00 pm12:00

Photoshoot with Dad

Blink Inc + Fodada celebrate Dad as we approach Father's Day! Blink Inc and Fodada are partnering to bring you an awesome photo shoot experience!

On June 11th, come in to Blink Inc and enjoy free 10-minute photo shoots.

Register in your area:


Fashion Island

401 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660


Westfield Topanga

6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91303


Westfield Valley Fair

2855 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Town Center Corte Madera

109 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Dad & Me - Feed Families in Need
12:30 pm12:30

Dad & Me - Feed Families in Need

  • Manzanita Park (at the end of a cul-de-sac)

Dads & Kids to assist with Food Distribution which will also include Family Fun festivities since it is Child Abuse Prevention (Blue Ribbon) Month.  This is a collaborative effort for families-in-need that The Raise Foundation (OC's Child Abuse Prevention Council) hosts with the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim. One of the risk factors that can lead to child abuse and neglect is when families don't have the right nutrition or enough food to sustain them. Another risk factor is the lack of social connections. 

You will be utilized in the food distribution area (to set up, distribute food, talk with families) while others will be helping on the family fun side where we need volunteers to run games, run the craft tables, face paint blue ribbons on kids’ faces and hands, assist families with “planting” a large blue pinwheel garden, and assist in forming all attendees into a huge human blue ribbon so we can take a media photo from a roof. Elsa (from Frozen) is said to be attending too…so we’ll need someone to walk around with her if needed.

Recommended Age - Kids ages 8 to high school

WHAT TO WEAR – Ideally, we'd love for all volunteers to wear Blue for Blue Ribbon Month.  Also it will be warm. bring a hat and put on sunscreen

Build a Car with Dad!
6:00 pm18:00

Build a Car with Dad!

  • Automobile Driving Museum 

Who: Dads & Kids,  Ages 4-12

The Automobile Driving Museum is opening its doors for a private event where Dads & kids will begin with a scavenger hunt to learn about the history of the Automobile.  Then, each Dad & kid team will create their own car with egg cartons, popsicle sticks, toilet paper rolls, rubber bands, mints, buttons and more in a fun, hands-on art making workshop.  End the evening with a visit to the 1950’s themed Ice Cream Parlor for sundaes in a car that you can take home!  Don’t miss this great event where the museum is open only for the fodada attendees. 

Dance with Dad!
Apr 14

Dance with Dad!

  • UCI Bren Event Center

Here is your chance to show off your dance moves with Dad while raising money for an amazing cause. Support UCI's Care-a-thon, is a 6 hour dance marathon (don't worry you dont have to dance that long) benefitting the UCI Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Join us in helping lead the way to creating a healthier future for babies worldwide! You can register as part of the fodada team below.

Dads and kids registering through fodada will have their entrance fee covered and receive a free t-shirt, food, and giveaways at the event! UCI Care-a-thon will also have dance performances, a photo booth, games, raffle prizes, and much more! 

Bake with Dad!
6:00 pm18:00

Bake with Dad!

  • Surfas Culinary District Test Kitchen (SOCO)

Who: Dads & Kids

Please join us for our fodada "Bake with Dad" event at Surfas Culinary District (located in SOCO). Our chef will lead the group in a hands-on experience, making wonderful cookies and/or baked goods.  Dads and their kids will enjoy making delicious treats together, learn about the kitchen and using equipment safely.  Please RSVP as soon as possible, as kitchen space is limited.


6:00 pm18:00

fodada Dad & Me - Team STEM Challenge at the Child Creativity Lab

  • Depot for Creative Reuse

Zip Line STEM Challenge – Father and child teams will be challenged to design and create a contraption all out of reclaimed, reusable materials that can transport a tennis ball from one end of the zip line to the other without the ball falling out.
About the Child Creativity Lab:
The Child Creativity Lab's mission is to provide children with fun, hands-on tools and a stimulating environment to explore and discover creativity as an essential element in critical thinking, problem solving, innovation and a passion for science, technology, engineering and the humanities. Today’s children become tomorrow’s visionaries. The Child Creativity Lab offers educational programs that focus on creativity-enhancing stimulation and inspiration in alignment and in support of overarching California State Department of Education initiatives for pre-Kindergarten through 8th graders. These STEM-based programs are facilitated at the Child Creativity Lab Depot for Creative Reuse Center and directly on-site at schools, after-school programs, libraries, community events, faith-based organizations, and more via the Child Creativity Lab Museum-on-Wheels initiative.

Limited Space
Location:  Depot for Creative Reuse – 1815 E. Wilshire Avenue, #906, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Time:  6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost:  Free

10:00 am10:00

Be a Firefighter for a day!

  • Newport Beach Fire Station #3

Date TBD

fodada "Dad & Me" program brings you another fun event for dads and kids to learn fire safety while doing what real fire fighters do! Dress in real firefighter gear, control the fire hose and much more including learning about fire safety. 

Open to Children & Dads 4 and up.

Space is limited 

Location: Newport Beach Fire Station #3, Santa Barbara Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660



Dad's do hair!
6:00 pm18:00

Dad's do hair!

  • Ashtin Salon

Tuesday, Feb 7th at 6:00 PM

Location: 2600 East Coast Highway #120, Corona Del Mar, CA. 92625

Back by popular demand!!!! Our next local Dad & Me event will be taking place next Tuesday, Feb 7th at 6:00 PM hosted by Ashtin Salon in CDM.

This is a free and fun session for Dads to learn some basic styling techniques for your kids hair while having fun with some crazy styles...of course with lots of fun and quality time together. 

Open to dads and their girls and boys ages 4 to 99. We recommend one child per dad. bring their favorite clips if you want. RSVP as space is limited.

 Ashtin Salon

3:30 pm15:30

Lunar New Year Wishing Tree

  • university of california irvine

Monday, January 30, 2017 from 3:30-6:30pm

Location: University of California, Irvine

Come join fodada and thousands of others in celebrating the Lunar New Year Festival. Come by the fodada tables throughout the festival to participate in traditional wishing tree activity by writing yours and your child's wish on a red tag connected to a coin offering. You will then attempt to toss the wish onto a tree in hopes of having it stay on!

While there enjoy all the free festivities of the new year of the Rooster and possibly win a limited edition fodada Rooster tee. 

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4:00 pm16:00

Fun Photoshoot with Dad

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 from 4-8pm

free fodada Dad & Me photoshoot fun! Just in time for Valentines day we want dads and their children to enjoy having fun in front of the camera and make fantastic memories. We have partnered up with Blink Inc. Photo Studios and their amazing photographers to take same awesome pix of you.

Your photoshoot will take about 30 minutes with the actual photos taking 10 minutes. We will have stylist on site to help with hair. Dad will receive a free tee to be worn during the shoot.

Blink Inc. will upload your images instantaneously for you to see. These photos would make a great Valentines Day present. 


Westfield Valley Fair
2855 Stevens Creek Boulevard Santa Clara, CA 95050
tel: 408.985.1305

Town Center Corte Madera
109 Corte Madera Town Center Corte Madera, CA 94925
tel: 415.924.4500

Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660
tel: 949.706.0903

Westfield Topanga
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd Canoga Park, CA 91303
Tel: 818.610.1470

10:00 am10:00

fodada Dad & Me - Wiggle Monster Bots

October 16, 2016, 10-11:30AM

Just in time for Halloween - A Fun & Spooky Engineering/STEM/DIY Activity!!
Join us for a fun and spooky project just in time for Halloween!
In collaboration with UC Irvine's Engineering Department, teams of Dads and their kids will build Wiggle Monster Bots - motorized robots that are designed  to inspire the innovators of tomorrow. When kids innovate, they engage like never before. They take pride and ownership. Solving the challenge brings them a tremendous feeling of success and accomplishment. When they do this with their Dads they associate having fun and learning with spending time together. 

Space is limited.

Free program with all the supplies provided by fodada through your support of our clothing line.
Your Wiggle-Bot can be designed to do many cool and spoooky things! How will you Wiggle? 


9:30 am09:30

Dad & Me Yoga @ South Coast Plaza Ivivva Store

  • South Coast Plaza Ivivva store

Join us Sunday July 24 at the South Coast Plaza Ivivva store from 930 AM to 1030 AM for a Father and Kids yoga class! We have yoga mats for you to use and will have water as well! We recommend ages 6 and up. Feel free to go eat at Pacific Whey before or after the class. Mention that you are taking a class at ivivva and you will get a discount! The store is on the crystal court side! 

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8:15 am08:15

June 19 @ 8:15am - fodada/Ivivva Father's Day Freedom Ride

We are beginning a great partnership with Ivivva, the young women's brand of lululemon. 

We are piloting a fodada Dad & Me (free as always) class for dads and daughters (yes Dads and daughters only for this event please) to go to the Freedom Rides new location and have them sweat with each other on Father's Day! Time is  815AM on June 19th. Girls have to be 4"11 or taller to fit the bike. Limited space!

Freedom Ride:
1000 Bristol St
North Newport Beach, Ca