This year, make sure June 19 is truly a Father’s Day to remember. We all know parents tend to be the most selfless beings on the planet, so don’t let the day pass you by without letting the special man in your life know just how loved he really is. Whether you’re spending the day with your father, uncle, grandfather, or your own children, make the most of the time you get with one another. Here are 5 activities you can do this Father’s Day.
1. Spend a day on the speedway
You’ve heard of the Indy500. You and your father have watched the races together since you can remember, and now you can let dad be a part of the action. As the most exhilarating activity offered to guests on the world-famous track, the Indy Racing Experience is nonstop fun at full throttle. Get your adrenaline pumping as you and your dad get suited up in real fire suits, hop into a real IndyCar, with a real IndyCar driver, and hit over 185 mph as you whip around the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.
2. Celebrate with Whiskey and BBQ
There are a few things in life almost guaranteed to be among the favorites of most red-blooded American men, and three of those things come together in perfect harmony at the Virginia Distillery Company in Lovinston, VA. This year, kick off Father’s Day Weekend with a Father’s Day BBQ, Blues, and Whiskey Party on Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. With live local music from the Jon Spear Band and plenty of mouth-watering, hickory smoked meats from Poke-E-Joe’s BBQ, enjoy a good ‘ole time with dad over a slew of whiskey cocktail flights featuring local and seasonal ingredients culled from purveyors from Central Virginia.
3. Scavenger hunt adventure
If you’ve got kids of your own and are looking for something to do that you and your partner can enjoy doing with the little ones in tow, then a scavenger hunt might be just what you’re after. Ideal for the family who wants a new way to spend time together, Urban Adventure Quest will ensure everyone is fully engaged and working together. As a smart phone guided walking adventure, this Amazing Race-esque scavenger hunt is available in 43 locations across the U.S., and leads you through an adventure of solving clues and completing challenges.
4. Father’s Day Car Show, Cape Cod, MA
If you or your dad loves old cars and coastal towns, then you’ve got to check out The Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce 22nd Annual Father’s Day Car Show. As one of the biggest and most highly anticipated events in New England, this car show is not to be missed, as this is the only day of the year that Main Street in Hyannis will be closed to regular traffic. Just minutes away from the beach, onlookers can stroll into shops, munch on street food, visit the craft fair on the village green, and admire the impressive car collection up close, all at your own speed.
5. Take an outdoor education course
Take advantage of Father’s Day this year and do something that will truly bring you and your loved ones closer, all while having fun and honing your outdoorsman’s skills. Whether you’re a novice or have already tried your hand in the wild, there’s no better way to kick off the start to summer than with some quality father-son time. Not sure where to start? Try a class with Orvis, as the highly-acclaimed outdoor brand offers a series of schools and trips for all level sportsmen. With fly fishing and shooting schools available throughout the country, a one or two day education program will ensure a memorable experience for dad and kids alike.