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Father’s Day activities that aren’t just golfing (but yes, golfing is on the list, too)

Everyone’s got something special they like to do with their dad—some beautiful little thing that takes them back to the wonder and whimsy of childhood when their dad was their superhero. But choosing the perfect Father’s Day activity for your celebration can be tricky, especially if you’re looking for something new to switch up the vibes. Luckily, we’ve put together a few ideas for Father’s Day activities to help you find something awesome to do with your dad. 

The classics

Gone fishin’

There’s nothing like the quiet stillness of fishing to bring two people together. Whether you’re in a boat, in a pond or on a deck, you can enjoy nature’s glory and strengthen your bond with your father, even if you’re saying nothing at all. And isn’t that the whole point of Father’s Day? 

Day on the links

We know you can’t wait to go clubbing with your dad to celebrate Father’s Day—you know, like golf clubbing. When you’re out on the course, everything else just kind of washes away. There’s only you, your dad, your clubs and your ball. Whether you want to finally get that victory over him or just enjoy some leisure time, you can’t go wrong with a Father’s Day round of golf. 

Fire up some brats

If you want to start Father’s Day chillin’, you should start Father’s Day grillin’. Pay him back for all the time he spent over those summer afternoons at the grill making you food you never forgot. Throw some brats and burgers onto the grill, and some mac'n'cheese in the oven, and get ready to spend Father’s Day the way it was meant to be—feasting on delectable meats, cheeses and greens. 

Something fresh

Escape from the Father’s Day norm  

Escape rooms are crazy fun and they’re a perfect way to bond with your father. No matter how close you are, or how well you think you know someone, an escape room can bring out totally different sides of people. Solve puzzles, find clues and search every nook and cranny for a key before time runs out!

Dinner and a show

Dad music is definitely not for everyone, but if you have an artist over whom you’ve made a bond with your dad, a concert is an awesome way to celebrate Father’s Day, especially if you’ve never been to a show with your dad. 

Spend some time at the old silver screen

Go see a movie! It doesn’t have to be an amazing movie. In fact, the more ridiculous movies can be better—some of the best movies to watch with your family are so bad you talk about them for hours after. Treating him to a day at your local theater is an awesome way to show him how much you love him. 

Day in nature

Leave the city behind and venture into the great unknown. There’s something about the trail that just brings people together. For some, it's connecting to nature’s grand universal oneness; for others, it’s just easier to talk when your heart is moving and you’re outside of the city. Regardless, the trail has what you need to clear your head and take stock of what really matters. 

Tickets to the big game

Watching sports with your dad can be a sacred thing, making both of you scream, cry and jump for joy (sometimes simultaneously). And few things on this earth are as fun as cheering your team on with your dad and 20,000 strangers. For your next Father’s Day, taking your dad to the big game is a great way to show him how much you appreciate him. 


Alright friendos, now that you have some good ideas for your next Father’s Day celebration, you can check out our Father’s Day invitations to get your party started. (BTW, if you’re looking to give him a gift he’ll actually use, we’ve got you covered with these Father’s Day gift ideas!)

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