by Lauren Ball
If you and your Dad are sick of the typical crusty wings at sports bars and unsuccessful fishing excursions, try out these more unusual outings for a change of pace.
If your dad’s the type to collect comics obsessively, he’ll be pleased to hear you’re taking him out to the nerdiest event in town.
When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14
Where: International Palms Resort, 6515 International Dr.
All you need is a bike, helmet, smartphone, and $5 to find yourself wheeling around the downtown area.
When: 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14
Where: Retro City Cycles, 1806 N. Orange Ave.
Spend the day on the water with live music and prizes.
When: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, June 14
Where: Gaston Edwards Park, 1236 N. Orange Ave.
If your dad’s one of the more
crazed athletic types, bring him along to this ridiculously barbaric obstacle course.
When: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14
Where: Little Everglades Ranch, 38230 Jordan Road
Avoid the typical Father’s Day sappiness that Dad tries to avoid by watching Steve Martin try to find his biological father in this 1979 comedy.
When: 1 p.m. Sunday, June 15
Where: Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave.
Why waste the day away in a grungy sports bar when you could be enjoying nature? Especially when dads get in free!
When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15
Where: Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.
It’s common knowledge that all dads love to grill just about anything. Brush up on both of your skills by bringing him to East End’s grilling lesson.
When: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15
Where: East End Market, 3201 Corrine Dr.
Grilling lesson end up a disaster? Enjoy a few folksy acts and a BBQ dinner for just $7.
When: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15
Where: Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.