8 unconventional things to do with Dad this Father’s Day weekend



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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.

Orlando Toy and Comic Con

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.

Bicycle Scavenger Hunt

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.

Surf ‘N’ Sup

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.

Rugged Maniac

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

The Jerk

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. 

Leu Gardens

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.

Grilling Lesson

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.

Southern Fried Sunday

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.

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