Dads are the best! This Father’s Day, skip the generic tie and create lasting memories in Charlotte, NC. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, our city offers something special for every kind of Dad. So, grab your walking shoes, your sense of adventure, and get ready to celebrate Dad!

Activities to Get Dad’s Heart Pumping

  • Hit a Homer at Truist Park: Take Dad to see the Charlotte Knights! Witness the future stars of baseball right here in our city, and enjoy the classic ballpark atmosphere with hot dogs and peanuts. You might even catch a foul ball for a unique Father’s Day souvenir!

  • Challenge Dad at the NASCAR Hall of Fame: Gearheads rejoice! The NASCAR Hall of Fame is a must-visit for any racing enthusiast. Immerse yourselves in the history of this iconic sport, explore interactive exhibits, and maybe even get behind the wheel of a simulator.

  • Gear Up for the Hot Wheels Legends Tour: Gear up for a Father’s Day unlike any other! On Saturday, June 15th, take Dad to the Hot Wheels Legends Tour in nearby Monroe, North Carolina. Witness the ultimate car show where custom car builders compete to have their creations immortalized as a Hot Wheels die-cast toy car! Browse over 100 unique vehicles, including the life-size Hot Wheels Garage Legends cars. This free event is a must-visit for any car enthusiast Dad (and maybe even some car-loving kids!).
  • Challenge Your Inner Child at HeroesCon: Immerse yourselves in the world of superheroes at HeroesCon, a long-running comic convention happening from June 14th to 16th at the Charlotte Convention Center. Meet artists, writers, and special guests, browse vendor booths overflowing with comics and collectibles, and relive the nostalgia of your favorite characters. One-day passes start at just $30, and kids 16 and under are free with a paying adult.
  • Dive into a Quarry Adventure: Escape the summer heat with a refreshing swim at Carrigan Farms’ Swimming Quarry. Located in Mooresville, this unique spot offers one of the most beautiful and natural places to cool off in the region. The cost is $25 per person, with an option for an advance reservation that includes a dining voucher.
  • Cheers to Dad at Hi-Wire Brewing (June 15th): Celebrate Dad with some laughs and brews! Head to Hi-Wire Brewing (340 West Tremont Avenue, Charlotte) on Saturday, June 15th, from 1 to 5 PM for their free “Dad’s Day Out” event. Enjoy a Dad Joke Competition, test your TV Dad Trivia knowledge, and witness the hilarious Dad Bod Contest. Food vendors and Union Barbecue will be on hand to complete the experience.

Treat Dad to a Delicious Father’s Day Meal

Is Dad a foodie? Charlotte’s restaurant scene has something for every taste and budget! Here are a few ideas to get your taste buds watering:

  • Steak Night Out: Treat Dad to a luxurious steak dinner at Steak 48. They’ve extended their hours for Father’s Day and are showcasing a new raw bar and expanded caviar service. Indulge in a perfectly cooked steak and celebrate Dad in style!

  • Surf & Turf Extravaganza: Take Dad to Mizu for a decadent surf and turf experience. Their Father’s Day menu features a Wagyu filet and lobster tail for a surf-and-turf combo fit for a king. Feeling extra generous? Upgrade to the option for two and share a memorable meal!

  • Prix-Fixe Perfection: For a classic and elegant Father’s Day meal, head to Oak Steakhouse. Their special prix-fixe menu features a tableside carving of prime rib – a true carnivore’s delight!

  • Brunch Bonanza: Looking for a more relaxed celebration? Treat Dad to a delicious brunch buffet at Reid’s in SouthPark. With a wide variety of options for just $49.99, it’s the perfect way to start Father’s Day!

Celebrating Dad at Home

Looking to stay in? No problem! Here’s how to create a memorable Father’s Day at home:

  • Grill Up His Favorites: Fire up the grill and cook Dad his favorite meal. From classic burgers and hotdogs to Carolina-style pulled pork, personalize the menu to his taste.

  • Family Game Night: Dust off those board games or grab the video controllers and have a family game night! Challenge Dad to a friendly competition – winner gets bragging rights (and maybe a special Father’s Day dessert).

  • Movie Marathon: Cuddle up on the couch with popcorn and Dad’s favorite movies (or a hilarious family movie marathon!). Bonus points if it’s a classic film set in Charlotte!

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