As the Triangle prepares to kick of Father’s Day weekend, some may still be looking for something “different” that can be done with the whole family. Luckily, you may not have to go far, as there are endless choices right here in the area!
- Spend the day on the water without the drive to the beach!
If you Google fishing boats in the Raleigh area, only one provider earned 5 stars, and that’s Motor-Boat in LLC Boat Rentals in Wake Forest at Falls Lake. They rent pontoon boats, fishing boats and even jet skis! Their google reviews rave clean and well kept equipment, as well as ease of rental and positive customer service.
- Got a dad who LOVES cars?
Also in Wake Forest this weekend (Saturday, June 17th), is a Wake Forest Charity Car Show in downtown Wake Forest. This annual event raises money for popular charities. Spend time putting a smile on Dad’s face while contributing to the greater good!
- Younger kids need something to do with dad?
As usual, Marbles Kid’s Museum in Raleigh doesn’t sound like they will disappoint. They have activities planned all day both Saturday the 17th, and Sunday the 18th including rubber band cars!
Also, if your kids are like my niece and nephew, who refuse to put down their Lightning McQueen (and friends) toys, the IMAX theater at Marbles will also be showing the third installment of the kid-popular animated movies, Cars 3, at various times all weekend long.
- Crowder District Park (Apex) Daddy and Me
If you’re looking to fit something special in after naptime and before dinner time, Crowder District park is hosting a Daddy and Me event from 2p.m.- 3p.m that might be perfect for you. The park’s site is advertising only $1 per person for outdoor games and refreshments. Registration is required for each family member. Click the link here to learn more.
- Are you an adult (over 21) and looking for a way to celebrate your own father? Or, looking for budget friendly to kick off the weekend?
Smithfield is hosting a Rhythm and Brews event, Friday June 16th, with a Beatles cover band and craft beer and wine. Smithfield is advertising family friendly activities, and live music beginning for FREE at 7 pm on S. 3rd Street. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, and enjoy the music and brews with Dad.
By Kristen Stephenson, Urhous Contributor