Just signing a card is so last year. Up your Father’s Day game with an experience he won’t soon forget. From feasting to sipping, jamming out to kicking back, we’ve rounded up 39 ways to celebrate Dad this Father’s Day weekend. (it’s Sunday, June 18 bt dubs).




Celebrate Fathers Day



Celebrate Fathers Day

  • Treat Dad to a fancy cocktail, no solo cups allowed. Top picks include Dot Dot Dot speakeasy (coming soon to PRSC!), The Dock, The Punch Room and SOUL Gastrolounge.
  • Tour the local breweries. Start with our guides to Charlotte and Lake Norman breweries to add to your can’t-miss list.
  • If distilling is more your style, check out Great Wagon Road Distilling Company, Doc Porter’s Distillery and Dragon Moonshine Company.
  • Sip and sample craft beers at the grapevine Wine Shop in Fort Mill.
  • Pair cider and cupcakes as GoodRoad Ciderworks and FuManChu Cup Cakes team up for a Sunday tasting.
  • Enjoy wine with a side of brunch at Raffaldini Vineyard’s Father’s Day Brunch. If you’re closer to Monroe, head to Treehouse Vineyards for their Father’s Day toast.







Celebrate Fathers Day

Photo via Charlotte Knights Facebook page

  • Catch the Charlotte Knights as they take on the Indianapolis Indians in a weekend-long series. Games are Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday at 2:05 p.m.
  • Don’t miss your chance to play catch with Dad on the field before Sunday’s game. The gates open early at 1 p.m..




Celebrate Fathers Day

  • Enjoy a day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Take a ride along the rapids, dangle from ropes courses or soak up some rays while kayaking the Catawba. On Saturday, the day-long Stash Bash features craft beer tastings, activities and live music.
  • Take Dad on a guided fishing tour courtesy of Fish On Lake Norman.
  • Hit the trails. Start with our guide of the top 10 hiking trails near Charlotte.
  • Combine a hike with breathtaking views of natural waterfalls. Plan your quick weekend trip or getaway.
  • Challenge Dad to a race on two wheels. Here are nine trails to get the ideas flowing.
  • For the kids and Dad: get your adrenaline fix with a day at Carowinds.












Need more ideas? Try one of these events with Dad:

Cheers to Dads – Beer Tasting, Food and Live Music Event
Friday, June 16 | 6 p.m.
Southern Style, Waxhaw

The evening will feature a beer and wine tasting, food and live music by Old Man Mafia Band featuring Heath Nestor.


6th Annual Super Hero Bar Crawl
Saturday, June 17 | 3 p.m.
Lucky’s Bar & Arcade

Embrace your inner super hero (or villain) to crawl the streets of Uptown. Participating bars include Lucky’s Bar & Arcade, Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub, Flight Beer Garden. $10 per person. Get the details.


HeroesCon 2017
June 16-18 | Hours vary by day
Charlotte Convention Center

Get lost in the storylines of your favorite comic books at the weekend-long HerosCon. An advance three-day pass is $50. View details and start planning here.


Free studio time at Dish it Out Pottery Studio at Stonecrest
Sunday, June 18 | 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tap into Dad’s creative side as he enjoys free studio time while painting with another family member. Plus, free donuts while they last. See here for more details.


Daddy-Daughter Code-In
Google Fiber Space | 7 p.m.

Although women fill close to 1/2 of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than 25 percent of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) jobs. Digi-Bridge hosts this Daddy-Daughter Code-In to celebrate and inspire growth in these areas with dinner, music and tech-centric activities. $25 per Daddy-Daughter duo. More details.


Looking for the perfect gift? Our picks here.