Father’s Day Activities in Charlotte
Treat Dad for his special day with one of these special activities happening around town.
Kids can play catch with their dads on the field before the Knights baseball game on Sunday, June 18. The game against the Indianapolis Indians begins at 2:05 p.m., but gates open at 1 p.m. for families to toss the ball around beforehand. Tickets start at $23.
The Knights also play June 16-17 at 7:05 p.m. You can't play catch on the field at those games, but Friday's game has post-game fireworks if your family is looking to start off Father’s Day Weekend with a bang.
Treat Dad to brunch at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Sunday, June 18. Enjoy a brunch buffet and ice cream sundae bar, before taking a behind-the-scenes tour of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Vault. Make reservations for either the 10 or 11:30 a.m. seating. The all-inclusive tickets cost $45 for adults, and $35 for children ages 3 to 12. Tickets also include general admission to the hall and a complimentary photo of the family.
Tiger World is offering free admission to dads on Sunday, June 18. Drive 45 minutes north of Charlotte to go visit these lions, tigers and bears. The animal reserve is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $15 for additional adults, and $12 for kids ages 2 to 17.
Dads accompanied by children get free entry to the Gantt Center on Father's Day. Visit the exhibits from 1 to 5 p.m.. Admission is free for kids under 5, $7 for ages 6 to 17, and $9 for other additional adults.
Dads get in free at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18. An assortment of family activities are planned throughout the weekend, including lawn games and crafts for kids and bourbon tastings for dad. Admission costs $12.95 for other additional adults, and $6.95 for children ages 2 to 12.
Enjoy lunch from one of the food trucks or pack a picnic and cooler for the family on Saturday. On Father’s Day enjoy the Pig Roast done by Ranucci’s Big Butt BBQ from noon to 2 p.m., and hear live music by Demperio Hertz. Purchase tickets by June 13 for the Pig Roast. Participation is $35 per adult and $20 for each kid ages 2 to 12.
Take your kids to Discovery Place Kids Huntersville on June 17 or 18 at 2:15 p.m. for a reading of a special Father’s Day book. Afterwards, stick around and make gifts for dad. $10 per person, includes admission to the museum.
The indoor family water park is offering free admission for dads on Sunday, June 18 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. If you’re a Mecklenburg resident the tickets are only $6 for children ages 1 to 17, and $8 for additional adults.
The Billy Graham Library is hosting “Doughnuts with Dad” on Saturday, June 17. There will be complimentary doughnuts, beverages and special gifts for dads from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or while supplies last. After getting some food, enjoy the free museum and take the “Journey of Faith” tour.
Barnes and Noble Story Time: "When Dads Don't Grow Up"
Join in a special Father's Day weekend story time Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at nearby Barnes and Noble locations including Morrison Place, the Arboretum and Carolina Place Mall. Enjoy activities after hearing a reading of the book “When Dads Don’t Grow Up.”
If Dad is a Star Wars fan then take your family to the Summer Pops at Symphony Park to enjoy music by Charlotte Symphony Orchestra from a galaxy far, far away on Sunday, June 18 at 8:15 p.m. Adult seating is $12 in advance, $5 for kids ages 13 to 18, and free for any child 12 and under. Get your tickets here.
Venture to the U.S. National Whitewater Center Saturday, June 17 for a host of activities that celebrate Dad, including yoga and a “Brew Dash 6k Trail Race.” Register for either the 9 a.m. competitive heat ($35) or the 11:30 a.m. recreational heat ($30) by June 15. Stick around for the “Brew Stash Bash” where “mustaches are highly encouraged, but not required.” There is live music and craft beer from 1 to 6 p.m.
Dads can have a night out celebrating Father’s Eve Saturday, June 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Peculiar Rabbit. Enjoy games, prizes, giveaways and an auction to raise money for The National At Home Dad Network. RSVP required.
If Dad is a jazz lover then go to the Queen City Jazzfest on Saturday, June 17. Brian Culbertson, Mike Phillips, Jeff Bradshaw, Jeff Lorder and Yuna are on stage at the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre starting at 6 p.m.. Buy tickets for general admission for $48 or spend a little more cash and get seats.
"Cars 3" comes to movie theaters Friday, June 16. Check out movie times and make a movie date.