9 Father’s Day Experiences Dads Will Love

From brews to balls, these local experiences are a slam-dunk
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Charlotte City Brew Tour

Send a group of beer-loving dads on a guided tour of Charlotte’s craft breweries. Choose the Original tour, or an abbreviated 3.5-hour version. In either tour, guests make at least three stops and sample more than a dozen beers.


If you don’t have the patience to brave the long wait times on Father’s Day, surprise Dad with a Summer Fun Pass. Give him and up to five guests unlimited Topgolf game play from June 1 – August 31, weekdays until 4 p.m.

Luxury At-Home Cookout

Impress Dad with a steakhouse experience at home, thanks to The Capital Butcher, from The Capital Grille. Order steaks à la carte or choose from an assortment of Steak Grille Boxes that come with four steaks, proprietary seasoning, and Signature Steak Sauce. Box options include Dry Aged Bone-in NY Strip, Bone-in Prime Ribeye, or a combination of the two alongside signature sides like Lobster Mac ‘N Cheese or Sam’s Mashed Potatoes.

1st Annual Charlotte Tattoo Arts Festival

June 17 – 19

Charlotte Convention Center

Is Dad into some ink? Stop by the 1st Annual Charlotte Tattoo Arts Festival, featuring 250 of the world’s best tattoo artists. Get tattooed onsite, or check out TV stars from Inkmaster TV, live human suspension, sideshow acts, burlesque, live interactive art displays, and live painting. The festival will also includes handcrafted art, jewelry and apparel vendors, tattoo contests and more. All ages are welcome, and children under 12 receive free admission.

Untappd Beer Festival

June 18

American Legion Memorial Stadium

Buy Dad tickets to Untappd, the world’s largest social networking platform for craft beer enthusiasts. Choose from two different sessions where you can enjoy live music and unlimited beer samples from some of the highest rated breweries.

Sycamore Brewing

June 18

Seafood @ Sycamore is back. Have a beer and check out a food truck lineup that includes Lobster Dogs, Cousins Maine Lobster, Baltimore Crab Cakes, Tana Empanadas, Maria’s CLT, and AfroPean. Hear live music from Falcon Heart from 1 to 4 p.m., followed by Bald Brotherhood from 5 to 8 p.m.

Whitewater Center

June 18

Head to the Whitewater Center’s Brew Dash 6k & 12k Trail Races. Then stay for River Jam, featuring Easy Honey, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Charlotte Knights vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

June 19, 5 p.m.

Head uptown to watch the Knights take on the Jumbo Shrimp. Following the game, kids are invited to stay to run the bases. 

Pops in the Park, “Hooray for Hollywood”

Sunday, June 19, 8:15 p.m.

Pack a picnic and head to Symphony Park to enjoy music from Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean, West Side Story, Back to the Future, and more in this evening under the stars.