First let me tell you that I’ve been working with a few Father’s (over a few years now) and have been asking them “What do you really want for Father’s Day?” The response was overwhelming. Quiet time. Either with or without the kids. Time to just disconnect and swing in a hammock or do something special for just Dad (golf, garden, fish, play video games etc.) Time just to hang out with the kids. Something unstructured and fun. Find a park or go to a game something to connect with family but not in the usual way. Some Dad’s wanted to do the traditional thing(each had their own traditions from fishing with the family to camping and grilling). Not one said they wanted a gift of any kind. They all loved cards and time spent together more than a tie or golf/fishing/electronic items. Not to say that a great card and a little gift never hurt anyone but if you are thinking out of the box, maybe take Dad out to the park, give him a card and maybe take a walk around the lake or neighborhood or a hike and just talk? The gift of you is all the Dad’s I talked to truly wants for Father’s day.
Here are some wonderful ways to spend time with Dad this year.
Father’s day 5K June 16th 6:30 am – 11 am Race at 8am
at Foothills 300 E Foothills Pkwy. In front of Foothills Mall on the East Lawn and Cinemark Movie Bistro. Register online by 5pm on the 14th or the day of the race. Register here. You get a T-shirt, Complementary Beer for Dad (unless kids are old enough they get one too)Refreshments, Awards, Event Photos, Event Support and much more. Early Race Packet pick up at Raintree Athletic Club on the 15th 4-6pm and 16that registration. Packets will be available the day of the race from 6:30am –7:45 am. (Race bags and shirts are only guaranteed to those who preregister online). Race course is from Foothills Mall to midtown Fort Collins. Enjoy brews, local music and great food at the post race celebration.
Cost varies for Individual ($30) and Father/Daughter or Father/Son teams $55) On the day of registration Individual is $35 and Team is$65. Youth 5K for 17 and under $25 by the 14th and $30 the day of the race.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
6:30 – Registration & Packet Pickup Open (Foothills E. Lawn)
7:45 – Registration & Packet Pickup Close
8:00 – 5K Race Starts
8:20 – Post-Race Party Opens
8:45 – 1-mile Healthy Kids Run Series Starts
9:30 – Awards Ceremony
12:00 – Post-Race Party Closes
Greens Fore Giving Charity Golf Tournament June 14th 12pm – 7:30 pm Shotgun start
at Collindale Golf Club 1441 E Horsetooth Rd Fort Collins 8025
This year’s event supports the Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity, Foundations Music School, Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club, FortCollins Foothills Rotary club, After Work Rotary club, Fort Collins Downtown Club. Grand Prize includes trip to Monterey CA. Register here.
Schedule of events:
12:00pm Shotgun Start – Box Lunches will be provided
5-7:30pm Post tournament cocktail party (open to all Rotarians)
To register click here.
Endless Fondue For Dad - The Melting Pot June 16th 11am-9pm
Enjoy as much as you like of any & all courses, but in classic fondue style, once you move on to the next course we cannot go backwards. Regular Menu and Pricing Available. MUST CALL 970-207-0100 To make your reservation. *Mention "ENDLESS FONDUE" when booking your reservations to receive this offer! Pricing $44.95 per person. Kids 12 and under eat for $29.95.Formore details on courses, gratuity, rules & restrictions see their Facebook page.
Silver Grill Café
Located in Old Town on 218 Walnut St. Dad’s can enjoy a Crab Eggs Benedict or other breakfast specialty. Silver Grill is hosting Lucky 27 to pamper Dad with a great experience. Get an old-fashioned shave in vintage barbershop chairs on the Patio Lounge from Lucky 27 Barbershop
Get Away for Father’s Day at Sylvan Dale Ranch’s Annual Father’s Day Festival!
Sunday June 16th Event is from 10am-3pm and the buffet is from12pm -2pm.
2929 N County Rd 31D, Loveland CO 80538
Pricing is $30 for 13 and older, $15 for kids 7-12, and $10 for kids 3-6
Enjoy a Western style BBQ, featuring Baby Back Ribs, Roasted Chicken, Burgers, Brats, and dogs. Variety of sides and desserts, iced tea and lemonade.
There will be a LIVE DJ, Cowboy roping lessons, Outdoor heated pool, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Tennis, Game Room, Game Courts, Wagon Rides, Scenic trail rides (at additional cost).
Fort Collins & Loveland
Father’s Day Storytime at Barnes & Noble Bookstore June 15th 11am (lasts about 30min)
Centerra 5835 Sky Pond Dr Loveland CO 80538
AND College Ave 4045SCollege, Fort Collins 80525.
Special book is “Hop On Pop” Join in for a special Father’s Day Storytime with a Book celebrating Dad. Get a coupon for the Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4. In the café stores only.
Father’s Day Celebration at Colorado Model Railroad Museum
June 14-16 $1.00 off for dads & grandpas who mention the Facebook post. Friday & Saturday 10-4, Sun 1pm-4pm
Extreme Trains will be over 100 cars per train and be over 60real feet long! They are the only museum who runs extreme trains so you don’t want to miss out! Come celebrate dad and enjoy fun, games, and scavenger hunt.
Adults $10, Seniors (65+) $8, children (4-12) $5, 3 and under free.
Tickets at the door and discount taken there.
Looking for something more? Check out my Pinterest page for some great crafts and ideas to do with dad.