• Things to do with dad on Father's Day Weekend


    This Father’s Day, skip the tie and socks and spend a memorable day out with dad instead.

    Here are a few ideas for fun things to do, plus some places where you can save a few bucks, too.  

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    The Queen City Father’s Day Festival is fit for the king of your household. The free event takes place Saturday at the Carole Hoefener Center and includes games, vendors, food and free stuff. Click here for more details.

    See who’s fastest at The Pit indoor go-kart track in Mooresville. On Sunday, the first race for dad is free and subsequent races are half price. Click here for more details.

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    Hit the (mini) links! Celebrate Father’s Day at Adventure Landing in Gastonia where dads play for free on Sunday. Each dad must be accompanied by one paying player. Other locations include Raleigh and Winston-Salem. Click here for more details.

    Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont will be celebrating the big guy all weekend. Dads receive free admission and there will be plenty of family crafts, activities and lawn games. Click here for more details.

    If dad digs cars, check out Charlotte Motor Speedway’s free Cars and Coffee cruise-in event Saturday. The event gives gearheads, car enthusiasts and coffee connoisseurs a chance to talk shop and show off their rides. Click here for more details.

    Say cheers to dad at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s Father’s Day Fest. There will be fun activities and special menu items all weekend, including an all-you-can-eat buffet on Sunday. Click here for more details.   

    Cheer on the home team with dad when the Charlotte Independence professional soccer team takes on Birmingham Saturday at the Sportsplex in Matthews. Festivities include live music at the family tailgate (at the East Gate), door prizes, food and more. Click here for more details.

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    There may not be a race this weekend, but if dad is a NASCAR fan, there’s no better place to celebrate his special day than at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in uptown. The Hall will host a Father’s Day brunch Sunday that includes a family photo and special activity for the entire family. Click here for more details.

    Celebrate your super dad among superheroes at the annual Heroes Convention, Friday through Sunday at the Charlotte Convention Center. Click here for more details.

    If your fab dad is a Beatles fan, you’ll want to head to FabFest, a two-day Beatles festival at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in uptown. Shop for memorabilia, see rare footage of the band, build a yellow submarine and more. Click here for more details.

    Enjoy local craft brews and ‘cue with dad Sunday at the Father’s Day tailgate brunch at Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts or Sycamore Brewing's pig roast.

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