Father’s Day is coming up this weekend so we’ve put together some ideas on how you can celebrate with your dad in Columbia:
For the Competitive Dad
Is your dad always trying to win? Let him show off his skills this weekend (we won’t tell you to let him win but it IS his day). Hit Lazer Lanes for bowling and laser tag or Midway Golf Complex for mini golf and go-karts. Another option is disc golf: Columbia is home to Harmony Bends, a course designed by renowned disc golf course designer, John Houck. This course is sure to get the competition going, but easy on the trash talk – it’s a special occasion.
Gift: Pick something out at Rally House that represents dad’s favorite team or gift him with some locally-brewed beer. (It works in this category because then he can brag to his friends about how his daughter/son is the best. Win-win.)
For the Art-Loving Dad
For the art-lover, schedule a time at Paint the Canvas to create your own masterpiece together. Even the least creative person can follow along with the instructor! If your dad is more into performing arts, catch “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” this weekend at Columbia Entertainment Company.
Gift: Take dad to one of our many fantastic art galleries and let him pick out a piece of art to own.
For the Foodie Dad
Father’s Day weekend is timed perfectly for foodies this year. Design your own ‘culinary tour’ downtown to take advantage of Restaurant Week (June 12-18). You can also check out the Savory Summer Kickoff on Saturday at Bur Oak Brewing, which will include food samples from 30+ local chefs, live music, and drinks.
For the Outdoorsy Dad
Gift: Pick up something for dad to use in the great outdoors at Alpine Shop (spend $150 on dad and get $25 back for yourself) or Bass Pro – we’re a fan of this folding hammock and Bug-A-Salt Salt Gun, both currently available at the Columbia location.
If none of the above ideas are your thing, you can always go with the tried-and-true dinner and a movie:
Grab a bite to eat:
Where to go to get the best:
- Appetizers – Flat Branch Pub & Brewing
- Thai food – Bangkok Gardens
- Steak – CC’s City Broiler
- Wings – CJ’s
- Burger – Billiards on Broadway
- Breakfast – Ernie’s Cafe
- Pizza – Pizza Tree
What to see:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – The team unravels the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage in the outer reaches of the galaxy. (PG-13)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. (PG-13)
Baywatch – Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. (R)
All Eyez On Me – The true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. (R)
Cars 3 – To get back in the game, Lightning McQueen will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. (G)