7 Ways to Spend Time with Dad this Weekend

Don’t buy Dad that traditional tie for Father’s Day this year, instead go spend time with him. We’ve put together a list of ways to be active, have fun, and most of all enjoy the day together.

1. Porchfest at Westhaven

Westhaven Community, Franklin

On Saturday, June 17, the community of Westhaven transforms front porches into stages where you can hear music from newcomers, as well as, established artists. When you get hungry, check out the food trucks available or dine-in at Scout’s Pub. To help plan your porch-hopping day, download the new Porchfest app for a detailed schedule of events. Music starts at 3p and goes until 10p.

Westhaven is located about 3 1/2 miles west of downtown Franklin off Hwy 96 W. Find them at 1001 Westhaven Blvd, Franklin TN 37064.

2. Paddle Dog Adventures

Visit Paddle Dog Adventures for your next adventure on the Harpeth River. They offer canoe and kayak rentals on Westhaven Lake and River Adventures on the Harpeth and West Harpeth Rivers. Unless otherwise arranged, all trips begin and end at the Paddle Dog Adventures boathouse at 1008 Westhaven Blvd. Franklin, TN 37064. A shuttle will take you and your rental equipment to the river. You will be picked up and brought back to the boathouse at the end of your trip.

3. Masters & Makers Trail

The Masters & Makers Trail is a great way to spend time with dad while also enjoying the beauty of the Williamson County countryside. The trail includes Arrington Vineyards, Mantra Artisan Ales, Mill Creek Brewing Company, H Clark Distillery, and Leiper’s Fork Distillery. You will be able to immerse yourself in the local culture while savoring the distinct, locally made flavors at each of the stops that dot the more than 70 miles of the trail. You may not be able to hit all of the stops on the trail but it would make for a scenic afternoon in Williamson County. Before planning your trip be sure to check the availability of each maker, most are open on Saturday but few are open on Sunday.

4. Rent a Harley for the Day
& Listen to Live Music at Harley Davidson Cool Springs

photo credit -Harley Davidson Cool Springs

Did you know you can rent a Harley? At Harley Davidson Cool Springs, you can rent a Harley for the day. Each rental includes a helmet, 24-hour roadside assistance and rain gear upon request. Rental prices start at $119 for same day rental. Learn more about Harley Davidson Cool Springs rental program here.

Harley Davidson Cool Springs will be hosting a Father’s Day event Saturday & Sunday from noon – 4p  each day with music from The Escape Band along with Charlie Bonnet III & The Folkin’ Gasholes. Plus, there’s free food and free beer for Dad!

Harley Davidson Cool Springs is located at 7128 South Springs Drive, Franklin.

5. Nashville Sounds

Now that the Predators season has ended, you can enjoy baseball at First Tennessee Park. On Sunday, it’s a doubleheader game where the Sounds take on New Orleans Baby Cakes. In honor of Father’s day, the first 2,000 Fathers will receive a camo hat and the opportunity to receive Sounds autographs from 4:05-4:20. Plus, the family can enjoy a LEGO interactive building experience and kids ages 12 and under can run the bases with dad after the game. Buy tickets online here.

First Tennessee Park is located at 19 Jr Gilliam Way, Nashville, TN 37219.

6. Franklin on Foot

photo credit – Franklin on Foot

Take Dad on a unique tour of Franklin with Franklin on Foot. This weekend, Franklin on Foot is featuring a tour called “Crime Tours”, in which you will hear stories about bootlegging, blackmail, and murder which includes one murder that wasn’t discovered for 60 years. Meet your tour guide at the Public Square in Franklin at 6:15p on Saturday. Don’t delay in making your reservations online.

7. Dad’s Swim Free at Parks & Rec Pools

Take a break from the heat and spend the day at the pool with Dad. Dads swim free at all outdoor WCPR pools on Sunday. Pools are open 1p-6p.

Outdoor pools are located at:

Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road.
Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Drive
Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd
Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Road

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