This Sunday, June 17th is Father’s Day. Whether you’re buying dad a gift, making him something or going out to enjoy Dad’s favorite restaurant, here are some suggestions on how to celebrate Dad this year.
1. Go Out for a Great Meal (or Grill at Home)
What Dad doesn’t love a great meal? Check out our food lists that are perfect for Father’s Day:
Or if Dad likes to grill, pick up a few steaks from a local butcher like Carnivore Market, located in The Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Rd) or Tallgrass Meat Co in Columbia (510 N Garden Suite G, Columbia).
2. Enjoy an Outdoor Concert
- It’s a great time of year to enjoy an outdoor concert. Check out these concerts happening on Father’s Day.
- South Street Players at Crockett Park
The City of Brentwood is hosting an outdoor concert on Sunday night at Crockett Park (1500 Volunteer Pkwy). The South Street Players will play from 7p-9p. Bring chairs and blankets. The event is free. Food trucks will also be in attendance again this year beginning at 5pm. Learn more here.
- Bluegrass & Jazz at Arrington Vineyards
Arrington Vineyards will also have live music Sunday. From 2pm-6pm Charlie Goodtime will perform Bluegrass in the Barn and 9 Volt Romeo will perform Jazz in the Courtyard. Grab a bottle of wine with, bring a picnic and enjoy some live music. Arrington is located at 6211 Patton Rd, Arrington. Learn more here.
3. Outdoor Adventures
If Dad loves outdoor recreation, there are lots of great ways to enjoy the great outdoors as a family.
- Walk or Bike on the Natchez Trace
A portion of the Natchez Trace Pkway will be car free from 8a-noon on Sunday morning to allow cyclists and hikers an opportunity to enjoy the parkway without cars. Learn more here.
- Canoe or Kayak
Several companies offer canoe and kayak rentals. Check out Paddle Dog Adventures, Foggy Bottom Canoe & Kayak Rentals or Tip-a-Canoe
4. Update the Traditional Tie Gift
Don’t give Dad just any ole tie this Father’s Day. Check out these stylish Bird Dog Bay ties, found locally at Franklin Horse Supply. Franklin Horse Supply is located at 1561 Columbia Ave, Franklin.
If Dad is more of a Bow Tie wearer, check out the Bow Ties from the International Bow Tie Society.
These vintage handmade bow ties are made with high quality natural fiber (silk/ fine cotton/ linen) and the shape is the original Churchillian batwing with diamond tips. Click here to view and purchase their bow ties. A great accompanying gift is The Bow Tie Bible by Chuck Blackburn, a seriously funny guide to how and why to bow tie.
5. Go to the Movies
If Dad is a Star Wars or comic book fan, he’s in luck as local AMC Theaters are currently showing Solo: A Star Wars Story, Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2. Or, our personal favorite movie pick for the weekend, is The Big Lebowski showing at The Franklin Theatre Sunday at 4pm and 7pm. If you want to celebrate Father’s Day early, check out The Big Lebowski Bowling Night on Friday night beginning at 7pm. Arrive at 7pm for games, dress as your favorite character for a chance to win great prizes and enjoy the Dude’s White Russian and other drinks and snacks. Click here to purchase tickets.