With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning how you and your littles are going to celebrate daddy’s day. Whether you’re ready to head out of the house or stay close to home, we have plans that are guaranteed to please. Read on for our list of father-friendly activities that are sure bets for making everyone’s dad feel special.

A Need for Speed

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If he has a need for speed, treat him to the Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR Style Driving Experience & Ride Alongs (June 18 & 19) where he can drive over 165 miles per hour on the track. Or check out a 2 or 4 hour, mid vs rear drive program at the Porsche Driving Experience. where dad can experience 1.6 miles of the thrill of the drive. Just north of Atlanta in Dawsonville you'll find the Atlanta Motorsports Park, home of the world’s most unique karting track. Built to Formula One standards and offering 43 feet of elevation change, AMP Kart Racing offers a karting experience unlike any other.

For the Social Dads

Head downtown to celebrate the correlation between true identity and true freedom at Atlanta's Juneteenth Black History Parade/March/Rally (June 18). Or, swing by the Father's Day Flow (June 19) at Fourth Ward Skatepark Playground for all ages yoga meetup. For dads who enjoy staying at home and firing up the grill, sign him up for a Zoom Meatapalooza cooking class with Gunshow owner Kevin Gillespie, where they'll perfect some of his favorite backyard classics over a cold beer and the internet.

Give Him Some Fresh Air

Anupam Mahapatra

If the man of your house prefers to spend his time outside it, support his heart-healthy efforts by cheering him on—or better yet—joining in on the fun. Head to Halcyon for Goat Yoga on the Green (June 19), or perhaps head to Chattahoochee Nature Center (June 20) to celebrate dad with exclusive access to CNC’s Butterfly Encounter, where you can enjoy a light breakfast, experience various butterfly species, and explore the grounds prior to opening. Cheer on the Braves as they battle the Cardinals at 1:20 p.m. (June 20), then enjoy a 20-minute game of catch on the field with your dad (advance registration required).


Get Out and Go

Still searching for something special? Try a picnic at one of Atlanta’s best parks and playgrounds. Go for a spin on one of the city’s best bike trails, or go berry picking at an area farm. If you are feeling adventurous, head out for a horseback ride or take it to the trees at a nearby zipline park. No matter how you fête father’s day, be sure to shower dad with many acts of love!

Featured image by iStock.

—Shelley Massey



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