8 Ideas For A Fabulous Father's Day

Kaytee Smith

Whether it's hiking to the top of a mountain or watching a movie outdoors, here are some ideas to make your Father's Day weekend a memorable one. 

Hike at a North Carolina State Park

Take Dad for a hike at one of the many North Carolina State Parks across the state. Check out their event listings for dates and times. 


Learn About North Carolina's State Symbols

Celebrate all that is North Carolina at the North Carolina State Capitol. Meet live animals, live entertainment, and much more! Learn more about this FREE event: http://bit.ly/2timH5z 

Lions and Bears, and Lemurs, Oh my! 

Take Dad to the zoo for the day! The North Carolina Zoo is offering a special discount for Dads on Sunday, June 18. You can download the coupon here

Make It Magical

Big-screen movie magic under the stars has been a cherished NCMA experience for over 20 years. Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the North Carolina Museum of Art on Saturday, June 17th. For tickets and information: http://bit.ly/2tine7u 

Celebrate Juneteenth

Come and celebrate emancipation at Historic Stagville Plantation on Saturday, June 17th! There will be plenty of history and family fun with live performers, storytellers, crafts, and food. For more details: http://bit.ly/2sl4Mhi 

Make It Historical

Take a self-guided tour of the North Carolina Museum of History and check out their new exhibit, North Carolina and World War I. The free, interactive multimedia exhibit commemorates the centennial of US entry into World War I and focus on North Carolina’s role in the War to End All Wars on the western front in France and Belgium. 

Visit Horne Creek Farm

Does your dad like antique tractors and engines? Then bring some lawn chairs and visit Horne Creek Living Historical Farm on Saturday, June 17th for their 1st antique tractor and engine show. Learn more about the event: http://bit.ly/2skDAzm

Make It A Stellar Sunday

Learn more about our amazing star, the Sun! Visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Sunday, June 18th to safely view the Sun through solar telescopes, hear special talks about the total solar eclipse happening this August, and space weather, and learn about current research by Museum astronomers and students working in the Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab.