7 Great Father’s Day Ideas
Show Dad a little extra love on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 17) by carving out time for his favorite activity in Cleveland. Whether that’s goofing around with the family, visiting a car show, getting out on the lake or teeing off with his favorite buddies, dear old Dad will feel appreciated — maybe enough to give you more gas money!
Marine Week, Downtown Cleveland, June 11-17
- Watch air, land and sea combat demonstrations, climb aboard aircraft and ground equipment, watch martial arts and working dog teams at work, experience band performances and meet the US Marines in this celebration of community, country and Corps.
- Events, demonstrations and equipment displays are located at five Marine Week locations: Public Square, Gateway Plaza, Voinovich Park, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Burke Lakefront Airport.
- 703.614.1034, http://www.marines.mil/community/MarineWeekCleveland/Pages/Welcome.aspx
Father’s Day Car Show at Stan Hywet Hall & Garden’s, Akron
- This historic house museum and botanical garden features a 65-room Manor House, a conservatory and 70 acres of landscaped grounds.
- The car show features classic, antique and collector cars –more than 350 automobiles manufactured between 1896 and 1978 will be on display in 25 separate classes. Judges will award prizes in each class for first, second, and third place.
- 9:00am – 4:30pm
- 714 North Portage Path, Akron, 330.836.5533, www.stanhywet.org
Half Price Admission for Dad at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo & Rainforest, Cleveland
- Home to more than 3,000 animals from six continents, the Zoo’s newest exhibit, African Elephant Crossing, is home to six elephants, meerkats and more in this state-of-the-art elephant habitat and education village.
- 10:00am – 7:00pm
- 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, 216.661.6500, www.clevmetzoo.com
Father’s Day at The Cleveland Children’s Museum , University Circle
- The Children’s Museum of Cleveland is an interactive museum for kids and adults designed specifically for children ages 12 months – 8 years and their caregivers. Permanent exhibits include Splish! Splash! about water transportation, a weather forecasting center, Bridges to the Community, where kids push grocery carts, go through the check-out line, “bank” with play money, and pump their own “gas,” among other activities.
- “Sundaes and Sports with Dad.” Daddy and Me stations are throughout the museum. Stations include: sundae making, tie decorating, mock shaving station, and sports training!
- 10:00am – 4:45pm
- 10730 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, 216.791.7114, www.clevelandchildrensmuseum.org
Father’s Day Luncheon Cruise on the Goodtime III
- The Goodtime III is the largest quadruple-deck 1,000 passenger luxury and sight-seeing ship on the Great Lakes. With spacious top sun decks, the large semi-opened second or the main glass enclosed lower deck , air conditioned and heated for your comfort, you’ll enjoy the fast changing panorama of Cleveland’s skyline and the exciting Flats area.
- The Father’s Day Luncheon is at 12 Noon, cruise is 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
- 825 East Ninth Street Pier Cleveland, 216.861.5110, http://www.goodtimeiii.com/cms/public-cruises/special-events-a-themes.html
Father’s Day Cruise on the Nautica Queen
- The Nautica Queen offers a unique adventure in lakefront and river cruise dining for people of all ages. All cruises include an unlimited buffet meal, coffee, tea or iced tea, and musical entertainment (disc jockey or band). While aboard the Nautica Queen, you cruise under historic bridges and experience the breathtaking view of Downtown Cleveland’s ever-changing skyline.
- Brunch: 11:00am – 1:30pm
- Early Dinner: 4– 6:30pm
- Nautica Entertainment Center 1153 Main Avenue, Cleveland. Reservations: 800. 837.0604, http://nauticaqueen.com/calendar.php
Golfing at Cleveland Metroparks Golf Courses
- Cleveland Metroparks offers an opportunity to hit the links with its seven courses located throughout Cuyahoga County. The golf courses vary, from one of the most played courses in Ohio at Big Met to championship layouts at Manakiki and Sleepy Hollow that challenge even the best golfers.
- Cleveland Metroparks – Big Met Golf Course (18 holes, 6356 yards; par 72) 440.331.1070, www.clemetparks.com/recreation/golf/big_met.asp
- Cleveland Metroparks - Little Met Golf Course (9 holes, 2,535 yards; par 34) 216.941.9672, www.clemetparks.com/recreation/golf/little_met.asp
- Cleveland Metroparks – Manakiki Golf Course (18 holes, 6,625 yards; par 72) 440.942.2500, www.clemetparks.com/recreation/golf/manakiki.asp
- Cleveland Metroparks – Mastick Woods Golf Course (9 holes, 1,900 yards; par 31) 216.267.5626, www.clemetparks.com/recreation/golf/mastick_woods.asp
- Cleveland Metroparks – Shawnee Hills Golf Course (27 holes, 6,366 yards; par 71) 440.232.7184, www.clemetparks.com/recreation/golf/shawnee_hills.asp
- Cleveland Metroparks – Sleepy Hollow Golf Course (18 holes 6,702 yards; par 71) 440.526.4285, www.clemetparks.com/recreation/golf/sleepy_hollow.asp
- Cleveland Metroparks – Washington Golf Learning Center (9 holes, 1,248 yards; par 29) 216.641.1864, www.clemetparks.com/recreation/golf/washington.asp
– Cindy Hill