Why are dads so hard to shop for? Sure, when you're a kid it's not hard -- just pick up that bottle of Brut cologne or a fish-shaped pencil sharpener and you're good to go -- but as you get older you realize you may need to put a little more thought into how to celebrate the day. Here are some things to do around the city of Milwaukee to show you dad a good time on Father's Day.
- Take Dad to a Festival
The lakefront party on the weekend of Father's Day happens to be Polishfest. Not Polish? Not a problem! Buy your dad some pierogies, and perhaps ask him to teach you how to polka.
- Create a Father's Day Craft
These classic Father's Day craft ideas are perfect for young kids who are looking for that super-special gift to give their dad. Seriously, home-made gifts are way better than ties or golf balls, because the time put into these gifts makes them worth their weight in gold.
- Take an Edelweiss Brunch Cruise
Maybe your Dad is more of a leisurely gentleman. If so, consider a champagne brunch cruise on the Edelweiss, which offers a great, relaxing way to see the city from a whole new perspective.
- Take Dad Golfing
Whether your Dad is a powerhouse with the driver or just enjoys a slow, leisurely outing, golfing is a great time to spend some quality time with your pops. Plus, county courses are offering a deal after 1 p.m. on June 17: if you buy one round and a single-rider cart, your dad can golf for free.
- Go to a Movie (and Bowling and to Dinner) at the IPic Theatre
Does your dad like movies, bowling or food? Or all three? If so, you really can't go wrong with taking your father to the IPic cinema at Bayshore Town Center. For a limited time, you can also purchase your Dad a $100 Cyber-Sale gift card and receive a $20 gift card for free!
- Take Dad to the Zoo
All dads get free admission to the Milwaukee County Zoo on Father's Day, so round up the family and trek around the zoo compound to find the animal that best resembles your family patriarch.
- Thrill Dad with the Speed of Milwaukee Indyfest
Is your dad a car guy? Then join three generations of Andrettis and the stars of the IZOD IndyCar Series at the Milwaukee Mile on Father's Day weekend. You'll find Indycars, music, cold beverages, and everything else to make your dad smile.