Dad's Day: A Downtown and Northeast Ohio Guide

June 16, 2016

Destination Cleveland Suggests Sharing CLE with Dad on
Father's Day


CLEVELAND (June 16, 2016) - Father's Day is approaching fast, so why not get your good ol' dad something this year that can't be bought? Instead of picking up yet another tie or gift card, show your dad how much you value him by sharing a memorable day in the city he loves. Destination Cleveland suggests the following ways to celebrate:

Hit the Trails: Escape to enjoy the beautiful scenery beyond Downtown. Pick up a picnic basket from the Farmer's Market at Howe Meadow in Cuyahoga Falls and hike through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Special maps are available so picnickers can explore the area and find a special spot.

  • 4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula, 44264

Stick with Dad: Enjoy food, rides, games, entertainment and all things duct tape at the 13th annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival. The free festival on June 17-19 will also feature a parade with giant floats made from duct tape, a crafts tent and a duct tape fashion show.

  • 3701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Avon, 44011

Hole in One: Pack your clubs and head over to one of the Cleveland Metroparks 18 golf courses. Big Met Golf Course in the Rocky River Reservation is one of the best for a challenge on the green. Spoil dad with 18 holes of golf, fresh air and cold brews.

  • 4811 Valley Parkway, Fairview Park, 44126

Tribe with Dad: Take dad out to the ballgame to cheer on the Cleveland Indians. Experience 12 local foodie favorites inside the stadium. Before or after the game, let pops build his own taco at Barrio-Gateway or head over to the Beer Garden for a cold summer ale. The Tribe is offering something special each day for dad's special weekend:

o   Friday, June 17: Sugardale Dollar Dog Night, Fireworks (Theme: Classic Hip Hop)

o   Saturday, June 18: Jason Kipnis Road Gray Jersey, Fireworks (Theme: 2016 Rock Hall Inductees)

o   Sunday, June 19: Kids Run the Bases, Corey Kluber Jumbo Baseball Card

  • 2401 Ontario St., Cleveland, 44115

The Artsy Side of CLE: Join thousands of Clevelanders at the 29th Annual Clifton Arts & Musicfest in Cleveland's Edgewater neighborhood to explore art and live musical performances with dad. Or indulge in CLE's free music festival, Larchmere PorchFest. Rock out with padre and 30 bands located on 30 different porches. Plan your #PorchFestCLE experience using Google Maps.

  • Clifton Arts & Musicfest: 9821 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, 44102
  • Larchmere PorchFest: Cleveland's Shaker Square Neighborhood

Take the Old Man Out for a Laugh: Treat dad to an herb-crusted, wood-fired prime rib at Pickwick and Frolic and then head downstairs to Hilarities 4th St. Theatre, the restaurant's 125-seat comedy club, to see well-known, stand-up comedian, Dan Soder.

  • 2035 East 4th St., Cleveland, 44115

Reel in a Catch Bigger than Dad: Climb aboard Captain Joe's charter boat with dad to catch a trophy walleye in the central basin of Lake Erie. Eyes Ready Charters specializes in walleye, steelhead and perch. Sail Cleveland's great lake and catch a big one to bring home and fry.

  • 5461 Millwood Lane Unit D, Willoughby, 44094

Boozing, Brunching and Boating: Treat dad like a king aboard the Nautica Queen. Head over to the West Bank of the Flats for an afternoon brunch and experience the excitement of CLE's waterfront while dining.

  • 1153 Main Ave., Cleveland, 44113

Unleash Dad's Inner Ape: Strap in for an outdoor experience featuring zip lines, Tarzan swings and awesome obstacles at heights of 40-50 feet in the trees. Go Ape at Mill Stream Run Reservation is a recreation destination within the Cleveland Metroparks and a great place to take dad for a day of adventure.

  • 16200 Valley Parkway, Strongsville, 44136

Dad's Biggest Fan: Take a stroll down memory lane with dad to reminisce about more than 120 years of professional football history and indulge in the interactive exhibits at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This museum is a one-of-a-kind experience that dad will always remember.

  • 2121 George Halas Drive, Canton, 44708

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